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Abu Dhabi buildings lit in Tricolour to welcome Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was greeted in UAE capital Abu Dhabi with some buildings lit in the Indian tricolour as the city was decked up for the occasion and the busy day marked signing five agreements by the two countries. Modi held talks with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the major outcome of the event ...

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National Deworming Initiative Laqunched

Union health minister J P Nadda has launched the National Deworming Day at a function at Gurugram, on Saturday, which is one of the largest public health initiatives in the world in scale and reach. The minister said, “Government is committed to ensuring high quality healthcare, accessible to every child and upto the last mile. One of the interventions, the ...

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Rahul Gandhi calls on President

A day after the Republic Day, Congress President Rahul Gandhi called on President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Saturday. It was not clear why Rahul Gandhi paid a visit to Rashtrapati Bhavan a day after the President hosted “At Home” reception on the Rashtrapati Bhavan lawns on the 69th Republic Day on Friday. Rahul ...

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Central University Employees meet minister

A delegation of Central University Non-Teaching employees met Union Minister of State PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Jitendra Singh in New Delhi on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 and demanded resumption of “festival allowance” which, according to them, they were receiving earlier but had got discontinued . The delegation led by Surjit Manhas, President od Delhi University and College Karamchari ...

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India signs MoUs/Agreements signed on Cambodia PM Hun Sen visit

The Vice President of India, Mr M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that India is committed to provide all support to the agricultural sector in Cambodia, which has a great potential. He was interacting with the Prime Minister of Cambodia, Mr. Hun Sen, in New Delhi on Saturday, January 27, 2018. Senior officials from Cambodia and India were present on the ...

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Myanmar leader Suu Kyi calls On President Kovind

Aung San Suu Kyi, the State Counsellor of Myanmar, called on President Ram Nath Kovind, at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday, January 27, 2018.She was one of the 10 ASEAN leaders who graced the Republic Day parade on Friday as Chief Guest. The President thanked Suu Kyi for her presence at the Republic Day and the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit. The President ...

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COMEDK 2018 Applications Last Date is April 19, Test on May 13

For the current academic year 2018-19, COMEDK will hold an online examination all over India on Sunday, the 13th May 2018, across 300 centres for the Engineering programs and about 20,000 seats are being offered by around 190 colleges in the state of Karnataka. The test will be followed by offline counseling. Following the National Eligibility -cum- Entrance Test (NEET) ...

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63rd Jio Filmfare Awards 2018: Winners and Films

The 2018 Filmfare Award ceremony clearly lacked a powerful film like Bahubali but many fresh faces have made it to the top, besides some known actors like Irrfan Khan and Vidya Balan. What’s missing was “Baahubali” euphoria that marked last year’s awards ceremony. Irrfan Khan has won the Filmfare Best Actor in Leading Role (Male) award for “Hindi Medium” while ...

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Himalayas shivering as mercury falls below zero

The ongoing severe cold wave is hitting the Himalayan region unseen before with many of Indian and Nepal towns gripping under shivers on Sunday. In Nepal, extreme cold weather is sweeiping the region due to disturbance in weather though the minimum temperature of Kathmandu was recorded at 6.3 Degree Celsius on Sunday. According to Meteorological Forecasting Division, the extremely cold ...

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Lalu gets jail term, Rs.5 lakh fine

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RJD leader and former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad has been sent to three and a half years jail and fined Rs.5 lakh in a fodder scam case that has kept his political career chequered in the last one decade. Special CBI judge Shivpal Singh on Saturday announced the sentence following a procrastinated hearing in the case. Lalu was convicted on ...

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Vivo V5 Lite to be launched in March 2018; Expected specs, price

The upcoming Vivo V5 Lite is expected to be launched in March 2018. It features an HD resolution IPS LCD that measures 5.5-inch(13.97 cm) screen with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels, indicating a sharper display. It also sports a fingerprint sensor for the security of the device.The Vivo V5 Lite comes in multiple colour options like Rose Gold and Champange ...

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Nokia E1 Comes with 5.5″ display

     The Nokia E1 is an upcoming Smartphone rumored to come with a 5.5-inch touch screen display with a 1080 resolution.The pixel density is 401 PPI.The Nokia E1 comes with Android 7.0 Nougat,powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 pro chipset that bears 4GB of RAM and a 2.6GHz octa-core processor.An Adreno 306 GPU graphics engine. The Finnish Smartphone ...

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Veterinary surgeons perform first-known brain surgery on seal

A neurosurgical team at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University has successfully performed what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind brain surgery on a Northern fur seal named Ziggy Star in an attempt to address her worsening neurologic condition. Ziggy, an adult female, is recovering well at her permanent home at Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut. “The ability ...

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Proteasome inhibitor leads to higher than expected rates of heart attacks: Study

The proteasome inhibitor carfilzomib has taken on an increasing role in the treatment of multiple myeloma, but new research from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania shows the therapy comes with the risk of cardiovascular problems in a higher than expected percentage of patients. An analysis of past studies shows 18 percent of multiple myeloma patients receiving ...

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NOAA Satellite keeps an eye on US holiday travel weather

A satellite view of the U.S. on Dec. 22 revealed holiday travelers on both coasts are running into wet weather. A visible image from NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite showed systems affecting the Pacific Northwest, the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys and the areas from the southeastern U.S. to the Mid-Atlantic. NOAA’s GOES-East satellite provides infrared and visible data of the eastern half ...

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2017 top science news release breaks record

The most popular news release on EurekAlert! in 2017 is also the most-visited in the science-news service’s 21-year history. Attracting 898,848 views since April, the University of Central Florida release — describing an artificial photosynthesis process that cleans air while producing energy, complete with video — outperformed a 2012 announcement of trending releases from that year, which has clocked 886,820 visits in five years. Sunshine ...

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NASA captures image of Tropical Storm Kai-Tak moving over Philippines

NASA’s Aqua satellite provided infrared imagery of Tropical Storm Kai-Tak that revealed the western side of storm had moved into the southern and central Philippines. Infrared data revealed very cold cloud top temperatures with the potential for heavy rainfall. The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured an infrared image of Tropical Storm Kai-Tak on Dec. 14 at 12:11 ...

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Tupac Shakur murder weapon found then lost: TV documentary

The mysterious death of rapper Tupac Shakur surfaced again over the murder weapon that was purportedly found by police officials 19 years ago but never handed over to officers investigating his murder. The weapon, a .40 calibre Glock was discovered in 1998 in the backyard of a Crips gang member, in Compton, Los Angeles, but was not transferred to Las ...

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Sindhu Wins Dubai World Superseries Semi-Finals 2017, to Play Final Tomorrow

P.V. Sindhu has beaten China’s Chen Yufei 21-15, 21-18 to reach her maiden final at the BWF Superseries Finals in Dubai, where she will play against top seed Akane Yamaguchi on Sunday. Sindhu will be the second Indian to reach the final of BWF Superseries Finals after Saina Nehwal did in 2011.

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UTA discovery to make high-speed Internet cheaper

New research has proved how to dramatically reduce the cost and energy consumption of high-speed internet connections, making high-speed Internet much cheaper than now. Researchers from the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Vermont have shown in their experiment that nonlinear-optical effects, such as intensity-dependent refractive index, can be used to process data thousands of times faster ...

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CBSE Announces Schedule for Class 12 Practicals, to be held from Jan 18 to Feb 25, 2018

The Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced the time table for class 12 practical board exams scheduled to be held from January 16, 2018. A circular dated December 8, 2017, has been dispatched to all schools with instructions to conduct practicals for Class 12 and also to submit the internal grades for the students in class 10th to the ...

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OCKHI Search for Missing Fishermen Enters 11th Day

‘OP Sahayam’ of Southern Naval Command persisted for the eleventh day on 10th December, 2017 over Southeast Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep and Minicoy islands with 10 ships and all aircraft into the search and rescue (SAR) operations to find scores of fishermen still missing. Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft P8I searched over entire Maldives. Fishing community had estimated few vessels ...

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‘Dangal’ actress Zaira, 17, alleges molestation inside flight

The National Award winning Kashmiri actress in the film ‘Dangal’, Zaira Wasim, has alleged mid-flight molestation by a co-passenger sitting behind. She posted on social media about the incident leading to strong reaction among women groups and the police registering an FIR in Mumbai. The incident was partially captured by the actress in her smartphone and in her Instagram account ...

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OCKHI Cyclone Advisory Issued, Heavy Rainfall in Mumbai, Surat on Dec. 5, Helpline Opened

Saturday’s OCKHI cyclone has hit Kerala and Lakshadweep islands while moving deep into the Arabian Sea on Monday before turing into the coastal regions of Western India on Monday and causing heavy rainfall in Mumbai and Surat regions. An advisory issued by the Met Department on Sunday at 3 p.m. said the “Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Ockhi” was over Lakshadweep ...

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OCKHI Cyclone Update: Indian Navy’s Launches Huge Search and Rescue Operations 

Indian Navy’s search and rescue operations continued for the third day over Southeast Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep and Minicoy islands in the aftermath of Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘OCKHI’. The ships deployed by the Southern Naval Command include IN Ships Sagardhwani, Jamuna, Nireekshak, Kabra and Kalpeni off the Kerala coast and Sharda , Shardul towards Lakshadweep islands. Besides this three ...

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Manushi Chillar wants to be a doctor, not Bollywood fame

Miss World Manushi Chillar has refuted speculation that she would enter Bollywood like other Miss World winners in the past like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan or Priyanka chopra. Though she has enthralled co-participants during the dance performance in Miss World pageant with “Nagada sang dhol”, she has little interest to become a “Bollywood actress”. Manushi Chhillar told IANS that she is ...

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Ockhi now ‘Very Severe Cyclonic Storm’; Lakshadweep, Minicoy Islands hit, Mumbai Next

Upgraded as the very severe cyclonic storm, Ockhi  moved to Lakshadweep area and adjoining Southeast Arabian Sea further west-northwestwards with a speed of 10 kmph for the past six hours over Lakshadweep area and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea near Latitude 9.8º N and Longitude 71.0º E, about 280 km northwest of Minicoy and 240 km southwest of Amini Divi. The system is ...

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UGC halts mushrooming, misleading ‘universities’

Following the supreme Court directive, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has put an end to often misused nomenclature ‘university’ by private educational institutes and asked them either to drop the word immediately. In its directive dated Nov. 29, 2017, UGC secretary PK Thakur wrote to 29 such institutes asking them to respond by 4 pm on Thursday, Nov.30, 2017. Out ...

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Derecognized Kadapa medical college students climb electricity towers, AP Govt faces ‘suicide’ threats

Aggrieved medical students of Fatima medical college in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh have resorted to movie style agitation climbing the electricity towers seeking justice to 20-month-old saga that is hitting local headlines daily. What has triggered the suicidal move by the students was a Supreme Court verdict on Friday that dismissed the AP government’s memo seeking to accommodate Fatima College students ...

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AXA Call to Action puts Spotlight on Diversity & Inclusion for 2020 Workforce

Bangalore November 23, 2017: AXA Business Services hosted its second AXA Call to Action event focused on Diversity and Inclusion (D&I), a very topical area of focus for all corporates today. The event saw industry experts deliberate on the current practices and emerging aspects of D&I that organisations need to be cognizant of to manage the expectations of the 2020 ...

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