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June 22, 2018 9:46:54 am

Iran, the Saudis’ great adversary in the Middle East, is smarting under US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the 2015 nuclear accord, and wants to convey its hold on the cartel while mopping up as much oil revenue.

June 22, 2018 8:43:41 am

India has hiked duty on 29 kinds of goods imported from the US, following a similar move by the US on what it imports. What are these goods, and how much extra duty has India targeted with its move?

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June 22, 2018 10:02:33 am

The explanation lies in Earth’s tilt. The planet’s axis of rotation is tilted at an angle of 23.5°C. This tilt — combined with factors such as Earth’s spin and orbit — leads to variations in the duration of sunlight on any location on different days of the year.

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June 22, 2018 8:46:37 am

Economists have raised their growth estimates for the second quarter to an annualised rate of nearly 5%, more than double the pace of the previous period.

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June 21, 2018 9:01:46 am

Moonlight Maze also set off the first serious efforts by the US to defend its networks and form its own offensive cyber forces.

June 21, 2018 8:44:31 am

The first thing is to understand an exoplanet’s characteristics and fundamental parameters like mass, radius, what kind of atmosphere it has.

June 21, 2018 8:44:26 am

The CBI has claimed that it wrote to the US, the UK, Belgium, France, Singapore and the UAE between April 25 and May 28 —which was after Nirav Modi had already made a few trips on his revoked passports.

Odisha: Naveen Patnaik tells officials to remain prepared for possible calamities
June 21, 2018 10:59:40 am

The Odisha BJP has since been arguing with Patnaik’s BJD over the relative merits of BSKY and the Centre’s Ayushman Bharat Yojana or National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS).

June 20, 2018 6:40:14 am

Home Ministry issues new specifications for such suits for CRPF personnel. What do these protect against?

June 20, 2018 8:32:59 am

The collapse of the PDP-BJP coalition sets Jammu and Kashmir on course for its 8th spell of Governor's rule. A look back at the previous spells, ranging from as short as 15 days to as long as 6 years.

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June 20, 2018 8:35:23 am

"Our findings could be helpful in deciding how to allocate resources to prevent cardiovascular disease to those most in need,” study author Dr Pascal Geldsetzer, of the Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, said.

Why Delhi is covered by a thick layer of dust
June 20, 2018 10:04:19 am

A thick layer of dust hung over Delhi last week, keeping the air quality ‘severe’. It seemed odd because it happened in the peak summer, which is generally considered the off-season for air pollution in Delhi.

In the liver’s secrets, new hope for medicine
June 19, 2018 1:00:54 am

From the Lab — The research: The mechanism through which the liver regulates fat secretion into the bloodstream

Can mass jumping by World Cup fans trigger an ‘artificial earthquake’?
June 19, 2018 1:00:50 am

This is not the first time that “earthquakes” have been attributed to sports fans. It has happened even in India: during IPL matches, there are readings on a seismograph whenever a boundary is scored.

47 Indian journalists killed in 16 years, 33 of them murder targets
June 19, 2018 4:04:41 am

Since 1992, 47 journalists have been killed in India. These 47 are out of 1,305 journalists killed worldwide in these 16 years — either murdered or killed in crossfire or on dangerous assignments.

CBI books Gujarat based firm for Rs 82 crore loan default
June 19, 2018 4:02:56 am

New RBI data on India’s Balance of Payments (BoP) for 2017-18 show current account deficit (CAD) at $48.72 bn, the highest since the record $88.16 bn of 2012-13. With CAD expected to widen to $75 bn during this fiscal, how vulnerable is the overall BoP position today?

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June 18, 2018 1:50:24 am

To the Khasis, the Mazhabis are outsiders who practise a different faith, and dominate a semi-governmental job market over which they have no control. Economic anxieties underlie the assertions of the Khasi identity.

June 18, 2018 1:02:34 am

From roughly 18,000 candidates for admission to the IITs, the list has now been extended to almost 32,000. Boys continue to outnumber girls — now at nearly 28,000 to 4,000, or 7 to 1. 

June 18, 2018 12:43:16 am

Harvard, whose admissions process remains a closely guarded secret, denied the allegation, saying “soft traits” like character and personality were key to making decisions in its situation.

June 18, 2018 12:33:59 am

Union Cabinet gets an update on progress of special committee. What is this panel, and which rivers does its latest report cover?