GENERAL

How Did Lord Rama Return to Ayodhya After Killing Ravan?

For a change, mythology has been making headlines in India when border clashes with Pakistan and encounter killings near Bhopal are hitting headlines on Monday. Ravan was vanquished by Lord Ram on Dussehra returns home to celebrate the festival of lights or Diwali. The gap is just 18 days, so how is it possible to return in such a short ...

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2016 Ballon d’Or Football Award Nominees Are…

France Football announced the list of 30 players for the Golden Ball 2016 on Monday morning and the notable exception was Karim Benzema, who was nominated in the last two editions but missing this time, purportedly due to his suspension from Euro selection following the case of the sex tape. With Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale in the ...

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Roti Maker ‘Rotimatic’ Priced at Whopping US$1,069

The simple technology is becoming dearer and more than the utility value, the whooping price tag is turning off many aspirants of the new home appliance that otherwise would have made an instant hit in all Indian homes in Singapore and in India. Going by Rotimatic’s latest price tag of US$1,068, one would say the price is almost double or ...

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Black, Hispanics Keen to Learn Computers Than Whites: US Google Report

Google has released new findings after a joint study with Gallup that investigates the demographic inequities in K-12 computer science (CS) education in two reports, Diversity Gaps in Computer Science: Exploring the Underrepresentation of Girls, Blacks and Hispanics and Trends in the State of Computer Science in U.S. K-12 Schools. They surveyed 16,000 nationally representative groups of students, parents, teachers, ...

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Higgs Bison: Ancient Cave Art Reveals Mysterious Extinct Species

Ancient art by Ice Age cave artists shows a previously unknown hybrid species of bison and cattle in great detail on cave walls more than 15,000 years ago. The mystery species, known affectionately as the Higgs Bison* because of its elusive nature, originated over 120,000 years ago through the hybridisation of the extinct Aurochs (the ancestor of modern cattle) and ...

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Australian Varisty Develops Early Detection Method to Prevent Psychosis

Adelaide mental health researchers have made a promising breakthrough in the early detection of the risk of psychosis, with the eventual hope that patients could be given appropriate treatments earlier to prevent psychotic episodes from occurring. Published in the Nature journal Translational Psychiatry, a new probability model developed by researchers in the University of Adelaide’s Discipline of Psychiatry has shown ...

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Sensor to Detect B-12 Deficiency Developed To Help in Dementia, Alzheimer’s

In old-age, the frequent occurrence of B12 deficiency could lead to dementia and even Alzheimer’s disease as the body metabolism fails to absorb the vitamin from the diet, requiring an early medical intervention. To help detect B12 deficieny early, Australia’s University of Adelaide researchers have developed a first of its kind optical sensor using a technique called Raman spectroscopy that ...

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Ujjivan May Get Rs.260 Cr ($40 Mln) from IFC in 2 Days

Bangalore-based Ujjivan Financial Services may get a debt investment from the World Bank arm International Finance Corporation (IFC) to the tune of US$40 million (Rs.260 Crore) that may be announced after its Board meeting on Thursday. IFC’ debt support was an on-going infusion of funds into the microfinance company with which Ujjivan is expected to stabilize growth and manage liability ...

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DRDO Paid Tributes to Dr Kalam on his 85th Birth Anniversary

Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) paid rich tributes to Former President of India and former DRDO Chief, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on his 85th Birth Anniversary at a gala function held in Kothari Auditorium at DRDO Bhawan today. For the first time, students from various schools of Delhi were also invited at DRDO Bhawan on this occasion. The purpose ...

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Heard of Asgardia, the Space Nation? New UN Member?

For some humans, Earth is not enough and their space-ward journey is filled with passion and aspiration. One such move was unveiled on October 12 by Igor Ashurbeyli, a Russian businessman and nanoscientist who also founded the Vienna-based Aerospace International Research Center and currently Chairman of Unesco’s Science of Space committee. The afficianados of Asgardia, now 99999 and vying to ...

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Jio SIM Cards Make Way Into Black Market

Jio SIM Cards are making way into the black market in local telecom shops for a higher price as ‘Server is Down’ syndrome afflicts Reliance Digital Express Showrooms all over the cities. It means, the high-pitched talk by Reliance Jio to serve 100 million consumers has met its dead end after selling the first 10 million SIM cards, that too ...

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UGC NET July 2016 Exam Results to be Declared Today

The bi-annual UGC exam NET for research fellowships and eligibility for Lecturer posts across the universities will be declared today by the CBSE, which donducted the exam in July 2016. Candidates are advised to check the official website of CBSE-NET once they are uploaded. Click on the link ‘NET July 2016’ and enter the required registration number and other details. ...

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Facebook @ Workplace Opened to All Companies But for a Price

After a beta version that was experimented in over 1,000 companies, the Workplace, formerly launched as Facebook at Work, the new app will be made available to all now, said the company in a statement. It means all the company colleagues who were on Facebook can now form into a new exclusive club for office Facebook at a cost, of ...

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Telangana Map Officially Redrawn with 21 More Districts

From 10 to 31, the number of districts in Telangana give a new look of smaller erstwhile divisions showing up as districts, which could be a trend-setter for already established and big states in the country. Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao formally inaugurated Siddipet district today while his deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahamood Ali inaugurated Jagitial district, created out ...

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Amitabh Bachchan Turns 74, Modi, Bollywood, Fans Join Chorus

As Bollywood’s most respected actor and an icon Amitabh Bachchan turned 74 on Tuesday, many big and small people greeted him sincerely and many media outlets let out their archive power of Big B’s great achievements over the period. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday tweeted, "Dear SrBachchan (Amitabh Bachchan), wishing you a very happy birthday. Your versatility and humility ...

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It’s Official: Samsung Asks Consumers Not to Use Galaxy Note 7

Amid reports of fires and battery problems with Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the company has stopped its sale all over the world and asked all telecom service providers and retail shops globally to stop sales and exchanges of the phone, conceding the defeat for the first time against the juggernaut of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus release all over ...

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World Mental Health Day: Focus on Depression Requires ‘Let’s Talk’ Agenda

As 10th October is observed as World Mental Health Day this year, WHO has focused on depression, which is an illness that can happen to anybody. It causes mental anguish and affects people’s ability to carry out everyday tasks, with sometimes devastating consequences for relationships with family and friends. At worst, depression can lead to suicide. Fortunately, depression can be ...

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Bangalore Beset with Illegal Hoardings as Contractors Defy BBM

In an eye-opener to a common man in Bangalore, the huge hoardings along the techie-filled roads are illegal and not removed despite BBMP’s orders to private contractors. Each hoarding earnsa reveneue of about Rs.1 lakh per month but rarely that money goes to BBMP. The Basngalore-based Citizen Matters in its well-probed reports has brought out some of the facts which ...

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