Will the next space-weather season be stormy or fair?


Will

Astronomers say, to be living next to a “boring star”, we are blessed. But the inhabitants (if there are any) of the planets orbiting the neighbouring star Proxima Centauri, only 4.2 light-years away, are less fortunate. In April, astronomers said that a massive flare had erupted...

Sharpening income inequalities telling the story of 'uneven' recovery


Sharpening

Former RBI Governor D Subbarao has expressed concerns over "extreme unevenness" in economic recovery and "sharpening inequalities" between upper-income segments and lower-income households in the country, cautioning that the trend will hit growth prospects going forward. Terming the...

Woman breaks own Guinness World Record for longest eyelash


Woman

You Jianxia from China broke her own record for the longest eyelash measuring 20.5 cm. You Jianxia has held the Guinness World Record title since June 28, 2016. At that time, her eyelash measured 12.4 cm, on the upper eyelid of her left eye. But she continued to grow her eyelashes. While...

Civil services interviews from August 2


Civil

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has decided to commence from August 2 the interviews for the civil services examination, 2020, which were deferred due to a surge in Covid-19 cases. The civil services examination is conducted annually by the UPSC in three stages — preliminary,...

Twitter and Centre must both comply with Indian law


Twitter

The debate over social media has been vociferous, but the discourse on the tussle between Twitter, in particular, and India’s government over the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, has been defined by two parallel narratives....

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