Archive for December, 2018

US professor resigns amid threats over controversial tweets

Washington, Dec 29  A US university professor who received death threats after posting several controversial tweets has said that he was resigning because the year-long harassment has made his situation “unsustainable”.

George Ciccariello-Maher, a professor of politics and global studies at the Drexel University, Philadelphia, had been teaching…

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Computer-based optical method detects early stage cervical cancer

Kolkata, Dec 29 A computer-based optical method, developed by Indian scientists, can pin-point precancerous cervical cells and healthy cells, thereby providing early indications of cervical cancer.

The optical method, devised by scientists from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata, and Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur…

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Apple earns five times higher per unit profit than Samsung

New Delhi, Dec 29  Apple earned the maximum per unit profit at $151 in the third quarter of 2017, followed by its arch rival Samsung which earned $31 profit per unit, a new research from Counterpoint said on Thursday.

“Apple’s per unit profit is five times higher than Samsung…

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Draft bill proposes exit test for AYUSH graduates

New Delhi, Dec 29The government wants AYUSH medical graduates to clear an exit examination before becoming eligible to practise the profession, something on the lines of a similar norm proposed in the National Medical Commission Bill that received the Union Cabinet’s clearance recently.

The proposal is part of a…

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Swine flu virus hits Rajasthan hardest in December

Jaipur, Dec 29 Swine flu cases in Rajasthan smashed all past records in the month of December, with no less than 310 persons testing positive in the state.
In the last four days alone, 113 new cases of swine flu were reported. While on December 24 and 25, 28 new…

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Thermal plants told to implement flue gas de-sulphurisation

New Delhi, Dec 29 The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued directions to thermal power plants to ensure compliance with its revised implementation plan for installation of flue gas de-sulphurisation (FGD) and other emission control equipment, Parliament was informed on Thursday.

Power Minister R.K. Singh told the…

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Hurricane Harvey relief fund gets $27 mn more

Houston, Dec 29 The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund is disbursing an additional $27.6 million to provide relief for the flood victims in US’ Houston area, the Mayor’s Office has said.

This would bring the total distribution of money by the fund to $64.4 million.

Harvey struck on…

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Bollywood is globally famous: Sundar Pichai

Mumbai, Dec 29 India-born Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who will be seen on Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khans TV show “TED Talks India Nayi Soch”, said the Hindi film industry is famous worldwide.

In the upcoming episode, titled “Tomorrow’s World”, Pichai will appear through video conference, read a…

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Gauahar Khan launches YouTube channel

Mumbai, Dec 28  Actress Gauahar Khan launched her YouTube channel on Thursday, which marked four years of her journey since her stint in “Bigg Boss” season 7.

The channel is called “Things you’ve Never heard about me!”. It will give viewers a sneak peak into Gauahar’s personal life…

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Rahman to pay tribute to his homeland, Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Dec 29 Oscar and Grammy-winning composer A.R. Rahman will perform in his homeland Tamil Nadu next month. He says the people of Tamil Nadu are always special and performing before them in his 25th year in the industry is a privilege.

After his performance at the IIFA…

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