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SpaceX to send NASA astronauts to ISS 

The US space agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is sending its two astronauts to space, in a private spacerocket. The spacecraft — designed, built and owned by SpaceX — will eventually blast off headed for the International Space Station, the first time a private company has been used for NASA astronauts. It will also […]

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Read JK Rowling’s new book online, for free! 

It is NOT a spin off of Harry Potter! Famous writer of the wizarding world has published a new book online, and it’s free for all to read.  Till now she published two chapters and has promised to upload the remaining chapters of the book in coming weeks.  The fairy tale “The Ickabog” would also […]

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These maps show the literal names of countries, and states! 

Travelling is fun, it opens horizons, gives experiences and creates memories. But while travelling have you ever thought what would the said destination mean in their own language?  Learning the etymology – the origin of words – of countries around the world offers us fascinating insight into the origins of some of our favorite travel […]

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India on top 10 Covid affected nations; US death toll crosses 1 lac 

India surpassed China and Iran to become top 10 Coronavirus-affected countries. The country is relaxing lockdown rules in different states even as it reported more than 1,30,000 cases and 4,000 deaths.  Maharashtra has been reporting the highest number of infections, mostly from Mumbai.  Globally, the infection tally has crossed 5.6 million and the US alone […]

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One more point to Slytherin!

If you’re a Harry Potter fan and also a researcher of snakes, the chances are you will be allowed in the House of Slytherin.  No surprises here then that when Harry Potter books lovers discovered a new species of snake, they named him after Salazar Slytherin. A new green pit viper species discovered in a […]

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These trees help reduce pollution 

We all know the importance of greenery but did you know there are a few trees which are much better than others to make the air cleaner? Let’s find out about them… Mediterranean hackberry  A fast-growing plant that can grow up to 20-25 metres. It’s particularly suited to absorbing carbon dioxide (3,660 kilos in 20 […]

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Cyclone Amphan devastates Bengal, Bangladesh 

As if the problems of Coronavirus were not enough, the Indian states of West Bengal and Odisha, and Bangladesh have had to face another calamity. Cyclone Amphan struck land on Wednesday, lashing coastal areas with ferocious wind and rain, and killing at least 22 people while destroying properties worth crores.  The chief minister of Bengal […]

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World has seen more than 5 million Covid cases already, India crosses 1 lac 

The number of Coronavirus cases in the world has crossed the 5-million mark, even as India reported more than 1,00,000 cases.  The United States, Russia, the UK, Spain, Italy and France continue to see cases rising. Death toll in America is as high as the positive cases in many countries.  But more and more nations […]

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Count the zeroes: Rs200,00,00,00,00,000 That’s the amount of money govt plans to put into economy 

The Coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented event. We have neither witnessed such calamity before, nor have heard something like this. India, with a population of more than a 100 billion, is under immense pressure to fight off this pandemic. And if WHO is to be believed, Covid 19 would never go away. So what do […]

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Covid may never go away, says WHO 

The Coronavirus may never be eradicated fully, the World Health Organisation suggested recently even as the number of cases reached more than 4 million worldwide. The United States is still the worst-affected with more than 1.4 million positive cases and more than 80,000 deaths. Russia, Spain, Germany, Italy and the UK continue to reel under […]