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Science & Tech

Dark matter becomes less 'ghostly

It makes up 85% of the total matter in the cosmos and comprises some 27% of the known Universe. For the first time, the enigmatic quantity may have been caught interacting with other dark matter in a cluster 1.4 billion light-years away.

Economics

India builds its first 'smart city' as urban population swells

Gandhinagar: India`s push to accommodate a booming urban population and attract investment rests in large part with dozens of "smart" cities like the one being built on the dusty banks of the Sabarmati river in Gujarat. So far, it boasts modern underground infrastructure, two office blocks and not much else.
 
 

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A strong earthquake rattled Taiwan and small islands in the far south of Japan on Monday, official monitoring.......


 

sites said, briefly prompting a warning for a 1-metre tsunami for the Okinawa island chain.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries in either country after the quake, which shook office buildings in the Taiwanese capital, Taipei.

IR

Read MoreIndia keeping a close eye on China-Pak military cooperation

Ministers from the 17 major emitters, including Indian environment minister Prakash Javadekar, are meeting in Washington DC on Sunday and Monday to address some contentious issues and find a way to ensure a successful outcome at the UN-sponsored climate meet in Paris later this year.

Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, hosted by the US state department, is expected to discuss climate action plans, or intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs) as these are known in UN climate parlance, and the provision of finance and technology by rich industrialised countries to developing countries — a point that India will stress on. “Developed world would now have to walk the talk and will have to provide green climate fund to the developing world,” Javadekar said ahead of the meeting.