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New virus with 'pandemic potential' emerges in China

30 Jun 2020

New virus with 'pandemic potential' emerges in China

While the world is grappling with coronavirus, which originated in China, worrying details of a new virus have emerged.

Scientists created a lifelike model of embryonic life: Details here

12 Jun 2020

Scientists created a lifelike model of embryonic life: Details here

In a major development, a team of scientists claims to have created a model of early embryonic life in a lab.

Cable from Earth to Moon? It can change space travel

28 Aug 2019

Cable from Earth to Moon? It can change space travel

You may have heard about the concept of space-elevator, a literal lift capable of taking Earthlings into orbit.

Hackers can steal passwords by listening to how you type

09 Jun 2019

Hackers can steal passwords by listening to how you type

Hackers are always on the lookout to mine personal information of people and use it as a means to defraud them.

Jaitley questions Rahul's qualification, says he got M.Phil without Masters

13 Apr 2019

Jaitley questions Rahul's qualification, says he got M.Phil without Masters

A day after Union Minister Smriti Irani's educational qualification dominated political conversations in the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley took a swipe at Congress President Rahul Gandhi saying he got his M.Phil degree without completing Masters.

Citing timing, Gita Mehta, Naveen Patnaik's sister, refuses Padma Shri

26 Jan 2019

Citing timing, Gita Mehta, Naveen Patnaik's sister, refuses Padma Shri

Author Gita Mehta, who is also the sister of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, refused the Padma Shri award, announced on Friday, saying the timing isn't right.

India-born Akshay Venkatesh wins Fields Medal, the 'Nobel' of mathematics

02 Aug 2018

India-born Akshay Venkatesh wins Fields Medal, the 'Nobel' of mathematics

New-Delhi born and Australia-bred Akshay Venkatesh has made India real proud.

Anand, 'Super 30' mentor, accused of fraud, misleading JEE aspirants

24 Jul 2018

Anand, 'Super 30' mentor, accused of fraud, misleading JEE aspirants

For years now, celebrated mathematician Anand Kumar has made headlines as the mentor whose students from poor backgrounds almost always make it to the prestigious IITs.

UK: Indian-origin entrepreneur's start-up set to combat fake news globally

22 Jul 2018

UK: Indian-origin entrepreneur's start-up set to combat fake news globally

An Indian-origin entrepreneur's UK-based start-up that uses a machine-learning algorithm to sift fact from fiction is set to combat fake news around the world.

AI algorithm can teach cars to self-drive in 20 minutes

07 Jul 2018

AI algorithm can teach cars to self-drive in 20 minutes

Wayve, a startup founded by two researchers from the Cambridge University, has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that can learn how to drive a car from scratch in 20 minutes.

UK: Indian-origin student racially abused for defending hijab-clad woman

13 Jun 2018

UK: Indian-origin student racially abused for defending hijab-clad woman

A 28-year-old Indian-origin student in the UK has been racially attacked by a white man, shouting, "Brexit, go back home," after the Briton made sexist remarks towards a hijab-clad woman.

5 highly educated politicians you wouldn't know about

02 Jun 2018

5 highly educated politicians you wouldn't know about

If you want a government job in India, you should at least be a graduate. But if you're going to become a politician, people's support is more than enough.

How AAP is changing Delhi's troubled education system

25 May 2018

How AAP is changing Delhi's troubled education system

Education is the most neglected sector in this country, but Delhi's Aam Aadmi Party has always worked towards reversing the trend.

Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal: Twitter gets involved, confirms selling data access

30 Apr 2018

Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal: Twitter gets involved, confirms selling data access

The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal started with Cambridge University researcher Aleksandr Kogan.

Indian-origin scientist Pratibha Gai awarded Britain's royal damehood

30 Dec 2017

Indian-origin scientist Pratibha Gai awarded Britain's royal damehood

Indian-origin scientist Pratibha Gai has been appointed a Dame (female equivalent for a knight) for her services to chemical sciences and technology, as per the Queen's New Year's Honours List 2018, that was released on Saturday.

Stephen Hawking's 1966 PhD thesis posted online, breaks the internet!

24 Oct 2017

Stephen Hawking's 1966 PhD thesis posted online, breaks the internet!

The general public's interest in "Properties of Expanding Universes", the 51-year-old PhD thesis by Stephen Hawking, has crashed Cambridge University's website on the very first day it was made available for free.

Shoe thrown at Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya in Gujarat

29 May 2017

Shoe thrown at Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya in Gujarat

Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Mansukh Mandaviya had a shoe hurled at him on Sunday at a public function in Vallabhipur town in Gujarat's Bhavnagar district.

Artificial Womb 'Biobag' for preemies: Are human babies next?

28 Apr 2017

Artificial Womb 'Biobag' for preemies: Are human babies next?

Scientists have taken a significant step towards an artificial womb by developing eight fetal lambs inside 'Biobags'.

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's visit to strengthen UK-India relations

19 Jan 2017

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's visit to strengthen UK-India relations

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is on a two-day visit to attend India's flagship geo-political conference Raisina Dialogue.

Shoe hurled at Punjab CM Badal

11 Jan 2017

Shoe hurled at Punjab CM Badal

A shoe was hurled at Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at a public meeting in Bhatinda; the perpetrator identified as Gurbachan Singh, hurled a shoe at the CM while he was speaking about reforms.

Now Kejriwal, Raghubar Das join shoe-victim club

02 Jan 2017

Now Kejriwal, Raghubar Das join shoe-victim club

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had a shoe hurled at him while addressing a public meeting at Rohtak; however, the shoe missed the target and the thrower, a local youth, was apprehended and handed over to police.

Rahul Gandhi narrowly escapes shoe attack

26 Sep 2016

Rahul Gandhi narrowly escapes shoe attack

While travelling in an open vehicle through the town of Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh today, Rahul Gandhi narrowly dodged a shoe.