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PM upbeat on Ujjwala Yojana success

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has expressed happiness as number of beneficiaries of Ujjwala Yojana crossed 2.5 Crore. “Ujjwala Yojana continues to expand its reach! Extremely delighted that today the number of beneficiaries crossed 2.5 crore. I thank Rashtrapati Ji for the special gesture of handing over LPG connections to beneficiaries in Jangipur, West Bengal. I congratulate Minister Dharmendra ...

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Iran-Origin Maths Wizard Maryam Dies at 40

Iranian-origin Harvard-studied maths wizard Maryam Mirzakhani died aged 40 after a long battle with breast cancer that had spread to her bones. She was the first recipient of the prestigious Fields Medal at a very young age. Mirzakhani won the Fields Medal in 2014 for her work on geometry and dynamical systems and was the first Iranian to win the ...

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Fossil Site Shows Impact of Early Jurassic Period’s Low Oxygen Oceans

Using a combination of fossils and chemical markers, scientists have tracked low ocean-oxygen in early Jurassic marine ecosystem that could have led to survival of only a few species. The research, led by Rowan Martindale of the University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences, zeroes in on a recently discovered fossil site in Canada located at Ya Ha Tinda ...

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Hubble Spots Barred Spiral Galaxy Lynx

Discovered by British astronomer William Herschel over 200 years ago, NGC 2500 lies about 30 million light-years away in the northern constellation of Lynx. The NGC 2500 is a particular kind of spiral galaxy known as a barred spiral, its wispy arms swirling out from a bright, elongated core. Barred spirals are actually more common than was once thought. Around two-thirds ...

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Using Einstein’s Theory, Brightest Galaxy 10000 Million Light Years Away Discovered

Using Albert Einstein’s gravitational lensing theory, scientists have discovered a galaxy at about 10,000 million light years away but thousand times brighter than the nearest Milky Way. Anastasio Diaz-Sanches from Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT) in Spain used gravitational lensing phenomenon found by Einstein to magnify the apparent image of the original object. “Thanks to the gravitational lens” explained Sánchez, ...

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Diet rich in tomatoes cuts skin cancer in half in mice

Daily tomato consumption appeared to cut the development of skin cancer tumors by half in a mouse study at The Ohio State University. The new study of how nutritional interventions can alter the risk for skin cancers appeared online in the journal Scientific Reports. It found that male mice fed a diet of 10 percent tomato powder daily for 35 ...

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Aadhaar an effective instrument in removing Corruption and enabling Citizen Empowerment

On 11th July, 2017 CSC SPV organised a workshop on “Aadhaar Services through CSC – A Unique Initiative” to showcase the impact and progress made by the Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs) in delivering Aadhaar services among the poor and marginalized communities in India, through the Common Services Centres (CSCs). Union Minister for Electronics & IT and Law Justice, Shri Ravi ...

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President of India receives first copy of book ‘President’s Lady’

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee received the first copy of the book “President’s Lady” (Pranaber Preyosi) on his wife Late Smt. Suvra Mukherjee today (July 13, 2017) from Vice President of India, Mohd. Hamid Ansari who formally released it at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that he was grateful to ...

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Walking Like Ants Reduces Risk for Spiders: Study

Humans aren’t the only actors on the planet. To avoid being eaten, some jumping spiders pretend to be ants, according to Cornell University research published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Ants are aggressive at defending themselves: They are well-armed with bites, stings and formic acid. Ant-mimicking jumping spiders – Myrmarachne formicaria – in contrast, can’t do much more ...

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Indonesia Team Goes Gaga with Bahubali Title Song, Video Viral Now

An Indonesian band has taken interest to play the famous “Bahubali: The Conclusion” title song in Telugu and the lyrics spelt out perfectly revealing how popular the film is in Southeast Asian region. While other details are not available, the video uploaded on July 11, 2017 has already crossed 785,517 and going viral to cross one million soon. Bahubali 2 ...

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India Missile in Pipeline to Target Whole of China: Report

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India is gearing up its nuclear arsenal aimed at targeting entire China, while it is already capable of deterring Pakistan, said a research article published in July-August issue of ‘After Midnight’. Written by top American nuclear experts — Hans M Kristensen and Robert S Norris — in the article titled, “Indian nuclear forces 2017“, the report said India is modernising ...

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The Coming War With China? India Clears Cash Hurdle for Arms Purchase

In view of escalating tension across the Trijunction near Sikkim and Bhutan, India has cleared all the hurdles in purchase of emergency arms and ammunition worth thousands of crores, said reports hinting at a preparedness for a “short intense war” between the two Asian giants. Such a short and intense war lasts for 10 to 15 days and the standoff ...

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‘Star Trek’ Fiction Comes True, China Succeeds in Quantum Teleportation

Chinese scientists have achieved a breakthrough in much-awaited quantum teleportation when they successfully teleported photons to an orbiting satellite 300 miles above, paving the way for a future unhackable quantum Internet. In Star trek, Scotty beams up crew to distant locations anytime and in the latest experiment, Chinese researchers were able to beam photons from a ground station in Ngari, ...

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Forget iPhone, Here’s KFC Phone for China!

iPhone is far from making inroads into China but not the KFC phone, a special edition smartphone of Huawei released to commemorate the 30th anniversary of KFC that has completed 30 years of its entry in China. With more than 5,000 outlets, the US-based KFC is now the largest restaurant chain in China and one of the most powerful foreign ...

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Sanjay Gandhi’s ‘Secret’ Daughter Opposes ‘Indu Sarkar’ Film Release

Priya Singh Paul, who claims to have been the secret daughter of late Sanjay Gandhi, came out of the woods to deter filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar from releasing his upcoming film ‘Indu Sarkar’ depicting late PM Indira Gandhi. However, there is no reaction from late Sanjay Gandhi’s wife Maneka Gandhi on the issue so far. Priya Singh Paul has alleged that ...

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Anushka Shetty Not to Feature in Prabhas’s ‘Saaho’ but in ‘Bagmati’

The famous Baahubali 2 duo Prabhas and Anushka Shetty are unlikely to act together again in Prabhas’s upcoming film ‘Saaho’ and reports suggested that neither the actress nor the makers of the film have confirmed about her cast in the Sujeeth directorial venture. With an excellent roles in the most successful film of India, ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’, the duo has ...

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Minister Reveals App-Driven Highlights of New Telecom Policy in Pipeline

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India’s Minister of Communications Manoj Sinha the new Telecom Policy will be application driven as compared to National Telecom Policy, 2012 that was mainly connectivity driven. Speaking at a seminar in New Delhi, the minister said the new policy will focus on the end users and the newer opportunities for expanding the availability of Telecom services, in view of high ...

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President Condemns Attack on Amarnath Yatris in Jammu and Kashmir

President Pranab Mukherjee has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on Amarnath Yatris in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir last night, in a message sent to N.N. Vohra, Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. The President has said, “I am deeply shocked and anguished to learn about the cowardly attack on Amarnath Yatris in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir in which ...

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Ravi Shastri Appointed India Cricket Team Coach

Following intense melodrama over Anil Kumble’s strict disciplinarian approach, India team has got what it wanted, Ravi Shastri who has been associated with India cricket team either officially or unofficially till now. Former India allrounder and captain Ravi Shastri served as team director from August 2014 to April 2016. His appointment came close on the heels of Anil Kumble’s resignation ...

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India, US, Japan Joint Exercise ‘Malabar’ Begins in Bay of Bengal

The 21st edition of Naval exercise between India, US and Japan, MALABAR 17 series of exercises, initiated in 1992 between the Indian and US Navies, joined by Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) will begin in the Bay of Bengal from 10 to 17 July 2017. It takes centre-stage in view of the escalating tensions between India and China over ...

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How Govt Defends 12% GST on Sanitary Napkins?

Amid growing anger against imposing GST of 12% on sanitary napkins, the government defended the move saying the tax incidence on this item before and after GST is the same or less. “Sanitary napkins are classifiable under heading 9619. In pre-GST, they attracted concessional excise duty of 6% and 5% VAT and, the pre-GST estimated total tax incidence on sanitary ...

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President, PM Condole Naresh Chandra’s Death

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have condoled the passing away of Naresh Chandra, former civil servant and served as ambassador to the US. In a message to his niece Mrs. Vatsala Kumar, the President said, “I am sad to learn about the demise of Shri Naresh Chandra. As an outstanding IAS officer, Shri Chandra served the nation ...

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Ahmadabad Joins 36 UNESCO’s World Heritage Properties in India

  The “Historic City of Ahmadabad” has figured on UNESCO’s World Heritage list on 8th July, 2017 during the 41st Session of World Heritage Committee, which makes the walled city of Ahmedabad the first city in India and the third in Asia to be inscribed to the World Heritage List. In the past 3 years alone, India has managed to ...

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No Life Possible Due to UV Radiation on Mars, Finds New Study

When NASA scientists declared that finding alien organism on Mars surface is a possibility soon, they were not sure about the perchlorate effect. Now that new research has found that the bacteria exposed to UV-activated perchlorate were killed within minutes, may change their perception about the possibility of life in the form of any organism, forget about the bacteria. Perchlorate ...

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Indian Railways Pondering ‘Subsidy’ Give Up Scheme on Tickets

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Indian Railways wants to emulate the example of “Give it Up” campaign that was behind 1 crore people giving up their subsidized gas connections before it was made mandatory for all those above the income level of Rs.10 lakhs per annum. A senior railway official said the ministry is pondering the possibility of similar appeal that can dissuade those who ...

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NEET Counselling Dates Revised After SC Nod

The counselling date of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET 2017 have been revised after the Supreme Court’s nod to the Medical Counsel of India. The first round of NEET 2017 Counselling for All India quota will have to be completed by July 12, while the court has given time till August 28 for the entire admission to MBBS, ...

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Move Over Pellets or Tear Gas, Here is ‘Stink Bomb’ to Disperse Protesters

Indian security forces are contemplating using stink bomb instead of usual pellet guns or other deterrents to mob stone pelting practise and tests are underway on some prototypes. The Guinness Book of Records has listed two stink bombs – US Government Standard Bathroom Malodor with a mixture of eight chemicals resembling human feces smell while the other titled “Who me?”, ...

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JEE Counselling for IITs Stopped Over PIL

The IIT-JEE (Advance) 2017 counselling process for IIT admissions has been restrained by the Supreme Court following a PIL alleging that the bonus marks were wrongly awarded to candidates. The bench of Justices Dipak Misra and A M Khanwilkar passed orders restraining counselling for admissions to the IITs which was supposed to begin on Friday. The plea by some students ...

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Heavy Rains to Lash Out Assam, Meghalaya This Weekend: Indian Met Agency

Indian Meteorlogical Department has issued heavy to very heavy rains in nothern and north-eastern and eastern states of Uttarakhand, East Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Sub­ Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura. Here is the weather forecast issued by IMD for the week starting from July 7, 2017 to July 11, 2017: 07JULY(Day1):♦ Heavy to very ...

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Team Indus Pitches for $40 Mln Funding to Emerge as India’s Equivalent of SpaceX

Team Indus, the only Indian team competing for the Google Lunar XPRIZE, wants to go beyond the challenge and emerge as India’s equivalent of SpaceX, US private space company, with an eye on additional fund-raising to the tune of $40 million in the next round. With its lunar rover mission launch set for December aboard ISRO’s PSLV rocket, Team Indus ...

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