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Do you know Beyoncé?

We all know that Beyoncé is a powerhouse of talent. She can perfect harmonies, she can sing to mountains and they would swing. But other  than her magical vocal range, the diva also has a kind heart.   Since 4 September marks her birthday, let’s break down the lesser known facts of Queen B that […]

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Greta Thunberg reaches US on green boat

We already know who Greta Thunberg is and what she’s doing. But this 16-year-old teenager is not just words, but actions too.  The youngster reached New York in a zero-carbon emissions sailing boat, completing her 15-day voyage from Britain.  Thunberg used the boat to raise awareness to the greenhouse gases emitted by the use of […]

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Woman rescues 97 stray dogs as hurricane hits Bahamas

A woman in the Bahamas opened up her home to 97 stray dogs as Hurricane Dorian battered the islands. Chella Phillips, from Nassau on the island of New Providence, said she took the animals in when she knew the storm was approaching. She posted on her social media page, “97 dogs are inside my house […]

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Want a ride on flying saucer?

Flying saucers have been an essential element of sci-fi novels, and even of very imaginative minds who claim to have seen aliens on earth. But what if it’s true… not aliens but flying saucers? Romanian inventors Razvan Sabie and Iosif Taposu have developed ADIFO, or the All-DIrectional Flying Object, which works like a flying saucer.  […]

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Name this NASA rover

NASA has invited students to name its next rover that is scheduled to land on Mars in February 2021. The US space agency has sponsored ‘Name the Rover’ challenge, winners of which will be announced on February 18. The challenge is open to K-12 students in the US who will need to submit the name […]

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Found: 3.8 million-year-old skull!

Ancient diggings are the face of our present. Literally Archaeologists have discovered a 3.8-million-year-old hominin skull in Ethiopia — a rare and remarkably complete specimen that could change what we know about the origins of one of humanity’s most famous ancestors, Lucy. The skull belongs to the species Australopithecus afarensis. It dates back to a […]

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PM Modi gets UAE’s highest honour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was honoured with the ‘Order of Zayed’, the UAE’s highest civilian award, last month in recognition of his pivotal role in building the strategic relationship between the two countries. The award has earlier been bestowed on several world leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Chinese President […]

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National Sports Day: Stay fit and healthy

We all celebrate our annual sports day in school but how about celebrating a national sports day?  India celebrates its Sports Day every year on the birth anniversary of legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand who was born on August 29, 1905. The National Sports Day is also known as Rashtriya Khel Diwas.  Celebrating Sports On […]

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Donald Trump wants to buy Greenland!

Last week, the United States President Donald Trump had a rather wacky proposition. He offered to buy Greenland, the largest island on earth.  Greenland is an autonomous Danish territory. It has home rule, but defence and foreign affairs remain under Danish governance. The island also receives an annual subsidy of about $500 million from Denmark. […]

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Is global warming reason for Indian floods?

We all have been taught in school about the irregularity of Indian rainfall. For the past few years, India has been witnessing deficit rains but this year things have changed. Not for good though.  Rains and landslides have flooded several states of the country. As Karnataka and Kerala in South India grapple with widespread destruction, […]