Amazon India now accepts payments for purchases via UPI

Amazon has started accepted the homegrown government-backed Unified Payment Interface (UPI) as a means for payment for purchases valuing Rs. 10,000 or less on its mobile app and mobile website. The feature is not available to purchases made via Amazon desktop website. Amazon India’s major competitors Flipkart and Paytm have already been offering UPI as a payment method on their e-commerce sites. Customers need to choose UPI as a payment method after adding their orders to the cart on the Amazon India mobile app or website. Once selected, the UPI ID needs to be verified from the UPI ID-linked mobile …

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Facebook can’t see WhatsApp messages

Much to the relief of millions of WhatsApp users, Facebook CEO has testified before senators in the US that Facebook systems systems do not see the content of messages being transmitted over WhatsApp. Mark Zuckerberg was testifying before US Senators in connection with Facebook’s data breach scandal and foreign interference in election. WhatsApp users have been concerned over the possibility of their data being misused just like data from the social networking platform was also misused. Zuckerberg has also said that they will do everything possible to ensure that the upcoming elections in India and other countries are fair and at …

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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 256 GB powered by Intel Core i5 available below $1,000

Price: [price_with_discount] (as of [price_update_date] – Details) It seems like the big question right now is, “Do I get the Surface Pro 4 or the Surface Book?” I’ll explain why I chose the Surface Pro 4, but first, a quick about me. I am a college student majoring in EECS and I commute 4 hours a day by bus so having a light backpack is important to me. The S.Book is almost two times heavier than the SP4. It packs much more computing power than the SP4, but as an EECS major, I don’t need the extra power that the …

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Type 2 diabetes patients who have breakfast later in the day could have higher BMI

Scientists have established an association between type 2 diabetes patients having lunch later in the day and their risk of having a higher BMI. Researchers published their findings in the journal Diabetic Medicine, wherein they have tried to explore a link between having breakfast later in the day and increase in BMI and if so, what specific factors about evening preference contributed to the increased risk. They recruited 210 non-shift workers living in Thailand with Type 2 diabetes for their study. Morning/evening preference was assessed using a questionnaire that focused on preferred time for waking up and going to bed; time of …

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Compelling evidence that some supernovas originate in double-star systems found

Scientists have found the most compelling evidence till date that that some supernovas originate in double-star systems. The base of the study and its findings can be said to be a supernova that went off 40 million light-years away in the galaxy called NGC 7424, located in the southern constellation Grus, the Crane. In the fading afterglow of that explosion, NASA’s Hubble has captured the first image of a surviving companion to a supernova. The companion to the supernova’s progenitor star was no innocent bystander to the explosion. It siphoned off almost all of the hydrogen from the doomed star’s …

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Monstrous marine reptile ichthyosaur was the biggest ever marine animal

In a study published in the journal PLOS ONE, scientists have revealed discovery of a jawbone fossil that is said to be of ichthyosaur that scientists estimated at up to 85 feet (26 meters) long—approaching the size of a blue whale. The fossil was found on a rocky English beach. Scientists say that ichthyosaur, which appears to be the largest marine reptile ever discovered, lived 205 million years ago at the end of the Triassic Period, dominating the oceans just as dinosaurs were becoming the undisputed masters on land. The bone, called a surangular, was part of its lower jaw. The marine reptile’s length was …

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Global warming said to have catastrophic effect on Great Barrier Reef

The extended marine heatwave of 2016, which is said to be the result of global warming, has had a catastrophic effect on the Great Barrier Reef, scientists have revealed. According to a study published online in Nature, 30 per cent of the corals in the northern Great Barrier Reef were lost in the months following the marine heat wave from March to November 2016. For the study scientists mapped the geographical pattern of heat exposure from satellites, and measured coral survival along the 2,300-km length of the Great Barrier Reef following the extreme marine heatwave of 2016. The amount of coral death they measured was …

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Autism rate in US increases by 15%, CDC says

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed in its latest report that there is a 15 per cent increase in prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among 11 surveillance sites from the most recent report two years ago. The report also points out that the prevalence of ASD is the highest since the CDC began tracking ASD in 2000. ASD is a developmental disorder characterized by social and communication impairments, combined with limited interests and repetitive behaviors. Early diagnosis and intervention are key to improving learning and skills. Rates have been rising since the 1960s, but researchers …

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Legendary Pokémon Rayquaza lands in Pokémon GO

The Legendary Pokémon Rayquaza which first appeared in Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire has landed in Pokémon GO. The introduction of Rayquaza in Pokémon GO was announced through a press release. Niantic, Inc. and The Pokémon Company say that from February 9 until March 16, Trainers will be able to discover and catch the Sky High Pokémon in Raid Battles around the world. The Pokémon brand is celebrating the year of Legendary Pokémon in 2018 and the introduction of Rayquaza to Pokémon GO is a new addition to the many ways fans can engage with these powerful Pokémon. Rayquaza will be joined by several Dragon- …

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Microsoft Surface Pro with Intel Core i5 available at a very low price

Price: [price_with_discount] (as of [price_update_date] – Details) [ad_1] Better than ever, the new Surface Pro is the most versatile laptop we’ve ever built. Completely redesigned from the inside out with all new custom parts, Surface Pro delivers more battery power, more performance, and a superior display. The stunning PixelSense display supports pen and touch, while the refined design provides 68% more battery life and 2.5X the performance of Surface Pro 3. A powerful Intel Core processor runs full desktop software with ease, ensuring a smooth, productive workflow.The latest Microsoft Surface Pro Features a 7th generation Intel Core i5 Processor, 256 …

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