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Little did everyone know that a young and zealous Parsi girl would go on to become India’s first female photojournalist, and perhaps even the best one till this day. In 2011, she was awarded the Padma Vibhushan and the Lifetime Achievement Award by the I&B Ministry. She died on 16 January 2012 at the age of 92, leaving us the poorer for it.

01:55:02 on 10 Dec

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Indian scientists have predicted space environmental conditions over the next decade would be similar or slightly harsher compared to the last decade ruling out imminent Sun induced cooling of global climate. Dibyendu Nandi, Professor at IISER Kolkata and his PhD student Prantika Bhowmik have devised a novel technique to predict the next sunspot cycle.

07:38:44 on 06 Dec

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The cow vigilante menace

A police officer and a youth were killed in cow vigilantism-related violence in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh on December 3, 2018. The violence in Uttar Pradesh was not the first where policemen were injured. Reports of cow vigilantism came from 19 States, with Uttar Pradesh recording the highest number of incidents as well as deaths due to violence.

01:22:38 on 05 Dec

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ISRO all set for launch of HysIS satellite

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan has said the countdown for the launch of the prestigious HysIS satellite is running smooth. HysIS is the country’s first-ever innovative satellite that shall provide hyperspectral imaging for advanced earth observation. The launch will be carried out at the scheduled time around 10 a.m. on Thursday.

07:38:32 on 29 Nov

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NASA's Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander touched down on the Red Planet at approximately 3 pm EST November 26 (1.30am IST on November 27). "Touchdown confirmed," a mission control operator said as cheers erupted and scientists leapt from their seats to hug each other at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

03:27:02 on 27 Nov

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