Crew selected to travel to the ISS.

Photo: Amar Ujala

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

Indian cricketers Mayank Agarwal, Kuldeep Yadav and Rishabh Pant.

Photo: DNA India

ICC's New 'Player Of The Month' Award To Allow Fan-Voting Beside Experts

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on January 25 announced the introduction of 'ICC Player of the month' for both men & women. According to the reports, the cricketers across all formats will be awarded each month, through a vote by the former players, broadcasters, and journalists. Interestingly, the fans will also get a say in voting, officials informed. India's Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, T Natarajan, Rishabh Pant, and R… read-more

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 - 02:55 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Cricket, ICC, R Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, T Natarajan, Rishabh Pant

Courtesy: Go News

Policemen fighting against the farmers

Photo: The Indian Express

Around 200 Detained & 300 Policemen Injured After Tractor Rally Violence

On January 26, around 300 policemen in Delhi were injured in a tractor rally organized by the farmers protesting against the farm bills. 22 FIR's have been logged and about 200 people detained in connection with the violence near Red Fort. The protesters have been booked under the charges concerning the violation, rioting, damage to public property and assault on public servants with deadly weapons. According to the reports, 17 private… read-more

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 - 02:52 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Farmers' Protest, Tractor Rally, Red Fort, Delhi, Delhi Police

Courtesy: NDTV

Money

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IMF Expert Projects 11.5% Growth In Indian GDP By 2021; Targets $5 Trillion Economy

The International Monetary Fund has projected a growth of 11.5% in the GDP of India for the year 2021. The growth will support India firmly in reaching its target of $5 Trillion economy. Moreover, the IMF in its World Economic Outlook expects much better growth in the Indian economy as compared to china (8.1%). Wishing luck for the projections, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal termed India as "Bright start in the Global Market".… read-more

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 - 02:10 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: India, GDP, 5 Trillion Economy, IMF

Supreme Court

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SC Stays Bombay HC's 'Skin-To-Skin Contact' Decision For Sexual Abuse

The Supreme Court on January 27 stayed the exonerate order of the Bombay High Court which said that groping without ‘skin to skin contact’ does not qualify sexual assault. The apex court also allowed Attorney General, who put up the issue calling it “disturbing” and a bad precedent, to file a petition. Reportedly, the Bombay High Court had acquitted a 39-year-old man who is facing imprisonment charges for groping a 12-year-old girl.

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 - 02:01 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Supreme Court, Bombay High Court, KK Venugopal, sexual harrasment

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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

TS Tirumurti

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India Pledges USD 1.5 Lakh For UN's Peacekeeping Activities 

India's representative to the United Nations, TS tirumurti on January 26 announced a fund of USD 1.5 lakh towards the peacekeeping activities of the UN. Terming it as a token of India's engagement in the program, Trimurti said, "we believe that 2021 provide us with an opportunity to look at peace-building with a broader context". Interestingly, India has been the fifth-highest contributor to the UN's peacekeeping activities around the globe… read-more

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 - 01:20 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: United Nations, TS Tirumurti, Peacekeeping

Courtesy: Times Now

TikTok

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TikTok India To Retrench Staff After Govt Extends Ban On App

TikTok India is planning to retrench its staff citing the Centre’s decision to extend the ban on the app. In the January 27 letter, TikTok interim chief Vanessa Pappas wrote "we simply cannot responsibly stay fully staffed" with no respite from the government. However, the letter did not mention about the number of people TikTok will shed. Meanwhile, reports have suggested that TikTok employees have started to look for possibilities in newly… read-more

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 - 01:01 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: TikTok, India, China, Chinese Apps

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A reusable mask on a mannequin.

Photo: The Sun

It Is Best To Clean Reusable Masks Every Day: Health Experts

Gurugram-based Fortis Memorial Institute's Dr Bela Sharma advises washing of reusable masks, especially cloth-made, after every use. Moreover, washing cloth-masks in hot water is considered better if one has coughed or sneezed while wearing it. Dr. Sharma also said that N95 masks should be discarded after five days of usage, while the surgical masks must be disposed off after single use. However, it is advised to use reusable masks and avoid… read-more

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 - 01:00 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Fortis Memorial Institute, Gurugram, Face Masks, Dr. Bela Sharma, Lifestyle

Courtesy: The Indian Express

 Microsoft office.

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Microsoft's Revenue Soars As Demand For Cloud, Gaming Services Rises

Microsoft has reported an increase of 50% in the subscription of its 'Azure' cloud-computing services for the last quarter. The growth was a part of Microsoft's 'Intelligent cloud' segment that jumped 23% to $14.6 billion. Besides, the company generated $5 billion quarterly revenue with 40% growth in gaming subscriptions following launch of double-Xbox consoles in November 2020. Reportedly, Microsoft logged an overall year-on-year revenue of… read-more

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 - 12:36 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Microsoft Corp, Cloud Computing, Xbox, Azure, business

Courtesy: Hindustan Times