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Posted at: Mar 9, 2018, 1:41 AM; last updated: Mar 9, 2018, 1:41 AM (IST)BY THE WAY...

‘Architect for the poor’ wins Pritzker Prize

Bangkok: Balkrishna Doshi, whose pared-back homes established his reputation as an architect for the poor, has been awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize, highlighting his sustainable, low-cost style in a rapidly modernising country. Doshi, 90, is the first from India to win the $100,000 award, which was established by the Pritzker family in Chicago, and is considered the highest honour in architecture. Reuters

China plans park that will dwarf Yellowstone 

Shanghai: China will create a bastion for giant pandas three times the size of Yellowstone National Park to link up and encourage breeding among existing wild populations of the notoriously slow-reproducing animal. The park would cover 27,134 square km. Yellowstone, established in 1872 as the first US national park, spans 8,983 square km. AFP

Read NYT on Samsung TVs in ambient mode            

New York: In a first such experiment to deliver news right into people’s living rooms, The New York Times has collaborated with Samsung where it will provide customised news on the new 4K QLED TVs from the South Korean giant even when the TVs are switched off. “Ambient Mode” feature turns the TV into an information display. IANS

Amelia Earhart’s bones found?            

Washington: Scientists have most likely found the bones of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, the first woman aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean who mysteriously disappeared in 1937 while flying over the Pacific. Bone measurement analysis indicates that the remains found on a remote island in the South Pacific were likely those of Earhart, researchers said. PTI


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