Interviews conducted for appointment of IIM Lucknow director

Interviews for the appointment of a full-time director for the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM-L) were held in Mumbai on Monday. At least five professors from the IIM-L were among those called for the interview. They were: IIM-L director in-charge, BK Mohanty, senior faculty members Archana Shukla, Anadi Pandey, Pankaj Kumar and Sushil Kumar. Others among the interviewees were professors from other IIMs and XLRI, said a member in the board of governors (IIM-L). The post of IIM-L full-time director fell vacant after the death of Ajit Prasad. He…

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World Wide Web turns 30: Here are 5 interesting things you need to know

The World Wide Web (WWW), popularly known as the web celebrates its 30th birth anniversary. Google even had a special doodle dedicated to the birthday of the World Wide Web. The world’s first website was “http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html”, and it is currently active for users to access. Researchers at CERN managed to dig through older files and get what is believed to be the earliest copy of the first website. On its 30th anniversary, here are five interesting things you need to know about the web. Father of the World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee…

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Search for crashed Ethiopian plane’s black box continues

Rescuers are racing against time to search for the black box of a plane that crashed near the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa minutes after take-off on Sunday morning. The Ethiopian Airlines (ET) aircraft ET 302, a Boeing 737-800 MAX, took off at 08:38 local time from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport and was scheduled to arrive in Nairobi, Kenya at 10:25. It lost contact at 08:44, and crashed around Bishoftu town, some 45 kilometers from Addis Ababa. All 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard ET 302 are confirmed dead. The…

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Ethiopia’s Boeing 737 crashes, killing all 157 people aboard

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet to Nairobi crashed early on Sunday with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard, the airline said, and there were no survivors, according to the state broadcaster. The flight left Bole airport in Addis Ababa at 8.38 am local time, before losing contact with the control tower just a few minutes later at 8.44 am. “There are no survivors on board the flight, which carried passengers from 33 countries,” said state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation, quoting an unidentified source at the airline. Flight ET 302 crashed near the town…

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PM Modi Flags Off Lucknow Metro’s North-South Corridor

LUCKNOW: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today flagged off the commercial run on Lucknow Metro’s North-South corridor through video conference from Kanpur. The length of the North-South corridor is 23km. Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, Chandauli MP and state BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey, Kanpur MP Murli Manohar Joshi, along with other state ministers were present on the occasion. The prime minister also laid the foundation stone for Agra Metro Rail project. PM Modi also distributed keys of houses to the…

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Last-mile connectivity will remain a problem: Lucknow Metro

It seems parking space was never given a thought when Metro stations were planned and hence last-mile connectivity will always remain a problem for passengers, opine commuters. After the launch of commercial run, Metro users will have to rely on autos, buses and their own vehicles to reach the stations. But most of the 21 stations on the Amausi airport-Munshipulia route don’t have proper parking space for vehicles, they say. In 2015, the LMRC and the district administration had chalked out a plan for feeder buses, which the corporation had…

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Silver-haired septuagenarian scientist’s silver screen stint

At 70, when most people kick up their heels, veteran actor Dr Anil Rastogi headed to Mumbai to pursue his hobby, now his profession: acting. Riding the crest of success of ‘Ishaqzaade’, he lived there for four years and did multiple films, TV serials and ad films. The scientist did his first play at the age of 20, first film and TV serial at 44 and became a household name at 69. Interestingly, the same year he celebrated the golden jubilee of his marriage. Running 76, he has 32 films,…

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Business as usual will fail us on cancer control, SDGs

193 governments including those of India, committed to reducing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancers by 25% by 2025 and one-third by 2030 (UN Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs), but many cancer rates are rising, not declining, especially in several high burden countries. Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally (cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the top killers). Estimated 9.6 million people died due to cancer in 2018. Tobacco use is the most important risk factor for cancer and is responsible for approximately 22% of cancer deaths.…

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India satellite: Student-made Kalamsat V2 to be put in orbit

India is due to launch what it says is the world’s lightest satellite ever to be put into orbit. Weighing only 1.26kg (2.6lb), the Kalamsat-V2 has been made by students belonging to a space education firm. It will help ham radio operators and “inspire schoolchildren to become the scientists and engineers of the future”, India’s space agency says. The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) will launch the satellite from its Sriharikota space centre. Isro chief K Sivan has claimed that “Kalamsat is the lightest satellite to be ever built and…

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UK hospital halted refugee’s chemotherapy, dumped him on the street: Report

A governmental hospital in the British capital reportedly halted cancer treatment for a refugee and left him sleeping rough on the streets. A report by the Guardian newspaper on Monday said Esayas Welday, an Eritrean refugee had his chemotherapy treatment stopped in May last year after authorities in Northwick Park hospital in west London said he could no longer receive treatment. “They said they couldn’t continue to treat me because I couldn’t afford to pay the £33,000 bill for treatment they had given me,” said Welday, an asylum seeker who…

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