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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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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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New Income Tax Return Forms for Assessment Year 2018-19 issued

The Central Board of Direct Taxes(CBDT) has issued new Income Tax Return Forms (ITR Forms) for the Assessment Year 2018-19, making it one page simplified ITR Form-1(Sahaj), that may benefit around 3 crore taxpayers. However, criticism mounted on personal questions it seeks from the taxpers. This new ITR Form-1 (Sahaj) can be filed by an individual who is resident other ...

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After Sushma Swaraj, Jaitley now goes under knife for kidney transplant

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s health has become a cause of national concern as the second-in-command in Modi’s government is all set to undergo a kidney transplant surgery at the AIIMS on Saturday, April 7. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), which has apologized for its mistaken dialysis on a patient last week, said it has formed a special ...

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Team Indus gears up for second chance at Lunar XPRIZE

TeamIndus rover

India’s first private sector space agency Team Indus is gearing up for the XPRIZE lunar launch giving final touches to its stalled latest mini rover meant for lunar landing. Since Team Indus failed to raise funds for ISRO-backed PSLV launch, it could not meet the deadline set by Google as of March 31, 2018. Eventually, Google withdrew the prize money ...

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JNU on top as University in HRD 2018 NIRF ranking

Despite unrest on the campus, Jawaharlal Nehru University still remains the top university in India alongwith the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru that was adjudged the overall best institution in the country. The 2018 ranking of top institutions by the HRD Ministry ranked the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) as the best engineering college and the Indian ...

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Ram Charan’s magic works, ‘Rangasthalam’ crosses Rs.100 crore

Rangasthalam poster

But for Ram Charan’s omnipresence in the film, the overtly dragged Telugu film ‘Rangasthalam’, directed by Sukumar based on a real story in a village in Rayalaseema, finally entered the Rs.100-crore club bringing cheers to the mega family of Chiranjeevi and the fans. Despite unexplained beard he was sporting, Ram Charan’s role as a deaf pump repairing man in the ...

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IOA clears Saina’s father’s CWG accreditation finally

Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal has set aside the protocol to play for the country and threatened to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games, starting in Gold Coast on Wednesday, when her father’s name was deleted from the Indian team’s official list. However, her threat has worked and her father’s name was cleared by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Tuesday ...

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Doctors make patients familiarize with Apple’s Health Records feature

Apple health records

When Dr. Robert Harrington, cardiologist and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Stanford, sees patients, they frequently pass him stacks of printed medical records and spreadsheets, hand-drawn charts or their smartphone with notes and photos. Occasionally, they’ll enter his office with grocery bags full of medications to walk him through the details of their care. “People hand you all ...

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US visa screening to check your Facebook, Twitter, other social media history now

Trump

Reminiscent of the erstwhile Cold War polemics, the US State Department will publish its new rules requiring new visitors and immigrants to the country to furnish the details of their social media history, from Facebook to Twitter, among others which may reveal their social practises, ideological inclination and mindset. During the Cold War, leftist ideology was abhorred and in-depth scrutiny of educated ...

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EC Constitutes Panel to Probe Leak of Karnataka Poll Dates

Karnataka Elections

The Election Commission of India has taken serious note of the leak of Karnataka elections date by a BJP functionary before its official announcement. In a statement, the EC said, “It was brought to the notice of the Commission that minutes before the official announcement of the Election Schedule, Mr Amit Malviya (BJP party IT head) in a Tweet had ...

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Elon Musk joins trend, deletes SpaceX, Tesla Facebook pages

As Delete facebook is gaining momentum, SpaceX and Tesla chief Elon Musk has removed the verified official pages of his top companies on Friday, minutes after a comment on Twitter in support of the #DeleteFacebook movement. Soon after deletion, Elon Musk quipped, “What’s Facebook?”. Earlier, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton urged his followers to delete Facebook by tweeting it’s time to ...

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Rumours of Martial Law abound in Pakistan as Musharraf’s return expected

Refuting rumours about a possible judicial coup or martial law in Pakistan, Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbassi on Saturday said the country is actually heading to elections in July to elect the next government. The remarks came when Pakistan Awami Ittehad (PAI) Secretary General Iqbal Dar told media on Friday that their alliance leader and former Pakistan President Pervez ...

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CBSE Class 12 Maths Exam 2018 tomorrow: Students gear up for a tough paper

The Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) will be conducting the Class 12 Mathematics exam on Wednesday, March 21, where all science students have to gear up for maximum number of marks as it is possible to score even 100 percent in the paper. Since physics paper was tough, many students are gearing up for a tough mathematics paper too. ...

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Delhi Police detain JNU Life Sciences Professor on Sexual Harassment Charges

sls

Atul Johri, a professor at JNU’s renowned School of Life Sciences was detained by Delhi Police after receiving complaints from female students accusing him of sexual harassment. On Friday, a group of women researchers from his lab, backed by the JNU Students Union, filed an FIR in Vasant Vihar police station stating that the professor used to call them to ...

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Chandrayaan-II update: Orbiter completes thermo-vacuum test

Chandrayaan-2, India’s second mission to the Moon, is a totally indigenous mission comprising of an Orbiter, Lander and Rover. It envisages complex tasks like soft-landing, Rover separation and movement on the lunar surface, in addition to operations of Orbiter, informed Minister Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on Monday. Several new technology elements ...

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Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi visits Dargah Ajmer Sharif to offer ‘Chadar’ on behalf of  PM

chisti chaddar

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday offered ‘Chadar’ on behalf of Prime Minister  Narendra Modi at dargah of Sufi Saint Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti at Ajmer Sharif in Rajasthan. In his message, Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed greetings and best wishes to followers of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in India and abroad on the occasion of 806th annual ...

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100 monuments to be upgraded under ‘Adarsh Smarak’

india tourism

Archaeological Survey of India has undertaken the task of providing basic amenities hitherto unknown to it such as providing drinking water, toilet blocks, facilities for physically challenged, pathways, cultural notice boards, vehicle parking, cloak rooms, among others to tourists visiting centrally protected temples and monuments. For now, several archaeological sites have been identified for these basic public facilities, including all ...

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Chiranjeevi makes pre-release of ‘Rangasthalam’ eventful in Vizag

Rangasthalam poster

Megastar Chiranjeevi who was chief guest at his son Ram Charan’s film ‘Rangasthalam’s pre-release function made it eventful making his desire to lead a retired life in Vizag, which was dearer to him and brought him fame throughout his film career. The event was held at the landmark venue RK Beach on Sunday, March 18. As the count down to the ...

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Google makes its AI-driven tool open-sourced, takes on Apple, Samsung with Portrait mode in Pixel phones

Google has made its Artificial Intelligence tool open-sourced technology and it can make portraits on its smartphone Pixel 2 possible. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL without a dual-rear camera can be used with a Portrait mode on the front and rear camera, driven by AI software known as “semantic image segmentation model” or “DeepLab-v3+” and implemented in TensorFlow. ...

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Australia Coral Reef Experiment Shows Acidification from CO2 stems growth

Ocean acidification will severely impair coral reef growth before the end of the century if carbon dioxide emissions continue unchecked, said new research on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef led by Carnegie’s Ken Caldeira and the California Academy of Sciences’ Rebecca Albright. Their work, published in Nature, represents the first ocean acidification experiment in which seawater was made artificially acidic by ...

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NASA finds towering storms in Tropical Cyclone Linda

Towering thunderstorms were found southeast of Tropical Cyclone Linda’s center when the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed overhead and analyzed the storm. Tropical cyclone Linda formed in the Coral Sea west of Vanuatu on March 12, 2018. Linda’s winds have increased slightly while the tropical cyclone moved toward the south-southwest.Tropical cyclone Linda had winds of about ...

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