A Bachchan-Kapoor Family Pic: Rishi Kapoor, Aishwarya, Aaradhya And Ranbir (Bonus: Alia Bhatt) – NDTV News

Rishi Kapoor, whose treatment for cancer started in the US in September last year, featured in his daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni’s super-duper fam-jam picture, surrounded by his loved ones with a big smile on his face. Rishi Kapoor along with his wife Neetu Kapoor, son Ranbir Kapoor and his rumoured girlfriend Alia Bhatt posed with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Abhishek and Aaradhya in the picture. Rishi Kapoor’s sister Ritu Nanda and his niece Nitasha along with some close friends also joined in. For the uninitiated, the Bachchan-Kapoor family link is – Abhishek’s sister Shweta is married to Ritu Nanda’s son Nikhil. In another picture from the same day, Neetu and Rishi Kapoor can be seen posing with Ranbir, Alia and Riddhima. Only Riddhima’s husband Bharat Sahni was MIA – as she noted in caption.

Neetu Kapoor shared the same set of pictures on her own Instagram page and wrote: “Your family is your whole world. So, so many LOVES in these beautiful moments.”

Take a look at Riddhima and Neetu Kapoor’s Instagram posts:

When in the US, Rishi Kapoor had a star-studded guest list, which included Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, the Ambanis, Vicky Kaushal and Anupam Kher to name a few.

In May, Rishi Kapoor told Deccan Chronicle that he was cancer free and in remission and after a bone marrow transplant he will journey home. Earlier this month, the actor told Mumbai Mirror that he wants to celebrate his 67th birthday on September 4 in India. “Yes, I am trying to return by August-end, depending on what the doctors at the hospital say. I have recovered well and I am feeling good. Must be 100% fit by the time I am back,” the 102 Not Out actor said.

Rishi Kapoor was last seen in Netflix film Rajma Chawal.

Oh no! Superflare may destroy Earth one day – Deccan Chronicle

Earth could continue to host life as long as the sun does not experience a massive burst of energy called a superflare, a recent study claims.

Astronomers probing the edges of the Milky Way have in recent years observed some of the most brilliant pyrotechnic displays (a firework display) in the galaxy called superflares, says the study, published in the journal of ‘The Astrophysical.’


These events occur when stars, for reasons that scientists still don’t understand, eject huge bursts of energy that can be seen from hundreds of light years away. Until recently, researchers assumed that such explosions occurred mostly on stars that, unlike Earth’s, were young and active.

Now, new research shows with more confidence than ever before that superflares can occur on older, quieter stars like our own may be more rarely, or about once every few thousand years.

“The results should be a wake-up call for life on our planet,” said Yuta Notsu, the lead author of the study.

If a superflare erupted from the sun, Earth would likely sit in the path of a wave of high-energy radiation. Such a blast could disrupt electronics across the globe, causing widespread blackouts and shorting out communication satellites in orbit.

“Our study shows that superflares are rare events. But there is some possibility that we could experience such an event in the next 100 years or so,” added Notsu.

“When our sun was young, it was very active because it rotated very fast and probably generated more powerful flares. But we didn’t know if such large flares occur on the modern sun with very low frequency,” he added.

To find out, Notsu and an international team of researchers turned to many data. Over a series of studies, the group used those instruments to narrow down a list of superflares that had come from 43 stars that resembled our sun. The researchers then subjected those rare events to a rigorous statistical analysis.

It all concluded age matters. Based on the team’s calculations, younger stars tend to produce the most superflares. But older stars like our sun, now a respectable 4.6 billion years old, aren’t off the hook.

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Live: Sensex, Nifty Fluctuate; Hotel Leela Jumps Over 13% – BloombergQuint

Fab Four Stocks Of The Day

Max India

  • Stock rose as much as 8.4 percent to Rs 69.80.
  • Radiant Life completed purchase of 49.7 percent stake in Max Healthcare.


  • Stock rose as much as 3.1 percent to Rs 73.60.
  • Won an order valued Rs 840 crore for emission control equipment from NTPC

CG Power and Industrial Solutions

  • Stock rose as much as 7.8 percent to Rs 31.
  • The company plans to sell remaining Kanjurmarg land for Rs. 499 crore.


  • Stock rose as much as 2.6 percent to Rs 565.25.
  • Fresh longs seen with high OI of 9.62 percent.

Market Check: Sensex, Nifty Head For A Volatile Close

Indian equity benchmarks are headed for a volatile close after fluctuating between gains and losses during today’s trade.

The S&P BSE Sensex traded 67 points lower at 39,127 and the NSE Nifty 50 hovered around 11,700 levels.

Stocks Moving On Heavy Volumes


  • Stock fell as much as 15 percent to Rs 245.90.
  • Trading volume was almost 300 times its 20-day average.

Glenmark Pharma

  • Stock fell as much as 8.2 percent to Rs 459.20.
  • Trading volume was almost 13 times its 20-day average.

Hotel Leelaventure

  • Stock rose as much as 19.4 percent to Rs 10.75.
  • Trading volume was more than 12 times its 20-day average.

Igarashi Motors India

  • Stock rose as much as 17.7 percent to Rs 214.90.
  • Trading volume was more than nine times its 20-day average.

Reliance Power Drops Nearly 15% After Block Deal

Shares of Reliance Power fell as much as 14.7 percent to Rs 4.65.

About 53 lakh shares of the company changed hands in a block deal, Bloomberg data showed. Buyers and sellers were not known immediately.

The stock declined 10 percent in the past five days and fell 37 percent in the past 30 days, Bloomberg data showed. Reliance Power traded at 1.4 times its estimated earnings per share for the coming year.

TVS Motor Extends Decline, Shares At Over Two-Year Low

Shares of TVS Motor extended fall for the second consecutive trading session and fell as much as 5.3 percent to Rs 428.45, the lowest since March 2017.

Trading volume was almost three times its 20-day average, Bloomberg data showed. The stock was the second-worst performer on the NSE Nifty Auto Index.

Sensex, Nifty End Lower For Second Day As Metals Drag

Study shows oral health inequalities among kids – TheHealthSite

A recent study highlights the oral health inequality between indigenous and non-indigenous children across the country.

The study was published in the journal ‘Journal of Dental Research’ on June 22 at Vancouver Convention Centre West Building, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

This study compared relative oral health inequalities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children and adolescents ages 5 to 15 years old from Brazil, New Zealand, Australia and many more.

Data were collected by the researchers from the most recent nationally representative oral health surveys in each country and gingival inflammation, dental caries experience, untreated decayed teeth and missing and filled teeth were assessed in the primary and permanent dentitions. Parent-reported child oral health was also evaluated.

The authors of the study found that irrespective of country, Indigenous children had worse oral health than their non-Indigenous counterparts in all indicators. The magnitude of these differences was greatest in Australia for the proportion with dental caries experience, untreated decay or gingival inflammation.

For missing teeth, filled teeth and poor parent-reported child oral health, the magnitude of inequality was greatest among Brazilian children. These findings suggest that Indigenous and non-Indigenous oral health inequalities begin in childhood. This reinforces the need for equity in social and economic policies, along with culturally appropriate and early oral health interventions.

Published: June 24, 2019 12:03 pm

‘Kabir Singh’ box office collection Day 3: The Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani starrer witnesses a huge fi – Times of India

Shahid Kapoor and
Kiara Advani starrer romantic drama ‘

Kabir Singh‘ is working wonders at the box office as the film witnessed a huge first-weekend collection. Fans flocked into theatres to watch the
Sandeep Reddy Vanga directorial which is the Bollywood remake of his 2017 film ‘
Arjun Reddy‘. Shahid Kapoor essays the character played by Vijay Deverakonda in the regional hit. The film which hit the screens on June 21 marked a huge opening, the highest for any Shahid Kapoor starrer.

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According to the latest report on the Boxofficeindia.com, on Sunday, the film has managed to rake in a total of Rs 27.75 crore on its third day at the box office. The film has managed to collect a total of Rs 70.75 crore in three days at the box office.

The film has beaten all records of previous Shahid Kapoor starrers by huge distances and is already his highest solo grosser. The film released in 3123 screens across India. The film is already dominating the theatres this week, with Salman Khan’s Eid release ‘Bharat’ still running at the box office.

The songs of ‘Kabir Singh’ had created ripples and emerged as chartbusters ever since they were released. The film has received a mixed response from the critics, the audience is totally in love with Shahid’s character from the film. Many are calling the movie as one of Shahid’s best film till date.

The plot of the film revolves around a short-tempered house surgeon Kabir Rajdheer Singh (played by Shahid Kapoor) who goes into a self-destruction mode with substance abuse after his girlfriend (played by Kiara Advani) is forced to marry another man.

Helmed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, the film also stars Arjan Bajwa as
Kabir Singh‘s brother, Suresh Oberoi, Kamini Kaushal, Adil Hussain and Nikita Dutta. The film hit the screens on June 21.

The Raspberry Pi 4 brings faster CPU, up to 4GB of RAM – Ars Technica

Today, Raspberry Pi is introducing a new version of its popular line of single-board computer. The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is the fastest Raspberry Pi ever, with the company promising “desktop performance comparable to entry-level x86 PC systems.”

The new model is built around a Broadcom BCM2711 SoC, which, with four 1.5GHz Cortex A72 CPU cores, should be a big upgrade over the quad core Cortex A53 CPU in the Raspberry Pi 3. The RAM options are the even bigger upgrade though, with options for 1GB, 2GB, and even 4GB of DDR4. The Pi 3 was limited to 1GB of RAM, which really stung for desktop-class use cases.

There has been some upgrades and tweaks to the Pi 4 I/O, too. The Gigabit Ethernet returns, as do the four USB ports, but two of them get an upgrade to USB 3.0. Power is now supplied via a USB-C port, instead of the aging Micro USB of the Pi 3. The headphone jack returns, too, and it’s still a four-pole solution providing audio and composite video.

One interesting choice is the removal of the single, full-size HDMI port of the Pi 3 in favor of two micro HDMI ports. The Pi 4 will now support two 4K monitors, but you’ll have to deal with the less-ubiquitous cable selection. To push those displays, Raspberry Pi is promising lots of multimedia support: H.265 decode for 4K60p, H.264 1080p60 decode and 1080p30 encode, and OpenGL ES 3.0 graphics.

The 40-Pin GPIO header is fully backwards compatible with previous boards, so all your old hats should work. Ditto for the flex two cable connectors, which are still a two-lane MIPI DSI (Display Serial Interface) and a two-lane MIPI CSI (Camera Serial Interface). The device still features 2.4GHz and 5GHz 802.11b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, while Bluetooth has been upgraded to 5.0. As always, the Pi has 0GB of storage. You’ll need to pop a MicroSD card in to load an OS and run programs.

Just like the Raspberry Pi 3, the Pi 4 starts at $35 for the version with 1GB of RAM. There are now higher tiers with more RAM: 2GB for $45 and 4GB for $55. Raspberry Pi says the Pi 4 will remain in production until at least January 2026.

Curiosity Has Detected a Large Methane Spike on Mars – ScienceAlert

Last week, Curiosity made its strongest detection of methane on Mars yet. Its laser spectrometer instrument registered a methane spike of 21 parts per billion by volume (ppbv) in the Gale Crater, a region the rover has been exploring since it landed in 2012.


Generally, methane presence on Mars has a global average of 10 ppbv, so NASA is conducting follow-up observations to see if it can find where the unusually high concentration has come from.

What makes this so interesting is our knowledge of methane sources: it can be produced by living creatures. Hence, tracking down the source of methane on Mars could be a way to find out if there are microbes living in the extreme conditions of the Red Planet.

But it’s way too early to get excited, as microbes are certainly not the only potential source.

“With our current measurements, we have no way of telling if the methane source is biology or geology, or even ancient or modern,” said Mars scientist Paul Mahaffy of NASA’s Goddard Spaceflight Center.

Curiosity and other instruments have made a few methane detections over the years, but levels seem to rise and fall, and methane seems to appear and disappear again like a mischievous ghost.

It wasn’t until earlier this year that scientists realised two independent instruments had detected the same puff of methane in 2013. Tracking down where it’s coming from, and what’s creating it, is proving quite tricky.


And there are reasons to be cautious about jumping to any major conclusions. Here on Earth, we have a fair amount of methane – about 1,800 ppbv in the atmosphere as of 2011, of which 90 to 95 percent is generated by living or deceased creatures.

But when we look elsewhere in the Solar System, there are also plenty of geological processes that can generate methane abiotically, without the presence of life. On gas and ice giants such as Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, plenty of methane has emerged via chemical reactions.

Pluto has methane ice. Saturn’s moon Titan has lakes of liquid methane. The compound isn’t exactly rare in the Solar System, yet as far as we know, only Earth’s is a product of biological processes.

There’s another spanner in the works. The European Space Agency’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, with the ability to detect 50 parts of methane per trillion by volume in the Martian atmosphere, has been collecting data for a little over a year, and has so far come up completely empty handed.

So whatever methane there is on Mars could only exist very briefly on the surface before dissipating into the atmosphere.

The observations currently underway will help figure out more about this detection. Whatever they find – whether Curiosity does or does not detect the methane again – scientists at NASA will have more context to determine if the gas was transient, or local to the Gale Crater.

They’ve also been in contact with the Trace Gas Orbiter team at the ESA to see if an atmospheric detection was made at the same time. This could help locate the source of the gas, and calculate how long it lasts in the atmosphere.

Whether the source of the methane is biological or not, figuring out where it comes from will teach us something new about Mars. Keep watching this space.


Sanders to propose eliminating all $1.6T of student debt in US: report – Fox News

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Bernie Sanders, the 2020 hopeful, is set to announce on Monday a policy proposal that would eliminate all $1.6 trillion of American student debt, according to a report.

The Democratic presidential candidate’s new proposal calls for the federal government to wipe clean the student debt held by 45 million Americans, including all private and graduate school debt, The Washington Post reported. The proposal package also includes making public universities, community colleges and trade schools tuition-free.


Sanders reportedly plans to pay for the lofty proposal with a tax on Wall Street, which his campaign says will generate more than $2 trillion over 10 years. The tax would focus on financial transactions, the report said, such as a 0.5 percent tax on stock transactions and a 0.1 percent tax on bonds.

Sanders on Monday will join Rep. Ilhan Omar, who will introduce legislation in the House to eliminate all student debt in the United States. They will be joined by Rep. Pramila Jayapal, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.


“This is truly a revolutionary proposal,” said Sanders said in a statement, according to the Post. “In a generation hard hit by the Wall Street crash of 2008, it forgives all student debt and ends the absurdity of sentencing an entire generation to a lifetime of debt for the ‘crime’ of getting a college education.”

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, another 2020 hopeful, announced in April a plan to cancel existing student loan debt for millions of Americans. Under Warren’s plan, each person’s student debt would get a relief of $50,000 if household income is up to $100,000. Higher incomes would also be entitled to massive debt reductions, while only those households with earnings of over $250,000 would get no student debt reduction.


“For example, a person with household income of $130,000 gets $40,000 in cancellation [of student debt], while a person with household income of $160,000 gets $30,000 in cancellation,” Warren in a blog post at the time.

16-Inch MacBook Pro Said to Launch in September With LCD and 3072×1920 Resolution – Mac Rumors

Apple plans to release a 16-inch
MacBook Pro in September, according to Jeff Lin, an analyst at research firm IHS Markit.

MacRumors concept of 16-inch MacBook Pro display

Lin believes the 16-inch display will be an LCD supplied by LG Display, with a resolution of 3,072×1,920 pixels, as outlined in IHS’s latest
Emerging PC Market Tracker report, published Thursday and obtained by

IHS Markit via Forbes

For comparison, the 15-inch
MacBook Pro
has a resolution of 2,880×1,800 pixels.

“We foresee that Apple will release a new product [at the] Sep’19 Apple event if there’s no unexpected development issue,” Jeff Lin, Associate Director, Consumer Electronics at IHS Markit, said in an email, referring to the 16-inch MacBook Pro.

Korean website
The Elec recently reported that Samsung was in talks with Apple about
supplying OLED displays for the 16-inch MacBook Pro, but if the IHS Markit report is accurate, the notebook will have a LCD instead.

16-inch MacBook Pro rumors began with well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Back in February, he said the notebook would launch at some point in 2019 with an “all-new design,” but he did not comment on which display technology the notebook would use or share any other details.

As would be expected, Lin claims the 16-inch MacBook Pro will feature a newer processor. No other details are known.

IHS Markit has an entire team dedicated to display-related research, with close ties to the supply chain, so this rumor carries some weight. The research firm accurately revealed the original 10.5-inch iPad Pro’s resolution nearly four months in advance and also saw LTPO coming to the Apple Watch.

Apple has never unveiled new Macs at its annual iPhone event in September, often waiting for October instead. Either way, it sounds increasingly likely that a 16-inch MacBook Pro is coming at some point this year.

Asian stocks tick up, oil rises amid U.S.-Iran tensions – Investing.com

© Reuters. A passerby walks past in front of a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo

© Reuters. A passerby walks past in front of a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo

By Hideyuki Sano and Tomo Uetake

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares edged up on Monday as investors pinned their hopes on any signs of a thaw in Sino-U.S. trade negotiations, while oil prices firmed on heightened tensions between the United States and Iran.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.2%, hovering not far from Thursday’s six-week high, while Japan’s average was up 0.3%.

Chinese shares were little changed, with the benchmark up 0.1% and the blue-chip CSI 300 flat, while Hong Kong’s added 0.1%.

Wall Street shares closed slightly lower on Friday after hitting a record high thanks to signals last week from the Federal Reserve that it may cut interest rates soon to bolster the U.S. economy from protracted trade conflicts. ()

Investors are nervously awaiting an expected meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping later this week for any signs of a de-escalation in a trade war that is damaging the global economy and souring business confidence. The leaders will meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan.

China and the United States should be willing to make compromises in trade talks and not insist only on what each side wants, Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen said on Monday.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Friday decided to call off a planned China speech, which also increased optimism ahead of trade talks. Pence had upset China with a fierce speech in October in which he laid out a litany of complaints ranging from state surveillance to human-rights abuses.

“Event-driven players are buying back stocks as the United States and China at least appear to be talking to each other,” said Norihiro Fujito, chief investment strategist at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley (NYSE:) Securities (MUMSS).

Still, most analysts doubt the two sides will come to any meaningful agreement as the tensions have extended beyond tariffs, particularly after Washington put Huawei, the world’s biggest telecoms gear maker, on a blacklist that effectively bans U.S. firms from doing business with the company.

The U.S. Commerce Department said on Friday it was adding several Chinese companies and a government-owned institute involved in super computing with military applications to its national security “entity list” that bars them from buying U.S. parts and components without government approval.

In China, the Global Times newspaper said FedEx Corp (NYSE:) is likely to be added to Beijing’s ‘unreliable entities list’.

“Few investors would expect a dramatic progress when they are talking about entity lists, just days before a likely summit,” said MUMSS’s Fujito, adding that markets could slip back on disappointment after the summit.

Oil prices climbed as tensions remain high between Tehran and Washington following Iran’s shooting down of an unmanned American surveillance drone, with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo saying “significant” sanctions on Tehran would be announced.

futures rose 0.3% to $65.39 per barrel, near Friday’s three-week high of $65.76, while futures were up 0.6% at $57.76, also near Friday’s three-week high.

Also potentially becoming a factor in the equation, Arab politicians and commentators greeted Trump’s $50 billion Middle East economic vision with a mixture of derision and exasperation, although some in the Gulf called for it to be given a chance.

The combination of heightened geopolitical worries and likely U.S. interest rate cuts encouraged investors to seek the safety of gold.

The precious metal stood at $1,405.41 per ounce , not far from Friday’s six-year high of $1,410.78.

In the foreign exchange market, the euro rose to a three-month high of $1.1386 against the dollar on Monday as bearish bets on the greenback remained solid on prospects of a near-term interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve.

The dollar fetched 107.38 yen , having slipped to as low as 107.045 on Friday, the lowest level since its flash crash on Jan. 3.

Other notable movers include Australian dollar. The firmed 0.4% to $0.6954 to post a fifth straight session of gains as its U.S. counterpart was undermined by aggressive wagers on rate cuts from the Fed, which offset any bearishness from the probability of policy easing at home.

The Turkish lira strengthened 0.7% to 5.775 per dollar after Turkey’s main opposition claimed a decisive victory on Sunday in Istanbul’s re-run election, dealing one of the biggest blows to President Tayyip Erdogan.

Elsewhere, jumped overnight to $11,247.62, its highest level since March 2018. It was last quoted at $10,626.56.