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    Small but significant: Counting India's elusive small cats

    Rusty-spotted cat ((Prionailurus rubiginosus) [Image Credits: David V Raju / CC BY-SA] When one thinks of India's cats, the charismatic big cats-tigers, snow leopards and lions-steal the thunder. But did you know India is home to fifteen different species of cats? Although multiple studies focus on the big cats, very little is known about India's smaller cats, despite their...

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    Central government MoST likely very confused over COVID-19 vaccine

    Hyderabad: The Union Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) on Sunday claimed initially that a vaccine for COVID-19 is unlikely to be ready for mass use by 2021. However, the ministry quickly backtracked from this claim, which is in contrast to the assertion of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) that it has fast-tracked trials of a vaccine candidate Covaxin, so that it...

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    CBSE partners with Facebook for curriculum on digital safety, augmented reality

    New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Facebook have partnered to launch curriculum on "digital safety and online well-being" and "Augmented Reality" for students and educators, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' announced on Sunday, June 6. "I congratulate CBSE and Facebook on its partnership to...

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    COVID-19 trial of COVAXIN and ZyCov-D marks 'beginning of the end', says scientist

    New Delhi: The Drug Controller General of India’s nod to conduct human trials for Indian COVID-19 vaccine candidates COVAXIN and ZyCov-D marks the "beginning of the end" of the coronavirus pandemic, says an article by a scientist with the Ministry of Science and Technology. The article has been published on the websites of the Press Information Bureau...

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    Research Says We Smell in Stereo: What Does That Mean?

    The ability to smell is one of the most important senses that has evolved over the millennia of natural selection and has been the cornerstone of our achievements. The ability of an organism to correctly perceive the changes in its immediate environment provides it with a much higher ability to navigate through unforeseen situations. The sense of sight, for example, is forward-facing in...

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    India launches its first end-to-end encrypted Social Media App

    In a major push towards Digital 'Aatmanirbhar' Bharat, Sri Sri Ravishankar, in collaboration with Sumeru Software Solutions, have announced a new indigenous all-in-one social media app — Elyments. Touted as India's first-ever privacy-focused social media app, Elyments aims to be a comprehensive social media networking solution. Data privacy and data-ownership are some topics...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Assassin's Creed Valhalla Gameplay Leaked - 30 Minutes of New Footage Including Combat, Naval Warfare, Fort Raiding, and More

    It seems like, before every Assassin's Creed title, a leak is bound to happen. Well, as they say - history repeats itself. Almost 30 minutes of new Assassin's Creed: Valhalla gameplay has been leaked prior to it's unveiling at the Ubisoft Forward event just a few days away. The leaked gameplay showcases a variety of...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Space policy, space activities bill in final phase: ISRO chairman

    New Delhi: The Space Policy and Space Activities Bill is in the final stages, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) president K Sivan said, days after the government opened up the space sector to private players.  A dedicated policy for space and legislation on space activities has been in the works for some time.  But with the government allowing the private sector, they...

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    No COVID-19 vaccine before 2021, Centre puts out then deletes

    India's attempt at a vaccine for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) kept making news the third straight day. The Press Information Bureau (PIB) July 5, 2020 issued a release, indicating that no vaccine would be ready for use before next year. The sentence was later edited out. The press release from the Union Ministry of Science and Technology, however, was originally a...

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    River flood water destroys paddy fields in Manipur's Hoomi village

    The fields are now inundated with sands and silts from the Vatthei river. Large portions of the field have been washed away by the flood. Several paddy fields at Hoomi village in Ukhrul district of Manipur have been completely destroyed owing to the rise in the volume of Vatthei river water caused by the torrential rains in the region since the past few days. The fields are now...

    • 13 hrs ago