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Deshhit: Watch top 5 questions raised on important issues

This segment of Zee News brings top five news stories of the day. Watch this segment for top 5 news stories with details.

Jun 14, 2019, 20:54 PM IST

Speaking native tongue at home boosts IQ in bilingual children

Research showed that children who spoke one language at school but practiced their native tongue at home with their families scored better in intelligence tests than those who spoke only their non-native language.

Aug 24, 2018, 11:52 AM IST

Hindi fourth most spoken language in world: Harsh Vardhan

"Hindi ... (is) the fourth most spoken language of the world. Wish everyone on Hindi Day," he tweeted. 

Sep 14, 2017, 14:10 PM IST

Babies start learning language in the womb: Study

Previous studies have demonstrated this by measuring changes in babies' behaviour - for example, by measuring whether babies change the rate of sucking on a pacifier when the speech changes from one language to a different language with different rhythmic properties.

Jul 18, 2017, 16:25 PM IST

Centre not imposing any language on anyone: Naidu

Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday denied as incorrect the perception that the Centre is imposing Hindi language on others, maintaining that the government has only notified the recommendations of a parliamentary panel.

Apr 25, 2017, 00:57 AM IST

Learning foreign languages may sharpen our brain

Learning foreign languages enhances our brain's elasticity and its ability to code information, a study has found.

Sep 03, 2016, 18:30 PM IST

Good grasp of native language may improve English skills

Pre-schoolers experience significant improvements in their English skills when they have a good grasp of their mother-tongue or native language, according to a new study.

Aug 18, 2016, 17:09 PM IST

TerraTalk app can correct students' English pronounciation, grammar!

TerraTalk, wants to help English learners with a new app that promises to correct their pronunciation and grammar, says a report.

Feb 24, 2016, 18:07 PM IST

Bilinguals' brains work differently

According to a new study, language juggling can rewire a bilingual brain.

Feb 15, 2016, 10:41 AM IST

Infants can 'sense' colours even before they can speak

The brain activity was measured by a near infrared specrtoscopy technique which realises comfortable measurement of brain activity in infants.

Feb 11, 2016, 16:13 PM IST

Declining weight during ageing linked to cognitive impairment

People having a greater weight loss during ageing are at an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) which affects the memory, language, thinking and judging capacity of an individual, says a new study.

Feb 06, 2016, 15:06 PM IST

All languages equally efficient at conveying meaning

The study compared the way three groups of people in Britain, China and Finland read their own languages.

Feb 02, 2016, 23:57 PM IST

Babies learn turn-taking much before they can speak

Taking turns to respond to each other is a key part of conversation and babies learn the technique at around six months of age, long before infants know much about language, says a new study.

Jan 02, 2016, 17:27 PM IST

Electronic toys affect language used during infants' playtime

 Does your toddler play with electronic toys that produce lights, words and songs? A new study warns that children playing with electronic toys get to make less use of language compared to those playing with books or traditional toys such as a wooden puzzle, a shape-sorter and a set of rubber blocks.

Dec 24, 2015, 20:16 PM IST

Human brain decodes basic language like monkeys

 Researchers reveals that recognising the basic structure of language is not unique to the human brain.

Nov 18, 2015, 12:56 PM IST

Watch out social media for critical health information

 Language used in everyday social media posts may have a strong connection to an individual's health, according to a new research from University of Pennsylvania.

Oct 18, 2015, 18:58 PM IST

DNA: Is Hindi losing its importance to English?

Every year, 14th September is celebrated as Hindi diwas. Today, English language has completely overshadowed Hindi. So, is Hindi losing its importance to English?

Sep 14, 2015, 23:30 PM IST

How hashtags affect language on Twitter

When tweeters use hashtags -- a practice that can enable messages to reach more people -- they tend to be more formal and drop the use of abbreviations and emoticons, finds a new study conducted by a team that includes an Indian American researcher.

Sep 10, 2015, 11:44 AM IST

Whistled Turkish language uses both sides of brain equally

In perception of a Turkish language - whistled Turkish - both hemispheres of the brain get equally involved, new research has found, debunking the common theory that the left brain hemisphere is dominant in the processing of all languages.

Aug 18, 2015, 16:28 PM IST

Here's how to improve your toddlers' development

 Want to teach your toddler important life skills? Well it's time to become funny as a new study reveals that children as young as 16 months old naturally learn the difference between joking and pretending by picking up on their parents' cues.

Aug 16, 2015, 21:06 PM IST