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Mother Teresa to be canonised on September 4


Mother Teresa will be made a saint on September 4, Pope Francis announced on Tuesday, 19 years after the death of the Nobel Laureate who spent 45 years serving the poor and sick on the streets of Kolkata.“Pope Francis today approved Mother Teresa’s elevation to sainthood and set September 4 as the date for her canonisation,” said a message from ... Read More »

NASA: February smashes global temperature record


The data shows that February had a global average surface temperature of 1.35 degrees Celsius above the 1951 to 1980 average.The 1.35 degree Celsius temperature anomaly in February beat the previous record high departure from average for any month seen in January 2016. Gavin Schmidt, the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) tweeted the temperature analysis. “Normally ... Read More »

P&G stops sale of ‘Vicks Action 500 Extra’ after government ban


FMCG firm Procter and Gamble (P&G) has discontinued the manufacture and sale of its popular brand ‘Vicks Action 500 Extra’ with immediate effect after the government banned fixed dose combination drugs.“The Government of India has prohibited the manufacture for sale, sale and distribution of fixed dose combination drugs (Paracetamol + Phenylephrine + Caffeine) with immediate effect,” Pfizer said in a ... Read More »

Google’s next operating system is ‘Android N’

A person costumed as the Android operating system mascot greets visitors at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., Thursday, April 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Google is previewing the next version of its Android operating system two months ahead of schedule in an effort to get the upgraded software on more mobile devices.The upgraded software, known as “Android N” for now, offers a split-screen feature so users can toggle between apps more easily. Android N also enables users to reply directly to notifications, something already ... Read More »

Hundreds of fish found dead in Ulsoor lake


A large fish kill has been reported in the Ulsoor lake, in Bengaluru. Hundreds of fish were found dead and floating on the water on Monday morning and were washed ashore. Senior BBMP officials said that such fish kill was almost an annual occurance with rising temperatures. “Fish kill is usually a direct result of reduced dissolved oxygen level in ... Read More »

Zika virus may infect, kill human brain stem cells


A Zika virus-laden mosquito bite may infect and kill a type of brain cell, vital for the development of the brain, according to a new study conducted in lab-grown human cells.The infected stem cells then become the havens for the viral reproduction and thus result in complete cell death and or disruption of the cell growth, the study said. “We ... Read More »

IS hackers target wrong Google, take down small Indian firm


Hackers affiliated to the Islamic State (IS) terror group, who promised to take down International search engine giant Google, has instead targeted a small Indian tech firm, according to a media report. Cyber Caliphate Army (CCA), a hacking group affiliated to the IS, hit — registered by Gandani K. for Indian tech firm Always Say, which offers search engine ... Read More »

Alappuzha backwaters to get India’s first solar ferry


A 75-seater solar-powered passenger ferry, the first of its kind in the country, is quietly taking shape at Aroor in Alappuzha district. The boat is expected to be commissioned within the next three months.The boat is being built by NavAlt, a Kochi-based joint venture, in collaboration with a French company. “Construction of the hull has been completed and the superstructure ... Read More »

WhatsApp to end support to BlackBerry, Nokia platforms


Messaging service WhatsApp will end its support by the end of this year to BlackBerry phones and those powered by Nokia’s Symbian operating system.The Facebook-owned company has over a billion users globally. A major chunk of these users are from emerging markets like India. “When we started WhatsApp in 2009, people’s use of mobile devices looked very different from today. ... Read More »