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SpaceX ticks 2018 for its Mars Journey

Elon Musk’s aerospace manufacturing company SpaceX on Wednesday announced that it is planning to send an unmanned Dragon spacecraft to Mars as early as 2018. This is the first step in achieving Musk’s ling-term goal to make Mars a habitable planet. US Space agency NASA said that it will provide technical support for SpaceX’s first


Arvind Kejriwal re-elected as AAP convener

Arvind Kejriwal has been re-elected as National Convenor of Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday. The party also inducted 5 new faces including a women in its Political Affairs Committee, the highest decision making body. The National Executive appointed Pankaj Gupta as party’s national secretary and Raghav Chadha as national treasurer. The National Executive has 17


Sudarsan Pattnaik wins gold medal in sand art

Odisha-based sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik won a gold medal at Moscow Sand Sculpture Championship in  Russia. Pattnaik won the competition for his 15-feet- high art work ‘Mahatma Gandhi’s sculpture for non-violence and peace’. After winning the award, Pattnaik called Indian ambassador in Russia, Pankaj Saran, who congratulated him on his triumph and later took to


Government bans imports of dogs

The government on Wednesday has banned the import of dogs for breeding or any other commercial activity. A notification released by the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said that import of dogs will  only be allowed for defence and police forces and Research & Development organizations. With this move, which was welcomed by animal


North India to get more nuclear power plants

Minister of State in PM’s office, Jitendra Singh informed Lok Sabha on Wednesday that government plans to set up nuclear power plants in North India. The plants are slated to come up in Uttarakhand, UP, Haryana and Punjab. The minister responded to questions on the recent leak at Kakrapar Atomic Power Station by saying that


Sundar Pichai, Zuckerberg to start Ramanujan foundation

Google CEO Sundar Pichai and founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, have pledge to form a foundation in the name of legendary Indian Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. They made this decision after watching the film ‘The man who  know infinity’ a biopic of Ramanujan, a mathematician who journeyed from anonymity in his TN village to everlasting fame.


Archery WC: Dipika Kumari equals world record

Ace Indian Archer Deepika Kumari has equaled the world record in women’s recurve event at the qualifying stage at Archery WC in Shanghai. 21-year old Kumar, who hails from Ranchi in Bihar, tallied a score of 686 out of 720 in the qualifying  round. She equaled the world record set by Ki Boe Bae of


JEE (Main) 2016 results declared

The result of the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main held in April has  been declared and released by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday.  As many as 12 lakh aspirants had appeared for the exam. The exam is conducted to refine candidates seeking admissions to undergraduate engineering programmes as NIT, IIT and


Teaching Tirukkural made mandatory in Tamil Nadu Schools

The Madras High Court has ordered the state government to include Tirukkural in the school syllabus from the next academic year. The order, HC claims, will inculcate value in children using ancient literature. It said, 1080 couplets of thee classic Tamil sangam literature, excluding the 250 dealing with sex life, should be included in the


State Bank of Mysore Q4 profit down 23%

Due to a jump in provisions for bad loans and drop in the bank’s interest income, State Bank of Mysore on Tuesday reported a huge 23% profit down to Rs 105 cr for the Q4 (Jan-Mar). Also, the bank said in a statement that provisions during the quarter rose to Rs. 263.42 Cr, as compared


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