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Remembering Y Subbarao on his birthday


New Delhi: Today is the 121st birth anniversary of one of finest Indian scientists Yellapragada Subbarao. He is best known for the development of methotrexate for treatment of cancer and also for the discovery of the function of adenosine triphosphate as an energy source.

Born today in a Tamil family in the year 1895, Subbarao completed his graduation from the Presidency college in Madras. He came from a financially crippled background.

A believer and the supporter of Indian freedom struggle, Subbarao was greatly inspired by Gandhi.

After completing his education, he started his research in the area of Ayurveda.

In the 1920s, Subbarao got an opportunity to study in the Harvard University in America where he completed his PhD and began his career as an Assistant faculty member. This was the same period when he made his first crucial breakthrough by developing a method to figure out the estimate of phosphorus in body fluids and tissues with Cyrus Fiske.

He had an important role in the some of the medical research happened in America during the world war II.

He discovered the folic acid and isolated Adenosine Triphosphate.

He got the maximum recognition when a fungus genus was named after him, called Subbaromyces.

At the age of 53, in 1948 Subbarao died in the USA but till then he had made some useful important impact in the field of biochemistry.

In the twenty-first century when India is putting a focus on the schemes like Make In India, it is important that role of such people is remembered so that the country can produce more talents like him. India needs geniuses like Subbarao who can help the nation achieve the development that it is striving for.(image-wikipedia)

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Twitter Lite: A Data-Friendly Version of Twitter Now Available in India

The micro-blogging platform, while releasing second quarter earnings, reported $711 million in revenue -- an increase of 24 per cent year-over-year

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Data-friendly Twitter Lite now available in India. Pixabay

The micro-blogging platform has made its data-friendly Twitter Lite Android app available in 21 more countries, including India, which can be downloaded from Google Play Store.

Built for 2G and 3G networks which are still in use in several parts of India, Twitter Lite has an install size of 3MB, saves data and space and loads quickly on unreliable networks.

“While using the app on 2G or 3G, you’ll notice that content will load quickly on Twitter Lite. We want to make sure you can see what’s happening no matter what network you’re on,” Twitter said in a statement late on Monday.

Twitter Lite is now available in the Google Play Store in more than 45 countries.

After a successful trial in the Philippines, Twitter rolled out the data-friendly Lite Android app in 24 countries in December 2017.

By enabling data saver mode, users can control which images and videos load on their phones.

“You can still load all the content at any time by hitting ‘Load image’ or ‘Load video’, helping you save money and data in real time,” said Twitter.

Twitter Lite is now available in the Google Play Store in more than 45 countries. (VOA)

The “Bookmarks” feature allows users to save important Tweets for later.

“Twitter Lite supports push notifications, allowing you to keep up with what’s happening around the world,” said the micro-blogging platform that currently has 335 million users.

The night mode feature gives timeline a darker theme — easier on eyes and to read even during the day.

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“Threaded Tweets are now available on Twitter Lite. We’ve made it easy to create a thread by adding a plus button in the composer, so you can connect your thoughts and publish your threaded Tweets all at the same time,” said the statement.

Twitter in July reported a drop of one million users in the second quarter of 2018 — with monthly active user count going down from 336 million in the last quarter to 335 million.

The micro-blogging platform, while releasing second quarter earnings, reported $711 million in revenue — an increase of 24 per cent year-over-year. (IANS)

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