Category: India

Google Doodle pays tribute to veteran Indian filmmaker V. Shantaram

Google on Saturday paid tribute to veteran Indian filmmaker V. Shantaram with a doodle on his 116th birthday. Widely hailed as one of the pioneers of Indian cinema, Shantaram was a successful director, actor and producer who played a vital role in introducing sound and colour to the Indian cinema. Born on November 18, 1901,…

Indian app fights porn addiction with devotional songs and political speeches

Indian neurologists have developed an app to address porn addiction that will play Hindu devotional songs, chant “Allahu Akbar” or recite speeches by Nelson Mandela when a user tries to access adult videos. The app was developed by Vijay Nath Mishra, a professor of neurology at Banaras Hindu University, in response to behaviour problems he…

AIIMS can stop charging patients for diagnostic procedures that cost less than Rs 500, says panel

Instead, it suggested that the hospital can raise the charges for private wards as they are currently cheaper than those of semi-private wards.   The All India Institute of Medical Sciences has carried out a pilot study to justify its proposal to not charge patients for diagnostic procedures such as blood tests and X-rays that…

Google Doodle Celebrates 151st Birthday Of India’s First Female Advocate Cornelia Sorabji

Google today celebrates the 151st birth anniversary of Cornelia Sorabji, a pioneer who helped open up the legal profession for women in India. Born in Nashik to a Parsi missionary, Ms Sorabji set many ‘firsts’ in the legal word. Cornelia Sorabji was the first ever female graduate from Bombay University and went on to become…

Odd-Even Rule LIVE: NGT Permits AAP Government’s Scheme To Curb Delhi Pollution, But Sets Conditions

NEW DELHI:  The National Green Tribunal or NGT is hearing a case today on the implementation of the five-day odd-even scheme for cars in Delhi starting November 13. The Delhi government suggested bringing back the odd-even scheme for cars in order to curb the severe air pollution and smog which has been hanging low over Delhi…

Anasuya Sarabhai Honoured With Google Doodle on Her 132nd Birthday

Google is celebrating the 132nd birthday of Anasuya Sarabhai and has dedicated and honoured her with a Google Doodle. Anasuya Sarabhai was a pioneer of the women’s labour movement in India and founded the Ahmedabad Textile Labour Association (Majoor Mahajan Sangh). It is the oldest union of textile workers and was founded in 1920. Anasuya…

Pokemon GO reverted to 0.79.4: data mining confirms a complete rollback

Pokemon GO has been updated, or better to say downgraded, to version number 0.79.4 until issues with 0.81.1 are resolved. As we’ve previously reported, propagation of the 0.81.1 update was stopped due to an ever increasing number of bugs reported by players worldwide. Now, Niantic has gone a step further and reverted the in-store app version to…

Bigg Boss 11: Is this the final list of celebrity contestants of Salman Khan’s show?

Even as Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss 11 is just a few days away, the curiosity over the list of final contestants has increased manifold. While several names have surfaced in the past few months, the makers have recently shared a glimpse of two of the celebrity contestants. In the first image uploaded through Bigg Boss official Twitter…

What Is GST? in brief

Goods and Service Tax ─ GST is the biggest reform proposed in the Tax Regime of our country after Independence. It is something that each of us must understand as it is going to affect our lives in a very significant manner. “Goods and Services Tax” would be a comprehensive Indirect Tax on the manufacture,…

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