Actor Aju Varghese, Tamannaah Bhatia and Cricketer Virat Kohli.

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Kerala HC Issues Notice To Virat Kohli, Tamannah, Varghese For Branding Online Rummy

Indian cricketer Virat Kohli along with actors Tamannaah Bhatia and Aju Varghese have been issued notice by the Kerala High Court, on January 27 over a petition seeking ban on online rummy. The petitioner alleged that the brand ambassadors has turned youth into gambling addicts, in-turn claiming many lives. However, the High Court has  demanded a response from the state government. Reportedly, a Kerala resident committed suicide two-weeks-ago… read-more

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 - 04:20 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: kerala high court, Virat Kohli, Tamannaah Bhatia, Aju Varghese, Online Rummy

Courtesy: The Tribune

Crew selected to travel to the ISS.

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Axiom Space To Carry Its First Crew Members To Space Station, For $55 Million

Private aerospace company Axiom Space, on January 26, announced the list of first customers to visit the International Space Station in January 2022. American entrepreneur Larry Connor, Canadian businessman Mark Pathy and Israel's Eytan Stibbe will pay $55 million (over Rs 400 cr) each. The customers will stay at space station for eight days, following the medical tests and 15 weeks training. Reportedly, Connor (70) will be the second-oldest… read-more

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 - 03:34 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: ISS, Axiom Space, Larry Connor, Mark Pathy, Eytan Stibbe, Space Travel

Courtesy: Aljazeera

Representational photo/Data privacy.

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75% Indians Opted Data Security Solutions Over Cyberattack Fears: McAfee Survey

An online survey conducted in December 2020 by the Global cyber security firm McAfee, revealed that the 75% respondents subscribed to security solutions in the year 2020. However, out of 1,002 adults over age 18, 20% admitted incapability to counter cyberattacks. Moreover, trading of data like currency would make nearly 90% respondents serious for data-privacy. Besides, 42% Indians felt less secure in online dating as compared to online… read-more

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 - 01:30 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: McAfee, cybersecurity, Cyber Attack, Data Currency

Courtesy: The Indian Express

FAUG

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FAU-G Mobile Game Goes Green On Google Play Store

Much-awaited 'FAU-G: Fearless and United Guards' game has been released on Google Play Store on January 26. The nCore Games-developed FAU-G, available for free download, is compatible with handsets with Android 8 and above. Currently, the game allows single-player and co-operative play modes with the opening episode based on the Galwan Valley clash. Touted as India's alternative for the PUBG Mobile, 'Made in India' FAU-G had recently garnered… read-more

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 - 02:17 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: FAU-G, Pubg Mobile, Google Playstore, Galwan Valley, Made in India

Courtesy: Gadgets 360

Plastic Bottles

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Filipino-Born Company Turns Plastic Bottles Into Bottle Lights

Liter of Light - a company in the Philippines - has recycled plastic bottles by turning them into lights that do not need electricity. The company had successfully installed about 3,50,000 bottle lights in more than 15 countries. The lights were made out of plastic bottles, water, galvanized steel, and bleach. These easy to maintain bottle lights produce the same light as a 50W incandescent bulb and could be installed anywhere.

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 - 01:44 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Philippines, plastic bottles, bottle lights, Electricity, Liter of Light

Courtesy: Times Now

TikTok Logo.

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India Imposes Permanent Ban On 59 Chinese Apps Including TikTok

The Indian government has issued a notice to permanently ban 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, WeChat and UC Browser. Reportedly, the Centre has taken the decision after the Chinese companies failed to provide convincing explanations before the authorities. India had first imposed the ban in June 2020 citing that the apps were detrimental to "sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order."

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 - 12:30 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Electronics and IT Ministry, Chinese Apps, TikTok, WeChat, UC Browser, Technology

Courtesy: WION

Akash NG

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DRDO Conducts Maiden Successful Test Of Akash-NG-Missile

DRDO successfully test-fired its surface-to-surface Akash-NG (New Generation) Missile on January 25. Tested at the Odisha coast, the maiden launch of Akash-NG missile achieved accurate strike. Reportedly, the missile is capable of intercepting high manoeuvring aerial threats. The missile is equipped with command and control System, onboard avionics and aerodynamic configuration. Moreover, DRDO will have tableaux of LCA-Tejas and anti-tank… read-more

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 - 07:15 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: DRDO, Defence, Akash-NG, Indian Air force

Courtesy: Times Now

WhatsApp

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Govt: WhatsApp Treating Indian Users Different From European

The Central government told the Delhi High court that WhatsApp is managing Indian and European users' accounts heterogeneously when it comes to privacy. While the privacy policy offered by Whatsapp to European users specifically prohibits the use of any information shared with Facebook, the clause is not offered to Indians. Additional Solicitor General Chetan Sharma cited that WhatsApp appears to be treating Indian users with an "all or… read-more

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 - 02:28 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: WhatsApp, Privacy Policy, Europeans, Delhi High Court

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

Ram Setu or Adam's Bridge.

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Govt Nods To Conduct Underwater Study To Determine Ram Setu's Origin

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and Goa's National Institute of Oceanography have received the Centre’s go-ahead to determine the origin and formation of 'Ram Setu'. The analysis of the 48-km-long limestone bridge will be administered via archaeological antiquities and radiometric and thermoluminescence dating. Moreover, the researchers will also deploy 'Sindhu Sadhna' vessels to collect sediments from the depth of 35-40… read-more

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 - 11:25 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: archeology, Council for Scientific Research, National Institute of Oceanography, Pamban Island, Rameswaram, Ram Setu

Courtesy: Times Now

A paralyzed mouse in lab.

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German Scientist Successes Producing Artificial Nerve Fibres To Cure Paralysis

In an attempt to cure spinal-cord-induced-paralysis, German scientists from Bocham's Ruh University have claimed success in producing new nerve fibres for muscle-brain connection. As per the scientists, they stimulated nerve cells via designer protein "hyper-interleukin-6". Reportedly, the paralyzed-mice injected with the protein were able to walk after two-three weeks as new cells generated to carry information from brain to spine. However,… read-more

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 - 01:43 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Germany, Bocham, Ruh University, Paralysis

Courtesy: WION