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News in Short - 28-February-2020

Drinks with added sugar bad for heart

Date: 28 February 2020 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • A study, published in Journal of the American Heart Association, said consuming 12 ounces of sugary drinks more than once a day was linked to lower high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and higher triglycerides in the middle-aged and older people.
  • The research reinforces our understanding of potential negative impact of sugary drinks on blood cholesterol, which increases heart disease risks.
  • Researchers analysed how the different drinks and their consumption correlated with changes in cholesterol and triglyceride levels over four years.

India enters Semi-finals of Women’s T20 World Cup

Date: 28 February 2020 Tags: Sports
  • India beat New Zealand in a thrilling contest to cement a semi-final berth with their third straight win in the Women's T20 World Cup in Melbourne.
  • With this win, India sit at the top of their Group A with 6 points from 3 matches.
  • India had earlier defeated defending champions Australia and Bangladesh to brighten their chances of entering the semi-finals.

Animal that can survive without oxygen

Date: 28 February 2020 Tags: Biodiversity
  • Scientists have discovered an animal that does not need oxygen to produce energy needed for its survival.
  • The tiny, less than 10-celled parasiteHenneguya salminicola lives in salmon muscle, according to the finding published in the journal ‘PNAS’.
  • As it evolved, the animal, which is a relative of jellyfish and corals, gave up breathing and consuming oxygen to produce energy.

Author Clive Cussler passes away

Date: 28 February 2020 Tags: Obituaries
  • Clive Cussler, the author and maritime adventurer who captivated millions with his bestselling tales of suspense and who led scores of expeditions to find historic shipwrecks and lost treasures in the ocean depths, died. He was 88.
  • He published more than 50 during his career, two of which were later made into movies -- "Raise the Titanic," released in 1980, and "Sahara," in 2005.
  • Cussler was credited with leading an expedition that in 1995 located the H.L. Hunley, the first submarine to sink an enemy ship.

Maria Sharapova retires from Tennis

Date: 28 February 2020 Tags: Appointments & Resignations
  • Maria Sharapova has retired from professional tennis at the age of 32 after five Grand Slam titles and time ranked No. 1.
  • She burst onto the tennis scene at 17 when she won Wimbledon in 2004 and would go on to complete a career Grand Slam with two titles at the French Open and one each at the U.S. Open and Australian Open.