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Massive security alert over Android 'Fake ID' bug as experts warn personal and financial details of millions of users have been at risk for four YEARS

Malware can impersonate other apps in order to gain access to secure areas of your phone Vulnerability dates back to the January 2010 release of Android 2.1 Malware could also gain access to Google Wallet to steal financial information Google has issued patch for the bug A new flaw in Google’s Android mobile operating system leaves the personal and financial details of users open to hackers, a mobile analytics firm […]

Last surviving Hiroshima bomb crew member dies

The last surviving member of the US air crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died in Georgia aged 93. Theodore Van Kirk, also known as “Dutch”, was 24 when he became the navigator of the Enola Gay, the aircraft which dropped the bomb. The attack on Japan on 6 August 1945 killed an estimated 140,000 people. Van Kirk said he had “no regrets” about the mission and […]

Israel PM Netanyahu warns of 'prolonged' Gaza campaign

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned of a “prolonged” military campaign in Gaza. Mr Netanyahu said Israel would continue to act until it had achieved its aim of destroying militant group Hamas’ network of underground tunnels. It comes amid an upsurge of violence in Gaza and southern Israel, despite a UN plea for a cessation of hostilities. Fighting continued in the early hours of Tuesday, with attacks reported from […]

World Hepatitis Day: India has the second highest number of Hepatitis B infected

Today marks World Hepatitis Day. Established by the World Health Assembly in 2010, this is the fourth celebration of the annual day. This day makes a clarion call for the change in attitude to viral hepatitis and bring about awareness about this global disease. This year’s theme, ‘Think Again’ acknowledges that ‘we do not know nearly enough about viral hepatitis as a health threat in much of the world.’ Viral […]

New species of mayfly discovered in India

WASHINGTON: Scientists have discovered a new species of mayfly in the southern Western Ghats, a mountain range along the west coast of India.  This is the first time that any mayfly belonging to the genus Labiobaetis has been collected in peninsular India, researchers said.  The new species, called Labiobaetis soldani, “is named in honour of Dr T Soldan for his substantial contribution to the understanding of the Ephemeroptera of Palaearctic […]

Bollywood and Billionaires Turn Out To Cheer for India’s New Kabaddi League

Professional kabaddi, launched amid much fanfare over the weekend, may be the sport to steal the spotlight from cricket in India. Bollywood actors and billionaires showed up this weekend to watch the ancient sport which mixes wrestling, tag and capture the flag. Two, seven-player teams play on a field roughly the size of a tennis court, which has been split into two sides. Teams take turns sending someone into the […]

20 Amazingly Sweet And Healthy Secrets Of Papaya.

The papaya (from Carib via Spanish), papaw, or pawpaw is the fruit of the plant Carica papaya, the sole species in the genus Carica of the plant family Caricaceae. The flesh (edible part) of the papaya is normally a bright orange color and can have yellow or pink hues. It is deliciously sweet with musky undertones and a soft, butter-like consistency. Inside the inner cavity of the fruit are black, […]

Early reading skills make kids sharper

London: If you wish to see your kids emerge as intelligent adults, start now to mind their reading skills. Researchers have found that early reading skills might positively affect later intellectual abilities. “Early remediation of reading problems might aid in not only the growth of literacy, but also more general cognitive abilities that are of critical importance across the lifespan,” said Stuart Ritchie, a research fellow in psychology at University […]

PM launches 'MyGov' portal for citizens to contribute in governance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday launched a website mygov.nic.in that aims to help citizens contribute in governance by giving their opinions and views on important issues like Clean Ganga or skill development.  The inauguration of the people-centric platform also marks the completion of 60 days of the new government.  The Prime Minister said in the past 60 days, the experience of his government was that there were many people who […]

 
 
 

In 2012, Earth narrowly escaped solar blast so powerful it could ‘knock civilization back to 18th century’

Back in 2012, the Earth narrowly escaped a solar storm “big enough to knock modern civilization back to the 18th century,” according to a report published by NASA. “If it had hit, we would still be picking up the pieces,” University of Colorado Professor Daniel Baker said. On July 23, 2012 a powerful coronal mass ejection (CME) erupted from the sun at speeds as fast as 3,000 kilometres per second. […]