Heatwave Trend To Continue Until 2060s, Warns UN

Heatwaves like the one stifling western Europe are becoming more frequent and the trend is set to continue until at least the 2060s, the United Nations said Tuesday. The current heatwave should act as a wake-up call for countries pumping ever more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, the UN’s World Meteorological Organization said. “They are becoming more frequent and this negative trend will continue… at least until the 2060s, independent of our success in climate mitigation efforts,” WMO chief Petteri Taalas told a press conference in Geneva. “Thanks to climate…

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Education Loan Defaulters Disqualified From Applying For SBI Jobs: Court

Madurai bench of the Madras High Court has issued a notice to the State Bank of India ordering that applicants defaulting on loan payments should be disqualified and barred from applying for jobs at the bank. In its recruitment drive for Probationery Officers, Junior Associates and Junior Agricultural Associates, the bank has said those who have defaulted on loan repayments, even for credit cards, will not be eligible to apply. The decision has left many like Ravi Kumar – a young engineer from Chennai – shattered. Ravi has still not…

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NTA Releases IGNOU PhD Entrance Exam Centre City Ahead Of Issuing Admit Card

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the exam centre cities for the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) PhD entrance test scheduled for February 24, 2022. The IGNOU PhD entrance exam centres 2022 are the venues wherein the tests will be held. IGNOU PhD entrance exam centre 2022 has been allotted to candidates on the basis of the centres selected at the time of filling the PhD entrance test application form. Students due to appear the entrance test can check the advance intimation slip on the official website —…

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The seed of the matter

In times of a pandemic, increasingly the shelves of supermarkets are dotted with food that is touted as healthy. So, soft drink bottles have been nudged out to make way for healthy drinks and a few of those that seem to be ubiquitous are the ones infused with chia seeds, which have their origins in South America. While these might be a new entrant on the health scene, India has always been abundant in the seeds that we consume. Come summers and musk melon and water melon seeds were consumed…

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Maharashtra logs 40,805 new Covid-19 cases, 44 deaths in 24 hours

Maharashtra on Sunday reported 40,805 Covid-19 cases, taking its tally to 75,07,225, while 44 fatalities put the toll at 1,42,115, a health department official said. The discharge of 27,377 people during the day took the recovery count to 70,67,955, leaving the state with 2,93,305 active cases, he said. With 1,95,256 samples being examined on Sunday, the number of tests in Maharashtra went up to 7,33,69,912, he said. No Omicron case was detected in the state during the day, keeping the tally of those affected by the new variant to 2,759,…

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RailTel turns 1600 railway stations into RailWire Wi-Fi zone

RailWire Wi-Fi by RailTel is now live at 1600 railway stations across the country, with Santacruz railway station in Mumbai becoming the 1600th station to become a RailWire Wi-Fi zone, the Western Railway said Wednesday. RailTel Corporation, a “Mini Ratna (category-I)” PSU, is one of the largest neutral telecom infrastructure providers in the country owning a pan-India optic fiber network on exclusive Right of Way (ROW) along Railway track. RailWire is a retail Broadband initiative of the RailTel, which envisages extending broadband and application services to the public. “In order…

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IITs among world’s 5 best entrepreneurial undergraduate institutes: HRD

New Delhi: Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are ranked fourth on a list of 50 best entrepreneurial undergraduate institutes in the world, Human Resource and Development Minister Smriti Irani said on Friday. The ranking was compiled by PitchBook Data, a US-based private equity and venture capital research firm. Sharing the achievement at an AICTE conclave on ‘entrepreneurship education’, Irani said the feat calls for further celebrations as the IITs have been ranked higher than some of the best Ivy League universities such as Harvard. The minister referred to the rankings…

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4 Treatments to Splurge on Next Time You’re at the Salon

If you get your hair cut or dyed regularly, then you probably know that your salon offers far more than just hair services. Many offer manicures, pedicures, facials, among other things. Now and then, it’s important to treat yourself to something you wouldn’t usually have done. So here are just a few options for services you can choose if you want to give yourself something special. Eyebrows Plucking might be easy to do as part of your morning routine, but splurging a bit to have a professional tame your brows…

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NEET UG Counselling 2021 Schedule Released, Registration Begins On January 19

The MCC has released the complete counselling schedule for the NEET UG 2021 on the official website. It must be noted that the NEET UG admissions will be done for 15% All India Quota (AIQ) seats this year, after taking into account the new EWS, OBC reservation criteria. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test- Undergraduate (NEET-UG) Counselling 2021 dates have been released by the Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya today, January 13. The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will begin the registration process for the NEET UG counselling from January 19.…

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IIM Ahmedabad’s ePGP Diploma Announces Bank Loan

 Launched in January this year, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad’s two year ePGP programme has received an overwhelming response with more than 2,000 aspiring professionals registering interest in it. Cognizant of the financial constraints of these professionals, IIMA has organized for students who are selected for the programme a loan facility on attractive terms, said a statement from IIM Ahmedabad on Friday. “The ePGP programme is designed in line with other long duration diploma programmes. Considering the programme duration and its value, a loan facility at attractive terms has…

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