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Saumya Sharma

Saumya Sharma enjoys writing, reading and watching short and long-form content across the vast expanse of the world, in all forms - print, web, 70mm and more. A soul traveller by choice, she sometimes finds herself well-blended amongst Mango people, thinking about life as we know it. She has been in the digital content and social media marketing space for the past seven years and counting. She is fond of dogs, haikus, limericks and poetry.

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Covid-19 travelling rules: Norway adds Germany to quarantine list; Germany issues travel warning for Andorra, Gibraltar

To try to prevent a domestic resurgence of the coronavirus, Norway quarantines all travellers from countries with more than 20 confirmed new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 population during the past two weeks.

With its latest additions, Norway will be restricting travel from most European countries, including France, Britain, Spain, Poland and Switzerland. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 27, 2020 10:13 AM IST
Oslo | ByReuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Yami Gautam is giving us all major fitness goals through yoga

In a series of Instagram posts, actor Yami Gautam is seen practicing yoga poses and has captioned the pictures with the name of the asana and its benefits.

Unlike rigorous exercises such as a HIIT session or fast-paced aerobics, yoga is a sure-shot way to burn fat fast and also keep it at bay.(Yami Gautam/Instagram)
Updated on Aug 27, 2020 02:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | | Edited by Saumya Sharma

These dogs of Instagram will guarantee your fluff fix and make you smile

International Dog Day: They are the ‘good bois’ and girls you want to be around, they make you smile, keep you happy and you can even take them home to mom, all without judgement and then some. Take a look at some of the dogs of Instagram who give us serious celeb goals.

From memes, reels to videos and more, there are a lot of doggos on social media, all of whom you can spend time with and smile through it all.(@lily0316am /Instagram)
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 09:40 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | By

Mask, Mascara and Unicorn eyes: Ariana Grande owns mask fashion in new Instagram selfie

Ariana is known by her signature high ponytail that she wears for all her public appearances, concerts and red carpet fashion alike.

Ariana is known to experiment with her eye makeup quite often.(Ariana Grande/Instagram)
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 07:14 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | By

Black Lives Matter movement: London carnival show goes on with more gusto than ever

This year’s themes include the Black Lives Matter movement and a celebration of Britain’s National Health Service, which is working to control the pandemic that has hit the Black community harder than others.

London's Notting Hill Carnival traces its roots to the emancipation of Black slaves and race riots in the city during the late 1950s.(AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 04:00 PM IST
London | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Supermodel Claudia Schiffer celebrates her 50th birthday in sheer beaded Balmain gown

Claudia Schiffer started the countdown to her birthday by sharing a clip made of personal nuggets she’s clicked with her friends in the fashion fraternity. She is seen with fellow supermodel Naomi Campbell, fashion Kaiser Karl Lagerfeld and others.

The blue beaded dress the supermodel is wearing is identical to the one she wore for Balmain’s spring 2016 campaign.(@asapprove/Instagram)
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 01:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | | Edited by Saumya Sharma

Covid-19 travel: Has the coronavirus pandemic helped calm Montenegro’s tourism ‘chaos’?

Gone are the gargantuan cruise ships that have become a daily feature of Kotor’s port and the tour groups that clog up the charming alleyways of the walled Old Town, steeped in history.

Tourists enjoy the beach in the coastal town of Budva, one of the major tourist spots at Montenegro's Adriatic coast, on August 17, 2020.(SAVO PRELEVIC / AFP)
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 12:12 PM IST
Kotor, Montenegro | ByAgence France-Presse | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Writer-journalist Gail Sheehy, author of bestselling book ‘Passages,’ dies at 83

Passages: Predictable Crises of Adult Life was published in 1976 and immediately caught on with a generation torn by the cultural revolution of the time, sorting through mid-life struggles, marital problems, changing gender roles and questions about identity.

Gail Sheehy, the journalist, commentator and pop sociologist whose best-selling “Passages” helped millions navigate their lives from early adulthood to middle age and beyond, died Monday of complications from pneumonia in Southampton, N.Y., according to her daughter, Maura Sheehy. She was 83.(AP Photo, File)
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 01:00 PM IST
New York | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Women’s Equality Day 2020: History, significance and all you need to know

Women’s Equality Day marks the day when the Nineteenth Amendment was adopted, and is celebrated in the United States on August 26 every year.

Women’s Equality Day commemorates the passage of women’s suffrage and reminds us of all the hurdles heroic women have overcome.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 11:23 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | | Edited by Saumya Sharma

Children aged 6 to 11 should wear masks too, says WHO

The new WHO recommendations follow the widespread belief that children under age 12 are not considered as likely to propagate the virus as much as adults.

WHO had also expressed concern that people who put on masks might unwittingly spread the virus from an unclean hand to their face. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 25, 2020 09:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | | Edited by Saumya Sharma

Healthy lifestyle promotes cardiovascular, eye health: Study

The leading causes of vision impairment or blindness are age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, cataract, and glaucoma.

Globally, about 2.2 billion people suffer from ocular diseases leading to vision impairment or blindness. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 25, 2020 08:11 PM IST
Washington [US] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Chemotherapy may accelerate aging process in young cancer survivors

Previous research has shown that a protein called p16INK4a, which slows cell division, is produced at higher levels by cells as a person ages.

The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society (ACS). (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 25, 2020 07:54 PM IST
Washington D.C. [USA] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma

JLo Beauty: Jennifer Lopez’s skincare secret could be yours soon too

Actor and singer Jennifer Lopez dropped news for her fans and beauty lovers: her very own skincare and makeup line called JLo Beauty, is coming soon.

Jennifer Lopez is all set to launch her skincare and makeup brand soon.(Instagram)
Updated on Aug 25, 2020 08:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | By

Covid-19: Scientists use novel imaging technique to decode lung damage in severe coronavirus infections

The scientists believe the technique will support the development of treatment methods, and medicines to prevent or alleviate severe lung damage in Covid-19, or to promote recovery.

Since X-rays penetrate deep into tissue, they said scientists can use the method to understand the relation between the microscopic tissue structure and the larger function of an organ. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 25, 2020 04:00 PM IST
Berlin | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shares guide to skincare, makeup routine

AOC believes that one of the most ultimate gifts you can give to yourself is the feeling of beauty and confidence that must come from within.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez guides viewers on her skincare regime and her signature red lipstick.(Vogue/YouTube Screen Grab)
Updated on Aug 25, 2020 02:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | By

US First lady Melania Trump opens student art exhibit on women’s suffrage

Mrs Trump unveiled the exhibit on Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House and said it would encourage to talk to their children about the “important conversations taking place around equality” and help them understand the history behind women’s suffrage.

First lady Melania Trump visits an exhibit of artwork by young artists in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment which afforded the vote to women, at the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. She is joined by, from left, Education Secretary Betsy Devos, Second Lady Karen Pence, and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Updated on Aug 25, 2020 11:44 AM IST
Washington | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Covid-19: The debilitating health effects, economic costs may linger on

SARS-CoV-2 will leave a portion of the more than 23 million people it’s infected with a litany of physical, cognitive and psychological impairments, like scarred lungs, post-viral fatigue and chronic heart damage.

The still-evolving clinical picture, dearth of patient follow-up, and incomplete data on the number of people afflicted by Covid-19 make it difficult to predict the pandemic’s long-term health and economic consequences. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 25, 2020 11:35 AM IST
ByBloomberg | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Blood cancer patients at high risk of severe Covid-19 symptoms

People with leukemia and other blood cancers who contract the coronavirus face as much as 57% higher odds of severe disease compared to those with breast cancer.

The pandemic has flooded hospitals with patients around the world, interrupting time-sensitive care for cancer and other conditions. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 25, 2020 11:25 AM IST
ByBloomberg | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Hypertension medication might help Covid-19 survival rates, study says

COVID-19 patients with high blood pressure who were taking ACEi/ARB medications were 0.67 times less likely to have a critical or fatal outcome than those not taking these medications, according to the study.

Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK studied 28,000 patients taking antihypertensives -- a class of drugs that are used to treat hypertension or high blood pressure. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 24, 2020 08:41 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Platypus to be given more protection to save from extinction in Australia

A vulnerable tag is given to animals that face a high risk of extinction in the wild in the medium-term, though are not considered critically endangered. Once on the vulnerable list, the government can deploy more resources to protect the animal’s habitat.

The platypus is listed as endangered in South Australia.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 24, 2020 08:30 PM IST
Australia | ByReuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Covid-19: An epidemic of depression and anxiety among young adults amid the pandemic

The rise in anxiety may have more to do with something else Covid-19 has foisted on all of us, but especially on the young: unprecedented uncertainty. In essence, the pandemic has called off all plans, and all planning.

It’s long been clear that Covid-19, like any major disaster, is causing an increase in mental-health disorders and their accompanying evils.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 24, 2020 08:18 PM IST
Bloomberg | ByAndreas Kluth | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Luxury fashion giant Prada has banned Kangaroo skins; Valentino to stop using Alpaca wool

Prada joins the brigade of other renowned fashion brands namely Versace, Victoria Beckham, Chanel and others who have banned leather made from kangaroos.

Prada confirmed to Italian animal rights group LAV that it will stop using kangaroo leather. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 24, 2020 07:18 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | By

In China, a Trump wax statue maker suffers dip in sales amid pandemic

Shanghay Maiyi Arts was founded in 2012 as a manufacturer and supplier of wax figures. Located in the outskirts of Shanghai, about an hour’s drive from the city centre, its exhibition hall also doubles as makeshift museum.

Heads of wax figures are seen at a workshop of Shanghai Maiyi Arts, following the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Shanghai, China August 21, 2020.(REUTERS/Aly Song)
Updated on Aug 24, 2020 06:54 PM IST
Shanghai | ByReuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Starry Night and Sunflowers in Australia: A multi-sensory Van Gogh exhibition is all set to debut in Sydney

Van Gogh Alive: Starting September 18, the exhibition will show over 3000 images of the Dutch painter’s artworks projected onto walls, columns and floors.

Van Gogh Alive is more than just an art exhibition in the traditional sense.(@VanGoghAliveSydney/Instagram)
Updated on Aug 24, 2020 02:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | By

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell’s statue vandalized in Seattle

Chris Cornell was a leader of the grunge movement with Seattle-based Soundgarden group that won critical and commercial acclaim.

The statue at the Museum of Pop Culture was commissioned by his wife, Vicky Cornell.(Instagram)
Updated on Aug 23, 2020 08:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | | Edited by Saumya Sharma

Nitrate supplementation could help elderly in lung clearance, breathing clearly

Dietary nitrate is readily available for humans and could be used, under proper supervision, to improve respiratory muscle dysfunction that contributes to shortness of breath and morbidity in the elderly.

The human diaphragm consists of 25-50% fast muscle cells depending on several factors that include and age and sex. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 23, 2020 07:04 PM IST
Washington [US] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Covid-19 pandemic: WHO urges children aged 12 and over to wear masks like adults

In a document on the WHO website dated August 21, WHO and UNICEF said that children aged 12 and above should particularly wear a mask when a one-metre distance from others cannot be guaranteed and there is widespread transmission in the area.

The potential impact on learning and psycho-social development, and the interactions the child has with people at high risk of developing serious illness, should also play a role. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 23, 2020 06:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | | Edited by Saumya Sharma

Selfies could be used to detect heart-related ailments, finds study

Certain facial features are associated with an increased risk of heart disease. These include thinning or grey hair, wrinkles, ear lobe crease, xanthelasmata (small, yellow deposits of cholesterol underneath the skin, usually around the eyelids).

Although the algorithm needs to be developed further and tested in larger groups of people from different ethnic backgrounds, the researchers say it has the potential to be used as a screening tool. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 23, 2020 05:43 PM IST
Washington [US] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma

White House Rose Garden spruced-up for Melania Trump’s speech on August 25

The flowers in the garden are largely pastels, which are favoured by the first lady, Melania Trump, including taller white roses, which were in honour of the first papal visit to the White House by Pope John Paul II in 1979.

Roses are shown as journalists tour the restored Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Updated on Aug 23, 2020 07:33 PM IST
Washington | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Smartphones can detect how inebriated you are by analysing your walk: Study

Having real-time information about alcohol intoxication could be important for helping people reduce alcohol consumption, preventing drinking and driving or alerting a sponsor for someone in treatment.

The smartphones measured acceleration and mediolateral (side to side), vertical (up and down), and anteroposterior (forward and backward) movements while the participants walked. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 23, 2020 04:22 PM IST
New Jersey [US] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma
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