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Ocean Plastic Emerges As Big Killer Of Sea Turtles

New Delhi:It is probably a common conception that marine debris consists of just a few pieces of rubbish scattered along the strand line of beaches and is of no harm to anyone. Unfortunately this is not the case. Marine debris has become a pervasive pollution problem affecting all of the world’s oceans. It is known to be the cause of injuries and deaths of numerous marine animals and birds, either because they become entangled in it or they mistake it for prey and eat it.

The rise in plastic refuse in the ocean and on beaches is killing turtles of all species, with a disproportionate impact on hatchlings and young turtles, research by the University of Exeter shows.

A recent worldwide survey covering the major oceans where turtles live revealed on Tuesday that over 1,000 marine turtles each year get entangled in Marine plastic debris. Marine debris is manmade waste that is directly or indirectly disposed of in oceans, rivers, and other waterways.

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Know How 131 Year Old Indian National Congress Elects Its President

New Delhi: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday last filed nomination for the post of president of the Indian National Congress, ending speculation over when he will take complete charge of the Congress Party. The new Congress president will take over from Sonia Gandhi who has been the party’s longest-serving chief. She was appointed president in 1998.

As many as 89 sets of nominations were filed for the Congress president elections.With no other person filing nomination, the 47-year-old leader of the party is set to win the election unopposed. 

Article XII of the party's constitution says, "All members of the Pradesh Congress Committees shall be delegates to the Indian National Congress." In case there’s only one candidate, he or she is declared President of the next Congress Plenary Session.

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Weirdest Words You won’t Believe Are Part Of The English Language

New Delhi: The word of the year according to Dictionary.com for 2017 was “complicit” after its usage was popularized by Ivanka Trump who is incidentally on a visit to India right now.

She thought that complicit meant “choosing to be involved in an any act,” particularly one that involves other people. But however the word has a negative connotation and means that you went along with someone as they did something bad.

Here are a collection of weird words that can mean something in mainstream usage but has high chances of being misunderstood in popular culture.

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Soon Jiggling Underground Optical Fiber Networks Will Act As Earthquake Sensor

New Delhi: You might not need an extensive sensor network or a host of volunteers to detect earthquakes in the future -- in fact, the lines supplying your internet access might do the trick. 

Researchers at the Stanford University have developed technology that detects earthquakes using fiber optic lines. In case of seismic activity, laser interrogators detect disturbances in the fibers and send information about the magnitude and direction of earthquake tremors. 

The system can not only detect different types of seismic waves (and thus determine the seriousness of the threat), but spot very minor or localized quakes that might otherwise go unnoticed.

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Brave-Heart Female Cops Of India Who Are Changing The Face Of Indian Police

New Delhi: India is slowly but surely breaking its gender barrier as Indian women are breaking stereotypes and flipping the gender scales wherever they go. They are making their presence felt in almost every field be it in politics, bureaucracy, business entrepreneurs or sports and even from working as the Public transport drivers, jockeys, bike riders etc– they’re challenging patriarchy and proving that they too can join spaces previously dominated by men as they are not less than men in any aspect.

Women in the police force of India are no exception either. A woman police officer’s job is doubly difficult. Not only do they have to fight the usual crime – but also the patriarchal mindset of their colleagues and a glass ceiling that is supposed to be almost unbreakable. 

They also fight a mindset that is so deep in India – that women cannot be good law enforcers.But it is actually the opposite.