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New 'super-earth' discovered orbiting star nearest to SunNew 'super-earth' discovered orbiting star nearest to Sun

In an attempt to explore the sky, astronomers have discovered a frozen planet which weighs three times the earth. It is orbiting the closest solitary star to the Sun and scientists termed it as 'Super Earth'. Read the article to know about this strange rocky planet which orbits around its host star once every 233 days.

India's GSAT-29 communication satellite pushed higher into orbitIndia's GSAT-29 communication satellite pushed higher into orbit

India's latest communication satellite, GSAT-29, was pushed further upwards towards its intended spot on Friday morning, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.

China's artificial sun may develop clean energy. It's amazingly hot
China's artificial sun may develop clean energy. It's amazingly hot

While China is known for designing artificial celestial bodies, its new artificial sun has become the talk of global town. It’s been a few weeks that we learnt that experts in the country was making a fake moon, now we came to know that it’s an earth-based sun simulator which is producing temperatures of 100 million degrees Celsius.

ISRO: India operationalises heavy rocket by launching communication satellite GSAT-29
ISRO: India operationalises heavy rocket by launching communication satellite GSAT-29

India successfully launched its latest communication satellite GSAT-29 on Wednesday with its heaviest rocket -- Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III) -- in a copybook style.

Lifestyle

Study: Omega-3 fatty acids reduce preterm birth riskStudy: Omega-3 fatty acids reduce preterm birth risk

Increasing the intake of omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy reduces the risk of premature births, says a new research.

Tips: How to take care of your garden toolsTips: How to take care of your garden tools

Taking good care of your garden tools will make them last longer and will also make them work better for you in the garden. During the winter season when you are putting your garden to bed, is the right time to get your tools cleaned up and in good condition so that they are ready to start working for you in the summer and spring season.

Govt to bear expenses of 7 out of 14 weeks extended maternity leave
Govt to bear expenses of 7 out of 14 weeks extended maternity leave

The much-hyped Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 is in news, once again. According to the act, a woman is allowed a 26-week paid leave after childbirth, but unfortunately it led fewer women getting hired. After the Act was passed, a poll by LocalCircles had 11% businesses saying that they hired only male employees while another 46% said they hired mostly male and a few female employees.

As India fails to clean up its air, China is winning war on pollution
As India fails to clean up its air, China is winning war on pollution

While New Delhi and other Indian cities choke amid worsening air conditions and half-hearted government measures, neighbouring China -- the world's largest polluter -- is slowly winning its war against pollution.

India

Amritsar blast: Grenade attack kills three nearRajasansi area; terror angle not ruled out Amritsar blast: Grenade attack kills three nearRajasansi area; terror angle not ruled out

Three people were killed and at least 15 others injured when two motorcycle-borne masked youths threw a grenade at a religious congregation in Rajasansi area in Punjab's Amritsar district on Sunday, police said.

Amritsar blast: Rajnath Singh assures strong actionAmritsar blast: Rajnath Singh assures strong action

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday spoke to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, assuring "strong action" against those responsible for a grenade attack at a religious gathering on Nirankaris in Amritsar which killed three people.

Assembly Election 2018: Narendra Modi says Congress looted India, asks Chhattisgarh to vote for BJP
Assembly Election 2018: Narendra Modi says Congress looted India, asks Chhattisgarh to vote for BJP

Accusing the Congress of hindering Chhattisgarh's development and defrauding India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged the people to vote the BJP to power for a fourth straight term in the state.

Tamil Nadu: Cyclone Gaja toll rises to 45, opposition alleges poor relief work
Tamil Nadu: Cyclone Gaja toll rises to 45, opposition alleges poor relief work

The death toll due to the severe cyclone Gaja that devastated several districts in Tamil Nadu two days ago has risen to 45 and damaged 117,624 houses, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami said in Sunday.

World

Mickey Mouse turns 90, birthday bash all around the worldMickey Mouse turns 90, birthday bash all around the world

Iconic cartoon character Mickey Mouse turned 90 on Sunday, and his birthday is being celebrated around the world, including in India.

Trump picks handbag designer for South Africa envoy postTrump picks handbag designer for South Africa envoy post

US President Donald Trump has nominated a handbag designer to be the next American ambassador to South Africa.

Donald Trump admin defends White House decision to bar CNN reporter
Donald Trump admin defends White House decision to bar CNN reporter

President Donald Trump's administration said on Wednesday that it has "broad discretion to regulate access to the White House for journalists" as it fends off a legal challenge from CNN over the revocation of its reporter Jim Acosta's press pass.

London: Baby delivered after pregnant mother killed in crossbow attack
London: Baby delivered after pregnant mother killed in crossbow attack

British doctors said on Wednesday that they have saved the life of an unborn baby after his mother was shot dead with a crossbow in her east London home.

Education

IIFT MBA 2019 admit cards released on iift.ac.in. Download nowIIFT MBA 2019 admit cards released on iift.ac.in. Download now

Aspirants who have filled the application for IIFT MBA 2019 may now download their admit card/hall ticket released at the official website of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT). The written exam will be held on December 2, 2018 from 10 am to 12 pm.

Bihar Board Exam 2019 Date Sheet: BSEB releases date sheet for class 10 and 12Bihar Board Exam 2019 Date Sheet: BSEB releases date sheet for class 10 and 12

Bihar Board Exam 2019 Date Sheet: BSEB releases date sheet for class 10 and 12

ABVP suspends DUSU head Ankiv Baisoya's; CYSS calls it conspiracy
ABVP suspends DUSU head Ankiv Baisoya's; CYSS calls it conspiracy

The AAP students' wing Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS) on Thursday alleged that the ABVP already knew about Ankiv Baisoya's fake degree and that his suspension was a "planned conspiracy".

IBPS Clerk Prelims 2019: Download pre-exam training call letter from ibps.in
IBPS Clerk Prelims 2019: Download pre-exam training call letter from ibps.in

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the pre-examination training call letter for Clerk Prelims exam 2019. Aspirants who are willing to appear in the exam may download their respective admit cards from the official site of IBPS at ibps.in. The admit cards are available from November 14, 2018 till December 01, 2018.