Monthly Archives: April 2014

Genetic adaption key to polar bears staying warm

Scientists have found that a genetic adaption that helps convert food into heat may be key to how polar bears survive extreme  arctic winters without hibernating. In the winter, brown and black bears go into hibernation to conserve energy and … Continue reading

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Facebook buys messaging app WhatsApp for $19bn

Facebook has bought messaging app WhatsApp in a deal worth a total of $19bn in cash and shares. It is the social networking giant’s biggest acquisition to date. WhatsApp has more than 450 million monthly users and is popular with … Continue reading

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Third BIMSTEC summit 2014 held in Myanmar

Third BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) Summit was held from March 1 to March 4, 2014 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar . The Third BIMSTEC summit was attended by the heads from six countries … Continue reading

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Sushil Koirala elected new Prime Minister of Nepal

Vetern Nepali Congress leader Sushil Koirala, who spent 16 years in political exile in india after the royal takeover of 1960 in Nepal and a novice to the administration, was on February 10 elected as the country’s Prime MInister, ending … Continue reading

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Jats gets OBC quota

Finally Cabinet on March 2, ahead  of the general election, decided to give reservation to Jats in nine northern States, while it eventually rejected the ordinance route for the anti-graft bills that were being promoted by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi … Continue reading

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Modi inaugurates India’s largest solar plant in MP

Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi launched a 130-MW solar power plant at Bhagwanpur in Neemuch, about 400 km from Bhopal, on February 26. The Welspun Solar MP project , the largest solar power plant in India … Continue reading

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