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DRDO Tests Successfully Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW), Matches US Capabilities

The Defence and Research Development Organization (DRDO) has successfully flight tested the Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW), from an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft to fire at ground level targets with a precision of up to 100-km range, matching the US capability to develop similar air weapons. SAAW, an indigenously designed and developed 120 kg. class smart weapon, developed by DRDO, ...

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RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan Upbeat on 7th Pay Panel Hikes, Start Ups

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has kept policy rate on hold at 6.75 percent on Tuesday, purportedly awaiting the government’s move in the direction when it unveils the Budget 2016-17 later this month. Monetary and Liquidity Measures remained the same as RBI has decided to: * keep the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) unchanged at 6.75 per ...

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Powerball Jackpot Worth $1.6 billion Goes to 3 Lucky Winners

With maximum amount on platter, the $1.6 billion U.S. Powerball jackpot has gone to three winning tickets after the draw was held on Wednesday with the odds at 1 in 292 million. The winning number tickets with – 08 27 34 04 19 and Powerball 10 – were sold in Tennessee, California and Florida. Each winner will get one-third of ...

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Survey Reveals 68% Yet to Use Mobile-Based Financial Services

Amdocs has released the results from a new global survey around mobile financial services (MFS) which revealed that more than 68 percent of the respondents have yet to use mobile financial services, and that new innovative solutions for savings, loans, and insurance will drive the next phase of mobile financial services growth across emerging and mature markets. Conducted by analyst ...

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Jr NTR Frankly Admits About Liposuction, Opens Up Before Jayaprada

In a rare frankness, Telugu hero Junior NTR has revealed to Eenadu TV audience on Sunday that he did undergo liposuction after realizing that his fat body was not fitting the role he played in “Rakhi”, and thanked director Rajamouli for incentivizing him to downsize his body shape. Grandson of late NT Rama Rao, the doyen of Telugu film industry ...

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Changing color no longer a dream as scientists find a way out

Have you wondered if those advertisements where a man or woman changes their clothes in a random motion, promoting online shopping sites come true? Well, you might just get lucky with this new invention. Scientists of University of Central Florida led by an Indian-origin scientist, Debashis Chanda have researched and created world’s first full-color, flexible and reflective display that will ...

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Tropical Storm ‘Bill’ making landfall in Texas, says NASA

Tropical Storm Bill was making landfall at 11 a.m. CDT on Matagorda Island, Texas on June 16 as NASA and NOAA GOES-East satellite captured the image as the center of Bill is expected to move inland over south-central Texas during the afternoon and night of June 16. On June 15 at 19:15 UTC (3:15 p.m. EDT) the MODIS instrument aboard ...

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Maggi Moves Bombay High Court, What to Expect in Hearing Today

Maggi Noodles maker Nestle has moved the Mombay High Court seeking redressal against the ban imposed by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s (FSSAI), though simultaneously it is recalling all its varieties of Maggi noodles from the market. The FSSAI ban has spread to Nepal, UK and even the US to consider the feasibility of ban while Singapore ...

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Blackberry Buyout: Microsoft, Xiaomi and Others Consider Possible Acquisition

  Blackberry is once again in the news for possible acquisition. The Canada-based telecommunication had showed profitability from December 2014 to February 2015 following its recent corporate restructuring. The DigiTimes reported that Microsoft, Xiaomi, Lenovo, Huawei and other Chinese handset vendors are being named as possible investors. The Chinese companies are planning to expand their business in the US and ...

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ISRO Testing Own Space Observatory ‘Astrosat’ for Launch in October

India will launch its own first dedicated space observatory similar to NASA’s Hubble to study deep space data about stars, galaxies and black holes, said ISRO, which has launched Mars Orbiter successfully last year. With the assembly of the 1650-kg space mission over, intense testing will be done to ensure the mission’s five-year orbit around Earth at 650-km speed equatorially, ...

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US announces $1 million emergency assistance for Nepal

The US on Sunday said it is working closely with the government of Nepal to provide assistance and support in the wake of the devastating earthquake. The US envoy in Kathmandu has announced $1 million for emergency assistance. In a statement, the US embassy here said that the US expresses its “deepest condolences” to all those affected by Saturday’s earthquake ...

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Today is World Autism Day, Blue Everywhere?

April 2 is observed as the World Austism Awareness Day and many monuments around the world have turned blue marking the occasion. It is officially World Autism Awareness Day! Join the #LIUB movement at http://t.co/y9jTXiI36o pic.twitter.com/rUbsnQlFPI— Autism Speaks (@autismspeaks) April 2, 2015 In New York, landmark buildings like the Empire State Building will show blue on top while the Prince’s ...

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Obama Impressed by Indian-American Students’ Science Inventions

US President Barack Obama was impressed by the Science Fair held at the White House on Monday and appreciated the Indian kid Nikhil Behari’s invention on display. Five Indian kids showcased their inventions at the fair in White House and impressed by their displays, President Obama said, “Their parents came here as immigrants and we are glad they did.” In ...

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