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New Anti-Malaria Drug Details Published in ‘Nature’, Human Clinicals Next Year

The details of the discovery, properties and mechanism of the new anti-malarial drug, DDD107498, have been published in the journal Nature and the single dose treatment will soon replace the current treatment. The compound was developed by the University of Dundee’s Drug Discovery Unit (DDU) and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV). “The publication describes the discovery and profiling of this ...

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Taliban suicide squad attacks Afghan parliament, all killed

The Afghan parliament has been attacked by the Taliban rebels on Monday, first by a suicide car bomber gatecrashing at the entrance and then followed by six gunmen who entered the building, throwing bombs and other explosion which shattered the windows and many lawmakers fled in panic. However, all the six gunmen were killed and no member of parliament was ...

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India Showcases Yoga, Not Tanks on Rajpath Today (Photos)

Rajpath was once a showcase of military might and popular protests and when Gandhi’s Statue was slated to adorn Delhi gate, foreign media was sarcastic about the statue overseeing tanks and guns. Now that India not only held the military parade on Rajpath but also turned into a the world’s largest congregation to showcase its ancient exercise YOGA to instill ...

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Happy father’s Day! Google Doodle Touches Fathers with Love (Quotes)

Google has put a doodle on Father’s day today, Sunday, June 21, which incidentally coincides with the International Yoga day as declared by the UN and being observed in India. However, Father’s day falls on the third Sunday of the month and the date varies every year. The green coloured simple Google Doodle, when clicked on the ‘o’ in the ...

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Mystery? It’s Raining Live Fish Near Vijayawada (Video)

Not for the first time but in 1970, the Discovery Channel recorded the fish rain, that too live fish falling from the sky and the video taken live in Yoro, Honduras, called locally “Lluvia de Peces” has been going viral on WhatsApp for over a week. Surprsingly, the live fish rain fell closer home in the Gollamudi village of Nandigama ...

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Ramzan, Ramdev, Yoga Day: Passions Rise High

As India gears up to hold a massive International Yoga Day on June 21, Sunday, the rumblings from the Muslims have taken cetre-stage bringing passions upfront at a time when the Islamic holy month of Ramzan is on with fasting underway already. When some Muslims opted out of the yoga day since Surya Namaskar is against the tenets of their ...

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New ‘Google Trends’ Works in Real Time to Keep Tab on Trending Topics, Issues

Google has announced its latest feature called Google Trends, an updated version over what it used to be since its launch in 2012. Now the refurbished Google Trends feature provides real-time data on everything from the FIFA scandal toDonald Trump’s presidential campaign kick-off, and get a sense of what stories people are searching for. The redesigned Google Trends homepage is ...

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Apply Online for Indian Army Now, New Recruitments Website Launched

Indian Army has gone online to recruit its officers and jawans, making the entire process transparent and modern keeping in touch with the reality now. Lt Gen Philip Campose, Vice Chief of Army Staff launched the new website, www.joinindianarmy.nic.in at the Directorate General of Recruiting for selection of Officers, Junior Commission Officers (JCOs) and other ranks in the South Block ...

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Lalit Modi: Past Imperfect, Present Risky?

Lalit Modi’s past is coming into focus faster than expected and as a sophomore at Duke University in North California, he was arrested and charged with drug possession and kidnapping a teenager. The documents unearthed by American Bazaar reveal that he was arrested for drug possession and kidnapping and unlawfully restraining a 16-year-old. He pleaded guilty to charges for violation ...

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Tropical Storm ‘Bill’ making landfall in Texas, says NASA

Tropical Storm Bill was making landfall at 11 a.m. CDT on Matagorda Island, Texas on June 16 as NASA and NOAA GOES-East satellite captured the image as the center of Bill is expected to move inland over south-central Texas during the afternoon and night of June 16. On June 15 at 19:15 UTC (3:15 p.m. EDT) the MODIS instrument aboard ...

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Abusing Elders Common Worldwide, but Lowest in India: Report

Compared to a very high incidence of abuse faced by the world community-dwelling older adults, India accounts lowest with 14 percent of abuse compared to china’s 36 percent in Asia, said a new study, on the occasion the of the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15. A new global review reveals that elder abuse–which includes psychological, physical, and ...

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‘One Rank One Pension’ Protests Hit Streets as Finance Ministry Finds ‘No Funds’

The One Rank, One Pension (OROP) implementation delay has led to protests by ex-servicemen on Sunday demanding implementation of the policy that was approved by the Congress government, assured by PM candidate Narendra Modi in 2013, but failed to figure in the Budget allocation this year. The sensitive implentation of OROP entails uniform pension benefits for those defence personnel who ...

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PK Sinha Takes Charge as Union Cabinet Secretary

Pradeep Kumar Sinha, an IAS officer of 1977 batch, from the Uttar Pradesh state cadre, today assumed charge as Cabinet Secretary as Ajit Kumar Seth moved on superannuation. P.K. Sinha was earlier OSD in the Cabinet Secretariat as per the practice and has been serving as Secretary, Ministry of Power, since July 2013. He has earlier been Secretary in the Ministry ...

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