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Cotton sprouts is growing on the Moon, China creates historyCotton sprouts is growing on the Moon, China creates history

The cotton seeds have been taken by Beijing's Chang'e-4 probe which has now emerged from a lattice-like structure inside a canister since the probe set down earlier this month. The big news has been noticed from a series of photos released by the Advanced Technology Research Institute at Chongqing University.

These DNA tool can find your ancient peopleThese DNA tool can find your ancient people

While studying the DNA strands, scientists have created a DNA tool which can exactly identify ancient populations. The tool may be used to test an individual's similarity to ancient people who once existed on the earth. Meanwhile, researchers confirm that the ancient DNA study requires a lot of information to classify a skeleton to a population or find its bio-geographical origins.

First lunar eclipse of 2019: Superstitions linked with Blood Moon
First lunar eclipse of 2019: Superstitions linked with Blood Moon

The first total lunar eclipse of 2019 will take place on the night of Jan 20. The magical event will start at 6:36 pm and will end at 11:48 pm. Scientists say that if we were on the moon, we would see an orange ring around the earth. Along with the natural changes, the blood moon eclipse in January is associated with bizarre superstitions and beliefs.

Lost Atlantis found, massive 8,000-year-old city discovered on British coast
Lost Atlantis found, massive 8,000-year-old city discovered on British coast

The lost city of Atlantis may have been discovered by oil company divers in the coast of Britain. The mythical city as mentioned in the book by Greek philosopher Plato will unfold many secrets of lives. The entire underwater city, once stretched from Scotland to Denmark 18,000 BC and 5,500 BC, it was revealed on Netflix’s “Atlantis” documentary.

India

Lok Sabha Election: Amit Shah to hold five rallies in Bengal this month, Modi may arrive in FebruaryLok Sabha Election: Amit Shah to hold five rallies in Bengal this month, Modi may arrive in February

BJP President Amit Shah will hold five public rallies in three days in West Bengal starting on January 20, a day after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's mega-opposition rally in Kolkata, party's state President Dilip Ghosh said here on Wednesday.

Mumbai: BEST employees call off record 9-day-long strikeMumbai: BEST employees call off record 9-day-long strike

Following a sharp rap by the Bombay High Court, the BrihanMumbai Electric Supply & Transport (BEST) employees on Wednesday evening called off their record 9-day-long strike after its demands were partially conceded.

Modi-led selection committee to meet on Jan 24 to decide new CBI chief
Modi-led selection committee to meet on Jan 24 to decide new CBI chief

The high-level selection Committee, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will meet on January 24 to choose a new CBI Director to replace the ousted Alok Verma.

Delhi air turns 'very poor' as wind slows down
Delhi air turns 'very poor' as wind slows down

The air quality of Delhi and adjoining areas on Wednesday again slipped into "very poor" zone and the experts say it will continue to remain so for at least next three days.

World

Lion Air aircraft Crash: Indonesia recovers cockpit voice recorder of crashed planeLion Air aircraft Crash: Indonesia recovers cockpit voice recorder of crashed plane

Indonesian search teams on Monday recovered the cockpit voice recorder of the Lion Air aircraft which had crashed into the Java Sea in October, killing all 189 people on board, including the flight's Indian captain.

Donald Trump warns to 'devastate' Turkey if it attacks KurdsDonald Trump warns to 'devastate' Turkey if it attacks Kurds

US president Donald Trump threatens to economically devastate Turkey if it attacks Kurdish forces in the wake of the US troop pullout from Syria, while also urging the Kurds not to "provoke" Ankara.

Cargo plane crashed in Iran; 15 dead, one survives
Cargo plane crashed in Iran; 15 dead, one survives

Following the bad weather, a Boeing 707 military cargo plane crashed today on the west of the Iranian capital. The onboard crash killed 15 out of the 16 people, the Iranian army confirmed. The flight engineer who is the only survivor was rushed to the hospital, the army said in a statement carried by the semi-official Fars news agency.

Donald Trump bears most blame for shutdown: Poll
Donald Trump bears most blame for shutdown: Poll

Amid the longest government shutdown in the US history, a majority say President Donald Trump bears more responsibility for it than the Democrats in Congress, and the President's disapproval rating has climbed five points since last month, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS.

Education

IIT-Delhi gets Rs 50-cr grant for School of Public PolicyIIT-Delhi gets Rs 50-cr grant for School of Public Policy

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Delhi and Tata Trusts signed a pact on Wednesday, under which the trust will give a grant of Rs 50 crore to the institution over a period of five years for the School of Public Policy.

IBPS exam calendar 2019: Details of IBPS PO, Clerk, SO exams released on ibps.inIBPS exam calendar 2019: Details of IBPS PO, Clerk, SO exams released on ibps.in

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, IBPS has released the tentative calendar for year 2019-20 that incorporates exam dates and other important dates of IBPS PO 2019, IBPS Clerk 2020, IBPS SO 2020 and the IBPS RRB Exams 2019. The preliminary and main examination dates has been mentioned in the official website ibps.in.

Private colleges to enable quota for EWS students: Govt notice
Private colleges to enable quota for EWS students: Govt notice

Good news! The Union Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar has declared a 25 per cent increase in seats across colleges in India to ensure 10% reservation quota to the Economically Backward Section (EWS). The addition of seats will not disturb existing quotas for the scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and other backward classes. The changes will be implemented from the 2019-2020 academic sessions, HRD ministry confirms at a press meet held in the national capital today.

JEE Main  answer keys 2019 declared at jeemain.nic.in; Check here
JEE Main answer keys 2019 declared at jeemain.nic.in; Check here

The National Testing Agency has released the answer key of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) on Monday, January 14. This year, 9,41,117 candidates were registered for the examination. The individual question paper and answer keys have been uploaded on jeemain.nic.in. The facility to view JEE answer keys online will be available from January 14 to January 17, 2019. Therefore, students are advised to check the answer keys and question papers and download the same for future reference.