A representational image of France

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France To Provide $2,975, Exchange Your Old Car With Electric Bicycle

To promote sustainable means of transport, France is likely to give $2,975 to its citizens in exchange for old cars and purchase electric bicycles. Reportedly, France lawmakers have approved the cash-for-clunkers incentive in preliminary voting. France would become the first nation in the world to implement such a scheme, claimed the French Federation of Bicycle Users. However, Finland and Lithuania have offered similar schemes in the past.… read-more

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 08:46 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: France, Electric cycle, environment, Green Energy

Courtesy: The Next Web

Indian and Chinese flag

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US Warship Intrusion: Chinese Media Asks India To Re-Evaluate Ties With US

Days after subduing response from India over US warship trespass in India's Exclusive Economic Zone on April 7, the Chinese media urged India to re-evaluate relations with the US. While Pentagon deemed the US's actions to be valid under freedom of navigation, India expressed distaste and reported the matter through diplomatic channels. However, the US has not yet approved the United Nations Law of the Sea.

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 07:05 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: India-China, INDIA-US RELATIONSHIP, US-China, Warships

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Kyle licking the martian rock

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Scientist Licks 3.5 Billion Year Old Space Rock; Shared Video On Twitter

Soon after scientist and a first-year PhD student, Kyle Morgenstein posted a picture of 3.5 billion years old Martian rock on Twitter, netizens started pressuring him to lick the rock. After many petitions and fundraisers started pouring in, Morgenstein denied the request saying the space rock stays in a temperature and humidity-controlled plastic mini showcase. However, he posted a video of himself licking the rock the very next day. 

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 06:43 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Mars Planet, space Adventures, Twitter, Viral video

Courtesy: Times now news

Bernie Madoff died at 82 in a prison at Butner, North Carolina

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US's Biggest Investment Scam Convict Passes Away At Federal Prison

The US's largest Ponzi scheme convict Bernie Madoff passed away on April 14 at federal prison's medical facility in Butner, North Carolina. The 82-year-old had a natural death, a year after the court denied his lawyer's request to release him considering medical reasons. Nonetheless, he pleaded guilty of running an investment scam in March 2009. Reportedly, around $13 billion of his investors have been recovered out of $17.5 billion.

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 06:20 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Ponzi scam, Ponzi scheme, Finance, Investments

Courtesy: Money control

Narendra Modi (left); Boris Johnson (right).

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PM Boris Johnson's India Visit To Be Shortened Amid Rising COVID-19 Cases

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will shorten his delayed visit to India on April 26, and limit his travel to Delhi as the COVID-19 cases in the country continue to rise. Johnson's visit will now be focused on government meetings and interaction with Indian business leaders. Besides, PM Narendra Modi's meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean Yves Le Drian has been canceled in order to deal with the COVID crisis.

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 03:12 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Britain, Boris Johnson, Narendra Modi, France, foreign Minister, Jean Yves Le

Courtesy: The Hindu

US House of Representatives

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US: Congress Introduces Resolution To Recognise Baisakhi In The House

Congressman John Garamendi, on April 15, introduced a new resolution seeking recognition of Baisakhi in the US. Introduced in the House of Representatives, "this resolution recognises the historic, cultural and religious significance of the festival 'Vaisakhi'. Garamendi stated, "it is critical that we celebrate the strength of our communities and the sacrifice." Baisakhi, also known as 'Vaisakhi' is an Indian harvest festival for Sikhs and… read-more

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 01:45 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: United States, House Of Representatives, resolution, Baisakhi

Courtesy: The Tribune

Prince Philip

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Royals Prepare For Prince Philip's Green Funeral With Wool-Made Coffin, Electric Car

The Duke Of Edinburgh, Prince Philip's final send-off will feature an electric Land Rover, which he himself helped to design, and a coffin made of wool. The Mirror reports that the funeral will take place on April 17 with only close family members in attendance, because of the pandemic protocols. Besides, only 30 members will be allowed in the televised funeral. Philip passed away at aged 99 on April 9.

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 12:01 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Britain, Duke Of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, Green Funeral

Courtesy: The Indian Express

New marsupial frog species discovered in Peru.

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Tailless Frog Marsupial's New Species Discovered In Peru's Amazon Forest

In a fresh ecological discovery, a species of Marsupial, a tailless frog, has been traced in a national sanctuary of Peru's Amazon jungle. The official announcement regarding the same was made by the Peruvian National Service of Protected Natural Areas on April 12. This Gastrotheca genus has ‘thick granular skin on the back, a green dorsal coloration without a pattern, turquoise iris and a belly without spots, specks or dots.

Wed, 14 Apr 2021 - 08:09 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Peru, Frogs, Wildlife , conservation

Courtesy: WION

NASA's VIPER rover.

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NASA's VIPER Rover To Be Carried By SpaceX's Falcon Heavy In 2023

NASA has selected SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket to lift the Astrobotic Technology's lander that carries its Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER), the water-hunting rover, to the moon in 2023. VIPER aims to land on the Southern pole of the Lunar surface in Falcon Heavy's first moon visit. It is the same site where astronauts are supposed to land under the Artemis mission slated for 2024.

Wed, 14 Apr 2021 - 04:38 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: NASA, SpaceX, Falcon Heavy Rocket, Astrobotic Technology, VIPER rover, moon

Courtesy: Tech Crunch

Fukushima Power plant

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Japan Announces To Release Million Tonnes Treated Water Into Ocean

Japan government announced the release of more than a million tonnes of treated water from 2011-tsunami affected nuclear plant 'Fukushima' into the ocean. Japan scheduled this project a few years later and assured the treated water will be free from radioactive substances. But the local fishermen, South Korea opposed the decision and China called it 'extremely irresponsible.' The USA and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have… read-more

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 - 03:44 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, Japan, IAEA, China, South Korea, Tsunami

Courtesy: NDTV