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Last Updated Friday April 20 2018 11:49 PM IST

Tiny Bytes: Onmanorama Blog It, World's first AI politician, Nagpur test and more

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Welcome to Tiny Bytes, a look at some of the top news for little minds.

Blog It Onmanorama contest opens for college students, big prizes for best bloggers

Are you a compulsive writer? Do you have the creative yin and yang? Do you wear your writer's tag on the sleeve? If yes, log in for Onmanorama blogging contest. Onmanorama, one of the top news websites in South Asia, is hosting a blogging contest for college students. You can write on anything you see, feel, love, hear, enjoy or hate.

Impress the jury with your style, tone and clarity. The writings should be in English and well within the bounds of propriety and public conduct – no abuses, intended hurt or filth-throwing. The contest is open to all college students, professional colleges included. The contestants should be in the 18-30 age group. For more details, visit onmanorama.com/blogit. Click here to know more

Organ donation: Kerala to tie up with Spain

The Kerala government is set to join hands with Spain to promote organ donation. Kerala will sign an agreement with the Donors and Transplantations Institute (DTI) under Barcelona University to set guidelines to determine brain death. The state is looking at new ways to promote organ donation since confusion over reporting brain death has led reduction in organ donation in Kerala. Click here for the full story

World's first AI politician hopes to run for New Zealand election in 2020

Scientists have developed the world's first artificial intelligence politician, that can answer a person's queries regarding local issues such as policies around housing, education, and immigration. The virtual politician, called SAM, was created by Nick Gerritsen, a 49-year-old entrepreneur in New Zealand.

The AI politician is constantly learning to respond to people through Facebook Messenger as well as a survey on its homepage. Click here for the full story

Nagpur Test: Ashwin spins India to massive win over Sri Lanka

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin polished off Sri Lanka's tail in the second Test to help India equal their biggest victory margin and go 1-0 up in the three-match series in Nagpur on Monday.

The hosts bundled out Sri Lanka for 166 shortly after fourth day's lunch to thump them by an innings and 239 runs, the margin equaling their triumph against Bangladesh in a 2007 test in Dhaka. Click here for the full story

That’s it for today, kids. Thank you for listening. I hope you’ll watch out for me tomorrow again at 5 pm. Remember it’s so important to know what’s going on in the world around you.

The opinions expressed here do not reflect the views of Malayala Manorama. The responsibility of opinions expressed here lies solely with the author. According to the IT Act, derogatory statements towards an individual, community, religion and country as well as the use of obscene words are punishable offenses. Legal action will be taken against such practices.
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