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Robot babies? In an IVF breakthrough, ‘sperm-injecting robot’ produce twin girls

IVF is a fertility treatment that involves fertilizing an egg with sperm outside of the body and then implanting the fertilized egg back into the uterus.

Overture Life hopes that their technology will help increase access to fertility medicine, ultimately resulting in more babies being born through IVF. (Representational Image)(Canva.com)
Published on Apr 28, 2023 02:26 PM IST

Gold and silver prices on April 28: Check rates in your city

The rate for 24-carat gold as on Friday is ₹6,104 per gram, with 8 and 10 grams priced at ₹48,832 and ₹61,040, respectively.

As per the latest rates, the cost of 22K gold per gram is <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>5,595, while the price of 24K gold per gram is <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>6,104. (Representational Image)
Published on Apr 28, 2023 12:58 PM IST

10th batch of 135 Indians departs from Sudan under ‘Operation Kaveri’

India has launched ‘Operation Kaveri’ with the aim of repatriating all the citizens who have been stranded in conflict-hit Sudan.

Sudan crisis: Operation Kaveri flight with 246 Indians on board evacuated from conflict-ridden Sudan landed, in Mumbai on Thursday.(Twitter/ S Jaishankar)
Published on Apr 28, 2023 08:56 AM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Petrol diesel prices on April 28: Check rates in your city

Petrol and diesel prices per litre in New Delhi remains unchanged from the previous day at ₹ 96.72 and ₹ 89.62 respectively.

In Chennai, one litre of petrol can be bought at <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>102.63. (File)
Published on Apr 28, 2023 07:15 AM IST

Delhi records 1,040 new Covid cases in last 24 hours, positivity rate at 21.16%

Delhi on Wednesday recorded its highest number of fatalities this year with seven deaths.

 Active caseload stood at 4,708 as on Wednesday.(File/ HT_PRINT)
Published on Apr 26, 2023 10:17 PM IST

Rajasthan man takes 17 lakh car to showroom pulled with ‘donkeys’. Here's why

The video of the car being pulled by donkeys to the showroom has reportedly gone viral on social media.

Raj Kumar, the owner, stated that over the past two days, the car had to be pushed multiple times to start during a family function.(Reuters File Photo/Representative image)
Published on Apr 26, 2023 09:08 PM IST

Bill gates thinks AI can teach children to ‘read, write’ within next 18 months

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates recently spoke positively about the use of AI in teaching children to read and write.

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates (AFP)
Published on Apr 26, 2023 07:11 PM IST

Study finds ‘most-at risk’ hotspots globally vulnerable to deadly heatwaves

The study aimed to identify global regions that have been fortunate enough to avoid experiencing extreme heat until now.

Statistically, these regions are also more likely to experience “record-breaking extremes than other areas.” (Representational Image)(Rahul Raut/HT file photo)
Published on Apr 26, 2023 04:53 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Know about this ‘First Indian Village’ located in Uttarakhand

First Indian Village: “Mana”, located in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district shares a border with China.

Chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Monday shared the pic of signboard saying
Published on Apr 25, 2023 07:48 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

LGBT charter adopted in 60% of Scotland secondary schools. Why is it important?

The scheme has been welcomed by 212 out of the country's 357 secondary schools.

The initiative, introduced by the non profit organisation ‘LGBT Youth Scotland’, aims to foster acceptance among teachers and students.(Getty Images via AFP)
Published on Apr 25, 2023 05:08 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Google doodle for ‘Earth Day 2023’ depicts action plan for greener future

Earth Day 2023: The animated doodle showcased ways in which individuals and communities can work together to protect our planet.

The Doodle featured on Saturday, made entirely from leaves, illustrated a range of actions we can take in our daily lives.
Published on Apr 22, 2023 11:57 AM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

‘Time to act’: Earth Day 2023 calls for action on environmental issues

The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 after 20 million Americans came together to demand greater protections for the planet.

Moradabad: Young women with the messages painted on their faces urging to save the earth at a programme, on the eve of the Earth Day, in Moradabad, UP on Friday,(PTI)
Published on Apr 22, 2023 11:32 AM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

India celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr; namaz offered across country

Eid-ul-Fitr 2023: In Delhi, the prayer timing was scheduled at 6:09 am, and Muslims joined the mass prayer at the Jama Masjid.

India celebrates
Published on Apr 22, 2023 08:10 AM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

India's daily Covid tally falls marginally to 11,692, active caseload at 66,170

The Covid-19 situation in India remains a concern as several states report a rise in cases.

The ministry said that active cases now comprise 0.15% of the total infections. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Published on Apr 21, 2023 10:37 AM IST

Top Indian politicians among those who lost Twitter ‘blue tick’

Many high-profile individuals in India most have lost the blue mark after the subscription was implemented.

Mamata Banerjee, Rahul Gandhi and Yogi Adityanath were among those who lost
Published on Apr 21, 2023 09:07 AM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

‘Twitter blue tick gone…’: Users say ‘no thanks’ to paid subscription

A confusion prevailed all among the Twitter users that why is it any longer called “verified” if any person can just go for paying to acquire blue tick.

The move made many Twitter users to question the authenticity of the platform. (Representational Image)(AFP)
Published on Apr 21, 2023 06:55 AM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

What is ‘hybrid solar eclipse’? Rare celestial event for the century

According to NASA, a hybrid solar eclipse occurs due to the curvature of the earth's surface and shift from annular eclipse to total solar eclipse.

During the hybrid solar eclipse, people witness the sun forming a ring shape -‘ring of fire’- for a few seconds around the moon. (File Photo / Reuters)
Published on Apr 20, 2023 08:40 AM IST

Lucknow-based ‘organic’ restaurant inaugurated by ‘cow’ | Video

The restaurant boasts a unique selling point: all of its food is made entirely from organic farming produce.

The cow was also taken to the entrance of the kitchen. (ANI)
Published on Apr 19, 2023 04:22 PM IST

What petitioners said on Day 2 of same-sex marriage hearing in SC | Top 5 quotes

The Supreme Court on Tuesday made it clear that it will not go into personal laws governing marriages.

“The State should come forward and provide recognition to same-sex marriage,” senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 19, 2023 03:38 PM IST
By | Edited by Kunal Gaurav

Study says Mizoram is India's ‘happiest state’. Know why

The study reveals that Mizoram has a unique social structure that plays a significant role in enhancing the happiness of its young population.

Totally, six different parameters considered to measure happiness, including the relationship between students and their teachers. (File)
Published on Apr 19, 2023 12:24 PM IST

Twitter's new ‘visibility’ rule prioritises freedom of speech over reach

The new policy includes a feature that displays which policy a tweet may have potentially violated.

Twitter shared sample screenshot of how
Published on Apr 19, 2023 10:22 AM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Green flag for new airport at Sabarimala; PM Modi says ‘great news for tourism’

The Kottayam Greenfield Airport project will be developed on a 2,250-acre land with an investment of approximately Rs. 4,000 crores.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter on Tuesday to share the civil aviation ministry's announcement.
Published on Apr 18, 2023 02:32 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

IRCTC warns users against ‘fake’ Android app, phishing scam: Report

IRCTC has warned its users about a malicious Android application called "irctcconnect.apk."

The warning issued by IRCTC states that the
Published on Apr 16, 2023 11:04 PM IST

Love bugs? US engineer invents unique ‘Bugkiss’ device for insect interaction

Bugkiss device also features two different lip sizes, each intended for use with insects of varying sizes.

The invention was by a 34-year-old software engineer named Justin.(New York Post)
Published on Apr 16, 2023 07:18 PM IST

Man declared dead due to Covid found ‘shockingly’ alive after 2 years in MP

Kamlesh Patidar, 35, was hospitalized in Vadodara, Gujarat, during the second wave of Covid after being infected with the virus.

Patidar's family members received his body from hospital in 2021 and performed last rites. (Representational Image)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Apr 16, 2023 04:37 PM IST

Video | This user is mesmerised in ‘sculpted liquid’ world of augmented reality

AR is an integration of digital elements and real-world objects, resulting in the creation of an artificial environment.

AR here acted as a
Published on Apr 15, 2023 11:13 PM IST

American man spends over 1.4 crore on surgeries to increase height

The man, who originally stood at a height of 5 feet 5 inches, will now reach a height of 5 feet 10 inches after undergoing his second surgery.

Moses Gibson increased his height from 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 8 inches after undergoing a procedure in 2016.(source:Twitter/@TheCosmeticLane)
Published on Apr 15, 2023 07:36 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Video | Italian DJ engages in brawl with woman driver in Mumbai

The DJ shared a video of the incident on Friday, where she tagged the Mumbai police and claimed that she had proof of how people treat her on the streets.

Olly Esse said that she was frightened by the car, as it continued to move towards her despite her shouting. (source:Twitter/@ollyesse)
Published on Apr 15, 2023 05:07 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

‘Vande Metro’ to be rolled out by Dec 2023; Check features, other details

“Vande Metro” will operate on a short distance metro rail network that will connect major cities with a distance of less than 100 kilometers.

Published on Apr 14, 2023 08:11 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Check this new update on PAN-Aadhaar linking

To pay the late fees for linking PAN-Aadhaar, the updated process requires selecting AY 24-25 and specifying the payment type as “Other Receipts (500)”.

Failing to link the two documents by June 30 will render the PAN card inoperative from July 1.(HT file)
Published on Apr 14, 2023 04:26 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash
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