Daily Archives: June 1, 2017

NASA’s first mission to Sun renamed Parker Solar Probe


NASA on Wednesday announced that it has renamed the Solar Probe Plus spacecraft – humanity’s first mission to a star, which will be launched in 2018 – as the Parker Solar Probe in honour of astrophysicist Eugene Parker. “This is the first time NASA has named a spacecraft for a living individual,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator for NASA’s Science ...

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Kapil Sharma hospitalized after complaining of uneasiness


Kapil Sharma was rushed to a hospital after he complained of uneasiness while shooting for The Kapil Sharma Show’s new episode. The shooting was cancelled and the comedian is in hospital due to fluctuating blood pressure. Earlier in the day, the actor was shooting for an upcoming episode of The Kapil Sharma Show when he complained of uneasiness. He was ...

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AAP plans own EVM challenge on June 3 to ‘prove’ EC’s hackathon guidelines unrealistic


To prove that the EVM hackathon being organised by the Election Commission of India is an ‘eye wash’, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will hold a parallel ‘EVM challenge’ on June 3 in Delhi. The ECI decided to hold a hackathon — for which it has issued strict dos and don’ts — as several political parties questioned the security features ...

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23 year old shot dead in a parking lot in Noida sector 62


A 23-year-old woman employee of a mobile handset company was shot dead by an unidentified person at Shatabdi Rail Vihar, a residential society in Noida Sector 62, on Wednesday morning. Police said CCTV cameras recorded footage of Anjali Rathour, a trainee engineer with Lava International Limited, being chased by a pistol-wielding man at a parking lot of the apartment complex ...

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Uttarakhand receives 32% surplus pre-monsoon showers this year


With the state receiving a 32% surplus pre-monsoon rain from March 1 to May 31, hopes are high for a good monsoon — likely to lash Uttarakhand around June 20 — season this year. Rainfall data with the meteorological centre suggest Uttarakhand has received 205.6 mm, 49.7 mm more than the normal 155.9 mm rainfall, except in Udham Singh Nagar ...

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