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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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Diamond impurities indicate water flows deep in Earth’s mantle too

A scientist from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has discovered the first direct evidence that fluid water pockets may exist as far as 500 miles deep into the Earth’s mantle. Impurities in diamond have no value in the jewelry business but for UNLV geoscientist Oliver Tschauner and his colleagues, diamonds pushed up from the Earth’s interior had traces of ...

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Andhra CM ponders Hyperloop for future transportation

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu never flips any project if it has tech advantage and in his bid to make the upcoming capital Amaravati unique and robust, he is pondering the possibility of Hyperloop transportation. The blue print work is on to build India’s first Hyperloop transportation facility to connect Vijayawada with Amaravati in Andhra Pradesh, covering 40-km ...

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Sridevi never had history of heart problems, says Sanjay Kapoor

Sridevi’s sudden heart attack has shocked not only her family but the entire Bollywood as she had no history of any heart ailment. According to family sources, the actress, staying in Jumeirah Emirates Tower hotel in Dubai, fell unconscious in the hotel washroom on Saturday night at 11 pm after suffering a heart attack. Her family members soon rushed her ...

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Sridevi’s failed wish

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Sridevi has long dreamed about seeing her daughter Jahnvi Kapoor’s upcoming film “Dhadak”, starring Shahid Kapoor’s brother Ishaan Khatter and produced by Karan Johar, but will not be there when the film hits screens on July 20. Sridevi, who was media-shy by nature, kept her daughters away from the glare of media and paparazzi until her elder daughter Jahnvi turned ...

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Trump Admn cracks whip on H1B Visa, Indian techies to pack up sooner than before

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Unlike the expectations, the Trump administration has finally cracked the whip on H1B work visa rules making it difficult for the ‘friendly-nation’ India’s passport holders, especially IT employees, who may find it just impossible to turn them into Green Cards now. The changes announced in a memo issued by the US Citizenship & Immigration Services on Friday, February 22 makes ...

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Amateur astronomer greeted by exploding supernova

As luck would have it, a supernova greeted an amateur astronomer who has just focused his camera and soon an international team of researchers were alerted to validate theoretical predictions about the initial evolution of such stellar explosions. Current theory suggests an explosive shockwave travels through the star’s interior before reaching the surface and producing a sharp peak of electromagnetic ...

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‘Chameleon’ ocean bacteria can shift their colors

Cyanobacteria – which propel the ocean engine and help sustain marine life – can shift their colour like chameleons to match different coloured light across the world’s seas, according to research by an international collaboration including the University of Warwick. The researchers have shown that Synechococcus cyanobacteria – which use light to capture carbon dioxide from the air and produce energy for ...

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IFMR Capital rebrands to become Northern Arc Capital

IFMR Capital, one of India’s leading debt capital platforms, has unveiled a new brand identity and will henceforth be known as Northern Arc Capital. Inspired by an ancient trade route that provided the first contact between the worlds of those with access to those without, Northern Arc Capital will continue to be the critical link between providers and users of ...

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Rahul Gandhi calls on President

A day after the Republic Day, Congress President Rahul Gandhi called on President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Saturday. It was not clear why Rahul Gandhi paid a visit to Rashtrapati Bhavan a day after the President hosted “At Home” reception on the Rashtrapati Bhavan lawns on the 69th Republic Day on Friday. Rahul ...

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Central University Employees meet minister

A delegation of Central University Non-Teaching employees met Union Minister of State PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Jitendra Singh in New Delhi on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 and demanded resumption of “festival allowance” which, according to them, they were receiving earlier but had got discontinued . The delegation led by Surjit Manhas, President od Delhi University and College Karamchari ...

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COMEDK 2018 Applications Last Date is April 19, Test on May 13

For the current academic year 2018-19, COMEDK will hold an online examination all over India on Sunday, the 13th May 2018, across 300 centres for the Engineering programs and about 20,000 seats are being offered by around 190 colleges in the state of Karnataka. The test will be followed by offline counseling. Following the National Eligibility -cum- Entrance Test (NEET) ...

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Himalayas shivering as mercury falls below zero

The ongoing severe cold wave is hitting the Himalayan region unseen before with many of Indian and Nepal towns gripping under shivers on Sunday. In Nepal, extreme cold weather is sweeiping the region due to disturbance in weather though the minimum temperature of Kathmandu was recorded at 6.3 Degree Celsius on Sunday. According to Meteorological Forecasting Division, the extremely cold ...

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Lalu gets jail term, Rs.5 lakh fine

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RJD leader and former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad has been sent to three and a half years jail and fined Rs.5 lakh in a fodder scam case that has kept his political career chequered in the last one decade. Special CBI judge Shivpal Singh on Saturday announced the sentence following a procrastinated hearing in the case. Lalu was convicted on ...

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Vivo V5 Lite to be launched in March 2018; Expected specs, price

The upcoming Vivo V5 Lite is expected to be launched in March 2018. It features an HD resolution IPS LCD that measures 5.5-inch(13.97 cm) screen with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels, indicating a sharper display. It also sports a fingerprint sensor for the security of the device.The Vivo V5 Lite comes in multiple colour options like Rose Gold and Champange ...

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Nokia E1 Comes with 5.5″ display

     The Nokia E1 is an upcoming Smartphone rumored to come with a 5.5-inch touch screen display with a 1080 resolution.The pixel density is 401 PPI.The Nokia E1 comes with Android 7.0 Nougat,powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 pro chipset that bears 4GB of RAM and a 2.6GHz octa-core processor.An Adreno 306 GPU graphics engine. The Finnish Smartphone ...

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Veterinary surgeons perform first-known brain surgery on seal

A neurosurgical team at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University has successfully performed what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind brain surgery on a Northern fur seal named Ziggy Star in an attempt to address her worsening neurologic condition. Ziggy, an adult female, is recovering well at her permanent home at Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut. “The ability ...

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NOAA Satellite keeps an eye on US holiday travel weather

A satellite view of the U.S. on Dec. 22 revealed holiday travelers on both coasts are running into wet weather. A visible image from NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite showed systems affecting the Pacific Northwest, the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys and the areas from the southeastern U.S. to the Mid-Atlantic. NOAA’s GOES-East satellite provides infrared and visible data of the eastern half ...

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