Items filtered by date: Friday, 04 August 2017

Researchers Explore Science of Gender Identity

  • Published in Tech

While President Donald Trump has thrust transgender people back into the conflict between conservative and liberal values in the United States, geneticists are quietly working on a major research effort to unlock the secrets of gender identity.


Shah Rukh Khan, not Sushant Singh Rajput was first Bollywood star to shoot film at NASA

Sushant Singh Rajput's upcoming film ‘Chanda Mama Door Ke’ is currently being touted as the first Bollywood film to be shot at the NASA facility in the USA. However, it was Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Swades’ which was shot at the space centre thirteen years ago. While Sushant has been training at NASA's Space & Rocket Centre at Alabama, SRK shot a scene for his film which involved working on the rainfall monitoring satellite known as the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) at Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.


New amendment to mixed electoral system

The newly introduced mixed electoral system for the Local Government bodies will undergo another Amendment shortly to make the First-Past-the-Post (FPP) representation 60 percent and Proportional Representation(PR) 40 percent.


JO wants Malik questioned by PCoI

The Joint Opposition (JO) yesterday insisted that Minister Malik Samarawickrema also should be questioned by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing the controversial Treasury Bonds issue.

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