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North Korea threatens to sink US aircraft carrier with single strike

Amid rising tensions between North Korea and the United States, the North Korean government has warned US that it is ready to sink an US aircraft carrier. North Korea said that this would be done to prove its military might. The warning comes after two Japanese warships joined an US carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific. It may ... Read More »

TCS, Infosys and Cognizant accused of violating H-1B Visa rules

The US has alleged that top Indian IT companies such as TCS and Infosys are using unfair means to grab a large percentage of H-1B visas. US officials said that the trick used was to flood the lottery system with extra tickets, which naturally increases the chances of getting more visas. The Trump administration wants to fix this loophole by ... Read More »

Yogi Adityanath orders biometric attendance machines at block level offices

Aiming to improve efficiency in government offices in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered the installation of biometric attendance machines at block level offices. The announcement was made via an official statement that read, “Efforts should be made to ensure that a biometric system of attendance is installed up to the block level. Apart from this, a board ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu farmers get their demands heard; call off strike after meeting CM

They persisted for more than 40 days, enduring the harsh Delhi weather and many other odds, and now their efforts have borne fruit. The Tamil Nadu farmers who had been protesting at Jantar Mantar in Delhi for the last six weeks, have called off their strike after meeting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Palaniswami, who assured them that their demands would ... Read More »

MCD Polls Live: Voting ends with 55% voter turnout; faulty EVMs and missing names

Voting for MCD elections came to an end today at 5:30 PM. The response from voters was much less than expected. By 2 PM, the voter turnout was a meager 35%. Reports are still to come in about the final voter turnout, but officials said that it would be somewhere around 55%, which is also not a good percentage. Election ... Read More »

Osama bin Laden successor Ayman al-Zawahiri under ISI protection in Karachi

In a shocking disclosure, an American magazine has reported that one of the most dangerous members of Al Qaeda Ayman-al-Zawahiri has been put under the protection of Pakistani intelligence agency ISI. The report further states that Zawahiri may be hiding in Pakistani port city Karachi. Asserting the data gathered from definitive sources, the magazine in a noteworthy investigative report said ... Read More »

Prescribe generic drugs or face action, says MCI to doctors

The country’s apex medical regulator, the Medical Council of India (MCI), has issued a new directive, wherein it has warned doctors that action could be taken against them in case they prescribe branded drugs. MCI has specifically asked doctors to prescribe generic drugs only or be ready to face action. MCI has also asked doctors to use legible writing in ... Read More »

Man 3D-prints his brain tumor; gets hired by Apple

A doctoral student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Steven Keating, created a 3D printout of his brain when he came to know that he has brain tumor. Impressed with his abilities, American multinational technology company Apple has hired him. However, it is not yet known if Keating will be working with Apple’s healthcare team or joining another department where ... Read More »

How text messages are saving lives in Assam

Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) is highest in Assam. At 300 in 2011-2013, it is almost double the average MMR in the country. However, things are getting better now, thanks to a nonprofit project called End Maternal Mortality Now (EndMMNow). The project focuses on spreading awareness about cleanliness and hygiene and the rights of pregnant women and nursing mothers, which includes ... Read More »

Microsoft India enhances paternal leave policy

Microsoft India announced today that it has introduced some major changes in its paternal leave policy. Improvements have been made in all types of paternal leave benefits and a family caregiver leave scheme has also been launched, under which, employees can take up to 4 weeks of paid leave to take care of an immediate family member. This would be ... Read More »

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