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It's now possible to track and see individual phosphorus atoms in a silicon crystal allowing confirmation of quantum computing capability, but which also has use in nano detection devices. Quantum computing has the potential for enormous processing power in the future. Current laptops have transistors that use a binary code, an on-or-off state (bits). But tomorrow's quantum computers will use quantum bits 'qubits', which have




The iconic Eden Gardens has emerged as the frontrunner to host the first ever Day-Night Test match in the country against the visiting New Zealand side even though CAB president Sourav Ganguly said it will depend on their upcoming “pink ball experiment” from June 18. “Nothing is confirmed yet. Nothing has been confirmed yet. Hosting a day night Test will depend on the success of the Duleep Trophy. We are also


Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice which originated in India. Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition to the world. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action. In the run-up to the International Yoga Day event on June 21, a three day Yoga fest began on Thursday in Chandigarh.After the successful completion of first International Yoga Day held last year on June 21, the

ITBP camp in Kondagaon in Chhattisgarh came under fierce Naxal attack last night.Attack was from three different directions targeting the camp. Firing lasted for 3 hrs during which 4 rocket launchers were fired by naxals on the ITBP camp.Over 600 rounds were fired from both the sides. ITBP troops fought bravely and forced the naxals to flee from the spot.No casualties were reported from ITBP side. Expected strength of

ISLAMABAD, June 9, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong (3rd R) hands over a symbolic key to Pakistani Finance Minister Ishaq Dar (2nd L front) during a ceremony in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan, June 9, 2016. China on Thursday handed over free assistance of 505 vehicles, including 425 pickups and 80 ambulances, in addition to office equipment to Pakistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad

Per Lodin, Major General of Sweden, was on 8 June 2016 appointed as the Head of the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP). Lodin's appointment was approved by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.Major General Lodin succeeds Major General Delali Johnson Sakyi of Ghana, who will complete his two-year assignment as Chief Military Observer and Head of UNMOGIP on

NEW YORK: A new computer algorithm developed at Stanford University is enabling scientists to use satellite data to determine groundwater levels across larger areas than ever before, a study says. The technique could lead to better models of groundwater flow. "It could be especially useful in agricultural regions, where groundwater pumping is common and aquifer depletion is a concern," said study co-author Rosemary Knight, professor of geophysics in the
WASHINGTON: With its scheduled arrival at the largest planetary inhabitant in our solar system on July 4, NASA's Juno mission is now less than a month away from Jupiter. The mission is now 26 days and 17.8 million kilometres away from Jupiter, the US space agency said in a statement on Thursday. On the evening of July 4, Juno will fire its main engine for 35 minutes, placing it into a polar orbit around the gas giant, it added. Giant Jupiter lies in the harshest

MANILA, PHILIPPINES : The Asian Development Bank has approved a $100 million loan for a highway project in Pakistan, marking its first co-financing with the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. The Manila-based ADB announced Friday that AIIB will provide the loan subject to its board's approval later this month. The United Kingdom's Department of International Development is extending a $34 million grant, with ADB serving as lead financier and
KOLKATA: Moody's predicts new wind power equipment growth over the next five years to come from emerging markets like India, Brazil and Africa as momentum for wind turbine sales have been shifting from mature markets in Europe and the US to emerging markets. In 2015, installed capacity of wind turbines in China reached 145.3 GW, surpassing for the first time European Union's capacity of 141.6 GW. In 2015 all emerging markets combined, accounted for 62% of new


KOLKATA: The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) on Thursday welcomed Delhi High Court's recent decisions dismissing multiple petitions against mobile towers, which underscore that fears about mobile tower radiation being of harmful to health have no scientific basis.  The Delhi High Court had delivered its judgements in two petitions that came within days of each other. On May 5, it heard a petition filed against the Delhi Municipal Corporation

CHENNAI: Power plants in Tamil Nadu have been allowed to find customers outside the state through an order passed on Tuesday. However, the sour point lies in the details: power generators can transmit only that quantum of power not committed to the state utility through purchase agreements, which narrows down the quantum of power that can flow out of the state. To be reviewed in September, this order gives power producers limited time and visibility required to strike
NEW DELHI: Former Vodafone Group chief executive Arun Sarin has joined the Advisory Board of Trucaller, followed by a capital investment in the mobile communications app. With his global experience and network, Sarin will be focusing on supporting and advising the company on the overall strategy, the Sweden-based company said in a statement on Thursday. Truecaller offers services related to caller ID, spam

New Delhi, Jun 10 (UNI) In what is being seen as an attempt of repairing the bilateral ties with India, Nepalese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kamal Thapa today arrived in the national capital for a three-day official visit.This is the first high-level engagement with India from Nepal after the


Rajendra Kumar Meshram, a BJP lawmaker from Devsar (SC) seat in Singrauli district of the state, had earlier moved the apex court against the High Court order nullifying his nomination on the ground of resorting to unfair means to win the assembly polls in May 2015. The Apex Court, while accepting his appeal for hearing, had allowed him to participate in the assembly proceedings without the right to vote. The MLA has

On his deathbed, his only worry was, “What will happen to the saplings I have planted? Who will take care of them?” reports Times of India. The locals of Rathore’s village said that he even distributed 4,000 saplings to the children who paid him a visit in the hospital, just three days before his death. In the 1960s, Rathore embarked on a mission to plant saplings in and around Bhanora, his native village in Didihat tehsil of

BankBazaar.com has awarded its digital and social media mandate to Bangalore based Bluebot Digital. As per the mandate, Bluebot will drive creative and differentiated content for strengthening BankBazaar’s brand presence across social media landscape, making sure it is more engaging and entertaining. Bluebot Digital was awarded social media duties after a rigorous multi-agency pitch involving some leading agencies.

With 26,236 insertions, the government of India became the highest advertiser in the ‘Top 10 Brands across genres’ category in the BARC weekly data ratings for week 22, (May 28 to June 3) over taking large brands like Lifebouy, Patanjali, Fair & Lovely, Dettol and others.Lifebouy, which topped week 21 came second this week with 17,640 insertions and Patanjali occupied the third position with 17,640 insertions.  Fair & Lovely and Dettol


For the fifth consecutive year, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has been named the most powerful woman in technology on the Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women list, placing at No. 7 on the list overall. With a personal fortune of $1.4 billion, Sandberg is powerful not only as a billionaire and top executive at the world’s fifth most valuable brand, but also as a voice for female empowerment in the

The National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) Ltd. on 5 June 2016 signed a MoU with the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) to facilitate investment in Indian infrastructure sector. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Doha during the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Qatar.

Air New Zealand said it will sell most of its shares in Virgin Australia to Chinese conglomerate Nanshan Group for about $172.4 million. Air New Zealand, which owns a 25.9 percent packet of Virgin Australia shares, will sell a 19.98 percent stake, at $0.24 per share, to Nanshan, although the deal still needs approval from Chinese authorities, Efe news reported. “We believe Nanshan Group will be a very strong, positive and
Virtually ruling out setting up of a Civil Aviation Authority to replace DGCA, Union Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Friday said that he saw no need to merely rename the regulator. The UPA government had proposed to replace Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) with Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) having full functional and financial autonomy to give the regulator more teeth.

This project arises in the wake of the Waterways Bill that was passed by the Parliament on March 11 that intends to revolutionise transportation in India. It aims at adding 106 inland waterways in the country. In addition to the seaplans, the Centre also plans on introducing hovercrafts and seabuses in all waterways,

The business confidence fell 6.7 per cent in the fourth quarter last fiscal year, signalling subdued sentiments, says an NCAER survey. "The 96th round of the Business Expectations Survey (BES) shows that the Business Confidence Index (BCI) registered a decrease of 6.7 per cent in April 2016 over January 2016 on a quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q) basis, thus hinting that business sentiments have remained subdued since the


The industry is ready to meet global obligations to ensure that manufacture and trade of dual use items are not diverted or re-exported for unauthorized use, Ficci said hoping that the US will push for India's membership at the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). The industry body welcomed the operationalisation of India US Civil Nuclear Deal. It also hailed the initiation of preparatory work on six nuclear reactors in India


Shri Nitin Gadkari releases the report “Road Accidents in India 2015”: reiterates commitment to reduce the number of road accidents and fatalities by 50 per cent by 2020.
The Minister of Road Transport & Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari launched the report “Road Accidents in India 2015” in New Delhi today. Road accidents have emerged as a major public health problem  globally,


Based on information received from various sources regarding alleged malpractices in the ongoing elections to the Rajya Sabha from Karnataka for which poll is scheduled to be held on 11th June, 2016, the Commission after taking into consideration the relevant facts and reports received from Returning Officers and Chief Electoral Officer, Karnataka has decided to file an FIR against Mr. Malikarjun Khube, MLA and


National Research Development Corporation, an Enterprise of the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi (NRDC) has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the Centre for Nano and Material Sciences, (CNMS) of Jain University, Karnataka for commercialization of technologies/ intellectual properties developed at CNMS.


 National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), an Enterprise of the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi  and M/s Chaturbhuj Pharmaceutical Co, Haridwar have entered into License Agreement for commercialization of  Ayush-82, an ayurvedic Formulation for management of  Diabetes.  Chairman & Managing Director, Dr. H. Purushotham

Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Sh. Dharmendra Pradhan launched Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana for the State of Uttarakhand in Srinagar, Pauri District on 09.06.2016. Sh. Ram Kripal Yadav, Minister of State for Drinking Water & Sanitation and elected Members of Parliament from Uttarakhand were present on the occassion. The Programme was launched by handing over new


Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has framed a New Print Media Advertisement Policy for Directorate of Advertising & Visual Publicity (DAVP) with the objective to promote transparency and accountability in issuing of advertisements in print media. The policy focuses on streamlining release of Government advertisements and to also promote equity and fairness among various categories of newspapers/periodicals.


In consonance with India’s ‘Act East Policy’ and growing relations among India, US and Japan, IN ships Satpura, Sahyadri, Shakti and Kirch are participating in the 20th edition of Ex MALABAR-16 with the USN and Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF). IN and USN have regularly conducted the annual bilateral exercise named ‘MALABAR’ since 1992. Since 2007, MALABAR has been held

The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country for the week ending on June 09, 2016 was 24.85 BCM which is 16% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. This was 58% of the storage of corresponding period of last year and 79% of storage of average of last ten years.  The total storage capacity of these 91 reservoirs is 157.799 BCM which is about 62% of the total storage capacity of
NH Construction : Status Of Kailash-Mansarovar, Chardham , Buddhist Circuit And Ram-Van-Gaman And Ram-Janaki Routes Kailash-Mansarovar Route Through Ghatiabagarh-Lipulekh Road In Uttarakhand.The work on this road is being done from Km 0.00 (Ghatiabagarh) and also from air maintained Detachment at Gunji (at km 45.00) on this road. The connectivity has been achieved up to km 62.00 towards Lipulekh

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for additional monthly allocation of 41,800 tonnes of foodgrains for the Below Poverty Line (BPL) families at BPL rates and 20,507 tonnes of foodgrains for Above Poverty Line (APL) families at 2/3rd of Minimum Support Price (MSP) rates to three non-National Food Security

Geneva: A woman in Ireland carrying a dying foetus was the victim of "inhuman" treatment caused by the country's strict abortion laws, United Nations experts said Thursday. The UN Human Rights Committee called on Ireland to "amend" its abortion laws and if necessary its constitution to protect patients and health workers who fear criminal punishment for even providing information about terminating a
YDERABAD: A division bench of the Hyderabad High Court on Thursday directed the Telangana government to place before it the report of the committee that was instrumental in identifying and declaring various mandals in the state as drought-hit. The bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Dilip B Bhosale and Justice P Naveen Rao was passing this direction in a petition filed by Congress MLA T Jeevan Reddy of


New Delhi, Jun10(UNI) The UGC sets up a 5 member committee for pay revision of university teachers. The committee will be headed by prof V Chauhan and will submit its report in six months. The panel will review the previous decision of government/UGC regarding revision of pay. It will evaluate the way previous


NEW DELHI: The 1,000-odd water bodies of Delhi, including village ponds, marshes, lakes and step wells, may finally get a fresh lease of life. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal constituted a high-level committee to look into matters related to water bodies on the National Green Tribunal’s orders.The NGT order came on a petition expressing concern over the depletion of the water table in Delhi.Chief executive officer of Delhi


Hyderabad: The Hyderabad High Court on Thursday directed the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation authorities to furnish the names of persons to be accommodated in the proposed committee to oversee the construction of water harvesting pits in the corporation limits. A division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Dilip B. Bhosale and Justice P. Naveen Rao was dealing with a PIL by S. Vaidehi Reddy, a

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for a new broad gauge line between Mau Station of North Eastern Railway and Tarighat Terminal station of East Central Railway. The total length of this new broad gauge line will be 51 kilometers. The estimated cost of the project is Rs.1765.92 crore and expected completion cost is Rs.2109.07 crore


NEW DELHI: A group of central and state government officials set up to frame the law for the proposed goods and services tax (GST) has submitted its final draft that could be taken up at a meeting of the empowered committee of state finance ministers next week. "The final draft is done... The empowered committee can now take a call," a government official privy to the development told et. The draft law may be

International team of astronomers found an alien world named HATS-18b. It is a giant hot Jupiter exoplanet tidally spinning up its parent star. The team led by Kaloyan Penev of Princeton University carried out the observation campaign between April 2011 and July 2013. The new findings were published online on 2 June 2016 on arXiv.org.

India and the United States of America (USA) on 7 June 2016 released a Joint Statement to endure as global partners in the 21st Century. The Joint statement was released in White House marking third major bilateral summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and POTUS Barak Obama.The United States recognized India as a Major Defense Partner which strengthens the defense cooperation between these two

Researchers at Assam Agricultural University have developed two rice varieties, namely Ranjit Sub-1 and Bahadur Sub-1. These rice varieties were developed to get better yields under submerged conditions in state mainly Barak Valley. Most parts of the state including Barak valley is prone to periodical flash floods particularly during the monsoon season.
Distinguished scientist G Kalyanakrishnan on 9 June 2016 took over as Chief Executive of Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC), Hyderabad. Kalyanakrishnan succeeds N Saibaba, who has retired on completion of two years of extended period of service.Kalyanakrishnan will also be the Chairman of the NFC Board.
Who is G Kalyanakrishnan? 
Per Lodin, Major General of Sweden, was on 8 June 2016 appointed as the Head of the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP). Lodin's appointment was approved by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.Major General Lodin succeeds Major General Delali Johnson Sakyi of Ghana, who will complete his two-year assignment as Chief Military Observer and Head of UNMOGIP on
English Director Ridley Scott will be honoured with the 30th American Cinematheque Award on 14 October 2016 at the Beverly Hilton. The news was announced by the American Cinematheque on 7 June 2016.Scott was the unanimous choice of the Cinematheque Board of Directors selection committee.  Sir Ridley Scott is an English film director and producer.  His best known works are the neo-noir dystopian science fiction film
Russia has honoured UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with Order of Friendship Award. He was bestowed with this award for his special merits in strengthening peace, friendship, cooperation and mutual understanding between peoples. In this regard, Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree awarding the Order of Friendship to Ban Ki-moon. About Ban Ki-moon Ban Ki-moon is eighth secretary-

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