GENERAL

Sachin Tendulkar visits adopted Andhra village in Nellore

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar Sunday morning began a visit to the village in Andhra Pradesh which he has decided to adopt. Soon after arrival in Puttamrajuvari Kandriga, the parliamentarian unveiled a pylon to adopt the village and launch various development works. Tendulkar was accorded a warm welcome by Nellore District Collector N. Srikanth, other officials and villagers as his chopper landed ...

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Miley Cyrus Spotted Smooching Arnold’s son Patrick Schwarzenegger

Miley Cyrus and Patrick Schwarzenegger were recently spotted with Patrick’s mom and sister for the screening of “Still Alice” and the next day they were seen at a USC football game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, said reports. The “Wrecking Ball” fame was seen smooching Arnold’s son in public and rumors are that both are moving ...

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10 bird sanctuaries in India critically need urgent uplift: Report

Two important bird and biodiversity areas in Maharashtra are among 10 across India that are in serious danger of being lost forever due to unsustainable developmental pactices, a new study warned Saturday. The report, titled ‘Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas: A Global Network for Conserving Nature & Benefitting People’, was prepared by Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) in association with ...

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Biggest ever parrot-beaked dinosaur fossil found in Siberia

Large-scale excavation in Shestakovo has thrown up fragments of the skeleton of the biggest known psittacosaurus sibiricus, or a parrot-beaked dinosaur, near the village of Shestakovo in Russia’s Kemerovo region in western Siberia. The excavations have yielded fragments of skeletons of eight dinosaurs — from small raptors to a giant 30-metre tall sauropod. But the most important finds are two ...

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Power Minister Declares Uninterrupted Electricity for Farmers

Farmers can be happy for the reason that Narendra Modi government has decided to provide uninterrupted electricity through dedicated feeders to farmers" across the country in the next two years. The decision was declared by Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal ahead of the commercial launch of unit IV of the NTPC Barh Super Thermal Power Plant (STPP) and commercial operation ...

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Use Online Tool: Check How Healthy Is Your Heart

The invention of a new online tool has become a matter of amusement for many as it provides an opportunity for people to check how healthy ones heart is, where one will be able to estimate your risk of developing cardio-vascular disease (CVD) in the next 20 years. The Healthy Heart Score developed by researchers at the Harvard School of ...

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Historic Lander on Comet: Rosetta Mission Likely to Shut Down

The ambitious mission of European Space Agency, Rosetta mission, takes a new turn after the Philae Lander is running out of power on the surface of comet, as per media reports on Saturday. After the European Space Agency’s scientists in Darmstadt Germany said on Friday that comet lander Philae may run out of power soon as it rested in a ...

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Upcoming: World’s Fastest Supercomputers by US

The US government seems to be upset for not having the most powerful system in the world. The US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on Friday declared two awards worth $425 million to build two supercomputers three times faster than China’s Tianhe-2, as well as research extreme scale supercomputing technologies. The US government will invest $325 million to build "Summit" ...

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Kenya’s Medical Workers Ready to Move to Ebola-Hit West Africa

Health Ministry of Kenya is all prepared to send its 700 medical workers to Ebola-hit West African countries by November last, on Friday. According to the country’s Cabinet Secretary for Health James Macharia, about 700 doctors and nurses have enrolled in a regional voluntary programme to assist Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in fighting against Ebola, Xinhua reported. Macharia told ...

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Hectic Tour Schedule Keeps Modi Busy, no Time to Breathe!

The 10-day hectic tour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Asean and East Asian summits drew leaders from as many as 18 countries to Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw, but the busiest leader seemed to be Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Infact, it is not over yet as he continues to be much sought after in Australia. In just three ...

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Modi meets BRICS Leaders, Attends G20 Summit

Ahead of the G20 Summit in Brisbane, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the meeting of BRICS nation and said the key priority of his government is the "repatriation of unaccounted money kept abroad,” on Saturday. Being called for a close coordination of unaccounted money kept abroad, Modi said, "Unaccounted money abroad is also linked to security challenges.” Modi has mentioned ...

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7.3M Earthquake Hits Indonesia in ‘Pacific Ring of Fire’, Huge Tsunami Waves Expected

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake jolted the Maluku Islands of Indonesia on Saturday morning at 10:31 am and the authorities have issued a tsunami warning within 300 kilometres range, expecting 30-cm tidal waves within two hours today. The US Geological Survey has recorded the earthquake’s epicentre at a depth of 46 kilometres (28 miles) at 10:31 am (0231 GMT), 154 kilometres northwest ...

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Chennai Zoo Wall Collapses, White Tigers Safe

All the white tigers at the zoo in Chennai are within their enclosures, after a portion of a protective wall around its enclosure fell due to rainfall. “No tiger has escaped and all the white tigers are in their enclosure inside the zoo,” K.S.S.V.P. Reddy, director, Arignar Anna Zoological Park popularly known as Vandalur zoo, told IANS here on Saturday. ...

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Indian-origin girl makes PowerPoint presentation fun via online tutorial

If the mere thought of making PowerPoint presentations leaves you bored, then turn to these free, user-friendly online tutorials, courtesy a 10-year-old Indian-origin girl and probably the world’s youngest teacher of online software tutorials. Teaming up with her father and entrepreneur Rajesh Kalra, Arkshya has brought the otherwise dull PowerPoint software to life with mind-blowing, three-dimensional (3D) tricks. Together, the ...

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Free Internet Wi-fi access in Delhi’s Connaught Place from Nov 16

Tata Teleservices Limited, in association with the New Delhi Municipal Council, will launch public wi-fi access in Connaught Place in the national capital Nov 16, a company statement said here Friday. The wi-fi service in Connaught Place will cover more than 4.5 sq. km. The deployment of wi-fi hotspot will ensure seamless connectivity in the inner and outer circles of ...

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PM Modi inspired me to continue singing: Minister Babul Supriyo

Bollywood singer and Bengali actor Babul Supriyo has been inducted as the minister of state for urban development, housing and urban poverty alleviation in the Narendra Modi government, but the new responsibilty won’t stop him from following his passion for singing. According to Supriyo, the prime minister himself encourages his singing. “Modiji himself inspired me to carry on with my ...

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President Presents National Child Award to 20 Children (Photos)

President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday presented the prestigious National Child Awards to 20 children for their exceptional achievements in various fields on the occasion of Children’s Day and five of them are from Karnataka, while Tamil Nadu and Haryana won two each. Delhi had a lone winner. Mukherjee also presented the Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Awards, 2014, to three individuals from ...

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