Author Archives: Narsing Rao Sridhar

Merry Christmas: Greetings for Your Use for Season, SMS Messages

Come Christmas, it is time for turkey, invite close relatives or friends under the mistletoe, or singing along to “White Christmas,” remembering the true meaning of the Yuletide season. More than the religious undertones, Chrstmas has emerged as a global event for a spirit of giving and lending a helping hand besides visitng homes to meet with parents, elders and ...

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UN Agriculture Agency Helps in Linking Small Farmers to Markets in Bhutan

The UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed a financial agreement with the government of Bhutan recently that will reduce rural poverty and sustainably increase the incomes of over 28,000 smallholder farming households. IFAD will provide a total of US$14.4 million through a loan and two grants to implement the agricultural development programme which will focus on marketing and ...

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For Rs.6777, Onida’s Debut Smartphone i4G1 Challenges Rivals

MIRC Electronics, manufacturer of ONIDA brand appliances and a household name in India for three decades, has enetered the smartphones market with the debut of its lightest 4G Smartphone priced Rs.6,777 and powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.2GHz Quad core processor, which also supports the 4G connectivity across all network operators. The i4G1 is powered with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.2GHz Quad ...

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US Visa Agency Launches Virtual Assistant Emma to Provide Answers

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has launched a virtual assistant named “Emma” on its official website at uscis.gov allowing clients and visa-seekers to quickly find accurate information before planning their travel or immigration to the US. The virtual assistant answers questions in plain English and navigates users to relevant USCIS web pages. She is named after Emma Lazarus, whose famous ...

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Top 10 Scientific Breakthroughs in 2015

A University of Virginia Health System news release describing the “missing link” between the brain and the immune system was 2015’s most popular – and most shared – science news on EurekAlert!, a science news service operated by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The discovery of vessels connecting the brain and the lymphatic system “overturns decades ...

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Chinese Researchers develop Super Powered Batteries Chargeable in 7 seconds

In a breakthrough, a super powered battery was developed by Chinese scientists that may revolutionize the battery-charging problem for many smartphones and electronic devices. The battery is based on a super capacitor with better energy capacity using nitrogen and graphene-like carbon. “We are able to make carbon a much better super capacitor,” said Huang Fuqiang, a researcher at the Shanghai ...

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Miss World 2015: Meet Winner Mireia Lalaguna Royo from Spain

Miss Spain Mireia Lalaguna Royo, 23, winner of Miss World 2015 at the beauty pageant held in Sanya in China on Saturday evening, wishes to go into the past if she has super powers. Spain won the crown with Russian contestant being the runner up in the pageant and the top 5 finalists included the number three Indonesia and Lebanon ...

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Miss World 2015: Top 5 Finalists Announced

The world beauty pageant for Miss World 2015, being held in Sanya in China opened with the announcement of the top 4 finalists from the 10 out of 20 beauties selected from the world participants. They are Indonesia, Lebanon, Russia and Jamaica. Miss World 2015, will be the 65th edition of the Miss World pageant at the Crown of Beauty Theatre ...

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Beijing Battles Worst Pollution, Issues 2nd Smog Alert

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Similar to the smog seen in New Delhi, Beijing too is experiencing its worst smog alert that will stay in effect from Saturday, Dec. 20 to Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2015. The red alert in China’s capital was issued as airborne particles reaching 500 is expected this time, which is more than 20 times the safety level of PM2.5 level prescribed ...

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Post-Microfinance Crisis, ‘Call Money’ Racket Triggers New Wave of Suicides in AP Now

In 2009-10, Andhra Pradesh was beset with series of suicides from unregulated microfinance institutions and finally the state government cracked the whip on them that only regulated RBI-registered microfinance institutions operate out of Andhra Pradesh now. In fact, major banks have refused to lend money to any microfinance institution for operations in Andhra Pradesh even now. While the 2010 crisis ...

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Climate Change? Coastal Marshes Have Self-Rising Mechanism to Resist Sea-Level Rise: Study

Amid heated debate on climte change, global warming that may push sea levels to rise affecting the coastal areas and small island nations across globe, here is a news that should soothen the environmental critics. The coastal marshes are more resilient than previously believed to the sea-level rising, says a new Duke University study. The research shows that there is ...

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Sundar Pichai First Bought his Smartphone in 2006, Now Owns 30

Google CEO Sundar Pichai in his interaction with Delhi students at the Shri Ram college of Commerce said what one would have expected that he was not the kind of IIT-scorers in India. The man behind Google’s Android project that has powered morethan 70% of smartphones across the globe, bought his first smartphone in 2006. He says he has more ...

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Fat, Obesity Consciousness Begins at 32 Months of Age in Kids, Says Study

New research from the University of Otago and Monash University shows that anti-fat prejudice may develop in children as young as 32 months of age and is strongly related to maternal anti-fat attitudes. Published in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, the study is the first to examine the relationship of parental anti-fat attitudes and infants’ toddlers preferences to obese ...

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