Author Archives: Narsing Rao Sridhar

250,000 Galaxies Detected in Ultra-Deep Survey of Universe

In a first of its kind, researchers have obtained the deepest ever view of the universe where over 250,000 galaxies have been detected in an area four times the size of full moon. Astronomers at the University of Nottingham, led by Omar Almaini, Professor of Astrophysics in the School of Physics and Astronomy, presented their results at the National Astronomy ...

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Indian Diplomats Safe in Dhaka, Says MEA, IS Claims Responsibility for Attack

After the bizarre terrorist attack in Dhaka where 20 diplomats were taken hostage by apparently IS-backed attack in Dhaka, the Indian High Commission said all its officials are safe and it is monitoring the situation. A gang of 8 rmed assailants earlier entered a Spanish restaurant and have taken several foreigners, mostly diplomats, as hostages on Friday, sending shock waves ...

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Combating Cancer: Russian Researchers Find Compound of Parsley, Dill Effective

A basic synthesis of deli pickle and green pesto sauce have some amazing cancer fighting antioxidants which can be used in potential chemotherapeutic agents, according to a team of scientists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and Since chemotherapy regimens target rapidly dividing cancer cells using antimitotic agents that inhibit the growth of these cells by disrupting ...

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Inducing Cell Suicide, New Method Kills Cancer cells in 2 Hours

In a new method that can revolutionize the cancer treatment, University of Texas researcher has developed a injectible chemical compound which can brighten the cancerous cells and beaming light they can be made acidic and commit suicide with results up to 95%. Matthew Gdovin, Associate Professor at University of Texas at San Antonio, has developed the method to inject nitrobenzaldehyde ...

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Copa America Fallout: Messi Retires from Argentina National Team

The unexpected miss of a goal by Lionel Messi in a crucial penalty kick in the Copa America final between Argentina and Chile has finally taken its toll — Embarrased Messi announced his retirement from international football within hours after the defeat. The miss led to Chile lifting the trophy, while Messi’s presence for the fourth time too proved vain ...

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‘Godless’ Virus Plays Havoc for Half of Android Phones in India

The new mobile malware "Godless" has affected nearly 4 lakh devices in India and about a million devices worldwide, said a report from cyber-security firm Trend Micro. In the report titled "Mobile App Reputation Service", it said the "Godless" malicious software, found in all app stores including Google Play, hides inside an app and operates on the root of the ...

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BREXIT: India to Benefit But 2 Years Later

Now that the UK has done what was expected in the last one decade, exiting from the European Union, despite a brave face put up by the Indian government and analysts, the gloomy picture is looming large on the share market that plunged by more than 1,000 points in a single day. The government’s reaction is stereotypic that the economy ...

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Anil Kumble New India Coach: BCCI

Bangalore fame aand former cricket captain Anil Kumble has finally been made the Indian cricket team’s head coach on a one-year tenure, ending the brouhaha over Ravi Shastri continuing longer in this stint. Anil Kumble, on whom a major road in Bangalore is named after, pipped biggies like Ravi Shastri, Australia’s Tom Moody and Stuart Law and many others. The ...

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Mobile to Automobile: Xiaomi Electric Bike Launched @ Rs.30000

With a foldable electric bike priced Rs.30,000, Xiaomi hopes to make foray into the automobile with its Mi QiCycle Electric Folding Bike in China, while it is a big question whether it would ever enter India. The compact bike priced higher for even China market may not be a big hit but certainly pushes a new product line in electric ...

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Mozart’s Music Reduces Hypertension (BP), Says Study

A study from the University Bochum in Germany showed in its recent comparative research of the classical music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss II vis-a-vis Abba of the 1980s that the hepertension comes down when you listen to Mozart or Strauss but not ABBA. They corraborated how Mozart’s music can reduce blood lipid concentration, blood pressure and heart ...

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Foreign University Collaboration to Change Now: HRD Ministry

HRD Ministry has announced new UGC conditions which will apply to any Indian institutue seeking foreign academic collaboration and award of joint degrees. Indian Universities and Colleges need to approach the University Grants Commission (UGC) for starting twinning and collaborative arrangement with quality Foreign Educational Institutions (FEIs) in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes leading to the award of a degree. The ...

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Rs.500-Cr in Fund of Funds for Start-ups, Not Rs.10000-Cr

The Union Cabinet has approved the "Fund of Funds for Startups" (FFS) at Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) for contribution to various Alternative Investment Funds (AIF), registered with Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) which would extend funding support to Startups as part of the much-hyped Rs.10,000-crore fund envisaged under the Start up India Action Plan by ...

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With 20 Satellites Today, ISRO Gallops to Skies, Totals 113 So Far

With the successful launch of PSLV-C32 today, the total number of satellites launched by India’s workhorse launch vehicle PSLV has reached 113, of which 39 are Indian and the remaining 74 from abroad. Past record was set in 2008 when ISRO had launched 10 satellites in a single flight with the PSLV rocket. ISRO is already posing tough competition in ...

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AISECT in MP Aims to Scale up Rural Skill Sets

In a bid to support the Skill sets development in India, AISECT group, based in Madhya Pradesh, has launched ‘aisectmoocs.com’, the country’s largest free online open learning platform recently. The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) portal will offer over 2,000 courses including school courses, skill courses and higher education courses and all courses on aisectmoocs.com will be offered free of cost. ...

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Time to Install CCTV in Every Govt Office?

With charges of corruption and sexual harassment by political leaders, their personal assistants and even clerks and peons in every government office, the time has come for the entire government offices to be put under CCTV for 24-hour vigilance against complaints and false complaints too. Recently, a 26-year-old medical doctor in Maharashtra complained that the state health minister’s personal assistant ...

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India Bans Potassium Bromate, Cancerogenic Used in Bread

Finally, the government has banned the use of potassium bromate as a food additive after a study by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) found that the presence of the food additive in bread items was carcinogenic. However, the Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) said the other ingredient — potassium iodate — will be referred to an ...

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