Nutrition Challenges Meet Focuses on Under-Nutrition

The third National Council of India’s Nutrition Challenges Meet was held in New Delhi on Wednesday. Under-nutrition, anaemia and diarrhoea and new strategies to be brought in under Poshan Abhiyaan to tackle and eradicate them among children were the key areas of focus discussed.
Nutrition Challenges Meet Focuses on Under-Nutrition
The meeting was attended by Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Nadda, Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi, NITI Aayog Vice Chairperson Rajiv Kumar, Secretaries of Health, WCD and Ayush.

Also present were representatives of stakeholder Ministries such as Drinking Water and Sanitation, Food and Public Distribution and representatives of Chattisgarh, Tamil Nadu and Bihar among others.

‘Anemia Mukt Bharat’ aims at strengthening the mechanism to tackle anemia. A nationwide Intensified diarrhoea Control Fortnight is being implemented every year to control childhood diarrhoea, according to the Health Ministry.

“Over six crore children were covered during IDCF 2018 with 75 per cent coverage,” Nadda said.

“Childhood under-nutrition is a serious public health problem which undermines the survival, growth, development of children and diminishes the strength and capacity of the nation,” Nadda said.

“India is committed to achieving global nutrition targets by 2025 as set by member-nations in World Health Assembly in 2012. We are on track to achieve the targets for exclusive breastfeeding,” the Health Minister said.

The WCD minister said that the target under the Poshan Abhiyaan is to move faster in achieving a malnutrition-free India. “The focus should also be on supply of sufficient nutritious food that should be fed to the children and other beneficiaries of the mission,” he said.

According to the health ministry, under the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) and Rashtriya Kishore Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK), systematic efforts are undertaken to detect nutrition-deficiency among children and adolescents.

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Aaradhya Bachchan celebrates 7th birthday: Grandpa Amitabh Bachchan,

Aaradhya Bachchan celebrates 7th birthday: Grandpa Amitabh Bachchan, dad Abhishek Bachchan post emotional messages on social media

Aradhaya Bachchan with grandpa Amitabh Bachchan and dad Abhishek Bachchan. Photo: Instagram/aishwaryaraibachchan_arb
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s li’l princess

turns seven today and it’s no less than a festival in the Bachchan house today (November 16).

Grandpa Amitabh Bachchan wrote a heartwarming message for his granddaughter saying that she should live a happy and proud life. Sharing adorable pictures of Aaradhya on his blog, Sr Bachchan wrote, “On the eve of the little ones presence in this world .. love and blessings and wishes for all her wishes to come true… Aaradhya Bachchan, the blessings of a daughter in the house. Live long, live happy (and) live with pride.”

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Research claims Indian mobile users favor news, games and social media on mobiles

News, social media and gaming apps are the top 3 categories installed by Indian mobile users, according to a recent study conducted by MoMAGIC Technologies, a fast-paced, innovative, AI and Big data driven mobile tech firm.

 News, social media and gaming apps are the top 3 categories installed by Indian mobile users, according to a recent study conducted by MoMAGIC Technologies, a fast-paced, innovative, AI and Big data driven mobile tech firm.

News, social media and gaming apps are the top 3 categories installed by Indian mobile users, according to a recent study conducted by MoMAGIC Technologies, a fast-paced, innovative, AI and Big data driven mobile tech firm.

The Report titled, “Lifestyle Insight of App Users in India”, gives an overview on the lifestyle choices a particular set of App USER profile may have or follow, predictably. The report is drawn upon from “TrueInsight”- MoMAGIC’s DMP (Data Management Platform).

Key Highlights:

-On an average, an Indian smartphone user usually has 50 apps, including pre-installed apps; equally distributed among men and women (Men have 50.5 apps & Female has 49.8 apps).

-News related app installs saw a jump of 94% in Q12018 vs Q42017 followed by a jump of 80% for social media related apps and lastly gaming apps at 52% respectively.

-News app users are seen to install apps related to Food & Drink, Health & Fitness and Automobiles. This segment values their diet, health and drive more on a daily basis.

-Social App users, is one of the key users of dating apps, other than automobiles and weather.

-Game App user segment, mainly consists of parents, who share their devices with their children and hence are found to have more of parenting apps, followed by comics and beauty.

“India creates one of the largest news content across tens of languages which is consumed by users across age groups. News related apps continue to outperform other segments and is expected to grow further, thereby making it clear that in the near future content is going to be a clear winner in the Ad tech sector,” Arun Gupta, Founder & CEO, MoMAGIC Technologies.

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‘Alcohol Ads on Social Media Can Increase the Desire to Drink’

Alcohol advertisements on social media sites such as Facebook can increase young adults’ desire to drink if the ads contain pro-drinking comments from users, according to a research.

The study showed that social media users who view alcohol ads are also more likely to “Like” or “Share” an ad when it has pro-drinking comments.

These pro-drinking comments coupled with high user engagement increased the desire to drink by 3.5 times, especially in those with alcohol problems.

“Heavy alcohol users and those who are alcohol dependent may be the most susceptible to the potential effects of pro-drinking comments,” said the researchers led by Jonathan Noel, from the University of Connecticut.

The ads, coupled with positive comments about drinking, may serve as alcohol cues “and an increased desire to drink after exposure to alcohol cues may predict relapse after treatment for alcoholism”.

With hundreds of corporate-sponsored alcohol ads on social media sites (with millions of Likes and Shares), plus millions of views of alcohol ads on YouTube, alcohol companies have expanded platforms to reach young consumers.

The Study

The study suggests that the industry needs to improve the voluntary self-regulatory system that governs its advertising, possibly by limiting or banning comments on social media advertising.

The study, appearing in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, involved 120 young adults, aged 21 to 24 years, living in the US who viewed four beer advertisements posted on Facebook.

The lowest desire to drink was found after participants were exposed to ads with anti-drinking comments plus a high “user engagement” (i.e., Likes/Shares/Comments).

Further, compared with the ads with anti-drinking comments, ads with pro-drinking comments left participants more than twice as likely to say they would Like or Share the ad.

“There is more information on social media than just a post or a message. We are exposed to how other users respond to a post, and it is those responses that can influence your desire to drink,” Noel said.

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How social media is becoming an important tool in real estate

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Today, social media is infused into every stage of digital marketing – from lead generation to digital strategy, from content marketing to customer management.

With over 460 million Internet users, India is the second largest online market, ranked only behind China. By 2021, there will be about 635.8 million Internet users in India. There are two main catalysts for this development: the availability of low-cost smartphones and most significant of all, the availability of dirt cheap Internet data. This sudden easy access to the Internet led to India having the highest amount of data consumption in the world. Due to this phenomenal growth of the Internet, reach of social media has also increased significantly in recent years. According to Statista.com, it is estimated that by 2019 there will be around 258.27 million social network users in India, up from close to 168 million in 2016. This is why it’s more important than ever to focus on social media marketing strategy for the real estate business.

The most popular social networks in India are Facebook and YouTube, followed by social app WhatsApp. As of today the most potent social media platform is Facebook. As of October 2018, India claimed the first place with 294 million Facebook users, ahead of second-ranked United States with 204 million Facebook users. Facebook is projected to reach close to 319 million users in India by 2021.

Today, social media is infused into every stage of digital marketing – from lead generation to digital strategy, from content marketing to customer management. It is also important to understand that the utility of each of these social mediums are different; it is important to use the right medium for the right messaging. While Facebook is utmost important for brand and customer acquisition, Twitter can act as an influencer of thought leadership. Instagram, on the other hand, is helpful with creating a visual experience. LinkedIn can play a key role in employer branding and B2B business. Coupled with other traditional marketing tools, the social media platforms are working wonderfully well for the real estate sector.

Rural penetration of Internet has led to increase in the numbers of users who are using regional languages. According to Google, the number of non-English language Internet users (currently are 234 million) has already overtaken the English users (175 million).The number of language users is expected to grow at CAGR 18% over the next four years to reach 536 million while the number of English users will grow by only 3% to reach 199 million. As a marketer we must be aware to use regional content on social media if our target audience is more comfortable in one particular language. At CHD Developers, we realized this and promoted our ongoing project “Green Park Residences” at CHD city, Karnal, on social media. We developed the content in Hindi language and generated very good number of leads through a campaign on Facebook.

According to a survey by Statcounter, Indians use their phones to access the Internet more than 80 per cent of the time. Apparently, we should produce specifically-designed content for mobile phones in order to engage with the next billion Internet consumers.

Social media marketing has already established itself as a preferred mode of marketing in the real estate sector. The pie of social media is consistently increasing in the overall marketing budget and it is poised to grow further as the reach of social media is continuously increasing and the cost per lead is also low in comparison to traditional media.

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Aaradhya Bachchan celebrates 7th birthday: Grandpa Amitabh Bachchan, dad Abhishek Bachchan post emotional messages on social media

Aaradhya Bachchan celebrates 7th birthday: Grandpa Amitabh Bachchan, dad Abhishek Bachchan post emotional messages on social media

Aradhaya Bachchan with grandpa Amitabh Bachchan and dad Abhishek Bachchan. Photo: Instagram/aishwaryaraibachchan_arb
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s li’l princess

turns seven today and it’s no less than a festival in the Bachchan house today (November 16).

Grandpa Amitabh Bachchan wrote a heartwarming message for his granddaughter saying that she should live a happy and proud life. Sharing adorable pictures of Aaradhya on his blog, Sr Bachchan wrote, “On the eve of the little ones presence in this world .. love and blessings and wishes for all her wishes to come true… Aaradhya Bachchan, the blessings of a daughter in the house. Live long, live happy (and) live with pride.”

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Research claims Indian mobile users favor news, games and social media on mobiles

News, social media and gaming apps are the top 3 categories installed by Indian mobile users, according to a recent study conducted by MoMAGIC Technologies, a fast-paced, innovative, AI and Big data driven mobile tech firm.

 News, social media and gaming apps are the top 3 categories installed by Indian mobile users, according to a recent study conducted by MoMAGIC Technologies, a fast-paced, innovative, AI and Big data driven mobile tech firm.

News, social media and gaming apps are the top 3 categories installed by Indian mobile users, according to a recent study conducted by MoMAGIC Technologies, a fast-paced, innovative, AI and Big data driven mobile tech firm.

The Report titled, “Lifestyle Insight of App Users in India”, gives an overview on the lifestyle choices a particular set of App USER profile may have or follow, predictably. The report is drawn upon from “TrueInsight”- MoMAGIC’s DMP (Data Management Platform).

Key Highlights:

-On an average, an Indian smartphone user usually has 50 apps, including pre-installed apps; equally distributed among men and women (Men have 50.5 apps & Female has 49.8 apps).

-News related app installs saw a jump of 94% in Q12018 vs Q42017 followed by a jump of 80% for social media related apps and lastly gaming apps at 52% respectively.

-News app users are seen to install apps related to Food & Drink, Health & Fitness and Automobiles. This segment values their diet, health and drive more on a daily basis.

-Social App users, is one of the key users of dating apps, other than automobiles and weather.

-Game App user segment, mainly consists of parents, who share their devices with their children and hence are found to have more of parenting apps, followed by comics and beauty.

“India creates one of the largest news content across tens of languages which is consumed by users across age groups. News related apps continue to outperform other segments and is expected to grow further, thereby making it clear that in the near future content is going to be a clear winner in the Ad tech sector,” Arun Gupta, Founder & CEO, MoMAGIC Technologies.

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Social media is affecting the way we view our bodies — and not in a good way

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Young women who actively engage with social media images of friends who they think are more attractive than themselves report feeling worse about their own appearance afterward, a York University study shows.

It’s no secret that social media can blur the lines on what’s real and what’s fantasy, but new research at York’s Faculty of Health now shows how young women interact with images online can affect how they feel about their own bodies.

The research entitled “The effects of active social media engagement with peers on body image in young women” appears in the journal Body Image. The study was conducted by Jennifer Mills, associate professor in the Department of Psychology and Jacqueline Hogue, a PhD student in the department’s Clinical Program. It focused on young women, aged 18 to 27 years old, who liked or commented on photos of people they deemed to be more attractive than themselves.

“The results showed that these young adult women felt more dissatisfied with their bodies,” says Mills. “They felt worse about their own appearance after looking at social media pages of someone that they perceived to be more attractive than them. Even if they felt bad about themselves before they came into the study, on average, they still felt worse after completing the task.”

The research included 118 female undergraduate students from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Participants reported their age, ethnicity, whether English was their first language, and years of post-secondary education in an online questionnaire six weeks before the experiment. Each participant was given a consent form and questionnaire where they had to indicate using a specific scale how satisfied or dissatisfied they were with their appearance or body image.

Participants were then randomly assigned into one of two experimental conditions. One group of participants were asked to log into Facebook and Instagram for a period of five or more minutes and find one peer that was the same age who they felt was more attractive than themselves. After looking at the photos, each participant was asked to leave a comment of their choice. In the control group, participants were asked to do the same task except this time comment on a post of a family member whom they did not think was more attractive than themselves. The data showed that participants’ views of their own appearance were not affected when interacting with their family members.

“I think in a lot of cases, young women who post to social media are hoping to get positive reinforcement for what they’re posting and the way in which women use social media is more appearance-based than it is for men.”

Mills said particularly in this age group, 18 to mid-20’s, appearance is very important, and women care a great deal about how they are perceived by other people. They are also most likely to use social media.

“When we compare ourselves to other people, that has the potential to affect the valuation of ourselves,” says Mills. We really need to educate young people on how social media use could be making them feel about themselves and how this could even be linked to stringent dieting, eating disorders or excessive exercise. There are people who may be triggered by social media and who are especially vulnerable.”

York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential learning opportunities. York students and graduates push limits, achieve goals and find solutions to the world’s most pressing social challenges, empowered by a strong community that opens minds. York U is an internationally recognized research university – our 11 faculties and 25 research centres have partnerships with 200+ leading universities worldwide. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.

York U’s fully bilingual Glendon Campus is home to Southern Ontario’s Centre of Excellence for French Language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education..

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Feds charge Lincoln teen with cyberstalking in social media threats case

FBI agents have accused a 19-year-old Lincoln man of using social media accounts to harass, threaten and stalk three women he knows, according to a criminal complaint.

Alec R. Eiland appeared in a federal courtroom Wednesday in Lincoln, and prosecutors apprised of him the cyberstalking and transmitting threatening communications charges against him.

Eiland, according to FBI investigators, created different social media accounts and then used those accounts to threaten these women with bodily harm, including rape.

Posts on Facebook and Instagram by these accounts showed pictures of the women and invited solicitations for sex, an FBI agent wrote in an affidavit.

One Facebook message described in the affidavit asked one of the women if she liked her flat tires, called it a “start” and threatened to attach a bomb to the engine.

“You better kill yourself before its (sic) too late,” the post said.

One of the women alerted the FBI on Nov. 6, prompting the investigation.

Eiland was charged with the felonies three days later.

On Wednesday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Cheryl Zwart said he still posed a safety risk to the public and ordered Eiland to remain in detention at the Saline County jail in Wilber.

If convicted, Eiland faces up to 10 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.

His attorney didn’t respond to a request for comment Wednesday.

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Best social media apps for iPhone and iPad in 2018

Looking for the best apps to keep up with the craziness of social media this year? These are the best!

Christine Chan

15 Nov 2018

In this day and age, it’s hard to escape social media—it’s literally all around us. And since we all have phones, it’s incredibly hard to just disconnect from it all. When a new social network pops up, a lot of us also migrate over, or at least try it out for a bit and then come back to what we know and are used to.

Regardless, there are quite a few options out there on the App Store if you want to get social, so we’ve rounded up some of the best options for you. Time to be a social butterfly!

  • Facebook
  • Messenger
  • Tweetbot
  • Twitterrific
  • Instagram
  • WhatsApp Messenger
  • Snapchat
  • Tumblr

Facebook

This is the behemoth of social networks, and pretty much everyone and their mother (literally) uses it. With the official Facebook app, you’ll gain access to your News Feed, where you can view the updates of friends and family, as well as any Pages and Groups you follow. Links open up in the built-in browser, and you can make any edits to your profile and pages on-the-go from here. It’s the quintessential app, though it may drain your battery throughout the day (you’ve been warned).

Free – Download Now

Facebook Messenger

Why Facebook decided to remove access to your messages from the official app is a mystery that we’re all still trying to solve. But still, if you chat with your Facebook friend often, then Messenger is a must-have. The app lets you send messages to your friends or create group chats, and it’s also a way to reach out to businesses directly. Messenger also includes access to stickers, GIFs, voice and video calls, and you can even pay people directly through Messenger.

Free – Download Now

Tweetbot

Tweetbot is one of the best third-party apps for Twitter. It features a slick, chronological timeline of tweets from people you follow (with no sponsored tweets), and you can also create lists and use them as curated timelines if the main timeline is too cluttered. Tweetbot’s support for mute filters through keywords or regular expressions is also unparalleled, so you don’t see things you don’t care about in your feed.

The latest update to Tweetbot also added some major cool new features, such as GIF support right in the timeline, an optimized dark theme for OLED displays, auto video playback in the timeline, and much more.

$4.99 – Download Now

Twitterrific 5

If you don’t want to pay for Tweetbot but don’t like the official Twitter app either, then another good alternative is Twitterrific. You’ll get chronological timelines with no ads, support for lists, mute filters for keywords and phrases, and plenty of customization options, like theming. Twitterrific also has multi-image support, and it’s available on both your iPhone and iPad. Plus, it’s free, with a tip jar if you choose to support the developers.

Free – Download Now

Instagram

For those who prefer to socialize through visuals, Instagram is the place to be. You can post your photos (up to 10 at a time) to share with the world, or even go with Instagram Stories, which let your friends see what you’ve been up to without cluttering up your profile. As you follow people, their posts populate your feed, and you can double-tap to “like” items, and leave comments. If the person posts in another language, the translate button does a pretty good job of converting it into your language. Instagram also does a great job of showing content that’s relevant to your likes and interests and discovering new content from all over.

Free – Download Now

WhatsApp Messenger

Socializing doesn’t always have to be with everyone at once. WhatsApp lets you communicate with others individually, and all that’s needed is WhatsApp. With WhatsApp, you can send messages, make voice and video calls, share multimedia files, participate in group chats, and much more with just an Internet connection.

The biggest reason to use WhatsApp is if you have friends who live in other countries or continents. Since it just works over a data connection, you have no international fees to worry about, and you’re always connected. And if you’re away, messages are saved and ready to be viewed next time you’re on.

Free – Download Now

Snapchat

One of the most popular social networks with the younger crowd right now is Snapchat. With Snapchat, you can capture life’s best moments as they happen. There are a ton of fun effects and even special promo lenses to use to spruce up your selfie or photo as well. And with a lot of brands on the network, there’s unique content that you won’t find elsewhere, and it’s even a place to get your news, believe it or not. Everything you post on Snapchat stays for 24 hours before it’s deleted, but remember that people can screenshot what you post, so be mindful!

Free – Download Now

Tumblr

Another popular social network is Tumblr. It’s technically a microblogging site, but it looks and feels more like a network. You can find other Tumblr users who post things you like or are interested in, and “reblogging” their content on your feed (with credit) is super easy. The Tumblr app lets you post pretty much any text or media you want, with the ability to create your own GIFs. It’s geared more for the younger crowd, but you can pretty much find anything you want on Tumblr, regardless of age.

Free – Download Now

What are your favorite social media apps?

There are a ton of options out there for accessing your favorite social networks, but these are just a handful of our favorites and what’s popular these days. What are you currently using for social media? Let us know in the comments!

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