Free Press Journal
  • New tool measures mobile apps’ energy efficiency

    London: A Swedish scientist has developed a new tool that measures and calculates how much energy is consumed by gadgets when connecting to the internet to use apps and games, a media report said. “Until now, app developers didn’t care all that much about the energy consumption of their apps, but more and more have started to consider this issue, such as Spotify,” said Ekhiotz Jon Vergara from Sweden’s Linkaping University.

  • Fixing Mumbaikars’ infrastructural woes

    The FPJ-IMC Forum organized a panel discussion with experts at the Indian Merchants Chamber, Mumbai.  The panel comprised  Mrs. Ashwini Bhide, IAS, Managing Director, Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation; Ajoy Mehta, IAS, Municipal Commissioner, MCGM; and U.P.S. Madan, IAS, Commissioner, MMRDA.  The event was moderated by R.N.Bhaskar of FPJ with editorial support from Pankaj Joshi.

  • Water bottle chemical during pregnancy may up kids’ obesity

    New York: Prenatal exposure to a common chemical used in plastic water bottles is likely to increase the risk of obesity in children, warns a study. Bisphenol A (BPA) is one of the most widely used chemicals in products of everyday use like plastic water bottles, metal food cans and thermal receipt paper.

  • Revealed: How Earth got its oxygen

    New York: In a fresh look at how Earth’s atmosphere became oxygenated, a team of researchers has found that the rise of oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere was an inevitable consequence of the formation of continents in the presence of life and plate tectonics.  Today, some 20 percent of the Earth’s atmosphere is free oxygen or O2. For much of the Earth’s 4.5-billion-year history, free oxygen was all but nonexistent in the

  • Kejriwal releases statehood draft bill, to meet PM

    New Delhi: Opening another potential flashpoint with the Centre, the AAP government today released a draft bill on full statehood to Delhi, seeking to bring police, land and bureaucracy under its control, and invited suggestions from the public till June 30.

  • Take precautionary steps in view of cyclone threat in AP: CM

    Rajamahendravaram (AP): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today directed all district Collectors to take precautionary measures in view of cyclone threat to southern and northern parts of the state.

  • Trees too go to sleep at night

    London: Don’t pluck that flower at night for the plant might be sleeping after a long day in the sun, suggests new research that measured the changes in the shape of plants during the day and night cycle. Most living organisms adapt their behaviour to the rhythm of day and night. Plants are no exception: Flowers open in the morning, some tree leaves close during the night. And while researchers have been

  • Ex-PM Khaleda Zia appeals to Bangladesh Supreme Court for stay on graft case trial

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Nationalist Party Chairperson and former prime minister Khaleda Zia has appealed to the nation’s Supreme Court to stay the trial proceedings of the Zia Charitable Trust graft case. Earlier, the High Court dismissed two revision petitions of Khaleda, seeking a stay on the trial, and paved way for a lower court to continue with the trial.

  • Kajol to meet PM Modi with ‘Help A Child Reach 5’ campaign

    New Delhi: Taking a step forward for the ‘Help A Child Reach 5’ campaign for Hindustan Unilever’s Lifebuoy, Kajol today reached the national capital to meet Prime Minitser Narendra Modi to speak on this initiative.

  • Comply with CIC orders invariably: CBDT to IT dept

    New Delhi: Citing some cases of non- compliance of Central Information Commission’s orders to the Income Tax department, CBDT has said the taxman should strictly comply with them and non-compliance will be taken “adversely”.

  • Navi Mumbai being preferred by homebuyers in MMR: CBRE

    New Delhi: Navi Mumbai is fast emerging as the preferred destination for home buyers in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) with over 16,000 housing units sold in last two years, property consultant CBRE India said today.

  • Man live-streams wife giving birth on Facebook Live

    Washington: Call it bizarre or being technology-savvy, a California-based man live-streamed the birth of his child on Facebook Live, a video streaming service from the social networking site, the media reported on Wednesday.

  • Anupam Kher

    Anupam Kher backs Rishi Kapoor’s views on renaming India’s assets

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Anupam Kher on Wednesday supported his colleague Rishi Kapoor’s views on going beyond political names while naming important assets of the country. He says instead of tracing political motivation in the remarks, one should take his statement seriously.

  • 200 families missing in Lankan villages amidst massive landslide

    Colombo: At least 200 families are missing after a massive landslide buried hundreds of houses in three villages in Aranayake in Kegalle district of Sri Lanka.  Rescue efforts by Sri Lankan Army troops and the Red Cross teams have recovered 13 bodies so far after the landslide brought on by the incessant rains buried the Siripura, Pallebage, and Elagipitya villages late Tuesday evening.

  • 6.7 magnitude quake strikes western Ecuador

    New York: A 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck western Ecuador early on Wednesday, likely assumed to be a huge aftershock from last month’s massive quake. According to the U.S. Geographical Survey the quake’s epicentre was 36 miles south of the city of Esmeraldas, at a depth of 10 km, reports the Independent.

  • Library, gym to mark Aruna Shanbaug’s first death anniversary

    Mumbai: Former colleagues of Aruna Shanbaug, a nurse who was raped in 1973 by a ward boy at a Mumbai hospital and died last year after being semi-comatose for 42 years, today observed her first death anniversary and took resolve to keep up their mission of nursing everyone.

  • Gold extends losses; silver dips below Rs 41,000-mark

    New Delhi: Falling for the second straight day, gold shed Rs 20 to Rs 29,800 per ten grams at the bullion market today, tracking a weak trend overseas amid easing demand from jewellers and retailers at domestic spot market.