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Black, Hispanics Keen to Learn Computers Than Whites: US Google Report

Google has released new findings after a joint study with Gallup that investigates the demographic inequities in K-12 computer science (CS) education in two reports, Diversity Gaps in Computer Science: Exploring the Underrepresentation of Girls, Blacks and Hispanics and Trends in the State of Computer Science in U.S. K-12 Schools. They surveyed 16,000 nationally representative groups of students, parents, teachers, ...

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Police Pressurized Kanhaiya Kumar to Extract Statement: NHRC

In a report that will have adverse impact on India’s image abroad, the country’s National Human Rights Commission said on Friday that Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union leader Kanhaiya Kumar was subjected to psychological pressure. If proved, India may face flak from the US and European countries and Kanhaiya may even become one of the Nobel Peace Prize nominees. The ...

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New Study Reveals Why Sometimes Making Decision is Difficult

Are you bad in decision making? According to a new study, neuroeconomists from the University of Zurich now reveal that preference-based decisions were less stable if the information flow between the two regions was disrupted. Suppose, you are in a restaurant and can’t make up your mind what to order. After a lot of thinking and discussions, you decide to ...

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Rajasthan Royals Admits Player Approached for Match Fixing

A Rajasthan Royals cricketer was approached for fixing 2015 Indian Premier League (IPL) matches, the team management said on Friday. The Royals reaction comes in after the Indian Express reported on Friday that the Mumbai-based Royals player was approached by his Ranji Trophy teammate “with an offer of money if he followed a pre-decided pattern of play”. The player refused ...

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Telangana reports 50 more swin flu cases

  Hyderabad, Jan 24 (IANS) Fifty new cases of swine flu have been reported in Telangana, officials said Saturday. With this, the number of swine flu cases in the state has mounted to 290. Government-run hospitals in Hyderabad have sent blood samples of 100 more people for H1N1 tests to the Institute of Preventive Medicine (IPM) here. Nizam’s Institute of ...

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One in 6 smartphones hacked by cyber attackers: Study

One in six smartphones in the world have faced cyber attacks by hackers, reveals a new study. About 60 percent of smartphone users and almost half of tablet users are vulnerable to hacking as these devices have no protection against malicious software, it noted. Experion, a global information services firm, said the cyber attacks range from phishing emails to session ...

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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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Deepavali Festivities Begin in Tamil Nadu

Early morning festivities were witnessed across Tamil Nadu as people woke up to the sounds of crackers and the visual treat of diyas on Deepavali – the festival of lights – on Wednesday. People had special sesame oil bath and wore new clothes. Relatives and friends asked one another “Ganga Sthanam Aachha?” (Is bathing with the water of holy river ...

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Weekend Box Office Fails to Pick up; 3 A.M., Desi Kattey top with measly collections

For box office lovers, the figures this week were disheartening indeed with Desi Kattey collecting Rs.60 lakhs on its opening day, followed by 3 A.M. at Rs.30 lakhs. In fact, Ali Saif Khan’s ‘Chaarfutiya Chhokare’ is still struggling to rake in money despite positive reviews of the film at Rs.5 lakhs, far behind ‘Balwinder Singh Famous Ho Gaye’ in terms ...

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Modi Govt to Raise Income Tax Exemptions in Budget Presentation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who vouched for no-tax regime during his electioneering but relented later, is now pondering soaps amounting to tax exemption of up to Rs.5 lakhs for all citizens. Only senior citizens are allowed such exemption under the current tax regime. Now that the new government has come to power, first move by the Narendra Modi government would ...

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Will FIFA Punish Qatar, Hold Re-Bid to Host 2022 World Cup?

FIFA 2022 bid scam investigator Michael Garcia is likely to finish his probe of the bids for 2018 and 2022 World Cup events in a week’s time but as reports accumulate, there is a likelihood of removing the Qatar bid from holding the 2022 FIFA World Cup event. “The report will consider all evidence potentially related to the bidding process, ...

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World hunger report 2011: Volatile prices set to continue

Food price volatility, often with high prices, is likely to increase, making poor farmers and consumers in developing countries, especially in Africa, more vulnerable to poverty and food insecurity, said the United Nations’ three Rome-based agencies in the Global Hunger Report published on Monday. Small, import-dependent countries, particularly in Africa, are especially at risk. Many of them still face severe ...

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As the National League Pennant Race Heats Up, Report Shows Big-League Cash Doesn’t Mean Success

With baseball’s post-season in full swing, Jack Ablin, Chief Investment Officer, Harris Private Bank, today released an economic analysis of Major League Baseball’s winners and losers. “While money has historically bought success in baseball, recent trends linking payrolls to winning percentages have weakened,” said Ablin. “This reflects varying skill in team management; it’s certainly easy to win games with a ...

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