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World’s Largest Optical Telescope’s Construction Begins at Chile

The world’s largest optical telescope, the European Extremely Large Telescope (EELT), is being built in Chile which is emerging as the future capital of space monitoring infrastructure. The E-ELT will be the largest optical/near-infrared telescope in the world and will gather 13 times more light than the largest optical telescopes existing today. The E-ELT will be able to correct for ...

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India Ups Ante, Strikes Pakistan Army Bastions Across Border

The borders between India and Pakistan are tense with Indian army chief declaring that several pakistan targets have been smashed in an indication of increased border skirmishes between the two countries, with the International Court of Justice staying Pakistan miliatry court’s death sentence on Kulbhushan Jadhav. “Punitive fire assaults are being undertaken across the line of control,” said Army spokesperson ...

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Alien Megastructure’s Flip-Flop Brightness Intrigues Space Researchers

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Initially thought an “Alien Megastructure”, the recently named Tabby Star suddenly started dipping brightness that send the oberservs of the celestial body intrigued about its mystrious source of light and its fluctuations. Discovered by the NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, the KIC 8462852 has been named Tobby Star after Tabetha Boyajian, lead researcher of the team that observed the celestial body ...

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‘Hindi Medium’ Movie Review: Too Late to Reconnect Now

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Film: “Hindi Medium” Director: Saket Chaudhary Cast: Irrfan Khan, Saba Qamar, Jaspal Sharma, Deepak Dobriyal, Swati Das, Dishita Sehgal, Amrita Singh, Tillotama Shome, Sanjay Suri and Neha Dhupia; MF Monitor Rating: **** At a time when half of India, especially the South, has accepted English as the sole medium of instruction in lieu of mother tongue, the movie ‘Hindi medium’ ...

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Post-Baahubali, Chiru’s Next Film Titile ‘Uyyalawada’ to Undergo Change Now

Ever since Chiranjeevi announced on his popular TV show “Evaru Meelo Koteeswarudu” that his next 151st film on freedom fighter Uyyawada Narasimha Reddy against the British much before the 1857 nationwide so-called “Sepoy Mutiny” or India’s First freedom Struggle. However, Bahubali 2 success has turned the tables around that Chiranjeevi has a bigger task of making the next blockbuster at ...

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Baahubali, Devasena Coming Together Again in ‘Saaho’?

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Media buzz is around who’s great in Baahubali 2 and some closed-circuit women websites have elaborated on the virtues of Devasena and praised Amarendra Baahubali for his dialogue, “Amma, You are Wrong”. The women-centric clubs went ahead and rallied behind Devasena’s ferocisous role and finally declared:”You have to be Devsena to get Amarendra Baahubali”. Yes, Devasena’s character was woven not ...

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Schedule of Assam Elections

Assam Assembly elections will be held on Monday for 65 seats and here is the schedule of elections released by the Election Commission. In all, a total number of 19,984,486 voters are eligible to vote though the expected percentage of voting is around 65% this year. The major problem for the ruling Congress is anti-incumbency factor as it recieved flak ...

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India to ratify Paris Climate Pact on April 22: Prakash Javadekar

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Reiterating India’s commitment to carbon emission reduction, Union Environment, Forests & Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said India, along with 100 other nations would ratify the COP 21 Global Climate Agreement on April 22. The pact, COP 21, reached at Paris summit in December 2015 would be ratified at a high level signing ceremony to be convened at ...

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Selfie Taking to Revolutionize with ROAM-e Drone?

Australian tech firm IoT Group has launched a new “ROAM-e” drone priced A$349 (US $267) that will be hovering over you as are on go and takes your picture in 360 degree format to be streamed live on the Internet and social media. Replacing the selfie sticks or stretching your hand far to get a better selfie picture, users can ...

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Kanhaiya Kumar gets 6 Months Bail by High Court, What Next?

After almost three weeks of ordeal that shook and shocked the country, JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar who was jailed for serious Sedition charges has been given reprieve, albeit for six months, by the Delhi High Court, which directed him to cooperate with the Delhi Police’s Special Cell probing the case. Kanhaiya Kumar was also asked to provide a ...

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ISS Reporter-Astronaut Scott Kelly Returns to Earth, Sets New Record Stay in Space

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth today along with his Russian counterpart Cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko aftr 340 days aboard the International Space Station that had elicited enormous interest in space watch from above and the way night lights ignite new visions of our planet. The astronauts returned by a Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft that landed in Kazakhstan at 11:26 pm ...

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NASA Releases New Salt Rock Images of China

 Tectonic forces are pushing the Kuqa basin (China) beneath the Tien Shan mountains as part of the ongoing collision between the Indian subcontinent and Asia, with faults that serve as conduits for rising plugs of salt. Layers of rock rich with salt and other evaporites are quite different than other types of sedimentary rock. Salt is weak—one of the weakest ...

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NASA Conference Monday (Oct.26) to Reveal Historic Cassini Flyby of Saturn Moon

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will take closest ever images of an extraterrestrial ocean on Wednesday, Oct. 28, when it flies directly through a plume of icy spray coming from Saturn’s moon Enceladus. The spacecraft will make its closest approach to Enceladus at 11:22 a.m. Wednesday at an altitude of 30 miles (49 kilometers) above the moon’s south polar region. The encounter ...

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Soon Flexible Badges Sniff Wound Recovery, Shows Binghamton University Project

Binghamton University will lead the New York node of a new $75 million, five-year federal initiative to advance flexible hybrid electronics manufacturing following the US Department of Defense (DoD) choice of the Flex Tech Alliance, of which Binghamton University is a founding partner, as America’s first Innovation Institute for Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing (FHE MII). “The Flex Tech Alliance and ...

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Pyaar ka Punchnama 2: Movie Reviews Round Up – PKP2 ‘No Brainy’, ‘Nor Funny’

Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 Director: Luv Ranjan Cast: Omkar Kapoor, Sunny Nijjar, Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha, Sonalli Sehgal and Ishita Sharma Luv Ranjan’s sequel to his 2011 hit film “Pyaar Ka Punchnama” was released on Friday but reviews have gone ahead assailing the film as nowhere near brainy nor funny. Here is a list of some such reviews giving quite ...

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