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Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2017 – Declaration of Final Result

The following are the lists, in order of merit of 209 (124+75+10) candidates who have qualified on the basis of the results of the Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2017 conducted by the Union Public Service Commission in February, 2017 and SSB interviews held by the Services Selection Board of the Ministry of Defence for admission to the 144th Course ...

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Making mosquitoes self-destruct

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed transgenic mosquitoes that stably express the Cas9 enzyme in their germline. The addition of Cas9 will enable the use of the CRISPR gene editing tool to make efficient, targeted changes to the mosquitoes’ DNA. As proof of concept, the researchers used the system to disrupt cuticle, wing, and eye development, producing ...

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Improving clinical trials with machine learning

Machine learning could improve our ability to determine whether a new drug works in the brain, potentially enabling researchers to detect drug effects that would be missed entirely by conventional statistical tests, finds a new UCL study published in Brain. “Current statistical models are too simple. They fail to capture complex biological variations across people, discarding them as mere noise. ...

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Southern Star Horse Show – 2017

1. The equestrian sport patronized by the Maharajas of Rajasthan has transformed house riding into an adventure & competitive sport at national & international levels. While the equestrian sport is competed in various disciplines at national level, Show Jumping, Eventing and Dressage are the prime competitive events at the Olympics. As a unique initiative, Southern Command has combined the Regional ...

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PM greets the people of Jharkhand on their Statehood Day

Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has greeted the people of Jharkhand on their Statehood Day. “झारखंड के स्थापना दिवस पर राज्य की जनता को हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं। Greetings to the people of Jharkhand on their statehood day. I pray that Jharkhand continues to scale new heights of progress and prosperity”, the Prime Minister said.

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300 Cyber security experts to attend first ever Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team Conference

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) under the aegis of Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology organizing the Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) Conference from November 12-15, 2017 in New Delhi. This is the 15th Conference of APCERT and first ever conference in India and South Asia and is expected to be attended by 21 economies. The ...

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Curtain Raiser Event held for the Founding Ceremony of International Solar Alliance in Bonn

A Curtain Raiser Event for the Founding Ceremony of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) was held at Bonn, Germany on Monday, November 13, 2017. Speaking at the event, Shri Anand Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India hoped that, in the spirit of affirmative action, developed countries will earmark a percentage of Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) ...

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President Inaugurates 37th India International Trade Fair-2017

IITF 2017

President Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the 37th India International Trade Fair (IITF) -2017, on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that IITF is more than just a trade fair or exhibition. Commencing every year on November 14, it is a showcase of India on the global stage. It is also a symbol ...

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Children’s Day 2017: President Gives Away National Child Awards

President of India Ram Nath Kovind, presented the National Child Awards on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Rashtrapati Bhavan on the occasion of Children’s Day. The National Child Awards include the National Child Awards for Exceptional Achievement that give recognition to children with exceptional abilities and outstanding achievements in the fields of innovation, scholastic achievements, sports, arts, culture, social service ...

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Ileana Once Thought of Committing Suicide!

Hindi and Telugu actress Ileana D’Cruz revealed that she once thought of committing suicide due to depression and Body Dysmorphic Disorder. However, she had overcome the illness and started feeling better. Speaking at the 21st World Congress of Mental Health in New Delhi on Sunday, November 5, Ileana told Organising Chairman Sunil Mittal on her fight with depression and Body ...

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Kamal Haasan to launch App Ahead of New Party

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to visit Chennai on Monday, actor Kamal Haasan has decided to launch his mobile software app a day after on Tuesday, November 7 – his 63rd birthday just to be in touch with his fans. At a function to mark the 39th anniversary of his fan/welfare club on Sunday November 5, he confirmed ...

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Film on 1983 Cricket World Cup Winning set for Release in April 2019

Upcoming Bollywood film ’83’ on India’s 1983 cricket World Cup victory, will release on April 5, 2019, said producers Reliance Entertainment and Phantom Films in association with Vibri Media and Kabir Khan Films. Directed by Kabir Khan, the film will feature actor Ranveer Singh as star cricketer Kapil Dev under whose captaincy India achieved the great honour in 1983 first ...

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2.24 lakh Companies deleted from list by Corporate Ministry

Based on the massive drive undertaken by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), Government of India, around 2.24 lakh companies have been struck-off till date for remaining inactive for a period of two (2) years or more. Following the action of striking-off defaulting companies, restrictions have been imposed on operation of their bank accounts in accordance with the law. Further, ...

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Clean Ganga Mission Organises Ek Shaam Ganga Ke Naam

River Ganga has been an unceasing source of livelihood for more than 40 percent of India’s population. It has been unconditionally providing for our needs and has been the very essence of spirituality. In order to acknowledge the river’s importance and celebrate its magnificence, National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) organised a cultural evening – “Ek Shaam Ganga ke Naam” ...

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Not English but mother tongue helps marriages to last longer: Study

Amid rising number of intercultural marriages, more and more couples use English as the lingua franca but speaking in common native language helped many marriages to last longer, said a new study. Kaisa Pietikainen from the University of Helsinki, who has studied the interactions of these so-called ELF couples in her doctoral dissertation, says:”It’s often thought that when the partners ...

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PM Congratulates India Women’s Hockey Team on winning Asia Cup 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has congratulated the Indian Women’s hockey team on winning Asia Cup 2017. Last time in 2004 India Women’s Team lifted the Asia Cup after beating Japan. “Congratulations to our hockey team on winning the Women’s Asia Cup 2017. India is delighted by their stellar performance.”,the Prime Minister said. India beat China 5-4 via shootouts to win ...

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Artificial intelligence: Is this the future of early cancer detection?

A new endoscopic system powered by artificial intelligence (AI) has today been shown to automatically identify colorectal adenomas during colonoscopy. The system, developed in Japan, has recently been tested in one of the first prospective trials of AI-assisted endoscopy in a clinical setting, with the results presented today at the 25th UEG Week in Barcelona, Spain. AI-assisted endocytoscopy – how ...

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MHA gives a boost to “Make in India” in the field of manufacturing of arms

The Ministry of Home Affairs has liberalised the Arms Rules to boost “Make in India” manufacturing policy of the Government as also to promote employment generation in the field of manufacturing of arms and ammunition. The liberalisation of the Arms Rules will encourage investment in the manufacturing of arms and ammunition and weapon systems as part of the “Make in ...

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Teamwork makes the dream work?

Numbered jerseys effectively increase overall teamwork performance during cardiac arrest. In new research from CHEST 2017, a team from Montefiore Medical Center in New York aimed to create a team-driven atmosphere in the hospital and hypothesized that the use of personalized numbered jerseys for each member of the code team would help to improve teamwork and overall time to perform ...

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Rapid cellphone charging getting closer to reality

The ability to charge cellphones in seconds is one step closer after researchers at the University of Waterloo used nanotechnology to significantly improve energy-storage devices known as supercapacitors. Their novel design roughly doubles the amount of electrical energy the rapid-charging devices can hold, helping pave the way for eventual use in everything from smartphones and laptop computers, to electric vehicles ...

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First white-box testing model finds thousands of errors in self-driving cars

Researchers from Lehigh University and Columbia University have created DeepXplore, the first efficient testing approach for deep learning platforms used in self-driving cars, malware-detection and other systems. How do you find errors in a system that exists in a black box? That is one of the challenges behind perfecting deep learning systems like self-driving cars. Deep learning systems are based ...

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President of India addresses members of Karnataka Legislature on 60th anniversary of VidhanaSoudha

The President of India, Shri Ram NathKovind, graced the ‘Vajramahothsava’ – Diamond Jubilee Celebrations on completion of 60 years of VidhanaSoudha, and addressed the members of both Houses of the Karnataka Legislature at Bengaluru, today (October 25, 2017). Speaking on the occasion, the President said that it is not just the 60th birthday of this building (VidhanaSoudha) that we are ...

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India’s Space Mission to Moon ‘Chandrayaan- II’ to be Launched in 2018

India’s Space Mission to Moon, “Chandrayaan-II”, will take place in 2018, most likely in the first quarter of the year, said the Union Minister of State Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh. Addressing the inaugural session of the 5-day Asian Conference on Remote Sensing here today, Dr Jitendra Singh said that India has today emerged as the world’s frontline ...

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5 Takeaways from New Education policy 2017

Indian Minister of State for Human Resource Development Satya Pal Singh has said that the new education policy is in final stages and it would be announced in December. Inaugurating a ‘National Academic meet’ in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday, Satyapal Singh said the policy envisages to ‘correct’ the course of education system in the country, that has followed a colonial mindset. ...

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Expert wary over collecting trend of apps, sharing health data

As of 2016 there were more than 165,000 health and wellness apps available though the Apple App Store alone. According to Rice University medical media expert Kirsten Ostherr, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates only a fraction of those. Americans should be concerned about how these apps collect, save and share their personal health data, she said. On Oct. ...

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Ketamine may help treat migraine compared to other therapies

Ketamine, a medication commonly used for pain relief and increasingly used for depression, may help alleviate migraine pain in patients who have not been helped by other treatments, said a new study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2017 annual meeting. The study of 61 patients found that almost 75 percent experienced an improvement in their migraine intensity after a three- to ...

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Trump Goes Modi Way, to Release Secret JFK Files Finally

Close on the heels of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s move to release controversial Netaji files from archives though they yielded no new evidence to Indian freedom fighter’s death due to plane crash, US President Donald Trump has decided to release the pending thousands of classified government documents related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Trump tweeted ...

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Making big data a little smaller

When we think about digital information, we often think about size. A daily email newsletter, for example, may be 75 to 100 kilobytes in size. But data also has dimensions, based on the numbers of variables in a piece of data. An email, for example, can be viewed as a high-dimensional vector where there’s one coordinate for each word in ...

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Curve-eye-ture: How to grow artificial corneas

Scientists at Newcastle University, UK, and the University of California have developed a new method to grow curved human corneas improving the quality and transparency – solely by controlling the behaviour of cells in a dish. The research publishing today in Advanced Biosystems has revealed that corneal cells isolated from human donors and grown on curved surfaces arrange themselves in ...

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PM celebrates Diwali with jawans of Indian Army and BSF, in Gurez Valley

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today celebrated Diwali with the jawans of Indian Army and BSF, in the Gurez Valley, near the Line of Control, in Jammu and Kashmir. He was there for nearly two hours. This is the fourth successive Diwali that the Prime Minister has celebrated with jawans on the border. The Prime Minister offered sweets and ...

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