Building Blocks of Life Found
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Building Blocks of Life Found

In a recent discovery, Rosetta Spacecraft has detected amino acid glycine, a key building block of life, in the Comet 67P Churyumov–Gerasimenko directly for the first time. This discovery supports the various theories related to the relation between life’s ingredients and the cosmic bodies. An instrument known as the Rosetta Orbiter Spectrometer for Ion and Neutral Analysis (ROSINA) mass spectrometer was used to discover the element. Rosetta is a space probe built by the European Space Agency launched on 2 March 2004. It became the first spacecraft to orbit a comet on 6 August 2014 when i

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Huawei P9 launch in South Africa
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Huawei P9 launch in South Africa

One of the leading Chinese mobile manufacturing companies Huawei unveiled its P9 series in South Africa in the first week of June 2016. Huawei P9 is the world’s first co-engineered Leica dual-camera smartphone. The launch also uncovered two other primary devices of the range - P9 Lite and P9 Plus. The phone’s USP is its dual camera which is co-engineered by the premium German camera manufacturer Leica. The first camera of the P9 is a standard 12 megapixel camera with an RGB sensor that can take photos in full color; the second camera contains a monochromatic sensor and takes black-and-whi

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Nokia and Vodacom Launch 4G in Tanzania
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Nokia and Vodacom Launch 4G in Tanzania

Strengthening their Tanzanian partnership, Nokia and Vodacom introduced 4G in Dar es Salaam in May 2016. With this service, Vodacom has become the largest wireless telecommunications network of the country. The services were started in Dar es Salaam on 11 May 2016 and are expected to reach all major cities of Tanzania in the upcoming times. While Vodacom is looking forward to 200Mbps download speeds as an “eventual goal”, for the present time, it is believed that the network is capable of delivering downlink transmission speeds of up to 70Mbps. Prior to this launch, the company began tes

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Uber Arrives in Uganda
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Uber Arrives in Uganda

The global online taxi firm, Uber has made its debut in Uganda by starting its services in the city of Kampala. After its immense success in other African cities, the online platform was launched in Uganda in the first week of June. Now, if one is heading to the airport, doing some shopping at Acacia Mall, watching a game at Mandela National Stadium or going out for some late night partying, the affordable ride is just one click away. Celebrating its launch in the capital city of Uganda, Uber provided free rides to the city people for four days. The city’s rapidly growing infrastructure in

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First Emirati Astronauts to travel in Space
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First Emirati Astronauts to travel in Space

United Arab Emirates is planning to expand its horizons and fly its first astronaut into space by the year 2021, when it completes 50 years of its foundation. By the end of 2018, Emirates will have its first astronaut titled, recruited and trained to make history. This is the first ever space programme to be launched by the UAE and a realization of UAE’s pledge to become a global leader in space exploration over the next 50 years. The recruitment process is rigorous and detailed. Citizens first fill out an online form, the required additional information and supporting documents to the UAE

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Google Trips App
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Google Trips App

This application is a one-stop-shop that makes planning, organization and management of trips easier. Just select the destination and create a trip by assigning dates. With Google Trips App booking of tickets and hotel rooms will be done with a few clicks. This application is not just for collecting information – it can also make suggestions. Through the ‘To Do’ tab one can get the best suggestions about what can be explored during the trip. This app serves as a perfect trip planner and travel guide for every person who is fond of exploring places. Available on Android, this free app of

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Aber a common digital currency for the UAE and Saudi Arabia
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Aber a common digital currency for the UAE and Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority and UAE Central Bank announced the launch of common digital currency ‘Aber’ to forge closer financial ties. On 29th Jan 2019, both the apex monetary bodies released a joint statement mentioning that the new digital currency will be used in financial statements between the two countries through Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers technologies. This new digital currency also serves as an additional medium for financial remittances between the two countries. In the initial stages, this pilot project concentrates on the technical aspects and focuses on the pr

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World’s first Malaria Vaccine launchd in Africa
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World’s first Malaria Vaccine launchd in Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledged the initiative of the Government of Malawi at the launch of the world’s first and only malaria vaccine through a part of a landmark pilot program. After the combined efforts of over 30 years Malawi has made the vaccine available to children in Africa. In the coming weeks, Ghana and Kenya will also introduce the vaccine. WHO coordinated the pilot program with a collective effort from health ministries of Malawi, Ghana, and Kenya and other partners including non-profit organizations, and GlaxoSmithKline, the vaccine developer. The vaccine, kno

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Jio Leading the Game
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Jio Leading the Game

Offering India’s first-ever Platinum 4G service, Reliance Jio is becoming the spearhead of the telecommunications industry as the best 4G network with the lowest data rate. It is offering nationwide free voice calls to any network without any roaming charges. In addition to its several feats, Reliance Jio has also become the Indian ‘4G-only’ network which is witnessing data usage of 16,000TB per day which is by far the largest data usage any carrier handles on a typical day at a global level. The company has an extensive network of 250,000 km of fiber optic cables across India and aims

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Oyo Ventures in China
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Oyo Ventures in China

OYO rooms, more commonly known as OYO, have extended its presence in the Chinese economy. This expansion is the third overseas expansion after Malaysia and Nepal for the Gurugram-based startup. OYO is an Indian hospitality service and budget hotel network, founded by Ritesh Agarwal in 2013 and is exploring the two big markets of India and China, alongside other Eastern countries like Indonesia. It is also set to take its enterprise in United Arab Emirates. In September 2017, OYO had signed a 5 year MoU with the China Lodging Group to facilitate and strengthen collaboration in order to build a

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