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An Extra Leap Second will be Added to 2016 on December 31

While the leap second is necessary, the importance of timing signals means there can be issues if the adjustment is not properly implemented. The NPL introduces them to ensure the time, which is based on the planet's rotation, does not lag behind the time kept by atomic clocks.

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Blazing Comet to Brighten New Year's Eve Sky

Looking like a bright star Venus would be visible in the western sky along with Mars and Neptune. Most people consider comets as bad omens, but comet 45P is not threatening for us. So if you can spot it on New Year's Eve, look out for it then. Interested skywatchers will need a set of binoculars or a small telescope to really be able to see the comet in clear skies.

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Has Adele secretly MARRIED fiancé Simon Konecki?

Sharp-eyed fans took to debate to on social media speculating whether there was a gold wedding ring on her finger. Alasdair McLellanRumors that Adele has secretly married Simon Konecki, the father of her son Angelo, are common but now a new photo has added fuel to the fire.

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Facebook Ruled Mobile Roost In 2016

The app's user base grew by 18 percent year over year to a monthly average almost 89 million unique users. Facebook, with more than 146 million monthly users in the U.S., remains the most popular app of 2016, with its Facebook Messenger app coming in at a close second with 129 million users.

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Govt plans new ordinance on old notes; to promote 'Aadhaar Payment App'

Firstly, you will have to link your bank account with your Aadhaar card. In rural and semi-urban areas, where customers need "assisted digital" banking formats, IDFC Bank's Aadhaar Merchant solution is a "perfect fit", the bank said, adding that merchants too would benefit from it as there is no merchant discount rate (MDR) attached to it.

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First TCL made BlackBerry smartphone: BlackBerry Mercury aka DTEK70?

The fingerprint sensor will also be integrated into the space bar, according to the render. Going by the images, the smartphone appears to be a narrower version of the BlackBerry Passport complete with a physical QWERTY keyboard. Some reports have indicated that instead of the Snapdragon 625, TCL will be going for the flagship Snapdragon 821 processor and could feature a much larger battery that could offer the smartphone extended juice of up to 2 days.