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Anti-cancer DNA research wins Nobel prize for Chemistry

7 Oct 2015

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Anti-cancer DNA research wins Nobel prize for Chemistry

The $960,000 2015 Nobel Prize for Chemistry will be shared between three scientists from Sweden, USA and Turkey - Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar respectively.

Nobel Prize for Physics announced

6 Oct 2015

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Nobel Prize for Physics announced

The 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded "for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass".

Three scientists awarded Nobel prize in medicine

5 Oct 2015

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Three scientists awarded Nobel prize in medicine

Three scientists from Ireland, Japan and China - William C Campbell, Satoshi Ōmura and Youyou Tu - have been awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine.

Does water boost chances of extraterrestrial life?

29 Sep 2015

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Does water boost chances of extraterrestrial life?

Following NASA's announcement on 28 September 2015 regarding Martian water, NASA's associate-administrator for science John Grunsfeld, talked of sending a spacecraft in the 2020s to directly look for life on Mars.

Mumbai station to get Google's free Wi-Fi

29 Sep 2015

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Mumbai station to get Google's free Wi-Fi

The deployment of Google Wi-Fi networks across Indian railway stations will start from October 2015.

ASTROSAT launched after a decade of delays

28 Sep 2015

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ASTROSAT launched after a decade of delays

India's first space observatory, ASTROSAT entered into orbit 25 minutes after its 10 AM lift-off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

Google's 17th birthday

27 Sep 2015

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Google's 17th birthday

Incorporated in 1998, Google Inc. celebrates its 17th birthday today.

Encryption controversy: Social media and whatsapp exempted

22 Sep 2015

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Encryption controversy: Social media and whatsapp exempted

As the draft of the proposed encryption policy was made public, there was a huge outrage among the netizens.

Cancer stents, drugs to sell at economic prices

20 Sep 2015

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Cancer stents, drugs to sell at economic prices

The Indian health ministry is working on making cancer medicines available at substantially lower price.

#instagram #advertising #newideas #newleapforward

10 Sep 2015

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#instagram #advertising #newideas #newleapforward

Instagram has decided to take a leap forward with its latest announcement that it will now be allowing advertisements.

107 'sunshine countries' to be part of solar conclave

4 Sep 2015

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107 'sunshine countries' to be part of solar conclave

Union Government is going to launch the global partnership on solar energy at a conclave in New Delhi.

Neonatal tetanus: Hurrah, it's gone!

2 Sep 2015

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Neonatal tetanus: Hurrah, it's gone!

Modi announced at the Call for Action-Summit that India is officially free of neonatal-tetanus.

Mars isolation experiment gets underway

30 Aug 2015

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Mars isolation experiment gets underway

The Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) will now see six people from different nationalities shut themselves inside a dome for a year in an isolated area in Hawaii.

The big name reveal: Android M is Marshmallow!

18 Aug 2015

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The big name reveal: Android M is Marshmallow!

Google has officially revealed the name of the latest mobile operating system - Android M as Marshmallow.

 Rs.10.8 crore fine imposed on telecom companies

08 Aug 2015

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Rs.10.8 crore fine imposed on telecom companies

Having been found guilty of exceeding radiation limits set by the government in 2012, telcos like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Reliance and other major companies in India have been fined large amounts.

Facebook's solar powered Aquila aircraft ready to fly

4 Aug 2015

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Facebook's solar powered Aquila aircraft ready to fly

Aquila, Facebook's first full-scale aircraft launched under the internet.org initiative was fully constructed by the aerospace team in UK.

Goodbye Google+!

3 Aug 2015

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Goodbye Google+!

Google+ is on its way out; Google has spent the last few months taking it to pieces.

Microsoft is back in the game

3 Aug 2015

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Microsoft is back in the game

Microsoft has come out with the latest update to Windows- the Windows 10 improving on Windows 8.

Emphasis on health programs decreasing?

26 Jul 2015

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Emphasis on health programs decreasing?

The proposed cut of Rs 60 Billion in the healthcare budget and restrictions in health programmes sparked issues over the falling importance of AIDS programmes.

The search for extra-terrestrial life is fuelled

21 Jul 2015

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The search for extra-terrestrial life is fuelled

The biggest ever search for alien life, termed "Breakthrough Initiatives", with a funding of $100 million has been launched.

 Apple introduces the newer, snazzier iPod Touch

20 Jul 2015

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Apple introduces the newer, snazzier iPod Touch

The latest iPod Touch released last week is almost as good as the iPhone 6, but cheaper and smaller, with the upgraded 64-bit A8 chip.

WhatsApp, Viber local calls may not remain free

18 Jul 2015

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WhatsApp, Viber local calls may not remain free

Upholding the concept of net neutrality, a high level government committee recommended that users will not be able to make free domestic calls using WhatsApp, Skype and Viber.

Muslims applaud Snapchat's Mecca livestream!

15 Jul 2015

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Muslims applaud Snapchat's Mecca livestream!

Muslims all around the world are in awe of Snapchat's 300-second long live story on Ramadan prayers in Mecca.

Pledge of $3.4 billion for Ebola recovery made at UN

12 Jul 2015

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Pledge of $3.4 billion for Ebola recovery made at UN

Around $3.4 billion in pledges were made at the United Nations to help West-African nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

India launches its heaviest commercial space mission

11 Jul 2015

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India launches its heaviest commercial space mission

India launched its costliest heaviest space mission (weighing 1440 Kg) which has put 5 British satellites into the orbit after a magnificent takeoff.

New Horizons probe sends new pictures of Pluto

11 Jul 2015

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New Horizons probe sends new pictures of Pluto

NASA's probe New Horizons has sent a new image of the dwarf planet to reveal some of its geology to the scientists.

Mastercard catches the 'selfie' bug

6 Jul 2015

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Mastercard catches the 'selfie' bug

As an alternative to SecureCode, Mastercard is looking to introduce facial recognition as its security software which will ask the online shoppers for a selfie while making purchases.

Digital India project garners Rs 4,50,000 crore investment

2 Jul 2015

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Digital India project garners Rs 4,50,000 crore investment

Indian government's pet project Digital India got investments worth more than Rs 4.5 lakh crores from various industry players after the launch of the Digital India week.

SpaceX's Falcon 9 disintegrates after launch

29 Jun 2015

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 disintegrates after launch

SpaceX's Falcon-9 rocket went up in flames on 28 Jun'15.

Modi's solar dream gets a $20 billion push

23 Jun 2015

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Modi's solar dream gets a $20 billion push

Japan's SoftBank Corp along with Sunil Mittal's Bharti Enterprises and Taiwanese Foxconn will invest a staggering $20 billion to generate solar power in India.

4G services at Haryana’s doorstep

22 Jun 2015

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4G services at Haryana’s doorstep

After Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu, Airtel launched its 4G plan in Haryana. Hisar is the fourth city in Haryana to get 4G connectivity.

Philae wakes up from hibernation after 7 months!

16 Jun 2015

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Philae wakes up from hibernation after 7 months!

European Space Agency's Comet Lander-Philae woke up from its seven month long hibernation and sent a 300 data packet signal to ESA's operations at Darmstadt, Germany.

MERS labelled as "large and complex"

13 Jun 2015

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MERS labelled as "large and complex"

Calling the MERS outbreak 'large and complex', the WHO said that more cases were being expected.

Oculus Rift will ship with a Xbox-one controller

13 Jun 2015

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Oculus Rift will ship with a Xbox-one controller

Microsoft will partner with Oculus to supply a Xbox-One controller with every Virtual Reality (VR) Rift headset.

 M. Williams pleads for legalisation of medicinal marijuana

11 Jun 2015

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M. Williams pleads for legalisation of medicinal marijuana

TV personality Montel Williams came out in the support of legalisation of medicinal marijuana in Pennsylvania, by sharing his thoughts in an op-ed column.

Celebrate World Environment Day today!

5 Jun 2015

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Celebrate World Environment Day today!

World Environment Day is a United Nations initiative started in 1972 and is celebrated on June 5. It aims at encouraging global awareness about the degrading state of our environment and calls for people to take some positive action. Run by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), it has unique themes every year.

Brin defends Google self-driven car accident records

5 Jun 2015

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Brin defends Google self-driven car accident records

Google co-founder Sergey Brin has refused to provide the company's self-driven cars' accident reports, as demanded by the group Consumer Watchdog.

 R.I.P. Typo

3 Jun 2015

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R.I.P. Typo

Typo Products and BlackBerry Ltd. have agreed to settle their patent war over the sale of smartphone keyboards.

 Meizu set to enter Indian mobile market today

18 May 2015

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Meizu set to enter Indian mobile market today

According to Meizu's Facebook page, the Chinese mobile maker will most likely launch its products in India on 18 May.

 Airtel CEO commits to net neutrality in email

20 Apr 2015

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Airtel CEO commits to net neutrality in email

CEO Gopal Vittal defended Airtel Zero amidst online campaigns that have urged users to defend India's net neutrality.