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Can Various Creative Ideas Have a Similar Pattern?

15 Aug 17

What is the definition of a ‘CREATIVE’ idea? According to many beliefs, ‘a creative impression is a comprehensive “Big Idea” that attracts audience interest, influences their emotional reaction and inspires them to move forward.

The researchers from Columbia Business School have found a different perspective. The author of the study, Olivier Toubia and Oded Netzer, tried to find out, how a good balance between novelty and familiarity make an impact on creative thought. The study was based on the concept that ideas are considered more creative when they have a good mix of novelty along with familiarity.

Fortunately, the scientists got expected results by analyzing and text mining thousands of previously generated ideas. Additionally, they identified common patterns in ideas that are considered creative.

As per the experts, a creative idea is not simply an idea that includes novel elements, but combinations of words that are novel when appearing together. A creative idea must be balanced with combinations of ingredients that are more familiar, stated the author of the study.

By: Priyanka Negi

Content: www.sciencedaily.com

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The Indomitable Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini

23 Mar 18

Born on 24 June 1987, Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini was the third of the four children born to Jorge Messi, a steel factory manager by profession, and his wife Celia Cuccittini working in a magnet manufacturing workshop. Messi, an Argentinian soccer player who plays forward for the FC Barcelona club and the Argentine national team was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency as a child. One glance at him was sure enough to make out that this child cannot play but he was a different child, born with a phenomenon to be impressive. He developed the passion for the sport and played with his brothers from a very tender age. At the age of four, Messi joined the local club Grandoli, where he was coached by his father and later on by his maternal grandmother who accompanied him to matches and training centers and Messi was quite affected by her death as well. He has a record-tying five Ballon d'Or awards that were won by him consecutively, along with a record-tying four European Golden Shoes.

Messi's entire professional career was spent with Barcelona, and he won 30 trophies, that included eight La Liga titles, four UEFA Champions League titles, and five Copas del Rey.

Messi made his debut at the age of 17 in 2004 and established himself as a successful player within the next three years and finally at 22, he won the Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year award by record voting margins. Being an Argentine international, he has always remained an all-time lead goalscorer of his team.

Messi is a left-footed dribbler and often being compared with Diego Maradona, who had already declared this young talent as his successor. Though he had announced his international retirement in 2016, he reverted his decision and led his country to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.


By: Subrata Dey

Content: Wikipedia


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Love for Physics, Mathematics and Stephen Hawking

22 Mar 18

Where did the Universe come from? A question that intrigued Stephen W.Hawking, the Cambridge university Physicist, author of bestselling book,” A Brief History of Time”, which sold more than 10 million copies . A leader of his generation in exploring gravity and studying the properties of “Black holes’.

What is a black hole? Black hole is a place in space, the gravitational pull of the black holes are so strong that even light cannot get out. Light travels along geodesics and hence paths of lights are actually curved due to gravitational forces. Hawking discovered that the black holes weren’t black after all and that these black holes would eventually fizzle, radiation leak out of them and them and then at a certain point explodes and disappears over an indefinite very long period of time.

Stephen Hawking visited India in January 2001. He described his 16 day’s tour as magnificent. He was the first to receive the “Sarojini Damodaran Fellowship.

For his transportation during his stay Mahindra and Mahindra had designed special vehicle that accommodate his wheelchair. He was invited to the Rashtrapati Bhawan where he met the then President K.R. Narayanan, who expressed his 45 minute meeting with the Physicist as “an unforgettable experience”

Stephen Hawking delivered several lectures and interacted with Indian Astrophysicist and mathematicians and expressed that he found Indians are very good at Math and physics. He also visited the Jantar Mantar and Kutub Minar while in Delhi.

Stephen Hawking passed away at the age of 76 on 14th March 2018.


By: Madhuchanda Saxena

Content: http://www.firstpost.com/tech/news-analysis/physicist-stephen-hawking-on-his-maiden-india-visit-had-lauded-indians-for-their-expertise-in-maths-and-physics-4389959.html

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The Olympic Gold Quest and Vinesh Phogat.

22 Mar 18

Speak about the movie ‘Dangal’, and the life of Vinesh Phogat flashes across our minds. Story of the wrestler sisters of Haryana. Amazing and quite hard to believe, the Indian state where female infanticide make news headlines, there was a family whose patriarch, Mahavir Phogat defied all orthodox norms of the society and trained six girls to be professional wrestlers.

Vinesh has had participated in many tournament and won accolades for her performance. In 2013, New Delhi she won a bronze medal at the Asian Wrestling championship. She won a silver medal at Johannesburg, in the women’s free style 51 kg category. She represented India in the commonwealth games in Glasgow in 2014 and won the Gold medal.

Year 2018 is an important year for Vinesh as the Commonwealth and the Asian Games are coming up. Post this event, Vinesh is all focused to win a medal for the country in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Olympic Gold Quest, a nonprofit foundation that supports and trains the best of Indian athletes has announced to support Vinesh who is eyeing for a podium finish in 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Vinesh currently competes in the 50 kg category.

The CEO of Olympic Gold Quest, a former Olympian, Viren Rasquinha, informed Vinesh Phogat will be supported with a physiotherapist, sports psychologist and also a nutritionist. He emphasized that Olympic Gold Quest is committed to provide her with all necessary support for her training and preparation for the big day.


By: Madhuchanda Saxena

Content: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/more-sports/wrestling/ogq-support-for-wrestler-vinesh-phogat/articleshow/63300402.cms

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India Vs Sri Lanka T20I, Nidahas Trophy 2018: Statistical preview

21 Mar 18

After losing to Sri Lanka in the first match of the Nidahas Trophy, the Indian cricket team defeated Bangladesh in the second match of the tournament. The bowlers who had a little difficulty in gathering their pace in the first match against Sri Lanka performed a lot better against Bangladesh. Shikhar Dhawan's half century helped Indian team batsmen to complete the chase comfortably. India was able to achieve the target of 139 that was set by Bangladesh with notable contributions from Manish Pandey and Suresh Raina as well.

Sri Lanka lost to Bangladesh just a few days ago but still remains on the top with Indian cricket team, led by Rohit Sharma standing at the second position on the table. The Tigers broke the record of the highest run chase ever accomplished in a T20I by an Asian side after chasing down 215. All the three teams are set to reach the finals now. However, if India is able to beat Sri Lanka in their second match, they would be one step closer to the final.

Shikhar Dhawan has delivered in almost every match and has scored a total of 288 runs in his 5 T20I innings so far. Manish Pandey has delivered some quite consistent performances as well. Among the bowling line-up, Jaydev Unadkat has become a crucial part for the team. Washington Sundar has also given some spectacular bowling in the first two matches. Let's see if the Men in Blue come out victorious this time around.


By: Neha Maheshwari

Content: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/india-sri-lanka-bangladesh-tri-series/nidahas-trophy-2018-india-vs-sri-lanka-4th-t20i-statistical-preview/articleshow/63264276.cms

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8 Women In Indian Army Who Proved There Is No Male Dominated Profession

21 Mar 18

Among the brave heroes in the Indian army, who have every bit of grit and determination in them, we have some extraordinary women in the armed forces who are part of the history too:

Punita Arora: She has served in the army for 37 years and is first female Vice Admiral in the navy and also first woman to hold the rank of Lieutenant General in the Indian Armed Forces.

Padmavathy Bandopadhyay: She has set her own bar with being the first woman to become Air Marshal of the Indian Air Force, become a fellow of the Aerospace Medical Society and conduct an experiment in extreme cold conditions at North Pole.

Divya Ajith Kumar: At just a tender age of 21, she became the first woman in the Indian Army to be presented with the 'Sword of Honor'.

Priya Jhingan: In 1992, Priya became the first woman to join the Indian Army. Indian Army opened admissions to women much later than Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force.

Ganeve Lalji: She was the first woman to receive the distinction of aide-de-camp in the Indian Army. She proved her ability after several hardships.

Deepika Misra: Deepika was the first IAF woman pilot who underwent training for the helicopter aerobatic team, Sarang. The team is one of the only four helicopter military display team in the world.

Shanti Tigga: Shanti was 35 and mother to 2 kids when she finished 1.5 km run 5 seconds before her male co-cadets to become first jawan of the Indian army.

Nivedita Choudhary: Nivedita is the first woman from the Indian Air Force to reach to the peak of Mt.Everest. 

By: Neha Maheshwari

Content: https://www.scoopwhoop.com/armed-forces-women-pioneers/?ref=latest&utm_source=home_latest&utm_medium=desktop#.zuri1cb95

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