Why India lacks scientific vigour?

Why India lacks scientific vigour? Why is it that India is lagging far behind the West and now the East, especially behind Japan, China and South Korea? In a country of more than 1.2 billion people, science graduates are more than half of the educated youth coming out the universities but the pattern has seen no change. Indian students are ...

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Remembering Titanic Sinking, 100 years later

A new exhibit known as “Journey to new depths of discovery,” by the Sea Research Foundation, operator of Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Conn., has been previewed at 12,450 feet below the sea — at the Mystic Aquarium’s newly renamed Ocean Exploration Center Exhibit Hall. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ship’s tragic voyage, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy, has ...

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India, China face worst consequences of asbestos use: experts

By Sujeet Rajan NEW YORK: India and China are headed for “an absolute catastrophe of death and disease” because of likely massive jump in asbestos-related diseases in the coming decades, says a report written by Pulitzer winning journalist Gary Cohn. Citing numerous scientific studies and two of the world’s most prominent experts on public health and asbestos exposure, Cohn, writes ...

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100 years after, Sinking of Titanic remains fresh as ever

By Supriya Tiwari LONDON: A hundred years after it sank about 375 miles off the coast of Newfoundland, and a decade after it was immortalized for the cinema-loving public by James Cameron in a Hollywood blockbuster featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, cities in various parts of the world are planning to celebrate what was at that time the world’s largest liner afloat. ...

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Undaunted, Google goes for a revamp of Google+

With 170 million people who have registered for Google+ so far, Google has decided to upgrade its social networking site with new ways to share in Search, Gmail, YouTube and other places, amid criticism that Google+ is not fully successful as it was played out to be initially. “We’re more excited than ever to build a seamless social experience, all ...

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Huge Earthquake hits Indonesia; Why no tsunami?

Massive earthquake hit Indonesia on Wednesday, measuring 8.6-magnitude on the Richter Scale and epicentre was located in the Aceh province. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, several aftershocks measuring more than 6 magnitude struck the region at 4:43 p.m. local time (1043 GMT). The quake’s epicenter was about 15 kilometers beneath the ocean. The earthquake had spawned a wave around ...

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Authorities detect huge tax evasion by Skylark group

India’s excise tax evasion amounting to Rs.33 billion and Rs 102 billion in excise and service tax respectively came to light when authorities conducted raids on Skylark Group of companies. The Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence(DGCEI) officers have detected evasion of Central Excise duties and Service Tax amounting to Rs.9.7 million and Rs 4.6 billion respectively in 2011-12 fiscal ...

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Maruti Suzuki to roll out Ertiga on April 12

India’s largest car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki will launch its first multi-purpose vehicle Ertiga on April 12 in both petrol and diesel versions on Swift platform to rival the Toyota Innova and the latest Mahindra Xylo. The petrol car engine will feature a new K-14 VVT 1.4 motor which produces 95PS and for diesel version, a 1.3-litre DDiS engine will be ...

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Micromax Funbook may give tough competition to Aakash2

Micromax Funbook tablet has been launched in India featuring both educational programmes for all classes according to the course curricula on 3-D technology, and the availability of around 48 television channels, apart from games, and other facilities. Available for online orders at Rs. 6,500, the tablet is aimed at giving tough competition to India’s cheapest tablet Aakash 2 of Ubislate7. ...

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Project Glass: Google has Futuristic Glasses but of what use?

Google has unveiled its latest Project Glass that has a pair of augmented reality glasses to be worn like spectacles. In a blog, Google states: ” (This kind of technology) helps you explore and share your world, putting you back in the moment… We’re sharing this information now because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable ...

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Post-China attack, Anonymous set to blackout Internet worldwide on Saturday?

Interpol has been cracking on Anonymous groups around the world on Friday in view of their planned shutdown of the Internet on Saturday under Operation Global Blackout 2012. “Operation Global Blackout 2012 looks to shut down the internet for a whole day tomorrow (Saturday) by disabling its core DNS servers, making websites inaccessible,” revealed Interpol’s secretary general, Ronald K Noble, ...

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Mega Millions jackpot soars to $476 million, highest so far

With no winner in Tuesday’s (March 27) Mega Millions lottery draw, the jackpot amount has reached a staggering $476 million for the next draw to held on Friday, March 30, making it the highest Mega Millions jackpot amount so far. The jackpot numbers on Tuesday’s draw were 9-19-34-44-51 and 24 for the Mega number. The odds of winning the jackpot ...

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It’s ‘Google Play’ at Large Today!

Google has hit upon the gaming zone in a big way with the launching of new Google Play link on its search engine page which has been touted to be the one-stop shop for entertainment with over 450,000 apps, millions of songs and books, and thousands of movies, Google Play also provides a sample song or a book for free, ...

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New iPad Battery Usage: Some Basic Tips

Just bought the new iPad? With a 2048 x 1536 resolution and 3.1 million pixel display, it is the most ever in a tablet and of course, requires more power. In fact, it has a 42.5-watt-hour battery, which gives 70 percent more output than the iPad or iPad 2, and its power back up ranges from 6 to 10 hours ...

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12-member syndicate in Corby wins Euromillion jackpot

It’s not one but 12 truck drivers who won the EuroMillions jackpot on Friday 16 March. The group of 12 formed into a syndicate and played EuroMillions every Friday for the last three years. Now their luck has smiled on them that each member will pocket about £3.16 million. They work in the town of Corby, England. Chris Smith, one ...

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India’s vote against Sri Lanka to cost it dearer in future

Indian diplomacy has shown twist in its policy when it voted against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva, ignoring the future of its own destiny in the event of similar onslaught on its secessionist movements in the north-east and in Jammu and Kashmir. By toeing the line of the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka, India ...

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Apple’s New iPad faces over-heating problem: test report

Apple’s New iPad has sold more than 3 million since its launch on Friday but not without attracting a major complaint against the device. The first of its usage reports came venting anger at the product’s unusual heat generation while running an action game. The Consumer Reports blog said its test resulted in high thermal heat in the device after ...

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