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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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Doctors make patients familiarize with Apple’s Health Records feature

Apple health records

When Dr. Robert Harrington, cardiologist and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Stanford, sees patients, they frequently pass him stacks of printed medical records and spreadsheets, hand-drawn charts or their smartphone with notes and photos. Occasionally, they’ll enter his office with grocery bags full of medications to walk him through the details of their care. “People hand you all ...

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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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EC Constitutes Panel to Probe Leak of Karnataka Poll Dates

Karnataka Elections

The Election Commission of India has taken serious note of the leak of Karnataka elections date by a BJP functionary before its official announcement. In a statement, the EC said, “It was brought to the notice of the Commission that minutes before the official announcement of the Election Schedule, Mr Amit Malviya (BJP party IT head) in a Tweet had ...

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Elon Musk joins trend, deletes SpaceX, Tesla Facebook pages

As Delete facebook is gaining momentum, SpaceX and Tesla chief Elon Musk has removed the verified official pages of his top companies on Friday, minutes after a comment on Twitter in support of the #DeleteFacebook movement. Soon after deletion, Elon Musk quipped, “What’s Facebook?”. Earlier, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton urged his followers to delete Facebook by tweeting it’s time to ...

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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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