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ISRO Launches PSLV-C36 Remote Sensing Satellite

In its 38th flight (PSLV-C36), ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched the 1,235 kg RESOURCESAT-2A Satellite on Wednesday morning (December 07, 2016) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. After PSLV-C36 lift-off at 10:25 am IST from the First Launch Pad with the ignition of the first stage, the subsequent important flight events, namely, strap-on ignitions and separations, ...

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Trump Nominates Gen ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis as Pentagon Chief Against Rule Book

US President-elect Donald Trump is likely to nominate retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as his selection for secretary of defense during his latest “thank you” tour in North Carolina tonight, said reports. Trump earlier stated in a Twitter message:”General James “Mad Dog” Mattis, who is being considered for Secretary of Defense, was very impressive yesterday. A true General’s General!” James ...

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Yearender: Fidel Castro or Jayalalithaa? Real Crusaders World Lost in 2016?

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa resembles the talented, educated and mature leader of masses while Fidel castro resembles the age-old image of a crusader for his people to lead a revolution and life-long respect in turn. Unfortunate but Fidel Castro lived up to see his promise for a revolution dwindle once his health deteriorated a decade ago but Jayalalithaa ...

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India Pitches for Cashless, Digital Payments Campaign

As the demonetisation laid bare the difficulties of rural India not matching the urban centres in banking and payment technology, the Indian government has decided to pitch for a campaign provide information, education and communication, holding camps for transiting to the digital mode of payment. Among the series of measures undertaken include incentives to the district administration which will give ...

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Heart of Asia Conference Tomorrow: What’s the Focus?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and other 12 represntatives from Asian countries at the much coveted Heart of Asia Conference being held in Amritsar tomorrow to highlight terrorism, trade and cooperation takes place. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will address the conference as External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is ill. Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar and ...

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Climate Change: Rise in Temperature Bothers WMO Chief

In a new report analyzing the global climate between 2011-2015, the World Meteorological Organization – the United Nations system’s weather agency – found an increasingly visible human footprint on extreme weather and climate events with dangerous and costly impacts. This “hot and wild” weather meant that global ocean temperatures rose at unprecedented levels, Arctic sea ice coverage and mountain glaciers ...

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10 Years of Ban ki Moon as UN Chief: Receives France Civilian Award

As United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demits office, it is time to recollect his accomplishments with some historic achievements uch as adoption of the historic Paris Agreement on climate change in December 2015 and setting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Speaking to the press in Paris, Mr. Ban thanked France for its support for the UN in combating violent extremism ...

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Demonetisation: Supreme Court Warns Govt to End Cash Crisis

The Supreme Court on Friday warned the government to find ways to end the cash crisis as people standing in long queues for hours every day may turn violent anytime leading to anarchy. Brushing aside the government contention, the court made it clear that “It is a serious issue.” Since it affects the entire population, it said, “You cannot deny ...

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Shops, Hotels to Remain Open 24/7 Soon: Minister Venkaiah Naidu

Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu said the Union Cabinet has approved the Model Shops and Establishment Act, facilitating round-the-clock working hours aimed at generating employment prospects by allowing cinema halls, restaurants, shops, banks and other such workplaces to remain open 24/7. Speaking to the representatives of the Media and Entertainment (M&E) sector, he said all their ...

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Vitamin B12 Deficiency Sensor Developed to Detect Dementia, Alzheimer Disease in Minutes

In old-age, the frequent occurrence of B12 deficiency could lead to dementia and even Alzheimer’s disease as the body metabolism fails to absorb the vitamin from the diet, requiring an early medical intervention. To help detect B12 deficieny early, Australia’s University of Adelaide researchers have developed a first of its kind optical sensor using a technique called Raman spectroscopy that ...

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RV College of Engineering to Conduct Uranium-Related Research in Karnataka

Board of Research in Nuclear Science has granted Rs.25 lakh to Bangalore=based RV College of Engineering for conducting research on spatial distribution of uranium and its impact on water in five districts of Karnataka. The grant for three years enables Bangalore’s No.1 engineering college to undertake the project entitled “Spatial distribution of Uranium and associated water quality parameters in Bangalore, Bangalore ...

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Promote Indian Entrepreneurs Abroad in Global Industries: Minister

Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, said that Indian entrepreneurship needs to be promoted in global electrical industry. While speaking at Light India Exhibition 2016, Goyal said, “We welcome technology from all around the world but at the end of the day, we would like to strengthen our Indian hands. ...

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ONGC Videsh to Acquire 11% Stake in JSC Vankorneft

India’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval to an cquisition by ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL) for 11% stake in JSC Vankorneft from M/s Rosneft Oil Company (Rosneft), the National Oil Company (NOC) of Russian Federation (Russia). Rosneft operates Vankor fields, with Vankorneft, its wholly owned subsidiary. OVL will be paying an ...

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Nobel for Chemistry Goes to Molecular Machine Developers

This year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to developers of molecular machines which will "most likely be used in the development of things such as new materials, sensors and energy storage systems". The developers who have been recognised for their research are Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa ...

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IMF Sees Subdued Growth, Warns of Stagnation, Rise in Protectionism

With global growth subpar at 3.1% in 2016, with slight increase to 3.4% next year, persistent stagnation in advanced economies could further fuel anti-trade sentiment with calls for protectionism in developed economies, said IMF in its latest outllok that may send warning bells to India and China. Global economic growth will remain subdued this year following a slowdown in the ...

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Nobel Prize Physics Goes to 3 US Scientists

The Nobel Prize in physics for 2016 has been awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Tuesday with one half to David J. Thouless of University of Washington, Seattle, US and the other half to F. Duncan M. Haldane of Princeton University, US and J. Michael Kosterlitz of Brown University, Providence, US for theoretical discoveries of topological phase ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Opening Tomorrow with Swim Events

Australia and USA teams with their biggest names in swimming have arrived in Rio as the competition for swimming events kicks off on Thursday, ahead of the official opening on Friday. The two big teams have been sizing each other up before the serious action kicks off, starting with men’s 400m individual medley heats. "I briefly saw them this morning, ...

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BREXIT Fall Out: PM Cameron to Quit in October

Now that the UK has done what was expected in the last one decade, exiting from the European Union, Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron has decided to quit from the office in October as the referendum went against his wish to continue in the Union. In India, the government’s reaction is on expected lines that the economy has enough "firepower" ...

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Godless Virus May Have Affected 4 Lakh Android Phones in India: Trend Micro

The new mobile malware "Godless" has affected nearly 4 lakh devices in India and about a million devices worldwide, said a report from cyber-security firm Trend Micro. In the report titled "Mobile App Reputation Service", it said the "Godless" malicious software, found in all app stores including Google Play, hides inside an app and operates on the root of the ...

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Mozart’s Music Reduces Hypertension (BP), Says Study

A study from the University Bochum in Germany showed in its recent comparative research of the classical music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss II vis-a-vis Abba of the 1980s that the hepertension comes down when you listen to Mozart or Strauss but not ABBA. They corraborated how Mozart’s music can reduce blood lipid concentration, blood pressure and heart ...

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