Archive for July 20th, 2018
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The MSP Illusion

New Delhi July 20

Has the winter of farmers’ discontent turned into a glorious summer by the significant hike in minimum support price (MSP) for kharif crops announced two weeks ago? The hike is unlikely to stem the rural unrest that is gnawing into the ruling alliance’s votebank. The…

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ISRO to launch rocket solely for foreign satellites in September

New Delhi July 20 To compete with rivals in the satellite launch market, Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is gearing up for full-fledged commercial launches from September onwards. A PSLV rocket will be launched in that month solely for foreign satellites.

Talking to TOI, Isro chairman K Sivan said…

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Huawei aims to enhance AI-based product portfolio

New Delhi [India], July 20: As part of its focus on innovation and bridging the digital divide, Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) envisions to boosts its efforts on the innovation of artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities in India.
Keeping in mind the growing popularity of AI, the company has focused on…

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Mother’s gut holds answer to autism

Washington DC, [USA] July 20 : A mother’s gut holds the secret to autism-related disorders.
In a recent study, it was found that the risk of developing autism-spectrum disorders is determined by the mother’s microbiome – the collection of microorganisms that naturally live inside women during pregnancy.

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Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah turns 68

New Delhi [India] July 20: Bollywood’s veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah has turned 68 today.
A prominent figure in Indian parallel cinema, Shah has won numerous awards in his career, including three National Film Awards, three Filmfare Awards and an award at the Venice Film Festival.
He was also honoured…

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Here’s all you need to know about skin lightening creams

Washington D.C. [USA] July 20 : The desire for unblemished, clear skin is common in all cultures and societies, making the practice of skin lightening to minimize spots and even a skin tone in demand worldwide.
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) studied the types of people who…

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BCCI to form committee on UPCA issue

New Delhi [India], July 20: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting president CK Khanna will constitute a committee within 48 hours, to investigate the matter related to corruption in selection of players in Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA).
Mohammed Akram Saifi, Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev…

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Rupee hits life-time low; falls to 69.05

Mumbai, (Maharashtra) [India] July 20 : The Indian Rupee (INR) on Thursday plunged at a life-time low of Rs 69.05 against the US dollar after suffering a 43-paise knock.
The Indian Rupee had opened lower by eight paise at 68.70 per dollar yesterday.
The reason behind such…

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Missing Pak activist Raza Mehmmod recovered

Lahore (Pakistan) [India], July 20 : Raza Mehmood Khan, a 40-year old Pakistani peace activist, who mysteriously disappeared on in December, has been recovered.
Rashid Wani, Personal Secretary to the President of the Commission of Enquiry on Enforced Disappearances said that they recovered the activist ten days ago, reported The…

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