Nobel laureate Malala Yousufzai to donate 50,000 dollars for Gaza schools destroyed during conflict

malala yousafzaiKarachi, Oct 30 : Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousufzai has reportedly decided to donate 50,000 dollars to help rebuild the United Nations schools in Gaza which were destroyed during the 50-day conflict between Palestine and Israel in July and August, the UN's Palestinian refugee agency said.

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) said in a statement on Wednesday that after winning the World Children's Prize in Stockholm on Tuesday, the 17-year-old Pakistani children's rights activist said that she would donate her prize money to the agency, reported the Dawn.

Property prices likely to remain stable for next 6 mths: Survey

Mumbai - Even as the overall sentiment in the real estate sector has improved, buyers feel property prices across top 10 cities are likely to remain stable for the next six months, according to a recent survey.

The Housing Sentiment Index (HSI) assessed by IIM Bangalore and real estate portal Magicbricks home buyers across 10 cities -- Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Noida and Pune -- suggests that real estate prices are likely to remain stable over the next six months.

India ranks fourth in clean energy investment

Washington - India ranks fourth among 55 developing nations in clean energy investment, according to a new country-by-country study which is topped by China.

Released by Inter-American Development Bank, the results of the new study Climatescope 2014 suggest renewable technologies can be just as cost-competitive in emerging parts of the world as they are in richer nations.

The study offers the clearest picture yet of clean energy in 55 emerging markets in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean.

Sensex extends rally; Nifty regains 8,100-mark

Mumbai - Continuing its winning streak for the third straight session, the benchmark BSE Sensex rose over 48 points and the NSE Nifty regained the 8,100-mark in Thursday morning trade on sustained buying in bluechip stocks amid a mixed trend in Asian markets.

Besides, covering-up of pending short positions by speculators on the last day of October series expiry in the derivatives segment, buoyed market sentiments.

The BSE 30-share barometer rose over 48.27 points, or 0.17 percent, to 27,146.44. The NSE Nifty also maintained its rising trend and regained the 8,100-mark for the first time since September 23 by gaining 12.10 points, or 0.14 percent, to trade at 8,102.55.

Murray says 'deserves to be' in London Tour Finals

andy murrayLondon, Oct 30 - Britain number one Andy Murray has said that if he gets in to London he deserves to be there, after he moved to within one win of qualifying for the World Tour Finals with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Julien Benneteau at the Paris Masters.

Murray, who is fifth in the race to qualify for November's finals, outclassed his French opponent in 71 minutes to reach the third round. He just needs to reach the quarterfinals in France to clinch his place in London.

The Scot, who has won three titles in five weeks, would face Grigor Dimitrov , who beat Murray at Wimbledon, next, The BBC reported.

Grain oats may be panacea for all ills

oatsWashington, Oct 30 - A new research has listed the promising and established health benefits of whole grain oats revealing that oats may play an important role in improving satiety, diet quality and digestive, cardiovascular and general metabolic health.

The study explored the oat from agriculture and sustainability to nutrition policy and opportunity and new insights in nutritional science that go beyond cardiovascular health.

James Brown street gets green signal

New York - Officials in New York City have signed off on plans to name a street after music legend James Brown. A road in Harlem close to the iconic Apollo Theater is to be renamed James Brown Way in honour of the late star, reported the New York Daily News.

The new sign on 126th Street will be unveiled at a ceremony on November 22, which will be attended by a number of Brown's relatives, including his daughter Deanna Brown Thomas.

Mars orbiter crossed comet hurdle: ISRO

Mars orbiterBangalore: After the Mars orbiter spacecraft's successful encounter with comet Siding Spring last week, a major hurdle was over and the satellite is now in a normal phase of the mission to proceed with other experiments, ISRO said Wednesday.

"One thing that was quite satisfying was the satellite survived this comet, there was absolutely no problem...; it happened between October 19 and 20th, it has been about ten days since then, things are going on very correctly as planned," ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC) Director S K Shivakumar told reporters here.

Google releases 'Google Fit' app for android to challenge Apple's 'Healthkit'

Google FitWashington, Oct 29 : Google's answer to Apple 's Healthkit has reportedly been launched today under the moniker " Google Fit" and is available for all android devices.

Google said that the app allows users to monitor their health goals and workout stats. It can also monitor walking, running and cycling when used as a standalone health tracker, reported The Verge.

Users can also set goals based on duration or the total number of steps involved and the app will keep one informed about the progress throughout each day. However, third-party fitness trackers and apps can also tap into Google's platform and input your health data.

Malaysian PM vows to bring MH17 crash culprits to justice

Najib RazakWellington, Oct 29 : Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has vowed to bring to justice the culprits of Malaysian Airlines MH17 that crashed over eastern Ukraine.

According to Stuff. co. nz, Razak said that he fears fighting in Ukraine might hamper access to the crash site.

A report by the Dutch safety board said in September that MH17 crashed after a large number of high-energy objects penetrated its fuselage.

Malaysian PM also said that he hopes to see the MH370 investigation results in the coming months which would bring a solution to the world's biggest aviation mystery. (ANI)

YouTube considering paid subscription service to allow users to skip ads

youtubeWashington, Oct 29 : Google is reportedly considering a subscription service that would allow YouTube users to skip adverts that appear at the beginning of most of the videos on the site.

According to CNN, the move would drastically change the revenue model for the video giant, as majority of YouTube services are free and advertisements are its major source of income.

Speaking at a conference sponsored by the website ReCode, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said that while YouTube is currently ad-supported, there's going to be a point where people wouldn't want to see the ads.

Google officially announces Android 5.0 Lollipop

Google Android 5.0 LollipopWashington, Oct 29 : Google has finally announced the latest version of its Android 5.0 operating system " Lollipop".

The new version includes the default encryption feature that will automatically encrypt users data, the Washington Times reports.

Google made the announcement in a blog post on Tuesday.

The update will be made available to users in November. (ANI)

Japanese mushroom extract may be helpful in treating HPV

Japanese mushroom extractWashington, Oct 29 : A new study has revealed that a Japanese mushroom extract may be helpful in treating human papillomavirus (HPV).

The study at The University of Texas Health Science Center found that out of ten HPV-positive women, who were treated orally with the extract AHCC (active hexose correlated compound) once daily for up to six months, five achieved a negative HPV test result, three with confirmed eradication after stopping AHCC and the remaining two responders continues on the study.

Currently, there is no effective medicine or supplement to treat HPV , which is associated with more than 99 percent of cervical cancer cases.

CEO Tim Cook says Apple watch will have to be charged everyday

Tim CookLondon, Oct 29 : As the much-awaited Apple tech timepiece is set to launch next year, Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed inadvertently that users may only get a day's use before needing to recharge it.

While trying to evade a discussion on Apple's new watch's battery life, Cook said that tech enthusiasts will use it so much that they will end up charging it daily. However, his statement has fuelled speculations about the gadget's battery life as it has been a key concern for the company ever since the watch was unveiled on September 9, reported The Daily Star.

Jason Bateman to direct and star as 'IPO Man'

Jason BatemanWashington, Oct 29 : Jason Bateman is set to direct, as well as take on the lead role in upcoming film ' IPO Man.'

The Fox Searchlight project, which is based on a Wired Magazine article titled Meet The Man Who Sold His Fate To Investors At 1 dollar A Share, by Joshua Davis, written on a real story of a man named Mike Merrill, Deadline. com reported.

Bateman, 45, would play Merrill, who had offered himself as a novel commodity for public, and starts to face problems when shareholder s start demanding control over life decisions like having a vasectomy, or moving in with his longtime girlfriend.

Cheryl Cole wants to wait to start a family with hubby Jean-Bernard

Cheryl ColeLondon, Oct 29 : Cheryl Cole aka Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has revealed that she wants to wait to start a family with husband Jean-Bernard.

The 31-year-old singer, who was earlier married to footballer Ashley Cole, said in an interview that Kimberley just had a baby boy, whom she considers as a nephew and so she doesn't need her own right now, the Mirror reported.

The 'X Factor' judge added that she thinks she has got a little baby to take care of in Lauren on the show, so she is doing alright with 12 nieces and nephews, somebody on 'X Factor,' and a baby with her best friend. (ANI)

2018 WC logo unveiled and it resembles 'an alien'

WC-logo-2018Sydney, Oct 29 : FIFA boss Sepp Blatter has unveiled the 2018 World Cup logo with cosmonauts, which has a strong resemblance to an alien.

The logo depicts the World Cup trophy in red and blue, colours from the Russian flag, with gold trim.

Unveiling the logo on a Russian state TV talk show, Blatter said that the logo would show Russia's heart and spirit, News. com. au reported.

It was then presented over video link by a crew of three Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station , 400 kilometer above Earth.

Cosmonaut Elena Serova said that seeing the football World Cup in their country was a dream for all of them.

PM Modi greets Turkey on National Day

PM Modi greets Turkey on National DayNew Delhi, Oct 29 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted the people of Turkey on the occasion of their National Day.

"On their National Day, my greetings and best wishes to the people of Turkey. We are committed to making our ties with Turkey stronger," he said.

President Pranab Mukherjee had earlier on Tuesday extended his greetings and felicitations to the government and people of the Republic of Turkey on the eve of the National Day of the Republic of Turkey.

Swap saturated fat with polyunsaturated fat to reduce risk of heart problems

saturated fatWashington, Oct 29 : In a new study, scientists have revealed that replacing saturated fat with polyunsaturated fat, can help reduce the risk of developing heart related problems.

Balotelli makes inspiring comeback to help Liverpool beat Swansea in League Cup clash

Mario BalotelliLondon, Oct 29 - Italian striker Mario Balotelli inspired a stirring comeback as he scored one of Liverpool's two goals in the final few minutes to beat Swansea City and reach the League Cup quarterfinals.

The visitors led when striker Marvin Emnes hooked across Liverpool understudy keeper Brad Jones into the far corner.

Liverpool rarely threatened until substitute Balotelli guided in Fabio Borini's cross past the Swansea goalkeeper in the 86th minute. Swansea defender Federico Fernandez was sent off before centre-back Dejan Lovren headed in the late winner, The BBC reported.

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