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NASA calls for science payloads for delivery to MoonNASA calls for science payloads for delivery to Moon

In line with its plan to conduct more research on the Moon's surface ahead of a human return, NASA has issued a call for science instruments and technology payloads that will fly on commercial lunar landers as early as next year or 2020.

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 launch
Astronauts 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.

Lifestyle

Maha Navmi 2018: Images, Messages, WhatsApp quotes and moreMaha Navmi 2018: Images, Messages, WhatsApp quotes and more

Celebrated in October every year, Navratri ends with Navmi and holds a special significance. It was on Navmi when Goddess Durga annihilated the buffalo demon Mahishasura and veered off his head.

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 essentials
Glow 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.

India

Sinha holds local administration responsible for Amritsar train tragedySinha holds local administration responsible for Amritsar train tragedy

Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha on Sunday held the local administration responsible for the Amritsar tragedy in which 59 people were crushed to death by a train while watching the burning of the Dusshera effigy.

Man held for killing wife over her alleged affairMan held for killing wife over her alleged affair

A man was on Sunday arrested on the charge of killing his wife, police said.

Delhi petrol pumps to shut for 24 hours starting Monday
Delhi petrol pumps to shut for 24 hours starting Monday

Fuel pumps in the national capital will remain shut for 24 hours starting Monday 6 a.m. to press the Delhi government to lower value-added tax (VAT) on the key transport fuels.

Amritsar train tragedy: Railways deny responsibility, train driver detained
Amritsar train tragedy: Railways deny responsibility, train driver detained

The Punjab and Railway Police on Saturday questioned the driver of a train that crushed at least 60 people to death here while they were watching the burning of a Ravana effigy from a railway track.

World

22 dead as train derails in Taiwan22 dead as train derails in Taiwan

At least 22 people died and 171 other passengers were injured Sunday when a train derailed near the Taiwanese capital, the country's emergency services said.

Mexican school employee suspected of abusing 37 childrenMexican school employee suspected of abusing 37 children

An administrative employee at a kindergarten was arrested on Friday on suspicion of having sexually abused 37 children, Mexican authorities said.

Elections postponed in Afghanistan's Kandahar after top officials' assassination
Elections postponed in Afghanistan's Kandahar after top officials' assassination

The Afghan government on Friday delayed October 20 parliamentary elections by one week in Kandahar province after the provincial police chief and intelligence chief were assassinated by the Taliban.

Trump proposes cutting federal agencies' funds to reduce deficit
Trump proposes cutting federal agencies' funds to reduce deficit

US President Donald Trump announced that he intends to reduce the American federal budget deficit by cutting financing to every government agency and department by 5 per cent.

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.