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US FTC tries again to stop Microsoft's already-closed deal for Activision

U.S. antitrust enforcers in their latest attempt to stop Microsoft’s $69 billion deal to buy “Call of Duty” maker Activision Blizzard will argue that a federal judge got it wrong when they ruled in favour of the deal [...]

Twitch to shut down in South Korea due to high costs

Amazon’s stremaing unit Twitch said it will shut down operations in South Korea due to high operating costs [...]

Nvidia to develop new chips that comply with US export regulations

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huand said chip designer will continue to develop new products that comply with U.S. government regulations aimed at curbing the export of high-end chips to China [...]

Hackers use patched security bug in Adobe ColdFusion to compromise U.S. agencies

U.S. cybersecurity agency issued a warning against hackers actively exploiting a critical vulnerability in Adobe ColdFusion to gain access to government servers [...]

Banking, connected devices and gaming apps to dominate holiday season: Cisco survey

85% Indians expected to use more apps and digital services this holiday season than in previous years [...]

Centre blocks over 100 websites involved in job frauds

These websites were learnt to being operated by overseas actors and they were using digital advertisements, chat messengers and mule or rented accounts [...]

Amazon latest to criticise Microsoft in UK cloud market probe

Amazon has told Britain's antitrust authority its rival Microsoft uses business practices that restrict customer choice in the cloud computing market [...]

Elon Musk's AI firm xAI files to raise up to $1 billion in equity offering

Elon Musk's artificial intelligence startup xAI has filed with the U.S. securities regulator to raise up to $1 billion in an equity offering, according to a filing [...]

GTA 6 trailer release date and time confirmed

Rockstar Games dropped on Tuesday the long-awaited trailer for “Grand Theft Auto 6” (GTA 6), a decade after the monumental success of GTA V. [...]

Japanese tech lobby warns against EU cybersecurity labelling scheme

Japenese tech lobby has joined U.S. Big Tech to warn against proposed EU cybersecurity labelling rules that they said could hamper their access to the bloc’s markets [...]

How Cyclone Michaung formed, intensified, rained, and dissipated | Explained

Tropical cyclones are engines that use warm sea surfaces as fuel to move heat from the water to the upper atmosphere [...]

Giant rabies study with 50,000 dogs says only vaccines can stop disease

Reducing dog numbers by killing them is ethically wrong and now reported to be scientifically ineffective. [...]

How does GPS work? | Explained

Satellite navigation systems are currently operated by Australia, China, EU, India, Japan, South Korea, Russia, the UK and the US. [...]

Chandrayaan-3 propulsion module moves from lunar orbit to earth orbit

ISRO said that in order to continue SHAPE payload for Earth observation, it was decided to re-orbit the PM to a suitable Earth orbit [...]

Daily Quiz | On Italian physicist and philosopher Luigi Galvani

This December 4 is the 225th death anniversary of the Italian physicist and philosopher Luigi Galvani. This is a quiz about his legacy [...]

South Korea tests solid-fuel rocket amid space race with North Korea

South Korea on Monday successfully conducted a test flight of a solid-fuel space rocket over the sea near Jeju Island, the defence ministry said, amid a growing space race with neighbouring North Korea. [...]

Mystery origin of Egypt’s mummified baboons finally cracked | Explained

The Egyptian god Thoth was represented by a baboon — which is odd because baboons aren’t native to Egypt. [...]

Did vaccination reduce COVID-related preterm births?

Before the vaccine rollout, unexpectedly high preterm birth rates (15.5%) were found among mothers with COVID-19 residing in privileged areas of California. [...]

Cyclone Michaung | 300 mobile medical units flagged off for Chennai, neighbouring districts

The medical units will be stationed in cyclone-affected districts for a week, in order to check and treat people for ailments including fever, body pain, stomach upsets and mud sores [...]

Triumph of medicos in Telangana polls sparks calls for doctor-led Health Department

A doctor, appointed as Minister for Health, will have clearer insights into patient-care, hospital management and the intricacies of medical profession, say associations after 15 doctors were elected MLAs in State [...]

Giant rabies study with 50,000 dogs says only vaccines can stop disease

Reducing dog numbers by killing them is ethically wrong and now reported to be scientifically ineffective. [...]

NEET UG syllabus revision stirs debate among aspiring medical students

The reduction in the number of chapters may result in a more indepth questioning of the included chapters, points out a candidate [...]

Should India be worried by the new spike in respiratory illnesses in China? | In Focus podcast

Dr R P Ilangho gives us the lowdown about the respiratory infections currently doing the rounds, who is at risk, and why they seem to be affecting children more than adults. [...]

Therapy, not taboo: Men embrace a new era of mental well-being

Witness the transformative narrative of men embracing therapy, challenging stereotypes, and ushering in a new era of mental well-being. [...]

Phase-II of Arogya Suraksha will begin on January 1, says Andhra Pradesh CM

Jagan directs officials to launch massive awareness campaign on Aarogyasri; distribution of new health cards from December 18 [...]

Patient recuperating in hospital; district witnessed a rise in dengue fever and leptospirosis cases recently [...]

The Commission earlier this week unveiled a new logo depicting the Hindu deity Dhanwantari with the words Bharat added to it [...]

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