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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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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

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

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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’

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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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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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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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Stephen Hawking Dead, Last Advice to Humanity to Escape Earth Remains

Famous physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking, who was confined to a wheel-chair since late 1970s, died on Wednesday, March 14, when the world was celebrating the ‘Pi in the sky’ and the birth anniversary of Albert Einstein. His last prediction was that aliens would invade the earth and it is better for the humanity to escape and colonize either Mars ...

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Facebook opens Design4India Studio in Bengaluru

Facebook on Monday launched "Design4India Studio" in Bengaluru to provide support and mentorship to the design industry. The studio was launched to provide mentorship in design, innovation and entrepreneurship for software companies and startups, and the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) has also joined hands with Facebook in the venture. "Our first of many ‘Open for all’ ...

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World’s smallest PC ‘LIVA Q’ now available in India for Rs.15K

Taiwan-based electronics major Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has brought its world’s smallest computer to India on Tuesday. The Windows-based mini-PC called "LIVA Q" will be available in India for Rs.15,500, with dual network options. The pocket-sized device has the latest Intel Apollo Lake SOC processors along with 4GB RAM and 32GB eMMC storage and HDMI 2.0, running on Windows 10 ...

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Japan scientist finds 1 out of 15 exoplanets habitable

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Japanese astronomer team led by Teruyuki Hirano of Tokyo Institute of Technology has validated 15 exoplanets orbiting red dwarf systems and found one of them highly akin to Earth and habitable. It could be of particular interest as researchers describe it as a ‘super-Earth’, which could harbour liquid water, and potential alien life. One of them, K2-155 located around 200 light years ...

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March 14 is Pi Day, here’s what’s JPL planning to do in sky

March 14 is Pi Day, a celebration of the beloved number known as pi. JPL is celebrating Pi Day with the fifth annual “Pi in the Sky” illustrated math challenge, featuring pi-related space problems that you can do at home. Pi is often abbreviated as 3.14 (which is why Pi Day is celebrated on March 14), but there are actually an ...

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