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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 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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Sauna bath daily reduces risk of heart disease by 61%, says study

Frequent sauna bathing is good as it reduces the risk of stroke, said a new international study. The study followed people taking a sauna for 15 years and found the frequent goers benefit more from it. Those taking saunda 4-7 times a week were 61% less likely to suffer a stroke than those taking a sauna once a week, said ...

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National Film Award 2018: Winners say ‘No’ to Smriti Irani, insist on receiving from President

The annual national film awards have met with boycott call and aversion among the film fraternity when the function itinerari revealed that about 60 winners out of all, will be honoured by the ministers, instead of the President of India Ram Nath Kovind. The new rule does not allow the President to spare more than one hour for any awards ...

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Mallya Dose? India approves MoU with UK on return of Illegal Migrants

Indian Cabinet has approved an MoU last month with the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland on the return of illegal migrants, in view of businessman and former MP Vijay Mallya’s escape from the tax dragon in the country. The MoU will facilitate that the Visa Free Agreement for holders of Diplomatic passports as well as liberalization of UK Visa Regime ...

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EPFO Introduces App for View of Pension Passbook Online

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has introduced a new service through ‘UMANG app’ that provides a ‘View Passbook’ option to check the details like any passbook. Once the pensioner enters the PPO Number and Date of Birth, the app will ask for a validation. Once the validation is successful, OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number of the ...

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Video of vendor in train toilet with tea, coffee cans goes viral; Contractor fined

A video was doing rounds in social media in the past one week showing a vendor coming out of train toilet with tea and coffee cans, which raised apprehension that he is mixing water in the cans inside the toilet. The Railway ministry said it has identified the vendor and action has been taken. See video “The incident has occurred ...

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Xiaomi Mi 7 photo leaked on Weibo, Sports 8GB RAM, finger scanner, snapdragon 845

Xiaomi Mi 7 is all set for a grand release with in-display fingerprint scanner, Snapdragon 845 chipset among other features and a Chinese website has leaked the picture with the possible date of its release. The Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, who is going to IPO in Hong Kong exchange currently, was supposed to have announced its flagship Mi 7 at ...

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Frequent sauna bathing brings down stroke risk, says study

Frequent sauna bathing can bring down the risk of stroke, said a new international study, based on a 15-year follow-up on people taking a sauna 4-7 times a week. the study found that they were 61% less likely to suffer a stroke than those taking a sauna once a week. This is the first such large-scale study and the findings ...

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Sri Reddy row: Telugu Film Industry promises CASH committees, Helplines, Toilets and more

Amid an ugly #MeToo movement when actress Sri Reddy bared her body in the public, the shocked Telugu film industry (TFI) has come up with a series of steps to ensure women’s safety. In a statement, the Telugu Film industry said that it has decided collectively to deal with the matter with utmost urgency and in a wholistic manner. Despite ...

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UFOs floating in shape over Shrewsbury, claims ex-army officer

An ex-army officer has claimed that he has captured a streak of UFOs floating over Shrewsbury, in Pontesbury Hill and the witness assured the viewers that it was not a military aircraft. "Having served in the forces for over 30 years, I can bet my pension they are not known to the military. They moved slowly around the back of ...

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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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Breastfeeding saved infants in Ice Age, led to bigger breast size in humans: Study

Breast feeding might have played a criticial role in infant survival during the last ice age, and it might have led to a common genetic mutation in East Asians and Native Americans, which could have affected the shape of their teeth, says a new study. The genetic mutation, which probably occurred 20,000 years ago, in turn led to more density ...

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‘102 Not Out’ to release on May 4 in Russia, Why?

Bringing back the old ties with Russia when Rishi Kapoor’s father Raj Kapoor had many fans there, the latest Kapoor film ‘102 Not Out’ starring Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role will hit the theatres in Russia, at a time when all Bollywood films get queued first in American theatres. Director Umesh Shukla’s forthcoming film "102 Not Out" will also ...

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Karnataka Elections 2018: EC extends polling time till 6 PM on May 12

The Election Commission has extended the hours of poll in the Karnataka elections citing the sub-section (2) of section 15 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. The polling time earlier mentioned under Section 56 of the said Act notified hours of poll to begin from 7.00 am and to complete by 5.00 pm as the hours of poll ...

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Former foreign Secretary Jaishankar joins Tata Group as PM relaxes ‘Cooling Off Period’

Former Indian foreign secretary S. Jaishankar, the former ambassador known for his coveted roles in Japan, singapore and China, besides the US, has been allowed to take over a new post as President of Global Corporate Affairs of Tata group and he will report to N Chandrasekaran, executive chairman of Tata Sons. Since senior bureaucrats are bound by one-year cooling ...

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Trichomonosis disease discovered among myna birds in Pakistan: Report

A strain of the disease responsible for killing off nearly two thirds of the UK’s greenfinches has been discovered in myna bird populations in Pakistan. Mynas are native to the Indian subcontinent and are one of the world’s most invasive species. Although the disease is not generally fatal to them, experts from the University of East Anglia studying the birds ...

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#MeToo knocks the door of Indore as 2 men try to pull skirt of model on scooter

Last week the #MeToo movement reached its peak in Hyderabad when an actress bared her top in protest against ‘Casting Couch’ in the Telugu Film Industry. Almost everybody familiar with the Telugu films were shocked to know the dark side of the film industry. While many parents are swearing not ever send their children to act as models or actors ...

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Why Kate’s 3rd child is special to Queen Elizabeth?

As Prince William’s wife Kate was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital in west London on Monday morning to give birth to the royal couple’s third child, Queen Elizabeth may receive a happy news on her 92nd Birthday. If Kate gives birth to the child on Monday, then there will be a double whammy in the UK royalty on every April ...

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Kate Middleton rushed to St Mary’s; People throng hospital to welcome third royal child

Prince William’s wife Kate was admitted to a hospital in London on Monday morning to give birth to the couple’s third child. Kate, officially known as the Duchess of Cambridge, started the early signs of labour in the morning and she was rushed to the private Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in west London where their two children, George ...

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Fakenews finder NewsGuard opens hotline, encrypted service now

NewsGuard, which has been scanning thousands of news websites to identify fake and irresponsible news, has started a new hotline service. Planning to employ trained journalists to check and rate thousands of news conetent daily, the hotline service will be supported by a secure and encrypted digital infrastructure, said the company in a statement. The telephone hotline will be useful ...

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Mahesh Babu-starrer ‘Bharat Ane Nenu’ set for huge Box-office Collections

Mahesh Babu-starrer ‘Bharat Ane nenu’ is going packed on 2,000 screens hoping to surpass the non-Bahubali record of Rs.60 crore in box office collections, set by Pawan Kalayan’s ‘Agnyathavasi’ on its opening day. The first take on the film since morning on Friday was that the film will be a big hit like ‘Srimanthudu’ by the same Mahesh-Koratala combination in ...

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Unnecessary pill-popping leads to dementia, finds new study

A new study by University of Sydney has found that excessive use of medication increases dementia, particularly unnecessary or inappropriate medications. Nearly 2,500 people were examined for the study conducted in collaboration with Yale University and University of Kentucky. The number of people living with dementia around the world is 50 million. In Australia alone, it is currently 425,000, which ...

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Ye! Awards Egypt given away to young entrepreneurs

Nine of Egypt’s most promising young entrepreneurs were showcased at the Ye! Awards Egypt at the Marriott Cairo Hotel on April 15, 2018. More than 120 guests from across the country attended the event, organized by the SANAD Fund for MSME’s Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) and Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI) in collaboration NilePreneurs, the Central Bank of Egypt, ...

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Slovenia to Resettle 60 Syrian Refugees from Turkey

Slovenia will implement its first ever refugee resettlement programme with the support of IOM, the UN Migration Agency, by resettling 60 Syrian refugees from Turkey to Slovenia in 2018. The new programme officially came into effect after the signing of a Framework Agreement between IOM and the Slovenian government on Thursday (12/04). “The resettlement agreement marks a new milestone in ...

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Faster walking patients are hospitalized less: Study

Faster walking patients with heart disease are hospitalised less, according to research presented today at EuroPrevent 2018, a European Society of Cardiology congress, and published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.1,2 The three-year study was conducted in 1,078 hypertensive patients, of whom 85% also had coronary heart disease and 15% also had valve disease. Patients were then asked to ...

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Rohingya Refugees and Locals Work Together to Prepare for Monsoon in Cox’s Bazar Camps

Rohingya refugees and local people in Teknaf, a southern sub-district of Cox’s Bazar, are racing to prepare for monsoon rains forecast to start as early as this week. IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has been supporting efforts to prepare the camps, which although smaller than the giant Ukhiya sub-district settlements of Kutupalong and Balukali, still house thousands of people, who ...

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Fatty fish, camelina oil good for HDL, IDL cholesterol: study

Eating fatty fish increases the size and lipid composition of HDL particles in people with impaired glucose metabolism, said a new study by the University of Eastern Finland. The changes in size and lipid composition of HDL (good cholestrol) particles make them beneficial for cardiovascular health, said the study published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research. It also found that ...

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More power extraction from solar cells found

Physicists at the University of Warwick found a new way that could literally squeeze more power out of solar cells by physically deforming each of the crystals in the semiconductors used by photovoltaic cells. The study, led by Professor Marin Alexe and his team Ming-Min Yang, and Dong Jik Kim in the University of Warwick’s Department of Physics, first looked ...

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