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Government Appoints Vice-Chancellor In West Bengal University Ignoring Governor’s Choice

Government Appoints Vice-Chancellor In West Bengal University Ignoring Governor’s Choice

The West Bengal government on Friday engaged a new Vice-Chancellor for Diamond Harbour Women’s University (DHWU) hours after Chancellor and state Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar appointed for the post another person who expressed “unwillingness” to accept it on personal grounds. The education department appointed Prof Soma Bandyopadhyay as the VC of DHWU after the resignation of [...]

January 19, 2022 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Government Appoints Vice-Chancellor In West Bengal University Ignoring Governor’s Choice

Here’s how much money Apple CEO Tim Cook made in 2021

Here’s how much money Apple CEO Tim Cook made in 2021

Apple CEO Tim Cook received $98.73 million in compensation in the company’s fiscal 2021, according to an SEC filing published on Thursday. The pay disclosure comes after a stellar year for Apple in which it reported 33% revenue growth and more than $365 billion in sales. The disclosure covers Apple’s fiscal year, which began in September 2020 [...]

January 18, 2022 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Here’s how much money Apple CEO Tim Cook made in 2021

Taliban say Afghan women can’t go on long-distance road trips ‘without male escort’

Taliban say Afghan women can’t go on long-distance road trips ‘without male escort’

Afghanistan’s Taliban authorities said Sunday that women seeking to travel long distances should not be offered road transport unless they are accompanied by a close male relative. The guidance issued by the Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice drew condemnation from rights activists and called on vehicle owners to refuse rides to women [...]

January 17, 2022 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Taliban say Afghan women can’t go on long-distance road trips ‘without male escort’

Netflix plans get price cut for India; now start at Rs 149: Here are the details

Netflix plans get price cut for India; now start at Rs 149: Here are the details

Netflix has announced new and reduced prices for plans in India, with the mobile-only plan now starting at Rs 149 per month, instead of the earlier Rs 199 per month. The new plans will be applicable for all customers. The move is likely part of Netflix’s attempts to woo more subscribers in the country given [...]

January 15, 2022 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Netflix plans get price cut for India; now start at Rs 149: Here are the details

Samsung Galaxy A52 is also getting the One UI 4 stable update

Samsung Galaxy A52 is also getting the One UI 4 stable update

Samsung is expanding its stable One UI 4 update to yet another Galaxy A-series phone, this time its the Galaxy A52. Just a day after it started seeding the Android-12 based update to the Galaxy A72, Samsung went ahead and added the smaller A52 to the mix. The new firmware comes bearing the A525FXXU4BUL8 identifier and is [...]

January 14, 2022 Loknath Das News Comments Off on Samsung Galaxy A52 is also getting the One UI 4 stable update

The big climate circus is in town: What to expect at COP26 in Glasgow

The big climate circus is in town: What to expect at COP26 in Glasgow

The stage is set, the bright lights are on, the world’s attention will be sharply focused on a small Scottish town in the United Kingdom. Can the acrobatics of diplomacy scale down the ups and downs of freak weather conditions? Can the jamboree of volunteers, protesters, and world leaders pull off a mighty feat and [...]

January 13, 2022 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on The big climate circus is in town: What to expect at COP26 in Glasgow

Covishield will be administered at 75 hospitals, COVAXIN at 6

Covishield will be administered at 75 hospitals, COVAXIN at 6

As India awaits the vaccine roll-out anxiously, the Delhi government on Friday announced that the Serum Institute of India (SII)-manufactured Covishield vaccine will be administered at 75 Delhi government and private hospitals while Bharat Biotech`s COVAXIN will be given at six hospitals run by the Central government in the national capital. “Such a clear classification [...]

January 12, 2022 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Covishield will be administered at 75 hospitals, COVAXIN at 6

CAT 2021 result: No girl topper for the fourth consecutive year

CAT 2021 result: No girl topper for the fourth consecutive year

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad on January 3 announced the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2021 results. A total of 9 candidates secured 100 percentile of which all are male students. A total of 19 candidates (all male) secured 99.99 percentiles. Of the 19 candidates who have achieved the 99.98 percentile, only one is female. For [...]

January 11, 2022 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on CAT 2021 result: No girl topper for the fourth consecutive year

Ten ways to beat winter laziness and stay healthy

Ten ways to beat winter laziness and stay healthy

      It is natural to feel lazy in the winter months. The plummeting temperature makes many want to stay under the blanket for longer hours, skipping their workout sessions. But, in the cold months, there are a few things to worry about from the point of view of health. Showing signs of laziness [...]

January 9, 2022 Loknath Das News Comments Off on Ten ways to beat winter laziness and stay healthy

Earth’s Surface Water May Have Come From Space, Scientists Believe

Earth’s Surface Water May Have Come From Space, Scientists Believe

Earth looks incredible when seen from space, thanks to its blue cover of water bodies. Astronomers have captured the breathtaking beauty of our planet in countless photographs and videos. But has this planet always been like what it is today? How did 70 percent of Earth’s surface get covered with water? Scientists have long argued [...]

January 8, 2022 Loknath Das News Comments Off on Earth’s Surface Water May Have Come From Space, Scientists Believe

‘IHU’ variant of Covid-19: few cases, limited spread

‘IHU’ variant of Covid-19: few cases, limited spread

Even as the Omicron variant of the coronavirus continues to infect people in large numbers across the world, news about the emergence of another highly-mutated variant spread rapidly on Tuesday, raising fears of yet another wave of infections. This variant, B.1.640, has been found mostly in France so far, although it has also been detected in several other countries. The variant [...]

January 5, 2022 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on ‘IHU’ variant of Covid-19: few cases, limited spread

5 Things to Check at The Car Service Centre During Delivery

5 Things to Check at The Car Service Centre During Delivery

Check the car servicing in detail before leaving the service centre with your vehicle. The work order sheet and bill details will give you a suitable idea to note what are the servicing parts covered. Try to talk with the servicing advisor in detail before you take leave. It will also help to cross-check the [...]

January 4, 2022 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on 5 Things to Check at The Car Service Centre During Delivery