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hima das ruled out of world championships 2019 due to back injury

Hima Das ruled out of World Championships 2019 due to back injury

Indian sprinter Hima Das has been ruled out of the World Championships 2019 due to a back injury, Athletics Federation of India (AFI) said on Wednesday. AFI selection committee on September 9 had named Das for the tournament to be held in Doha from September 27 to October 6. The ace sprinter clinched five gold medals recently. She won the fifth medal at the Nove Mesto Athletics Meet on July 20. She clocked a timing of 52.09 seconds to complete the 400m race, registering her season-best timing. Hima also won gold in 200m........

u s congress to advance hong kong human rights and democracy bill

U.S. Congress to advance 'Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy' bill

U.S. congressional committees are due to start voting next week on legislation supporting human rights in Hong Kong, with measures under consideration including annual reviews of the Chinese territory’s special economic status and the imposition of sanctions on those who undermine its autonomy. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a news conference on Wednesday with House members - Republicans and her fellow Democrats - as well as Joshua Wong, Denise Ho and other Hong Kong democracy activists to back the “Hong Kong Human Rights and........

ayodhya supreme court to end babri masjid row in 60 days

Ayodhya: Supreme Court to end Babri Masjid row in 60 days

The Supreme Court permitted the resumption of mediation sought by the Nirvani Akhara and the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board for an amicable solution to the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute while making it clear that the ongoing Ayodhya hearing, which is at an advanced stage, would continue till October 18. The five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi permitted the resumption of mediation after the chairman of the three-member committee Justice Fakir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifullah informed the top court about the request for resumption of mediation. ........

want to explore mars send humans to the moons of mars first phobos and deimos

Want To Explore Mars? Send Humans To The Moons Of Mars First: Phobos And Deimos

Humans to Mars. That’s the plan right? The problem is that sending humans down to the surface of Mars is one of the most complicated and ambitious goals that we can attempt. It’s a huge step to go from low Earth orbit, then lunar landings, and then all the way to Mars, a journey of hundreds of millions of kilometers and 2 years at the least. But there are two places humans can go which are a stepping stone between Earth and Mars. Base camps that would let us gather our resources in relative safety before dropping down ........

super 30 founder anand kumar felicitated with prestigious award in the us

Super 30 Founder Anand Kumar Felicitated With Prestigious Award In The US

Mathematician Anand Kumar, founder of the Super 30, has been falicitated in the US Super 30 founder and noted mathematician Anand Kumar has been felicitated in the US with a prestigious teaching award for his contributions towards imparting education to the country''s needy students. The Education Excellence Award 2019 was presented Anand Kumar, 46, by the Foundation For Excellence (FFE) at a function on the occasion of the organisation's 25th anniversary gala in San Jose, Cal........

gst committee rejects rate cut for cars biscuits

GST committee rejects rate cut for cars, biscuits

The fitment committee under the Goods & Services Tax (GST) Council has rejected the demands for a tax rate cut on cars and biscuits, while recommending tax relief for the hotel industry. The GST Council is scheduled to meet on Friday in Goa. The fitment committee, which comprises revenue officials of both Centre and states, is of the view that a rate cut would lead to a revenue shortfall, denting the collections of both the Centre and the states. The auto sector has been demanding a reduction in the GST rates from 28% to 18% to revive the falling sales. The ........

malnutrition declining at 1 per year but obesity on the rise in india finds study

Malnutrition declining at 1% per year, but obesity on the rise in India, finds study

Malnutrition has improved in India but is still the underlying risk factor behind the deaths of children below the age of five. Sixty-eight per cent children of the aforementioned age die of malnutrition, revealed India State-Level Disease Burden report published by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). As per the report, malnutrition has declined at the rate of 1% per year. However, there has been a two-third decline in the rate of mortality due to malnutrition from 1990 to 2017. As many as 68% children die because of malnutrition even today. Twenty-one per c........

facebook is working on ar glasses it thinks can replace your iphone and android

Facebook is working on AR glasses it thinks can replace your iPhone and Android

Facebook is reportedly developing augmented reality (AR) glasses with a twist. These won’t be tethered to a mobile device, but will instead work as a standalone product that could replace smartphones. Facebook aims to release the product by 2025, but the company doesn’t have a great track record when it comes to making hardware that people actually want to buy. Remember the first and only Facebook Phone? That HTC-made phone never had a future. Plus, Facebook isn’t at ........

ceiling of 20 weeks for abortion of foetus can t be extended centre to supreme court

Ceiling of 20 weeks for abortion of foetus can't be extended: Centre to Supreme Court

The government said India's high maternal mortality rate is on account of woman seeking unsafe abortions beyond the prescribed ceiling of 20 weeks when no foetal abnormalities are detected. For Representational Purposes. The Centre has told the Supreme Court that the right to reproductive autonomy does not outweigh the state's interest in protecting the life of a foetus and therefore the ceiling of 20 weeks for abortion cannot be extended in a blanket manner. Th........

google almost had a pixel smartwatch here s why it reportedly failed

Google almost had a Pixel smartwatch — here’s why it reportedly failed

“It didn’t look like what belonged in the Pixel family” Google’s Pixel-branded smartwatch was supposedly very close to being a real thing. As detailed in a Business Insider report that interviewed six former employees, Google hardware lead Rick Osterloh reportedly dropped the axe on the idea just ahead of the original Pixel phone’s unveiling in 2016. The main reason for the sudden change in plans, according to an employee who reportedly worked on the project, was because they “didn’t look like what belonged in the P........

with 3 panels j and k admin gears up for transition to uts

With 3 panels, J&K admin gears up for transition to UTs

As Jammu and Kashmir transitions towards taking shape as two Union Territories after the scrapping of its special status, the Governor Satya Pal Malik-led administration is tasked with three key concerns — the creation of a new financial architecture for the two UTs, the legislative restructuring and a massive development push. The state’s administration has constituted three committees to chart the necessary administrative steps and legal formalities ........

vinesh phogat wins bronze in world wrestling championships

Vinesh Phogat wins bronze in World Wrestling Championships

Vinesh Phogat pinned two-time Worlds medallist Maria Prevolaraki of Greece to clinch the bronze medal in the 53-kg category in the World Wrestling Championships in Kazakhstan on Wednesday. She had conceded a 0-1 lead but then held her opponent down long enough for her to be awarded the match with a 4-1 scoreline. Vinesh Phogat, who had wanted #TokyoOlympics quota in the morning, wins #worldchampionships2019 bronze medal. Beats Greece’s Maria Pre........

tabrez ansari lynching case police restore murder charge against 11 accused

Tabrez Ansari lynching case: Police restore murder charge against 11 accused

Eight days after the Jharkhand police dropped the murder charge against 11 accused in the mob lynching case of young Muslim man Tabrez Ansari, they brought back the same charge on the accused on Wednesday after obtaining a fresh medical report, an official said here. Ansari was seen on national television being beaten up with rods while tied to a pole and forced to chant 'Jai Shri Ram' over alleged theft in June. Based on a fresh medical report, the police on Wednesday filed a supplementary charge sheet before a court in Seraikela-Kharsawan district, reta........

register of indian citizens need of the hour says amit shah on nrc

‘Register of Indian Citizens Need of The Hour’, Says Amit Shah on NRC

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday once again reiterated that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) list was not limited to Assam and that anyone living illegally in India will be sent away from the country. He made these comments at an event in Jharkhand, where he flagged off BJP’s ‘Johar Jan Aashirvad Yatra‘, just months ahead of Assembly elections in the state. Speaking in state capital Ranchi, Shah, who is also the national president of the BJP, said, “You try settling down in the UK, the Netherlands and the US, no one will let you ........

vikram lander not in field of view nasa orbiter camera fails to capture its image

Vikram lander not in ‘field of view’, NASA orbiter camera fails to capture its image

Even as Indians pinned their hopes on NASA for getting one more glimpse of the Vikram lander before the lunar night begins, the US space agency has said that the lander may not have been in the field of view of the camera on-board its orbiter. NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), which has been orbiting the moon for 10 years, passed over the Vikram landing site on Tuesday. “The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) acquired images around the targeted landing s........

pakistan says won t allow use of its air space for pm modi s flight to us

Pakistan Says Won’t Allow Use of Its Air Space for PM Modi’s Flight to US

Pakistan on Wednesday rejected India's request to allow Prime Minister Narendra Modi's VVIP flight to use its airspace for his upcoming visit to the United States via Germany, citing "the current situation in Kashmir". "India had requested Pakistan to allow Modi to use its airspace to travel to Germany on September 21 and return on September 28," Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said. Announcing the decision via a video statement, Qureshi said the Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad had been informed of the decision to not allow Modi's special Air India O........