Transgender Persons Bill Sparks Row Among Activists, Opposition Says Bill Not Comprehensive€ Enough

The passage of Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 in Rajya Sabha has sparked a new row as activists are calling November 26, the day of passage, as “Gender Justice Murder Day”. The bill aimed at protection of rights of transgenders was introduced in Lok Sabha on August 5 this year. ........Read more

K'taka rebel MLAs kept in Mumbai, Yeddy 'heard' telling partymen in clip

In the audio, he was heard saying that the rebel Congress JD(S) MLAs, who were later disqualified, were kept in Mumbai during the final days of the coalition government under the watch of BJP national President Amit Shah. ........Read more

Satya Nadella got 66% raise, took home $42.9 million for fiscal year 2019

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella earned $42.9 million in total compensation for the fiscal year 2019 -- 66 per cent raise from the prior fiscal year, the company has announced. Nadella received a $1 million base salary jump and an increase in stocks.........Read more

Artificial Synapses Could Lead to Smarter AI

An international team of scientists has developed a new kind of synthetic synapse for artificial intelligence systems using the neural network model. In artificial neural networks, computing systems are designed to emulate the function of the human brain, with digital neurons and synapses replicating the function of their biological counterparts.........Read more

Gujarat High Court issues notice to CBSE, other parties over a plea to hold NEET exam afresh

A notice was issued to CBSE and other parties by the Gujarat High Court on Saturday over a plea for holding the NEET exam afresh with same questions in Gujarati and English languages. The plea to scrap the recently held exam and hold it afresh was moved by a group of 40 parents of those students who had taken the CBSE-conducted National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) in Gujarati language.........Read more

New nano-polymer could prevent heart failure

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University (BGU) and the Sheba Medical Center have developed a new therapy to treat atherosclerosis and prevent heart failure with a new biomedical polymer that reduces arterial plaque and inflammation in the cardiovascular system.........Read more

Tamil Nadu: With NEET being mandatory for medical admission, majority of students to join CBSE stream opting out of State Board curriculum

It has become a trend and the practice is rising day by day over the past few years. The reason behind this ongoing trend is the syllabus of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Text (NEET) being similar to the syllabus of those schools affiliated to CBSE. The craze began to rise ever since NEET was being made mandatory for medical admissions.........Read more

TV Channel's Theft Complaint On its Anchor

Well-known news channel Times Now has now lodged a criminal complaint against its former Editor-in-chief cum anchor Arnab Goswami who recently floated his own news channel Republic TV. This is after Arnab's 'expose' on Shashi Tharoor in the mysterious death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar in a star hotel in Delhi in 2014 when he was the Union Minister in the UPA 2 government. ........Read more

Flipkart Snapdeal Merger Awaits Nod From Azim Premji, Ratan Tata

SoftBank has finally convinced Nexus Venture Partners and Kalaari Capital for the deal, one last roadblock still remains – the final nod from the family offices of Azim Premji, and Ratan Tata, as per a Mint report. Also, the report stated that other smaller investors in the company are still not convinced with the prospects of the deal and are delaying the process.........Read more

Newly Discovered House-Sized Asteroid 2017 HX4 Flew Safely Past the Earth Yesterday

Like most NEOs that periodically make a close pass to Earth, 2017 HX4 passed us by at a very safe distance. In fact, the asteroid’s closest approach to Earth was estimated to be at a distance of 3.7 Lunar Distances (LD) – i.e. almost four times the distance between the Earth and the Moon.........Read more

Senkumar case: Kerala govt tenders unconditional apology in SC, Pinarayi denies it in assembly

The Kerala government on Monday tendered an unconditional apology in the Supreme Court in the Senkumar reinstatement case but chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan told the assembly that the state had not done so.........Read more

Researchers create a roadmap of bipolar disorder and how it affects the brain

Bipolar disorder affects about 60 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. It is a debilitating psychiatric disorder with serious implications for those affected and their families. However, scientists have struggled to pinpoint neurobiological mechanisms of the disorder, partly due to the lack of sufficient brain scans.........Read more

MEA employees booked by CBI over forged 'official' passports

Unknown officials of the External Affairs Ministry were booked Tuesday by the CBI for allegedly issuing "official" passports to 12 people on the basis of forged documents showing them as Arunachal Pradesh government officials to facilitate their trafficking to the US.........Read more

Portugal's Antonio Guterres chosen as next UN secretary general

For the first time this year, the General Assembly's members held two-hour question-and-answer sessions with all 13 candidates who entered the race, and in the eyes of many diplomats, Guterres performed best.........Read more

Death toll due to dengue, chikungunya rises to 32 in Delhi

As chikungunya and dengue continued to wreak havoc in Delhi with the death toll from the two vector-borne diseases climbing to 32, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has slammed India's government-owned disease surveillance system saying that it is important that the fever related data is well-represented. ........Read more

My Story: A Life-Threatening Heart Disease Didn't Stop Me From Becoming an Author and Entrepreneur

From having several major surgeries at a young age to channelling all his experiences, hopes and joys into a book that will help others in a similar situation — this is the journey of Rishabh Puri.........Read more

Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Kashmir's Poonch district

Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Kashmir's Poonch district - The ceasefire violation comes a day after PM Modi launched a veiled attack on Pakistan at the G20 summit.........Read more

Dubai debuts driverless minibus

Dubai has unveiled its first driverless bus service, launching a month-long trial period for the electric vehicle with a view to expanding it across the futuristic Gulf city state.........Read more

AAP Stung In Punjab, Video Shows Leader Taking Money From Candidate

The Aam Aadmi Party is likely to show the door to a senior party leader in Punjab, Sucha Singh Chhotepur who has allegedly been caught accepting cash in return for a ticket to a party worker.........Read more

Afghans push India for more arms, despite Pakistan's wary eye

India is set to deliver more arms to Afghanistan to help it fight Islamist militants, Kabul's envoy to New Delhi said, even if Pakistan is wary of closer military cooperation between countries lying to its east and west.........Read more

I could have died in Rio, says marathon runner Jaisha

"There was no water for us, neither recovery drinks nor food. Only once in 8kms did we get water (from the Rio organisers) which did not help at all. All the countries had their stalls at every 2kms but our country's stall was empty," said Jaisha.........Read more

Mayawati receives another jolt as former MP Brajesh Pathak resigns, joins BJP

BSP chief Mayawati received yet another jolt on Monday when her trusted associate and former member of Parliament Brijesh Pathak quit the party and joined the BJP.........Read more

Samsung unveils its Galaxy Note 7; here is all you need to know

The highlighting facets of the device include significantly improved design, better user experience, iris scanner and enhanced performance.........Read more

Nearly 44,000 women die every year while giving birth: Nadda

Nearly 44,000 women die every year while giving birth in the country, with Assam having the highest Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR), 300 per one lakh live births, government informed the Rajya Sabha today.........Read more

Now men can check their sperm count using their smartphone

This smartphone microscope is already commercially available in Japan and will soon be on sale in other countries.........Read more

PMO tasked Smriti Irani with 39-point list for schools

The eight action points for vocationalisation of school education called for a pilot student skill aptitude test right at elementary level in 4-5 states by July 2016.........Read more

Jagtar Hawara acquitted in 2005 bomb blast case

The additional and session judge of Rupnagar court acquitted the convicted terrorist Jagtar Singh Hawara on Tuesday in connection with bomb blast at Nurpur Bedi in 2005.........Read more

Soon, cancer screening centres in 100 districts across India

The programme aims to screen people aged above 30 for oral cancer and women aged above 30 for breast and cervical cancer. As per the protocol finalised by Health Ministry, which would be unveiled by Health Minister J P Nadda Wednesday, people would........Read more

Orlando shooter wrote chilling Facebook posts from inside club

The gunman who killed 49 people at a gay club in the US this week wrote a series of Facebook posts about the 'filthy ways of the West' before and during the shooting rampage, a top US Senator has said and asked the founder of the social networking site to assist in the probe.........Read more

World Environment Day: The State of the Water Crisis in India

For World Environment Day 2016 on June 5th, The Quint brings you a series of stories on the state of water in India. The past couple of years have been drier than usual. Weak monsoons had devastating consequences for farmers across the country. Follo........Read more

Rahul Gandhi to Take Over as Congress President Soon

Rahul's crowning, said by top sources in the party to be imminent, will end one of the most debated topics in Indian politics in recent times. It will also herald a generational shift in the Congress that is struggling for relevance following a series of electoral defeats.........Read more

Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka rakes in $7.45 million in salary, other top executives also see jump in pay - The Economic Times

Sikkas new salary structure is at par with CEOs of other global IT firms, including Cognizant, whose CEO Francisco DSouza took home a nearly $12 mn in 2015.........Read more

Teen uses satellite imagery to discover possible ancient Mayan ruins

(—William Gadoury, a 15 year old Mayan history enthusiast who lives in Saint-Jean-de-Matha in Lanaudière, Quebec, has, according to Le Journal de Montréal, used satellite imagery to make associations between ancient Mayan city locations and constellations, and in so doing, may have actually discovered a site that has not been previously known.........Read more

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies highlighting passive magnetic levitation

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies on Monday announced their technology approach to bring a transport levitation system to fruition. They are using something called passive magnetic levitation.........Read more

Gujarat Lions vs. Sunrisers Hyderabad: Yuvraj available for high-octane clash

“Yuvraj (Singh) is available and very much in our thoughts,” was all that SRH coach Tom Moody would say on the eve of the contest. With a good five-day break from their last match on Saturday, were th........Read more

Can you open up NEET-2 to all, SC asks CBSE

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to consider opening up phase two of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) to students who appeared for the........Read more

Is Social Media Making People Depressed?

Sometimes comparison can be a way to inspire ourselves to improve in some way, but, more often than not – especially when someone is feeling down or is prone to depression – the comparisons become negative and erode self-esteem.........Read more