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Bakri Eid 2020 date: Festival to be celebrated on 1 August; here's all you need to know about its significance
India

Bakri Eid 2020 date: Festival to be celebrated on 1 August; here's all you need to know about its significance

Bakri Eid commemorates the story in the Quran of God appearing to Ibrahim in a dream and commanding him to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience.

World Hepatitis Day 2020: Infection causes inflammation of liver, can even lead to cancer
Health

World Hepatitis Day 2020: Infection causes inflammation of liver, can even lead to cancer

According to the World Health Organisation, around 325 million people globally are living with hepatitis infection.

Unabated global warming is driving polar bears toward extinction, say researchers
science

Unabated global warming is driving polar bears toward extinction, say researchers

The fate of polar bears has long been a flashpoint in the debate over human-caused climate change, used by scientists and environmentalists as well as deniers in their arguments

Life after coronavirus: A look at what recovery from COVID-19 may look like for many survivors
science

Life after coronavirus: A look at what recovery from COVID-19 may look like for many survivors

Hundreds of thousands of seriously ill coronavirus patients who survive and leave the hospital are facing a new and difficult challenge: Recovery

As Donald Trump warns of 'scandal of our times', here are the facts about mail-in voting and voter fraud in the US
World

As Donald Trump warns of 'scandal of our times', here are the facts about mail-in voting and voter fraud in the US

As US states grapple with how to safely carry out elections during a pandemic, President Donald Trump has made an escalating series of fantastical — and false — accusations about the risks of embracing mail voting

Treating COVID-19: As widely-available steroid dexamethasone raises hopes, a look at other potential treatments in trials already
World

Treating COVID-19: As widely-available steroid dexamethasone raises hopes, a look at other potential treatments in trials already

So far there are no approved treatments for the coronavirus infection which has claimed more than 443,000 lives globally and 9,900 in India alone

World Blood Donor Day 2020: Donating while menstruating and 11 other questions you may have about giving blood
Health

World Blood Donor Day 2020: Donating while menstruating and 11 other questions you may have about giving blood

World Blood Donor Day 2020: Donating while menstruating and 11 other questions you may have about giving blood World Blood Donor Day is observed every year on June 14th to raise more awareness about the act of donating blood and celebrate the ones who save countless lives by doing it. There are many among us who want to donate blood but are held back by misinformation and doubts about the procedure of it

As calls mount to defund or disband police departments across the US, here's what such a process would actually entail
World

As calls mount to defund or disband police departments across the US, here's what such a process would actually entail

A veto-proof majority of the Minneapolis City Council pledged on Sunday to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department, promising to create a new system of public safety in a city where law enforcement has long been accused of racism

World Creativity and Innovation Day 2020: First celebrated in 2018, occasion aims to highlight role of creativity in achieving SDGs
World

World Creativity and Innovation Day 2020: First celebrated in 2018, occasion aims to highlight role of creativity in achieving SDGs

According to the UN, innovation, creativity and mass entrepreneurship can give new impetus to economic growth and job creation.

World Art Day 2020: Occasion marks Leonardo Da Vinci's birth anniversary, aims to create awareness about diversity of artistic expression
World

World Art Day 2020: Occasion marks Leonardo Da Vinci's birth anniversary, aims to create awareness about diversity of artistic expression

The day was adopted by the International Association of Art, a partner of UNESCO, to create awareness of creative activity worldwide.

Hydroxychloroquine and Coronavirus: All you need to know about drug that may be key in COVID-19 fight
Health

Hydroxychloroquine and Coronavirus: All you need to know about drug that may be key in COVID-19 fight

According to government data, India is capable of producing 40 metric tonnes of hydroxycholoroquine every month, that is 20 crore 200 mg tablets

Coronavirus explainer: 'What are the symptoms?', 'Is there a cure?' and other COVID-19 questions answered
World

Coronavirus explainer: 'What are the symptoms?', 'Is there a cure?' and other COVID-19 questions answered

As the coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, the news is coming at a fast and furious pace. But don’t let the volume send you into a panic about your health and that of your loved ones

Post of Chief of Defence Staff comes at a time of flux in military-civil relations, challenge will be identifying and plugging defence loopholes
India

Post of Chief of Defence Staff comes at a time of flux in military-civil relations, challenge will be identifying and plugging defence loopholes

As the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) for Indian Armed Forces is set to materialise, write-ups have proliferated advocating a star-embedded, Leviathan size CDS with overarching powers.

Cyberabad Police chief Vishwanath C Sajjanar the common factor in 2008 Warangal and 2019 Hyderabad incidents
India

Cyberabad Police chief Vishwanath C Sajjanar the common factor in 2008 Warangal and 2019 Hyderabad incidents

Vishwanath C Sajjanar, the Cyberabad police commissioner, was SP in Warangal police when three men accused of an acid attack were gunned down in an alleged encounter in 2015.

'Dying' for a better life: At South Korean healing centre, people fake funerals to seek reconciliation with loved ones
World

'Dying' for a better life: At South Korean healing centre, people fake funerals to seek reconciliation with loved ones

Funeral company Hyowon began offering the living funerals to help people appreciate their lives, and seek forgiveness and reconciliation.

Haryana government formation: Manohar Lal Khattar sworn in as CM for second innings; JJP's Dushyant Chautala takes oath as deputy CM
Politics

Haryana government formation: Manohar Lal Khattar sworn in as CM for second innings; JJP's Dushyant Chautala takes oath as deputy CM

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set for a second term in Haryana, as part of a coalition with the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) after Manohar Lal Khattar and JJP chief Dushyant Chautala on Sunday took oath as chief minister and deputy chief minister respectively.

Haryana govt formation updates: Manohar Lal Khattar sworn-in for 'second innings' as CM, Dushyant Chautala takes oath deputy CM
Politics

Haryana govt formation updates: Manohar Lal Khattar sworn-in for 'second innings' as CM, Dushyant Chautala takes oath deputy CM

Haryana govt formation LIVE updates: BJP leader Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday took the oath of office as Haryana chief minister for the second consecutive term. Khattar has begun his 'second innings' in a coalition government with the JJP

From guitarfish with no lids to a squid with orange-sized lenses, the animal kingdom's eyes are proof of nature's creativity
India

From guitarfish with no lids to a squid with orange-sized lenses, the animal kingdom's eyes are proof of nature's creativity

The animal kingdom, however, has the strangest, most complex eyes within it, from six-eyed spiders to geckos that can see 350 times better than humans. Some animals see infrared and ultraviolet, parts of the spectrum not visible to humans. Some animals even use their eyes to frighten predators or, like butterflies, imitate the eyes of larger animals with completely different parts of their bodies

Satya Pal Malik likely to become J&K L-G: Governor prescribed President's Rule in state, defended 'blackout' after Article 370 revocation
India

Satya Pal Malik likely to become J&K L-G: Governor prescribed President's Rule in state, defended 'blackout' after Article 370 revocation

73-year-old Satya Pal Malik has been associated with almost all political hues, starting as a socialist student leader in Meerut University to the vice president of the BJP

Brexit delay looms over UK Parliament after British MPs reject Boris Johnson's bid to force new divorce deal, demand more time to debate pact
World

Brexit delay looms over UK Parliament after British MPs reject Boris Johnson's bid to force new divorce deal, demand more time to debate pact

European Council President Donald Tusk said Tuesday he will recommend EU leaders grant another Brexit extension, hours after British MPs rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson's bid to force his divorce deal through parliament this week