Ocean microbes helped sustain life after asteroid impact wiped out dinosaurs, finds study

Ocean microbes helped sustain life after asteroid impact wiped out dinosaurs, finds study

Back in 2016, some researchers had drilled in the Chicxulub crater in the Gulf of Mexico. (Representative image: Reuters) Life on Earth: When dinosaurs were wiped off the face of the Earth by an asteroid collision 66 million years ago, it was the ocean microbes that flourished due to the impact, a new study has […]

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WhatsApp multiple-device feature in ‘final stages’ before beta release: Report

WhatsApp’s multiple devices feature could easily be one of the biggest updates on the instant messaging platform this year. The company has been spotted testing the feature numerous times. Now, a report suggests that WhatsApp may be in the final stages of testing the new feature. New aspects of the feature have been spotted on […]

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Amazon bribery case | One Indian and one Indian American among six indicted in the US, all you need to know

Amazon bribery case | One Indian and one Indian American among six indicted in the US, all you need to know

Six people, including an Indian national and an Indian-American, were indicted by a US grand jury on September 18 for conspiring to pay over $100,000 in commercial bribes to employees and contractors of Amazon for unfair competitive advantage on its merchant platform. Here’s everything you need to know about the case:  — All six were […]

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IMD predicts extremely heavy rainfall in these states on September 21-22

IMD predicts extremely heavy rainfall in these states on September 21-22

IMD prediction for September 20-22 The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday predicted widespread to extremely heavy rainfall during the next two-three days over coastal Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Yanam, Rayalaseema and Telangana. The department said that the low pressure area over northeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood with the associated cyclonic […]

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Covid blues: Govt’s liabilities jump 7% in June quarter

Covid blues: Govt’s liabilities jump 7% in June quarter

As of end-March, the total liabilities, which also include the liabilities under the ‘Public Account’, stood at Rs 94.62 lakh crore. The government’s total liabilities rose by a steep 7.1%, or Rs 6.73 lakh crore, in the April-June period to over Rs 101.35 lakh crore, against a 0.8% increase in the previous quarter, a finance […]

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TikTok owner ByteDance seeking $60 billion valuation in US deal

China’s ByteDance Ltd. is seeking a valuation of $60 billion for TikTok as Oracle Corp. and Walmart Inc. take stakes in the short-video app’s business to address U.S. security concerns, according to a person familiar with the matter. Oracle and Walmart have rights to buy 12.5% and 7.5% respectively of a newly established TikTok Global […]

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Week in review: Zerologon PoCs released, five steps to recover from ransomware, CISOs’ golden opportunity

Week in review: Zerologon PoCs released, five steps to recover from ransomware, CISOs’ golden opportunity

Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news, reviews and articles: Most people ignore QR code security concernsQR codes are rising in popularity and use, according to a consumer sentiment study by MobileIron. Sixty-four percent of respondents stated that a QR code makes life easier in a touchless world – despite a […]

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Karnataka CM Yediyurappa discusses state’s development with PM Modi, invites to inaugurate Bengaluru tech summit

Karnataka CM Yediyurappa discusses state’s development with PM Modi, invites to inaugurate Bengaluru tech summit

The state government’s flagship ‘Bengaluru Tech Summit’, actually scheduled in September this year, was postponed to November in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and discussed various developmental issues pertaining to the state. He also invited Modi to inaugurate the […]

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