Rare 200 million-year-old fossil discovered


British paleontologists have discovered a rare 200 million-year-old Ichthyosaur specimen from a private collection 22 years after it was originally found. Ichthyosaurs were a type of sea-going reptile that lived during the time of the dinosaurs.
The new fossil belongs to a rare species of “sea reptile” known as Wahlisaurus massarae and is the second known specimen of the entire species.

Remembering Kalpana Chawla, the first Indian woman in space, on her 15th death anniversary


On February 1, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated over Texas and Louisiana as it re-entered Earth’s atmosphere, killing all seven crew members, which included Indian-born astronaut Kalpana Chawla, the first Indian woman in space.
Columbia exploded a mere sixteen minutes before landing on Earth. The spacecraft was on its 28th mission, and the sudden accident was caused by a damaged aluminum heat-insulating tile on the left wing of the shuttle.

Pawan Kalyan launches three-day tour to Anantapur


Jana Sena Chief Pawan Kalyan has begun his three-day tour to Anantapur district today.
He received a grand welcome in Kurnool and is all set to conduct a massive two-wheeler rally from Gutti to Anantapur shortly.
The rally will witness participation from over 450 two-wheelers. Pawan Kalyan will then perform Bhoomi Pooja for district party office on the occasion.
Following the pooja, he will address the gathering with farmers, experts and activists to know the issues being faced due to the drought conditions in the district.
The Jana Sena Chief will be visiting Kadiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple on Sunday and meet party activists along with the weaver community people at Dharmavaram on Monday.

China, a non-Arctic country, plans to build ‘Polar Silk Road’ under OBOR


China on Friday outlined its ambitions to extend President Xi Jinping’s signature Belt and Road Initiative to the Arctic by developing shipping lanes opened up by global warming.
Releasing its first official Arctic policy white paper, China said it would encourage enterprises to build infrastructure and conduct commercial trial voyages, paving the way for Arctic shipping routes that would form a “Polar Silk Road”.

Beauty contest for cows

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The centenary celebrations of Gosaramskhana Samiti began here on Sunday by offering puja to cows. Mayor Sheikh Noorjahan, her husband, Municipal Corporation Cooption member SMR Pedababu performed puja to 108 cows on samiti premises.
Later, the organisers conducted the beauty contest for cows. About 72 cows participated in the competitions. The cow belonging to D Jayababu of RR Pet in Eluru secured first place.
Tollywood actor Venu was the chief guest. Speaking on the occasion, he said that it is pleasure to participate in the centenary celebrations of Gosamrakshana Samiti.

U-19 World Cup: India set up semis clash with Pakistan with thumping win


India registered a thumping 131-run win over Bangladesh in the quarter-final match of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2018 played at the Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown on Friday. After posting a competitive total of 265, India bowled out Bangladesh for 134 in 42.1 overs with Kamlesh Nagarkoti taking three for 18. With this win, India booked their semi-final spot and also a mouth-watering clash against arch-rivals Pakistan on Tuesday, 30th January in Christchurch.

Mobile health services launched in Anantapur


District Medical and Health Officer Dr Sunil Kumar has formally launched the mobile services of ‘MukhyaManthri Arogya Kendram’ here on Sunday.
Speaking on the occasion, Sunil Kumar has said that the mobile medical and health services are aimed to take medical and health services to the doorstep of urban poor residential areas. The mobile medical team would visit different residential areas.
The mobile teams have left to visit Mangalavari Colony, Hemanth Colony, Indiranagar Colony, Naiknagar and NarugantaColony. The DMHO asked the people to take advantage of the mobile services.

India begins talks with Russia for Rs 39,000 cr Triumf missile shield deal


India has now begun final contract negotiations with Russia for the Rs 39,000 crore (over $5.5 billion) acquisition of five advanced S-400 Triumf air defence missile systems, which can detect, track and destroy hostile strategic bombers, stealth fighters, spy planes, missiles and drones at a range of up to 400 km and altitude of 30 km.
India wants to conclude the major deal in the 2018-19 financial year, with the first S-400 surface-to-air (SAM) missile system, with its associated battle-management system of command post and launchers, acquisition and engagement radars, and all-terrain transporter-erector-launcher vehicles, slated for delivery two years after the contract is inked.

Super blue moon on January 31 will mark last of trilogy


The last in a series of three supermoons will take place on January 31, NASA said in a report. Given that it would be the second new moon of the month, the lunar eclipse is being keenly anticipated.For those who missed the full moon treat on January 1, a rare celestial treat awaits you on January 31, marking the last in a trilogy of supermoons. The first happened on December 3, 2017, NASA said in a report. A supermoon is a full moon at its closest point to the Earth on its orbit known as perigee.

6 million Indians sign up blood donor campaign on Facebook


More than six million people have signed up as blood donors on Facebook’s “blood donations feature” in India, making it the largest online blood registry in the country, a company executive said on Thursday. “We are part of the team at Facebook that is focussed on building safe and supportive communities. We saw a lot of activity on the platform where people sought help regarding blood donation. This was our motivation to launch the initiative,” Hema Budaraju, Product Manager, Health at Facebook, told IANS. On Thursday, non-profit NTR Trust organised a ‘Legendary Blood Donation Drive” event which was facilitated by Facebook in Hyderabad.
“Our research suggested that when people have better information and tools, they are more willing to donate blood — and it is easier for people who need blood to find donors,” Budaraju added. Since the launch of the feature, Indians have used it to post thousands of requests for blood donation on Facebook and the social media giant witnessed a lot of people finding at least one donor using the feature. In October 2017, Facebook launched the feature in India. NTR Trust joined hands with Facebook to help bridge the gap between blood donors and patients and hosted a drive, which included more than 250 blood camps across the country.

World’s largest underwater cave discovered in Mexico


World’s largest flooded cave found in Mexico by underwater archaeologists and divers, a passage which connects two underwater caves.
The Great Maya Aquifer Project (GAM) team committed to studying the mysterious waters of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula spent years exploring the caves of Sac Actun and Dos Ojos in Tulum before connecting the two caverns together, reported CNN.

Lokesh announces IT Park for Anantapur


Andhra Pradesh IT Minister Nara Lokesh announced the establishment of IT Park In Anantapur district. As a first step, the minister held talks with the representatives of Yash Technology.
He said the company will provide cloud technology, data analytics, system integration and testing services. He explained the company the incentives provided by the government under IT policy.
While Apollo and HCL already set up their firms, Yash company is also keen to open its firm in Andhra Pradesh.

Researchers creating a ‘Pet Translator’ to convert dog barks into English language


If you love your pet dog or dogs and want to communicate more efficiently with them and understand their language more clearly, then this report will blow your mind. Scientists are finally on the verge of creating a device that will allow the dog owners to understand clearly what their dogs are trying to say. The new device will convert the barks and growls of dogs into human language thus enhancing the quality of communication between the dog owners and their pet dogs. The name of the new device that the scientists are developing is called the ‘pet translator’ and within the next 10 years or so the device could be ready for release.
Slobodchikoff, the pet translator will work on Artificial Intelligence which will sense and read the facial expressions and vocalizations of dogs and turn them into English language. Slobodchikoff and his colleagues are now working on creating vocal algorithms that will be incorporated in the Artificial Intelligence technique. A few years ago, Professor Slobodchikoff had published a book titled “Chasing Doctor Dolittle: Learning the Language of Animals” in which he predicted that humans would be able to directly and efficiently communicate with dogs in just 10 years or so.

Army Chief Rawat says ‘sorted out’


Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday said that there has been a major reduction in Chinese troops post the Doklam standoff between the Armies of India and China. Commenting on the reports of intrusion by Chinese personnel in Arunachal Pradesh, Rawat said that the matter “has been sorted out”.

Google claims it sold one Home smart speaker every second since October


Google sold more than one Home smart speaker every second since it started shipping in mid-October, taking the sales numbers to over six million, the company has announced.
“We sold more than one Google Home device every second since Google Home Mini started shipping in October,” Rishi Chandra, VP, Product Management, Google Home, said in a blog post on Friday.

Illegal registration of govt lands alleged in anantapur


Government lands worth several crores of rupees has become the target for vested interests and private realtors due to the lethargic attitude of the Revenue department and the dubious role being played by the Stamps and Registration department in general and the Sub-Registrar Offices (SROs) in the district.
The SROs have been deliberately registering government lands in favour of private realtors despite the rules that government lands should not be registered in favour of private parties. Scores of acres of government lands in Itukalapalle, Kandukuru, Bukkacherla, Kodimi, Rachanapalle, Narayanapuram and B K Samudram stand illegally occupied and registered in favour of private parties.
These lands are on the outskirts of the city and have high real estate value. For instance, one acre of land costs Rs 2 crore in Kakkalapalle village. The costs of housing plots are on par with the value in the city limits. In some cases, political leaders are directly involved, and they form a nexus with realtors, SROs and Revenue department.

Uber Ride Packages With Flat Fares Start Rolling Out in 7 Cities Across India

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To make daily commutes cheaper, Uber has launched Ride Packages in India. The latest feature that brings flat-fare ride passes to riders is initially rolling out for select riders in seven cities across the country. While riders in Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, and Kolkata can avail the flat fares on their UberGO and UberPREMIER rides, Chennai riders with the ride passes can only opt for UberGO rides. Each flat fare ride pass comes with a validity of up to 28 days and has a certain trip limit. Recently Uber’s closest competitor and one of the leading cab aggregators in the country, Ola, was also spotted with a similar feature that it called Ola Pass.

Punjab Police to launch own social media accounts


Buoyed by busting of eight terror modules and cracking targeted killings in 2017, Punjab Police are all set to put in operation its crack force special operation group (SOG) by August 15 on completion its training on par with the best special forces. Divulging various initiatives being undertaken by the state police in 2018

This indian lad will be trained by USain Bolt.


Nisar ahmed aged 15,is one of the 14-member squad to be selected to train in USain Bolts club in jamaica. “I am very excited to travel to jamaica for training .i will learn there and one day will win a medal for our country. The young sprinter had run 100 mts in 10.85 sec.

H-1B visa rule change may send 7 lakh Indian techies home, will not spare those awaiting green card extension


The US is considering new regulations aimed at preventing the extension of H-1B visas, predominantly used by Indian IT professionals, as part of President Donald Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” initiative, a media report has said.
The move could directly stop 500,000 to 750,000 Indian H-1B visa holders from keeping their H-1B visas while their green card applications are pending.

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