What is Electronegativity?

The electronegativity of an element refers to the tendency of an atom of that element to attract a shared pair of electrons towards itself. It is affected by the atomic number of the element and also by the distance between the nucleus of the atom and its valence shell. Electronegativity can be considered the root cause of several phenomena. The inductive effect, which arises due to the difference in the electronegativities of chemically bonded atoms, can lead to the formation of a permanent dipole within the molecule. The opposite of…

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Delhi University Registration Begins Soon; 10 Points

Delhi University admission 2019: The registration process for Undergraduate courses will begin soon. New Delhi:  Delhi University (DU) will start the admission process for Undergraduate courses in colleges affiliated with the varsity from Thursday, reports Press Trust of India. The varsity is expected to release further details regarding the DU admission to merit-based and entrance based courses in the varsity today or tomorrow. The news agency also reported that the University gave the direction to various colleges for forensic test of applicants’ documents Tuesday after a meeting of its admission…

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Virgin Galactic Plans First Commercial Space Flight for This Year

Virgin Galactic already has about 700 customers who are each paying roughly Rs. 1.7 crores Highlights Virgin Galactic may actually fly customers to Space sometime this year It is moving to New Mexico Spaceport, relocating 100 employees Founder Richard Branson said he will be among the first passengers to fly Almost 15 years ago, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson made a bet on launching tourists into space from the scrublands of southern New Mexico. Now, he’s about to move the headquarters of his space venture to the so-called “Land of…

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Most of Anti-Satellite Test Debris Has Decayed, Says DRDO Chief

India has said to have chosen a much lower orbit to avoid threat of debris Highlights The anti-satellite test India conducted in March created lots of debris DRDO Chairman G Satheesh Reddy says most debri has decayed He said the rest should all decay in some time as well Most of the debris generated from the anti-satellite test India conducted in March have decayed and rest of it will dissipate in a “short period of time”, Defence Research and Development Organisation’s Chairman G Satheesh Reddy said Friday. He said this…

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Six Awesome Reasons to Move to the Northwest

Hidden in the Northwest corner of the United States, Washington State is an underrated gem. Between its natural beauty and the pride of the sports teams, there are some very good reasons for moving to the Evergreen State! 1. Education Whether you send your child to a public school in Maple Valley or to Sammamish private schools, you will not be disappointed. Washington State is ranked the sixth-best state in the country for education. 2. Coffee Ever since the first Starbucks opened in Pike Place Market in 1971, Washingtonians statewide…

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Braille Cards: Good for Kids and Adults

Braille Cards: Good for Kids and Adults Most of us have encountered Braille text at some point, often on signage or on elevators or next to restroom doors. Even though most of us know how Braille is customarily used, it usually isn’t something we think about unless we have a blind child or other family member. However, there can be advantages to learning this adaptive language through tactile graphics even if you have healthy eyesight or have no blind family members or friends. Expanding Children’s’ Horizons If you have children,…

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Google I/O 2019: How to Watch Livestream, Keynote Timing, What to Expect

Google I/O 2019: Google is likely to announce multiple hardware products during the keynote Highlights Google I/O 2019 might be used to details new Android Q features We also expect to see a new Android Q developer beta Event highlights will be available on the Google I/O 2019 website The 2019 edition of Google I/O – the search giant’s annual developer conference – is set to start today, and we are expecting some major announcements such as the unveiling of the Pixel 3a duo, Android Q, smart home devices, and…

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Mi A3, Mi A3 Lite Tipped to Sport Snapdragon 700-Series SoCs

The Xiaomi Mi A-series is part of the Android One software program Highlights Xiaomi Mi A3 and Mi A3 Lite are in development The phones could sport Qualcomm Snapdragon 700-series SoCs The Android One smartphones from Xiaomi are quite popular in India Xiaomi’s popular Mi A-series has been a fan-favourite for many reasons, the biggest of which is the Android One software that puts stock Android on the device. There is also the promise of faster software updates and security patches, and the familiar interface on quality affordable Xiaomi hardware.…

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Singapore’s coding education shows how much HK is lagging behind

Earlier, we talked about a team in Singapore that develops teaching resources on computer coding, which were then localized and introduced in Hong Kong. Many people are curious to know: why do these people choose Singapore as a base for a coding project? The answer cannot be simpler: in terms of startup spirit and emphasis on computer coding, Singapore is far ahead of Hong Kong. When I met with people from the Consulate of Singapore for lunch, I listened to their ambitious plans about the future – that all civil…

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The Soul of University Education

Dr Winnie Tang, Harbour Times columnist. Universities in Hong Kong and abroad are hard-pressed to prove their worth to students – through dramatically improved job prospects – and to society, through ‘quality of life’ improving policy and scientific breakthroughs. While those goals are eminently worthy and necessary, they must be achieved while also delivering the deeper mission of promoting our core values as a society and elevating mankind. Fortunately, we can do it all – if we avoid narrow thinking and keep the big picture in mind. Delivering the goods…

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