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Countdown Begins for ASTROSAT Launch on Monday, Sept.28

Countdown began today, Saturday for the 50-hour long preparation for the launch of India’s first dedicated astronomy satellite ASTROSAT after the Mission Readiness Review (MRR) committee and Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) have cleared the way. Currently, Mono Methyl Hydrazine (MMH) propellant filling operation of fourth stage (PS4) of PSLV-C30 is under progress, said ISRO in its latest update. PSLV-C30 / ...

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Smokers Gain Weight after Quitting, Confirms Study

Heavy smokers and smokers who are obese gain more weight after quitting, said a new study. For smokers, the number of cigarettes smoked daily and current body mass index (BMI) are predictive of changes in weight after quitting smoking, said researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. Quitting smoking may lead to some weight gain but how much weight gain ...

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NASA project captures ‘alien sounds’ coming from edge of space

Ultra-sensitive microphones aboard a NASA student balloon, floating at the edge of space has captured infra-sonic sounds. The sound could be from alien planets or it could be the sound from wind in the balloon’s path, to ocean waves, gravity waves and clear air turbulence. Others suggest that the noises may be coming from movements from the balloon cable itself. ...

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Kate Middleton Gives Birth to Baby Girl as Expected

Yes, it’s official, Kate Middleton has given birth to a baby girl as hinted by the Duchess of Cambridge earlier and the Kensington Palace announced the news on Twitter, saying: “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a daughter at 8.34am.” “The baby weighs 8lbs 3oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth,” it ...

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IIT-Kharagpur, IIM-Kolkata, ISI Together Offer PG in Business Analytics in 2015

For the first time, three top institutes with distinction in their own accord have come together to offer a business analytics course for the first time. The premier institutions of IIT Kharagpur, IIM Kolkata and Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) Kolkata, have announced the PG diploma course in business analytics starting this year. The Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) ...

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CLAT 2015: Law Entrance Exam Goes Online This Year

  The country-wide Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) will go online this year in view of the technical gitches noticed last year in a pen and paper style. While aspirants are hopeful to see a flaw-less entrance exam, many are wary of the glitches every time an entrance test goes online. For details visit the official website http://clat.ac.in/ The online exam ...

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India’s First Hand Transplant by AIMS Gets Thumbs-up by Global Experts

The transplantation of hand by Kochi-based Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), in January for the first time in India, has received applaud from all over the globe that the institute’s success is attracting many global visitors. Warren C Breidenbach, chief of the reconstructive and plastic surgery division at the University of Arizona, who visited the AIMS lauded the doctors, ...

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UK Independence Party names Sikh shopkeeper as candidate in elections

A Sikh man has been unveiled as the UK Independence Party’s (UKIP) candidate for Hull North in the British county of Yorkshire in the upcoming general election, media reported Monday. Sergi Singh, a shopkeeper and the party’s Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire branch vice-president, stood unsuccessfully as a councillor for the Holderness ward in 2014. As the owner of Jackpot Wines ...

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Pakistan Gears Up to Eradicate Polio with Injections Drive Now

As India has come out of the polio entirely, neighbouring Pakistan is keen to eliminate the deadly disease and health authorities in Pakistan have started administering polio injections for the first time, while oral polio drops have already been administered in many parts. The polio injections to be given in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) for the first time ...

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Depression Also Leads to Memory Loss, says Study

Perhaps a known fact but it gets scientific fillip for the first time that the ability to remember information declines when people undergo depression. The link between depressed mood and memory deficit was not observed in a laboratory setting earlier, the researchers said and pointed out their study finding which showed that individuals with depressed mood lost 12 percent reduction ...

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Discovery of Egyptian queen’s tomb gives away her name too

Discovering a tomb in Egypt belonging to the ancient rulers and their queens is no news but for the first time a group of Czech archaeologists unearthed the tomb of hitherto unknown queen which has given way her name as Khentakawess. She was believed to have been the wife of Pharaoh Neferefre who ruled 4,500 years ago and her tomb ...

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UK buyer wins £101-million worth lottery in Euromillions jackpot

A Euromillions ticket sold in the United Kingdom won  £101 million on Friday with numbers 18, 26, 34, 38 and 42 and the Lucky Star numbers 5 and 8. It had reached the amount after a series of rollovers. The details of the winner are not known immediately. This is the third largest lottery jackpot in UK history. In July, ...

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Nobel awardee for medicine died 3 days before, panel in dilemma

Canadian-born Ralph Steinman, 68, who has been named winner of the 2011 Nobel prize for medicine on Monday had, in fact, died three days before and the foundation which cannot award posthumous is in quandary over the news that reached them bit late. Ironically, Steinman was being treated based on his own research into the body’s immune system before he ...

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