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There are several benefits of playing video games.

Are you someone, who believes gaming is not at all good for you? You might think that gaming is bad for you and investing time to find the best cheats for gamers is nothing but a waste of time. However, the reality is quite different and your opinion is going to change forever after reading this post.

Generally, parents believe that video games are a time-waster and worse thing from the education’s point of view. They believe games corrupt the mind and make a person violent. However, video games are not going to make you anti-social. It will make you smarter instead. It will teach them oodles of great things and help them develop high-standard thinking skills.

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Before you start engaging in video games, you should understand how playing video games have a positive effect on you. Let’s have a look at some surprising reasons:

Games Make You Good At Problem Solving And Logics

While playing games, your mind will surely come up with creative ideas. You will gain experience about how to solve the issue and make use of logic to win the game. You can easily learn to resolve problems in a short burst and make yourself good at problem-solving. When you are in a first-person shooter game, you have to make random decisions about your next move. You will surely get better at problem solving and logic when you keep playing video games.

Games make you good at problem-solving. Pixabay

Games Make You Smart And Multitasking

Games are more than making winning strategies these days. You have to keep your focus on various things from building unique gaming strategies to making the right move. This will surely make you multitasking and ensure you get flexibility in your behavior to perform multiple tasks at one time. You will train your mind to change your tactics as soon as unexpected surprises come your way. You should keep playing games and you will be smart and multitasking.

Games Help You Making Fast Decisions

Sometimes, our strategies won’t work as we plan. This is why we always need to have flexible strategies. In fact, you have to speed up the process of making a decision and change your tactics at the last minute and that is too without losing accuracy. You will earn the ability to make the best decision quickly without losing accuracy. Playing games has a positive effect on your decision-making ability and this will help you a lot in your everyday life also.

Games Help You Boost Awareness

You have to be aware of everything that is going on around your player. You should keep your eye on your enemies in the battle royale game and you are good to go. Your awareness will not just keep you ahead of your team but also help you to improve your play in any game. Awareness will also make a world of difference to your everyday life as well. You will learn to be mindful of whatever the situation may be.

Games help you boost awareness. Pixabay

Games Help You Learn How to Respond to Challenges

Your response to challenges defines your ability to handle the situation. When you keep yourself engaged in playing video games, you will learn how to respond to challenges and the unexpected situations that make gaming tough. This is exactly where your choice makes a huge difference. Video game players will gain the ability to make the right choice which in turn helps you respond to the challenges in a favorable manner. You can easily change the situation and get better outcomes out of it.

Games Will Help You Develop Better Social Skills

Socializing is something where people are lacking these days. However, you will seek the advantage of gaming here. Playing video games is the most convenient way to develop your social skills in a seamless way. The Battle Royale games are ideal for group play and you need to have a circle of friends to enjoy your play. This is exactly where video games will teach you how social skills are required. Moreover, you will learn how to develop better social skills and enjoy gaming.

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Games Make Learning Fun

Learning seems a lot easier when you play video games. Of course, no single strategy will work throughout the game and you need to keep learning to improve your chances of winning. When you indulge yourself in the world of gaming, you will get to know how amazing learning is. Video games have a positive impact on the way you learn new things. Thus, keep playing video games and enjoy learning in a fun way.

The effectiveness of gaming is positive and your brain will keep learning new things and you will also gain the potential of handling every aspect of your life by playing video games. Now, find your favorite game and start embracing the benefits mentioned above.


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An international team of astronomers has identified 366 new exoplanets

An international team of astronomers has identified 366 new exoplanets, using data from the NASA Kepler Space Telescope's K2 mission.

The findings, described in a paper published in the Astronomical Journal, showed a planetary system that comprises a star and at least two gas giant planets, each roughly the size of Saturn and located unusually close to one another.

The discovery is significant because it's rare to find gas giants -- like Saturn in the solar system -- as close to their host star as they were in this case.

The researchers cannot yet explain why it occurred there, but it makes the finding especially useful because it could help scientists form a more accurate understanding of the parameters for how planets and planetary systems develop.

"The discovery of each new world provides a unique glimpse into the physics that play a role in planet formation," said lead author Jon Zink, a UCLA postdoctoral scholar.

The findings could be a significant step toward helping astronomers understand which types of stars are most likely to have planets orbiting them and what that indicates about the building blocks needed for successful planet formation, acoording to the study.

"We need to look at a wide range of stars, not just ones like our sun, to understand that," Zink said.

The term "exoplanets" is used to describe planets outside of the solar system. The number of exoplanets that have been identified by astronomers numbers fewer than 5,000 in all, so the identification of hundreds of new ones is a significant advance.

Kepler's original mission came to an unexpected end in 2013 when a mechanical failure left the spacecraft unable to precisely point at the patch of sky it had been observing for years.

But astronomers repurposed the telescope for a new mission known as K2, whose objective is to identify exoplanets near distant stars. Data from K2 is helping scientists understand how stars' location in the galaxy influences what kind of planets are able to form around them. (IANS/JB)


In the Indian atomic energy sector, the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE)

By Venkatachari Jagannathan

Officials of the Indian space sector, both serving and retired, are of the view that the space sector's organisational structure is expected to mirror that of India's atomic energy sector.

They also said that senior officials of the Indian space agency should address the employees on what is happening in the sector and how it will pan out so that uncertainty and confusion are addressed.

In the Indian atomic energy sector, the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) is at the top, the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) is the sectoral regulator while the Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL), the Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd (both power companies), the Uranium Corporation of India Ltd, the Electronics Corporation of India Ltd, and IREL (India) Ltd are public sector units (PSU).

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The Bhabha Atomic Energy Centre (BARC), Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) are the premier research and development (R&D) organizations and there are several DAE-aided organizations.

While the DAE is headed by a Secretary (normally from the R&D units) who is also the head of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), the R&D centres and PSUs are headed by different persons.

Similarly, the government that has started the space sector reforms seems to be replicating the atomic energy model, several officials told IANS.

"The Central government's moves in the space sector seems to replicate the atomic energy model," an official told IANS.

Currently, the Department of Space (DOS) is at the top and below that, comes the private sector space regulator Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe), the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) with various R&D-cum-production (rockets, satellites and others) units.

The sector has two PSUs - Antrix Corporation Ltd and NewSpace India Ltd.

Unlike the atomic energy sector, the Secretary of the DOS and Chairman of the Space Commission is also the Chairman of the ISRO.

As part of the space sector reform measures, the government has set up IN-SPACe as a regulator for the private sector players.

"Ultimately there will be only one sectoral regulator. There cannot be two regulators - one for the private sector and other for the public sector. Who will be the regulator if there is a company that is floated in public-private partnership," an official asked.

"It is good that there is a separate sectoral regulator outside of the DOS and the ISRO," an official said.

The recently-formed PSU NewSpace India has been mandated to build, own satellites, rockets and also provide space based services and transfer ISRO-developed technologies to others.

ISRO Chairman and Secretary DOS K.Sivan has been saying that ISRO will focus on high end research.

As a result, the positions of Secretary, DOS and Chairman, ISRO may not be held by the same person.

"Looking forward, there are possibilities of the government coming out with a voluntary retirement scheme for ISRO officials and merging its various production centres with NewSpace to synergise its operations," a former senior official of ISRO told IANS.

"But there is one issue in this proposition. For ISRO, the production centres are also its R&D centre. Both production and R&D are interwoven. One has to see how both will be separated to be housed under ISRO and NewSpace India."

Meanwhile, the minds of ISRO officials are filled with uncertainty and confusion about their future which is linked to that of their organization.

ISRO Staff Association General Secretary G.R.Pramod had told IANS that there is "uncertainty all around about the future of about 17,300 employees of ISRO".

"The ISRO top management that includes the Chairman and the Heads of various centres should come out openly and address the employee concerns at the earliest," an official added.

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The micro-blogging platform already covers explicit instances of abusive behaviour

Twitter has announced to ban sharing of private media, such as photos and videos, without permission from the individuals that are shown in those images.

The micro-blogging platform already covers explicit instances of abusive behaviour under its policies, the expansion of the policy will allow the platform to take action on media that is shared without any explicit abusive content, provided it's posted without the consent of the person depicted.

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"Sharing personal media, such as images or videos, can potentially violate a person's privacy, and may lead to emotional or physical harm," Twitter said in a blog post late on Tuesday.

"The misuse of private media can affect everyone, but can have a disproportionate effect on women, activists, dissidents, and members of minority communities. When we receive a report that a Tweet contains unauthorised private media, we will now take action in line with our range of enforcement options," the company informed.

Under the existing policy, publishing other people's private information, such as phone numbers, addresses, and IDs, is already not allowed on Twitter.

This includes threatening to expose private information or incentivising others to do so.

"There are growing concerns about the misuse of media and information that is not available elsewhere online as a tool to harass, intimidate, and reveal the identities of individuals," Twitter said.

When Twitter is notified by individuals depicted, or by an authorised representative, that they did not consent to having their private image or video shared, it removes it.

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