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India Bans on Most Popular Game Show Fear of Creating ‘Psychopaths’

After China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd. introduced a mobile version of the death match that’s free to play, it has become the most popular smartphone game in the world, with enthusiasts from the U.S. to Russia to Malaysia. Nowhere has resistance to the game been quite like India. Multiple cities have banned PUBG, as it’s known, and police in Western India arrested 10 university students for playing.
Tags: Science, China, Russia, India, Malaysia, Western India, Tencent Holdings Ltd, PUBG


India Bans Most Popular Game Over Fear of Creating ‘Psychopaths’

After China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd. introduced a mobile version of the death match that’s free to play, it has become the most popular smartphone game in the world, with enthusiasts from the U.S. to Russia to Malaysia. Nowhere has resistance to the game been quite like India. Multiple cities have banned PUBG, as it’s known, and police in Western India arrested 10 university students for playing.
Tags: Science, China, Russia, India, Malaysia, Western India, Tencent Holdings Ltd, PUBG


Mariner's Astrolabe from 1503 Shipwreck Is World's Oldest

A rare navigational tool has snagged a Guinness World Record as the oldest mariner's astrolabe.The astrolabe dates to between 1496 and 1501; it sank to the bottom with a shipwreck in 1503 near the coast of the island of Al-Ḥallānīyah, in what is now Oman. The find is one of only 104 historical astrolabes in existence."It is a great privilege to find something so rare, something so historically important," David Mearns, an oceanographer at Blue Water Recovery, said in a 2017 statement after t...
Tags: England, Science, India, Portugal, Oman, University of Warwick, Lisbon, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, Mearns, David Mearns, Blue Water Recovery, International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, Vicente Sodre, Al Ḥallānīyah, Vasco da Gama Sodre


18-Year-Old Arrested in New Zealand For Sharing Terrorist's Facebook Video 

An 18-year-old man who shared a video of Friday’s terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand has been charged with distributing the video and inciting violence. The man allegedly posted a photo of one of the mosques targeted in Friday’s attacks with the words “target acquired.” He faces up to 28 years in prison,…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Guns, Youtube, Russia, India, Social Media, Egypt, Terrorism, New Zealand, Donald Trump, Facebook Video, Christchurch New Zealand, President Trump, Jacinda Ardern


Mukesh Ambani Bails Younger Brother Anil Out of Jail Trouble

The embattled former billionaire, Anil Ambani, thanked his brother Mukesh and sister-in-law after Anil’s Reliance Communications Ltd. completed the required 5.5 billion rupee ($80 million) payment to a local unit of Ericsson AB for past maintenance services provided to his group. Repeated failures to pay and Anil’s personal guarantee landed him in trouble in February, with India’s top court giving him a month’s notice to comply or face prison. “My sincere and heartfelt thanks to my respected e...
Tags: Science, India, Anil Ambani, Reliance Communications Ltd, Anil, Ericsson AB, Mukesh Ambani, Mukesh, Nita


Brotherly love at Reliance? India's Mukesh Ambani provides 'support' to brother Anil as debt paid off

India's richest man Mukesh Ambani, who controls oil-to-telecoms powerhouse Reliance Industries that is now worth many times the troubled business group run by his younger brother Anil, appears to have offered some kind of support to ensure Anil paid off a 5.5 billion rupees ($80 million) debt. If Anil didn't pay the debt, then he had been threatened by India's Supreme Court with a prison term. The nature of the backing and how it was delivered is unclear, but in a statement Anil Ambani thanked...
Tags: Science, India, Anil Ambani, Reliance, Reliance Industries, Anil, India s Supreme Court, Mukesh Ambani


School buses, patients held up by Indian roadblocks on main Kashmir highway

Tensions in Kashmir, a mountainous region claimed by both India and Pakistan, have been elevated since a suicide car bomb attack killed 40 Indian paramilitary police in the region on Feb. 14. Hundreds of thousands of Indian troops patrol the valley, and motorists say security around military convoys has increased delays. Roadblocks on a 100-kilometre (60-mile) stretch of NH-44, Kashmir's picturesque main highway linking the summer capital of Srinagar with the rest of India, are sometimes trebl...
Tags: Science, India, Pakistan, Kashmir, Srinagar


World's oldest ship's bell and astrolabe discovered in 516-year-old Portuguese wreck off Oman

The world’s oldest ship’s bell has been discovered by a British team of scientists following recovery from the 516-year-old wreck of a Portuguese vessel found off Oman. Guinness World Records have verified the artifact, along with a rare type of early navigation device, as the oldest of its type after marine archaeologists and historians identified the stricken ship as one involved in the pioneering days of East Indies exploration. Commanded by the uncle of the famous explorer Vasco da Gama, the...
Tags: UK, Science, India, Royal Navy, Oman, Muscat, University of Warwick, Namibia, Vasco Da Gama, Lisbon, Warwick, Mark Williams, WMG, Esmeralda, Gulf of Aden, East Indies


Earliest known Mariner's Astrolabe research published today to go in Guinness Book of Records

Guinness World Records have independently certified an astrolabe excavated from the wreck site of a Portuguese Armada Ship that was part of Vasco da Gama's second voyage to India in 1502-1503 as the oldest in the world, and have separately certified a ship's bell (dated 1498) recovered from the same wreck site also as the oldest in the world.
Tags: Science, India, Guinness World Records, Vasco Da Gama, Mariner


Here's a running list of all the ways climate change has altered Earth in 2019

Earth is now the warmest it's been in some 120,000 years. Eighteen of the last 19 years have been the warmest on record. And concentrations of carbon dioxide -- a potent greenhouse gas -- are likely the highest they've been in 15 million years. The consequences of such a globally-disrupted climate are many, and it's understandably difficult to keep track. To help, here's a list of climate-relevant news that has transpired in 2019, from historically unprecedented disappearances of...
Tags: Texas, Science, California, Washington, White House, China, India, New York City, Nasa, Earth, Afghanistan, United States, Harvard University, International Space Station, House, Antarctica


Indian Scientists Measure 1.3-Billion-Volt Thunderstorm, the Strongest on Record

Scientists in India observed the highest-voltage thunderstorm ever documented with the help of a subatomic particle you might not hear much about: the muon.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, India, Physics, Lightning, Electricity, Radiation, Crazy Weather


India follows China's lead, bans plastic waste imports

Another door has closed for Western nations hoping to dump their trash overseas. Maybe it's time for another model?
Tags: Science, News, China, India


Sea Warriors: Why India's Aircraft Carriers Are Ready for a Fight

India has committed to carrier aviation and has the resources and experience to develop a successful force. However, India still faces some big decisions, including the choice of a new carrier fighter and the design characteristics of its flagship class of fleet carriers. Much will depend on how successfully India masters the difficulties of large-scale shipbuilding, and how well it integrates new technologies into the design and construction process.
Tags: Science, India


U.S. and India commit to building six nuclear power plants

The United States and India on Wednesday agreed to strengthen security and civil nuclear cooperation, including building six U.S. nuclear power plants in India, the two countries said in a joint statement. The United States under President Donald Trump has been looking to sell more energy products to India, the world’s third-biggest buyer of oil. The talks involved Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and Andrea Thompson, the U.S. undersecretary of state for arms control and international se...
Tags: Science, India, United States, Donald Trump, Andrea Thompson, Vijay Gokhale


Newly Discovered 'Starry Dwarf Frog' Wears a Galaxy on Its Back, Hides in Dead Leaves

On a lonely plateau in India's Western Ghat mountains, an ancient family of frogs has quietly hidden among the fallen leaves for millions of years, evading human detection. Measuring about the width of a human adult's thumbnail, these tiny frogs sleep by day, hunt by night and wear a galaxy of light-blue speckles on their brown backs to blend in with their dark, little world.Now, for the first time, a team of researchers, has described the quiet little amphibian. The team has dubbed this...
Tags: Science, India, Galapagos Islands, George Washington University, Florida Museum of Natural History, Western Ghat, Freaky Frog Photos, David Blackburn, Seenapuram Palaniswamy Vijayakumar, Colorful Frogs


India's main opposition promises jobs for women amid heated election campaign

Over the last week, two powerful parties from eastern India said they would field women in a third of parliamentary races, putting pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and other big parties to follow suit. India ranks at 149 out of 193 countries - worse than neighboring Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Pakistan - for the percentage of women in national parliaments, according to the Inter-Parliamentary Union, an independent organization promoting demo...
Tags: Science, India, Narendra Modi, Pakistan, Bharatiya Janata Party BJP, Inter Parliamentary Union, Afghanistan Bhutan Bangladesh


US says 'no basis' to ground Boeing 737 MAX jets after crash

The United States said Tuesday there is "no basis" to ground Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, after a second deadly crash involving the model in less than five months prompted governments worldwide to ban the aircraft. Despite the aviation giant's assurances that the plane is safe and reliable, the European Union, Britain and India joined China and other countries grounding the plane or banning it from their airspace as they await the results of the investigation into the crash. "Thus far, our review...
Tags: Science, China, India, US, United States, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, European Union Britain, Daniel Elwell


Modi’s Drive to Protect India’s Sacred Cows Divides Voters

Reports of clashes between the two groups have surged after a clampdown on cattle trading and illegal abattoirs prompted dairy farmers to abandon unwanted livestock on the streets. “No one cared about stray cows before,” said Khan, wearing his service revolver and police radio.
Tags: Science, India, Khan, Modi


US says 'no basis' to ground Boeing 737 MAX jets after crash

The United States said Tuesday there is "no basis" to ground Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, after a second deadly crash involving the model in less than five months prompted governments worldwide to ban the aircraft. Despite the aviation giant's assurances that the plane is safe and reliable, the European Union, Britain and India joined China and other countries grounding the plane or banning it from their airspace as they await the results of the investigation into the crash. "Thus far, our review...
Tags: Science, China, India, US, United States, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, European Union Britain, Daniel Elwell


Pressure builds on US to ground Boeing 737 MAX jets after Ethiopia crash

The United States stood increasingly isolated Tuesday over its refusal to ground Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, after a second deadly crash in less than five months prompted governments worldwide to ban the aircraft. Despite the aviation giant's assurances that the plane is safe and reliable, the European Union, Britain and India joined China and other countries that either grounded the best-selling workhorse plane or banned it from their airspace as they await the investigation into the crash. The...
Tags: Science, China, India, US, United States, Ethiopia, Boeing, European Union Britain


Orange-bellied 'starry dwarf frog' discovered in Indian mountains

Astrobatrachus kurichiyana lurks in leaf litter and is sole member of an ancient lineageAn orange-bellied frog with a brown back, covered in tiny spots that resemble a starry sky, has been discovered in a mountain range in India, surprising researchers who said its ancestors branched off on the evolutionary tree from other members of the same frog family tens of millions of years ago.The frog, which is about 2cm to 3cm long, has been named Astrobatrachus kurichiyana, although some might prefer i...
Tags: Science, Animals, India, Environment, World news, South and Central Asia, Amphibians


Why India is a world leader in waste paper

Ever wondered what happens to the household waste paper thrown out for recycling in Europe and the US?
Tags: Europe, Science, India, US


U.S. presses India to stop buying oil from Venezuela's Maduro: envoy

You should be on the side of the Venezuelan people," Elliott Abrams told Reuters in an interview. The Trump administration has given the same message to other governments, Abrams said, and has made a similar argument to foreign banks and companies doing business with Maduro. Abrams described the U.S. approach as "arguing, cajoling, urging." The talks with India come as the United States and its regional allies, who back Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, threaten more sanctions to cut ...
Tags: Science, India, United States, Venezuela, Trump, Reuters, Abrams, Maduro, Elliott Abrams, Juan Guaido, Maduro Abrams


U.S. pressing India to stop buying Venezuelan oil: envoy

"We say you should not be helping this regime, you should be on the side of the Venezuelan people," Elliott Abrams told Reuters in an interview. The Trump administration has given the same message to other governments, Abrams said, and has made a similar argument to foreign banks and private companies doing business with the Maduro government. Abrams described the U.S. approach as "arguing, cajoling, urging." The pressure on India comes as the United States and its regional allies, who back V...
Tags: Science, India, United States, Trump, Reuters, Abrams, Maduro, Elliott Abrams, Juan Guaido


Gender equality in STEM is possible. These countries prove it

There should be no shortage of inspirational role models for young girls dreaming of a career in science. Women have been responsible for some of the most important scientific breakthroughs that shaped the modern world, from Marie Curie's discoveries about radiation, to Grace Hopper's groundbreaking work on computer programming, and Barbara McClintock's pioneering approach to genetics.But too often their stories aren't just about the difficulties they faced in cracking some of the toughest probl...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Gender, UK, Science, Germany, Angela Merkel, India, Women, Eu, Unesco, Engineering, Innovation, New Zealand, Argentina, Denmark


China Will Need Free Education and Healthcare to Slow and Reverse Baby Bust

India will pass China’s population level in 2020 or 2021. China had 7 million few babies in 2018 than expected. China only had 15.2 million babies in 2018 versus an expectation of 21-23... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Science, Technology, China, India, Future, World, Innovation, Population, Economic Impact, China Will Need Free Education and Healthcare


Spotify Shares Rise on Reports of 1 Million New Users in India

The shares rose 3.7 percent at 3:42 p.m. in New York, on pace for their biggest gain since Jan. 14. Billboard reported Monday afternoon that the music streaming service signed up more than a million unique users for free and premium offerings less than a week after launching in India. India has been regarded as the next go-to market for streaming services as local telecom providers have poured billions of dollars into bringing the country online.
Tags: New York, Science, India, India India


Opium-Addicted Parrots Are Terrorizing Poppy Farms in India

Poppy farmers in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India have reportedly run into some trouble while cultivating this season's crops. In addition to inconsistent rainfall putting a damper on things, flocks of persistent parrots -- presumed to be addicted to opium -- are rampaging through the poppy farms, sometimes making 40 visits a day to get their fix."One poppy flower gives around 20 to 25 grams of opium. But a large group of parrots feed on these plants around 30 to 40 times a day," one pop...
Tags: Science, India, America, Daily Mail, Madhya Pradesh, NDTV, India Today, Neemuch, Neemuch Madhya Pradesh


Study shows success of measles vaccine campaigns in India

A mass measles vaccination campaign saved tens of thousands of children's lives in India between 2010 and 2013, according to a report published today in eLife.
Tags: Science, India


Hundreds of Exotic Turtles and Tortoises Wrapped in Duct Tape Found in Airport Luggage

The Indian star tortoise native to parts of India has been declining in the wild since at least 2000. Why? People want them as pets. A stark reminder of this fact came on Sunday, after authorities in the Philippine’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport found some 1,500 live turtles and tortoises inside four abandoned…Read more...
Tags: Science, India, Philippines, Endangered Species, Wildlife Trafficking, Philippine, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, For The Love Of Turtles



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