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Everything You Need To Know About The 2021 Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai revealed the fourth-gen Tucson a couple of weeks ago, and the updated car made its global debut on September 15, 2020. The Tucson SUV has received its most drastic updates yet, both in terms of both design and technology, with this new-gen model. While Hyundai currently retails the facelifted version of the previous-gen Tucson in India, this new model will also be brought to the country sometime later. Here is a quick summary of everything you need to know about the new-gen Tucson, take a read – In terms of design, the 2021 Tucson is the sheer embodiment of the Korean carmaker’s ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ styling language. It also displays what Hyundai calls the “parametric dynamics” in its design. At the front, the car sports the parametric grille, flanked by slim LED headlamps which have been embedded neatly into the jewel-shaped grille. The half-mirror type daytime running lamps placed in the grille, are only revealed when switched on. At the rear, the Tucson sports a full-width LED tail lamp assembly which has half-hidden triangular shapes that are only visible when lit, similar to the headlamps. The Hyundai logo is unusually placed in the rear windshield, while the rear wiper hides under the rear spoiler to give the car a cleaner look.........Read more

IAS Officer Refuses 6-Month Maternity Leave amid COVID-19 Crisis, Joins Work with Month-Old Baby

In an inspiring incident, an Indian Administrative Service officer gave up her six month maternity leave and returned to work within just a month of giving birth. Srijana Gummalla, who passed out with the 2013 IAS batch and is currently serving as Commissioner of the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) in Andhra Pradesh, gave birth earlier in the year. The young mother, however, was back at work within just a week with the baby in tow. Images of her holding her newborn baby in her arms while working in her office went viral. ........Read more

Kanika Kapoor Tests Positive for COVID-19 Again, Hospital Director Slams Singer Over Baseless Claims

Kanika Kapoor's sample was tested again for COVID-19 at the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow after her family members raised questions about her initial reports, according to ANI. On Sunday, Dr RK Dhiman, Director of the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), said that she has been getting the best of facilities and treatment by the hospital staff, dismissing her claims that it was dusty and had mosquitoes.........Read more

Government Takes U-turn on Ex-gratia to Coronavirus Victims' Families

Moments after the Central government on Saturday notified coronavirus (Covid-19) as a ‘disaster’ and announced to provide ex-gratia relief of Rs 4 lakh to the families of the deceased, the government reissued a fresh “modified order” with no mention of any ex-gratia compensation. The earlier order read, “Rs 4 lakh for deceased person including those involved in relief operations or associated in response activities, subject to certification regarding the cause of death from an appropriate authority.” In the updated order, which has been “partially modified”, there is no mention of any such compensation.........Read more

NCLAT Asks CCI To Probe Against Flipkart Over Allegations Of Unfair Practices

The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) on Wednesday asked the fair trade regulator CCI to initiate again the probe against Flipkart for alleged use of its dominant position. A three-member bench of the NCLAT headed by Chairman Justice S J Mukhopadhaya has set aside the earlier order passed by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) in this regard. Earlier, the CCI had absolved e-commerce major Flipkart of unfair practices using its dominant position. The appellate tribunal has directed the CCI to ask its probe arm Director General (DG) to investigate into the allegations.........Read more

India summons Iran envoy to protest remark on Delhi riots

India on Tuesday summoned Iranian ambassador Ali Chegeni and lodged a strong protest with him over the comments made by Iran's foreign minister Javad Zarif over the current bout of violence in Delhi. Official sources said the Iranian envoy was told that Zarif commented on a matter that is purely internal to India. In a tweet on Monday, Zarif said, "Iran condemns the wave of organised violence against Indian Muslims."........Read more

As Google’s AI drops gender labels like 'man', 'woman', Microsoft, IBM under pressure

Gender rights campaigns have forced tech companies developing artificial intelligence such a Google to drop gender labels in images of people, and instead use the term ‘person’. Following Google’s announcement on compliance last week, Microsoft, IBM and Amazon are now under pressure to also tweak how AI labels photos of people. Admitting it was not possible to identify the gender of a person by appearance, Google said its image classification service Cloud Vision API would stop categorising people under gender labels. ........Read more

Realme Smart TVs launch in India in Q2 2020

Chinese smartphone maker Realme was expected to unveil its smart TV on February 24 in Barcelona, Spain but with Mobile World Congress canceled we don't have a global launch date but now in an interview on YouTube, Realme's Indian CEO Madhav Sheth revealed the smart TVs will arrive in India in Q2 2020. Sheth also revealed that the company's first fitness band, which will likely go official on February 24, will come with a heart rate monitor, OLED screen and built-in USB connector. It will be available in three colours, including Yellow and Black. Realme TVs will compete against Xiaomi which already has several TV models in the country along with OnePlus.........Read more

Google designed an envelope you can use to hide your phone from yourself

Google launched three new experimental apps to help you use your phone less as part of its Digital Wellbeing initiative, including one that actually has you seal up your phone in a phone-sized paper envelope (via Android Police). It sounds similar to the pouches some artists require fans to put their phones into at concerts, except it’s something you make at home — and Google’s envelope should at least let you make a call, if you need to. ........Read more

Tata Sons moves Supreme Court against NCLAT order restoring Cyrus Mistry as group chairman

In its petition filed before the top court, Tata Sons has sought a stay on the NCLAT order. The order, which also declared the appointment of a new chairman N Chandrasekaran as illegal, has to take effect after four weeks. Mistry had called the judgment "not a personal victory" but a "victory for the principles of good governance".........Read more

What the heck is Windows 10X?

It’s only for dual-screen devices like the Surface Neo and with Intel processors inside. You won’t be able to upgrade your PC to Windows 10X, and most of Microsoft’s just-announced devices won’t support it either. ........Read more

Defence Minsiter Rajnath Singh likely to fly in Indian Rafale on October 8

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is likely to fly a sortie in India's first Rafale aircraft in France on October 8. During his trip to France, the defence minister will officially receive the fighter jet from France and is likely to fly in it after it is officially inducted in the Indian Air Force, defence sources told India Today TV. News agency ANI, quoting IAF sources, said that a French pilot will fly in the front cockpit, while Rajnath Singh will sit in the rear cockpit. The first Indian Rafale aircraft with tail no RB-01 will be used for the sortie, it said. RB-01 is the tail number appointed to India's first Rafale jet in the honour of new IAF chief RKS Bhadauria in recognition of his role in the around Rs 60,000 crore deal signed in 2016 for 36 planes. As per the plan, Rajnath Singh will reach France on October 8, which is also Air Force Day and Dussehra. On the same day, he will receive the plane in Merignac near Bordeaux. On October 9, he will move to Paris with a team of senior defence and Air Force officials, including Vice Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal HS Arora, sources said. The Indian planes have been equipped with a lot of India-specific enhancements, which have been fitted at a cost of around one billion euros. Though small batches of Indian pilots have already trained on the French Air Force planes, the Indian Air Force would train 24 pilots in three different batches till May 2020 for flying the Indian Rafale fighter jets.........Read more

Giant Volcanic Rock As Big As Manhattan Seen Floating In Pacific Ocean

Sections A "pumice raft" is seen floating in the South Pacific Ocean after an underwater volcano Michael and Larissa Hoult were sailing from the Vava'u islands of Tonga to Fiji in the South Pacific Ocean when they saw it - a "total rock rubble slick" extending for miles around them. The rocks, some the size of marbles and others as big as basketballs, bumped against their boat and clogged their rudders. "It was quite eerie, actually," Larissa Hoult told CNN. "The whole ocean was matte." The couple had sailed upon what scientists call a "pumice raft," a mass of floating, porous rock that forms when a volcano erupts from the ocean floor. The hot lava, full of gas bubbles, cools in the ocean water and produces pumice, which floats to the surface above the eruption. The raft spotted by the Hoults has been compared in size to Manhattan, Washington and 20,000 football fields. The Hoults had received an Aug. 14 email warning of "pumice fields," which had been spotted by other sailors and detected from space by NASA satellites. By the evening of Aug. 15, they were surrounded by the rocks and their sulfur smell, they said in a post on the Facebook page that tracks their sailing and surfing adventures. "The rocks were kind of closing in around us, so we couldn't see our trail or our wake at all," Michael Hoult told CNN. "We could just see the edge where it went back to regular water - shiny water - at night."........Read more

NASA is opening the space station to commercial business and more private astronauts

NASA executives announced that the space agency will open up parts of the International Space Station to more commercial opportunities, allowing companies unprecedented use of the space station’s facilities, including filming commercials or movies against the backdrop of space. NASA is also calling on the private space industry to send in ideas for habitats and modules that can be attached to the space station semi-permanently.........Read more

India inks Rs 300-crore deal to buy more ‘Balakot’ bombs

The Indian Air Force Thursday hammered out a Rs 300-crore deal with Israel for around 100 Spice 2000 bombs, the weapon used during the February 26 air strikes in Pakistan’s Balakot, Israeli defence firm Rafael Advanced Defence Systems manufactures the weapon.........Read more

NIA Gets 10-Day Custody of Separatists Masarat Alam, Shabir Shah & Asiya Andrabi in Terror Funding Case

A Delhi court on Tuesday granted permission to formally arrest Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Asiya Andrabi and separatist leaders Masarat Alam and Shabir Shah in connection with a terror funding case involving Lashkar-e-Taiba co-founder Hafiz Saeed. ........Read more

‘A solid slap on my face,' says Prakash Raj as BJP leads in counting

Actor-turned-politician Prakash Raj, who contested as an independent candidate from Bengaluru Central Lok Sabha constituency, on Thursday described his defeat as "a solid slap on my face".........Read more

Ahead of LS Poll Results, Sensex Reaches All-Time High of 39,554, Nifty Soars at 11,857

The benchmark BSE Sensex jumped over 200 points to hit a record intra-day high of 39,565.82 as investors’ euphoria over exit poll outcome continued in early session on Tuesday. The 30-share index was trading 205.24 points, or 0.52 per cent, higher at 39,557.91.........Read more

Two Climbers from Kolkata Die on Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal

Two Indian climbers died near the summit of Mount Kanchenjunga during an expedition on the world’s third highest mountain in Nepal. The climbers were identified as Biplab Baidya, 48, and 46-year-old Kuntal Kanrar, who died overnight at an altitude of about 8,000 metres. Both were from the eastern Indian city of Kolkata.........Read more

DMK says no to Federal Front: Stalin wants KCR to back Congress-led UPA

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao did not get a positive response for his proposed Federal Front from DMK chief M.K. Stalin in Chennai. Mr Stalin during their one-hour meeting made it clear to Mr Rao that the party could not leave its alliance with the Congress.........Read more

CJI Sexual Harassment Case: 'SC's Credibility Would be Damaged if You Probe in Complainant's Absence'

Justice D Y Chandrachud, a sitting judge of the Supreme Court, has reportedly asked the three-member in-house panel probing allegations of sexual harassment against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi to not proceed with investigation, in the absence of the woman complainant, who has withdrawn from the inquiry. ........Read more

North Korea fires short-range projectiles after failed nuclear summit - South Korea

North Korea fired several short-range projectiles from its east coast on Saturday, South Korea’s military said, as analysts said the country is stepping up pressure against the United States after February’s failed nuclear summit in Hanoi. ........Read more

‘Many surgical strikes during UPA’s tenure’, says former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

Former PM Manmohan Singh said that Multiple surgical strikes took place during our tenure, too. For us, military operations were meant for strategic deterrence and giving a befitting reply to anti-India forces than to be used for vote garnering exercises.........Read more

Narayan Sai, Asaram’s son, sentenced to life in rape case by Gujarat court

Narayan Sai, the son of self-styled godman Asaram, was sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Surat in a rape case. Three of Sai’s aides Ganga, Jamuna and Hanuman were awarded 10 years imprisonment. The 40-year-old Narayan Sai was arrested from Pipli in Haryana in December 2013 after two sisters from Surat filed rape complaints against him and his father Asaram.........Read more

Sri Lanka blasts: 60 Malayalees under scanner for alleged connection with Thowheeth Jamaath

In the wake of the Sri Lankan serial blasts, the Kerala police have started collecting details of 60 Malayalees associated with a fraction linked to Tamil Nadu-based Towheeth Jamaath, an organisation whose name cropped up during the investigation of Easter day attacks. It has been discreetly functioning for the Islamic State (IS) over the past two years.........Read more

China's Bytedance says India TikTok ban causing $500,000 daily loss and risk jobs

India’s ban on popular Chinese video app TikTok is resulting in “financial losses” of up to $500,000 a day for its developer Bytedance, and has put more than 250 jobs at risk, the company said in a court filing. The ban has also worried the social media industry in India as it sees legal worries mounting if courts increasingly regulate content on their platforms.........Read more

Ex-ISRO Chairman gets death threat from JeM for praising PM Modi on India's ASAT test

The terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) has now sent a death threat to the former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman G Madhavan Nair for supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in ASAT test.........Read more

Confirmed! Kangana Ranaut to play Jayalalithaa aka Amma in 'Thalaivi'

Kangana is all set to portray Jayalalitha, a legendary actress turned politician. Titled Thalaivi in Tamil and Jaya in Hindi, the film is a bilingual and will be Directed by Vijay.........Read more

9 lakh jobs created in January, 76.48 lakh in last 17 months: EPFO payroll data

Around 76.48 lakh new subscribers were added to social security schemes of the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) from September 2017 to January 2019, the data showed. This indicates that these many jobs were created in the formal sector over the past 17 months.........Read more

Special category status to Arunachal, NE states if voted to power: Rahul

Arunachal Pradesh is special to the Congress party, leader Rahul Gandhi said at an Itanagar rally, promising to restore the special category status to the state and others in the Northeast if voted to power.........Read more

PM Modi to pay homage to Manohar Parrikar in Goa, state funeral with military honours at 5 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will offer last respects to Manohar Parrikar in Goa. The final rites of Parrikar will be performed at 5 pm on Monday at the Miramar beach next to the memorial of Goa’s first chief minister Dayanand Bandodkar.........Read more

Prepare for a devastating earthquake this week, says researcher

Hoogerbeets is a self-proclaimed seismic researcher has shockingly predicted that a massive earthquake measuring somewhere around 6 to 7 in the Richter scale will happen on this weekend.........Read more

Google disables Android TV photo sharing for all users after account privacy issue

Google has shut down Google Photos sharing to Android TV devices today after a bug was discovered that revealed hundreds of user accounts to other users. Until the bug is resolved, Android TV owners won’t be able to set Google Photo albums as their screensaver or view pictures.........Read more

SC to Hear Tomorrow CBI Plea Seeking Directions to Kolkata Police Chief to Cooperate

The Supreme Court would hear on Tuesday the CBI plea seeking directions to Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to cooperate with the investigation in Saradha chit fund case.........Read more

Niti Aayog’s Rajiv Kumar stings Rahul Gandhi with counter over loan waiver

NITI Aayog vice chairperson Rajiv Kumar waded into the political row over the farmers’ loan waiver saying that no government had worked for farmers as much as the Modi government.........Read more

BJP's March to Secretariat Over Sabarimala Turns Violent; Police Use Force to Disperse Protesters

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP’s) secretariat march over the Sabarimala issue turned violent. Police had to use water cannon and tear gas to disperse the protesters.........Read more

Dr Krishnamurthy Subramanian appointed new Chief Economic Advisor

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved for the appointment of Dr Krishnamurthy Subramanian, Associate Prof. and ED (CAF), ISB, Hyderabad, to the post of Chief Economic Adviser.........Read more

Alibaba Singles Day sales top $30 billion

Alibaba China's biggest e-commerce company said sales topped $30 billion over a 24-hour period Sunday, soaring past last year's record of about $24 billion.........Read more

Titanic 2 to set sail in 2022 and it is uncannily similar to original Titanic

Australian businessman Clive Palmer who owns a company called the Blue Star Line, is ready to bet on it again and is constructing a replica of the famous luxury liner. It is being called Titanic II. The cost of the construction is 500 million USD and the replica will be able to hold 2400 passengers and 900 crew members.........Read more

IIT-Bombay tops first QS ranking for Indian universities, IISc second

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in Mumbai and Madras and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru have emerged as top three in the first standalone QS ranking of India’s higher education institutes.........Read more

This common toothpaste ingredient could be wreaking havoc on your gut

Triclosan, a highly effective antibacterial and antifungal ingredient found in all kinds of toothpaste, hand sanitizers, deodorants, mouthwashes, detergents, cleaning supplies could increase rates of colitis and colon cancer.........Read more

IMD predicts rain, thunderstorm across northern and eastern regions for next 48 hours

The weather condition is likely to remain the same for the next 48 hours in the following states: Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, West Bengal, Sikkim could witness heavy rains with thunderstorm; gusty winds with thunderstorm and rains in Uttarakhand and Kerala; heavy rains in Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura. The IMD has forecast rains and thunderstorms for some places in Delhi-NCR, including Faridabad, Greater Noida and Bulandshahr.........Read more

Apple iPhone users beware, this bug may lead you to a malicious website

It looks like Apple has another bug to fix in one of its most used iOS apps – camera. A new bug has been found out in the iOS camera that can fool you in to visiting a malicious website. The bug, as found by Infosec, seems to be in the camera app on iOS 11 and later versions.........Read more

2G case: Delhi HC issues notice to Raja, Kanimozhi and others

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a response from A. Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and 17 others on appeals by CBI and Enforcement Directorate (ED) challenging a Special CBI Court verdict acquitting all of them in connection with the 2G spectrum allocation case.........Read more

I&B refuses salary for DD, AIR staff after ministry's proposal denied

In a move which could choke Prasar Bharati, the information and broadcasting ministry has refused to release funds for the salaries of its employees. The I&B ministry has been breathing down Prasar Bharati’s neck after it refused to hire two senior journalists who were recommended by the ministry at an exorbitant package.........Read more

ED summons Karti Chidambaram in INX media PMLA case

The ED has summoned Karti Chidambaram, son of senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, for questioning in connection with its money laundering probe in the INX media case. The ECIR was registered under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). ........Read more

Wife’s religion does not merge with husband’s after marriage: SC

The Special Marriage Act was enacted so that a man and woman professing different faiths can marry and retain their religious identity after marriage. There is no question of merger of woman’s religion with that of her husband’s. Only she on her own volition can give up her religion,” the bench observed.........Read more

Dawood funded Zakir Naik’s NGO reveals brother

Dawood Ibrahim funded Zakir Naik's NGO, his brother Iqbal Kaskar revealed during interrogation. The funding had taken place through a mediator called Sultan Ahmed he also revealed.........Read more

Airbus's new black boxes will eject from crashing planes

If the plane crashes into the ocean, the recorder will pop out to safety, floating and pinging away with an emergency locator transmitter, to help rescue teams find it and its valuable testimony about what went wrong. The ejection function is just one feature of Airbus' new black boxes (which are actually fluorescent orange), which are smaller and more capable than the current generation, able to record 25 hours of cockpit voice and data, up from the current two hours.........Read more

Tamil Nadu is getting a new airport in Hosur – will Bengaluru residents benefit too?

The Tamil Nadu government has come up with a plan to build a domestic airport in the border town of Hosur, Krishnagiri district, less than 40 km from Bengaluru city in Karnataka. Last week, the Tamil Nadu Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Civil Aviation to launch low cost-air services from the Hosur Aerodrome.........Read more

Scientists Say Plants Use Sound To Find Water And Ultimately Survive

Scientists are studying and confirming how plants may actually have the ability to sense sounds, like flowing water in a pipe ― or even buzzing insects. What? Plants hear sounds? That’s an earful. But not to researchers at the University of Western Australia, whose experiments point to the possibility that some plants may actually detect sound waves.........Read more

Make in India boosts first advanced cryogenic fridge

Suspended in the air, at the Department of Atomic Energy's Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC) here, this gizmo, resembling a scaled-up thermos, works silently amidst a labyrinth of tubes under the watchful eye of a computer. Its makers claim it is India's first indigenously-designed advanced cryogenic technology reaching temperatures slightly toasty than the very, very cold world of space.........Read more

Royal Enfield Planning To Buy Ducati?

Recent reports indicate that Royal Enfield is like to buy the Ducati brand for Volkswagen. Apparently it's Volkswagen that has approached the Chennai-based bike manufacturer for this deal.........Read more

NASA's inflatable greenhouse could produce oxygen, feed astronauts on Mars

NASA scientists have designed an inflatable greenhouse that astronauts could one day use to grow fresh food and produce oxygen on Mars or Moon. The prototype involves an inflatable, deployable greenhouse to support plant and crop production for nutrition, air revitalisation, water recycling and waste recycling.........Read more

Despite RBI Diktat, Rs10 Coin Still Not Accepted Anywhere

Past few days many people in Hyderabad are apprehensive on trading with Rs10 coins upon false rumors that the coins are invalid and fake coins are being circulated. However, hearing the rumors spread like a wildfire, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) advised people not to believe such baseless rumors and asked to accept these coins as legal tender in all their transactions without any hesitation.........Read more

India nears second spot as world steel producer on record output

India, set to become the world’s largest steel producer after China, churned out a record amount in the year through March to feed rising local demand, while boosting exports to the highest ever. Output jumped 11% to 101.3 million metric tons and the nation was a net exporter for the first time in three years, doubling shipments to 8.2 million tons, according to provisional steel ministry data.........Read more

How App Developer Applop Is Making Digitisation Possible In India, One SMB At A Time

This is where Applop comes in – a one-stop platform that promises a ‘digital dukaan’ in minutes, along with a simple payment gateway called ‘Applop Pay’ for small business owners in Tier II, III cities. This three-year-old startup is trying to solve a simple pain point that is faced by every single SMB/SME in India – digitisation.........Read more

Govt taking decisions without telling us, must follow model code: EC

Taking umbrage to certain union ministries failing to seek its concurrence before taking decisions which can affect level playing field during Assembly polls in five states, the Election Commission has asked Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha to ensure that its guidelines on the model code are adhered to strictly.........Read more

New Indian army chief threatens Pakistan and China

Only such action, vows the Indian Army Chief, will not simply be a repeat of the cross-border raids that Indian Special Forces carried out inside Pakistan-held Kashmir in late September―the first attack New Delhi has publicly admitted mounting inside Pakistan in more than four decades. Any further military strikes against Pakistan will be of a “different manner and different style” said Rawat, when embarking Thursday on a three-day tour of the Indian Army’s Jammu and Kashmir-based Northern Command. “We will surprise the enemy.”........Read more

350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh being celebrated across country

The 350th birth anniversary of the 10th and last Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh is being celebrated across the country with main function being held at Takht Harmandar Sahib in Patna where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive today to participate in the Prakash Parva. Though Prakash Parva is being celebrated …........Read more

Bengaluru molestation: Rijiju condemns Karnataka HM's remark

Condemning Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara’s remark on mass molestation in Bengaluru that “such incident do happen on New Year day and Christmas”, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday dubbed it as ‘irresponsible’ and demanded arrest and punishment for all the identified culprits. “I condemn d irresponsible comment …........Read more

Passengers disembark from hijacked Libyan plane

Passengers have begun disembarking from the hijacked Libyan aircraft in Malta.The doors of the plane opened at 1-44 p.m. local time and a staircase moved to the door before passengers began disembarki........Read more

Why don’t babies sleep at night? You asked Google

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries........Read more

CM Jayalalithaa in hospital, her adviser is in Tamil Nadu hot seat

Retired IAS officer, Sheela Balakrishnan, 62, is credited with running the state administration while the chief minister is battling her illness. “Even ministers are taking instructions from her,” pointed out a top official who did not wish to be named. “Jayalalithaa has implicit trust in Sheela Balakrishnan, both for her abilities and attitude, which is why she has become the most important person in the state today. Nothing moves without her consent,” he added.........Read more

Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka’s salary linked to IT firm’s $20 billion target

Infosys Ltd’s goal of becoming a $20 billion firm by March 2021 is a target and not an aspiration, and for this reason, its board has linked its chief executive’s annual compensation to the progress it makes in achieving the target, its board chairman said.........Read more

Uma Bharti to chair meeting on Cauvery water crisis today

In order to find solutions to the ongoing Cauvery water dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti will hold a meeting with the state representatives on Thursday in New Delhi. Speaking to news agency PTI on Wednesday, CM Siddaramaiah said, “I will attend the meeting and put forward our case. Let us see what will come out of the meeting.”........Read more

Pak distributors refuse to release Dhoni biopic

Distributors in Pakistan have refused to release the film starring actor Sushant Singh Rajput as the Indian cricket captain. Chairman of IMGC Global Entertainment, a Pakistan-based distribution company, has been quoted saying, Amid current tension between the two countries, we have decided not to release the film.........Read more

Antikythera Shipwreck May Hint At Earliest Evidence Of Human DNA

The waters off the coast of Antikythera in Greece hold many mysteries of the ancient world that are yet to be uncovered. Site of the largest shipwreck from antiquity, the region boasts a treasure trove of invaluable artifacts as well as the famous Antikythera Mechanism, a 2,000-year-old astronomical calculator that is widely considered the world’s oldest computer. ........Read more

Jaya orders water release from Mettur for samba crops

With Mettur Dam witnessing steady inflows following Karnataka's release of water from the Cauvery River, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today ordered opening its sluice gates for irrigating samba crops in the delta districts.........Read more

GST implementation: What exactly does the formation of GST Council mean

The GST Council will decide on the tax rate, will recommend the taxes to be subsumed and exempted from GST, the rates of taxation and the model Central, State and Integrated GST laws.........Read more

Women's activist Trupti Desai offered 'Bigg Boss' reality show

Women's rights activist Trupti Desai on Monday claimed she has been offered popular reality show "Bigg Boss", but said she would participate on the condition that a female voiceover will be roped in for the series.........Read more

Unprecedented atmospheric behavior disrupts one of Earth's most regular climate cycles

A team of scientists has discovered an unexpected disruption in one of the most repeatable atmospheric patterns.........Read more

Kerala Actor Sreejith Ravi Detained For Allegedly Misbehaving With Children

Kerala actor Sreejith Ravi -- who often appeared as a villain on screen -- found himself embroiled in a controversy after a group of 14 schoolgirls from Palakkad alleged that he had indecently exposed himself to them. The 40-year-old actor was detained by the police this afternoon and the questioning is still on.........Read more

Amitabh Bachchan to Host Savdhaan India

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be back on the small screen as a host for a special episode of the TV show Savdhaan India. Produced by Shoojit Sircar, it is directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury.........Read more

Why These Savings Bank (SB) Accounts In India Are The Best?

We have used various parameters to arrive at the best savings bank accounts in India. These include, the first and foremost interest rates, apart from ease........Read more

PayPal.me launched to enable merchants to receive faster and secure payments

The PayPal and IPSOS Cross Border 2015 Millennials report evaluates the online and cross border shopping habits of over 23000 internet users across 29 countries including interviews of 517 millennials in India.........Read more

As clashes continue in J&K, the Army is quietly wooing young people

Amid vicious clashes between protesters and the security forces, the Indian Army has initiated a quiet peace process in the Kashmir valley - with village elders, clergymen, and young could-be militants.........Read more

Sushma asks jobless in Saudi to return, not to wait for dues

The government on Monday asked stranded Indian workers in Saudi Arabia to return without waiting for unpaid salaries from their Saudi employers, indicating that negotiations to secure their dues had........Read more

BCCI Working Committee to discuss First Compliance Report on August 22

The cricket board has to submit the report to the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee by August 25........Read more

'We Are All Chamars': From Anger and Impotence to a New Assertiveness

The first stage of their protest having been a huge success, Dalits in Gujarat now plan on taking their agitation to the next level.........Read more

Ten Things You Must Know About the Balochistan Conflict Now

India's hit Pakistan where it hurts the most. Read to know everything about the Balochistan conflict & its fallout.........Read more

Vinesh Phogat, The Medal Hope Who Almost Quit Wrestling This Year

VIDEO | Vinesh is India's biggest medal hope in women's wrestling. 3 months back though, she almost quit the sport.........Read more

India give themselves possible 87 overs to force result

India caught West Indies totally unawares on the fifth morning with almost street-cricket running to negate the slow outfield, bat West Indies out of the game quickly and give themselves 87 possible overs to bowl West Indies out and claim the series........Read more

Researchers find brain's 'physics engine' predicts how world behaves

Whether or not they aced the subject in high school, human beings are physics masters when it comes to understanding and predicting how objects in the world will behave. A Johns Hopkins University cognitive scientist has found the source of that intuition, the brain's "physics engine."........Read more

Pune woman runs Golden Quadrilateral by foot in fastest time, enters Guinness

Pune’s Michelle Kakade has made her way into the The certificate notes “the fastest time to travel the Indian Golden Quadrilateral on foot by a female in 193 days, one hour and nine minutes and was........Read more

The Benevolent Dictatorship of Mark Zuckerberg

There are 150 million Indians on Facebook, over 30,000 of whom have been censored. Should we remain mute spectators?........Read more

Inflight Wi-Fi services soon to be the norm?

Inflight Wi-Fi services soon to be the norm? - Demand for inflight Wi-Fi is largely driven by a new generation, known as "millennials" (born between 1982 and 1998).........Read more

France played a very important football match 68 years before the Euro 2016 final – against India

For a country that had become independent only a year ago and had no proven credentials in the hugely popular game of football, a direct entry to the Olympic Games would seem near impossible. However, the All India Football Federation dared to throw ........Read more

The Wimbledon special: The old and the new

The emperor Djokovic and kings-in-waiting, why we will miss Nadal, the bad boys and girls of SW19, an epitaph for serve-and-volley, the reign of Serena and much more........Read more

India sets sights on gold in ocean

India will sign a contract with the International Seabed Authority (ISA), a United Nations organisation, later this year that will give the country exclusive rights to mine for precious metals trapped in magma on the seabed of the Indian Ocean.........Read more

KKR India set to invest Rs600 crore in Kwality

The KKR funds will help Kwality strengthen its brand and expand its more profitable retail business........Read more

MoUD to push for strict policy change to de-congest Delhi

The Ministry of Urban Development on Sunday announced a package of Rs. 19,762 crore for decongestion of the national capital and recommended a set of stringent measures, including the introduction of........Read more

Ammunition depot fire: More bodies recovered, death toll climbs to 19

A massive fire broke out at one of Asia's biggest ammunition depot in Maharashtra's Pulgaon yesterday.Three persons were missing since yesterday. Two bodies have been recovered and one person is still missing, sources said.........Read more

'Planet 9' may have been stolen by our Sun: study

The mysterious Planet 9 may have been stolen from its original star by our Sun some 4.5 billion years ago, possibly making it the first exoplanet to be discovered inside the solar system, astronomers have claimed.........Read more

Border with Bangladesh will be sealed in 2 year's time:Sonowal

Sealing of the borders with Bangladesh will be completed in two year's time to put an end to infiltration, Assam's Chief Minister-to-be Sarbananda Sonowal said today.........Read more

Even if Modi’s “Make in India” is working, his government doesn’t have the data to prove it

Surprisingly, the government is not tracking the progress of its own flagship programme.........Read more

How safe is your mineral water in India?

A third of India's packaged water bottles are dodgy.........Read more

Building collapses in Mumbai; 6 dead, several trapped - Times of India

Five people were rescued from the debris of the building in Kamathipura area of Grant Road, which caved in at around 2pm, a fire brigade official said. Eight fire engines and three ambulances have been pressed into rescue operation.........Read more

Rs 800 crore assets seized in raid on Andhra Pradesh transport official

Many precious gems, diamonds and other precious stones were found in the houses of Mohan and his relatives.........Read more