Author Archives: Narsing Rao Sridhar

CBSE Makes Vocational Subject Compulsory in Class X, Scraps in Plus 2

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has scrapped academic electives and vocational subjects from the academic session 2017-2018 while making it compulsory in Class X. With this move, all the schools have been asked not to offer the subjects from the coming session 2017-2018. CBSE said lesser enrolment was behind the move and subjects excluded are: Academic Electives: Philosophy, Creative ...

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Paytm Rolls Back 2% Fee as Mobikwik Competition Looms

Facing severe criticism from several quarters, Paytm has quickly rolled back its move to charge 2% charge on recharging wallet with a credit card but said it would impose other features to prevent misuse of cash-back facility. In a statement on its website, Paytm said: "With an intent to prevent the misuse of transfer to bank facility at 0%, we ...

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Exit Poll Results Out; Akhilesh Next UP CM?

The exit polls are out for the results of assembly elections in five states, with Uttar Pradesh going to Akhileash Yadav – Rahul Gandhi front winning comfortable majority to form the government. Exit poll results for the bitterly fought Assembly Elections were aired on all major TV news channels on Thursday evening, after the statutory embargo ended. Uttar Pradesh outcome ...

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NASA Harps on TRAPPIST-1, Seeks 74 Days More

NASA is not going to relent on what it calls the biggest discovery of the year by Kepler mission, the recently discovered ultra-cool dwarf star, TRAPPIST-1, with seven exoplanets habitable a-la Earth. This is the second time NASA said it revealed more after its much-publicised February 22 revelation that was a routine update. What NASA astronomers said was that TRAPPIST-1 ...

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PayTM to Charge 2% Commission Now!

As Indian economy braves to become a cashless economy, all key players are joining hands to burden the common man with hike in charges, from banking to deposits to even payments. Digital wallet firm Paytm, which never levied any charge till now has joined the chorus now and said it will levy a 2% fee for recharging the wallet using ...

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Scholarship for Students Pursuing Education in Foreign Universities

Government scholarships for students undertaking higher education in foreign universities in the field of art, agriculture, law, medicine, engineering are as follows:- National Overseas Scholarship for Scheduled Tribe Students: The scheme is implemented by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. Under the scheme, financial assistance is provided to meritorious Scheduled Tribe students for pursuing Master level courses, Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral Research ...

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New Evidence Shows Mars Flooded With Water Once

Mars may have been flooded with huge water resources than previously thought, said research based on simulation of Martian meteorites at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Scientists at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), found evidence that a mineral found in Martian meteorites may have originally been a hydrogen-containing mineral that could indicate ...

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Forget Tents, NASA Proposes Magnetic Shield for Mars

Unlike the film Martian, no inflammable tents, nor any incubation hutments are on the project guidelines of NASA for future Mars mission but it is proposing a bold, unprecedented plan that could shield the entire Mars from solar winds and give it back its atmosphere that could make it habitable for future human colonies. By its terraform project, NASA hopes ...

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Ram Charan, Sukumar’s New Film Shooting From March 20th

As one of the most-awaited combinations of Telugu film industry – Ram Charan and Sukumar come together, anticipation surrounding this ambitious project is only going higher by the day. After delivering back-to-back blockbusters with films like ’Srimanthudu’ & ‘Janatha Garage’, Mythri Movie Makers are bankrolling this untitled film. And as the scion of the mega family teams up with the ...

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Banks Fleece Money for Your Every Transaction as RBI Blinks

The recent HDFC and Axis Bank unilateral move to charge Rs.150 extra for every fifth transaction in a month whether by ATM or branch has evoked severe criticism while ICICI has long been doing it stealthily. How the private banks can do it? They know how to evade the RBI rules and ask RBI many times as who should be ...

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Self-Diagnosis of Heart Attack Forewarning Found by Indian Teenager

The technique is simple, user-friendly and yet scientific as it involves FAPB3, a blood biomarker that accumulates on the skin to forewarn the possibility of heart attack and the invention was made by an Indian teenager. Meet Akash Manoj, 17, from Tamil Nadu, a south Indian state who has just finished his schooling but received the unique honour of being ...

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UK Researchers Develop New Cutting Edge 3-D Microchip for Faster, Future Computing

A new technique has been used to produce a 3-D chip that could revolutionise the next generation of computers by researchers from the University of Exeter in the UK and it would be cheapter than the existing techniques. The devices called optoelectronic materials that produce, detect and control light for the next generation computers has several security features in compliance ...

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New Wireless Patch on Arm Reduces Migraine Effectively: Study

A wearable wireless patch on your arm may help reduce migraine pain as well as drugs, said a study is published in the online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Study author David Yarnitsky, of Technion Faculty of Medicine in Haifa, Israel, and a member of the Medical Advisory Board for Theranica, maker of ...

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Interpol Wildlife Operation Thunderbird Results in Huge Seize from Smugglers

In its fight to end poaching of India’s wildlife animals, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, has successfully coordinated “OPERATION THUNDER BIRD” from January 30-February 19, 2017. Operation Thunderbird is the code-name for INTERPOL’s multi-national and multi-species enforcement operation. A total of 2,524 Live species of scheduled animals, 19.2 kg of elephant ...

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JNU Gets President’s Best University 2017 Award

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), which has remained an academic hub for intellectuals and opposing views alike, bagged the annual ‘Visitor’s Award’ for the best university in the country and the announcement came from the President of India. Despite media backlash and police arrest of JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar in February 2016, JNU remained the 3rd Best University in the ...

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