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Jeep launches Renegade Desert Hawk SUV

Jeep launches Renegade Desert Hawk SUV

  • Jeep has taken the wraps off a desert-inspired, limited edition version of its popular Renegade crossover SUV. 
  • Called the Renegade Desert Hawk, the new model, limited to just 100 in the UK, is based on top-of-the-range Trailhawk edition.
  • It comes with its own bespoke Mojave Sand colour finish.

Devotees can now e-donate with Praytm

Devotees can now e-donate with Praytm

  • Scores of religious institutions across the country have partnered with digital wallets to receive donations from devotees. 
  • India's spiritual and religious market is estimated to be around $30 billion. 
  • Around 30 religious institutions have tied up with Paytm including Siddhivinayak Ganapati temple in Mumbai, ISKCON in New Delhi.

Constantly using smartphone may increase stress: Study

Constantly using smartphone may increase stress: Study

  • A recent study suggests that, more than four out of five adults in the US often check their email, texts and social media accounts.
  • This attachment to devices and the constant use of technology is associated with higher stress levels.
  • American Psychological Association has published this report.
South Africa: Nelson Mandela’s grave to become tourist attraction

South Africa: Nelson Mandela’s grave to become tourist attraction

  • Nelson Mandela's grave site, previously accessible only to immediate family, will be turned into a tourist attraction. 
  • The move is expected to boost the economy of the area where South Africa's first democratically-elected President was born. 
  • The announcement was made by the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

Uttarakhand: Now sirens to alert people of earthquakes

Uttarakhand: Now sirens to alert people of earthquakes

  • A regional early warning system which will alert people in Uttarakhand in the event of an earthquake by sounding a siren has been developed IIT-Roorkee. 
  • A siren will scream after getting required signals from sensors to alert people in case of earthquakes.
  • 84 sensors have already been installed.

ISIS claims suicide attack near Syria's Al-Bab

ISIS claims suicide attack near Syria's Al-Bab

  • ISIS Friday claimed responsibility for a suicide attack that killed dozens of people near Syria's Al-Bab just hours after rebels seized the town from the extremists. 
  • First bombing killed 53 people in the village of Sousyan. 
  • The second explosion left eight dead.

Crime Branch begins probe into DU clashes

Crime Branch begins probe into DU clashes

  • An investigation by Delhi Police's Crime Branch has begun in to clashes between ABVP and AISA members in Delhi University's Ramjas College. 
  • Officers analysed all the complaints received from both the parties. 
  • There was police presence in the campus and adjoining areas today to ensure peace.

Mediterranean migrant deaths reach 366 this year

Mediterranean migrant deaths reach 366 this year

  • Migrant deaths in the Mediterranean Sea this year have reached 366, fewer than the 425 during the same period last year. 
  • The data was released by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). 
  • 13,924 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 till 22 February.

Cardboard factory catches fire in Delhi

Cardboard factory catches fire in Delhi

  • A fire was today reported at cardboard factory near Harsh Vihar police station in East Delhi. 
  • No casualties were reported. 
  • The fire that started at 3.30 PM was brought under control but was still burning at 10.15 PM. 
  • The cause of the fire is not known yet.

Vizag: NRI, mother commit suicide

Vizag: NRI, mother commit suicide

  • Police today said that, a NRI and his advocate mother allegedly committed suicide by setting themselves ablaze at their apartment in Golalapalem area in Vizag. 
  • Reason behind the extreme step taken by K Phani Mahesh (42) and his mother K Bhagyalakshmi (65) is not yet known.

1 shot dead in clash between two groups

1 shot dead in clash between two groups

  • A clash between two groups outside a wedding venue in south east Delhi's Dakshinpuri area erupted today.
  • A man lost his life during the scuffle.
  • 2 others also received bullet injuries.
  • The reason behind the clash and firing is not known

North Korea has large chemical weapons stockpile: Seoul

North Korea has large chemical weapons stockpile: Seoul

  • According to South Korean experts, North Korea has up to 5,000 tonnes of chemical weapons, including the toxin used to assassinate its leader`s half-brother.
  • They said the North began producing chemical weapons in the 1980s.
  • The North is estimated to have about 2,500 to 5,000 tonnes in stock.

Delhi: 3-year-old raped, murdered

Delhi: 3-year-old raped, murdered

  • A teenager allegedly raped, murdered a 3-year-old in a west Delhi neighbourhood.
  • He mutilated her face beyond recognition and dumped her body at an isolated place. 
  • The accused, 16, offered the girl some sweets when she was playing outside her home to lure her. 
  • Accused was arrested.

Instagram helps users cope with depression

Instagram helps users cope with depression

  • Instagram and Reddit can help people cope with depression, a study has suggested. 
  • The research has been conducted by the Drexel University in the US.
  • People in pain are overcoming silence by using Instagram, according to the study.

Air India inaugurates A320 neo with Delhi-Chennai route

Air India inaugurates A320 neo with Delhi-Chennai route

  • Air India has launched the operations of its newly leased Airbus A320 Neo with its maiden flight arriving in Chennai from New Delhi. 
  • The first A320 Neo aircraft with 161 passengers on board touched down at the Chennai International airport from the Indira Gandhi International Airport.

AAP announces 109 candidates for Delhi civic polls

AAP announces 109 candidates for Delhi civic polls

  • The AAP on Friday announced the names of 109 candidates in its first list for Delhi civic body polls to be conducted in April. 
  • The AAP earlier this month had formed a 10-member screening committee to pick nominees for the 272 municipal wards in the national capital.

The price of Bitcoin just hit an all-time high

The price of Bitcoin just hit an all-time high

  • Bitcoin, the digital currency, jumped to a record high above $1,200 today. 
  • The price surged, as investors speculated the first bitcoin exchange-traded fund to be issued in the United States to receive regulatory approval. 
  • Total value of all bitcoins in circulation now stands at close to $20 billion.

UP: Azam Khan's chopper makes emergency landing

UP: Azam Khan's chopper makes emergency landing

  • Senior Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan's helicopter had to make an emergency landing in Karand village near Jahangirabad due to some technical snag. 
  • The helicopter, carrying Khan, was on its way to Lucknow from Bahraich. 
  • Everyone in the chopper was safe.