Category Archives: Science and Technology

History of Malaya’s Electricity & Thamboosamy Pillai, Loke Yew, Contributions

The Early Story Of Electricity in Malaya Electricity first made its appearance in this country at the turn of the 20th century, and the earliest record of power generation can be traced back to a small mining town in Rawang, Selangor. Here, two enterprising individuals Loke Yew and Thamboosamy Pillai installed an electric generator in 1894 to operate their mines;

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Spirituality is indeed the Master-Key of the Human Mind

A Pilgrim’s Journey is a Spiritual Journey, a movement that brings us closer towards the Divine. It speaks to our longing for something more, and our search for answers to life’s deepest questions: Who am I? Who is God? What makes me come alive and so forth? Though ancient in its roots, the practice of pilgrimage is alive and well

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Thaipusam Could Be Suspended, Malaysia Awaits WHO’s Lead on Corona Virus

PUTRAJAYA: Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail says Malaysia will take its lead from the World Health Organisation (WHO) as to whether to suspend mass gatherings, such as the Thaipusam celebration, in light of the novel coronavirus (2019-nC0V) outbreak. Malaysia currently has seven positive cases of 2019-nC0V, all of whom are Chinese nationals.There are concerns that the government

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Cannabis now legal in Australian Capital Territory

SYDNEY: Australians living in the home of the country’s parliament will be allowed to grow and possess small amounts of cannabis from next year under a new law passed Wednesday. While the possession of small amounts has been decriminalised in some parts of the country, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) – home of Canberra, the nation’s capital – is going

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Eating chicken nuggets increases your risk of early DEATH, study warns

They’re the go-to choice for many people after a boozy night out, but new research might put you off ordering chicken nuggets . Scientists have revealed that eating ultra-processed foods increases your risk of heart disease, and even early death. Ultra-processed foods are manufactured through multiple industrial processes and are often ready-to-eat or heat, and higher in fat, added sugar

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Which Is More Harmful? Cigarette Or Agarbatti Smoke?

It’s a common practice in Hindu tradition to use agarbatti (incense sticks) at home, in religious ceremonies, and during meditation. Besides its soothing scent, it also helps reduce stress and relax our senses. But did you know inhaling incense smoke can harm your health in a similar way to cigarette smoke? In ancient times, our ancestors used to make incense

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Ethiopia ‘breaks’ tree-planting record to tackle climate change

As reported by BBC, Ethiopia has planted more than 350 million trees in a day, a figure by officials, where they believe is a world record. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is leading the project, which aims to counter the effects of deforestation and climate change in the drought-prone country. The UN says Ethiopia’s forest coverage declined from 35% of total

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