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Himachal Pradesh declared India’s Second Open Defecation Free State

The State of Himachal Pradesh was today declared Open Defecation Free (ODF), making it the second State in the country (after Sikkim) to achieve the feat. The State government made the declaration today at a public event in Shimla, where the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Virbhadra Singh, felicitated the respective District Administrators and Local Administrators for successfully achieving this ...

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UAE plans to send unmanned Mars mission in 2021

Buoyant over India’s success, the United Arab Emirates wants to become the first Arab nation to send an unmanned Mars mission in 2021 with similar objective to study the atmosphere of the Red Planet. The project named Al Amal, which means “Hope” in Arabic, was revealed at an official event attended by Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid, vice-president and Prime Minister ...

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Microsoft Nokia 215 Internet-Ready Phone Priced Rs.2,149 Launched

Microsoft launched its most affordable internet ready phone – Nokia 215 dual SIM – in India on Wednesday priced at Rs.2,149, first of its kind in the category. The device brings to its consumers the choice of accessing Facebook in 9 local languages and also comes preloaded with Facebook and Messenger. “India is a ‘mobile-first’ market, and feature phones are ...

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Ubuntu Phone Aquarius E4.5 to go on Sale in Europe Monday

The Aquarius E4.5 Ubuntu phone is to go on sale in Europe on Monday, with open-source Ubuntu Operating System, that was promised years ago by the Chinese tech giant. The world’s first Ubuntu phone will be available across Europe from BQ.com Jane Silber, CEO at Canonical says, “The new experience we deliver for users, as well as the opportunities for ...

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Our ancestors used hands much earlier than thought: study

New research suggests that our ancestors used human-like hand postures much earlier than was previously thought, based on new bone structure found. Anthropologists have produced first results to support archaeological evidence for stone tool use among australopiths – one of the longest-lived and best-known early human species – two-three million years ago. To reach this conclusion, Matthew Skinner and Tracy ...

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First Hand Transplant Done in Amrita Institute, Kerala But…

Doctors of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre (AIMS) have successfully tansplanted India’s first hand transplant, rare surgery that has been done in 110 cases so far around the world but it will be known only after two weeks whether the body of the recipient has accepted it or not as is the case in many such surgeries. ...

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