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Dristi Sharma specialises in digital journalism and data. Her areas of interest are politics, gender and social issues. Dristi is a sub-editor at DailyO.

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India may see trans people as pilots soon as DGCA issues new norms

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has finally laid down rules of medical evaluation for people belonging to the transgender community. It can be considered the first step in the right direction for making the aviation industry more inclusive.

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Snapchat is giving you new features, but there are major problems

Snapchat has just launched a set of new features for its users in India. In this new update, you will be able to subscribe to Snapchat at Rs 49 per month. This subscription will make you a plus user of Snapchat and you will be offered various benefits.

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Issey Miyake, the man who took Japan to Paris and gave Silicon Valley the black turtleneck

There are only a few designers whose names have become synonymous with fashion innovation and Issey Miyake was one of them. The Japanese artist-designer, who died on August 5, was known for his sharp pleating, iconic geometric Bao Bao bag, and signature fragrances. And of course, that iconic Silicon Valley turtleneck.

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Your favourite fast fashion brand that you spend all your money on... is lying to you

A lawsuit has been filed against H&M alleging that the brand uses misleading and false sustainability marketing. This came up after an investigation found that H&M 'claimed that a dress was made with 20% less water on average', but 'was actually made with 20% more water'.

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The Flash star Ezra Miller charged with burglary 3 months after complaint

The Flash star Ezra Miller has been charged with felony burglary in Vermont, US. The complaint was filed on May 1 this year.

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In numbers: India's superb medal tally at CWG 2022 Birmingham

Nearly 200 Indian athletes competed in 16 sports at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, UK. India finished fourth at this year's Commonwealth Games.

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Your complete guide to the Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson relationship (and break-up)

After nine months of dating, Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson have finally parted ways, and the blame fell on their busy schedules.

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What is Neom, Saudi Arabia's 80-billion-dollar project you've been hearing about?

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, AKA MBS, is often in the news for his larger-than-life lifestyle and visions, and the project Neom is one of them. This 300-billion-riyal ($80 billion) flagship mega-project will be open for IPOs on the Kingdom’s stock market as early as 2024.

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Alina Kabaeva, Putin's rumoured girlfriend, sanctioned by US. Why?

Alina Maratovna Kabaeva, who is rumoured to be Russian President Vladimir Putin's girlfriend, has been sanctioned by the US for having a 'close relationship' with him.

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Mary Kom to Mirabai Chanu, why Manipur is the home of world-class Indian athletes

Of the nine medals India has won in the Commonwealth Games 2022 till now, athletes from Manipur have clinched four. Mirabai Chanu, Jeremy Lalrinnunga, Bindyarani Devi, and Shushila Devi Likmabam all hail from the northeastern state.

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Taylor Swift says Don't Blame Me for topping list of Private-Jet Climate Criminals

A UK-based sustainability firm recently released a list of top celebrities who are private-jet polluters. On top of the list, shockingly, was singer Taylor Swift.

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7 weirdest Guinness World Records 2021-2022

Every year, there are some crazy world records. The Guinness World Records 2021-22 too has some of the weirdest, bizarre records made by people who, well, want to be known for those records.

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BGMI banned in India: What we know so far

The gaming community in India was in for a shock when Google Play Store and Apple App removed Krafton Inc's Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI).

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6 MiG-21 crashes since 2021: A look back at the Flying Coffin

MiG-21 jets have been involved in numerous accidents over the past few years, justifying, tragically, its infamous moniker 'Flying Coffin'.

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Climate Change across all continents: An interactive

Wildfires, unprecedented temperatures, flash floods, melting ice caps: recent incidents across the globe have been too many and too frequent to tell us that climate change is irreversible now.

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Love frequent naps? It might be pushing you to hypertension and strokes

A study says that frequent naps might be the cause of high blood pressure and strokes.

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US viewers find Peaky Blinders the most difficult series to follow. Blame Tom Hardy's accent

If you have watched Peaky Blinders with subtitles, you are not alone. A recent study has blamed Tom Hardy's accent as the reason why the series is so difficult to follow for American viewers.

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Since 1977, every Indian President elected using the usual procedure has taken their oath on July 25. But why?
It is customary for Presidents to be sworn-in on this day, even though there isn't a formal written rule requiring it.
India's first President Rajendra Prasad took the oath on January 26, 1950.  In 1952, he won the first Presidential poll and went on to win the second Presidential election too.
Rajendra Prasad was succeeded by S Radhakrishnan, who took over on May 13, 1962, and was in office till May 13, 1967.
After him, Zakir Husain (L) and Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (R) could not complete their terms due to their death in office, which resulted in midterm elections.
The July 25 custom began with Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, India's 6th President. He took his oath on  July 25, 1977.
(L-R, top and bottom) Giani Zail Singh, R Venkataraman, Shankar Dayal Sharma, KR Narayanan, APJ Abdul Kalam, Pratibha Patil, Pranab Mukherjee,  Ram Nath Kovind, Droupadi Murmu have all taken oath on July 25 since then.
Weird Spotify playlists you may not have heard about

Spotify provides playlists to help you get through the day, more or less. People across the globe today have taken it a little far: they are creating playlists that tell a witty story.

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CBSE results are out: Take a look at 10-year trends for Class 10 and 12

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) released the Term 2, Class 10 and 12 results today. This year, more than 34 lakh students appeared, and the average was a little low as compared to the last few years.

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Indian rupee is at an all-time low of 80 per US dollar. How will it impact you?

The rupee has fallen for the first time ever to a low of Rs 80 per dollar, making it a seventh straight session of record lows on Tuesday.

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Hubble v/s James Webb telescope: A closer look

With the release of the new images from the new James Webb Space telescope, many of us must have wondered just how advanced the 13-billion USD telescope really is. James Webb is the 'successor' of the Hubble telescope, on which NASA had placed its bets on for more than three decades.

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5 times celebs from the Northeast opened up about racist attacks

Kapil Sharma made a joke on Anek actor Andrea Kevichusa, and it did not go down well.

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