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Thursday, January 23, 2020
How new tech is raising the bar for lab-grown and vegetarian meats
January 23, 2020 9:20:30 am

Plant-based alternative “mock meats” made of soya, jackfruit, mushrooms etc., have been around for a while; what is different now is the extent and sophistication of the technological intervention to create “meat” that is remarkably similar to the real thing in taste and texture.

January 23, 2020 7:48:18 am

A constable astride a horse is seen as more able to command fear and respect from an unruly crowd, which he or she might not have commanded on the ground.

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January 23, 2020 7:41:52 am

A UN report has confirmed that a WhatsApp video sent by the Saudi Crown Prince to the Amazon founder contained code that stole data from the latter’s phone. Pegasus spyware was likely used in the hacking

Fact Check: European royals, besides Harry and Meghan, who ‘stepped back’
January 22, 2020 8:42:53 am

Like Harry and Meghan, royals in other parts of Europe too, have had trouble confining themselves solely to traditional duties, and have tried to pursue professional careers.

January 22, 2020 8:30:41 am

Executive capital Visakhapatnam is 700 km from judicial capital Kurnool, and 400 km from legislative capital Amaravati. The Amaravati-Kurnool distance is 370 km. The time and costs of travel will be significant.

January 22, 2020 8:32:18 am

Wuhan remains the epicentre of the outbreak, with China’s National Health Commission reporting 270 cases for Hubei as a whole as of Tuesday morning.

Explained: After Zomato eats Uber
January 22, 2020 8:44:53 am

Uber has sold its food-delivery operations to Zomato in an all-stock deal. What is the big picture in India’s online food-delivery market? How will the Zomato-Swiggy duopoly impact restaurants and consumers?

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January 21, 2020 8:47:29 am

The report said that India’s richest 1% hold more than four times the wealth held by the 953 million who make up for the bottom 70% of the country’s population.

Personal privacy vs public safety: How Apple vs FBI frames a big tech debate
January 21, 2020 8:37:52 am

This is the second time in four years that Apple is at the centre of a battle that pits personal privacy against public safety.

Explained: What is Xenobot?
January 21, 2020 8:35:00 am

Scientists in the United States have named the millimetre-wide robots “xenobots” — after the species of aquatic frog found across sub-Saharan Africa from Nigeria and Sudan to South Africa, Xenopus laevis.

Simply put: Contesting claims over Sai Baba
January 21, 2020 11:36:54 am

A proposed Rs 100 crore grant for Baba’s ‘birthplace’ Pathri has triggered anger in Shirdi, the town synonymous with the saint. What is the basis of Pathri’s claim? Is the quarrel rooted in faith or insecurity?

Starr turn in impeachment drama: Why Donald Trump’s case recalls Bill Clinton’s
January 20, 2020 8:38:45 am

Experts were divided on whether Starr would aid Trump’s defence, or prove to be a handicap as he seeks to make arguments that could be exactly opposite of what he said back in 1998.

Explained: Already low, how India-Pakistan trade nearly collapsed in 2019
January 20, 2020 10:20:22 am

Tensions between India and Pakistan in 2019 have reduced the already low volumes of trade between the two countries to near zero.

Explained: How IVF is reversing an imminent extinction
January 20, 2020 8:45:17 am

The death of Sudan, who was earlier at the Dvur Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic, left the world with only two northern white rhinos, Najin, 30, and Fatu, 19 — both female.

Explained: What is the agreement to settle Bru refugees in Tripura
January 20, 2020 9:21:43 am

Centre, Tripura, and Mizoram have signed an agreement with the Bru/Reang community that promises to end their 23-year-old internal displacement crisis. How did the deal come about, and what happens now?

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January 20, 2020 9:54:58 am

In November 2018, the state Urban Development Department accorded the Hyperloop project the status of a ‘Public Infrastructure Project’ and gave the go-ahead to award the work using the Swiss Challenge Method.

Yada Yada Virus: A new pathogen discovery that’s just, well, yada yada
January 18, 2020 7:42:03 am

Yada Yada is an alphavirus, a group of viruses that the researchers described as “small, single-stranded positive-sense RNA viruses (that) include species important to human and animal health..."

Telling Numbers: In 2019, fewer death sentences overall
January 18, 2020 8:33:25 am

One out of two sentences were for sexual violence-murder; in three out of four sexual violence-murder death sentences, children were the killer’s victims.

Fact Check: How 2019 amendment changed 2008 NIA Act
January 18, 2020 7:44:10 am

The NIA Act was enacted in the aftermath of the Mumbai terrorist attacks of 2008. A decade later, the Act was amended with the objective of speedy investigation and prosecution of certain offences, including those committed outside India.

January 18, 2020 8:04:18 am

The monsoon is supposed to begin on June 1, and withdraw fully by September 30. Over the past many years, however, significant changes have been seen in precipitation patterns. So, the ‘normals’ are now set to shift.