Monthly archives: August 2015

'Dust Lady': Woman from iconic 9/11 attacks photograph dies

A survivor of the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York who was featured in one of the most iconic photographs of the tragic incident has died of stomach cancer at the age of 42. The family of Marcy Borders first announced her death Monday on Facebook. Borders, who was 28 at the time of the attacks, was just one month into a job for Bank of America in one […]

Remains of World War II plane, crew found in Polish riverbed

Warsaw, Poland:  The remains of a Soviet fighter-bomber plane and two crew members shot down by Germans in 1945 have been found in a river in central Poland, a museum official said.   Explorers made the find in the muddy tributary of the Bzura River near the village of Kamion, on Sunday. The remnants of the plane have been moved to a museum in nearby Wyszogrod for examination, with more […]

This Entrepreneur & IAS Officer Duo Give Top-Quality Video Tutorials to UPSC Hopefuls. For Free!

  Over a million young aspirants try to crack the UPSC exam every year. The motivation for many, several of them from poor backgrounds, is to serve the country as IAS, IFS and IPS officers. Their dreams are often exploited by coaching centres that charge in the lakhs and leave families mired in loans. Read about two young men who decided to take this system head on through Unacademy, a […]

7 reasons why you should eat garlic everyday

Garlic, considered as the natural wonder drug, has many vital nutrients including vitamins, amino acids, and enzymes. Often used to add flavor to recipes and dishes, garlic can also be used as a medicine to prevent or treat a wide range of aliments and diseases. Here are some health benefits of garlic and why it is important to include this natural wonder drug daily in your diet: Garlic contains a […]


Jazbaa trailer: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan packs a punch as a fiesty advocate

  There was a time when Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was called expressionless and plastic. Even though she was hailed as the most beautiful woman in the world, she was criticized for looking the same in every movie. Her comeback film, however, aptly titled Jazbaa, proves that wrong. There has been immense buzz around Sanjay Gupta’s Jazbaa with a starcast like Irrfan Khan, Jackie Shroff and Shabana Azmi. We’ve all been […]

How To Convert A Slump In Markets Into Profitable Investment

After the sharp fall in global markets overnight am sure many retail investors are right now sitting in deep losses or trying to cut their position by selling off the investment at whatever rate possible. Well you might be surprised but you are bracing yourself for way bigger losses going forward. Well you might ask, what is one supposed to do then in this scenario? My answer is stay calm, […]

70-year-old solar mystery solved

  Tokyo: Solar physicists have captured the first direct observational signatures of a solar phenomenon that has eluded the world of science for over 70 years. This new information can explain how the solar corona reaches temperatures of 1,000,000 degrees Celsius — the so called “coronal heating problem”. Resonant absorption is a process where two different types of magnetically driven waves resonate, strengthening one of them. Researchers looked at a […]

Biggest Sensex Crash Since 2009 Wipes Out 7 Lakh Crore of Investors' Wealth

The BSE Sensex slumped 1,625 points or nearly 6 per cent on Monday – marking its biggest percentage fall since 2009. In terms of absolute value, it was the third worst day for Sensex. The rupee sank to a fresh two-year low of 66.74 per dollar. The selloff in markets was triggered by a global meltdown in risk assets. Here’s your 10-point cheat-sheet to the story 1) At its day […]

New Zealand wants to change its flag. Canada did it 50 years ago, but not everyone is happy

STEPHEN HARPER, Canada’s prime minister, likes to celebrate symbolic moments in the country’s history, especially if they amplify the messaging of his Conservative government. Canadians are currently being treated to an advertising blitz costing C$4m ($3.2m) to commemorate the 200th birthday of its first prime minister, Sir John Macdonald (a Conservative, naturally). An even more expensive campaign showcases the bicentennial of the War of 1812, which pitted British Canada against […]

British-era copper chandelier comes crashing down at the Taj Mahal, ASI launches probe

             A 60-kg British-era copper chandelier at the main entrance of 17th century Taj Mahal crashed down recently, prompting the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to initiate a probe into the matter. The six-feet high and four-feet wide chandelier, gifted by Lord Curzon and installed at the Royal Gate of Taj Mahal in 1905, fell down on Wednesday, sources said. A probe under ASI’s superintending […]