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World's oldest person dies aged 117
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 16 Sep 2017,Saturday
The oldest person in the world, Violet Mosse-Brown, passed away at the age of 117 on Friday. Brown, who was born in Jamaica on March 10, 1900, suffered from an irregular heartbeat and was dehydrated days before she passed away. Following her death, 117-year-old Japanese woman Nabi Tajima, born on August 4, 1900, has become the world's oldest person.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 12:00 pm on 16 Sep
Inshorts is looking to hire Head of Android
short by Neha Setia / on 02 Sep 2017,Saturday
Inshorts is looking to hire a suitable candidate with 3-7 years of experience to work as the Head of Android, via an Android development challenge which opens on September 8. The CTC will be ₹24 LPA or more depending upon the candidate. Interested candidates can find out more about the challenge and register for same using the link below.
short by Neha Setia / 11:12 pm on 02 Sep
Inshorts looking to hire English proofreaders
short by Sultan Mirza / on 18 Aug 2017,Friday
Inshorts is looking to hire people to work as Proofreaders in its English Editorial team. Candidates applying need to have a fair sense of news. Eligibility criteria include bachelors/masters in English or bachelors/masters in Mass Communication with experience of 0-2 years. Interested candidates can send their CV at, with the subject line 'English-Proofreader'.
short by Sultan Mirza / 09:49 pm on 18 Aug
Chile scraps $2.5-billion mining project to protect penguins
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 25 Aug 2017,Friday
Chile has rejected plans for a $2.5-billion iron-mining project in the Coquimbo region, home to 80% of world's Humboldt penguins. A local firm wanted to extract the metal near the penguin reserve and build a port to ship it out. The Environment Minister said, "I firmly believe in development, but it cannot be at the cost of our environmental heritage".
short by Gaurav Shroff / 11:42 am on 25 Aug
Aus teen becomes youngest pilot to fly solo around the world
short by Deepali Aggarwal / on 10 Sep 2017,Sunday
An 18-year-old Australian pilot, Lachlan Smart, has set the Guinness World Record for being the youngest person to take a solo trip around the globe in an aircraft. "My mission is to inspire youth to dream big and to follow their dreams," said Smart who stopped at 24 locations in 15 countries during his seven-week flight covering 45,000 kilometres.
short by Deepali Aggarwal / 09:18 pm on 10 Sep
Photographer who 'clicked' war zones exposed as fake
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 06 Sep 2017,Wednesday
A man who claimed to have photographed war zones was allegedly stealing pictures from other photographers and doctoring them. Eduardo Martins, who claimed he survived a 7-year battle with leukaemia and found new meaning in photographing conflict, was allegedly photoshopping a British surfer's face onto pictures of war zones. Martins' pictures were used by the BBC and Al Jazeera.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 01:34 pm on 06 Sep
The Guinness Book of Records debuted on August 27, 1955
short by Ankush Verma / on 27 Aug 2017,Sunday
The first edition of 'The Guinness Book of Records' was published in Great Britain on this day in the year 1955. To date, the book has been translated into more than 20 languages and has sold over 13 crore copies, besides being the top-selling copyrighted title in history. It was initially intended to be given away for free in pubs.
short by Ankush Verma / 11:02 am on 27 Aug
Remains of Chinese labourers found at Peru pyramid
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 25 Aug 2017,Friday
Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of 16 Chinese labourers, thought to be indentured workers brought to Peru to replace slave labour. The Chinese labourers are believed to have been buried in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Peru was one of the biggest destinations for Chinese labour in Latin America in the 20th century.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 04:24 pm on 25 Aug
Russian aircraft explodes during airshow, two dead
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 04 Sep 2017,Monday
A Soviet-era Russian aircraft exploded into a fireball during an airshow near the Russian capital of Moscow, leaving two people on board dead. The police said the aircraft, which was performing an aerobatic routine, crashed into a field while spectators were watching. The cause of the crash is believed to be human error.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 01:29 pm on 04 Sep
Cambridge plans to scrap written exams over bad handwriting
short by Daisy Mowke / on 10 Sep 2017,Sunday
Cambridge University is considering to scrap written exams and allow laptops to replace pen and paper due to the increasing illegibility of students' handwriting. Academics said students are losing the ability to write by hand because of their reliance on laptops in lectures and elsewhere. "It's difficult for...examiners as it's harder and harder to read these scripts," said a lecturer.
short by Daisy Mowke / 02:59 pm on 10 Sep
Archaeologists unearth 3500-year-old tomb in Egypt
short by Nandini Sinha / on 11 Sep 2017,Monday
Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a pharaonic tomb belonging to a royal goldsmith who lived more than 3,500 years ago in the city of Luxor. A shaft inside the tomb contained mummies and coffins belonging to ancient Egyptian people who lived during the 21st and 22nd dynasties. Around 150 small funerary statues carved in wood, clay and limestone were also discovered.
short by Nandini Sinha / 12:02 am on 11 Sep
Chinese principal saves girl from jumping off building
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 13 Sep 2017,Wednesday
A school principal in China stopped a student from jumping off a 17-storey building as she stood at the edge of the roof, a video showed. The girl had earlier told firefighters to back off, but the principal managed to convince her he was handing her a water bottle before rescuing her. The girl was reportedly severely depressed.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 04:04 pm on 13 Sep
BITS Pilani's Annual Startup Conclave to be held in New Delhi
short by Vani Vivek / on 29 Aug 2017,Tuesday
BITS Pilani has scheduled grand finale of its international startup challenge 'Conquest' for September 3 at Hyatt Regency, New Delhi. The 13th edition of Conquest witnessed registrations from over 1,000 startups from across Asia. Conquest's Grand Finale is a popular networking event with attendance from Lightspeed Ventures MD Dev Khare and Trifecta Capital Managing Partner Nilesh Kothari.
short by Vani Vivek / 04:46 pm on 29 Aug
Paedophile vicar housed in luxury flat paid for by Church
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 29 Aug 2017,Tuesday
A former vicar who has been convicted of sexual offences for the third time was being housed in a luxury apartment paid for by Church of England. Paul Battersby was found guilty of downloading child porn. He was convicted in 2008 after his family found child porn on his computer, and in 2009 for using a fake name online.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 04:49 pm on 29 Aug
Trump govt to block Russian ownership in US oil firm: Report
short by Ankush Verma / on 02 Sep 2017,Saturday
President Donald Trump's administration is planning to block Russian oil major Rosneft's takeover of Venezuela-owned US firm Citgo, the Wall Street Journal reported. The White House regards the deal as a threat to the national interests of the United States, the report added. Notably, Rosneft is included in the US list of sanctions against Russia over Ukraine conflict.
short by Ankush Verma / 11:31 pm on 02 Sep
World's oldest panda dies aged 37
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 14 Sep 2017,Thursday
Basi, the oldest captive giant panda in the world, has died, according to her keepers in Chinese city Fuzhou. She passed away at the age of 37, which is equivalent to over 100 human years. She was named after a valley from where she was rescued, and had lived at a panda facility since the age of four or five.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 06:56 pm on 14 Sep
New trailer for Assassin's Creed: Origins released
short by Dishant Sharma / on 23 Aug 2017,Wednesday
The trailer for the next installment in the action-adventure video game series Assassin's Creed, the 'Assassin's Creed: Origins' has been released by French video game developer, Ubisoft. The game, which is set in ancient Egypt, features historical rulers including Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, and Ptolemy XIII. Notably, the game is scheduled to release on October 27.
short by Dishant Sharma / 05:43 pm on 23 Aug
US man awarded ₹4.8 crore after beer burns his organs
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 17 Sep 2017,Sunday
A US man, Richard Washart, has been awarded $750,000 (over ₹4.8 crore) after surviving a sip of beer tainted with a caustic chemical that severely burned his oesophagus and stomach. Washart sued the restaurant, who in turn blamed a company that cleans its beer tap lines, which was ordered to pay half the compensation along with the restaurant.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 07:37 pm on 17 Sep
Fully licensed Ashes Cricket video game revealed
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Sep 2017,Monday
Australian sports video game developer Big Ant Studios on Monday announced its first-ever fully licensed cricket game, Ashes Cricket. The game features photo-real depictions of the men's and women's teams from Australia and England, and will allow users to create their own players, competitions and stadiums among others. It will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in November.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:04 pm on 18 Sep
Couple awarded ₹21 cr after adopted baby reclaimed, murdered
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 23 Aug 2017,Wednesday
A lesbian couple in the US has been awarded ₹21 crore in a lawsuit against their own lawyer after their adopted baby was reclaimed by his biological mother and murdered by his father weeks later. The jury found the lawyer had acted negligently by not severing biological parents' rights. The biological mother had taken the baby back months after adoption.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 03:14 pm on 23 Aug
US woman finds live maggots in Ferrero Rocher chocolates
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 15 Sep 2017,Friday
A US woman has shared photos and videos of live maggots crawling over Ferrero Rocher chocolates on Facebook. Rachael Vile from Illinois said every piece of the chocolates inside the box of Ferrero Rocher had maggots on them. She further said the chocolates were supposed to expire on March 6, 2018.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 07:56 pm on 15 Sep
Coyote survives after getting dragged by car for over 34 km
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 14 Sep 2017,Thursday
A coyote survived with minor injuries after getting dragged by a car for 34 kilometres in Canada, a woman has claimed. She said she hit the coyote with her car but continued driving on as she believed it was dead, before being informed it was "embedded" in her car. She notified wildlife officials, who later rescued the animal.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 06:44 pm on 14 Sep
Richard Branson shares pics of damage to his home
short by Shifa Naseer / on 11 Sep 2017,Monday
British billionaire and Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson on Monday shared pictures of the devastation to his Necker Island home due to Hurricane Irma. He also posted a video showing buildings blown away and trees ripped from the ground. Writing on his blog, he said, "We felt the full force of the strongest hurricane ever in the Atlantic Ocean".
short by Shifa Naseer / 03:37 pm on 11 Sep
Sindoor could have unsafe lead levels: Research
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 01 Sep 2017,Friday
US-based researchers have warned that sindoor, a traditional red colored cosmetic powder usually worn by married Hindu women, being sold in the US and India could have unsafe levels of lead. Of the 118 sindoor samples tested, 80% had at least some lead and nearly a third contained levels above the limit set by the US Food and Drug Administration.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 09:26 am on 01 Sep
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