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Urban Company Freedom Sale begins with 2 lakh+ pre-bookings
short by Roshan Gupta / on 31 Jul 2020,Friday
With flat 40-60% off on women's salon at home and men's haircuts at home, cleaning, repair, and other at-home services, Urban Company urges everyone to celebrate #GharPeFreedom. With over 2,00,000 people signing up for early access, the company said that the sale has definitely struck the right chord. Urban Company Freedom Sale kickstarts today and ends on 16th August.
short by Roshan Gupta / 12:00 am on 31 Jul
This Independence Week, Croma has rolled out the 5-5-5 offer in stores from August 5-16. Under this campaign, Croma is offering 5% cashback on cards, 5% off on second product and 5% value back on transaction. Croma also has various deals across gadgets including upto 50% off on kitchen appliances, printer free on select i3 laptops, no-cost EMIs and more.
short by Roshan Gupta / 11:03 am on 05 Aug
Boost immunity with a healthier life: Swisse ambassador Chris Hemsworth
short by Roshan Gupta / on 06 Aug 2020,Thursday
Swisse's global ambassador, Chris Hemsworth explains that the snowball effect which helps to boost immunity starts with taking steps towards a healthier, happier life. He said that what you eat, how you train, and what all-natural supplements you take daily, help you experience a positive impact on your emotional state. Health and wellness are a constant journey, Chris Hemsworth added.
short by Roshan Gupta / 11:00 am on 06 Aug
MilkLane has launched Nutrinos, a ready-to-eat fun dairy product that provides right kind of nutrition to the kids in a fun way by focusing on their growth and development. Made with special cultures, it is rich in proteins, calcium, and vitamin A & D. MilkLane stated, Nutrinos has been developed keeping in mind the taste & nutritional requirement of kids.
short by Roshan Gupta / 09:00 am on 07 Aug
Edelweiss Tokio Life introduces Active Income Plan
short by Roshan Gupta / on 03 Aug 2020,Monday
Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance has introduced Active Income Plan that provide life cover and regular income till age 99. The plan comes with an option to choose from early income from second policy year or deferred income that starts after premium paying term ends. With this plan, Edelweiss Tokio says that you can get income 'Har Haal Saalon Saal'.
short by Roshan Gupta / 04:02 pm on 03 Aug
'World's largest encyclopedia' sells for ₹69 crore at auction
short by Nandini Sinha / on 10 Jul 2020,Friday
Two volumes of the Chinese encyclopedia 'Yongle Dadian' sold for more than €8.1 million (nearly ₹69 crore), more than 1,000 times the estimated price, at an auction. "Yongle Dadian is the largest encyclopedia in the world. It originally counted 22,877 manuscript volumes, made up of approximately 370 million characters," Paris-based auction house Beaussant Lefèvre said.
short by Nandini Sinha / 07:00 am on 10 Jul
Italian coast guard divers and biologists are working to free a sperm whale caught in a fishing net off the Italian coast. Boaters spotted the whale struggling after being entangled in nets in waters surrounding the Aeolian Island archipelago. In a video shared by the coast guard, a diver can be seen slicing away some of the net.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:00 am on 20 Jul
Traffic was halted after a tiger was seen resting in the middle of a flyover in Madhya Pradesh. The incident occurred on National Highway, which falls inside the buffer zone of Pench National Park. The tiger can be seen panting and roaring in the incident's video, which has gone viral on social media.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 06:20 pm on 14 Jul
A cobra entered a man's jeans in Uttar Pradesh while he was sleeping following which he stood still at a spot for seven hours before it was removed. The incident reportedly took place in UP's Sikandarpur village where the man was installing electricity poles and wires. The man stayed still holding a pillar so that the cobra doesn't bite him.
short by Jigyasu / 10:31 am on 02 Aug
A 12-year-old giraffe named 'Forest' at Australia Zoo has been named by Guinness World Records as the world's tallest living giraffe standing at 5.7 metres (18 ft 8 inches). "The process of measuring his (height) was far from straightforward...Staff had to create a specially marked measuring pole," Guinness said. The zoo is owned by late Australian conservationist Steve Irwin's family.
short by Nandini Sinha / 07:00 am on 31 Jul
US boy who got 90 stitches after saving sister from dog celebrates Rakhi
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 04 Aug 2020,Tuesday
A six-year-old boy, who received 90 stitches on his face after he saved his sister from a dog, celebrated the festival of Raksha Bandhan. The boy celebrated the festival with his sister after his family learnt about why it was celebrated. His aunt, who shared their picture, said, "I love this sentiment of brothers and sisters caring for one another."
short by Arshiya Chopra / 09:47 pm on 04 Aug
An unnamed wealthy European bought a private island off the coast of Ireland for €5.5 million (over ₹47 crore) without setting foot on it amid the coronavirus pandemic. The purchase was made on the basis of video footage of the 157-acre Horse Island in Roaringwater Bay. The island has seven houses, helipad, gym, tennis court and a "shipwreck playhouse".
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:00 am on 16 Jul
4-year-old UK boy lands book deal for his poetry collection
short by Pragya Swastik / on 23 Jul 2020,Thursday
A 4-year-old UK boy has landed a book deal for his poetry collection and will become one of the world's youngest published authors. Nadim Shamma-Sourgen penned several poems including 'Coming Home', 'Love' and 'Baddies'. Sri Lanka's Thanuwana Serasinghe, who was four years and 356 days old when he released his book, holds Guinness record for the youngest published male author.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:00 am on 23 Jul
A 10th-century stone statue of Lord Shiva, which was stolen from Rajasthan's Ghateshwar Temple in 1998 and smuggled to the UK, will be returned to the Archaeological Survey of India. UK authorities were alerted in 2003 and the private collector who was in possession of the idol voluntarily returned it to the Indian High Commission in the UK in 2005.
short by Nandini Sinha / 08:08 pm on 30 Jul
A Chinese woman named Huang Guoxian has seen her belly grow 'uncontrollably' in the past two years due to a medical condition. The mother-of-two has said her abdomen weighs 44 pounds (19 kg) and is still expanding. Huang added that her huge belly mass makes it impossible for her to sleep, walk and look after her children properly.
short by Daisy Mowke / 12:53 pm on 06 Aug
236-carat diamond believed to be 120-230 million yrs old found in Russia
short by Nandini Sinha / on 08 Aug 2020,Saturday
Diamond producer Alrosa has said that it has discovered a 236-carat rough diamond of "intense yellow-brown colour" at its mine in the northeastern region of Yakutia, Russia. "This is the largest natural colour rough diamond ever found in Russia," Alrosa said. According to preliminary estimates, the diamond is 120-230 million years old.
short by Nandini Sinha / 06:48 pm on 08 Aug
Indian boy jumps across ruler 101 times in 30 secs, sets Guinness record
short by Nandini Sinha / on 09 Jul 2020,Thursday
A 17-year-old Indian boy in Dubai set a Guinness World Record for most side-to-side hops in 30 seconds after he jumped across a ruler 101 times. "The record was measured by a close-up slow-motion video so that the line object and my feet are clearly seen," Soham Mukherjee said. He completed 110 hops, but nine were considered invalid by Guinness.
short by Nandini Sinha / 08:04 pm on 09 Jul
Rare golden tiger spotted in Kaziranga National Park, pics go viral
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 12 Jul 2020,Sunday
Pictures of golden tiger, which was spotted in Kaziranga National Park some time back, have gone viral on social media. IFS Parveen Kaswan on Saturday shared the images clicked by Wildlife photographer Mayuresh Hendre, stating, "They (golden tigers) are very rare and some say it is caused by a recessive gene that gets expressed due to extensive inbreeding."
short by Arshiya Chopra / 06:08 pm on 12 Jul
Templar sign appears on wheat farm in France, thousands visit site
short by Nandini Sinha / on 14 Jul 2020,Tuesday
Thousands of people are visiting a wheat farm in France after a Templar sign appeared on the field. Gerard Benoit, the farm owner, noticed the pattern while driving his tractor. His son Nicolás said, "I thought someone had damaged my wheat, but I realised it was forming a pattern...It's vandalism, but we said to ourselves, 'It's good for once!'"
short by Nandini Sinha / 04:19 pm on 14 Jul
Rebecca Dalton, 35, spent five months in a UK hospital after a toothache developed into a severe brain infection. She had difficulty walking and suffered memory blackouts, after which she was rushed to hospital, where scans showed growths on her brain, heart, and liver. "It...[gave] me a different outlook- you can't take things for granted," she said after being discharged.
short by Daisy Mowke / 09:51 am on 29 Jul
Postman who walked 15 km daily for work retires, IAS officer shares pic
short by Nandini Sinha / on 09 Jul 2020,Thursday
D Sivan, a postman in Tamil Nadu who walked 15 km every day to deliver mail, has retired after 30 years of service. Sharing his picture, IAS officer Supriya Sahu wrote, "D Sivan walked...through thick forests to deliver mail in inaccessible areas in Coonoor. Chased by wild elephants, bears...crossing slippery streams and waterfalls he did his duty with utmost dedication".
short by Nandini Sinha / 07:00 am on 09 Jul
A 50-year-old Austrian national accidentally snapped the toes off a 200-year-old sculpture by Antonio Canova in a museum in Italy while he leaned on it for a photo. The museum said that the tourist hurriedly left, without reporting the fact. The Austrian national must not "remain unpunished and return to his homeland", an official from Antonio Canova Foundation said.
short by Nandini Sinha / 08:42 pm on 05 Aug
7-yr-old UK boy sends puzzle to Queen to 'cheer her up', she thanks him
short by Nandini Sinha / on 11 Jul 2020,Saturday
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has thanked seven-year-old Timothy Madders who created a wordsearch for her to "cheer her up" during the lockdown. "He picked happiness as a theme because he wanted words that'd make people think of happy things as they did it," Timothy's mother said. "Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated," a letter from one of the Queen's ladies-in-waiting read.
short by Nandini Sinha / 07:24 pm on 11 Jul
The old Arasalu railway station in Karnataka's Shivamogga has been converted into a museum inspired by television serial 'Malgudi Days' which was based on novelist RK Narayan's short stories. MoS for Railways Suresh Angadi on Saturday inaugurated the museum. The museum is designed by artist John Devraj, who was a part of 'Malgudi Days' and funded by Mysore Divisional Railway.
short by Jigyasu / 02:48 pm on 09 Aug
BITSians' Day, the annual flagship event by BITS Pilani Alumni Association (BITSAA) for alumni across the world, is going to be held over this weekend from August 7-9. The events during the festivities include a talk by Professor SS Vasan, BITSAA Bangalore live Comedy Show and music nights among others. The closing ceremony will include candid conversations with distinguished alumni.
short by Pragya Swastik / 02:18 pm on 06 Aug
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