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England vs Pakistan: James Anderson becomes 1st pacer to take 600 wickets in history of Test cricket

England's 38-year-old evergreen pacer pacer James Anderson created history on Tuesday after becoming the first pacer to scalp 600 wickets in Test cricket. James Anderson, who took three quick wickets on Day 2 of the ongoing Test match against Pakistan, two on Day 3, one on Day 4 and then dismissed Azhar Ali on Day 5 to complete his tally of 600 Test victims. In a 17-year-old glorious Test career, James Anderson is now only behind former spinners Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warner and Anil Kumble, when it comes to the highest number of wickets in the longest format of the game. Indian batsmen have been at the receiving end of James Anderson power packed seam and swing bowling. Out of his 600 wickets, the Lancashire-born pacer has 110 Indian batsmen as his victims, the second in the list are Australian batsmen as they have succumbed to the lanky pacer on 104 occasions. Anderson has taken 83 wickets against South Africa, 87 against West Indies and 73 against Pakistan. Notably, 384 of the 600 wickets taken by James Anderson have come while playing in home conditions in England. Australia is the only place where Anderson has been successful in taking more than 50 wickets. He has 60 victims from 18 matches Down Under. In India, James Anderson has taken 26 wickets in 10 matches.........Read more

A Citizen’s Guide To The Hows And Whys Of Boycotting Chinese Products

What follows is a citizen’s ready reckoner to start preparing herself mentally for economic warfare against China, primarily by boycotting Chinese products. Citizens should not be frightened by critics who try to paint the losses India will suffer as a result of the boycott as hugely damaging to us. The idea of economic warfare is to hurt China more than ourselves, and anyone who looks at the raw numbers – where China has been collecting approximately $50 billion annually by exporting more to India than importing from it – will know who is benefiting more from trade. By allowing such a huge trade surplus to China, we are essentially financing them to do us harm. It is better that we harm ourselves a little now to prevent a larger harm later. ........Read more

Only RT-PCR test to be used for coronavirus detection, capacity scaled up to 389 labs: Centre

Speaking during the media briefing on Thursday, Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, said, "As far as testing and treatment protocol is concerned we have to use RT-PCR test only." “We now have 292 government labs and 97 private laboratories for COVID-19 testing across the country. As many as 58,686 tests were done yesterday. 49,800 tests per day have been done on an average during the last 5 days," he said.........Read more

Good job! Indian Railways to manufacture over 1 lakh washable masks from cloth meant for uniform; details

Indian Railways to make washable face masks! As wearing masks have been made mandatory for public places and at work, the national transporter will manufacture over 1 lakh washable face masks using the cloth material that is used to produce bright orange uniform worn by railway trackmen, as well as the plain white uniform worn by other railway employees. According to an IE report, the Northern Railway zone, which has been leading the charge in making things to fight the novel coronavirus such as isolation coaches, hand sanitisers and PPE coverall suits has issued instructions to manufacture the masks from the cloth with the material meant for the uniform of railwaymen. Each mask produced by the railways will cost Rs 5.94, on the other hand, the same quality mask in the market costs approximately Rs 7.50. ........Read more

Damage Caused By Coronavirus Not Limited To Our Bodies, For Panic Is Far More Dangerous

The Covid-19 is now officially a ‘pandemic’. The WHO just upgraded the disease that has swept across 114 countries, killing over 4000 people and infecting close to 120,000 more. India has closed its doors, banning all international flights to and from the country. The numbers are unnerving. Italy has over 10,000 reported cases, second only to China, Iran is at 9000, South Korea has almost 8000… the ticker keeps rising. Every day is a new story, and we can only watch with an increasing sense of alarm as the novel virus spreads, and the red dots multiply across the map.........Read more

Cabinet approves mega-merger of 10 state-run banks into 4 larger PSBs

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had in August last year announced that 10 state-run banks would be merged into four larger PSBs. After the consolidation of these banks, India will have 12 Public Sector Banks. Announcing the move,Sitharaman had said the creation of next-generation banks was imperative for India to become a US $5 trillion economy in the next five years. Here is everything you need to know about new PSBs In a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Cabinet on Wednesday approved the consolidation in Public Sector Banks (PSBs) with effect from April 1, 2020.........Read more

China drags its feet on India's rescue flight to Wuhan

India and China seemed to be locked in a dispute over clearance for an Indian flight that will evacuate Indians quarantined in the coronavirus-stricken city of Wuhan in Hubei province. An Indian official said China was deliberately delaying the clearance. The IAF flight is expected to carry relief supplies to Indian in Wuhan and bring back more Indians from that city. China maintained there is no delay.........Read more

Ctrl+RIP Larry Tesler: The Computer Scientist Behind 'Cut, Copy And Paste' Has Died

Larry Tesler, one of the innovators who influenced, inspired and shaped modern computing, passed away on Monday at the age of 74. While Tesler was behind many innovations, he perhaps will be most remembered as the man who was responsible for the 'cut, copy and paste' commands. Tesler worked at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) and Apple Computer making countless known and unknown contributions to the world of modern computing. Born in 1945 in New York, Tesler studied computer science at Stanford University and started working in Silicon Valley in the early 1960s. He joined Xerox PARC in 1973 helping develop the mouse-driven graphical user interface. There, Tesler worked with Tim Mott to create a word processor called Gypsy. It used the terms "cut", "copy", and "paste" as commands for removing, duplicating, or repositioning chunks of text.........Read more

All 406 people at ITBP quarantine facility in New Delhi tested negative for Novel Coronavirus infection

The final test reports of all 406 people at the ITBP quarantine facility in Chhawla, New Delhi, were found to be negative for Novel Coronavirus infection. The people will be discharged in a phased manner beginning Monday, officials said. The final samples of all 406 people, who had travelled from Wuhan, China, were collected by a team of doctors on Friday. The samples were quarantined at the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) facility.........Read more

Crystal Cabin Awards shortlist spotlights aircraft interiors of the future

From a hyper-connected, personalized cabin of the future to rotating airplane seats that make enduring economy that much easier, this year's Crystal Cabin Awards shortlist is chockablock with the aircraft innovations you didn't know you needed. Still, the designers behind these innovative ideas reckon they could transform the airplane interior experience for the better -- and now they've got the seal of approval from one of the aviation industry's most prestigious awards. ........Read more

Government to de-criminalise Income Tax Act, anti-money laundering law: FM

The minister said in her address on the 'roadmap to a $5 trillion economy’ at the Nani Palkhivala centenary celebrations in Chennai on Sunday that decriminalising corporate laws, settling tax disputes and rapid privatisation of state-run firms were among the steps that the government was taking to achieve the goal. The government has already identified the statutory changes to be made in the Companies Act to decriminalise several procedural lapses and those that do not affect public interest as part of efforts to reduce the rigors of compliance and to improve ease of doing business.........Read more

560 Metres Wide Asteroid To Come Dangerously Close To Earth On January 10, May Hit Us

Earth is no stranger to the asteroids (space rocks). Our planet is all set to have a close encounter with a huge asteroid identified as 2019 UO on January 10. Measured somewhere around 560 metres wide, asteroid 2019 UO is believed to be twice the size of One Canada Square. During its closest approach, asteroid 2019 UO will be only 2.7 million miles (5.44 million km) away from the Earth’s centre. ........Read more

Assam Rifles recovers contraband worth Rs 3.75 cr from Indo-Myanmar border

The team recovered five packets of suspected crystal methamphetamine, popularly known as ICE. The contraband weighed 5.2 kg and is valued at around Rs 3.80 crore in the international market. The recovered items were handed over to the police for necessary legal action.........Read more

Lendl Simmons does an RKO on India, out of nowhere

Simmons stepped up on a tricky track and kayoed India with an unbeaten 67 off 45 balls. Simmons was uncertain against swing and the lack of pace in the early exchanges and had a life on 6 when Washington Sundar dropped him off Bhuvneshwar Kumar. He managed a mere nine runs off 13 balls by the end of the powerplay in a challenging chase of 171 on a grippy, dry pitch. At the other end, the in-form Evin Lewis had moved to 30 off 23 balls.........Read more

China's Xiaomi launches online lending service in India

Xiaomi’s Mi Credit connects smartphone users with lending firms, giving them access to quick loans of up to 100,000 rupees ($1,393.34), the company’s India head Manu Jain told. The company has partnered with five shadow banking and fintech firms for the service, which will audit the creditworthiness of customers and disburse loans. While smartphones are the core of its business, Xiaomi earns low margins from its affordable devices and relies on services for long-term profit.........Read more

88 Terror Incidents Recorded in J&K After Article 370 Revocation; Infiltration Attempts Rise: MHA

Presenting the government’s data in response to questions by four MPs, G Kishan Reddy, the Minister of State for Home asserted that a total of 88 terror incidents have been recorded in Jammu and Kashmir after the revocation of Article 370, but, the incidents of cross-border infiltration have increased to 84 since August 5, as compared to 53 in the preceding time frame. However, the successful infiltration attempts have come down to 32 from 59, the MHA said.........Read more

After Pegasus spying row, India asks WhatsApp to explain privacy breach

The government pulled up WhatsApp for not disclosing to Indian authorities the details of the spyware attack launched on Indian citizens through the Israeli software Pegasus, despite of high-level meetings between the two sides.........Read more

Kamlesh Tiwari was stabbed 15 times, shot one bullet | Post-mortem report

Post-mortem report has revealed that Kamlesh Tiwari was stabbed 15 times. All the stabbing was centred on the upper part of body from jaws to chest. All wounds were inflicted within 10 cm of one another. ........Read more

4.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Nicobar Islands

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the epicentre of the earthquake was registered at a deep depth of 180 kilometres. No loss of life and property has been reported yet.........Read more

‘Not rejecting NRC, only questioning the process’: Himanta Biswa Sarma

You have expressed strong opinions on the outcome of the National Citizens’ Register (NRC), which many say virtually amounts to a rejection of the exercise. Is that correct? No. We have not rejected the NRC process because we all along felt it was a step in the right direction. Assam and India need a citizenship record, which excludes foreigners but, at the same time, includes every Indian citizen irrespective of caste and creed. Our opinion is that the result of the NRC is a mixed bag. Neither I am happy nor I am sad in totality. Yes, there is an element of sadness. You at least questioned the rigorousness of the processes followed. Please explain. First, I’ll explain why I am happy. Ultimately, Assam will now have a register of citizens and it will be impossible for anyone to come to Assam and claim citizenship. There will be no new immigrants because he (a new immigrant) will now have to give a reference to the NRC. The second positive side is what Assam has gone through is a learning experience for the rest of India. What went wrong then?........Read more

The Google Pixel 4 comes with built-In Radar

Google just can’t help talking about the Pixel 4 ahead of its presumed October launch. In a YouTube video and blog post, the company revealed that the phone will feature face unlock technology instead of a fingerprint sensor. Google also revealed that the Pixel 4 will have a feature called “Motion Sense,” which confirms that it will have a Project Soli chip that uses radar to detect hand gestures near the phone. As for the “Motion Sense” feature, there’s not a ton that we can glean from Google’s article. Earlier rumors have pointed to it being related to Project Soli, which uses radar to detect tiny hand or finger movements above the device. For example, Google has demoed rubbing your thumb and index finger together to simulate turning a dial on a smartwatch. Some code found in the next version of Android has suggested it could be used for media controls at the very least.........Read more

UP journalist Stripped and thrashed by police for doing his job

A journalist in western Uttar Pradesh's Shamli was beaten up on camera by a group of GRP personnel led by SHO Rakesh Kumar. The journalist associated with a news channel, said, "They were in plain clothes. One hit my camera and it fell down. When I picked it up they hit and abused me. I was locked up, stripped and they urinated in my mouth."........Read more

U.S. suspension of trade programme with India 'a done deal'

The suspension of a U.S. trade preference programme with India is a “done deal,” a senior State Department official said on Thursday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his second term.........Read more

Sonia’s Insult, Reddys’ Revenge, Curse of Andhra: Jagan’s Rise is Filmier Than Fiction

In the last 10 years, Jagan has bounced back from near decimation to triumph and exacted the revenge from Gandhis he had sworn by making the Congress irrelevant in Andhra. The scale of the victory was unimaginable. Even Jagan did not foresee this kind of a landslide for him. The 46-year-old is taking the reins of AP at a crucial juncture. The bifurcated state lacks resources and he has promised the moon to voters. ........Read more

Clouds over target would have caused issues with bomb sensors: IAF on PM's Balakot 'revelations'

A senior IAF officer, said the problem was not with the Mirages reaching close to the target; it was with the penetrator version of Spice-2000 stand-off glide bomb released much before impact. “Clouds over the target would have caused issues with the bomb sensors, which match the pictures and data fed into it with what it sees on the spot. Any mismatch would lead to problems.”........Read more

Google Chrome to soon get new feature that will let you limit online tracking: Report

Alphabet Inc’s Google is set to roll out a dashboard-like function in its Chrome browser to offer users more control in fending off tracking cookies, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. While Google’s new tools are not expected to significantly curtail its ability to collect data, it would help the company press its sizable advantage over online-advertising rivals.........Read more

'Chowkidar chor hai': Supreme Court issues contempt notice to Rahul Gandhi for remarks on Rafale verdict

The Supreme Court issued contempt notice to Congress president Rahul Gandhi on a plea against his "chowkidar chor hai" comment attributed to a recent apex court order. The apex court rejected the plea of Gandhi to close the criminal contempt petition filed by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi. The court will hear on April 30 the criminal contempt petition along with the pending review petition ........Read more

Supreme Court notice to lawyer who claimed conspiracy to frame Chief Justice

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court issued notice to a lawyer who had claimed there was conspiracy to frame Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi in a sexual harassment case. The lawyer had alleged that he was offered a bribe to conduct media briefing in favour of the woman who levelled allegations of sexual harassment. ........Read more

Sensex Touches Record High of 39,000 on Day 1 of New Financial Year

The BSE benchmark Sensex rallied over 347 points to cross 39,000 points on the first day of the new financial year on on Monday, driven by sustained buying mainly in metal, auto and financial stocks amid positive global cues.........Read more

Dhoni Knocks on Supreme Court's Door Against Amrapali Over Rs 40 Crore Dues

Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni has approached the Supreme Court against the Amrapali group seeking the apex court’s intervention to get Rs 40 crore from the group for using his services for branding and marketing activities for six years.........Read more

Vice Admiral Karambir Singh appointed next Navy chief

Vice Admiral Karambir Singh has been appointed the next chief of naval staff. Singh will succeed Admiral Sunil Lanba who retires on May 31. At present, Vice Admiral Singh is serving as the Flag Officer Commanding in Chief of the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam.........Read more

Bangladesh team in lockdown after shots fired in Christchurch

The Bangladesh team escaped from their bus after it had gone to a mosque near the Hagley Oval where police are responding to reports of shots fired in central Christchurch. Several minutes after they were barred from getting off the bus, the players escaped and ran through Hagley Park.........Read more

Pak Foreign Minister Admits JeM Chief Masood Azhar is in Country, But Claims He is Really Unwell

Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi admitted that Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar, who has masterminded several terror attacks in India, is in the country, but claimed that he was really unwell and not in a position to even leave his house. ........Read more

BCCI Lifts Ban on Hardik Pandya And KL Rahul With Immediate Effect

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has lifted the interim ban on Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul on Thursday. The Indian cricket team’s duo were suspended for their sexist remarks on a TV show.........Read more

Canada dismisses China's warning of repercussions over Huawei ban

Canada’s government dismissed China’s warning of repercussions if Ottawa banned Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] from supplying equipment to 5G networks, saying it would not compromise on security.........Read more

IITs, ISER to Mentor Schools on Teaching of Maths, Science: Javadekar

Top educational institutions like IITs, ISER would mentor 10-15 nearby schools and train teachers in innovative ways to teach maths and science, said Javadekar at Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit.........Read more

Navy recovers one body from Meghalaya coal mine after one month

Thirty-four days since at least 15 miners got trapped inside an illegal rat-hole coalmine in Meghalaya due to flooding, Indian Navy divers detected the body of a victim by using a sophisticated camera.........Read more

Stunned by Allegations, Says Binny Bansal After Stepping Down as Flipkart CEO

After resignation, Binny Bansal said, “The allegations left me stunned and I strongly deny them. The investigation did bring to light lapses in judgment, particularly a lack of transparency, related to how I responded to the situation.”........Read more

10 per cent of men and 7 per cent of women suffer from sex addiciton: study

A new study has revealed that sex addiction has become a lot more prevalent than previous estimates. The findings showed that one in 10 men and one in 12 women are hooked to sexual encounters.........Read more

Twitter kills 143,000 apps, charts new rules for developers

Twitter removed more than 143,000 apps between April and June which violated its policies, the company has announced, saying it is further investing in building improved tools and processes to stop malicious apps faster.........Read more

BCCI Secretary Amitabh Choudhary Questions ‘Central Contacts’

“What I can tell you for sure is that I was not part of the process. I can also tell you that nobody from the board was. I also happen to be the convenor of senior selection committee and no meeting was called. I won’t sign (on the contracts) if they come to me,” Choudhary told.........Read more

Oscars 2018 winners list

While The Shape of Water took home the Best Picture Oscar, Darkest Hour star Gary Oldman and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri star Frances McDormand won the Best Actor and Best Actress Oscar, respectively. The Shape of Water won four Academy Awards at the 90th Oscars followed by Dunkirk that landed three awards. ........Read more

Did North Korea make over $200 million in cryptocurrency transactions in 2017?

The North Korean government is estimated to have obtained 11,000 bitcoins via mining or hacking in 2017, allowing it rake in over $200 million through cryptocurrency transactions, Radio Free Asia reported. North Korea had been accused of hacking into cryptocurrency exchanges throughout 2017. In June, the hermit nation allegedly launched a spearphishing attack on the Seoul-based Bithumb, the fourth largest virtual currency exchange in the world, and stole $7.4 million.........Read more

What India Wants In One Of The World's Biggest Fighter Jet Orders

India is planning to revise the specifications for one of the world's biggest fighter jet orders, a move that would allow manufacturers such as Boeing Co. and United Aircraft Corp. to pitch their twin-engine combat aircraft.........Read more

Hyderabad High Court stays termination on non-Hindu staff in TTD

The Hyderabad High Court on Wednesday directed the executive officers of Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams (TTD) not to terminate Christian and Muslim employees on the ground that non-Hindus could not be allowed to work in its institutions till further orders.........Read more

Spotify is being sued by a major music publisher for $1.6 billion

Wixen Music Publishing, which licenses music from about 200 artists, including Tom Petty, Neil Young, The Beach Boys, Missy Elliott, and Janis Joplin, is suing Spotify for $1.6 billion. The lawsuit was filed in California last Friday and alleges that Spotify has been using “thousands of songs” without the correct license. Wixen essentially argues that Spotify doesn’t do enough to identify the rights holders of songs it licenses from labels.........Read more

ED chargesheets Lalu's daughter Misa, her husband in money laundering case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday filed charge sheet against RJD chief Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharti and her husband in a money laundering case. ED counsel Nitesh Rana filed the charge sheet before the court of Special Judge N K Malhotra.........Read more

Kohli & Co's salary could be hiked to Rs.12 crore per annum

Following Kohli, MS Dhoni, and Ravi Shastri's discussions with the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) over pay hike for players, cricketers with the Grade A contracts could be paid around Rs 12 crore a year, with the captain's salary even higher. The Grade B players' contracts could be worth around Rs 8 crore, and Grade C contracts could fetch around Rs 4 crore a year.........Read more

Rahul's media coordinator wrote his name in non-Hindu registry

As the controversy raged, the temple management came out with a clarification. "As per our rules, names of non-Hindus have to be registered. His (Gandhi's) name was registered by his media coordinator in our non-Hindu register.........Read more

India's 1.55 lakh post offices to double up as payments bank

India Post Payments Bank is gearing up to provide its financial services through all of 1.55 lakh post offices and 3 lakh employees by the end of 2018 — which will create India’s second-largest payments bank in terms of reach.........Read more

Umesh, Shami return to India ODI squad

Fast bowlers Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami returned to India's ODI squad for the first three of five-match series against Australia. India have also chosen to be without R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja - as they were in their most recent 50-over series, when they whitewashed Sri Lanka 5-0. Chairman of selectors MSK Prasad, however, clarified that both players have only been rotated out of the squad. As a result Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal and Axar Patel get another chance to lead the team's spin attack again.........Read more

MPC members warn inflation could accelerate: RBI minutes

The Reserve Bank of India's monetary policy committee (MPC) members said easing consumer inflation had supported the need for a rate cut at its August meeting, but warned prices could start accelerating.........Read more

6.6 crore Indians plan to migrate to US, UK by 2018: Report

India has the second highest number of adults planning to migrate to other countries with the US and the UK among the most favoured destinations, according to a report by the UN migration agency. At 4.8 million people, India has the highest number of adults planning and preparing to migrate - 3.5 million people who are planning and 1.3 million who are preparing. ........Read more

Unity is the little game engine that could revolutionize animated movies

The new Cinemachine component that's coming to Unity's 2017.1 release feels a little bit revolutionary. It grants amazing directorial and cinematography powers to even neophyte users like me, and it goes to the heart of Unity's stated mission of democratizing development. It's like the stuff Epic Games talked about with the Unreal Engine back in 2015 made real today.........Read more

American centres in India bar visitors with laptops, tablets

Visitors to American Centers in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata will no longer be allowed to bring laptop, computers or tablets, the US embassy said on Thursday. the prohibition applies to all models of laptops and tablets, including Netbooks, Chromebooks, iPads, Kindles, and MacBooks.........Read more

Cases booked against Digvijaya for his comments on Telangana Police

Cases were booked against AICC General Secretary and In charge of Telugu states, Digvijaya Singh here on Thursday for his tweets on Telangana police alleging that they are encouraging Muslim youth to join ISIS through fake websites.........Read more

Reliance Communications-Aircel deal gets Competition Commission of India’s nod

“Reliance Communications Ltd has received an approval of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for the proposed Scheme of Arrangement for demerger of the Wireless division of the company into Aircel Ltd and Dishnet Wireless Ltd,” the company said in a regulatory filing.........Read more

Kannada director Hemanth Rao wins 2017 Gollapudi Srinivas award

Hemanth Rao, the Kannada director who made Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu in 2016, has won this year's Gollapudi Srinivas National Award for Best Debut Film. The film was selected from 20 nominations from across the country in many languages including Malayalam, Manipuri, Tamil, Assamese and Bengali. The jury consisted of veteran director Rajendra Singh Babu, actors Poornima Bhagyaraj and 'Kavithalya' Krishnan.........Read more

Twitter rolls back a change designed to counter abuse after complaints it encouraged abuse

Earlier today Twitter announced, via its Twitter Safety account, that it would no longer notify users when another user added them to a list. “We want you to get notifications that matter,” the company said. The implication was that list notifications don’t matter — and given that lists are an all-but-hidden feature of the Twitter app, for the majority of users they probably don’t.........Read more

Burn off that junk! Experts tell you what it takes to burn the calories off

Street food staples inevitably make their way to your diet. Three experts tell you what it takes to burn the calories off........Read more

Defence Budget likely to see 10 percent hke to $56 bn

The defence sector has been in the limelight since the NDA government came to power, and going by Street estimates, it will be one of top priority sectors in this forthcoming Budget 2017-18. Most brokerage firms tracking the sector expect up to 10 per cent increase in allocation towards defence capex, which will be used for modernisation, procurement of technology and equipment, which would be beneficial for stocks like BEMLBSE 0.11 % and BEL. ........Read more

Scientists have created a bioprinter that can 3D print skin

It is the first living human organ created using bioprinting that will be introduced in the marketplace. According to the research, it replicates the natural structure of the skin, with an external layer, the epidermis with its stratum corneum, which acts as protection against the external environment, together with another thicker, deeper layer, the dermis. This last layer consists of fibroblasts that produce collagen, the protein that gives elasticity and mechanical strength to the skin.........Read more

Your phone calls to get cheaper: TRAI’s recommendations on WhatsApp, Skype calls to come by February

Telecom regulator Trai plans to finalise recommendations on the Internet telephony framework by February -- a move that may lead to cheaper phone calls and the pave way for making calls from mobile applications like Whatsapp and Skype.........Read more

Bhim app gets a bug squashing update, the first of many anticipated improvements

The Bhim app has been updated to version 1.1. This is just the first of many updates, promised to add more features and squash bugs. Regular users are advised to turn on the auto update feature of Bhim in the Play store. The update note simply says “bug fixes” without getting into the details.........Read more

SBI’s Arundhati Bhattacharya in race for top World Bank job

State Bank of India chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya will be India’s nominee for the post of managing director and chief operating officer at the World Bank, two senior government functionaries told HT.........Read more

Rodrigo Duterte says next week's military drills between Philippines, United States will be last one

The president said he wanted to establish closer ties with China and Russia, and Beijing did not approve of the exercises.........Read more

Samsung to replace or refund one million U.S. Galaxy Note 7 phones

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd formally recalled 1 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones sold in the United States, replacing or refunding the flagship phones, whose susceptibility to catching fire has damaged the image of the Korean powerhouse........Read more

Samsung to recall Galaxy Note 7 phones after explosion claims: Report

Shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone were delayed in South Korea this week for extra quality control testing........Read more

EU's $14.5 billion tax on Apple is 'total political crap': Tim Cook

Tim Cook said he would fight closely with Ireland to overturn the ruling, which he said had "no basis in law or in fact". "No one did anything wrong here and we need to stand together. Ireland is being picked on and this is unacceptable," Cook said.........Read more

Leander Paes, Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna Reach Second Round of US Open

Defending champions in mixed doubles, Paes and Swiss Martina Hingis prevailed over USA's Sachia Vickery and Frances Tiafoe 6-3, 6-2 in just 51 minutes.........Read more

E-carts, e-rickshaws don't need permits: government

E-carts, e-rickshaws don't need permits: government - Prime Minister Narendra Modi booked the first e-rickshaw launched by Ola in April.........Read more

F1 Drivers Must Return to Pit Under New Radio Rules

Formula One has clarified the rules on radio communication between teams and drivers in the wake of incidents that have cost competitors points this season.........Read more

In Rajasthan texts, Mahavir is Buddha, Aulia gets backhanded compliment

The Rajasthan government’s curriculum-restructuring exercise that has axed Nehru continues to throw up surprises.........Read more

Ruias plan to sell another 25% stake in Essar Oil

Rosneft is majority owned by the Russian government with BP Plc holding under a 20% stake and public shareholding at around 10%........Read more

These omnidirectional wheels let you drive your car sideways

Omnidirectional wheels have been around for decades but that doesn't stop us imagining the day they'll finally become practical to use. The latest video to inspire this omnidirectional dreaming...........Read more

Flipkart revises return policy from 30-day window to just 10 for top-selling products

The no-questions-asked return policy followed by ecommerce firms has led to a logistical nightmare and additional operational expenses for sellers on online marketplaces as they have to pay for the return shipping.........Read more

UP govt turned a blind eye to 40 intelligence reports

According to sources, the reports, sent to the administration in the past few months, confirmed that the activists of Swadheen Bharat Subhash Sena (SBSS) were heavily armed.........Read more

Ghanapatis’ children in search of their roots

“Kramapati”, “Ghanapati”, “Somayaji” and “Vajapayee” are some of the highest degrees in Vedic education and those who have achieved them will be honoured by adding the tag to their name. Delta areas i........Read more

Godhra riots: Special court to pronounce judgment in Gulberg Society massacre on June 2

There are 66 accused in the massacre which occurred on February 28, 2002 a day after Sabarmati Express train was burnt at Godhra railway station in which 59 people were killed.........Read more

Samsung Launches Galaxy J5 (2016), Galaxy J7 (2016) in India at Rs 13,990 and Rs 15,990

The Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016) are successors to the last-gen phones by the same name that were launched in 2015.........Read more

Land Rover to Soon Launch Its First Smartphone

Land Rover has tied up with consumer electronics company Bullitt Group to develop a bespoke smartphone and range of accessories.........Read more

Nissan Kicks Officially Revealed

After being seen through numerous images on social media, the Nissan Kicks has finally been bestowed an official unveiling. The SUV is the official car of the u........Read more

Land Reforms Fail; 5% of India’s Farmers Control 32% Land

The average land given to the rural landless is small and falling, from 0.95 acres in 2002 to 0.88 acres in 2015—a 7.4% drop over 13 years–and a slowdown is evident in the process of taking land away from rich landlords........Read more

Despite odd-even scheme, Delhi’s air pollution rose by 23%

In comparison to 15 day period before odd-even, both PM 2.5 and PM 10 levels increased........Read more

Kerala woman raped and killed, intestines ripped out in attack

A 29-year-old Dalit woman was brutally raped and murdered near Kochi in Kerala and her intestines ripped out, bringing back memories of the 2012 Delhi gang rape that triggered widespread protests.........Read more