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170 bison could absorb CO2 from 2 million cars: Study

A recent study suggests that a herd of 170 European bison, reintroduced to the Tarcu mountains in Romania, could absorb carbon emissions equivalent to nearly two million cars. This research, conducted by scientists at the Yale School of the Environment and funded by the Global Rewilding Alliance, is yet to be peer-reviewed. The study used a new model to calculate how wildlife species capture and store atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) in soils through their ecosystem interactions.


Sunil Chhetri announces retirement from international football

Football legend Sunil Chhetri has announced that he will retire from international football after playing India's FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Kuwait on June 6. Chhetri informed about his decision to retire through a heartfelt video posted on social media. Chhetri, one of the most decorated footballers, is set to finish as India's highest goal-scorer.


'Modi will resign in 2025, Shah will take over': Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday once again asserted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make Home Minister Amit Shah his successor. Speaking at a press conference in Lucknow alongside Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, Kejriwal stated that PM Modi has made it a rule for party leaders to retire after 75 years. "PM Modi will turn 75 on September 17, 2025...[He] has decided to make Amit Shah his successor and...make him PM on September 17, 2025," he said.


Microsoft asks China-based staff to relocate amid escalating US-Sino tensions

According to The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft has proposed a relocation plan for approximately 700 to 800 of its China-based employees. The employees, primarily Chinese engineers working in the cloud-computing and artificial intelligence sectors, were given options to transfer to countries including the US, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. This proposal comes amidst escalating US-China tensions and increased scrutiny on Chinese imports by the Biden administration.


Deepika Padukone, Only Indian star on 'Deadline's Global Disruptors list

Indian film industry's leading lady, Deepika Padukone, has earned a spot on Deadline Hollywood magazine's Global Disruptors 2024 list. Padukone is the only Indian celebrity to be featured on this list. She is recognized for her consistent box office success over two years and her representation of India on various global platforms. The prestigious list includes international stars like Eva Longoria, Uma Thurman, and Lee Sung-jin.


Crypto heist: MIT grads steal $25M in 12 seconds

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) graduates, Anton Peraire-Bueno, 24, and James Peraire-Bueno, 28, have been apprehended by federal prosecutors in Manhattan. The brothers are accused of executing a scheme to exploit the Ethereum blockchain's integrity and steal $25 million worth of cryptocurrency. This audacious heist was carried out in just 12 seconds in April 2023, marking the first time such a fraud has been the subject of US criminal charges.


After Covishield, new study finds side effects in Covaxin recipients

A recent study published in Springer Nature revealed that over 30% of Covaxin recipients reported "adverse events of special interest" (AESI). The research was conducted by a team at Banaras Hindu University (BHU), led by Dr. Sankha Shubhra Chakrabarti. The study involved a one-year follow-up analysis of 926 participants who had received the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech.