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

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Sridhar Ramaswamy, Vivek Raghunathan

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Former Google Employee & An IITian To launch An Ad-Free Search Engine 'Neeva'

Former Google employee and an IITian, Vivek Raghunathan and Sridhar Ramaswamy are planning to roll out new ad-free search engine ’Neeva'. Ramaswamy, the CEO of Neeva said that the ad-burden has diluted the concept of consumer needs, and is planning to launch 'Neeva' in the coming months. However, the private search engine will gradually be launched in Western Europe, Australia and India. Reportedly the California-based platform has already… read-more

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 - 06:49 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Search Engine, Ad-Free, Neeva, IIT, Google

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Moon rock sample in Joe Biden's office.

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Biden Decorates Oval Office With 3.9-billion-year-old Lunar Rock

On request by US President Joe Biden's administration, NASA has lent its precious 3.9-billion-year-old Moon rock sample to be displayed at the White House's Oval Office. The administration had requested NASA for the gift as a symbolic representation of the ambitions, accomplishments, and plans of America in space expeditions. The 332-gram sample, excavated following a large lunar-impact, was collected in 1971 by Apollo 17 astronauts Harrison… read-more

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 - 12:44 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: NASA, Joe BIden, Oval Office, White House, Apollo 17

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Police Body Camera

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Gujarat Police Officials To Wear Live Streaming Cameras On Uniforms

In a novel initiative, Gujarat Police's sub-inspector and superior-ranked officials will be equipped with body cameras. Initially starting with the traffic department, the cameras will be enabled for all policemen gradually with live streaming relayed to the control room. After announcing the initiative, CM Vijay Rupani said that the initiative will help cops to improve their behaviour towards people and protect them from false allegations.… read-more

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 - 07:22 PM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: Gujarat, CM Vijay Rupani, Body Cam, Policeman, Home department, False Allegation, conduct

Courtesy: NDTV

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CBI Books Cambridge Analytica For Facebook Data Theft

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) booked Cambridge Analytica and Global Science Research Limited (GSRL) for purpotedly amassing the personal data of 5.62 lakh Indian Facebook users. In 2018, Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had apprised a CBI inquiry into the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data theft case. The probe disclosed that GSRL illegally harvested data and shared it with Cambridge Analytica, who allegedly used the data to… read-more

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 - 03:04 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Facebook, Data Privacy, Cambridge Analytica, cbi probe, Ravi Shankar Prasad

Courtesy: NDTV

Amazon logo

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Amazon To Pay Compensation For Cancelling Order Of Rs 190 Laptop

Odisha State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission directed Amazon to pay Rs 45,000 compensation to native Supriyo Ranjan Mahapatra. The case emerged in 2014 when Mahapatra saw an offer on Amazon retailing Rs 23,499 worth laptop at Rs 190. Two hours later, the Amazon Customer Care Service Department cancelled the order stating a 'price recession' issue. Holding Amazon culpable for denying proper service, the commission forfeited a hefty fine… read-more

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 - 08:48 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Amazon.in, Customer Service, Consumer, Compensation

Courtesy: News 18

Former NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine.

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NASA Chief Jim Bridenstine Quits; Biden Likely To Appoint Woman Head

NASA Chief & Administrator Jim Bridenstine who had been appointed by former US President Donald Trump leaves office as Joe Biden entered the White House on January 20. Jim wrote, "I will miss the amazing NASA family and will forever be grateful for my time at this incredible agency". Reportedly, Biden will most likely appoint a woman to administrator post that has been dominated by men since 1958.

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 - 01:32 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: NASA, Jim Bridenstine, Joe BIden, Donald Trump

Courtesy: Business Standard

FAU-G Game

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FAU-G To Launch on R-Day, Records 4 Million Plus Pre-Registrations

Ahead of its launch on January 26, made-in-India action game FAU-G has garnered more than four million pre-registrations on Google Play Store. The Bengaluru-based game developer nCore Games revealed it would launch versions compatible for low-end devices. While the game clocked over one million pre-registrations within 24-hours of listing on Google Play Store, the developers expect five million pre-registrations by January 26, making it first… read-more

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 - 07:01 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: FAU-G, Republic Day, nCore Games, Google Playstore

Courtesy: News 18

Representational photo: WhatsApp Logo.

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Govt Writes To WhatsApp CEO, Asks Withdrawal Of Privacy Update

The Indian government on January 19 asked WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart to scrap the controversial privacy policy update. In a January 19 letter, the IT Ministry emphasised on the vulnerabilities of Indians due to security risk and warned WhatsApp of sharing sensitive data with Facebook. It also denounced WhatsApp's ‘accept-the-terms-or-leave-the-platform’ stance saying it "betrays a lack of respect for the rights and interests” of Indians as… read-more

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 - 10:28 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: WhatsApp, Will Cathcart, ministry of electronics and information technology, Data Privacy

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Picture of Atlanta taken from Space.

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NASA Shares Space Image Of Atlanta On Martin Luther King Jr's B'day

Honouring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr (MLK) on his birthday, NASA on January 18 shared a picture of MLK’s hometown, Atlanta. Taking to Instagram, NASA captioned the picture with MLK's famous quote, "Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that." NASA's gesture was soon followed by numerous reactions from netizens as the picture garnered a lot of attention.

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 - 12:07 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: NASA, Martin Luther King Jr., Space, Atlanta, MLK, Citylights

Courtesy: Hindustan Times