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San Francisco, Nov 29: In a bid to make easier for people to give funds to heir favourite nonprofits, Google Search has added a “Donate” button to its knowledge graph this holiday season. 

The button allows users to contribute to the organisations directly when they search for US-based nonprofit organisations. But for the button to appear, the nonprofits need to enroll with Google.

“Starting today, when you search for a growing list of US-based nonprofits, you’ll see a new ‘Donate’ button.

“Tap or click on Donate, and you’ll see an easy donation flow that lets you give to your favourite organisation as easily as you can look up its history, phone number, or website,” Google’s Product Manager Prem Ramaswami penned in a blog post on Tuesday, IANS reported.

“We’re starting with organisations in the US across causes and locales who have opted in through Google for Nonprofits, and we hope that more opt in moving forward,” Ramaswami asserted.

Earlier this year, Google vowed $1 billion in Google.org grants over five years to nonprofits around the globe.

As per some estimates, Google said, nearly 30 per cent of all donations happens during the holiday season.

“This spirit shines in our search trends, too, with many people looking for ways to donate and support nonprofits. We hope this feature makes it easier for nonprofits to reach potential supporters, and for you to donate to important causes, this holiday season and beyond,” Ramaswami stated.

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Rawalpindi cops banned from posting on TikTok

Police officers in Rawalpindi have been banned from posting on the short video-making app, TikTok, after a video went viral, the media reported on Tuesday

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Police officers in Rawalpindi have been banned from posting on the short video-making app, TikTok, after a video went viral, the media reported on Tuesday.

The police department of the Pakistan twin city has warned that if a video of any officer goes viral on social media, irrespective of whether it is TikTok, Facebook or YouTube, strict departmental action will be taken, The Express Tribune reported.

The new rules were communicated on Monday in a letter issued by Rawalpindi CPO Ahsan Younas to divisional SPs, circle officers and station house officers.

The letter stated that posting videos on social media and going viral presents a negative image of the department.

After the video went viral, at least one officer has been suspended.

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On the moon, water water everywhere and not a drop to drink (yet)

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WASHINGTON : The moon lacks the bodies of liquid water that are a hallmark of Earth but scientists said on Monday lunar water is more widespread than previously known, with water molecules trapped within mineral grains on the surface and more water perhaps hidden in ice patches residing in permanent shadows.

While research 11 years ago indicated water was relatively widespread in small amounts on the moon, a team of scientists is now reporting the first unambiguous detection of water molecules on the lunar surface. At the same time, another team is reporting that the moon possesses roughly 15,000 square miles (40,000 square kilometers) of permanent shadows that potentially could harbor hidden pockets of water in the form of ice.

Water is a precious resource and a relatively plentiful lunar presence could prove important to future astronaut and robotic missions seeking to extract and utilize water for purposes such as a drinking supply or a fuel ingredient.

A team led by Casey Honniball of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland detected molecular water on the lunar surface, trapped within natural glasses or between debris grains. Previous observations have suffered from ambiguity between water and its molecular cousin hydroxyl, but the new detection used a method that yielded unambiguous findings.

The only way for this water to survive on the sunlit lunar surfaces where it was observed was to be embedded within mineral grains, protecting it from the frigid and foreboding environment. The researchers used data from the SOFIA airborne observatory, a Boeing 747SP aircraft modified to carry a telescope.

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“A lot of people think that the detection I’ve made is water ice, which is not true. It’s just the water molecules – because they’re so spread out they don’t interact with each other to form water ice or even liquid water,” Honniball said.

The second study, also published in the journal Nature Astronomy, focused upon so-called cold traps on the moon, regions of its surface that exist in a state of perpetual darkness where temperatures are below about negative 260 degrees Fahrenheit (negative 163 degrees Celsius). That is cold enough that frozen water can remain stable for billions of years.

Using data from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, researchers led by planetary scientist Paul Hayne of the University of Colorado, Boulder detected what may be tens of billions of small shadows, many no bigger than a small coin. Most are located in the polar regions.

“Our research shows that a multitude of previously unknown regions of the moon could harbor water ice,” Hayne said. “Our results suggest that water could be much more widespread in the moon’s polar regions than previously thought, making it easier to access, extract and analyze.”

NASA is planning a return of astronauts to the moon, a mission envisioned as paving the way for a later journey carrying a crew to Mars. Accessible sources where water can be harvested on the moon would beneficial to those endeavors.

“Water is not just constrained to the polar region. It’s more spread out than we thought it was,” Honniball said.

Another mystery that remains unsolved is the source of the lunar water.

“The origin of water on the moon is one of the big-picture questions we are trying to answer through this and other research,” Hayne said. “Currently, the major contenders are comets, asteroids or small interplanetary dust particles, the solar wind, and the moon itself through outgassing from volcanic eruptions.”

Earth is a wet world, with vast salty oceans, large freshwater lakes and ice caps that serve as water reservoirs.

“As our closest planetary companion, understanding the origins of water on the moon can also shed light on the origins of Earth’s water – still an open question in planetary science,” Hayne added.

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Entertainment

Bigg Boss 14: nepotism trends after Rahul nominates Jaan over nepotism

Rahul’s words shock all housemates and they express disapproval at Rahul’s choice of words. Jaan replies saying he is fortunate that his father is Kumar Sanu.

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The word nepotism once again started trending on Monday courtesy Bigg Boss 14 contestants Rahul Vaidya and Jaan Kumar Sanu.

In an upcoming episode of the controversial reality show, the housemates will be seen nominating fellow constants for eviction.

Rahul, who was the second runner’s up in the first season of the singing based reality show “India Idol”, nominated Jaan over nepotism.

In the episode, Rahul will be heard saying: “Jisko main nominate karna chahata hun woh hai Jaan because mujhe nepotism se sakt nafrat hai. Yahaan pe jitne bhi log aaye hain sab apni apni mehnat karke aaye hai (I want to nominate Jaan because I hate nepotism. All the people here have made it on their own).”

Rahul’s words shock all housemates and they express disapproval at Rahul’s choice of words. Jaan replies saying he is fortunate that his father is Kumar Sanu.

Rahul counters saying that doesn’t need a famous father.

At this, Jaan gets angry and is seen screaming “Baap pe mat jaa”.

Nepotism started trending on Twitter on Monday morning. Many social media users lauded Rahul for calling out on nepotism.

One user said: #RahulVaidya well done, finally someone have guts to say this #Nepotism @rahulvaidya23″.

Another commented: “#RahulVaidya he is so real. I know he was not that strong at first and took his time to open up. But I’ve seen this guy never speaks rubbish like other members. And main thing is he sticks to his every point. We should support him. He is playing alone. #Nepotism #JaanKumarSanu.”

A user said that he stands with Rahul Vaidya.

“Rahul was right , if elimination was done on the basis of votes jaan was the first who was out of the house it’s all nepotism in BB14. #Nepotism,” said another.

A user praised Rahul and said that he nominated “underserving kid” Jaan.

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