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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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Sperm being sent to ISS to see whether they squirm the same way in Space

Sperm samples for the Micro-11 experiment arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, in Florida, where the researchers prepared them for launch to the International Space Station. Credits: NASA

Remember when you first learned about reproduction process in health class at school? Well, NASA biologists are wondering how some of those basics of how fertilization would work if sperm and egg were to unite in space. In other words, having sex aboard on ISS and examine how the sperm squirm in weightlessness — is their plan. A cargo mission is ...

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7 Questions of JEE Main: CBSE rubbishes it as ‘Fake News’, explains entire process

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has categorically denied that the news about repetition of 7 questions in JEE Mains 2018 entrance test was a false propaganda aimed at misleading students and gaining publicity by some commercial ventures. The news was carried out originally by the weblink cisthetaglobal.com stating that “7 to 8 questions out of the 90 questions ...

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Apple goes ‘red’ with new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus Special Edition

Apple has finally unveiled its iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition, the new generation of iPhone in a comlete red finish, sporting glass enclosure, with a matching aluminum band and a sleek black front. The special edition (PRODUCT) RED iPhone will be available online in select countries and regions beginning Friday, April 13. Apple also introduced ...

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First human migration out of Africa began 90,000 years ago, far wider than previously thought: Study

A bone, identified instantly as a human middle finger by an archaeologist in Saudi Arabia turned out to be 88,000 years old sending the scientists into ecstasy. The excavation was led by the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. The bone is the oldest fossil of Homo Sapiens species to ever be found outside of Africa and ...

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NASA captures in-depth images of strange formations on Mars

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured some strange formations on the surface of the Red Planet with its Context Camera giving clues about the measurements of one impact crater with a central peak and another collapse depression with concentric troughs. Gullies on Martian sand dunes found on Matara Crater, have been very active, with many flows seen in the last ten ...

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Are UFO revelations true? Buzz Aldrin clears lie detector test on UFO sighting

Astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Al Worden, Edgar Mitchell and Gordon Cooper have one thing in common, they are among the ardent defenders of UFO theory and claimed to have seen or chased many during their space travels. Now, all the four have cleared a lie-detector test, which reiterates their claim. The lie detector test was carried out using the latest technology ...

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#MeToo movement hits Telugu film industry, Sri Reddy leads it the nude way

The heatwave generated by the “Me Too” movement in Hollywood is now sweeping the Telugu film industry when TV journalist-turned-actress Sri Reddy removed her clothes in protest against sexual harassment by brokers and middlemen. She was arrested immediately for creating nuisance in public space but she was able to dent the image of the worsening Telugu film industry with allegations ...

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ISRO all set to launch IRNSS-1I navigation satellite on April 12, What’s in it?

IRNSS-1I

Nine months after the failure its last navigation satellite IRNSS-1H in August 2017, India’s space agency ISRO is all set to launch another navigation satellite to complete the indigenous GPS system,  as a part of the series of IRNSS navigation satellites from its spaceport in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on April 12. IRNSS is similar to US’ Global Positioning System ...

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CBSE Class 12 Economics paper leak traced to HP school, WhatsApp HQ reveals all

Delhi Police have zeroed in on three culprits — a teacher of a private school, a clerk and a support staff — from Himachal Pradesh for leaking the CBSE Class 12 Economics paper. All the three have been arrested by a Special Investigation Team of Delhi on Saturday. The Economics paper was leaked in handwritten format two days prior to ...

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Jodhpur Court grants bail to Salman Khan

After a delay of two days, Bollywood actor Salman Khan was granted the bail in a 1998 blackbuck poaching case by the Jodhpur sessions court on Saturday. The actor will return to finish his films on priority while pending appeal to a higher court. Jodhpur District and Sessions Court Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi, who heard the bail plea on Friday ...

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IPL 2018: KKR to take on RCB in Kolkata Sunday

IPL 2018 trophy winner

A new-look Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) without Gautam Gambhir will take on a strong Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) led by Virat Kohli at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday in the inaugural match of 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL). Dinesh Karthik has replaced Gambhir, who led KKR for four years and won the IPL titles in 2012 and 2014. ...

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Severe Weather Warning issued for next 5 Days 

India Meteorological Department has issued severe weather warning for the five days beginning April 7, 2018 to April 11, 2018. The northeastern belt over the Gangetic plain and Bihar, Assam  & Meghalaya  and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura are likely to witness thunderstorm accompanied with squall, said the Met agency in its latest bulletin. Southern states are likely to witness ...

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