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Hot days Ahead But a Good Sign for Farmers: Analysts

By   /  March 29, 2017  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Hot days Ahead But a Good Sign for Farmers: Analysts

The pre-monsoon rains will be negligible this season leading to excessive heat in April and May, but this is a good sign for farmers, weather analysts said on Tuesday. The India Meteorological Department has already declared heatwave condition in Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. On Monday, Barmer in Rajasthan sizzled at 44 degrees Celsius. The […]

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New Technique Could Lead to Earlier Diagnosis of Liver Cancer

By   /  March 28, 2017  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on New Technique Could Lead to Earlier Diagnosis of Liver Cancer

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a way to determine, by sequencing DNA of liver cells, whether those cells have been exposed to a potent carcinogen, thereby paving the way for earlier diagnosis of the deadly disease. In many parts of the world, exposure to a fungal product called aflatoxin is […]

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A Brief Biographical Sketch of Hangmila Shaiza: First Woman MLA in the Manipur Legislative Assembly

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on A Brief Biographical Sketch of Hangmila Shaiza: First Woman MLA in the Manipur Legislative Assembly

By Pamkhuila Shaiza (EMN) Manipur had to wait for 18 long years since gaining statehood in 1972 to get the first Woman MLA of the State in Hangmila Shaiza in 1990. Known for possessing a versatile and dynamic personality, Hangmila Shaiza also served as the First Lady of Manipur during her husband’s Chief Ministership of […]

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New Wi-Fi System to Provide 100 Times Faster Internet

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on New Wi-Fi System to Provide 100 Times Faster Internet

Scientists have developed a new wireless internet based on harmless infrared rays that is 100 times faster than existing wi-fi network and has the capacity to support more devices without getting congested. low wi-fi is a source of irritation that nearly everyone experiences. Wireless devices in the home consume ever more data, and it is […]

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Australian Researchers Ask Stargazers to Help Find ‘Planet 9’

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Australian Researchers Ask Stargazers to Help Find ‘Planet 9’

The Australian National University (ANU) has called on amateur astronomers to help its researchers find a new planet in the Solar System. The project to find “Planet 9” is led by ANU astrophysicist Dr Brad Tucker, and will require the help of passionate stargazers who could be the first to set eyes on something no […]

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Assam, the Pride of North East and its River Festival

By   /  March 26, 2017  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Assam, the Pride of North East and its River Festival

By Kamal Baruah  Assam is the gateway to the north east. It is a land of multi-ethnic, multi-linguistic and multi-religious society. Surely it has enormous potential to make it a must visit location. “Atithi Devo Bhava,” Known Assamese hospitality is a reflection of their culture. They are truly warm hearted people of hills and valleys. […]

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‘Over 70 Percent of Country’s Water Aquifers are Overdrawn’

By   /  March 26, 2017  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on ‘Over 70 Percent of Country’s Water Aquifers are Overdrawn’

By Kushagra Dixit At 76 million, India has the largest number of people living without access to safe water in the world, and experts warn of a looming crisis ass over 73 per cent of the country’s aquifers are being overdrawn. “About 73 per cent of the ground water aquifers are in ‘overdraft’, which means we […]

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Indians Dream Big, But Bad Financial Planners: Survey

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Indians Dream Big, But Bad Financial Planners: Survey

Dreamers are great achievers — but Indians, who generally dream big, fail to achieve their dreams as they are bad financial planners, a survey conducted by Aviva Life Insurance Company has said. The Aviva Pan India Plan survey 2017 said the millennials are better financial planners, while women are catching up fast with men on […]

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Sea Ice Sinks to Record Lows At Both Poles This Year

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Sea Ice Sinks to Record Lows At Both Poles This Year

While Arctic Sea ice reached this year a record low wintertime maximum extent, sea ice around Antarctica also hit its lowest extent ever recorded by satellites at the end of summer in the Southern Hemisphere, scientists have said. In February this year, the combined Arctic and Antarctic sea ice extent was at its lowest point […]

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India’s UN Connect: A Treasured Tome

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on India’s UN Connect: A Treasured Tome

By Vishnu Makhijani (IANS) This one surely is for posterity, perhaps the first exhaustive and definitive work on the India-UN connect over the past seven decades, presented in 70 theme-based chapters spread over three sections. “It is my conviction that the UN embodies in its ideals India’s aspirations,” writes Hardeep Puri, a former Indian Permanent Representative […]

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