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Hubble telescope gives evidence of modest-size black hole in spaceHubble telescope gives evidence of modest-size black hole in space

The Hubble telescope has given significant evidence for a black hole of an elusive class known as "intermediate-mass". The black holes in the space are known for their destructive behaviour on stars which come close to them.

Future astronauts likely to use their urine to build Moon bases: StudyFuture astronauts likely to use their urine to build Moon bases: Study

The researchers have been trying ways to find out how material available on the Moon can be utilised to a maximum to build bases. While rocks can be used from the planet, urea present in the urine of astronauts can be used to keep them bound.

NASA SunRISE mission to study solar storms from the Sun
NASA SunRISE mission to study solar storms from the Sun

NASA's new announced mission, called the Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment (SunRISE), will be conducting a study on the solar storms created by the sun. NASA has awarded $62.6 million to design, build and launch SunRISE by no earlier than July 1, 2023.

NASA at Home to bring the universe to you
NASA at Home to bring the universe to you

NASA has announced a new social media special – NASA at Home or #NASAatHome. Under this the space agency will be showcasing all its latest space explorations, along with other content to keep you updated and engaged with the universe.

India

Changes in Jammu and Kashmir domicile law one must knowChanges in Jammu and Kashmir domicile law one must know

The Central government on Wednesday announced changes in the current domicile law of the Union Territory Jammu and Kashmir, in an attempt to give more power to the residents.

Omar Abdullah slams government for tweaking domicile rules in Jammu and KashmirOmar Abdullah slams government for tweaking domicile rules in Jammu and Kashmir

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Monday slammed the government's move to tweak the present domicile rule in the Jammu and Kashmir at a time when the nation is observing lockdown due to spreading coronavirus infection.

What is a Coronavirus Hotspot?
What is a Coronavirus Hotspot?

In India, the number of positive coronavirus cases is rising steadily despite several measures being taken by the Centre and State Government, including the strict lockdown.

COVID-19: 10 Coronavirus hotspots identified, testing to be boosted
COVID-19: 10 Coronavirus hotspots identified, testing to be boosted

After sudden rise in the number of positive coronavirus cases in India, the government has identified 10 COVID-19 hotspots where an unusual rise in the number of positive cases was registered. The testing process will be boosted in such areas.

World

Fact Check: Did Bill Gates tag coronavirus outbreak 'a great corrector'?Fact Check: Did Bill Gates tag coronavirus outbreak 'a great corrector'?

A long letter attributed to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is getting viral on social media with claims that the novel coronavirus has a "spiritual purpose" and is "a great corrector".

Fact Check: Did Italians throw money on streets, calling it useless?Fact Check: Did Italians throw money on streets, calling it useless?

A WhatsApp message is being circulated massively with the images of streets filled with currency notes. It has been claimed in the message that the Italians are throwing away their money after they found it useless in curing the loved ones of coronavirus.

China's COVID-19 sustenance more deadly for world than coronavirus pandemic
China's COVID-19 sustenance more deadly for world than coronavirus pandemic

With coronavirus pandemic starting at Wuhan in China and then spreading across the world, China must have been the nation to suffer most of the economic losses due to lockdown and other known factors; but, it is the exact opposite, the world economies have shattered with experts calling it to be recession worse than 2009.

Assam relaxes lockdown norms from today, first state to do so
Assam relaxes lockdown norms from today, first state to do so

Assam has become the first state to implement exemptions from the ongoing nationwide lockdown that has been implemented to stop the spread of novel coronavirus pandemic in India. The relaxation in the norms comes into effect from April 1 despite the fact that the state has recorded its first COVID-19 case from Silchar.

Education

'All CBSE Class 1-8 students to get promoted to next class''All CBSE Class 1-8 students to get promoted to next class'

Amid ongoing coronavirus pandemic in India, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' has directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to promote all Class 1-8 students to next class without examination.

IIT JAM 2020 scorecard released at jam.iitk.ac.inIIT JAM 2020 scorecard released at jam.iitk.ac.in

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur on Tuesday released the scorecard of Joint Admission Test (JAM) 2020 for M.Sc on its official website. Candidates who have appeared in the examination can check their scores online at jam.iitk.ac.in.

NTA extends registration deadline of UGC- NET, CSIR- NET and other exams by a month
NTA extends registration deadline of UGC- NET, CSIR- NET and other exams by a month

National Testing Agency has extended deadline for the registration of UGC- NET June exam 2020 and CSIR - NET examination in view of the hardships faced by candidates and parents due to lockdown.

Thane schools may lose recognition for collecting fees amid lockdown
Thane schools may lose recognition for collecting fees amid lockdown

A warning has been issued to schools in Maharashtra's Thane against demanding fees during the coronavirus lockdown, a senior official said.