Everything you need to know about World University Centre: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about World University Centre: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Rio de Janeiro, May 19 (IANS) Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff officially opened Brasilia's Mane Garrincha World Cup stadium.
Washington, May 19 (ANI): A pediatrician has said that if infants don't spend time on their stomach, it will be much harder for them to push on their arms, which will not only delay rolling over but may also flatten the back portion of their skull.
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Akhilesh Das Gupta was Saturday elected to the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Executive Council by a record number of votes in the quadrennial elections at Kuala Lumpur.
Bhubaneswar, May 18 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has summoned the Odisha chief secretary for failing to submit a report on the problems faced by patients and Ayush doctors in the state, a petitioner said Saturday.
New York, May 18 (IANS/CMC) Three-time Olympic gold medallist and four-time World champion Veronica Campbell-Brown will lead about three dozen Caribbean athletes in the Adidas Grand Prix here next week.
Shanghai, May 18 (IANS) American hurdler Aries Merritt, who won his first Olympic gold in London and set a world record in the men's 110m hurdles last year, has geared up for the 2013 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League Shanghai leg.
Moscow, May 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hours after winning the World Boxing Association (WBA) cruiserweight title, Guillermo Jones was hit by a scandal when a former champion accused him of doping to give himself unnatural stamina in the knockout win over Denis Lebedev.
Washington, May 18 (ANI): A new research has suggested that reproductive function of women may be tied to their immune status.
Rio de Janeiro, May 18 (IANS) Santos coach Muricy Ramalho has admitted concern at mounting speculation linking his star striker Neymar with a move to Barcelona.
Rio de Janeiro, May 18 (IANS) Former Real Madrid and Brazil international forward Julio Baptista revealed that he is considering a return to Brazilian football.
Rome, May 18 (IANS) World No.3 Roger Federer moved one step closer to his first title this season when he beat Jerzy Janowicz 6-4, 7-6 (2) to advance to the semifinals of the Italian Open tennis.
Sydney, May 18 (ANI): Australian women cricketers are set to take a major leap towards professionalism after Cricket Australia's (CA) expected announcement of a major improvement in pay and conditions for female players next week when it unveils the women's Ashes squad.
London, May 18 (ANI): Justin Bieber has been hit with a hefty bill by the quarantine centre caring for his pet monkey.
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Heavy drinkers who smoke have more problems with their memory, ability to think quickly and efficiently, and problem-solving skills, a study has suggested.
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Physicists in Switzerland may have created the smallest drops of liquid ever made in the lab.
Berlin, May 18 (ANI): Countries that have higher levels of corruption struggle to attract and retain skilled workers, the authors of a new study published in EMBO have reported.
London, May 18 (ANI): To increase the security at the upcoming Football World Cup in Brazil in 2014, the Brazil government will reportedly use a fleet of robots that are usually used to neutralize roadside bombs and inspect areas for traces of explosives.
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): The government is considering a proposal to raise the eligibility criteria of income for people availing minority welfare schemes.
Rome, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World No. 2 Maria Sharapova admitted Friday that the upcoming French Open played a part in her decision to pull out of the Rome Masters.
Berlin, May 17 (ANI): Amazon and Apple will enclose their e-book formats in the proprietary e-book formats as they currently use formats incompatible with the formats most independent retailers use at their e-book stores, a recent study has revealed.
Paris, May 17 (IANS) Sharath Kamal took a game off World No.5 Timo Boll before going down 1-4 in the men's singles second round at the World Table Tennis Championships here, ending the Indian challenge in the mega event.
Rio de Janeiro, May 17 (IANS) More than 76 percent of tickets available for next month's Confederations Cup in Brazil have been sold, world football's governing body, FIFA said.
Washington, May 17 (ANI): A professor from Scotland has created a pizza that offers the correct balance of all the nutrients required through the day.
Paris, May 17 (IANS) Former Olympic champion and four-time World Cup winner Ma Lin became the biggest name to fall at the World Table Tennis Championships when he was upset by Japan's Kenta Matsudaira in the men's singles second round.
New York, May 17 (ANI): A British designer duo has used proteins extracted from a woman's donated breast milk to create tiny, hardened baby shoes.
London, May 17 (ANI): England national football team manager Roy Hodgson and FA chairman David Bernstein have paid tributes to the football star David Beckham and urged him to stay at the game, saying that he is a charismatic and talented player the football world cannot afford to lose.
Washington, May 17 (ANI): A new device proposed by scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno and Stanford University that would detect elusive gravity waves from the other end of the cosmos, may open a new window into the nature of the universe.
Washington, May 17 (ANI): Observations from two NASA satellites have helped scientists resolve differences in estimates of how fast glaciers worldwide are disappearing and contributing to sea level rise.
Asia will one day be filled with 'millions of men desperate for women', researchers warned last week.
Bangalore, May 16 (IANS) There is a strong possibility of records being re-written in the World 10K Bangalore to be run Sunday, according to Jurrie Van der Velden of Global Sports Communication (GSC), as he introduced the first lot of elite athletes here Thursday.
Bangalore, May 16 (IANS) Maria Mutola, the 2000 Olympics 800m gold medallist, three-time 800m World champion and seven-time 800m Indoor World champion, says self-belief and a sound coaching programme are the keys to success.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Demands for gold in India surged 27 percent to 256.5 tonnes in January-March 2013 even though the global demands dropped by 13 percent, the World Gold Council said Thursday.
Rome, May 16 (IANS) Third seed Andy Murray pulled out of the Rome Masters due to an injury as Rafael Nadal advanced to the third round.
Tokyo, May 16 (IANS) Formula 1 team McLaren confirmed Thursday that they will form a new multi-year technology partnership and use Honda engines from the 2015 season.
London, May 16 (ANI): The intimate secrets of a passionate wartime affair has been laid bare in 300 love letters dating back to Word War II.
Rio de Janeiro, May 16 (IANS) Ronaldinho has refused to concede his 2014 World Cup dream and vowed to convince coach Luiz Felipe Scolari he is worthy of a recall to Brazil's national team.
Rio de Janeiro, May 16 (IANS) FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has guaranteed Sao Paulo's World Cup football stadium will be ready on time, one day after claiming the venue could be taken off the tournament schedule due to construction delays.
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Colorful vegetables are often promoted as top nutrient sources, but leading nutrition scientists have revealed that potatoes and other white vegetables are just as important to a healthy diet as their colorful cousins in the produce aisle.
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Scientists have demonstrated for the first time that female mosquitoes infected with malaria parasites are significantly more attracted to human odour than uninfected mosquitoes.
Buenos Aires, May 16 (IANS) Football legend Diego Maradona has been accused of throwing stones at journalists and kicking a photographer following his arrival at Argentina's Ezeiza international airport.
Washington, May 16 (IANS) Scientists have estimated that Mars is bombarded by more than 200 small asteroids or bits of comets per year forming craters at least 3.9 meters across, US space agency NASA said.
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Discovery of two fossils from the East African Rift has provided new information about the evolution of primates, according to a study.
Amsterdam, May 16 (IANS) Chelsea coach Rafael Benitez was delighted with the 2-1 victory of his team over Benfica in the final of the Europa League here Wednesday night.
Amsterdam, May 16 (IANS) A late injury-time goal by Branislav Ivanovic helped Chelsea win the Europa League football title final beating Benfica 2-1 here Wednesday night.
London, May 16 (ANI): A mechanic from the UK has built a campervan, which has just 4ft of living space - making it the world's smallest mobile home.
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., completed one of the most delicate performances of their lives and meticulously implanted part of the eyes of the James Webb Space Telescope.
Paris, May 15 (IANS) On a difficult day for India at the World Table Tennis Championships, Sharath Kamal proved to be the lone flag-bearer of the country when he defeated Spaniard Carlos Machado in men's singles first round here Wednesday.
New Delhi, May 15 (ANI): The Central Government willl launch Direct Benefit Transfer scheme for LPG in 20 districts from June 1.
Lumami, May 15 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday called upon the faculty and students of the Nagaland University to search, spread, sense and celebrate innovations in the region.
Madrid, May 15 (IANS) Spanish basketball star Pau Gasol confirmed Wednesday that he will not be able to form part of the Spanish squad which will defend its European title in Slovenia this September.
Paris, May 15 (IANS) Top seed and defending champion Ding Ning of China breezed past Dederko Zhenhua of Australia 4-0 to reach the second round of the World Table Tennis Championships here Wednesday.
London, May 15 (IANS) England centre-back Rio Ferdinand has decided to retire from international football and concentrate on his club career with the Premier League giants Manchester United.
Kampala, May 15 (IANS) Uganda's national cricket team has been invited for a tour to Sri Lanka after the east African nation put up an impressive show at the just concluded World Cricket League Division III in Bermuda.
Rio de Janeiro, May 15 (IANS) FIFA has warned that Sao Paulo could be stripped of its status as a 2014 World Cup host city due to stadium construction delays.
Beijing, May 15 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale jolted Tibet in southwest China Wednesday, the China Earthquake Networks Centre said.
Rio de Janeiro, May 15 (IANS) Former FIFA World Player of the Year winners Ronaldinho and Kaka have been left out of Brazil's squad for next month's Confederations Cup.
Beijing, May 15 (IANS) An alliance of groups representing labourers who were forced to work for Mitsubishi Materials in Japan during World War II have sought about $60 million as compensation.
Washington, May 15 (ANI): The evolution of the complex, weight-bearing hips of walking animals from the basic hips of fish was a much simpler process than previously thought, according to a new research.
Lumani (Nagaland), May 15 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday called upon students and teachers in Nagaland to spread innovations.
Rome, May 15 (IANS) Top seed Novak Djokovic and second seed Roger Federer shook off their shock defeats in Madrid to ease past their opponents into the third round of Rome Masters.
Washington, May 15 (ANI): A recent research at the University of Missouri has discovered that an individual can indeed successfully try to be happier, especially when cheery music aids the process.
Washington, May 15 (ANI): A new University of Missouri study has found that testosterone levels during group competition are modulated depending on the relationships among the competitors and may be related to the formation of alliances in warfare.
Moscow, May 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The remains of 11 people buried about 80 years ago have been discovered near the Russian capital, officials said.
Abu Dhabi, May 15 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi has been named among the top 100 busiest global destinations for meetings, in the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) rankings.
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) The students wing of the Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) Tuesday staged demonstration in central Kolkata demanding a proper probe into the chit fund scam, arrest of those involved and compensation to the depositors.
Latehar, May 14 (ANI): Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, who visited Jharkhand's Latehar District on Tuesday, assured the locals that the Central Government is determined to institute progressive reforms.
Los Angeles, May 14 (IANS) Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie says she has had a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of getting breast cancer and that her partner Brad Pitt was very supportive.
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The senior men's national hockey camp for the FIH World League Round 3 (Semi-Final) at Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, June 13-23, will be held at the Netaji Subhas Southern Centre (NSSC), Bangalore from Thursday. The camp will continue till June 4.
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Indian boxers are set to begin their 2013 season with a couple of international exposure tours leading up to the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships in June, where the participation of the Indian team has been sanctioned by the International Boxing Association (AIBA).
Lusaka (Zambia), May 14 (IANS) The Zambia Cricket Union (ZCU) named a 14-member squad for the ICC Africa U-19 World Cup Qualifiers (CWCQ) Division 1 tournament Tuesday.
Noida (Uttar Pradesh), May 14 (ANI): Experts participated in a seminar on the pros and cons of live-in relationships that was hosted by the Amity Law School-II here today.
Rio de Janeiro, May 14 (IANS) England's Howard Webb has been named by FIFA as one of 10 referees who will officiate at the Confederations Cup in Brazil next month.
Paris, May 14 (IANS) India's Soumyajit Ghosh, Harmeet Desai, Sanil Shetty and Neha Aggarwal won their opening qualifying matches at the World Table Championships here.
Baku, May 14 (IANS) Azerbaijan won the right to stage the 42nd edition of the 2016 Chess Olympiad in the capital city of Baku from May 17 to 30.
Paris, May 14 (IANS) Eighteen-year-old debutante Hu Limei of China took only 11 minutes to beat Haliti Ilirjana of Kosovo in the first round of qualifying at the World Table Tennis Championships here.
Washington, May 14 (ANI): The cost to manufacture, install and maintain solar panels is so high that most people and businesses cannot afford to place them on their rooftops.
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Danish chemists have introduced a novel dye that they say have the potential to outperform all fluorescent dyes currently used in imaging technology.
The Central Government has hiked the monetary assistance to the poor class by Rs.25,000 under its housing scheme with special primacy to Scheduled Castes, tribals and minorities.
Madrid, May 14 (IANS) Barcelona have confirmed that striker Leo Messi will miss the rest of the season as a result of the muscle injury which forced him out of his side's 2-1 win away over Atletico Madrid.
New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): The Central Government has hiked by Rs.25,000 the monetary assistance under its housing scheme for the poor, giving primacy to Scheduled Castes, tribals and minorities.
Kingston (Jamaica), May 14 (IANS/CMC) Sprint legend Usain Bolt has announced that he will compete at the Diamond League meeting in Zurich in August.
Rio de Janeiro, May 14 (IANS) Reigning FIFA Club World Cup champions Corinthians are set to sign Chile international midfielder Claudio Maldonado.
London, May 14(ANI): An anonymous bidder has paid 6,05,000 dollars, the highest amount ever, for a half an hour meeting with Apple's chief Tim in a charity auction for celebrities' time.
London, May 14 (ANI): English wicketkeeper Matt Prior has confessed that he felt uncomfortable at being singled out as the player of the year for the 2012-13 season.
Washington, May 14 (ANI): A team at Tel Aviv University and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) has just discovered an exoplanet using a new method that relies on Einstein's special theory of relativity.
Bangalore, May 13 (IANS) The charity drive associated with the TCS World 10K Bangalore 2013, to be run Sunday, has already collected Rs.3.25 crore, and the amount is expected to increase significantly in the coming days and the days that follow the race, according to 'Bangalore Cares', the official charity partner to the event.
Moscow, May 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree waiving visa requirements for foreign athletes, coaches and other staff attending international sports events in Russia, the Kremlin announced Monday.
London, May 13 (ANI): Climate change could lead to decline in more than 50 per cent of common plants and 33 per cent of animals can see this century, a research has suggested.
London, May 13 (ANI): Cutting 100 calories from your diet could be the key to keeping cancer at bay.
Paris, May 13 (IANS) Ten years after she shocked the table tennis world by reaching the last eight at the 2003 World Championships here at the age of 14, Japan's Ai Fukuhara finds that she will face the same situation again at the Bercy Arena.
Rio de Janeiro, May 13 (IANS/EFE) A Brazilian judge has suspended the decision to grant a concession for the Maracana stadium to a private consortium headed by Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht, judiciary officials said.
Paris, May 13 (IANS) The 52nd edition of the world's premier table tennis event will be held in Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy May 13-20 with a record 463 men and 360 women participating.
The Hague, May 13 (IANS) Former Netherlands captain Mark van Bommel announced the end of his professional football career.
Rio de Janeiro, May 13 (IANS) Brazilian giants Flamengo are reportedly preparing an offer to sign veteran Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand.
Beijing, May 13 (IANS) China conducted a tsunami drill Sunday as part of the transnational and pan-Pacific drill, the country's State Oceanic Administration (SOA) announced.
Melbourne, May 12 (IANS) The 2013 World Cup of Golf will return to the Royal Melbourne Golf Club here and will be played Nov 21-24.
Paris, May 12 (IANS) Defending champion Zhang Jike of China said here he is confident of retaining the title at the World Table Tennis Championships to be held here May 13-20.
Paris, May 12 (IANS) China's all-conquering table tennis team has been expected to make another clean sweep of titles at the upcoming World Championships, but their head coach said that his top priority is to bring "joy" to French fans.
Rio de Janeiro, May 12 (IANS) Police in Brazil have banned the use of the caxirola - the country's version of the vuvuzela - from a 2014 World Cup football stadium amid safety concerns.
London, May 12 (ANI): A teenager from Birmingham who was told that she would never walk again has defied medics by winning a world dance championships.