Archive for December 20th, 2017

Cosmic rays from exploding stars affecting Earth’s climate: Study

London, Dec 20 :  Cosmic rays raining down from exploded stars and variations in the Sun’s magnetic activity can affect climate on Earth, claims a study.
These high-energy particles can influence the formation and growth of cloud condensation nuclei — the seeds necessary for forming clouds in the atmosphere, showed…

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Was approached for Rakesh Sharma biopic says Priyanka Chopra

Mumbai Dec 20 (ANI): Global icon Priyanka Chopra, who is known to speak her heart out, made a huge confirmation that she was supposed to star in astronaut Rakesh Sharma’s biopic starring Aamir Khan.

While speaking at the Red Carpet of 2017 Zee Cine Awards, the 35-year-old…

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RBI places Bank of India under PCA framework

Mumbai, Dec 20 :   The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has initiated “prompt corrective action” (PCA) measures against state-run lender Bank of India in the view of its high non-performing assets (NPAs).

According to a BSE filing, the RBI placed the lender under PCA on Tuesday, consequent to the…

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Bengal to build 13,000 km rural roads

Kolkata, Dec 20 :  The West Bengal government is set to build another 13,000 km of rural roads in various districts ahead of Panchayat elections next year, a minister said on Wednesday.

In 2011, the state had got the central government’s nod to construct some 20,000 km of…

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Sumeet Mittal to act in ‘Yeh Un Dinon…’

Mumbai, Dec 20 :   Producer Sumeet Mittal will make his acting debut in “Yeh Un Dinon Ki Baat Hai”, which is based on his love story with wife Shashi. Actor Jiten Lalwani will replace actress Sadiya Siddiqui as the narrator in the romantic drama show.

An adaptation of the real-life…

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IIT devises health monitoring venture for elderly

Kolkata, Dec 20 :  IIT Kharagpur has come up with a social entrepreneurial venture OASIS (Old Age Support Integrated Services) to bridge the gap between the elderly population and caregivers, a statement said on Wednesday.

OASIS is a comprehensive structure that juxtaposes an information system with health monitoring.

It aims to…

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Ignore Rahul, build the party, Modi tells BJP

New Delhi, Dec 20 :  Upbeat over the BJP’s win in Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked party MPs not to get distracted by Rahul Gandhi questioning his (Modi’s) credibility and told them to strengthen the organisation at the grassroots by promoting young leaders for the 2019…

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RS proceedings disrupted over PM’s remarks against Manmohan

New Delhi, Dec 20 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks against his predecessor Manmohan Singh during the Gujarat poll campain today washed out the pre-lunch proceedings in the Rajya Sabha after Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said there was no question of giving an apology.

The proceedings were stalled…

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HC directs Delhi Govt. to stay order of hike in private schools fees

New Delhi Dec 20 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed Delhi government, led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, to stay the order of a hike in the private schools fees in the name of 7th Pay Commission till further order.

The court was hearing a petition filed by…

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800,000 fewer Bangladeshi migrants in India: UN

United Nations, Dec 20 The number of Bangladeshis living in India has come down by 800,000 since 2000 and now stands at 3.1 million, a UN report said.

In 2000, there were 3.9 million migrants from Bangladesh living in India, according to the 2017 International Migration Report…

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