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Joy in Little Things: This Exhibition Captures Hope in Mundane Everyday Life of an Indian Metropolis

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Joy in Little Things: This Exhibition Captures Hope in Mundane Everyday Life of an Indian Metropolis

By Saket Suman Strolling up and down the streets is a routine affair for all of us but a humble Mumbai-based artist is out to capture hope and positivity that we fail to take note of in our humdrum lives. The “ways and subways of life”, says painter Mahesh Karambele, have not only led him to […]

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Unique Cyber Security Course Launched For Young Minds

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Unique Cyber Security Course Launched For Young Minds

New Delhi: In a bid to bring awareness among the youth regarding the growing cyber attacks and cyberbullying, Delhi-based IT risk assessment and digital security services provider Lucideus on Monday launched a first-of-its-kind cyber security course. Titled Cyber Whiz Kids, the course will delve into topics like basics of computers, hardware and software, basics of […]

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Holier Than Thou? These Indian Women Shattered Prevailing Notions Long Before Western Women’s Emancipation (Bookworm)

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Holier Than Thou? These Indian Women Shattered Prevailing Notions Long Before Western Women’s Emancipation (Bookworm)

By Saket Suman Title: Heroines — Powerful Indian Women of Myth and History; Author: Ira Mukhoty; Publisher: Aleph; Price: Rs 499; Pages: 211 Long before the concept of women’s emancipation became a realisation in the Western world, Indian history and mythology were already adorned by a series of prominent women figures who shattered all prevailing […]

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Handicrafts Exports From Northeast Poised For Quantum Jump

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Handicrafts Exports From Northeast Poised For Quantum Jump

By Raymond Kharmujai India’s north-eastern states, one of the richest in terms of eco-friendly crafts, exported handicrafts and handloom products to the tune of Rs 1,121.75 crore during the year 2015-16. The eight north-eastern states – Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura – are home to a large number of tribes […]

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Developing Countries Need Funds to Green Power Sectors: UNFCCC

By   /  February 8, 2017  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Developing Countries Need Funds to Green Power Sectors: UNFCCC

Developing countries need finance to green their power sectors under the Paris Climate Change Agreement, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) said on Tuesday. Countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean urgently need financial support to green their power sectors and thereby implement their national climate action plans under the Paris […]

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Time to Question Relevance of Personal Income Tax

By   /  February 8, 2017  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Time to Question Relevance of Personal Income Tax

Amit Kapoor Finance Minister Arun Jaitley put the spotlight on the issue of tax evasion in his February 1 budget speech with some eye-opening statistics. Out of an employed population of approximately 300 million, merely 37 million filed their income tax returns in 2015-16. Even if exempted sectors like agriculture are accounted for, this proportion […]

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Peacock Feathers Inspire New Variety of Non-Polluting Fabric Dyes

By   /  February 7, 2017  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Peacock Feathers Inspire New Variety of Non-Polluting Fabric Dyes

K.S. Jayaraman  The beauty of peacocks, with their dazzling multi-coloured feathers, has always provided inspiration to poets and artists in their creative work. Now, peacock feathers have inspired a team of Chinese scientists to develop a new way to colour fabrics without the use of traditional dyes that enter streams and rivers, causing environmental pollution. […]

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Every Second Child in Urban India Feels Unsafe Online: Survey

By   /  February 7, 2017  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Every Second Child in Urban India Feels Unsafe Online: Survey

Every second child on internet in urban India feels unsafe while around 16 per cent receive inappropriate messages online, a new study has revealed. According to a survey conducted by mobile operator Telenor India’s ‘WebWise’ — a flagship programme on children’s cyber safety and security — around 99 per cent schoolchildren in urban India use […]

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New Tech to Make Data Transfer 10 Times Faster Than 5G

By   /  February 7, 2017  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on New Tech to Make Data Transfer 10 Times Faster Than 5G

Researchers have developed a terahertz (THz) transmitter capable of transmitting digital data at a rate 10 times or more faster than that offered by the fifth-generation mobile networks (5G) expected to appear around 2020. The terahertz transmitter could make it possible for the whole content on a DVD (digital versatile disk) to be transferred in […]

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How to Protect Quantum Computing Networks from Hacking

By   /  February 7, 2017  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on How to Protect Quantum Computing Networks from Hacking

At a time when computing has become more vulnerable to hacking, researchers have uncovered clues that could help administrators protect quantum computing networks from external attacks. In their paper, published in the journal Science Advances, the researchers explained that not only traditional computer systems, which use zeros and ones, are vulnerable to hacking but also […]

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