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Japan's famed cherry blossoms make unexpected appearance

Japan's famed cherry blossoms make unexpected appearance

The delicate blossoms of the cherry tree might be synonymous with the onset of spring in Japan except this year theyre also blooming in aut
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Four giant planets around young star discovered

Four giant planets around young star discovered

Scientists have identified a young star with four Jupiter and Saturn sized planets orbiting it, the first time that so many massive worlds h
17 Oct 2018, 03:10 AM IST
European spacecraft set to unravel mysteries of Mercury

European spacecraft set to unravel mysteries of Mercury

A UKbuilt spacecraft will set off for Mercury this week in a first mission of its kind to determine if the nearest planet to the Sun contain
16 Oct 2018, 02:20 AM IST
Ice blades cover Jupiter's moon Europa

Ice blades cover Jupiter's moon Europa

Fields of sharp ice growing to almost 15 metres tall could be scattered across the equatorial regions of Jupiters moon, Europa, which may ma
13 Oct 2018, 12:57 AM IST
Ancient Egyptian pigment can boost energy efficiency

Ancient Egyptian pigment can boost energy efficiency

A colour developed by Egyptians thousands of years ago can boost energy efficiency by cooling rooftops and walls, and could also enable sola
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Scientists have discovered a unique hexagonal vortex on Saturns North Pole a towering atmospheric structure of whirling fluids that spans hundreds of kilometres in height The Cass
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Fixed dose drug combinations

An expert panel formed by an apex advisory board on drugs to review the safety, efficacy and therapeutic justification of 349 fixed dose combination FDC medicines, which were banne
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National Mission for Manuscripts

In 2003, National Mission for Manuscripts NMM, a Mission mode Project, was launched by the Ministry of Culture for documentation, conservation, preservation and digitization of man
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Coal-Based Methanol

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Main features of Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill

Parliament on July 25 passed a bill that seeks to prevent big economic offenders like Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi from fleeing the country and evading the legal process The Fugitiv
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Sebi rules for boards of listed companies

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Appointment of apex court judges

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday said women have the constitutional right to enter Sabarimala temple in Kerala and pray like men without being discriminated against
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Priority sector lending

Housing loans of up to Rs 35 lakh, for dwellings costing less than Rs 45 lakh, will be treated as priority sector lending PSL to give a fillip to the lowcost segment, the Reserve B
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National Register of Citizens

Even as the deadline for publication of the final draft of National Register of Citizens NRC in Assam inches closer, a civil society group on Friday demanded extension of the timef
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