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NASA's Chandra Observatory back in actionNASA's Chandra Observatory back in action

NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory, observing the universe in high-energy light since 1999, is back in action after suffering a glitch due to the failure of the gyroscope and going into safe mode last week.

Astronauts aboard ISS afraid of aborting space launchAstronauts aboard ISS afraid of aborting space launch

In the wake of a booster failure that forced a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to make an emergency landing last week, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) were worried whether their space launch would be cancelled.

Lab-grown eyes decode how humans develop colour vision
Lab-grown eyes decode how humans develop colour vision

US biologists have grown human retina tissue in the laboratory to determine how cells that allow people to see in colour are made, an advance that can lead to the development of therapies for diseases such as colour blindness and macular degeneration.

NASA's Chandra telescope in safe mode due to glitch
NASA's Chandra telescope in safe mode due to glitch

Barely a week after NASA's Hubble Space Telescope entered safe mode, its Chandra mission has also suffered a glitch possibly due to the failure of the gyroscope, the US space agency said.

Lifestyle

Age-related spike in estrogen may lead to herniaAge-related spike in estrogen may lead to hernia

An age-related increase in estrogen may be the culprit behind inguinal hernia, a condition common among elderly men that often requires corrective surgery, suggests new study.

Glow like a star this festivity with make up essentialsGlow like a star this festivity with make up essentials

The festive season calls for unique looks for every occasion. In addition to chic ethnic outfits, a glamorous make up look will define your beauty in the best way possible.

Tips for cozy living room
Tips for cozy living room

Windows, lights, photography prints and carpets can lend a cozy look to your living room, suggest experts.

Diabetes linked to deaths from alcohol, accidents, suicide: Study
Diabetes linked to deaths from alcohol, accidents, suicide: Study

People with diabetes are more at risk of deaths from alcohol-related factors, accidents or suicide, than non-diabetics, a study has found.

India

India's highest tricolour unfurled at Haj House in MumbaiIndia's highest tricolour unfurled at Haj House in Mumbai

A big Indian tricolour measuring 20x30 feet and 350 feet above the ground was unfurled at the majestic Haj House here by Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday, an official said.

Woman thrashes bank manager for alleged sex abuse in KarnatakaWoman thrashes bank manager for alleged sex abuse in Karnataka

A video of woman thrashing a bank manager over alleged sex abuse in Karnataka is going viral on social media.

CVC reviews 'top 100 bank frauds' till 2017
CVC reviews 'top 100 bank frauds' till 2017

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has reviewed "100 top bank frauds" committed till 2017 and has submitted a report to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), complete with information on how the frauds were executed and counter-measures the banks can employ to avoid them.

It's official! Allahabad is now Prayagraj
It's official! Allahabad is now Prayagraj

Allahabad will now on be officially known as Prayagraj.

World

Trump surveys areas devastated by hurricane MichaelTrump surveys areas devastated by hurricane Michael

US President Donald Trump undertook an aerial survey of areas in Florida devastated by hurricane Michael and said that the priority of the his government was to provide food, electricity and safety to the victims.

China, Pakistan vow to build closer ties, jointly construct CPECChina, Pakistan vow to build closer ties, jointly construct CPEC

China and Pakistan agreed on Monday to build closer ties and facilitate the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Bangladeshi Hindus celebrate annual Durga festival
Bangladeshi Hindus celebrate annual Durga festival

Durga Puja, the biggest annual Hindu festival, began on Monday in Bangladesh capital Dhaka and elsewhere in the country with due religious fervour.

46% Americans think Trump will win re-election: Poll
46% Americans think Trump will win re-election: Poll

Forty-six per cent Americans think that President Donald Trump will win a second term in office, according to a new CNN poll,

Education

Shankar IAS Academy founder found dead in ChennaiShankar IAS Academy founder found dead in Chennai

Shankaran Devarajan, founder of Shankar IAS Academy, has been found dead at his residence in Chennai. 45-year-old professor's body was hanging from a ceiling fan.

CBSE class 10 passing criteria relaxed: All you need to knowCBSE class 10 passing criteria relaxed: All you need to know

In a major relief to class 10 CBSE students, the board has relaxed passing criteria. The circular with details will be uploaded on the official website, said CBSE chairman Anita Karwal.

Bihar set for an essay competition in memory of Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Bihar set for an essay competition in memory of Atal Bihari Vajpayee

A multilingual essay competition for school and college students of Bihar has kicked off on October 2, Gandhi Jayanti, in the fond memory of former Prime Minister Late Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Purnea Lok Sabha Vikas Parishad (PLSVP) has organised essay competition in which every student from the state is eligible for participation.

CBSE Board Exam 2019: Vocational exams schedule for Class 10, Class 12 released @ cbse.nic.in
CBSE Board Exam 2019: Vocational exams schedule for Class 10, Class 12 released @ cbse.nic.in

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the Skill Education (Vocational) subjects list for both Class 10th and Class 12th students for the CBSE examination which is scheduled to be held in February, March and April in 2019.