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    India Adopts New Definition of Kilogram: How It Will Affect Your Life!

    As of 20 May 2019, the definition of a kilogram has changed! The International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) had agreed to change the way we measured weight in November 2018, and as of the World Metrology Day on Monday, the kilogram has shed its 130-year-old definition to be more accurate and consistent. From a material measure to a natural constant India became a...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    19-YO Bengalurean's Biodegradable Urns Can Turn a Loved One's Memory into a Tree

    When Zidane, my eight-year-old dog, got infected by rabies, his behaviour changed overnight. Where he would earlier rest his head on my lap and demand unlimited kisses, he was now restless and irritable. He would even bare his teeth and growl so loudly that the neighbours could hear him. When it was time to let him go, I reasoned that it was a humane decision, and...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    Wondering Which Helmet Is Best For Your Head? Govt To Issue New Certification Soon

    Repeated reprimands or fines by the traffic police for not wearing helmets are not enough for the two-wheeler riders across India who still fail to adhere to rules that are crucial to their own and others' safety. Truth be told, it's not that people are not aware of the consequences of not wearing a helmet. The idea that 'it won't happen to me...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    Family Wins Rs 2.8 Lakh Legal Battle Over PPF Accounts: 8 Lessons For Us All

    Fifteen years ago, Alivelu Manga Pulavarti had opened four Public Provident Funds (PPF) accounts at the postal head office in Secunderabad. One for herself and the other for her three minor children, Mahima Bharthi, Sriram and Bharat Pulavarti. Starting with a deposit of Rs 2.8 lakhs, Alivelu would put Rs 500 to each of these accounts every year. In 2013, when the...

    • 21 hrs ago
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    IIT Gandhinagar Students Build Low-Cost Portable CPR That Can Save Thousands of Lives!

    In India, sudden cardiac arrests kill over seven lakh people every year-that is almost 2,000 people per day or about 80 every hour! It is a daunting statistic, which makes India the capital of coronary diseases globally. The lack of life-saving equipment and the high cost of treatment is a key contributor to this data. In an earnest attempt at bringing that...

    • 21 hrs ago
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    Expert Speaks: India's Battery Innovations Could Make Green Energy Affordable for All

    "The Stone Age didn't end for lack of stone, and the oil age will end long before the world runs out of oil." - Saudi oil minister Sheik Ahmed Zaki Yamani You can burn oil and produce energy whenever you want. But that's not the case with renewables, which are dependent on external factors and whose created energies cannot be stored as...

    • 23 hrs ago
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    Where to Donate Old Books: 5 Initiatives That'll Ensure Someone Treasures Them!

    Old books and magazines piling up and gathering dust in one corner of your house? Though once cherished possessions, it is possible that you grow out of certain books. Also, what do you do with the hoard of exam materials that you must have spent many nights mugging from to crack that impossible entrance exam? What is the best option to get rid of these? Kabadiwala?...

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    School Dropout Designs Striking Textbook Covers, Gets Hired by TN State Board!

    Do you remember the covers on your school textbooks? I cannot remember mine for the simple reason that I never found them attractive. I preferred covering the books with brown covers than look at their dull colours and dispirited animations. I cannot speak for everyone, but Kathir Arumugam from Tamil Nadu echoes my complaints. However, unlike most of us, Kathir...

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    Queens of Spice: The Mumbai Homemakers Keeping 'Bottle Masala' Tradition Alive

    During the pre-independence era, when the East India Company claimed its power over most of the Indian subcontinent, a certain community in the northern parts of the Konkan belt was left out. Many of the inhabitants of these parts were converted to Christianity by the Portuguese. However, they never let go of their roots and Konkani culture; this pride and heritage...

    • 2 days ago
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    Retd 73-YO Opens 7 Library-Cum-Classrooms For Noida's Underprivileged Kids!

    Santosh: It is my Fundamental Right to sing in a free period. Mansi: But don't you think that no Right is absolute? If your singing disturbs me, then I have the right to object. Ma'am are fundamental rights conditional or unconditional? The discussion, in broken English, between the 10-year-olds, about the Constitution, continued in a small room of a...

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