FIRST IMPRESSIONS: 2017 HYUNDAI VERNA REVIEW

m not entirely certain what role the 2017 Verna will play in Hyundai’s future. The market is shifting towards SUVs and sedans are on a slow march towards a precipice. The new Hyundai Verna is one of those cars that could bring a halt or slow that crawl even further for a brief period in time. The new Verna is a much improved car – it is after all all-new, built on a new platform called the K2. We, and the roughly 1 million unique journalists gathered at the event,…

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Destination wedding: First couple to get married in British Antarctic Territory

Polar field guides Julie Baum and Tom Sylvester got married on 15th July at the British Antarctic Survey’s (BAS) Rothera Research Station. This was the first official wedding which took place in the British Antarctic Territory (BAT). Julie and Tom have been together for 11 years, and their marriage celebrations took place over two days with 20 people attending. The festivities began with a champagne breakfast, which helped lighten the atmosphere for the team that is surviving in freezing conditions. Julie and Tom are skilled mountaineers who work as mountain…

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PNNL lending a hand — and technology — to first responders

  PNNL’s Melanie Godinez and her colleagues partner with first responders to support a regional capability to deter the potential for illicit movement of radioactive materials within, and potentially through, the Puget Sound maritime environment with the intent to do harm. PNNL not only manages the purchase, inventory and distribution of the radiation detection equipment for law enforcement and fire agencies in the Seattle area, it also coordinates training and dock-side drills, like the one shown here. When disaster strikes, first responders rush in to provide assistance. In addition to…

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Oxford University’s Balliol College gets its first woman master

Dame Helen Ghosh is to leave her job as director general of the National Trust to become the first woman master of Balliol College, Oxford . She will join 11 other women who currently head Oxford colleges, under the leadership of the university’s first female vice-chancellor, Prof Louise Richardson. The announcement came as a surprise to colleagues at the National Trust, where her tenure has not been without controversy. During her leadership, the trust found itself drawn into debates about fracking and windfarms . Earlier this year it also found…

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DHE Odisha +3 admission first list released at dheodisha.gov.in

The Odisha Department of Education has released its first selection list for degree +3 admissions at dheodisha.gov.in. Candidates should apply for admissions from July 3, with classes starting from July 19. The second round of selections will be out on July 7. The students can check the result at dheodisha.gov.in. To check your results, here are the following steps: 1. Go to dheodisha.gov.in 2. Click on DHE Odisha +3 result 2017 3 . Key in your registration number, password and date of birth. 4. Your result will be displayed To be eligible for admissions…

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How to download iOS 11: Apple releases the first public beta of its new software

Apple has released the first public beta of iOS 11 less than a month since the grand unveiling at this year’s WWDC 2017. Highlights include person-to-person payments using Apple Pay, a new design for the Control Center and a completely overhauled App Store. But it was iOS 11 on iPad that received the most significant updates, showing once again Apple is keen to turn the iPad into a genuine alternative to a laptop. As with all iOS releases, registered developers have been trialling the software since WWDC to iron out any initial…

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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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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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NetApp Launches Its First Startup Accelerator in Bengaluru

US-based storage and data management company NetApp on Wednesday announced the launch of the NetApp Excellerator programme in Bengaluru, the company’s first startup nurturing initiative in the country. The programme was launched at the new 15-acre NetApp campus in Bengaluru in the presence of IT expert Mohandas Pai, partners, venture capitalists, startups and customers. “The tech industry is going through a transformational shift with data right at the centre. Through the NetApp Excellerator programme, we would like to encourage and support start-ups and provide them with an opportunity to graduate…

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DU first cut-off 2017: Likely to be released on June 20

University of Delhi (DU) will be releasing the first cut-off on June 20 at du.ac.in Last year, the Ramjas College announced the highest cut-off at 99.25 per cent for BCom honours, 98.75 for BCom and 98.5 for economics honours. The candidates are required to carry the following documents at the time of admission: Class 10 board examination certificate Class 10 mark-sheet Class 12 mark-sheet Class 12 provisional certificate/original certificate Character certificate (recent) SC/ST certificate (In the name of the candidate issued by the competent authority) OBC (Non-creamy layer certificate (In…

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