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India plans to rename all its airports and it makes a lot of sense

India plans to rename all its airports and it makes a lot of sense There are several airports in India that are named after historical figures or politicians.The airport in New Delhi is named after former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, for instance, whereas the airport in Mumbai is called Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, named after the 16th century ruler of the Maratha empire.

Teenagers spot fire on plane flying overhead, avert major disaster

Teenagers spot fire on plane flying overhead, avert major disaster A major mishap was averted Wednesday evening after two teenagers informed authorities about fire in the tail of a GoAir flight that flew overhead.The flight, carrying 194 people, did an emergency landing at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport minutes after it was informed about the fire.

People just can't get enough of ADHM's music, sets record with a billion streams

People just can't get enough of ADHM's music, sets record with a billion streams The first Indian album to be streamed more than one billion times is here.Within 48 hours of launch, its title track had reportedly clocked a million streams on Saavn, India's homegrown Apple Music rival, setting a new record for the service.

Save this date because Sachin Tendulkar said so

Save this date because Sachin Tendulkar said so When Sachin Tendulkar says so, you just do it!Arguably one of the greatest cricketers the world has ever witnessed, Tendulkar's iconic life lends itself to celluloid.

Indian Railways finds a way to make money off Uber, Ola cabs

Indian Railways finds a way to make money off Uber, Ola cabs The cab companies, will in turn, pay the Indian Railways hundreds of thousands of dollars in a year.The Indian Railways, which governs the world's fourth largest railway system, expects to earn around Rs 70 million ($1.

India's database with biometric details of its billion citizens ignites privacy debate

India's database with biometric details of its billion citizens ignites privacy debate 3, privacy was the hot topic of debate among many in India, thanks to a tweet that showed random people being identified on the street via Aadhaar, India's ubiquitous database that has biometric information of more than a billion Indians.The government dialled techies, people like Nandan Nilekani, a founder of India's mammoth IT firm Infosys, for help.

India just can't make enough rules about playing the national anthem at the movies

India just can't make enough rules about playing the national anthem at the movies In November, the Supreme Court of India ordered movie theaters to play the national anthem before each screening.But what about the national anthem that are part of a movie or documentary?

Desperate college boys worship actress to lose virginity, decorate tree with condoms on Valentine's Day

Desperate college boys worship actress to lose virginity, decorate tree with condoms on Valentine's Day The tree is decorated with balloons and condoms, and the actress' photo is hung on its branches.This year the Hindu College boys have voted Disha Patani as their Damdami Mai (a name they use for the popular actress of the year), The Times of India reported.

Uber's refusal to treat its drivers as employees now receiving backlash in India

Uber's refusal to treat its drivers as employees now receiving backlash in India The strike could continue for another few days despite a court order that has asked the drivers to resume the services, according to two drivers.Several Uber drivers who spoke with Mashable India last month expressed their concerns over fluctuating earnings, adding that the number of rides (duties, they say) have dwindled in the recent months.

This space agency just set an out-of-this-world record

This space agency just set an out-of-this-world record A rocket loaded down with a record number of satellites just launched on its way to orbit.The Indian Space Research Organization's (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) blasted off on Tuesday at 10:58 p.

Yes, Justin Bieber is coming to perform in India

Yes, Justin Bieber is coming to perform in India Yes, Justin Bieber will be performing in Mumbai on May 10.Part of the singer's Purpose Tour 2017, the concert will be held in DY Patil Stadium.

America First, India Second? This video makes a strong case for it

America First, India Second? This video makes a strong case for it In case you've watched the video and haven't got the context, here's what's happening.After the Dutch satirical video went viral, a host of countries have been mocking Trump's oft-repeated "America First" statement with tongue-in-cheek videos.

9 spectacular photographs from the Asia's largest aeronautics show

9 spectacular photographs from the Asia's largest aeronautics show The largest aeronautics event in Asia and second largest in the world, Aero India 2017, is presently underway in the IT city of Bangalore.Organized by India's Defence Ministry along with several aeronautics firms, the Aero Show serves as a marketplace for the global defense industry.

India sets world record with 104 satellites in a single rocket launch

India sets world record with 104 satellites in a single rocket launch It successfully launched 104 satellites into space with a single rocket.The launch was carried out with a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), an expendable launch system developed by India specifically to get multiple satellites into orbit in a single rocket.

India will now greet tourists with a local SIM card on arrival

India will now greet tourists with a local SIM card on arrival The Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) said Thursday foreigners with e-visas landing at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi will be provided with a SIM card from state-run telecom operator, BSNL.15 other airports in the country, who have the provisions for e-visas, will soon initiate the program as well, the association said.

Fumed Indians continue to troll NYT over 2-year-old cartoon mocking their space agency

Fumed Indians continue to troll NYT over 2-year-old cartoon mocking their space agency Some people just can't let it go — and the New York Times is learning this the hard way.The cartoon, which showed a farmer with a cow knocking at the door of a room marked Elite Space Club, drew immediate complaints from Indians as well as people from elsewhere.

New rendition of Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' tells the story of every engineering student

New rendition of Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' tells the story of every engineering student Ed Sheeran's new video title "Shape of You" about a budding romance has found a new meaning, thanks to some of the brightest young minds from India.Students at the prestigious IIT-Roorkee have made a new video for Sheeran's song that truly captures the desperate struggles of all the tens of millions of students who pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering to find a girlfriend.

Xiaomi India's Manu Kumar Jain promoted as global VP

Xiaomi India's Manu Kumar Jain promoted as global VP Following the departure of its top executive Hugo Barra, the Chinese company Xiaomi is reshuffling some top positions within the company.Manu Kumar Jain, who previously assumed the role of India Head at Xiaomi India, has been promoted to the role of Vice President of Xiaomi, a spokesperson for the company said today.

Lake catches fire in India's Silicon Valley yet again

Lake catches fire in India's Silicon Valley yet again Once known for its elaborate lake systems, Bangalore, also known as India's Silicon Valley, has been reeling under the pressure of increasing population and pollution.And all this culminated into "Smoke on the water" followed by fire in the lake on early Thursday evening.

This week in space: Pluto, Europa, and 96 Planet nanosats

This week in space: Pluto, Europa, and 96 Planet nanosats ” Counting the 96 new ones, that brings Planet’s constellation to 149, which is also a world record.The latest news on Proxima b is that scientists have revised the odds on its habitability, probably downward.