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Himachal Pradesh declared India’s Second Open Defecation Free State

The State of Himachal Pradesh was today declared Open Defecation Free (ODF), making it the second State in the country (after Sikkim) to achieve the feat. The State government made the declaration today at a public event in Shimla, where the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Virbhadra Singh, felicitated the respective District Administrators and Local Administrators for successfully achieving this ...

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UAE plans to send unmanned Mars mission in 2021

Buoyant over India’s success, the United Arab Emirates wants to become the first Arab nation to send an unmanned Mars mission in 2021 with similar objective to study the atmosphere of the Red Planet. The project named Al Amal, which means “Hope” in Arabic, was revealed at an official event attended by Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid, vice-president and Prime Minister ...

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Opportunity Rover Achieves First Marathon Distance of 42 km Run on Mars

Moving over NASA’s Curiosity, its predecessor Opportunity rover on Mars still active has achieved a milestone on Tuesday by crossing 26.219 miles (42 kilometers) on the surface of Mars described as the first-ever Martian marathon. Opportunity has taken 11 years and 2 months to complete the marathon but it is a landmark achievement for NASA and the mankind. “This is ...

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Microsoft Nokia 215 Internet-Ready Phone Priced Rs.2,149 Launched

Microsoft launched its most affordable internet ready phone – Nokia 215 dual SIM – in India on Wednesday priced at Rs.2,149, first of its kind in the category. The device brings to its consumers the choice of accessing Facebook in 9 local languages and also comes preloaded with Facebook and Messenger. “India is a ‘mobile-first’ market, and feature phones are ...

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Our ancestors used hands much earlier than thought: study

New research suggests that our ancestors used human-like hand postures much earlier than was previously thought, based on new bone structure found. Anthropologists have produced first results to support archaeological evidence for stone tool use among australopiths – one of the longest-lived and best-known early human species – two-three million years ago. To reach this conclusion, Matthew Skinner and Tracy ...

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Diabetes: Australian boy fitted with world’s first artificial pancreas machine

A four-year-old Australian boy has become the first patient in the world to be fitted with an artificial pancreas to face off hypoglycaemia with type 1 Diabetes. Xavier Hames has type 1 diabetes and is at constant risk of hypoglycaemia — when low glucose levels can result in seizures, coma or death. But Hames was fitted with a pancreas-like pump ...

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