Nikhil Pandey

News Editor, wionews.com

Nikhil Pandey is News Editor with Wion Digital. He follows politics, sports and entertainment.

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A boost for Cycling in India: 11 cities conferred Cycling Pioneers award, provided funds 

Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Kohima, Nagpur, New Town Kolkata, Pimpri Chinchwad, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, and Warangal, are the cities that are placed in the Top 11. 

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When scientist Nambi Narayanan saved Dr APJ Abdul Kalam's life at an ISRO lab

Within a second, Nambi Narayanan leapt across and pushed Kalam down to safety, before a blast rocked the room and glass splinters flew all across. After the smoke had settled, Kalam sat up and…

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GISAT-1: India’s 'Eye in the Sky’ likely to be launched in August, says ISRO chairman Dr K Sivan

Since the pandemic started spreading in India in early 2020, the space agency’s activities have been delayed, owing to travel restrictions and lockdowns.

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North Korea's Kim Jung Un regime forces married women to work to solve its manpower shortage

Sources told Radio Free Asia that North Koreans were angry about the forced work and that the border wall would be "useless." 

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A misleading bike ride video, space vs edge of space questions: Did Branson lie about some aspects of his trip?

Several experts, including scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson, a student of Carl Sagan, dispute that Richard Branson has indeed flown into space. 

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'Down with Communism': Cuban protesters demand freedom, food and COVID-19 vaccines

Thousands of people marched to the streets across Cuba, including Havana, on Sunday in an unprecedented display of anger and frustration, calling for the end of the decades-old dictatorship. 

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How Gupta brothers from India landed South Africa's ruling party in its biggest crisis

The Guptas owned a number of businesses that had lucrative contracts with South African government departments and state-owned corporations.They also put many Zuma family members in high-ranking…

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Return to dark days: Taliban impose strict restrictions on women, media in Afghanistan’s north

According to the Afghan government, about 30 per cent of the civil servants are now women who were not allowed to work outside their homes during the Taliban's rule.

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Zaila Avant-garde becomes first African-American to win Spelling Bee

After winning several Guinness World Records for dribbling multiple basketballs at a time, 14-year-old Zaila Avant-garde becomes the first Black contestant to win the 90-year-old Scripps National…

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World bows to Jews, says Belarusian President Lukashenko in anti-Semitic outburst

'No one today would dare to raise a voice and deny the Holocaust,' President Alexander Lukashenko said on Independence Day, while Belarus allows the memory of Nazi actions in their country to be…

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'Immortality is my goal': 11-year-old boy gets bachelor’s degree in physics

11-year-old Laurent Simons from the Belgian coastal town of Ostend has just received his bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Antwerp.

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India’s home-grown microprocessor Shakti is now part of tech-giant Altair’s offerings

Shakti processors are industrial-grade processors aimed at embedded applications, robotic controllers, and Internet of Things boards. By supporting Shakti processors, Altair Embed broadens its…

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COVID-19: Lambda variant may be more resistant to vaccines than other strains

The C.37 strain, known as the Lambda variant, currently accounts for approximately 80% of new infections in Peru and has spread to about 27 nations in the last month. 

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Globally, 1,500 businesses affected by ransomware attacks using Kaseya software

On Friday, the hacking group broke into Kaseya, an information technology firm based out of Miami. They used the firm’s access to breach some of its clients’ clients. Quickly, a chain reaction was…

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Chinese Communist Party's sauce for success: Booming economy, ruthlessness, ideological agility 

Since seizing power after civil war in 1949, the party has had a tumultuous history but President and party leader Xi Jinping is putting emphasis on turning the country into an economic, military…

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