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Nirmala Sitharaman focuses on after-sales hiccups with Russia counterpart

India’s defence minister Nirmala Sitharam, who is on three-day visit to Russia to attend VII Moscow Conference on International Security from April 0 to 5, 2018, met Russian Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov in Moscow on Tuesday. The two leaders reviewed ongoing military technical cooperation projects between the two countries, including measures to promote ...

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ISRO’s GSAT-6A failure? Army, other stakeholders have to wait longer now

As Indian space agency ISRO is running out of any hope to get in touch with the GSAT-6A communication satellite, the Indian army, which was among the possible beneficiaries, will have to wait for some more time now. The communication satellite GSAT-6A was successfully launched on March 29, but it went dead during its third orbit-raising manoeuvre to place it ...

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No CBSE re-exam for Class 10 Maths, says Govt

The question paper was leaked for Class 10 but never did it cause such a furore as is this time. The government has finally announced on Tuesday that the re-exam will not be conducted for Class 10 maths paper despite an alleged leak of the question paper. However, for Class 12 Economics paper, the re-test will be held on April ...

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Is the Milky Way getting bigger? Spanish team proves it

The galaxy we inhabit, the Milky Way, may be getting even bigger, as researchers found some star-forming regions at the outer edge of the disc, which may indicate the models of galaxy formation with new stars may slowly increase the size of it. One problem in establishing the shape of the Milky Way is becuase we live inside it, so ...

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Japan astronomers detect farthest, distant star, ever seen in the universe

Detecting individual stars in the universe filled with distant stars over 9 billion light years from Earth is just impossible but a team of scientists from Japan have just discovered one such lonely star too far from earth to estimate even. It’s about 9 billion light years from Earth. Searching for stars deep in the space requires constant observations using ...

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Smartphone app performs better to detect cardiac arrest

A smartphone application using the camera function was able to detect flawed blood flow in a wrist artery for patients undergoing coronary angiography, during a randomized trial, said some recent findings. The results highlight the potential of smartphone applications to help physicians make decisions instantly, said researchers. "Because of the widespread availability of smartphones, they are being used increasingly as ...

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Union Minister pitches for GST on petrol prices again

Owing to global price surge, the petrol price in cities has touched a near-five year high of Rs 73.83 to Rs.81.69 a litre, effective April 1, which has brought demands for inclusion of petrol and diesel under the ambit of GST (Goods and Services Tax). The price of the Indian basket of crude oil has crossed $70-mark per a barrel. ...

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Petrol price peaks 5-year high, inflation looms large

Due to global price surge, the petrol price in six metropolis touched a near-five year high of Rs 73.83 a litre on effective April 1, while Mumbai registered a fresh record high of Rs.81.69 per litre. In Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad, prices of petrol crossed Rs.80-mark for the first time in five years compared to the previous hikes ...

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Life on Venus? Possible in mid-air clouds, says Indian origin scientist

Decades-long search for alien life has given momentum to biologists unearth the pre-requisites of life, hoping to find life form sooner or later. Mars probe has revealed that water was there on its surface once and now present in its sub-surface layers. Even Saturn’s moons Titan and Enceladus and Jupiter’s moons Europa, Ganymede and Callisto are standing up as possible ...

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Under depression, Telugu TV news anchor Radhika Reddy commits suicide

A local Telugu TV News channel anchor Radhika Reddy committed suicide on Sunday night after returning from work, stating that her brain "is her enemy," indicating the stress and depression over marital and family problems. Radhika Reddy, 36, jumped off the 5th floor of her apartment building at Moosapet in Hyderabad. the police have recovered a suicide note and a ...

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What went wrong with GSAT-6A? ISRO trying to figure out

GSAT-6A liftoff

ISRO, the Indian space agency has lost contact with its GSAT-6A satellite, two days after its perfect launch. ISRO Chairman K. Sivan on Sunday said the agency is working overnight to restore the link and put the satellite in its intended orbit soon. The 2,000kg satellite, costing the agency over Rs 240 crore was to be placed in its intended ...

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Six things you must definitely know about a call option

Buying options may appear to be the easiest of trades to take up but there are a lot of nuances in buying of call options. Here are 7 things that you must know about a call option… A call options is a right to buy without the obligation This is the most basic feature of a call option. The buyer ...

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Hubble finds first galaxy without dark matter; Stunned scientists in dark for scientific explanation

How can a galaxy be there without dark matter? The galaxy NGC 1052-DF2 challenges currently-known theories of galaxy formation as it negates everything we know about nature of dark matter. First identified with the Dragonfly Telephoto Array (DFA) and later observed by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the Gemini Observatory and the Keck Observatory, ...

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CBSE cancels Class 12 Economics & Class X Maths papers, orders re-exam

Amid complaints that Class 12 Economics paper was leaked, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has cancelled the exam and decided to hold the re-exam for which the date will be announced within a week, said the board. Even the Class 10 mathematics paper, which was described tough by many students, stands cancelled and a re-exam will be held ...

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Apple launches new 9.7″ iPad, available in India from April @ Rs.28K

Apple has finally updated its iPad with support for Apple Pencil plus, besides giving it a facelift on performance, priced at $329 onwards. The new 9.7-inch iPad and Apple Pencil provides users to be more creative and productive, from sketching ideas to jotting down handwritten notes to marking up screenshots, said the company. The new iPad features a large Retina ...

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Pensioner’s Portal opens at EPFO website

EPFO has launched the pensioner’s portal https://mis.epfindia.gov.in/PensionPaymentEnquiry, at EPFO website by which all EPFO pensioners can get the details of their pension-related information including pension payment order number, Pensioner’s Payment Order details, Pensioner’s passbook information and other related information such as date of credit of pension, submission of pensioner’s life certificate among others. It helps to keep track of pensioners’ ...

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Tiangong-1 may burn in sky before hitting any city

China’s first model space station Tiangong-1 is slated to re-enter Earth’s atmosphere between March 30 and April 6, and the possible places where the debris will fall has remained elusive still. Currently, the 8.5-ton space station is descending into lower orbits, said Aerospace International, a research outfit that advises governments on space. Its calculation is that the space station may ...

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Women T20I Tri-Series: Aussie women beat India in opening match

The opening match of India vs. Australia in the women’s Twenty20 International (T20I) Tri-Series, that was played in Mumbai ended in disaster as the host team succumbed too early with 152 runs in their 20 overs, which was easily chased by Aussies to win by six wickets. The match was kicked off on Thursday when India was asked to bat ...

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First look of Gopichand film ‘Pantham’ released

Telugu hero Gopichand’s upcoming film ‘Pantham’, being produced by KK Radhamohan, has completed 60 percent of the shooting, said the producer on Wednesday. It is also the directorial debut film of screenwriter K. Chakravarthy who has written earlier for films such as Balupu, Power and Jai Lava Kusa. This film is a milestone for Gopichand, marking his 25th release and ...

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Indian Railways comes to the rescue of Bangalore traffic jams

In view of increasing bumper-to-bumper slow-moving Bangalore traffic during the peak hours, Indian Railways has come out with a plan to run suburban trains between Bengaluru-Whitefield section, in addition to 26 suburban trains introduced elsewhere in the city in the last one year. The project, involving Rs 492.87 crore, has been approved for construction. The 25 km stretch will connect ...

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CBSE Class 12 Maths paper a sigh of relief for many

After a tough physics paper, CBSE Class 12 students faced a not-very-tough chemistry paper and in the same vein the mathematics paper on Wednesday turned out to be easy compared to the first two subjects, said science stream students. The exam for CBSE class 12 mathematics exam was conducted today from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm and many teachers have ...

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Mohammad Bhai surfaces on TV, denies Shami wife Hasin’s claim on match fixing

London-based Mohammed Bhai, who has been named as the man behind Mohammed Shami’s match-fixing allegations, has come out in open denying the allegations. He said he never knew the Pakistani girl ‘Alishba’ named by Shami’s estranged wife Jahan as the conduit in Dubai who gave the money to Mohammad Shafi. He said he will join the investigation by the agencies. ...

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Kalyanram-starrer ‘Manchi Lakshnalunna Abbayi’ (MLA) set for Friday release

T.G. Viswa Prasad is presenting the film, "Manchi Lakshnalunna Abbayi", shorted as MLA, starring Nandamuri Kalyanram and Kajal Aggarwal in major roles. Produced by Blue Planet Entertainments, in association with People’s Media Factory, by Kiran Reddy and Bharat Chowdary, the film is Upendra Madhav’s debut directorial venture. The movie is set for releae on Friday, 23rd of March, said T.G. ...

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Raj Babbar resigns as UP Congress president after debacle in UP bypoll

Uttar Pradesh Congress president Raj Babbar has resigned for his post reportedly taking responsibility for the abysmal performance of the party in the recent UP bypoll elections to Lok Sabha seats in Gorakhpur and Phulpur. The bypoll dealt a shock to both BJP and Congress as the unexpected alliance of Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party played spoilsport at the ...

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Bengaluru Namma Metro staff postpone strike by one month

Bengaluru’s Namma Metro has not even finished one year of its full-stream functioning but facing teething problems with the staff, most of them are recruited on temporary basis, demanding a better deal and threatening to go on strike from Thursday. They have agreed to defer their strike by a month as BMRCL has offered talks. Currently, the state-run Bengaluru Metro ...

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World’s largest cities deplete water in rural surroundings too: Study

Urbanization has depleted the rural countryside of its people earlier and now evaporating its water, said a study. Many cities rely on renewable freshwater regularly refilled by precipitation, instead of depending on groundwater or desalinated water, it said. The study led by Colorado State University researchers found that 19 of the 29 largest cities world over depend on water resources ...

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