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As part of an ongoing modernization and reform campaign, HRD Minister Mr. Kapil Sibal announced plans to scrap the second law of thermodynamics. The second law states the principle of entropy, in which a system continually degrades over time due to increasing levels of disorder. “We Indians are sick and tired of our system breaking [...]

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Days after winning the lawsuit against Samsung over patent infringement issues, consumer electronics giant Apple Inc. has now filed a fresh lawsuit against American apple growers for “growing a spherical fruit resembling the company’s logo, and marketing it under the company’s trademarked name ‘Apple’”. “American farmers have wilfully copied the design of Apple’s logo in [...]

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The Nobel Prize in Economics for 2012 was awarded to Union Minister from India, Shri Kapil Sibal and Shri P. Chidambaram, for their groundbreaking work on the zero loss theory of allocation of state owned natural resources to private sector entities without recourse to transparent, auction based bidding. The two ministers, through their research and [...]

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Colgate-Palmolive, one of world’s leading FMCG companies, has roped in Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan as the brand ambassador for its flagship product, Colgate toothpaste. The Prime Minister will feature in a series of advertisements showcasing the efficacy of the toothpaste in keeping out germs and dirt. Dr. Singh, renowned for maintaining a squeaky clean image [...]

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For decades, scientists have endeavored to resolve the paradox of Pakistani Test cricketer Shahid Afridi, in stubborn and insolent contravention of the laws of physics and biology, refusing to age a day beyond 18 years, 3 months and 21 days ever since his ODI debut on October 2, 1996. Attempts by physicists and mathematicians to [...]

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CNN-IBN’s deputy editor Sagarika Ghose, who is all for monitoring microblogging site Twitter to prevent dissemination of communal hatred, has stunned the nation by sealing all openings in her house, thereby turning it into a bungalow of stuffiness, with not even a pinhole for fresh air to enter. The reason: she found hundreds of chits [...]

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The Government of India has introduced a major amendment to the rules of the Right To Information Act: RTI queries hereafter will be permissible only when filed through the popular micro-blogging website Twitter. The move comes just after the government set a word limit of 500 words per RTI application. According to the new rule, [...]

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India’s quest for a gold medal finally ended in triumph after Ramesh Rangarajan, a Bengaluru based software engineer working for Infosys, set a world record of 9.62 seconds to take the top spot in the Google Doodle Hurdles, an Olympic discipline created exclusively for nerds and geeks in partnership with Google. Another Indian, Srinivas Cheruvulu, from TCS [...]

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It is official – the world’s biggest social networking site, Facebook.com will soon be called Fakebook.com. After disclosing that 83 million accounts, roughly 9% of Facebook’s base of 955 million active users are fake, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has fired another salvo, revealing that nearly 420 million people among the remaining 872 million genuine users are, [...]

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The Unreal Times business correspondent, Ebenezer Businesswallah, caught up with IT czar turned technocrat, Nandan Nilekani, at his Bangalore residence over the weekend and chatted with him on a range of issues including the challenges and headaches of working in the government, the financial troubles of his company, Infosys, and his transition from the corporate [...]

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