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Ugadi Ushers in New Year Enthusiasm, Messages for Occasion

Ugadi or New year today called “Hevilambi Nama Samvatsra” is being celebrated by Telugus, Kannadigas and Gudi Padwa by Marathis with colourful mango leaves donning the entrances and arches in streets with flowers and Ugadi Pachchadi being distributed among relatives and friends. Ugadi, or the beginning of a new age in Sanskrit, denotes the the first day of Chaitra month in ...

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Pokemon GO: Born to Win But its Creator Not Alive to See the Success

The idea for the game was conceived in 2014 by Satoru Iwata of Nintendo (who died in July 2015) and Tsunekazu Ishihara of the Pokémon Company as an April Fools’ Day collaboration with Google called Pokémon Challenge, with geographical location-based tech know-how from Tatsuo Nomura of Google Maps. Nomura later became a full-time senior project manager at Niantic. Niantic is ...

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Valentine’s Day: Origin, History, 10 Interesting Facts to Recall

When Rome was ruled by Claudius II in 270 BC, not many youth were available for military might he wanted so he banned the country’s youth from homes or holding marriage functions and imposed host of other restrictions that made them unhappy to live with their loved ones. That was the time when Saint Valentine discreetly held marriage vows for ...

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103rd Indian Science Congress: PM Modi to Open in Mysore Today

Fresh after Goa session of Indian Science Congress that had sent out signals of renewal of ancient Hindu science leads including Pushpak Vimana controversy to Plastic Surgery, Indian scientists will meet this year in Mysore today, Sunday Jan. 3 with focus on market-oriented “Make in India” program. Live streaming of 103rd Indian Science Congress is available on ipomo app at ...

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Karva Chauth: From Bond to Gold, Festival Priorities Change with Times

Karva Chauth to be observed by married Hindu women for the longevity, well-being and prosperity of their husbands, has been undergoing radical change of late with wives more attracted by market attractions for the occasion while jewelry firms are luring the Hindu wives with discounts like any other festival. While wives pray for their husbands’ long life, in turn they ...

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Coffee or Tea? Coffee too is Good for Your Heart!

A new study has found that there is no relation between drinking coffee and an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. The research includes a meta-analysis of four other studies, making it the largest study its kind, involving nearly 250,000 individuals over the course of 12 years to investigate a ...

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Ganesh Chaturthi: India Gears up For Grand Festival, Origin, History

As India gears up for the Ganesh Chaturthi festival on Thursday, September 17, 2015 followed by weekend, it is likely to be less traffic in metros and a holiday mood in many offices this year. Thursday begins the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in India with Hindus bringing Lord Ganesh idols home and making arrangements for the festival, while every ...

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California Firm Recalls Cucumbers Amid Salmonella Scare

Fearing cucumbers imported from Mexico could the source of a salmonella outbreak that has killed one person and infected at least 285 people in 27 US states, a California company is recalling cucumbers on fast track. Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce, which has distributed cucumbers said it is recalling all of them sold under the Limited Edition brand label from ...

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La Tomatino: Tomato Throwing Festival Makes Sense from Google Doodle to Economics

The world’s largest food fight throwing tomatoes called La Tomatina festival is being celebrated in Spain with more than 40 tons of tomatoes ready to throw at as Google made it popular with its Doodle today. The Google doodle, when clicked, begins showing cartoon characters throwing tomatoes relentlessly at the other and the bizarre fight reminds that tomato is abundant ...

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Origin of Life Stemmed From Meteorites’ Impact on Earth: Study

While many studies have said that the origin of life on Earth could have been a result of meteorites falling from other planets, a new study has shown that meteorite impacts on ancient oceans may have created nucleobases and amino acids. Japanese scientists from Tohoku University, National Institute for Materials Science and Hiroshima University discovered this after conducting impact simulations ...

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Perseid Meteor Shower 2015 Today Best in Years, Says NASA

Come August, it’s time for Perseid meteor shower and this year viewers in America’s West Coat can expect the best of colourful shower in years, says NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. After midnight tonight (morning of August 11, 2015) and the following two mornings (August 12 and 13) are likely to be even better as the slender waning ...

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What’s the Origin of Kissing? Is it Practised in all Cultures?

Kissing is for sitcoms and movies with little to do in most cultures and many traditions abhor the open kissing as uncomfortable and even flat-out repulsive act. How did it origin by the way? Going by some anthropological studies, kissing is not universal and some cultures abhor it while some interesting studies show that kissing originated from chimapnzees. Justin Garcia ...

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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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Coffee or tea? Which One is Better Healthwise?

A recent study has shown that people consuming three to five cups of coffee a day have the lowest risk of clogged arteries and heart attacks. The latest finding was by the Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Seoul in South Korea, which examined the link between coffee consumption and the presence of coronary artery calcium (CAC) which is an early indicator of coronary ...

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China Restores 800-year-old 1000-hand Ancient Buddhist Statue

China has restored its 800-year-old Buddha with 1,000 hands called the “Qianshou Guanyin” statue to join the world’s famous Buddhist pilgrimage or tourist circles in the world after Japan’s Kamakura Buddha statue, It took more than seven years and about 60 million yuan (US$9.8 million) to undertake the restoration work to clean the entire rock scuplture and bring it back to ...

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Ramadan 2015: Dates, Significance, History, greetings, SMS Messages, Timings of Muslim Festival Eid-ul Fitr

Ramadan or Ramzan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, and lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon, according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in the hadiths. Muslims observe fast during the daylight throughout the month considered a blessed month and they abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs during the day time as a ...

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In Praise of Canola Oil to Reduce Your Cholesterol, Belly Fat

While research is in praise of olive oil till now, new study has thrown light on similar health benefits for canola oil that is extracted from the canola plant for use as kitchen oil. Besides its nutritional value, canola oil is billed as weight-reducing agent to tackle obesity and lifestyle risks in modern day food habits. With its taste-less and ...

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What is Russian Spacecraft Progress 59?

The Russian Progress resupply mission that went out of control on Tuesday hours after its launch was an unmanned version of the Soyuz spacecraft that is used to carry cargo supplies and fuel to the International Space Station, similar to such missions undertaken by NASA regularly on SpaceX and Orbital spacecraft. The Progress is important since it can raise the ...

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