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Delhi govt officer suspended over Sikkim ad, AAP says MHA guidelines were followed

A senior officer of the Directorate of Civil Defence (HQ) was on Saturday suspended with immediate effect for publishing an advertisement which referred Sikkim as a "separate nation". Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal said the officer was suspended for pushing an advertisement which "disrespects the territorial integrity of India". "A senior officer of Directorate of Civil Defence (HQ) has been suspended with immediate effect for publishing an Advertisement which disrespects the territorial integrity of India by making inc........

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Earth’s Magnetic Field is Messed up: Satellites, Spacecrafts & Your Phone May Stop Working

A part of the earth’s magnetic field is weakening, and no one really knows why. Satellite data pondered over by scientists has revealed a rather worrying development that the magnetic field is weakening between Africa and South America. Scientists say the area known as South Atlantic Anomaly has significantly widened over the past few years. The European Space Agency's (ESA) Swarm constellation of satellites have noticed a reduction in the strength from around 24 000 nanoteslas to 22 000 nanoteslas. The area of the anomaly has also grown and moved westward at around 20 km p........

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Major Face-Offs Between India, China Military Personnel on May 5, 9: Chronology of Events Across LAC

The Chinese military is fast increasing its troops in areas around Pangong Tso lake and Galwan Valley along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, sending a clear signal that it was not ready to end its confrontation with the Indian Army anytime soon, people familiar with the situation in the disputed region said. This comes amidst reports that an Indian patrol party of the army and the ITBP were detained and later ........

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Another Biggest Single-Day Spike, 6,767 COVID-19 Cases in 24 Hours Take India's Tally Beyond 1.31 Lakh

India on Sunday witnessed highest single-day spike in the number of coronavirus patients so far, with nearly 7,000 fresh COVID-19 cases- 6,767 to be specific, being registered in the last 24 hours. Cases continually breached the highest record everyday in the first week of the fourth phase of the nationwide lockdown. The total number of cases in the country climbed to 1,31,868, including 73,560 active cases, 54,440 cured/discharged and 3, 867 deaths A total of 147 people lost their in the last 24 hours due to the dreaded virus.........

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Renault Showroom, Nearest Renault Car Dealers - autoX

List of 77 authorized Renault car showroom and dealers found on across 70 cities in India.........

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Why Unsecured Business Loan Is A Better Option For Small Businesses

Fund your business requirements by opting for unsecured business loans without having to compromise on your assets. Enjoy faster processing and less documentation hassle.........

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Aarogya Setu Downgraded to 1 Out of 5 by MIT for Collecting More Data Than it Needs

Aarogya Setu has been embroiled in data and privacy debates right from the onset, and was initially handed a rating of 2 out of 5 stars by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, based on its privacy and data principles. Now, in a detailed report published by MIT Technology Review, which has rated all the Covid-19 contact tracing apps in the world, the Aarogya Setu app rating has been downgraded to 1 ou........

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T20 World Cup in Australia Set to Be Postponed, Offical Announcement This Week: Report

The ICC T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia is all set to be postponed, according to a report in Times of India. The tournament is currently scheduled to run from October 18 to November 15, and an official announcement from the ICC is expected before the end of May. The member boards are set to participate in an ICC teleconference in the coming week, when an official decision will be taken. With Australia's international borders closed till mid-September, incoming passengers requiring to undergo two-week quarantine and plenty more logistical issues facing ICC and Cricket Australia, ........

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RBI Ramps up Economic Support: Loans to Get Cheaper, Relief on Interest Payment Too

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday slashed interest rates, extended moratorium on loan repayments and allowed banks to lend more to corporates in an effort to support the economy which is likely to contract for the first time in over four decades. The benchmark repurchase (repo) rate was cut by 40 basis points to 4 per cent, Governor Shaktikanta Das said announcing the decisions taken by the central bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) that met ahead of its scheduled meeting in early ........

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Sex bias in pain research

It is increasingly clear that male and female humans and rodents process pain in different ways. And that there are important differences in the underlying mechanisms involved at genetic, molecular, cellular, and physiological levels. Despite this fact, according to a review paper from McGill University published today in Nature Reviews Neuroscience, most pain research remains overwhelmingly based on the study of male rodents, continuing to test hypotheses derived from earlier experiments on males. This points to an important blind spot in pain rese........

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These plant-based bottles could mean the end of plastic waste

Plastics are both one of mankind’s greatest inventions and also one of its most embarrassing failures. Plastics are all around us, and that’s the problem. They’re not just in your home, they’re stuck in your bushes outside, floating down a nearby river, and piling up in the middle of the ocean. The biggest problem is that plastics last a long, long time. They’re durable and cheap, making them great for everyday use, but we’re terrible at keeping track of them. A new plant-based alternative could change things for the better and ........

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Netflix is going to start automatically canceling inactive accounts

If you’re one of the tens of millions of people who pay for a Netflix account, you better use it if you don’t want to lose it. That’s the message the streaming giant basically delivered Thursday, with its heads-up that anyone with an inactive Netflix subscription is going to start seeing emails or in-app notifications soon along these lines. “We’re asking everyone who has not watched anything on Netflix for a year since they joined to confirm they want to keep their membership,” Netflix director of product innovation Eddy Wu explained in a company blog post. “And we’l........

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Lungs of deceased COVID-19 patients show distinctive features

Both COVID-19 and influenza are the same category of virus and both infect the respiratory tract. While the lungs shared some common features, there were distinctive features related to blood vessels seen in the lungs of patients who had died of COVID-19. Researchers observed that COVID-19 damaged the endothelial cells (vascular lining cells), causing severe endothelial injury. Patients with COVID-19 showed widespread blood clotting as well as new vessel growth—the latter likely a result of the body's response to the virus. The team saw signs of a distin........

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Preventing 'cytokine storm' may ease severe COVID-19 symptoms

A hyperactive immune response isn't unique to COVID-19. People with autoimmune diseases and cancer patients receiving immunotherapy can experience similar symptoms. These responses are referred to as macrophage activation syndrome, cytokine release syndrome—or simply "cytokine storms." When macrophages (and some other kinds of immune cells) detect virus particles, they send out alert messages by releasing various proteins known as cytok........

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Is Flying During Covid Safe? Experts Say Aircraft Have Inbuilt Air Filters That Can Flush Out Viruses

After a two-month hiatus, one-third of the scheduled domestic flights will resume operations from May 25. The civil aviation ministry said all passengers will have to provide their medical details through the Aarogya Setu app or by filling up a self-declaration form, while those residing in containment zones will not be allowed to travel. The resumption of domestic flights, however, has raised conce........

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Covid-19: 40 per cent of Rajasthan is in red zone

Broadly speaking, 40 per cent of Rajasthan is red, 54 per cent is orange and only six per cent is green. Urban Jaipur, which is outside the walled city, has mostly followed restrictions. So there is lesser traffic on roads, and almost none between 7 pm and 7 am during curfew hours. Urban Jaipur is in the red zone but all its 15 panchayat samitis are in orange zones. Subsequently, rural Jaipur has only orange zone restrictions.........

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