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India may get 1st space station unit in 5 years; 2047 roadmap includes Moon tourism plan

Isro aims to build a space station by 2028 and is confident in achieving this target. The space agency is also planning for lunar missions, including Chandrayaan-4, 5, 6, and 7, in different phases. Isro has goals of offering Moon tourism and developing infrastructure on the Moon. The agency is working on the next generation launch vehicle, which is crucial for the space station project. Isro is also exploring the use of radioisotope heater units (RHUs) and other technologies to manage extreme temperature variations on the Moon.

Read More 6 December 2023 | 11:29 pm

1st T20I: England women secure convincing win over India

England won the first T20I of the three-match series against India, securing a 38-run win. India struggled to contain England's aggressive batting lineup, allowing them to post an imposing total of 197 for 6. Renuka Singh's commendable bowling effort secured figures of 3/27. England's innings was dominated by Danni Wyatt and Natalie Sciver-Brunt, who orchestrated a record-breaking 138-run partnership for the third wicket. India, despite making early inroads with Singh's breakthroughs, failed to maintain pressure, allowing England to dictate the latter part of the innings.

Read More 6 December 2023 | 11:27 pm

70% money allocated for Nirbhaya Fund utilised so far

The government has allocated Rs 7,212.8 crore from the Nirbhaya Fund, of which Rs 5,118.9 crore has been released and utilized. The funds were used for various projects, including the Emergency Response Support System-112, central victim compensation fund, safe city proposal, and fast track special courts. The data was shared by the minister for women and child development in response to questions raised by Parliament members. The projects and schemes under the fund are implemented by central ministries, state governments, and UT administrations. The ministry highlighted that delays in approvals, contract awards, and disruptions due to Covid-19 have affected implementation.

Read More 6 December 2023 | 11:08 pm

Father of Mahadev app ‘cash courier’ found dead in well

The father of the alleged cash courier in the alleged Mahadev app betting scam, who the ED had accused of handing over crores to “Baghel”, was found dead under suspicious circumstances on Tuesday evening.

Read More 6 December 2023 | 10:36 pm

Cyclone Michaung: 9 deaths reported in Chennai and Chengalpattu

Nine people died in Chennai and Chengalpattu districts due to electrocution, flooding, and fallen trees caused by the Cyclone Michaung.

Read More 6 December 2023 | 10:14 pm

Google's answer to OpenAI’s GPT-4 is Gemini

Google introduces Gemini 1.0, its largest and most capable large language model. Gemini is a combined multimodal AI model that understands and reasons about different inputs seamlessly. It consists of three models: Gemini Nano, Gemini Pro, and Gemini Ultra. Gemini Ultra is the largest and most capable, Gemini Pro scales across a wide range of tasks, and Gemini Nano is lightweight and efficient. Bard, powered by LaMDA, is being upgraded to Gemini Pro. Pixel 8 Pro gets new AI features powered by Gemini Nano, including auto-summarization and Smart Reply.

Read More 6 December 2023 | 10:10 pm

BJP to hold key meet on Thursday amid buzz over CM picks

The BJP will hold a crucial Parliamentary meeting on Thursday as suspense continues over the selection of chief ministers for Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh where the party recently won the assembly elections.Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with BJP MPs, will attend the meeting in the national capital, ANI reported.The buzz over BJP's chief ministerial picks has intensified amid reports that the party may go for a new line of leadership.A day ahead of the meeting, 10 BJP MPs who won the assembly elections in the three states resigned from Parliament.

Read More 6 December 2023 | 9:53 pm

Rae Bareli doctor kills wife, 2 kids; dies by suicide

A doctor employed at a Railway hospital in Mirzapur area in Rae Bareli allegedly murdered his wife, two children before taking his own life.

Read More 6 December 2023 | 9:27 pm

'Only proper players...': Vaughan welcomes Rahim to elite club

Former captain Mushfiqur Rahim on Wednesday became the first Bangladesh batter to be given out for 'obstructing the field' in a bizarre dismissal on the opening day of the second Test against New Zealand in Dhaka.

Read More 6 December 2023 | 9:19 pm

WPL 2024 likely to adopt multi-city format

The Women's Premier League is set to adopt a multi-city format, similar to the Indian Premier League. The final decision on venues is expected on December 9, but it is likely that matches will be played in Mumbai and Bengaluru, a departure from the single-city approach in the inaugural WPL. The decision is expected to be made on the day of the WPL auction. The move aims to expand the reach of women's cricket and capitalize on the growing interest in the sport. The inaugural WPL took place exclusively at the DY Patil Stadium and the Brabourne Stadium.

Read More 6 December 2023 | 9:07 pm

'How will they run PMO ...' Pranab's concerns on Rahul

Sharmishtha Mukherjee's forthcoming book, "Pranab My Father," offers a behind-the-scenes look into the political life of her father, Pranab Mukherjee, the former President of India. The book discusses Pranab's concerns about Rahul Gandhi's leadership abilities and his disappointment with Rahul's frequent disappearances. It also mentions Pranab's observations about Rahul's political maturity during visits to Rashtrapati Bhavan. The book shares a funny incident where Rahul showed up for a morning meeting when his office had mistakenly informed him it was in the evening.

Read More 6 December 2023 | 8:59 pm

Putin's Gulf tour: A strategic shift in Russia-Ukraine war?

Read More 6 December 2023 | 8:41 pm

UK to name Samir Shah as BBC head after row

The UK is set to name lifelong television industry veteran Samir Shah as chairman of the century-old British Broadcasting Corp.Shah, 71, who was previously a director on the BBC’s board and has held roles at the corporation leading political and current affairs television, will be announced in the role on Wednesday, according to a person familiar with the discussions. He’s currently chief executive officer of British production company Juniper Communications. He takes over from Richard Sharp, who resigned after an official inquiry found Sharp breached rules by failing to fully disclose ties to the UK’s Conservative Party leadership.

Read More 6 December 2023 | 8:24 pm

'Every batsmen...': Dravid on India's strategy for SA series

India's head coach, Rahul Dravid, has emphasized the importance of each player's match-winning contribution during the upcoming month-long tour of South Africa. The tour includes a three-match T20I series, a three-match ODI series, and a two-match Test series. Dravid highlighted the difficulty of batting on South African pitches, particularly in Centurion and Johannesburg, and the need for batters to have a clear game plan and batting responsibly. Dravid emphasised the significance of mental toughness over physical toughness in adapting to the conditions in South Africa.

Read More 6 December 2023 | 6:59 pm

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