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Sensex Crashes by 1100 Points

While the market is going agogue over the sudden crash of Sensex by 1100 point in intra-day trading on Monday, eroding about Rs.4 lakh crore from the pockets of shareholders, there is one reason for optimists to smile.  BUY now! Many TV show experts are suggesting the move to buy but foreign investors are driven by the ripple effect created ...

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Imagine World Map Without Humans, Here It Is!

An interesting study by Arhus University in Spain has come out with a world map sans humans and how it would have shaped the animal world on Earth, if man had not appeared about 100,000 years ago.   The fact that the greatest diversity of large mammals is found in Africa reflects past human activities – and not climatic or ...

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Demand for Coffee Can Create Rift with Poorer Nations: Study

The explosion in worldwide coffee consumption in the past two decades has generally not benefitted farmers of coffee beans in poorer nations along the equator, said a new study. A University of Kansas (KU) researcher studying trade and globalization has found that the shift to “technified” coffee production in the 1970s and 1980s has created harsher economic and ecological consequences ...

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Antarctic Detector Confirms Cosmic Neutrino Sighting

IMAGE: A A HIGH-ENERGY NEUTRINO EVENT OF THE NORTHERN SKY SUPERIMPOSED ON A VIEW OF THE ICECUBE LAB AT THE SOUTH POLE.(CREDIT: ICECUBE COLLABORATION) Researchers using the IceCube Neutrino Observatory have sorted through the billions of subatomic particles that zip through its frozen cubic-kilometer-sized detector each year to gather powerful new evidence in support of 2013 observations confirming the existence of ...

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India Seeks to Block Onion Exports, Increase Imports to Control Price

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With the onion prices skyrocketing, the Indian government has cracked whip on rising prices of onions in the country going for a faster track imports and a tender has been floated for 10,000 MT of Onions which will be opened on 27th August, 2015. Currently, the onion prices are in the range of Rs. 80 (US$1.2) per kilogram. To offset the ...

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Why OROP Issue Was a Pre-poll Harakiri by BJP?

The One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme that was hanging on the Finance Ministry for over five years, both the Congress-led UPA government and the BJP-led NDA government under Narendra Modi should own the responsibility for perpetuating it despite full knowledge that it was beyond mere political calculations involving a huge dent on the exchequer. While the Congress relented just ...

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Supreme Court relents, Allows CBSE 2 Months to Hold AIPMT 2015

Following the CBSE’s inability to conduct the cancelled AIPMT 2015 entrance exam within a month, the Supreme Court on Friday gave two months time to the Board to conduct the exam, preferably before August 16. Following paper leak and mass copying reports, the apex court cancelled the AIPMT held on May 3 and asked the board to re-conduct the AIPMT ...

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Choice Based Credit System Not to Hamper Academic Liberty, Clarifies UGC

The UGC has clarified that the introduction of Choice Based Credit System will not in any way hamper the academic liberal environment of the universities, despite rumblings from several institutions and universities in the country. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has been trying to introduce the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) for quite some time and guidelines have been framed ...

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Ramzan 2015: Muslims’ Month-Long Fast Begins

Ramzan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, began on Thursday with Muslims observing daytime fasting and converging in Iftar parties in the night to break their day-long fast, an occasion for both social gatherings and religious get-together. President of India Pranab Mukherjee has greeted all fellows Muslims on the occasion of the commencement of the holy month of ...

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