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Working people can get insurance cover till 75 by paying till 60**
short by Roshan Gupta / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
Term plans now available in the market come with many features but Max Life's new plan is custom made for working professionals who want to stop paying premiums once their regular income ceases during retirement. Max Life Online Term Plan Plus allows you to pay until 60 years and get cover till 75 years by paying some additional premium.
short by Roshan Gupta / 10:00 am on 22 Nov
World's most expensive painting sold for over ₹2,900 crore
short by Deepali Aggarwal / on 16 Nov 2017,Thursday
An over 500-year-old artwork by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci has become the world's most expensive painting ever sold, fetching over ₹2,900 crore ($450.3 million) at an auction on Wednesday in New York City. The oil painting which depicts Jesus Christ in Renaissance clothes holding a crystal orb is one of the 16 verified da Vinci originals in existence.
short by Deepali Aggarwal / 10:26 am on 16 Nov
Asian Paints & St+art India give Churchgate station a makeover
short by Roshan Gupta / on 13 Nov 2017,Monday
Asian Paints and St+art India Foundation have collaborated to transform one of Mumbai's busiest stations Churchgate into a work of art. Globally renowned Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra painted a 25-meter long and 8-meter wide mural of the Father of the Nation - Mahatma Gandhi. The project is supported by Western Railway and the Consulate General of Brazil in Mumbai.
short by Roshan Gupta / 10:59 pm on 13 Nov
Coca-Cola gets a makeover, same amazing taste
short by Roshan Gupta / on 20 Nov 2017,Monday
Coca-Cola has got a makeover with the underlying view of 'One Brand Strategy' with the variants getting a brand new look. Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero and Diet Coke will now be known as Coca-Cola Original Taste, Coca-Cola No Sugar and Coca-Cola Light Taste No Sugar respectively. The new packaging will be extended to both the PET and CAN packs of all Coca-Cola variants.
short by Roshan Gupta / 12:00 am on 20 Nov
SPJIMR ranked 4th in India's best B-Schools in BT survey
short by Roshan Gupta / on 15 Nov 2017,Wednesday
SP Jain Institute of Management & Research's Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) is a two-year, full-time residential program and has been Ranked 4th recently by Business Today. SPJIMR is known in the Industry for its Innovative Pedagogy and Value Based Learning. The highest salary on campus was a record ₹39.5 lakh per annum and the average salary ₹20.9 lakh.
short by Roshan Gupta / 01:31 pm on 15 Nov
Inshorts is looking to hire graphic designers
short by Nihal Thondepu / on 15 Nov 2017,Wednesday
Inshorts is looking to hire full-time graphic designers and photo-editors who can create stunning visuals which are the most important part of our news shorts. Working from our Noida office, they will be responsible for designing, selecting, editing, positioning, and publishing photos to accompany the text of the news. Interested candidates can send CVs and portfolios to openings@inshorts.com.
short by Nihal Thondepu / 10:48 pm on 15 Nov
What is Daylight Saving Time and why is it used?
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 05 Nov 2017,Sunday
Daylight Saving Time is a seasonal time change practiced mostly in the Northern Hemisphere, wherein clocks are set ahead of the standard time by one hour in spring and are rolled back in autumn. The practice was first started in Canada in 1908 and has been implemented by over 70 countries to observe more daylight hours and to conserve energy.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 07:56 pm on 05 Nov
LEGO to re-release 5,923-piece Taj Mahal kit
short by Radhika Chugh / on 05 Nov 2017,Sunday
LEGO, which is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its modular building kits, has announced that its 5,923-piece Taj Mahal kit will be re-released on November 27 and will cost around ₹24,000. The set was initially launched in 2008 and was discontinued in 2010. The new kit will feature an extra brick as compared to its predecessor.
short by Radhika Chugh / 08:23 am on 05 Nov
Father forgives and hugs man involved in son's murder in US
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 10 Nov 2017,Friday
The father of a 22-year-old pizza deliveryman forgave and hugged the man sentenced to 31 years in prison for his involvement in his son's murder in US' Kentucky. Abdul-Munim Sombat Jitmoud, whose son was robbed and stabbed to death in 2015, said he had forgiven Trey Alexander Relford in the spirit of Islam. Meanwhile, Relford cried and apologised to Jitmoud.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 03:18 pm on 10 Nov
8,000-year-old jars offer earliest evidence of winemaking
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 14 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Archaeologists in Georgia have uncovered wine traces within clay pottery dating back to 6,000-5,800 BC, presenting evidence of the world's earliest known winemaking. Researchers found traces of tartaric acid, a substance found in grapes, in the fragments while grape pollen was also found at excavation sites. Previous earliest winemaking evidence was found in Iran, dating back to 5,400-5,000 BC.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 01:16 pm on 14 Nov
Rare Omega Tourbillion watch sells for record $1.4 million
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 14 Nov 2017,Tuesday
An Omega Tourbillion wristwatch has been sold for $1.4 million (₹9.16 crore) at an auction in Geneva. It represents the highest amount ever paid for an Omega watch and the first time Omega has achieved a price of over $1 million. The watch, a prototype, was made in 1947 and is the only known tourbillon Omega wristwatch in existence.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 09:26 pm on 14 Nov
Suitcase with gems worth ₹9 crore stolen from London train
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 15 Nov 2017,Wednesday
A suitcase containing over 40 gems worth £1 million (nearly ₹9 crore) was stolen from a luggage rack on a train at Euston station in London recently. The owner of the suitcase is a 35-year-old jewellery dealer. Police officers have released an image of a man caught on CCTV footage, who they said they would like to question.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 04:48 pm on 15 Nov
Blind man sits on train floor as conductor refuses to help
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Nov 2017,Saturday
A 56-year-old blind man claimed he was forced to sit on a UK train's floor as the seats for the disabled were occupied by able-bodied people. Roger Debman said he complained to the conductor, who refused to help and instructed him to sit on the floor. Debman said the seats for the disabled had enough space for his guide dog.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 05:36 pm on 18 Nov
South Korean First Lady to serve homemade snacks to Trump
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 07 Nov 2017,Tuesday
South Korean First Lady Kim Jung-sook will serve homemade traditional refreshments to US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania when they arrive in the country today. The refreshments include chocolate-coated dried persimmons, called 'gotgam', and herb tea. An official said, "First Lady Kim... put her whole mind to the refreshment in order to treat them with the highest respect."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 03:02 pm on 07 Nov
IIT Kharagpur organises campus round of Hult Prize
short by Anmol Sharma / on 08 Nov 2017,Wednesday
IIT Kharagpur organised the campus round of Hult Prize on November 5, 2017. The Hult Prize is organised in association with the UN and is the world's largest student social entrepreneurship competition spanning across 106 countries with participation from over 50,000 universities. Team "LOST" was declared the winner and will now progress to one of the 15 International regionals.
short by Anmol Sharma / 06:37 pm on 08 Nov
Genetically modified apple that doesn't brown hits US stores
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 09 Nov 2017,Thursday
The 'Arctic apple', modified to silence the genes responsible for producing a browning enzyme, has gone on sale in the US for the first time. Typical apples brown when an enzyme called polyphenol oxidase is exposed to oxygen. The genetically modified apple is sold by a Canada-based company Okanagan Specialty Fruits, which planted its first test apples in 2003.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 05:56 pm on 09 Nov
Dead grasshopper discovered in Vincent van Gogh painting
short by Dishant Sharma / on 10 Nov 2017,Friday
American paintings conservator Mary Schafer found a dead grasshopper in Vincent van Gogh's Olive Trees painting, while it was being scanned for research. Van Gogh, who is known for painting outdoors, painted Olive Trees in 1889. Schafer said they were curious to know if the grasshopper could be studied further to identify the season in which Olive Trees was painted.
short by Dishant Sharma / 07:47 pm on 10 Nov
JK Rowling encourages demotivated writer on Twitter
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 14 Nov 2017,Tuesday
After 23-year-old aspiring French author Roi-Sorcier d'Angmar tagged Harry Potter author JK Rowling and science fiction author Stephen King in her tweet about feeling demotivated, Rowling responded saying, "Don't write me. Write like you. Nobody else can do that." Following this, d'Angmar thanked Rowling, while other Twitter users motivated and encouraged her to complete her work.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 04:33 pm on 14 Nov
Toddler with dairy allergy dies after eating cheese sandwich
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 11 Nov 2017,Saturday
A three-year-old boy who had a severe allergy to dairy has died from anaphylactic shock after he was fed a grilled cheese sandwich at his New York City preschool. His family said that even though the school staff was aware of his allergy, he was given the sandwich by an adult at school. The Health Department is investigating the incident.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 05:14 pm on 11 Nov
Van Gogh's 1889 painting sells for $81 million at auction
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 14 Nov 2017,Tuesday
An 1889 canvas by Vincent van Gogh, "Laboureur dans un champ", has fetched $81.3 million in an auction at Christie's in New York. The painting was created during the artist's one-year stay at an insane asylum in France. Notably, the auction record for Van Gogh was set in 1990 with the $82.5 million sale of "Portrait du Dr. Gachet".
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 07:02 pm on 14 Nov
Man found guilty of infecting 5 Grindr dates with HIV
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 16 Nov 2017,Thursday
A 27-year-old UK-based hairdresser who is HIV positive has been found guilty of deliberately infecting five men with HIV and attempting to infect another five after meeting them on gay dating app Grindr. The court heard Daryll Rowe went on a months-long "campaign" to infect people, deliberately sabotaging condoms and sending his victims messages like "I have HIV. Lol. Whoops!"
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 11:41 am on 16 Nov
Drug use suspected after people bark, strip naked in US town
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 14 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Several people barked like dogs, broke into buildings, stripped and showered in soda water recently in United States' Sullivan town, said the police. Arresting two people, the police said man-made drug Flakka was believed to be the cause of the erratic behaviour. The police added that the people were "acting out of their minds."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 05:11 pm on 14 Nov
Paintings made by elephant auctioned in Hungary
short by Daisy Mowke / on 05 Nov 2017,Sunday
Three paintings made by 42-year-old elephant Sandra were auctioned for $150 (₹9,700) each in Hungary. "I only help her with changing the brushes and putting them into paints but she does the rest by herself more or less," said Sandra's owner. The money will be offered to an elephant sanctuary in Malaysia.
short by Daisy Mowke / 07:39 pm on 05 Nov
Brazil police officer shoots robbers while holding his baby
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
An off-duty military police officer opened fire at two armed robbers while at a pharmacy with his wife and baby in Brazil. Surveillance footage shows Sergeant Rafael Souza shoot dead an armed robber with the baby in his arms. Souza shot dead the second robber after handing the baby to his wife, who took cover behind a shelf.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 02:56 pm on 21 Nov
WWII submarine containing sailors' remains found after 77yrs
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 07 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Polish divers have accidentally discovered the wreck of HMS Narwhal, sunk by the German military in 1940 leading to the deaths of 58 British sailors during World War Two. The submarine was bombed after German soldiers intercepted secret codes and deciphered its potential location. It was discovered in the North Sea by divers looking for another submarine lost at sea.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 05:09 pm on 07 Nov
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