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Coronavirus toll crosses 1,000 

As the total number of deaths due to Coronavirus crossed 1,000, the Chinese government removed two officers accountable for health services. Till now more than 43,000 people have been infected worldwide, the vast majority of them in China. Of the most recent deaths, 103 were in the province of Hubei, including 67 in the provincial […]

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Pompeii’s 2,300-year-old drains can be used even today! 

Pompeii’s ancient drainage system is in such good condition that it is set to be put back into active service, despite being built almost 2,300 years ago. A 1,500ft stretch of tunnels underneath some of the famed Italian city’s most iconic structures was originally built to drain water downhill away from Pompeii’s centre.  Analysis of […]

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#RecordFail: New Zealand give India first whitewash defeat in more than two decades 

The third and final match between India and New Zealand played in the latter country was a record of sorts for India. Though not a positive one. India had not lost an ODI series between two teams since 1989. They were last clean swept in a bilateral ODI series by Viv Richards’ West Indies in […]

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Jellyfish or a robot? 

With bionic arms and super energy, these creatures may seem to have emerged from a sci-fi novel. But wait, these are real, and developed by our very own earthen scientists.  A cyborg California scientists looking for new ways to explore the world’s oceans have created a cyborg jellyfish — half animal, half robot — that […]

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Antarctica is hotter than Shimla! 

If you want to go somewhere cold, Antarctica wouldn’t be your first choice. Not because it’s far off, but because places in India are colder than this continent. It recorded its highest temperature at 18.3°C last week. Actually, it’s warmer than many places on the earth with rising temperatures. Last time such temperatures were recorded […]

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Warm water found under glaciers 

Global warming is real, and we need to accept it. Nature keeps giving signs time and again about the amount of deterioration we are doing to our environment. Sea levels keep rising due to melting glaciers, coastal areas witness unusual phenomenon, weather has become more truant… Now it has come to notice that for the […]

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Trump is not impeached 

President Donald Trump has been cleared in his impeachment trial, ending a congressional bid to remove him from office that bitterly divided the US. The Senate, run by the president’s fellow Republicans, voted to acquit him 52-48 on charges of abuse of power and 53-47 on obstruction of Congress. Democrats charged Trump in December with […]

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Britain is out of EU 

It has happened. Brexit is done and though the British government would follow the European Union rules and bills till the end of this year, the country is officially the first one to walk out of the EU. The United Kingdom broke off its ties with European Union — an economic and political partnership of […]

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Cricket: World record for Team India 

India cruised to victory against New Zealand after winning all five matches in the T20 ODI series. India is the first country to win every match in the series till now. This is also the first time India have won a T20I series in New Zealand after failing to do so in two attempts previously. […]

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Djokovic wins 8th Australian Open title 

Novak Djokovic won his eight Australian Open title to stand on top of the game, and rankings. The Serbian star fought back to beat fifth-seeded Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 over three hours and 59 minutes in Sunday’s final for his 17th Grand Slam championship crown.  Only Roger Federer (20) and Rafael […]