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House on Mars soon? 'Cosmic concrete' is UK scientists' bet

This novel substance exhibited a compressive strength of 72 Megapascals (MPa), which surpasses that of regular concrete's 32 MPa by more than twofold.

The material is made of extra-terrestrial dust, potato starch, and a pinch of salt. (source:University of Manchester website)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 12:27 PM IST

Hailstorm hits parts of Delhi-NCR, other regions of country

According to an IMD report, thunderstorms were observed in several areas including Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan & Muzaffarabad, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, West Rajasthan, Saurashtra & Kutch, Vidarbha, East Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal.

The IMD tweeted that hailstorms were reported in Delhi's Ayanagar and Chilpighat & Kabeerdham in Chhattisgarh on Sunday. (File)(HT Photo/Sunil Ghosh)
Updated on Mar 19, 2023 06:05 PM IST

Income Tax Return: What is ITR-1 or Sahaj ? Who is eligible to file?

ITR filing is the process by which a taxpayer records his or her total income earned during the fiscal year. Individuals can file their taxes through the official portal of the Income Tax Department.

For Income Tax Return filing, the Income Tax Department has made it mandatory for all taxpayers to link their Aadhaar card with their PAN.(Representative Image)
Published on Mar 19, 2023 02:24 PM IST

Step-by-step guide to pay advance, self-assessment taxes

According to section 208 of the Income Tax Act, advance tax liability arises only if the estimated tax liability exceeds Rs10,000. Individuals must pay the Self Assessment Tax (SAT) on other sources of income.

 In case of failure in paying advance tax, a person will have to pay interest for non-payment of advance tax.  (Representational image)
Published on Mar 18, 2023 10:46 PM IST

Video | 4 UP cops suspended for taking prisoner to shopping mall

The incident that reportedly took place on March 7 resulted in the suspension of the police personnel for ‘dereliction of duty’.

A Twitter user tagged the Lucknow police while sharing CCTV footage of the incident.(source:Twitter/@GoldySrivastav)
Published on Mar 18, 2023 07:34 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

World's shortest bodybuilder defies odds, marries ‘dream woman’

Pratik, who is from Maharashtra, bagged the Guinness World Record for the "shortest competitive bodybuilder (male) in the world" in 2021.

Pratik Vitthal Mohite with his wife Jayaa. (Instagram/pratikmohite_official)
Published on Mar 18, 2023 04:18 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Delhi-Jaipur Vande Bharat Express to begin service soon. Check details

Following the launch of Vande Bharat trains in 2019, this Delhi-Jaipur train will be the 11th route on the Indian Railways network.

Vande Bharat Express train at a railway station in Mumbai, (File)(PTI)
Updated on Mar 17, 2023 08:45 PM IST

How to book unreserved train tickets online via UTS app? Follow these steps

UTS ticket booking will ease the rail passengers’ journey experience. Especially for those who travel daily by train or need to go for an unplanned trip.

UTS ticket booking will ease the rail passengers’ journey experience. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 17, 2023 05:10 PM IST

Embark on spiritual ‘Chardham Yatra’. Register yourself with these steps

The journey includes visits to four holy dhams - Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri.

This year, Chardham yatra starts from April 22.(HT File)
Published on Mar 14, 2023 05:12 PM IST

Delhi-Varanasi Vande Bharat will now run 5 days a week. Check details

After three years of continuous service and running over 5,000km, the first Vande Bharat train underwent a complete overhaul.

The second version of the Vande Bharat trains will require a complete overhaul after 10,000 km run rather than 5,000 km.(PTI)
Published on Mar 13, 2023 10:08 PM IST
By | Edited by Kunal Gaurav

Satish Kaushik death case, allegations against Vikas Malu: What we know so far

Satish Kaushik died on March 9 reportedly as a result of cardiac arrest shortly after celebrating Holi with his friends in Vikas Malu's farmhouse.

Vikas Malu's second wife said Vikas was responsible for the actor's death.
Published on Mar 12, 2023 11:19 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Railways' ‘Bharat Nepal Ashtha Yatra’ from March 31 has this in store for you

The 10-day tour begins just a day after Ram Navami, which falls on March 30 this year, and will highlight four important pilgrimage and heritage sites.

Published on Mar 12, 2023 09:31 PM IST

GPT-4 launch next week. Will it generate videos through AI?

Currently, ChatGPT and other GPT-3.5-powered technologies can only provide text-based responses. Aside from its multimodal capabilities, GPT-4 may be successful in resolving ChatGPT's problem of slow response to user-generated queries.

GPT-4 will include multimodality, an ability to function in multiple modes such as text, images, and sounds. (AFP)
Published on Mar 12, 2023 05:40 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Take a seat and just watch India's first unmanned takeaway in this city.

A food blogger demonstrating how to order from here and how customers can receive their orders has gained traction on social media.

Customers can access the pop-up shop, which is outfitted with 32-inch screens, where they can quickly scan their menu, place orders, and make payments by scanning QR codes or using cards.
Published on Mar 11, 2023 03:59 PM IST

Step-by-step guide to check PAN card validity

You can check the validity of your PAN card on the official website of the Income Tax Department. Follow these steps to check.

PAN enables the quick retrieval of an individual's information as well as the matching of various investments, borrowings, and other business activities. (Representative Image)
Published on Mar 10, 2023 11:01 PM IST

Want to apply for NRI PAN card? Follow these steps

Any NRI can apply for a PAN by submitting Form No. 49A along with the required documents and fees to a PAN application centre such as UTIITSL or Protean (formerly NSDL eGov).

A PAN card is also required for a Non-Resident Indian (NRI) who earns taxable income in India -- in order to file income tax returns. (Mint)
Published on Mar 10, 2023 10:04 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Check your ‘FASTag’ balance in these 4 ways

FASTag, in the form of an RFID tag, is attached to vehicle windscreens so that travellers can pay directly through the account linked to it.

If there is insufficient balance in the FASTag, subscribers may be required to pay twice the actual toll at toll booths. (Representational Image)(HT Photo )
Published on Mar 10, 2023 04:37 PM IST

EPFO ‘higher pension scheme’ deadline extended till…

The EPFO notified members of the deadline extension on the EPFO's Member e-SEWA portal. Individuals can apply for a higher pension online through the EPFO unified member portal.

The application deadline for this higher pension scheme has been extended till May 3, 2023.(MINT)
Published on Mar 07, 2023 09:23 PM IST

Tamil Nadu: This elephant took part in 99 rescue ops, now retires at 60

Kumki elephant 'Kaleem' from the Kozhikamutthi camp in the state's Anamalai Tiger Reserve was involved in 99 rescue operations.

“It was my honour to witness the retirement ceremony, I will remember & cherish forever,” the officer wrote.(source:Twitter/@supriyasahuias)
Published on Mar 07, 2023 09:17 PM IST

Nagaland swearing in: Neiphiu Rio's cabinet to have 12 members. Full list

Nagaland scripted a history in this year's election as its first female legislators were elected in 60-years of statehood.

Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) leader Neiphiu Rio takes oath as Nagaland Chief Minister, at a ceremony in Kohima, Tuesday.(PTI)
Published on Mar 07, 2023 03:47 PM IST

Watch | Indian Navy tests MRSAM firing from INS Visakhapatnam

MRSAM was developed jointly by Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) at Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) as part of a commitment to ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’.

MRSAM was developed jointly by Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) (source:Twitter/@indiannavy)
Published on Mar 07, 2023 02:47 PM IST

One-time option for ‘Old Pension Scheme’ ? Check eligibility, last date

According to the notification issued by the Ministry of Personnel, government employees who are eligible to choose the Old Pension Scheme "but do not do so by the stipulated date" will continue to be covered by the National Pension System.

Employees who joined the central government services before December 22, 2003 are eligible. (Representational Image)
Published on Mar 06, 2023 08:21 PM IST

Watch | Meenakshi Lekhi hosts ‘Holi’ celebrations, dances with diplomats

The union minister danced alongside diplomats and others during the Holi celebrations. The Hindu festival Holi, also known as the “festival of colours” in the country, will be celebrated on March 8 this year.

There was a festive vibe all around and all of those seen in the video have “Gulal” (powered colour) on their faces. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 06, 2023 06:55 PM IST

Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2022-23 (Series IV): Key details before you subscribe

Sovereign Gold Bonds, are issued on behalf of the Centre by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as an alternative to purchasing physical gold.

RBI has set the issue price at Rs. 5,611 per gram of gold under Sovereign Gold Bond scheme 2022-23 (Series IV).(Reuters )
Published on Mar 06, 2023 02:58 PM IST

International Women's Day 2023: History, significance, theme

This year, the United Nations declared the theme as "DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality" to emphasise the importance of technology in bringing gender issues to light.

International Women's Day honours all types of women by focusing on important issues such as women's equal rights, violence and abuse against women, and reproductive rights. (File)(AP)
Published on Mar 05, 2023 09:12 PM IST

Deadline to link PAN-Aadhaar is nearing. Why is it important?

It is mandatory to link Permanent Account Numbers (PAN) to Aadhaar by March 31, 2023.

The last date to link Permanent Account Number (PAN) to Aadhaar is nearing. (Representative Image)
Published on Mar 05, 2023 06:30 PM IST

Credit cards have these ‘hidden charges’. Check now

While a bank may claim that credit cards are free, users should be aware that there are a few 'hidden charges' associated with the cards.

Most of you are only concerned with the card's annual fee, but there are several other credit card charges to be aware of.
Published on Mar 05, 2023 05:07 PM IST

International Women's Day 2023: 7 Safety tips for you while using WhatsApp

Know WhatsApp's top privacy features that assist women in building a private, safe, and inclusive messaging experience.

WhatsApp, one of the world's most popular messaging services, with over 400 million users in India alone, is a platform sometimes used for abuse against women. (Representative Image)(Reuters)
Updated on Mar 05, 2023 03:01 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

All you need to know about EPF higher pension scheme

Employees who were in service prior to September 1, 2014, and continued to be in service on or after September 1, 2014, but were unable to exercise the joint option under the Employees' Pension Scheme, can do so before the new deadline May 3.

The deadline for submitting an application for a higher pension has been extended to May 3 from March 3. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 04, 2023 07:42 PM IST

DigiYatra app: Follow these steps to avoid queues at airports

The DigiYatra, which was inaugurated on December 1 last year, is a Biometric Enabled Seamless Travel experience (BEST) based on facial recognition technology.

At present, the DigiYatra service is only available to domestic travellers.(Twitter)
Published on Mar 04, 2023 03:57 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
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