New Delhi: A ‘leap second’ was added to the Indian clock at 5:29.59 hours on Sunday to synchronise with the Earth’s rotational clock. As the atomic clock at the National Physical Laboratory struck 23:59:59 on Saturday, it was programmed to add an extra second to 2017 to compensate for a slowdown in the Earth’s rotation. It matters in the fields of satellite navigation, astronomy and communication. PTI
Celebrity chef to create menu for Rlys
New Delhi: The Railways is looking to unveil new services in the New Year as part of which passengers will be treated to cuisines curated by a celebrity chef coupled with ultra-modern facilities to make it a world class journey. A quality catering service will be part of Tejas, which will be launched this year, and railways is considering a pact with renowned chef Sanjeev Kapoor to finalise the menu shortly. pti
Film on Laurie Baker wins rare honour
Thiruvananthapuram: ‘Uncommon Sense’, a biographical film on architect Laurie Baker, has become the first Indian documentary to be selected to ArchDaily’s yearly ‘Architecture Documentaries to Watch’ for 2017. Filmed over three and a half years and directed by his grandson Vineet Radhakrishnan, it covers Baker’s life story and building philosophies. IANS
Patanjali biggest ‘disruptive force in FMCG’
New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved was the biggest disruptive force in India’s fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) market. “It witnessed an annual growth of 146% in fiscal 2016, grossing a turnover of $769 million, whereas its peers struggled to get a growth much less than double digit,” said an Assocham-TechSci research report. PTI
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