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Superflares from young stars may imperil planets: NASA

NASA

Violent flares from the host star may make planets orbiting it uninhabitable by affecting their atmospheres, scientists using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have found. Hubble is observing such stars through a large programme called HAZMAT — Habitable Zones and M dwarf Activity across Time, NASA said in a statement. “M …

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RBI opposes move for independent Payments Regulatory Board

RBI opposes move for independent Payments Regulatory Board

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has opposed the move to have an independent Payments Regulatory Board (PRB) as envisaged by the draft proposal for amendments to the Payment & Settlement Systems Act, 2007. In a dissenting note to the Inter-Ministerial Committee for finalisation of amendments, the RBI said, “There …

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Indonesia quake, tsunami: 70 children still remain missing

Indonesia quake, tsunami

The head of the ministry’s child rehabilitation programme, Nahar, told Efe news that the number of missing children were calculated from reports lodged by families. At least 70 children were still reported missing after a devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Indonesia’s Sulawesi island last month, authorities said on …

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