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    MCM to promote water conservation

    Gurugram, Aug 21 (IANS) The Millennium City Marathon (MCM) will be partnering with the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) to promote water conservation.Milind Soman, who completed the Ironman challenge in 2015 and the ULTRAMAN in Florida in 2017 along with Abhishek Mishra, will join the marathon as the brand ambassador."Running is the best form of fitness and I couldn't be happier to join...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Twitter crashes across platforms in India (Lead)

    New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Micro-blogging platform Twitter on Wednesday evening went down in several parts of the world, majorly in India, according to the website tracking portal DownDetector.Users in India, Japan and the UK were unable to see and share tweets, with a message running on their timelines: "Something went wrong."Some users received the message: "Cannot retrieve tweets...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    Floods hit life in Punjab and Haryana, Delhi threat dips (Roundup)

    New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Large areas across Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday remained affected by the flood waters which have submerged crops and marooned villagers even though water levels in swollen rivers were receding, officials said. In Delhi, the Yamuna was still above the danger level, but not rising any more.Punjab has declared a national calamity, while Haryana Chief...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    Economy slowdown not to impact smartphones in India: Xiaomi (Lead)

    New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) With economic slowdown beginning to adversely affect several industries in India, Xiaomi India said on Wednesday that smartphone sales would remain insulated from the impact as the festive season inches closer.The India smartphone market saw its highest-ever shipment of 36.9 million in the second quarter (Q2) of 2019 -- with 9.9 per cent year-on-year...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Yamuna continues to flow above danger mark in Delhi (Lead)

    New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Yamuna continued to flow above the danger mark at 206.44 metres at 6 p.m. on Wednesday but with the water level not rising any more.The river breached the danger mark of 205.33m on Monday night, and the authorities were expecting the level to go up to 207m by Wednesday.However, the waters showed a receding trend since the wee hours of Wednesday, a Flood...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Intel unveils 8 new 10th Gen mobile PC chips

    San Francisco, Aug 21 (IANS) Intel on Wednesday unveiled eight additional 10th Gen Intel Core processors for modern laptop computing.The new mobile PC processors (formerly code-named "Comet Lake") are tailor-made to deliver increased productivity and performance scaling for demanding workloads while still enabling thin-and-light laptop and 2 in 1 designs with uncompromising battery life,...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Food firms sending ration to flood-hit Punjab: Harsimrat

    Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Wednesday said that food processing companies responded generously to provide dry rations for flood-hit Punjab.In a statement here, the minister asked the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) workers as well as volunteers at large to assist her in distribution of the relief material.She also urged people to...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    Parks near home good for your mental health

    London, Aug 21 (IANS) Living within 300 metres of urban green space such as parks, nature reserves or play areas is associated with greater happiness, sense of worth and life satisfaction, says a new study.Using data from UK government's Annual Population Survey (APS) of 25,518 people, the researchers show that people who live within 300 metres of green space have significantly better mental...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Allahabad High Court bans DJs for flouting noise rules

    Lucknow, Aug 21 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday banned DJs all across Uttar Pradesh. If someone violates the order, he or she can be sentenced up to five years and may have to pay a hefty fine of Rs 1 lakh.Announcing its verdict, the court has asked the state government to ensure that no noise pollution rules are violated in the state.The decision was given by a bench of Justice...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Samsung Display cuts LCD production to focus on QD-OLED

    Seoul, Aug 21 (IANS) Cutting down on the production of liquid crystal displays (LCD) by Samsung Display Co., in response to dropping profits, can also be seen as the company's move to shift its focus to a new type of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel, industry officials said on Wednesday.The display making subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. has trimmed LCD production at its...

    • 13 hrs ago

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