Archive for January 30th, 2018

BJP getting ready for Lok Sabha poll in 2018

A trial baloon is being hoisted by BJP to achieve its objective of holding simultaneous poll for State Assemblies and Lok Sabha by going for early poll for Lok Sabha along with eight States who will be going to poll in 2018 instead of  2019 when the poll for Lok…

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Breakthrough leads to sequencing of a human genome using a pocket-sized device

London, Jan 30 A new nanopore technology for direct sequencing of long strands of DNA has resulted in the most complete human genome ever assembled with a single technology, scientists have revealed.

The research, published today in Nature Biotechnology, involved scientists the Universities of Birmingham, Nottingham, East Anglia, California, Salt…

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University of Birmingham launches India Institute

London ,Jan 30 The University of Birmingham today launched its India Institute in the presence of His Excellency Mr Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha, High Commissioner of India.

Creating the University of Birmingham India Institute (UBII) reflects the University’s extensive links with India, which span over 100 years, as Birmingham researchers…

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Slow response forces Apple to halve iPhone X production: Report

Tokyo, Jan 30  Slower-than-expected sales have forced Apple to slash iPhone X production by half for the January-March period — to 20 million units from the earlier planned 40 million units, the media reported.

According to a report in Nikkei Asian Review on Tuesday, the Cupertino-based giant…

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NASA attempts to contact long-lost satellite

Washington, Jan 30  US space agency NASA on Monday said that it’s attempting to contact a satellite it lost more than a decade ago, after it was discovered possibly still alive by an amateur astronomer earlier this month.

“We are attempting to contact the IMAGE satellite via the Deep…

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Sleep disruption early sign of Alzheimer’s: Study

Washington, Jan 30  An US study shows that a disorder in sleep and wake cycle might be early signs for Alzheimer’s disease.

The research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has indicated that the circadian rhythm disruption occurs much earlier in people whose memories are intact…

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Tata Steel commissions first Solid Liquid Separation Plant

Bhubaneswar, Jan 30  Tata Steel has unveiled India’s first Solid Liquid Separation (SLS) Plant for Gas Cleaning Plant (GCP) slurry at its Ferro Alloys Plant (FAP) at Odisha’s Joda, said a statement on Tuesday.

SLS Plant was inaugurated on Monday by Rajeev Singhal, Vice President, (Raw Materials), Tata…

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Patna cinema halls begin screening ‘Padmaavat’

Patna, Jan 30 Cinema halls in Bihar capital Patna on Monday began screening Bollywood movie “Padmaavat” amid heavy security arrangements, officials said.

The screening in the state capital started a day after two petrol bombs were hurled at a cinema hall — where “Padmaavat” was running — in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district…

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Ravi Shankar, Rahman amazing musicians: Austrian composer

New Delhi, Jan 30 The talent of Indian music legends like sitar maestro Ravi Shankar and composer A.R. Rahman must be known the world over, says Austrian musician, composer, producer and DJ Parov Stelar, who is set to perform in India for the first time next month.

Known as…

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HDFC Q3 standalone net profit increases to Rs 5,670 cr

Mumbai, Jan 30  Housing finance major HDFC on Monday said that its standalone net profit during the third quarter of 2017-18 increased to Rs 5,670 crore.

According to the company, its standalone net profit during the quarter under review included the proceeds from the IPO of HDFC Life…

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