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JNU security guard cracks university’s entrance exam

A security guard at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is all set to study at the college after he cracked an entrance exam of the prestigious university. Ramjal Meena, who is securing the fences of JNU since 2014, has cleared the entrance examination for the admission into BA Russian (Hons). “I come from a village in Rajasthan. I was a bright student but I couldn't continue my education due to financial constraints. Later, I completed my graduation through distance education & now I am pursuing my post-graduation. As I started working here in JNU from 2014 I got the inspiration to study more, it was then I decided to continue my education,” Meena told ANI about his struggles and passion to complete his education.

Watch: Unique ‘Cricket Ganesh’ temple attracts enthusiasts in Chennai

A cricket enthusiast in Tamil Nadu’s Chennai has built a ‘Cricket Ganesh’ temple where the Ganesh idols could be seen in different cricketing avatars. Ramakrishnan, who is the founder of temple, said he is a Ganesh devotee, and always wanted to set up a temple of Hindu god since there was no Ganesh temple in his society in Anna Nagar East. Ramakrishnan named the temple ‘Cricket Ganesh’ following India’s famous test victory against Australia in Kolkata.

Behind Libra, Facebook's new digital currency

Although Bitcoin has gotten a lot of attention, it isn't widely used. For one thing, its value fluctuates wildly, meaning that $100 in bitcoins today might be worth $300 a month from now - or $2.50. Only a handful of merchants accept bitcoins as payments.Facebook is hoping to keep the libra's value stable by tying it closely to established currencies. Unlike most other cryptocurrencies, the Libra will be backed by real-world bank deposits and government securities in a number of leading currencies.Facebook is also recruiting partners ahead of time. Lyft, Uber and Spotify already have joined the Libra group. They will likely accept libras when the system launches. They'll also help fund, build and govern the system. That'll make Libra less of a free-for-all than Bitcoin. Facebook says Libra will embrace regulation, but it isn't providing many details on how.With most cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, anyone can lend computing power to verify transactions and to prevent anyone spending the same digital coin twice. With Libra, the verifications will initially be managed by its founding companies, such as Facebook and PayPal. Facebook believes the closed approach will mean better security.

Orient Electric launches EyeLuv LED lights to address the impact of invisible flicker on human eyes

The new range which has flicker-control technology reduces the harmful invisible flicker present in LED light that causes various health complications.

DTDC ties up with Asendia

Chakraborty said the services through the tie-up will cater to major players such as eBay and Amazon in India but also to MSMEs that sell to customers abroad.

India Inc's true champions get ready to grab the spotlight

A young, upwardly mobile India seeks growth and change, and we believe that India can build shared prosperity for its 1.25 billion citizens by transforming t...

Global addiction: Selfie facts and moments from around the world

93 million selfies each day (as of 2015).82% of youth between 18 and 34 in US are selfie takers (as of 2018).259 people have died taking selfies, half of them from India (2011-2017).Selfitis is the compulsive need to take selfies.Source: Google, Statista, AIIMS

Terrarium: The new clean and green idea

It’s called a terrarium and it’s being pitched as the next thing for air purification, apart from providing some degree of relief for dwellers in their concrete jungles.

Cravatex Brands acquires India rights to sell footwear brand Vans from global owner VF Corp

Rooted in California since 1966, Vans has grown steadily since VF Corp acquired it in 2014 and is aiming to reach sales of $5 billion brand by fiscal 2023.

The Shakti Bhatt Foundation has invited entries for the 2019 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize. In its twelfth year, the prize carries a cash award of Rs 2 lakh, and a trophy.

5 peaks that make mountaineers tremble

A recent photo showing a "traffic jam" on Mount Everest has highlighted how guided tours are making the world’s highest peak a tourist spot. But hard core mountaineers do not consider Everest the ultimate challenge.Here are 5 peaks that make them tremble:

Earth hacks: 9 climate-friendly solutions that reduce wastage

Earth hacks: 9 climate-friendly solutions that reduce wastage

By: Sourabh GuptaIf we cannot reverse climate change any more, we must learn to adapt. These innovations are preparing us for just that.Ahead of World Environment Day on June 5, ET Magazine lists nine climate-friendly solutions from across the world that reduces wastage and taps new energy sources.

Life sciences & health: B’lore’s startups to aid next wave of partnerships with Netherlands, says expert

The emerging synergies in digital, e-health and research collaboration will enhance the knowledge ecosystem in Netherlands and create new jobs in her country as well as India.

Venice & the world: Art installations from pavillions of five countries

Venice & the world: Art installations from pavillions of five countries

The theme for the 58th Venice Biennale, which opened this month, is May You Live in Interesting Times.Here are art installations from pavillions of five countries that mirror the theme, with subjects ranging from news on social networks to beach boredom to the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi.Iceland: Chromo Sapiens - Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir has created a cave of colourful synthetic hair. The labyrinthlike artwork is a fuzzy abstraction of nature.

Did you know there are vending machines that sell cars and even gold?

Did you know there are vending machines that sell cars and even gold?

Vending machines have changed the face of the retail industry, making it easier for buyers and sellers to transact.Last week, Chinese tech major Xiaomi launched a vending machine for smartphones in Bengaluru. Did you know there are vending machines that sell cars and even gold? Check this out:Car no bar: Singapore has a 15-storey car vending machine set up by Autobahn Motors. Sales happen through a touchscreen that offers 60 high-end cars — from Ferraris to Bentleys.

Mantra for VUCA markets: Adapt rather than align

Mantra for VUCA markets: Adapt rather than align

In an ever-changing world, sometimes we have to become rule-followers, and sometimes, rule-breakers.

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