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Multimedia journalist with Hindustan Times. Covers India, world, business and tech news with a keen eye for human-interest stories rooted in gender and culture.

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NASA offers total cash prize of $30K to spot toxic Algal blooms

The winner will receive $12,000. Second and third prizes are worth $9,000 and $6,000.

Participants have to study satellite images of inland water bodies, identify and segregate the algal blooms according to severity. (NASA)
Published on Jan 23, 2023 01:09 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

New penguin colony found in Antarctica, courtesy bird poop: Report

Although discovered in December, the announcement was delayed to coincide with Penguin Awareness Day on January 20.

Aerial imagery from the Maxar WorldView-3 satellite shows the newly discovered emperor penguin colony. (BAS)
Published on Jan 23, 2023 11:41 AM IST

Republic Day 2023: Delhi Police's advisory on routes to avoid, alternate routes

Commuters have been requested to plan their journey in advance and avoid the parade route between 9.30 am and 1 pm on Monday.

Police have asked citizens to avail metro services and take alternate routes mentioned on the advisory. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 23, 2023 10:10 AM IST

Budget 2023: What healthcare, manufacturing sectors expect from FM Sitharaman

While the healthcare sector is looking forward to increasing overall funding, the manufacturing industry is banking on Budget 2023 to resurrect its sector.

After Covid-19 rocked the nation’s fragile healthcare systems, there’s a renewed interest in expanding pharmaceutical investments (File)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 05:12 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

How to activate FASTag on your car? Follow these steps

The cashless facility that works on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology aims to save time and effort and skip the usual long queues at highway toll plazas.

The prepaid recharge card scans the FASTag and deducts the toll fee from the car owner's account linked to the sticker (File)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 04:27 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Greg Peters will be new Netflix co-CEO. Here's how much he will earn

Greg Peters, former chief operating officer, is set to earn an annual salary of $3 million as Netflix's new co-CEO

Greg Peters is also entitled to an approximate bonus of over $14 million and an annual stock option estimated at around $17 million. (File)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 02:05 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Want to protect your car from catching fire? Here's how

Built with plastic, foam, electrical wiring or fabric, a car’s engine or battery can be prone to fire in extreme heat conditions.

The automobile may also catch fire due to high speed impact and fuel leakage. (File)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 12:01 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Instagram rolls out ‘Quiet Mode’, its own version of ‘Do Not Disturb’

The company added that it will alert teens spending too much time on the app at night.

Once enabled, the feature will pause all notifications, auto-reply to messages and update your activity status to ‘in quiet mode’. (File)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 10:54 AM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Netflix is hiring a flight attendant with salary of up to $385,000!

The job, based in San Jose, California, would involve on-ground duty as well as travel within and outside the United States.

The primary flight attendant should be self-motivated and be capable of lifting items weighing at least 13.6 kg. (File)
Published on Jan 19, 2023 06:08 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Union Budget 2023: What are expectations of salaried professionals?

Union Budget 2023: The salaried class is seeking some major tax relief amidst mass layoffs and rising inflation.

According to the income tax department, around 50 per cent of the income tax returns (ITR) filed in 2022 were by salaried professionals. (File)
Published on Jan 19, 2023 04:59 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

5 things to know about Vinesh Phogat, who accused WFI chief of sexual harassment

Hailing from a wrestling family, Vinesh is the niece of legendary wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat.

Vinesh Phogat reacts during a press conference regarding wrestlers' protest against the Wrestling Federation of India (PTI)
Updated on Jan 19, 2023 05:06 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

PM Modi to flag off Mumbai Metro lines: 5 things to know about Lines 2A and 7

The two new Mumbai metro lines are set to open to the public from 4pm on January 20.

PM Modi will inaugurate the two Mumbai metro lines, estimated to cost around <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>12,600 crore, at 6 pm today. (ANI/Twitter)
Published on Jan 19, 2023 01:36 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Explained: What is ‘rage applying’ and why it is the newest trend?

Quiet quitting is so 2022. Rage-applying is the buzzword of 2023. Here's why

 Gen Z and millennials are aggressively shooting off applications in search of better pay and work environments. (File)
Updated on Jan 19, 2023 01:11 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

‘Idiocy…’: Parody Putin account after Russian map omits ‘annexed’ Ukraine areas

The map which claimed to depict the prices of fuel across Europe, displayed Ukraine with its internationally recognised borders.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine's Crimea in 2014 had sparked massive outrage and condemnation from the world. (Twitter/RusEmbSwe)
Updated on Jan 18, 2023 07:02 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Man finds bear in Toblerone logo with help of AI after eating it for 30 years

Ralph Aboujaoude Diaz took to LinkedIn to share that a computer vision algorithm had to point out the “hidden bear” to him.

Diaz also shared that since Toblerone is made in Bern, Switzerland, the animal signifies the Bern bear. (LinkedIn/Ralph Aboujaoude Diaz)
Published on Jan 18, 2023 03:44 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Avoid these Delhi routes: Traffic advisory for Republic Day parade rehearsals

The traffic restrictions will be imposed on January 18, 20 and 21 from 10:15 am to 12:30 pm.

Chief of Defence Staff, General Anil Chauhan visits NCC Republic Day Camp, in New Delhi on Tuesday (ANI)
Updated on Jan 23, 2023 10:11 AM IST
ByRitu Maria Johny | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Why JPMorgan is suing a 30-year-old startup founder for $175 million?

Charlie Javice forged millions of customer accounts to enhance credibility of her startup and convince JPMorgan Chase to acquire it

Charlie Javice had engaged the services of a New York data scientist to forge millions of customers for $18,000 (LinkedIn/cjavice))
Published on Jan 17, 2023 07:03 PM IST
ByRitu Maria Johny | Edited by Aryan Prakash

'Marry early for freedom': Ashneer Grover's advice leaves internet divided

BharatPe co-founder Ashneer Grover thinks that marrying in your 20s will give direction in life. Here's why

Gen Z and millennias have not taken kindly to Ashneer Grover's marriage advice. (HT)
Published on Jan 17, 2023 05:16 PM IST
ByRitu Maria Johny | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Dawood remarried in Pakistan, stays in Karachi, nephew tells NIA: Report

Gangster Dawood Ibrahim has remarried a Pakistani woman without divorcing his first wife Mehjabeen, as per reports

Dawood Ibrahim is said to be cooling his heels off in Karachi.
Published on Jan 17, 2023 04:02 PM IST
ByRitu Maria Johny | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Why Ashwini Choubey broke down during a press conference

Union minister Ashwini Choubey wept inconsolably while remembering BJP leader Parshuram Chaturvedi, who died on Monday.

Union Minister Ashwini Choubey gets emotional during a press conference in Patna (PTI)
Updated on Jan 17, 2023 02:14 PM IST
ByRitu Maria Johny | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Udhayanidhi Stalin flags off Jallikattu in Madurai day after two deaths

Tamil Nadu sports minister Udhayanidhi Stalin flagged off Jallikattu in Madurai’s Alanganallur on Tuesday

Participants try to control a bull during 'Jallikattu' in Palamedu village in Madurai. (AFP)
Published on Jan 17, 2023 11:16 AM IST
ByRitu Maria Johny | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar
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