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FIRST SOLAR POWERED FLIGHT

The world's first solar-powered aircraft will fly day and night and make 12 stops, including two in India, during its round-the-world flight to demonstrate the promise of clean energy, pilots of the aircraft have said. Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg, the Swiss co-founders and pilots of Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), along with their partners, disclosed the global flight route at a function here yesterday. "With our attempt to complete the first solar powered round-the-world flight, we want to demonstrate that clean technology and renewable energy can achieve the impossible," said Piccard, initiator and chairman of Solar Impulse. The first solar-powered plane able to fly day and night will land in 12 locations across the world and travel 35,000 kilometres in the first attempt to fly around the globe without using a drop of fuel, UAE's WAM news agency reported. The pilots will take off from Abu Dhabi in February-end or early March and return by late July or early August…

ASSETS OF CM ASPIRANTS

Out of three Chief Ministerial aspirants in Delhi, AAP's Arvind Kejriwal ranks lowest with assets worth Rs 2.09 crore while Congress leader Ajay Maken tops the chart with Rs 12.34 crore followed by Rs 11.65 crore of BJP's Kiran Bedi. As per the affidavit Kejriwal filed along with nomination papers for the New Delhi constituency, he and his wife-owned assets have gone down by Rs five lakh compared to the total assets of Rs 2.14 crore he declared during last year's Lok Sabha election. The former Chief Minister declared movable assets at Rs 2.26 lakh while his wife has a total of Rs 15.28 lakh including 300 gm of gold worth Rs 9 lakh and 24 gm silver worth Rs 24,000. Bedi declared movable and immovable assets worth over Rs 11.65 crore belonging to her and her husband. In her affidavit, Bedi, who is contesting from Krishna Nagar seat, mentioned that no case is pending against her in any court. Bedi also said in her affidavit that she has movable and immovable assets worth Rs 1…

DRINK BEER-BE HEALTHY

Drinking half a pint of beer a day may lower your risk of developing heart failure, a new large-scale study has claimed. The study of nearly 15,000 men and women found that drinking up to seven drinks a week in early to middle age is associated with a 20 per cent lower risk of men developing heart failure in the future when compared to teetotallers. A more modest 16 per cent reduced risk for women was also observed, researchers said. Dr Scott Solomon, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Senior Physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Dr Alexandra Goncalves, a research fellow at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and colleagues analysed data from 14,629 people aged between 45-64 years. They had been recruited to the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study between 1987 and 1989 in four communities in the US. Researchers followed the participants to the end of 2011 and questioned them about their alcohol consumption at the start and at each of the three sub…