UGC notification: Panjab University out of race from world class universities status

  The Panjab University (PU) cannot participate in world class universities competition due to its status of inter-state body corporate. The nominations for the status were invited by central government through university grants commission UGC on September 13. The government on the basis of certain parameters will identify the institutes in the country and best […]

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Samsung Pay launch in France seems imminent

Back in May this year, there were reports that Samsung will launch its mobile payments service Pay sometime in September. It was also said that the service will arrive along with a new smartphone. And now, it looks the the launch is about to happen. Firstly because the Samsung Pay app has started arriving on compatible handsets […]

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People on Twitter are furious at this startup that aims to replace mom-and-pop stores with vending machines

A new startup launched by two former Google employees aims to replace the corner store – but city dwellers on Twitter don’t seem too happy about that. Called Bodega , after New Yorkers’ preferred term for the local convenience store, the idea behind the startup is to place interactive pantry boxes full of non-perishable goods in convenient spots, […]

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CISCE asks affiliated schools to submit details of safety measures after schoolboy’s alleged murder

Concerned over the alleged killing of a seven-year-old boy at a school in Gurugram, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) on Tuesday sent a message to all affiliated schools, asking them to state the security measures that are in place to protect the students. “The safety of all students in our affiliated schools […]

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5 Serious illnesses that are spread by mosquitoes

Ask anyone what they think the most dangerous creature on the planet is, and the answers will most likely be sharks, crocodiles, anacondas or poisonous jelly fishes. What you probably do not realise is that there is a creature, just as dangerous as these, lurking near you. Mosquitoes are said to cause millions of deaths […]

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Why our plates, fields must have more millets than rice

From the field to the plate, there are many benefits of moving away from paddy-centric cultivation and consumption patterns for farmers and consumers in Tamil Nadu. Experts say increasing cultivation and consumption of alternative crops like millets, pulses, fruits and vegetables will not just yield nutritional benefits, but also help farmers achieve sustainable usage of water resources. The […]

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Here’s what happens when you stop having milk

Here’s how giving up milk will help you   As Indians, we love cow’s milk. We have grown up with our adults constantly enlightening us with many false facts about milk. The bigger question to answer is: Is milk everything it promises to be? Will our skin become ‘fair’ if we drink it twice? Will […]

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