Google Doodle celebrates 260th birth anniversary of Sake Dean Mahomed, first Indian author to publish a book in English
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Google Doodle celebrates 260th birth anniversary of Sake Dean Mahomed, first Indian author to publish a book in English

On 15 January, 2019 Google Doodle commemorates the 260th birth anniversary of the renowned Anglo-Indian traveller and entrepreneur Sake Dean Mahomed, who is credited to have introduced Indian cuisine and shampoo baths to Europe and the rest of the Western world.

Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist Philip Roth, known for the book American Pastoral, dies at 85
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Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist Philip Roth, known for the book American Pastoral, dies at 85

In his illustrious career as a writer, Philip Roth had won numerous accolades including a Pulitzer Prize and Man Booker International Prize to name a few.

Indians enslaved: Remembering a pernicious history of organised labour through cultural events
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Indians enslaved: Remembering a pernicious history of organised labour through cultural events

About a hundred years ago in March 1917, a pernicious system of organised labour came to an end. The indenture system under which Indian men, women and children were contracted to work as agricultural labour in distant colonies was abolished in 1917 after a long agitation in India. The Indian indenture system was the largest organized migration of its time. From 1835 to 1917, over a million Indians were taken to British, French and Dutch colonies and put to work.

Culling stray dogs: Civic bodies are inflicting needless suffering on man's best friend
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Culling stray dogs: Civic bodies are inflicting needless suffering on man's best friend

What is ownership? Do we own everything in the world? Is every plant, every creature a belonging of some human. Does it have no right to live?

ISRO chief believes India has the capability to develop a space station
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ISRO chief believes India has the capability to develop a space station

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman A S Kiran Kumar on Monday said the country has the capability to develop a space station, but it needed a long-term approach and an ambitious planning. His comment follows ISRO display of technological prowess last week by launching 104 satellites in a single mission.

'Weed-like' algae killing Great Barrier Reef corals, a new study warns
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'Weed-like' algae killing Great Barrier Reef corals, a new study warns

'Weed-like' algae is killing corals in Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef because of increased carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, a new study has warned.

Earth, Moon formed from similar materials: study
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Earth, Moon formed from similar materials: study

The Earth as well as the Moon and certain meteorites were formed from materials that were more similar, holding almost indistinguishable isotopic characteristics, a new study has found.

Researchers get first glimpse of rare galaxy with two rings
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Researchers get first glimpse of rare galaxy with two rings

Researchers have spotted for the first time an extremely rare type of galaxy whose elliptical-like core is surrounded by two circular rings

Children's rights unite Nobel laureates, world leaders in Delhi summit
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Children's rights unite Nobel laureates, world leaders in Delhi summit

The Laureates and Leaders for Children Summit is a first-of-its-kind congregation of global leaders to address the cause of children’s rights.

Calling Morocco TV channel's make-up tutorial on hiding domestic violence 'an error' is to miss the point
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Calling Morocco TV channel's make-up tutorial on hiding domestic violence 'an error' is to miss the point

Why is it that the struggle for equal rights for women is always a journey which takes one step forward but two steps back? Morocco TV channel's make-up tutorial on hiding domestic violence just confirms it.

Scientists have discovered new culprits who contribute to climate change
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Scientists have discovered new culprits who contribute to climate change

Scientists have discovered two new clusters of microorganisms contributing to climate change, the second major breakthrough in 12 months towards mapping the tree of life.

Say cheese: 'Facing the Camera' focuses on the evolution of studio photography in Nepal
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Say cheese: 'Facing the Camera' focuses on the evolution of studio photography in Nepal

Facing the camera: A history of Nepali studio photography is an exhibition that traces the evolution of the art form in the mountainous country.

High-tech India-British monsoon experiment raises hopes and questions
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High-tech India-British monsoon experiment raises hopes and questions

A high-tech monsoon experiment in the Bay of Bengal (BoB) in which British scientists will release underwater robotic vehicles, called gliders, and monitor them through aircraft packed with instruments has been security cleared at the highest level, a senior government official has said - but questions still remain.

Major space breakthrough: Astronomers discover giant planet orbiting a young star
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Major space breakthrough: Astronomers discover giant planet orbiting a young star

Astronomers discovered a giant planet, atleast eight times larger than Jupiter, that orbits a two million-year-old star about 450 light years from Earth.

Zika virus was present in Haiti before Brazil cases surfaced: Study
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Zika virus was present in Haiti before Brazil cases surfaced: Study

The Zika virus — linked to serious birth defects — may have been present in the Americas well before it was first identified in Brazil in March last year.

Un-bow-lievable stuff! Chinese scientists claim first dogs originated from China
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Un-bow-lievable stuff! Chinese scientists claim first dogs originated from China

Chinese scientists claimed that dogs originated in southern China some 33,000 years ago, disputing US research that domesticated dogs evolved 15,000 years ago in Central Asia

21 countries could be malaria-free by 2020, reports WHO
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21 countries could be malaria-free by 2020, reports WHO

Six countries in Africa, the continent where malaria is most widespread, could be free of the disease by 2020, according to a WHO report.

Digital Romance: Teens say breaking up over text is not cool, make it 'personal'
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Digital Romance: Teens say breaking up over text is not cool, make it 'personal'

Of six options, teens rate a personal meeting the best way to break up even if it’s really hard to do. On a 1-10 scale, this method gets more than 8 points.