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Teleconnection? To forecast winter rainfall in LA, take cue from New Zealand summer

On May 18, 2018, the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured a true-color image of Tropical Cyclone Sagar in the Gulf of Aden, between Yemen to the north and Somalia to the south. Credit: NOAA/NASA Goddard Rapid Response Team

Variability in El Niño cycles was long considered a reliable tool for predicting winter precipitation in the Southwest United States, but its forecasting power has diminished considerably over the years. Scientists at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) have found a new link to predict wet or dry conditions for the winter far ahead. “Influences between the hemispheres promise earlier and ...

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Weather forecast to become more accurate as new technique found now

Meteorologists have long known for wrong rainfall forecasts but now researchers from the University of Missouri have developed a system that improves the precision of forecasts by accounting for evaporation in rainfall estimates, particularly for locations 30 miles or more from the nearest National Weather Service radar. “Right now, forecasts are generally not accounting for what happens to a raindrop ...

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NASA satellite Aqua caaptures formation of Tropical Storm Maliksi over Philippines

Tropical Storm Maliksi formed in the Philippine Sea, off the northeastern coast of the Philippines as NASA’s Aqua satellite passed overhead. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard Aqua captured an image of the storm on June 8 that showed the circulation center over open waters of the Philippine Sea. Bands of thunderstorms circling the center extended over ...

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KCET 2018 Document Verification Postponed, New Dates to be Announced Shortly

The Karnataka Coomon Entrance Test 2018 has withdrawn the proposed schedule dates for verification of documents for admission to engineering and allied courses in the state. The new schedule will be announced on its official website, said Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) in a statement. “Schedule published for commencement of verification of documents at all the helpline centres from 7-06-2018 for ...

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KCET 2018 results to be announced tomorrow, June 1

KCET 2018 results for admission to engineering seats in Karnataka will be announced on Friday, June 1 as COMEDK, the other entrance test for private engineering colleges was announced on Monday, May 28. Usually, the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) usually conducts its counselling first for the government seats in engineering and other allied seats spread over state’s aided and unaided ...

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Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad: Who will win Rs.20 Cr crown?

IPL 2018 trophy winner

When: Sunday, 27 May 2018, 7:00 PM (IST) Where: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai The Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad will clash for the IPL Final 2018, fourth time this season, before one of them clinch the coveted IPL 2018 championship. Sunrisers and the Super Kings, the top two teams will fight it out for the trophy but making it worth ...

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Mahesh Babu rallies behind Rashid Khan, IPL Final to be stormy today

Rashid Khan and Mahesh Babu

After Friday’s match of IPL, the 19-year-old Rashid Khan made a won a surprising star behind him and it is Mahesh Babu, the Telugu actor whose rare tweets are reckoned by millions of his fans. Afghan cricketer Rashid Khan’s stunning performance for SunRisers Hyderabad to beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 14 runs to clinch the opportunity to play in the ...

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Depression and early old age go hand-in-hand, finds study

This is an image of how depression and anxiety speed up cognitive ageing. Credit: Amber John, University of Sussex

Amid increasing instances of depression among the celebrities, common people and even teenagers, psychologists at the University of Sussex have come up with a new dimension to the alarming mental health issue saying the brain ages faster when people undergo frequent depression. Depression is the leading cause of mental ill health across the world with more than 300 million people ...

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Tuticorin protests beginning of anti-corporate outrage in India?

Mass Murder of Innocent People #IncompetentEPS pic.twitter.com/D7l7j7XDSx — M.K.Stalin (@mkstalin) May 23, 2018 Vedanta-owned Sterlite copper smelting plant in Tamil Nadu has evoked an outrage unparalleled in Indian history, especially against corporate plants. Tamil Nadu has been the hub of several plants ranging from nuclear energy to underground Neutrino tunnel but rarely was the opposition evident as in the case ...

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What is Cyclone Sagar?

On May 18, 2018, the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured a true-color image of Tropical Cyclone Sagar in the Gulf of Aden, between Yemen to the north and Somalia to the south. Credit: NOAA/NASA Goddard Rapid Response Team

Indian Met Department has issued an alert to Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharasthra and the Lakshadweep over the cyclone ‘Sagar’, which is building up over the Arabian Sea with potential to hit the coastal region of northern Indian Ocean on Saturday. Formerly known as 01A, Tropical Cyclone Sagar, quickly formed in the Indian Ocean and strengthened into a tropical ...

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Cyclone Sagar to Hit Today: Kochi, Mangalore, Goa, Mumbai to witness heavy rains

On May 18, 2018, the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured a true-color image of Tropical Cyclone Sagar in the Gulf of Aden, between Yemen to the north and Somalia to the south. Credit: NOAA/NASA Goddard Rapid Response Team

Indian Met Department has issued an alert to Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharasthra and the Lakshadweep over the cyclone ‘Sagar’, which is building up over the Arabian Sea. Tropical Cyclone Sagar, formerly known as 01A, captured NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite appeared more organized and has been strengthening since May 17. On Friday, May 18 the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer ...

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Eat healthy diet to keep hearing aid away

Hearing loss, which affects nearly 48 million Americans, can be mitigated with healthy diet, said a new study by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, who examined the relation between three different diets and risk of developing hearing loss. The researchers studied the Alternate Mediterranean diet (AMED), Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH), and the Alternative Healthy Eating Index-2010 (AHEI-2010) ...

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Rare Tapanuli Orangutan to be extinct soon, thanks to China’s mega dam

The rare Tapanuli Orangutan, discovered last year in Sumatra, Indonesia, and one of the rarest animals on the planet could become an extinct species soon unless urgent action is invoked to reign in on a mega dam in China, said a team of global scientists. Besides the usual deforestation, the researchers have pointed out that the Batang Toru project being ...

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Sunday May 6: Solar Storm to cause Mobile, TV, Tech Blackout on Earth?

US space agency NASA has informed that a solar storm brewing on Sun is flaring up splitting huge sun storms which may reach earth on Sunday, May 6. It said a coronal hole or sun spot has opened up releasing huge swarm of cosmic rays which may take 8 minutes to reach earth. The space weather watching unit of National ...

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NASA Mars Mission Successful, Marco Cubesats separate, InSight Rover landing soon

Only Curiosity Rovers on Mars, Not Humans Please, Says NASA (Photo: NASA)

NASA launched its next Mars mission with a stationary lander InSight and for the first time carrying a payload of two CubeSats. InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport), the first mission to explore Mars’ deep interior, was launched at 7:05 a.m. EDT on May 5, 2018, from Vandenberg Air Force Base on a ULA Atlas V ...

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Temperature swings to hit southern hemisphere, including India hardest

Temperature fluctuations that are amplified by climate change will hit India and other countries hardest, said a new research. It found that every additional degree of global warming triggers increase in temperature by up to 15% in southern Africa and Amazonia, and up to 10% in the Sahel, India and South East Asia. Meanwhile, countries outside the tropics – many ...

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Substance in Chinese medicine can cause cardiac deaths: Study

IMAGE: Medicinal plants used in traditional Chinese medicine have rarely been scientifically examined. They may contain highly active substances with side effects, such as Evodia. [Credit: University of Basel] A medicinal plant frequently used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) by name Evodia rutaecarpa contains substances that can cause cardiac arrhythmia, say researchers from the Universities of Basel, Vienna and Utrecht. Extracts ...

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Tobacco firm Philip Morris admits nicotine addiction exists

After decades denying the role of nicotine dependence in smoking addiction, tobacco company Philip Morris has finally admitted that nicotine is the main driver of smoking behavior in 2000, though it said their internal understanding of smoking addiction was more complex. The company defended saying they simultaneously promoted nicotine reduction products alongside advertising and policy campaigns to promote smoking behavior, ...

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Stephen Hawking’s final theory on Big Bang published, What it says?

Professor Stephen Hawking’s final theory on the origin of the universe, predicting the universe is finite and far simpler than many current theories on it, has been published on Wednesday, April 2, 2018 in the Journal of High Energy Physics. The theory, worked in collaboration with Professor Thomas Hertog from KU Leuven, was submitted for publication before Hawking’s death earlier ...

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Cyclone Fakir to hit AP, Odisha coast today, Heavy rains to wreak Havoc

Tropical Cyclone Fakir tracked by NASA’s Aqua satellite, Heavy rains, tsunami-like waves likely on Indian coast of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha on Wednesday. NASA’s Aqua satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Fakir, southeast of La Reunion Island, that showed vertical wind shear affecting it in the Southern Indian Ocean. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center or JTWC noted on ...

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NASA gears up for May 5 Launch of InSight to touch down Mars

In the early morning hours of May 5, the historic first interplanetary launch of NASA’s 189-foot-tall United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will liftoff from California, destined for the Elysium Planitia region located in Mars’ northern hemisphere. The May 5 launch window for the InSight mission opens at 4:05 am PDT (7:05 EDT, 11:05 UTC) and remains open for two ...

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Mars cracks show water dried up 3.5 billion years ago on Red Planet

The recent discovery of cracks on the surface of Mars by NASA’s Curiosity rover last year have been analyzed by scientists to realize that these lakes could have dried up 3.5 billion years ago. In early 2017, the desiccation cracks were found in Gale Crater, which was believed to have been filled by lakes 3.5 billion years ago. “We are ...

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Bharat Ane Nenu enters second day $2 million club in US market, after Bahubali 2

Mahesh Babu-starrer ‘Bharat Ane Nenu’ has become the fastest Telugu movie to enter the $2 million club in just two days, close on the heels of similar feat by Prabhas’s ‘Bahubali 2’. Mahesh Babu’s film has entered USA All-time Telugu Top 10 on Day 1 and has crossed the $2million mark on the second day of its release, while Ram ...

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‘Bharat Ane Nenu’ Opening Day Collections at Rs.55 cr; Fail to cross Pawan Kalyan record

Bharat Ane Nenu film poster

Mahesh Babu’s latest film “Bharat Ane Nenu” was able to gross Rs.55 crore worldwide and apparently failed to surpass the record non-Bahubali Telugu film’s opening collections set by Pawan Kalyan’s “Agnyathavasi” at Rs.60 crore on its opening day. Bharat Ane Nenu, revolving around politics with Mahesh Babu donning the role of chief minister, was sold for theatrical release at a ...

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Sunil Grover upbeat being part of Salman Khan-starrer ‘Bharat’

Comedian-actor Sunil Grover is upbeat after he bagged a role in superstar Salman Khan starrer “Bharat”, being directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. Priyanka Chopra will play the female lead. “Welcome Sunil Grover to ‘Bharat’,” Zafar tweeted. Soon, Sunil replied: “Thank you sir for giving me the visa. I am so proud of being part of this project.” “Bharat” is scheduled ...

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Nandamuri Kalyan Ram-Tamannah’s ‘Naa Nuvve’ gets ready

Nandamuri Kalyan Ram and Tamannah are playing the lead roles in the romantic thriller “”Naa Nuvve”, that has been directed by ad film maker Jayendra. The movie’s post production work has been completed and it is gearing up for a release in the last week of May.  The promo of the first song from the film, titled “Chiniki Chiniki”, was released ...

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Sri Reddy row: MAA heeds Pawan Kalyan, turns ire on TV channels

The Telugu film industry’s own version of #MeToo movement has taken an ugly political turn when actor-cum-aspiring politician Pawan Kalayan was dragged in to it unwittingly. The month-old saga of Sri Reddy set the Telugu film industry in a state of shock when she stripped herself on Hyderabad roads on April 7, exactly two weeks ago. Soon, she revealed the ...

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Severe weather warning issued for this weekend 13 – 18 April 2018

India Meteorological Department has issued severe weather warning from Friday, 13th April to 17th April, 2018 as below: 13 April (Day 1):♦ Heavy rain very likely at isolated places over Assam & Meghalaya , Arunachal Pradesh, Kerala and Tamilnadu. Thunderstorm accompanied with squall very likely at isolated places over Assam & Meghalaya, Sub­Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Kerala and Tamilnadu. Thunderstorm accompanied ...

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Indian Army, Axis Bank sign MoU on accounts, insurance cover

A Memorandum of Undersanding (MoU) was signed between the Indian Army and Axis Bank on the Defence Salary Package on Friday, 13 Apr 2018, following a similar MoU signed in 2011 and renewed on 24 Mar 2015. The current MoU is tailor-made to suit the requirements of serving soldiers, pensioners and families. The signing-in ceremony was chaired by the Director ...

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EC panel finds no wrong with BJP tweet on Karnataka poll

Karnataka Elections

The panel formed by the Election Commission to probe the alleged leakage of the announcement of Karnataka elections has submitted its report stating that there was no leak but only speculation. The Officers’ Committee, constituted by the Election Commission of India on 27th March 2018 to probe alleged news leak of Election Schedule of Karnataka Elections ahead of the official ...

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