China’s Quantum Satellite Dispatches Transmissions Over a Record Distance of 1,200 Kilometres

A Chinese quantum satellite has dispatched transmissions over a distance of 1,200km (746 miles), a dozen times further than the previous record, a breakthrough in a technology that could be used to deliver secure messages, state media said on Friday. China launched the world’s first quantum satellite last August, to help establish “hack proof” communications between space and the ground, state media said at the time. The feat opens up “bright prospects” for quantum communications, said Pan Jianwei, the lead scientist of the Chinese team, Quantum Experiments at Space Scale…

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Don’t dance on the road! 11 things you should not do in Dubai

Dubai is considered one of the most lenient and multi-ethnic places in UAE, but you do need to conduct yourself in a certain way. What is considered OK in your home country may be a punishable offence in Dubai. So it’s a good idea to be aware of the rules and regulations before travelling there. Here is a list of things to watch out for: 1. Drinking in public There are strict dos and don’ts that you must follow when in Dubai. (Shutterstock) Foreign nationals can drink alcohol in the house…

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Eyes set on sky, children display drone-flying skills in Lucknow

All eyes were set on the sky as young minds gave wings to their dreams and skills at La Martiniere College ground in Lucknow on Thursday. After learning how to make and control unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) during a 20-day summer camp, 30 children in the age group of 6-16 years demonstrated their drone-flying skills on the concluding day of the programme. “This is the first time in the country where a platform was provided to the children to ignite their young minds to draw them towards aviation and robotics,”…

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Gili Islands: Are they truly a vision of paradise on earth?

The Gili Islands, comprising Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air, are situated just off the northwest coast of Lombok, Indonesia. Motor vehicles aren’t allowed here, so for transportation you either need to walk, take a bicycle or the cidomo (horse-drawn carriage). Amongst all the activities, the most popular ones are scuba diving, snorkeling, golf, horse riding and free diving. You might want to try snorkeling off the beach as then you shall notice the magnificent green and hawksbill sea turtles. The most renowned spots for diving are Shark Point,…

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McDonald’s to Use Snapchat to Hire Workers in the US

In its bid to attract young applicants, American fast-food chain McDonald’s will hire some US workers this summer through the photo-sharing app Snapchat. The world’s largest burger chain said the company and its franchisees will hire about 250,000 people across its US restaurants for what is usually one of its busiest seasons of the year, the Chicago Tribune reported. The chain started accepting “Snaplications” in Australia last month, allowing potential employees to make video submissions with a special filter that shows them wearing a McDonald’s uniform. “We thought Snaplications was…

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SSC CGL 2017 application form filling date extended, apply quickly now

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) on Friday extended the last date for filling the online application forms for Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Examination, till 5pm on June 19, 2017. Earlier, the last date for receipt of application was June 16, 2017. In a notification issued on Friday, the commission said that they are extending the date for applying because some of the applicants faced technical problems in filling online application forms for CGLE, 2017 during the last two days. Talking about the payments of fee made through challans, the commission…

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Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro, Galaxy J7 Max First Impressions

At an event in New Delhi on Wednesday, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy J7 Pro and Galaxy J7 Max. The all-new J-series smartphones come with Samsung Pay and Samsung Pay Mini respectively, Samsung’s payment solution that has been missing from the range so far. Apart from mobile payment solution, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Max and Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro also promise a premium design, features, specifications that can match flagship phones in some regards. Samsung’s J-series of smartphones have been well received in India, and have been catering to a broad…

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Staffordshire University, UK: Application invited for BSc computer games design programme

The Staffordshire University has invited applications from all the computer games enthusiasts, for its three-year BSc (Hons) computer games design programme. Interested, eligible candidates should be holding a minimum of 70 per cent overall score in class 12. Study at Staffordshire University RELATED STORIES IIT Hyderabad: Two new BTech courses to be introduced next year AIIMS MBBS Result 2017: Only 4,905 out of 2.8 lakh candidates qualify, men ahead of women Union Minister wants technical education to be imparted in regional language Free education upto class 12 for children of…

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Audi SQ7 spied in India for the first time

The high-performance version of Audi’s seven-seater SUV – the SQ7 was spotted testing in India. Featuring a 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 engine which makes it the most powerful diesel SUV in the world, the SQ7 is expected to be launched here by the end of this year. The Audi SQ7 test mule has been photographed on Indian soil for the first time. A left-hand-drive model, this test mule looks identical to the regular Q7, although the revised grille and fascia, and the 20-inch wheels give away its true identity. Under the…

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