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Households vital for India’s energy independence, says scientist

India will achieve energy independence by 2050 if most households go for rooftop solar power generation under a new official policy, a leading expert has said. According to solar scientist Shantipada Gon Chaudhuri, the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) is in the process of framing an ambitious policy to generate adequate electricity from non-conventional energy sources. “The proposed ...

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Rahul Dravid Features on Anti-Tobacco Posters

Health Secretary B P Sharma launched Public Service Advertisements and poster on tobacco control featuring India’s ambassador for tobacco control Rahul Dravid on Thursday. The former Indian cricket captain has endorsed several public awareness campaigns including the Bangalore Traffic Police posters to begin with. The advertisements and posters of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and the World Health ...

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DoT to Ban Call Spoofing ‘WePhone’ App Soon: Minister

Indian Intelligence authorities have asked the country’s Department of Telecommunications (DOT) to ban the ‘WePhone’ App that comes with ‘Call Spoofing’ feature and difficult to trace. The mobile “WePhone” is an answer to the eves-dropping intelligence networks all over the world as it makes the caller identity not traceable for the regulator or official agencies by allowing the user to ...

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BBC Documentary ‘India’s Daughter’ Uploaded on Youtube, Goes Viral Despite Ban in India

A BBC documentary on Mukesh Singh, one of the December 16, 2012 gang rape convicts, has been uploaded on video sharing website YouTube by an individual despite an explicit ban in India as announced by Home Minister Rajnath Singh in parliament. The Indian home ministry on Wednesday said orders were obtained from court to restrain the broadcast of the documentary. ...

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Japan orders Uber to suspend pilot program

Japanese authorities have ordered ride-sharing app Uber to suspend its pilot programme, saying it violates the country’s laws, media reported on Wednesday. The San Francisco-based firm that uses an app to put passengers in touch with private car owners launched a pilot programme in early February in Fukuoka in southern Japan, in collaboration with a local university. The project was ...

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India takes steps to achieve higher space education goals: Minister

Informing the Lok Sabha on future space missions and education in space sciences, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply on wednesday, said the Department of Space has taken multi-pronged approach to provide Space education to the youths. The Department has taken up severa steps to disseminate or to provide formal education on important subjects coming under Space Technology, Space ...

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Swine Flu Death Toll Crosses 1,100

Swine flu has claimed more than 1,100 lives in India this year, while the number of cases reported across the country so far is 21,000, a health ministry official said on Monday. A total of 16 deaths were reported on Sunday, bringing the toll due to the disease to 1,115, the official said. While the number of deaths has climbed ...

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No Hossain, Fernandes in India’s 26 probables list for India’s FIFA qualifier round

Veteran midfielder Mehtab Hossain and young striker Romeo Fernandes missed out on the the list of 26 probables who would attend the preparatory camp for India’s impending home and away matches against Nepal in the Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 1 for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The squad would be reporting to the camp in Guwahati from March 4 onwards. ...

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Tiger Census Correct, says NTCA Refuting Oxford Researchers’ Flawed Methodology Roar

The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) of India has refuted the claims of an Oxford University-led study that said the methodology used to count tiger population in India was flawed. Asserting that the tiger population census was accurate, the NTCA challenged the wildlife experts’ study that is based on 2005 and 2011 data, ignoring latest methodologies employed by the tiger ...

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India Gears Up to Launch Fourth IRNSS Navigation Satellite in March 9-15 Window

Riding high on its Mangalyaan and re-entry module success, India is gearing up to launch its next scheduled satellite IRNSS-1D during the launch window from March 9 to March 15. With this launch, India will be moving closer to its own satellite navigation system and three more IRNSS satellites will complete the circle of full-fledged own satellite navigation system in ...

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