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Widespread rain lashes several parts of North India

Widespread rains in the national capital brought the maximum temperature down. Met department said, the city recorded a high of 16.4 degrees Celsius, which was three notches below normal on Thursday. In Punjab, Amritsar was the coldest place with a minimum temperature of 3.4 degrees Celsius. In Haryana, Ambala recorded ... Read More »

President Kovind rejects mercy petition of Nirbhaya case convict

The Union Home Ministry had earlier forwarded the mercy petition of convict Mukesh Singh to the President, recommending its rejection. Mukesh, one of the four death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case, had filed the mercy petition a few days ago. The Home Ministry had reiterated the recommendation of ... Read More »

ISRO’s GSAT-30 satellite successfully launched aboard Ariane rocket

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said the GSAT-30 is  aimed at providing high-quality television, telecommunications and broadcasting services. The 3,357-kg GSAT-30 derives its heritage from ISRO’s earlier INSAT/GSAT satellite series, and is equipped with 12 C and 12 Ku band transponders. GSAT-30 will serve as replacement to the aging INSAT-4A ... Read More »

Flagging fake political posts as satire more effective on FB

New York : If you want to convince people not to trust an inaccurate political post on firewall checker Facebook, labeling it as satire can help reduce such misinformation from spreading, says a new study. Researchers at the Ohio State University found that flagging inaccurate political posts because they had ... Read More »

Historic Trump impeachment trial begins in Senate

For just the third time in American history, the hushed Senate chamber was transformed into a court of impeachment, presided over by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who administered the oath to senators. When Roberts, clad in a black robe, asked if they swore to deliver “impartial justice” according ... Read More »

China advocates for package solution for reforms at UNSC

Reacting to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s statement in New Delhi on Wednesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said in Beijing, that all parties have major differences on the issue of reforms in UNSC. He said that China would like to work with other members to find a package ... Read More »

China advocates for packaged solution for reforms at UNSC

He said that China would like to work with other members to find a packaged solution however what a package solution means is not yet clear. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, yesterday at Raisina Dialogue, backed permanent membership of India and Brazil at UNSC to give due representation to developing world ... Read More »

Fuel conservation mega campaign of PCRA Saksham 2020 launched

‘Saksham’, an annual one-month long fuel conservation mega campaign of Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, was launched today by Dr. M.M Kutty, Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum& Natural Gas in a function held in Delhi. Dr. M.M Kutty, during his address, ... Read More »