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US Naval Guns to Indian War Warships to modernise… make them combat ready this year

By Suresh Rao / January 7, 2021

Military ties between Indian and American defence forces are growing further in the middle of a conflict with China, as the US Navy has agreed to provide three 127mm medium calibre guns from its own inventory to urgently equip warships of the Indian Navy as part of a Rs 3,800 crore deal. This is in…

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Who Named Planet Earth?

By Suresh Rao / December 31, 2020

Excerpts from an article in Science by Mark Mancini, Dec 30, 2020 The word “earth” has roots in the Old English term “eorþe.” Eorþe had multiple meanings like “soil,” “dirt,” “ground,” “dry land” and “country.” Yet the story didn’t begin there. Old English is the earliest known phase of what became our modern English tongue.…

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Surgical Strike like Preparations to Administer FDA authorized Pfizer Vaccine In USA

By Suresh Rao / December 13, 2020

FDA’s emergency authorization of the COVID 19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech has set in motion the most ambitious vaccination campaign in the US. My source: International New York Times, Dec 13 2020, 02 (pic) Representative image/Credit: Reuters Photo At Novant Health in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the new ultracold freezers are ready — enough…

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US Supreme Court Rejects bid by Trump and Texas to overturn Presidential Elections

By Suresh Rao / December 12, 2020

Final verdict from US Supreme Court has been delivered. President Trump and Texas efforts to overturn US elections Rejected on Friday, 11th Dec. https://edition.cnn.com/2020/12/11/politics/supreme-court-order-texas-election-case/index.html ELECTION RESULTS@ https://abcnews.go.com/Elections/2020-us-presidential-election-results-live-map ============================================================================== WASHINGTON – Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn into office at noon on January 20, 2021, in Washington, D.C. The presidential oath is mandated by…

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Early 19th Century Painting of Rama, Lakshmana, Sita with Rishi Bhardwaj

By Suresh Rao / November 28, 2020

  An early 19th-century painting of Śrī Rāma, Sītā and Lakṣmaṇa with sage Bhardwāj Devanagari भारद्वाज Personal information Parents Bṛhaspati (father) Tara (mother) Children Drona Garga Ilavida

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Thailand King Rama X Marries Queen Suthida

By Suresh Rao / November 25, 2020

Excerpts from story dating to May-2, 2019 from Jonathan Gatehouse, CBC News  My Sources: Jonathon Gatehouse · CBC News · Posted: May 02, 2019 & Wikipedia.   (pic) Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, centre, Queen Suthida, right, and his daughter Princess Bajrakitiyabhaarrive arrive at Royal Plaza to pay homage to the Equestrian Statue of King Chulalongkorn…

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Our 1994 Trip to Thailand

By Suresh Rao / November 24, 2020

During my active working years at AT&T in USA I have made trips to Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia to attend tech-seminars, to present a tech-paper, or two, at technology conferences and to attend to customer support. One of the memorable trips that my wife and I made during those years was to Bangkok Thailand in…

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Bengaluru Startup developing Heat Tolerant Covid-19 Vaccine

By Suresh Rao / November 6, 2020

A startup incubated in the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, is developing a Covid-19 Vaccine that can be stored at 37 degrees Celsius, a development that could be a game-changer for India which lacks sufficient cold chain facilities. “All (Covid) Vaccine candidates in clinical trials currently require refrigerated temperatures of at least four degrees.…

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ManuSmriti – My Take

By Gopalakrishnan Narasimhan / October 26, 2020

Going by the chaos created by few politicians who are misinterpreting Manusmriti, i am submitting this piece.  Evaluation: Manu Smriti was written a very long time ago when other civilizations lacked even basic civility, rights, etc. Compared to other prevailing social thought at its time, the work is progressive in many ways On has to…

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Apple a day was not good for his health!

By Suresh Rao / October 20, 2020

(pic-1) Steve Jobs (picture is a download from the net)  (pic-2) Steve’s biological father, Abdul fattah ‘John’ Jandali, a Syrian born Arab. Picture is a download from the net. From what I read also on the net ‘Jandali’ came to know that he had a biological son only years later! ================================================ Eve gave the first…

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