Internet addiction may up risk of depression, anxiety

Internet addiction may up risk of depression, anxiety

Toronto, September 19 (IANS) Excessive use of internet may significantly increase the risk of mental health problems such as depression and anxiety, especially among college-going students, a study has found.   The findings showed that individuals with internet addiction had more trouble dealing with their day-to-day activities, including life at home, at work/school and in […]

730 million internet users in India by 2020: Report

730 million internet users in India by 2020: Report

New Delhi, August 17 (IANS) There will be 730 million internet users in India by 2020 and the usage will grow in verticals such as hospitality, e-Commerce and financial technologies, among others, a new report revealed on Wednesday.   “Globally, the number of internet users is expected to touch 4,170 million by 2020. The growth […]

Targeting 50 crore internet subscribers in 6-7 months: Prasad

Targeting 50 crore internet subscribers in 6-7 months: Prasad

Mumbai, January 10 (IANS) The government plans to reach up to 50 crore internet subscribers in next 6-7 months, besides installing 2,500 Wi-Fi hotspots at 256 places by the next fiscal, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Sunday.   “Today mobile penetration is 100 crore, while internet penetration is 40 crore. It took more […]

How internet can hamper your in-built knowledge

New York, Aug 13 (IANS) Actively browsing the internet hampers the in-built knowledge that we actually possess, a new study has revealed. [google_ad_728_90_text] This is because we fail to recognise the extent to which we rely on external sources for information, researchers at Yale University in the US said.   “The internet is such a […]