The Centre has asked all its departments to promote five-minute yoga break or ‘Y-break’ among employees working under them, with a view to refresh, distress and refocuses them with enhanced efficiency at workplaces, according to a personnel ministry order.
The Ministry of Ayush had designed and developed five minutes duration… Read More »
A determined Rohit Sharma showed exceptionally steely temperament to score the eighth and most significant century of his Test career that propelled India to a fighting position with an overall lead of 171 runs after third day’s play in the fourth Test against England at the Oval, London on Saturday. Day 3 Highlights | Scorecard… Read More »
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): A sharp rise in communal incidents, specially in Malwa region, is a matter of concern and state government should take measures to control it, said Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, on Saturday. A four-member team of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind had recently visited Ujjain and Indore to meet family members of victims of mob lynching besides meeting… Read More »
Hyderabad: The Mailardevpally police caught a man on charges of stealing gold ornaments from his employer’s house in Shastripuram here on Saturday. Police recovered gold worth Rs 2.3 lakh from him. – Advertisement – The arrested person was Mohd Omer (24), a driver from Jahanuma in Falaknuma. Police said Omer, who worked at Wasim Begum’s… Read More »
New Delhi [India], September 4 (ANI/Oswaal Books): It is said that instructors are more important than parents. Teachers shape a kid’s personality and provide a bright future, whereas parents give birth to a child. Aside from academics, instructors are there for us at every turn, guiding, motivating, and inspiring us to be better people. They… Read More »
Gaza’s ruling Hamas militant group on Saturday launched over a dozen of incendiary balloons into Israel, seeking to ratchet up pressure in order to ease a crippling blockade of the territory. Photos and videos posted online showed masked Hamas-affiliated operatives holding pictures of Gazans killed in recent clashes with Israeli forces while they launched balloons… Read More »
A special CBI court here on Saturday granted interim bail to Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor’s wife and daughter in a case involving private sector lender DHFL.
Kapoor’s wife Bindu and daughter Radha were named as accused in the supplementary charge sheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation recently,… Read More »
Dutch driver Max Verstappen sent his Orange Army of fans into raptures after taking a brilliant pole position for the Netherlands Grand Prix on Sunday. (More Sports News) The Red Bull driver’s final lap was just good enough to beat Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton by .04 seconds and his teammate Valtteri Bottas by .034. Verstappen’s… Read More »
The JD(U) is at it again. Eight years after Nitish Kumar walked out on the NDA in protest against the BJP’s move to project Narendra Modi as its PM candidate, Bihar’s ruling party has again hailed the chief minister as “PM material”, reigniting a political debate. At its national council meeting in Patna on August… Read More »
Samsung emerged as India’s biggest smartwatch manufacturer in the second quarter ending June 2021, a new report said on Thursday.
According to International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, Samsung’s smartwatch shipments registered 860 per cent year-on-year growth, catapulting the company to number one position in India.
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Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): The COVID-19 tally in Madhya Pradesh reached 7,92,237 on Saturday with the addition of 22 cases, while the death toll remained unchanged at 10,516, an official said. The recovery count stands at 7,81,607, leaving the state with 114 active cases, he added. With 69,130 samples being examined during the day, the number… Read More »
Islamabad: In a surprise move, Pakistan’s powerful intelligence chief Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed on Saturday dashed to Kabul, according to media reports here, amidst the Taliban struggling to finalise and install an inclusive government in Afghanistan that would be acceptable to the international community. – Advertisement – A delegation of senior Pakistani officials led by… Read More »
Jet Airways on Saturday said one of its wide-body Boeing 777 aircraft, which was under the custody of the Dutch Administrator due to the insolvency proceedings against the company in the Netherlands, has been sold, and the proceedings will mainly be utilised to close the process.
Jet Airways is facing… Read More »
Veteran-led rescue groups say the Biden administration’s estimate that no more than 200 US citizens were left behind in Afghanistan is too low and also overlooks hundreds of other people they consider to be equally American: permanent legal residents with green cards. Some groups say they continue to be contacted by American citizens in Afghanistan… Read More »
(Bloomberg) — It’s no coincidence that an edict barring kids in China from playing online video games for most of the week came as the education ministry introduced a new subject to the national curriculum: Xi Jinping Thought. As the academic year gets underway, students from primary schools through colleges and university are immersed in lessons… Read More »
Shooter Avani Lekhara will be the flag bearer of country’s contingent during the closing ceremony of the Tokyo Paralympics in Tokyo on Sunday. (More Sports News) The 19-year-old trailblazer Lekhara had won a gold in R-2 women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 event on Monday before claiming the 50m Rifle 3 Position SH1 bronze on… Read More »
When drug abuse in Bollywood was headlining as an offshoot of film star Sushant Singh Rajput’s death last year, the eastern city of Bhubaneswar was in the news too—it’s being called the best place to get the most potent pot, or marijuana. But no one in Odisha was surprised. A spate of confiscation of large… Read More »
The Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) has once again written to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to increase the Minimum Sale Price (MSP) of sugar from the current Rs 31 per kg to atleast Rs 34-35 per kg in line with the recent increase in Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) sugarcane to… Read More »
Actor Pankaj Tripathi, who made his Bollywood debut in 2004 with a small role in ‘Run’, has managed to carve a niche for himself in the industry. Tripathi was born on 5 September, 1976, in Bihar. He is the youngest one amongst the four siblings. Tripathi, who is one of the most-loved actors, moved to… Read More »
Protesting farmers organisations have claimed that thousands of farmers have begun reaching Muzaffarnagar to participate in the Kisan Mahapanchayat on Sunday. According to the leaders of Samyukt Kisan Morcha, about five lakh farmers from various States will attend the protest programme, which will also see the launch of “Mission Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Uttarakhand,” a… Read More »
Nalgonda: Mahatma Gandhi University Vice Chancellor Prof Ch Venugopal Reddy on Saturday asked the students of university colleges of MGU to attend the classes as the hostels in the campus also opened. Prof Venugopal Reddy, in a press release, said that classes were started and hostels also opened in MGU as per the instructions of… Read More »
Restaurants chain Barbeque Nation Hospitality Ltd on Saturday said it has raised nearly Rs 100 crore through preferential issue of equity shares to three different investors, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The company’s stakeholders’ relationship committee in its meeting on Saturday approved an allotment of 11,77,855 fully paid-up equity shares… Read More »
New Zealand reported its first coronavirus death in more than six months on Saturday, while the number of new cases continued to trend downward. Health authorities said the woman who died was in her 90s and had underlying health problems. Authorities reported 20 new community cases, all in the largest city of Auckland. New Zealand… Read More »
The planets are the actors, the houses in a horoscope are the stages of life in which the actors (planets) play out their role. All planets and houses have an equally important role in a person’s life but at different stages of life, so neither any house is most important in horoscope nor any planet. … Read More »
The market valuation of Reliance Industries Ltd jumped to a record Rs 15 lakh crore on Friday, becoming the first domestic company to attain this historic feat.
Helped by gain in its share price, Reliance Industries market capitalisation (m-cap) reached Rs 15,14,017.50 crore at close of trade on the BSE.
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Two violent crimes in quick succession shook Mysore last week. A person was shot dead by robbers at a jewellery store on August 23, and the next day a college student was gang-raped in the secluded foothills of the city’s iconic Chamundi Hill. The turn of events put the ‘city of palaces’—a cultural hub and… Read More »
In a relief for Pidilite Industries Limited, the Bombay High Court has restrained Platinum Waltech Limited from selling its waterproofing product which infringes trademark of Dr Fixit LW and LW+, which is Pidilite’s range of waterproofing products. Justice Gautam Patel recently restrained Platinum Waltech Ltd from manufacturing, selling, advertising or dealing in such goods while… Read More »
In an attempt to address the issue of coal shortage being faced by certain thermal power stations, the government is looking at easing coal stock rules to allow diversion of fuel to stations having critical level of stocks.
At a review meeting of thermal power plants, Union Power Minister R.K.… Read More »
Hyderabad: It was an unexpected twist of sorts on Friday for both the film industry and outsiders who have been closely observing the drama surrounding MAA elections 2021. Actors Jeevitha Rajasekhar and Hema, who have been very vocal about the development of Movie Artistes Association recently, have dropped their plans to contest against Prakash Raj… Read More »
A senior Lebanese government delegation arrived in Syria on Saturday for talks expected to focus on the crippling fuel crisis that has paralysed Lebanon. It marked the highest official visit since Syria’s civil war began more than a decade ago. Lebanon is expecting a shipment of fuel from Iran, which local media said is to… Read More »
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], September 4 (ANI/PNN): Edisapp (https://eloit.com/school-management-software/)School Management Software and Mobile Apps by Eloit was bestowed upon with the prestigious and renowned “Best Support Award” of Software Suggest® Awards, 2021. Eloit Innovations was honoured with the special honour amongst 679 other nominations. The Software Suggest Awards were held online for the year 2021. Awards… Read More »
Reigning world champion Pramod Bhagat on Saturday claimed a historic badminton gold medal in men’s singles SL3 class after notching up a thrilling straight game win over Great Britain’s Daniel Bethell in the summit clash at the Tokyo paralympics.
With badminton making its debut at the Paralympics this year, Bhagat,… Read More »
England will not play Jadon Sancho in its World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and Poland after the Manchester United forward sustained what the national team described Saturday as a “minor knock” in training. (More Football News) The injury ruled Sancho out of the 4-0 win over Hungary on Thursday and he has returned to United.… Read More »
Farmer leaders from platforms like the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) plan to intensify their protests against the new farm laws and to press their demands such as making minimum support price (MSP) mandatory for all farm produce. In the aftermath of administrative and police action against protestors in Karnal, Haryana, on August 28, the protesting… Read More »
Lucknow: Mystery fever has created havoc in over a dozen districts of Uttar Pradesh claiming 116 lives so far. Those succumbed to fever are children mainly. The death toll has been maximum in Firozabad with 80 while in Mainpuri 20 and Mathura 12 children have died so far. Beginning from Firozabad district in west UP,… Read More »
Apple’s child protection features, which the company had announced last month, has now been delayed by the tech giant owing to criticism that the changes could diminish user privacy.
According to The Verge, the outcry was regarding one of the features that would scan users’ photos for child sexual abuse… Read More »
Hyderabad: Prince Valiant, Alberton Star, First In Line, Campania, Advance Guard, Dream Station & Whiskey Martini pleased when the following horses were exercised at Malakpet Race Course on Saturday morning. – Advertisement – SAND:600m:Key To Time (P Ajeeth K) 47, handy. Flying Jet (P Ajeeth K) 46.5, moved easy.Staridar (Rohit Kumar) 47, handy. Berkeley (NB… Read More »
High coking coal prices are likely to impact gross margins of steel mills, says India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra).
Accordingly, coking coal prices were up 5 per cent MoM and 103 per cent YoY to $222 per MT in mid-August 2021.
“Australian coking… Read More »
Children across Europe are going back to school after 18 months of pandemic disruption. But in many countries, there are concerns of a new surge in infections from the highly infectious delta variant of the coronavirus. Unlike the U.K., Italy and Spain are maintaining social distancing and masks for students and staff. Italy also requires… Read More »
Despite a significant surge in Covid-19 cases, the Philippines on Saturday rescinded the travel ban previously imposed on India and nine other countries and decided to welcome travellers from September 6, according to an announcement. According to The Manila Times newspaper, the Presidential Palace announcement came amid the country recording it’s second highest number of… Read More »
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After much speculation, the Election Commission of India announced the date for the bye-elections in Bhabanipur and elections in two other assembly constituencies – Samsergunj and Jangipur in Murshidabad district on Saturday. The elections in these three constituencies will be held on September 30 and counting will be held on October 3.… Read More »
The palatial white bungalow set amidst lush green tea plantations on the Nilgiris used to be the ultimate symbol of political power in Tamil Nadu. Former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa and her close friend Sasikala used to spend weeks there holidaying, boating in the small artificial lake created for the purpose or simply taking in… Read More »
Late music legend Elvis Presley’s iconic white jumpsuit and cape are up for auction, along with other items that previously belonged to the singer. The ‘Jailhouse Rock’ hitmaker donned the white eyelet jumpsuit and cape, which were designed by Bill Belew, for a string of shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden in 1972 and… Read More »
New Delhi: India reported 42,618 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours wherein Kerala contributed a majority of cases by logging 29,322 positive cases. – Advertisement – The overall death toll due to this virus touched 4,40,225 in the country. Here, 330 fatalities were reported in the last 24 hours wherein Kerala added 131 fatalities,… Read More »
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today called upon the people to fight divisive forces that seek to divide society on lines of religion, region, language, caste, creed or colour. He said that in the 75th year of our Independence, every Indian must take a pledge to further strengthen unity and harmony in our hugely diverse… Read More »
Surpassing Eight years since the launch of a pilot project by the Delhi government, in a bid to ensure 24×7 water supply in Malviya Nagar and Vasant Vihar, only five per cent of the households have been given access to the promised essential facility in the two areas, according to official data. The initiative was… Read More »
Odisha registered a growth of 41 per cent in GST collection to Rs 3,316.55 crore in August as against the year-ago period, an official said on Saturday.
The state recorded a GST collection of Rs 2,348.28 crore in August last year, he said.
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With parts of Uttar Pradesh badly affected by the deluge, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday asserted that the state government is firmly standing with the citizens of the state as every life matters. The chief minister also promised supply of ration for the people affected by the flood while addressing a gathering at Shahpur Mandi… Read More »
Who will head Tata Sons next? And why you should care.
Asha Menon September 13, 2021
Ratan Tata with N. Chandrasekaran (right)
Photograph by PTI
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The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has issued refunds of over Rs 67,401 crore to more than 2.4 million taxpayers between April 1 and August 16, the Income Tax Department of India said on Saturday.
It further said that the income tax refunds of Rs 16,373 crore have been… Read More »
Capital markets regulator Sebi on Friday asked investors to link their PAN with Aadhaar number by September 30 for continual and smooth transactions in the securities market.
Failing to comply with this, a person’s Permanent Account Number (PAN) card will become inoperative, which means incomplete Know Your Customer (KYC) details.
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Washington: US military bases housing Afghanistan evacuees are building their own city-type leadership organizations to deal with sanitation, food and other challenges as the numbers of Afghans coming into the U.S. grows. Air Force General Glen VanHerck, who heads U.S. Northern Command, said there were more than 25,000 Afghan evacuees being housed at the eight… Read More »
San Francisco: Tech billionaire Elon Musk has reportedly told Tesla employees that the automaker is planning to unveil its previously announced $25,000 electric car in 2023. – Advertisement – The CEO hinted that it might not even be equipped with a steering wheel, reports electrek.co. Musk earlier noted that this new price point is achieved through… Read More »
Spain is tweaking its travel entry rules from next week to require vaccination certificates from U.S. tourists, adjusting to recent European Union advice on stricter rules due to growing anxiety over coronavirus contagion in the U.S. The European Council’s decision earlier this week to remove the U.S. from a safe list of countries for nonessential… Read More »
The United Nations chief will convene a ministerial meeting in Geneva on September 13 to seek a swift scale-up in funding to address the growing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, where nearly half the country’s 38 million people need assistance. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric made the announcement Friday and said Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will also appeal… Read More »
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 4 (ANI/PNN): Catering to students from standard 6 to 10, Eduauraa has a library of interactive learning content videos, E-books, mind maps and past papers. This content is available in both Hindi and English. Thus, language is no barrier for those who are keen on learning. Eduauraa has started a Teacher… Read More »
The Indian government’s emphasis on digital transformation of governance has a new avatar—India Digital Ecosystem of Agriculture (IDEA), also called National Farmer Database or Agristack. It promises to amalgamate technology and all aspects of agriculture in the country. Earlier this month, while disbursing cash under the PM-Kisan direct benefit transfer scheme, PM Narendra Modi indicated… Read More »
The Election Commission of India on Saturday decided to hold a by-election in Bhabanipur Assembly Constituency, West Bengal on September 30, reported news agency ANI. The by-polls will also be held in Samserganj and Jangirpur of West Bengal and Pipli (Odisha) on the date. Counting on October 3, reported ANI. Let us know! 👂What type… Read More »
Textiles Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said the sector will achieve USD 44 billion exports target in 2021-22, and in the next five years, both the ministry and the industry have agreed to aim for USD 100 billion outbound shipments.
He also said the Production Linked Incentive Scheme for technical… Read More »
San Francisco: Apple has delayed the rollout of the child safety features that it announced last month following negative feedback. – Advertisement – The planned features include scanning users’ iCloud Photos libraries for Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM), Communication Safety to warn children and their parents when receiving or sending sexually explicit photos and expanded CSAM… Read More »
Samsung is reportedly planning to start including Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) on the mid-range Galaxy A series from next year.
According to the Korean publication The Elec, the South Korean tech giant is now preparing to expand the availability of OIS on its smartphones to the entire Galaxy A series… Read More »
Healthy portfolio as well as general FDI capital inflows are expected to further boost India’s foreign exchange reserves in the coming weeks.
Accordingly, the portfolio equity capital is attracted to India on the prospects of faster economic recovery.
Lately, issuance of green and… Read More »
A court report about a man in New Zealand who was inspired by the Islamic State group warned he had the motivation and means to commit violent acts in the community and posed a high risk. The report described the man as harbouring extreme attitudes, living an isolated lifestyle, and having a sense of entitlement.… Read More »
Everything is possible if you have the guts and the strength to accomplish it. With impossibilities come opportunities that can be completed by taking risks. Growth is something that occurs only when problems and challenges are taken as opportunities. And if you never dream, it can never be true. Hustle and bring reality to your… Read More »
Many Indian exporters are facing a financial crunch due to a steep rise in freight charges and delays in shipments. The reason: shortage of freight containers. The extent of the problem can be gauged from the fact that delays in shipments this month alone would impact exports worth $15 billion to $20 billion out of… Read More »
The central bank will close loopholes in its financial technology regulation, and include all types of financial institutions, services and products into its prudential supervision framework, Chen Yulu, deputy governor of the People’s Bank of China, said at the China International Finance Annual Forum in Beijing Saturday. Authorities will also boost foreign exchange market supervision… Read More »
Washington: Expressing India’s security concerns due to the ongoing situation in Afghanistan, Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla on Friday said that Pakistan has “supported and nurtured” the Taliban that replaced the elected government. He also said that the recently-adopted United Nations Security Council’s (UNSC) resolution on Afghanistan “most important” as it involved “pressing” issues. Interacting… Read More »
Retail edible oil prices in the country will start softening from December with arrival of new crops and a possible decline in global rates, Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey said on Friday.
Retail prices of edible oils in India, which imports 60 per cent of its requirement, have shot up to… Read More »
Hyderabad: The father of the prime accused in the Disha encounter case in Hyderabad has claimed that his son is victim of a fake encounter. – Advertisement – Deposing on Friday before the inquiry commission, appointed by the Supreme Court, Pinjari Hussain, stated that his son and prime accused, Mohammed Arif alias Ahmed, had been… Read More »
Farmer leaders protesting the Centre’s three agriculture reform laws claim that Sunday, September 5, will “witness the largest gathering of farmers ever in the world”. A “Kisan Mahapanchayat” has been organised in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh – about 130 km north of Delhi – by the joint platform of farmer unions, Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM). “It will… Read More »
India’s Covid-19 infection tally rose by 42,618 in a day to reach 3,29,45,907 while the number of active cases touched 4,05,681 following an increase for the fourth consecutive day, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday. The death toll climbed to 4,40,225 with 330 more people succumbing to the viral disease, showed… Read More »
Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund has said it received a payment of nearly Rs 149 crore from Vodafone Idea Ltd as interest on its securities investment, which will be distributed among investors of the segregated portfolios.
“The interest amounting to Rs 148.75 crore due from Vodafone Idea Ltd on September 3,… Read More »
Pictures of an inconsolable Shehnaaz Gill, at Sidharth Shukla’s last rites in Mumbai on Friday, have moved an entire country, with many even worried about the state of her mental well-being, following the shocking death of her rumoured boyfriend, Sidharth Shukla, who died on Thursday. Now according to reports, it is believed that the two… Read More »
Let’s talk about the weather? Not merely to fill a ‘conversational void’. Not because we have nothing else to say…but because a grey day may dawn when it will rush in like a high tide from hell, flooding our consciousness. There will be nothing else to talk about. No infant god floating on a peepul… Read More »
India’s Manish Narwal and Singhraj Adhana on Saturday won two medals for India in the P4 Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 event of the Tokyo Paralympics. The 19-year-old Manish created the Paralympic record as he amassed 218.2 points to clinch the yellow metal while Singhraj grabbed his second medal of the Tokyo Paralympics with 216.7 points.… Read More »
Ten gram of 24-carat gold is selling at Rs 47,200 on Friday in India, down Rs 80 from the previous trade.
Silver is selling at Rs 63,600 per kg, up by Rs 100 from yesterday’s trading price, according to Good Returns website.
The… Read More »
Hyderabad: Senior IPS officer VC Sajjanar, who took charge as Managing Director of the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) at Bus Bhavan here on Friday, has said that he would focus on restoring the past glory of the corporation apart from making it self-reliant. – Advertisement – Thanking Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao for… Read More »
The dilution of Public Sector Undertakings and other moves by the NDA government, as outlined in the National Monetization Pipeline (NMP), would hurt the common people, benefit a few and ultimately affect reservations in jobs, Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge alleged on Friday.
The income and… Read More »
Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has won a confidence vote in Parliament after a frenzy of speculation over the makeup of the ruling coalition. Rumours his own political allies might try to unseat him had recently overshadowed harsh criticism from the opposition about his government’s coronavirus response. Thai media were instead abuzz with rumours that… Read More »
President Joe Biden has directed the declassification of certain documents related to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a supportive gesture to victims’ families who have long sought the records in hopes of implicating the Saudi government. The order, coming little more than a week before the 20th anniversary of the attacks, is a significant… Read More »
Shooter Manish Narwal clinched India’s third gold at the ongoing Paralympics while compatriot Singhraj Adana bagged the silver in the P4 Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 event here on Saturday.
The 19-year-old Narwal shot a total of 218.2, a Paralympic record, to claim the yellow metal while Adana, who had won… Read More »
The drive for high-yield seeds, dependence on fertilisers, energy and water have pushed agriculture to the brink of climate collapse
Lola Nayar September 13, 2021
Photograph by Prabhjot Singh Gill
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Washington: The United States and the international community expects the Taliban to form an inclusive government with representations from different communities and interests, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday. “As we’ve said and as countries around the world have said, there is an expectation that any government that emerges now will have some… Read More »
Set in Kanpur, this film, packaged as an entertainer, hopes to change the mindset of the culturally and morally stifled population of this country, especially on matters such as using methods of birth control. – Advertisement – Condom is a word used in hushed tones, but this film blatantly propagates its usage. The story —… Read More »
Google is developing its own central processors for its notebook and tablet computers, the latest sign that major tech players see in-house chip development as key to their competitiveness, the media reported.
The US internet giant plans to roll out the CPUs for laptops and tablets, which run on the… Read More »
At least 50,000 Afghans are expected to be admitted into the United States following the fall of Kabul as part of an “enduring commitment” to help people who aided the American war effort and others who are particularly vulnerable under Taliban rule, the secretary of homeland security said on Friday. Tens of thousands of Afghans… Read More »
Maruti Suzuki announces its largest recall to rectify safety defects
India’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki is recalling 181,754 cars to inspect and rectify possible safety defects.
The recall which would see the company trying to rectify faults in the petrol variants of… Read More »
Until now, 18-year-old Carlos Alcaraz has exhibited enough promise and precociousness to make people think he eventually could succeed Rafael Nadal as Spain’s top tennis player. (More Sports News) On Friday at the U.S. Open, with a dramatic five-set victory over No. 3 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alcaraz showed why he’s been getting so much attention… Read More »
Goranbose Gram Bikash Kendra, an NGO working at the grassroots in the Sundarbans region of West Bengal to prevent, rescue and rehabilitate victims of human trafficking, has a separate wing working on climate change. It’s unusual for NGOs engaged in anti-human trafficking activities to focus on issues related to environment. But the two coalesce in… Read More »
Biological E has received approval for conducting phase II/III human clinical trial of C0vid-19 vaccine candidate Corbevax on children above five years and adolescents, the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) said on Friday.
Corbevax, an RBD protein sub-unit vaccine, has been developed with support from the Department of Biotechnology and its… Read More »
Mumbai receives rainfall this morning, IMD predicts ‘generally cloudy sky with moderate rain’ for today #WATCH | Maharashtra: Mumbai receives rainfall this morning, visuals from Chunabhatti (Eastern Express Highway). As per India Meteorological Department (IMD), Mumbai will experience a 'generally cloudy sky with moderate rain' today. pic.twitter.com/lm8wdr9gtX — ANI (@ANI) September 4, 2021 Chidambaram’s criticism… Read More »
M1 Group is a holding company of the billionaire Mikati family, which includes Najib Mikati, Lebanon’s prime minister-designate. It has investments in South Africa-listed telecom firm MTN Group Ltd., fashion retailer Pepe Jeans and property in New York, London, Dubai and Beirut, according to its website. It also holds a stake a telecom-tower operator in… Read More »
Warangal: Professor B Suresh Lal, Head of the Department of Economics, here on Friday assumed charge as principal University College, Kakatiya University (KU), Warangal. He will remain in the post for one year. – Advertisement – Prof Lal has 25 years of active teaching and research experience, and he is a reputed scholar on Environmental… Read More »
Emphasising their commitment for prosperous Indo-Pacific region, India and the United States have reaffirmed the strength of their defence relationship. India’s Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla met Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Colin H Kahl to reaffirm the strength of the defence relationship between the US and India, Defence Spokesperson Eric Pahon said. “The… Read More »
Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) on Friday inked an MoU with ICAR-Indian Institute of Millet Research for increasing exports through quality production and processing, an official statement said.
The key focus of the MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) would be to promote commercial cultivation of processable varieties… Read More »
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology’s (MeitY) National e-Governance Division (NeGD) on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding with National Law University, Delhi and National Law Institute University in Bhopal to establish a Cyber Lab for the ‘Online Capacity Building Programme on Cyber Law, Crime Investigation, and Digital Forensics’. The goal is to provide… Read More »
“The day you plant the seed, is not the day you eat the fruit.” –Paulo Coelho On the surface, the government of India’s announcement of the setting up of a National Mission on Edible Oil-Oil Palm (NMEO-OP) in August 2021 is a welcome move. Edible oil prices are on fire for over a year, and… Read More »
Today is Saturday 4 September 2021, Tithi Dwadashi till 08:23 thereafter Trayodashi Purnimant month is Bhadrapada and Amavasyant month is Shravan. Sun is in Leo and Moon remains in Cancer. Today is Shani Pradosh / Ashwattha Maruti Pujan New born baby Moon sign will be Cancer. Nakshatra will be Pushya till 17:44 thereafter Ashlesha. Today’s… Read More »
Amid concerns in India that Afghan soil under the Taliban regime can be used for terrorist activities against it, the insurgent group has said it has the right to speak out in favour of Muslims anywhere, including in Kashmir, though it does not have a policy of conducting “armed operations” against any… Read More »
Beijing: China’s government banned effeminate men on TV and told broadcasters Thursday to promote “revolutionary culture,” broadening a campaign to tighten control over business and society and enforce official morality. – Advertisement – President Xi Jinping has called for a “national rejuvenation,” with tighter Communist Party control of business, education, culture and religion. Companies and… Read More »
The initial public offer of specialty chemicals maker Ami Organics was subscribed 64.54 times on the closing day of subscription on Friday.
The Rs 569.63 crore IPO received bids for 42,22,36,296 shares against 65,42,342 shares on offer, as per data available with the NSE.
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The high-level FSDC headed by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday discussed a host of issues concerning the economy and underlined the need for keeping a continuous vigil on the financial sector by the government as well as different regulators.
Presided over by Sitharaman, the Financial Stability and Development Council… Read More »
Shooter Avani Lekhara scripted history once again, teen high-jumper Praveen Kumar knocked off an Asian record for his silver while Harvinder Singh became India’s first archer to finish on podium as the country’s Paralympians raised the bar higher with unparalleled performances in the ongoing Games in Tokyo on Friday. Friday Highlights | Medal Tally | Sports… Read More »
The Union government has an ambition to create a USD 5 billion worth of defence equipment by 2025, a senior DRDO official said here on Friday, emphasising on the need for developing an ecosystem for defence research in the country.
To realise this ambition, the government has also launched several… Read More »
Easily digestible animal and vegetable fats are essential components of human diet, which, besides adding satiety value, act as storehouse of energy, as well as acting as solvents for vitamins A, D, E, K and carotene, among other functions. And that is where the trouble begins—some fats are bad for health. By and large, animal… Read More »
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs’ recent suggestion to permanently block the use of virtual private networks has drawn flak from users online as well as industry that deals with the use of VPN.
The report by the committee, tabled on August 10, states: “The Committee notes with anxiety… Read More »
Bhopal: The entire municipal and administrative machinery was seen in action a day after the chief minister reprimanded the authorities for the pathetic road conditions in the state capital. However, things have not changed much even after a fortnight of the ongoing repair and maintenance work on the city roads. After the recent rains, the… Read More »
State-owned Oil & Natural Gas Corp has been excluded from the world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund, due to the “unacceptable risk that the company is contributing to serious violations of the rights of individuals” in its joint ventures with South Sudan’s national oil company Nile Petroleum Corporation.
The exclusion was announced by… Read More »
Hanamkonda: CPM district secretary Sarampally Vasudeva Reddy urges party workers and people to join the protests scheduled for September 4 in villages and divisions under Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation (GWMC) and Parkal municipality in the district, and protest on mandal and district headquarters on September 6. – Advertisement – Speaking at a preparatory meeting with… Read More »
India held its first formal and publicly acknowledged meeting with Taliban on Tuesday and asked not to use the Afghan soil for anti-Indian activities and terrorism. Indian Ambassador to Qatar Deepak Mittal met senior Taliban leader Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai on Tuesday and conveyed India’s concerns. The meeting took place at the Indian embassy in… Read More »
Florida reported 2,345 additional Covid-19 deaths in its latest weekly report, the most ever in a similar period. Kids were much more likely to be hospitalized as the delta variant became widespread, two studies from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Friday found. But children did not appear to contract more serious… Read More »
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday said it has imposed a penalty of Rs 50 lakh on Bombay Mercantile Co-operative Bank, Mumbai for deficiency in regulatory compliance.
The RBI has also imposed a penalty Rs 2 lakh on Akola District Central Co-operative Bank Limited, Akola (Maharashtra) for non-compliance… Read More »
In a sport where precision matters the most, it was Harvinder Singh’s research in economics that gave him the competitive edge, said the para-athlete after winning India’s first ever Paralympics medal in archery on Friday. (More Sports News) Instead of bowing to the pressure of three shoot-offs in five matches, the 31-year-old’s analytical mind saw… Read More »
The grasslands are the most productive ecosystems, but they are the responsibility of none, they belong to all, neglected by all, controlled by none, and have no godfathers
Ananda Banerjee September 13, 2021
Smiling Faces—grass cell under a microscope
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Despite economic uncertainties, 4 in every 10 potential homebuyers are now planning to purchase premium and luxury properties in the country’s top seven markets. A latest report, prepared jointly by property consultant Anarock and CII, shows how radically the pandemic has altered buying preference. For the first time, demand for affordable houses —… Read More »
Mundi (Madhya Pradesh): Project head Ashok Kumar Singh inaugurated the Hindi fortnight at Indira Sagar Power Station recently. Message of Singh and NHDC managing director Harish Kumar was read out to all the officers and employees. In his address Singh said, “Hindi is our national language, we must promote it. We have to use Hindi… Read More »
Andhra Pradesh government on Friday credited ₹1,124 crore towards incentives for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and textile units across the State to benefit 97,423 units and over 12 lakh employees. Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has formally released ₹440 crore to MSMEs and ₹684 crore to textile and spinning mills, including the… Read More »
Kothagudem: The members of Kothagudem Bar Association staged a day-long Deeksha at the district courts complex demanding the Centre to abolish CrPC 41(A) on Friday. – Advertisement – The Deeksha was staged as part of State-wide protests against Section 41 (A) of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) which allows police officers to grant police station… Read More »
E-commerce retailer Snapdeal is eyeing an initial public offering to raise $350-400 million, according to sources aware of the talks, and is looking for a valuation of $2-2.5 billion. The company, which has backers like SoftBank, wants to look at this as an opportunity to allow retail investors to become a part… Read More »
The United States is promising up to USD 60 million in military aid to Ukraine in advance of a White House meeting on Wednesday between President Joe Biden and his counterpart in Kyiv, Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The Biden administration said in a notification to Congress that the aid package for Ukraine was necessary because of a… Read More »
The editor of an online news channel was detained in Bhubaneswar on Friday over allegations by noted sprinter Dutee Chand that he had published obscene photos of her, besides attempting extortion, police said. (More Sports News) The editor was apprehended from his office in Jharpada area, Deputy Commissioner of Police US Dash told reporters. He… Read More »
The Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC), the apex body of sectoral regulators that is headed by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, on Friday stressed the need to keep a continuous watch on the financial sector’s condition.
The apex body also emphasised the need for strengthening institutional mechanism for financial stability analysis… Read More »
At 91, Karadan Moideen Haji’s memory is sharp and unfaltering. Born 10 years after an uprising of predominantly Muslim peasants in Kerala’s Malabar region, he recalls the abject poverty that surrounded him in his childhood. “The 1921 uprising was against the British rulers and their laws that gave absolute ownership of land to the feudal… Read More »
Cloud services and data centre firm ESDS Software Solution has filed preliminary papers with capital markets regulator Sebi to raise Rs 1,200-1,300 crore through an initial share sale.
The initial public offering (IPO) consists of fresh share issuance worth Rs 322 crore and an offer for sale (OFS) of up… Read More »
Indore (Madhya Pradesh): Information technology giants, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Infosys have given jobs to 700 locals recently and have promised that they will give an additional 2000 jobs to locals shortly, said Om Prakash Saklecha, Information Technology and MSME minister, on Friday. The minister said this while interacting with the media at the… Read More »
As the kharif sowing season almost comes to an end, the acreage of cotton, bajra and groundnut has lagged the most, compared to the area covered last year. The latest data from the Department of Agriculture shows that area covered under cotton this year was 0.83 million hectares less than in 2020,… Read More »
Tokyo: India’s Praveen Kumar clinched the silver medal in the men’s high jump T64 event of the Paralympics, taking the country’s haul to 11 in the ongoing Games here on Friday. The 18-year-old Kumar, competing in his debut Paralympics, set a new Asian record with a 2.07m jump to finish behind Great Britain’s Jonathan Broom-Edwards,… Read More »
An elderly couple with gunshot wounds died Tuesday at a Hawaii assisted living center and a note was left behind indicating they took their lives, police said. Honolulu Police Lt. Deena Thoemmes declined to detail the note’s contents. She said police are investigating whether it was a murder-suicide or two suicides. The 86-year-old woman was… Read More »
The global wearable market, as a whole, grew 5.6 per cent year-on-year (YoY) with 40.9 million units shipping in the second quarter of 2021, largely due to sales of smartwatches at the expense of basic bands, says a new report.
According to research firm Canalys, the boost was driven by… Read More »
India’s benchmark indices posted their best weekly gains in over three months as overseas investors intensified their buying, encouraged by dovish commentary by the US central bank.
The Sensex surged 3.6 per cent during this week — the most since the week ended May 23 — to end at 58,130.… Read More »
After a successful Friday, where India won one silver and two bronze medals at the Tokyo Paralympics, Saturday could see a medal rush as six Indian para badminton players will be in semifinal action in different categories of disability. India will have an opportunity to win a fourth shooting medal at the Summer Paralympics 2020… Read More »
As the maxim goes, “history is written by the victors”. The British won the battle of Malabar, crushing the rebellion of 1921. They were the victors. They wrote away the history of that rebellion as a mere Mappila (Muslim) mutiny. They had similarly played down the people’s struggle of 1857 as a mere sepoy mutiny.… Read More »
Indiabulls Housing Finance (IBHFL) has booked business worth Rs 500 crore through the co-lending model route in five months of the current financial year and expects to scale it up to Rs 300 crore in September.
At the start of FY22, the mortgage lender tweaked the business model to incrementally focus on… Read More »
Mumbai: Even though the Maharashtra Government is struggling to restore the reservations for Maratha and OBCs, which were scrapped by the Supreme Court, now the OBCs from North India residing in the state have demanded reservation benefits. The demand was made by a delegation that met the Minister of OBC and VJNT Welfare Vijay Wadettiwar… Read More »
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Karimnagar: Finance Minister T Harish Rao said that despite the union government’s instructions to states to sell loss making companies, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao had saved TSRTC, which was also in losses. – Advertisement – While the central government led by BJP was selling public sector undertakings, Telangana state was taking steps to protect… Read More »
Textiles Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said the value of textile exports should be increased to $100 billion from $33 billion currently.
The government and industry should collectively resolve to reach the target of $44 billion of exports by the end of the current fiscal year for textiles and apparel,… Read More »
It starts with a familiar tale. Two massive stars are born from a cloud of gas and dust. One eventually runs out of fuel, forming either a neutron star or a black hole. But then, in a fratricidal twist, this compact object spirals closer and closer to the other star, sweeps through its sibling’s atmosphere… Read More »
In a move that will help a significant number of Indians, a group of US lawmakers have sought path to permanent residence for people in the employment-based green card backlog, most of whom are H-1B visa holders. A group of 40 US lawmakers led by Indian-American Raja Krishnamoorthi have written a letter to Speaker of House… Read More »
The R-value which reflects how rapidly coronavirus pandemic is spreading, has sharply risen close to 1.2 over the last fortnight, mainly driven by cases in states like Kerala and Maharashtra, say researchers.
The R-value calculated between August 24-29 stood at 1.17 as against 0.89 between August 14-17, according to the… Read More »
The number of coronavirus cases in Tamil Nadu increased marginally to 1,568 on Friday from1,562 on Thursday to take the total number of cases in the State to 26,19,511. After 1,657 persons were discharged, the total number of active cases stood at 16,370. The number of deaths registered was 19 and 1,60,742 samples were tested.… Read More »
India allowed Ollie Pope and Chris Woakes to earn a substantial 99-run first innings lead for England on day two of the fourth Test at the Oval, London leaving their star-studded batting line-up to rise to the occasion in the second essay after a string of indifferent performances. Highlights | Scorecard | News In the… Read More »
India’s stellar show at the Tokyo Paralympics turns our attention to each para athlete’s conquest of personal tragedy. They are stars no less than anyone.
Soumitra Bose September 13, 2021
Not Just Neeraj
Avani Lekhara won gold in shooting; Left; Sumit Antil clinched gold in javelin.… Read More »
State-owned Bank of India on Friday said LIC has picked up nearly 4 per cent equity shares of the bank through an open market transaction a day earlier.
LIC has picked up nearly 3.9 per cent (15,90,07,791 shares) of the bank through open market acquisition on September 2, 2021, Bank… Read More »
Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar will lead a new Afghan government, to be announced probably on Saturday, sources in the group said on Friday, as its fighters battled forces loyal to the erstwhile regime in the Panjshir Valley north of Kabul. While the Taliban have spoken of their desire to form a consensus government,… Read More »
The initial public offering (IPO) of specialty chemicals firm Ami Organics garnered nearly 65 times subscription, while that of Vijaya Diagnostic, among the largest diagnostic chains in southern India, garnered 4.5 times subscription. The IPO of Ami garnered 1.5 million retail application, while Vijaya saw less than 4 million.
The… Read More »
Karimnagar: Finance Minister T Harish Rao informed that the State government has decided to establish fish processing units with international standards. Initially, the units would be established in fisheries department lands in Sheriguda near Hyderabad, Khammam, Karimnagar, Nizamabad and Warangal. – Advertisement – Speaking during the joining of Chairman of Karimnagar Fisheries Corporation, Poli Laxman… Read More »
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India on Friday allowed imports of genetically modified (GM) soymeal through three more ports, according to a government order seen by Reuters, facilitating overseas purchases of the animal feed in large volumes.
New Delhi last month allowed imports of GM soymeal for the first time to… Read More »
Unusually severe winter storms brought snow to Austin, Texas, in February.Credit: Montinique Monroe/Getty Recent spells of unusually cold winter weather in the United States and other parts of the Northern Hemisphere could be a paradoxical consequence of the climate warming in the Arctic, according to a study based on decades of atmospheric observations. However, it… Read More »
America’s employers added just 235,000 jobs in August, a surprisingly weak gain after two months of robust hiring at a time when the delta variant’s spread has discouraged some people from flying, shopping and eating out. The August job gains the government reported Friday fell far short of the big gains in June and July… Read More »
The S&P 500 and the Dow fell on Friday as a slowdown in U.S. jobs growth raised questions about the pace of the economic recovery, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq jumped as the report also calmed fears of an imminent tapering in monetary policy.
Eight of the 11 S&P sectors were… Read More »
Assam is set to witness yet another accord with militant outfits from the state to be signed in New Delhi tomorrow. The six outfits from undivided Karbi Anglong district are holding talks with home ministry officials to thrash out the clauses of the agreement. The tripartite agreement will be signed among the Centre, Assam government and… Read More »
Omvedt has been a towering figure in the social sciences in India for decades. Author of over 25 books and a series of well-received columns for The Hindu, she was also an incisive and insightful analyst of Indian society, and a grounded grassroots activist as well. Born and educated in the US, she made India… Read More »
The Reserve Bank has accorded approval to Jammu & Kashmir government to acquire over 16.76 crore shares in J&K Bank on preferential basis.
“The RBI vide its letter dated September 2, 2021 has accorded approval to Government of Jammu & Kashmir to acquire 16,76,72,702 fully paid-up equity shares on preferential… Read More »
The ABP-CVOTER-IANS BATTLE FOR THE STATES – WAVE 1 is projecting a 4-1 scoreline in favour of the BJP in the five states going to the polls in early 2022 — Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand. The BJP is ahead of the pack in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur. The Aam Aadmi… Read More »
Economy is booming in the country after the second COVID wave, said the Supreme Court on Friday as it refused to entertain a batch of pleas seeking contempt action against Governor of Reserve Bank of India and senior officials of other banks for declaring the loan accounts as Non-Performing Assets (NPA).
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Hyderabad: A special round of counselling for TSPOLYCET-2021 admissions will be held between September 1 and 15, according to Commissioner of Technical Education and Convenor, TSPOLYCET-2021, Navin Mittal on Friday. – Advertisement – As part of the special counselling, candidates can exercise their options between September 5 and 6 and freeze their options on September… Read More »
Apple said Friday it’s delaying its plan to scan U.S. iPhones for images of child sexual abuse, saying it needs more time to refine the system before releasing it.
The company had revealed last month that it was working on a tool to detect known images of child sexual abuse,… Read More »
Hello Nature readers, would you like to get this Briefing in your inbox free every day? Sign up here. Evidence from a huge trial in Bangladesh appears to show that masks work to slow the spread of COVID-19, and surgical masks work better than cloth ones.(Syed Mahamudur Rahman/NurPhoto via Getty) A huge randomized study offers… Read More »
Public sector lender Punjab National Bank (PNB) has moved the Insolvency appellate tribunal NCLAT against the approval of bids for defunct airline Jet Airways.
The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) bench has issued a notice over the PNB’s petition along with its interim plea seeking a stay over the… Read More »
A US Navy helicopter crashed Tuesday in the ocean off Southern California during a routine flight from an aircraft carrier, military officials said. A search and rescue operation was launched after the MH-60S helicopter crashed around 4:30 p.m. about 60 nautical miles off San Diego, the Navy’s U.S. Pacific Fleet said on Twitter. The crash… Read More »
Resumption of the mobile telephony services and fixed line Internet across all telecom service providers is likely to take place in Kashmir valley at 10 pm on Friday as the situation remains peaceful and under control, Inspector General of Police (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar said. Following demise of the hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, mobile services,… Read More »
The appliance company often works on a variety of projects that don’t make it to final production. Recent patents show designs for a toothbrush, an air purifier that doubles as a pair of headphones, and a skincare device. “We file a lot of patents,” said a spokesman for Dyson. “But we never comment on technologies… Read More »
The autopsy report of actor Sidharth Shukla, who died at the age of 40, does not mention the exact cause of death, police sources said on Friday.
The cause of the death will be known after reports of chemical analysis of the viscera and histopathology tests, a police official said.… Read More »
The ringing, mellifluous voice of a woman reverberates from the corridors of Sri Thenupureeswarar Temple at Madambakkam near Chennai. It is reciting verses from Tamil religious scriptures Thevaram and Thiruvasagam in praise of Lord Shiva—verses that have hitherto been the sole preserve of male singers known as ‘Odhuvaars’ at this Chola-era temple. Listening to those… Read More »
Student activist Umar Khalid’s lawyer on Friday called the charge sheet filed by Delhi Police under the charges of UAPA in a larger conspiracy case as a script of Amazon Prime show ‘Family Man’, having no evidence to support the allegations. Umar Khalid’s lawyer and noted advocate Trideep Pais told Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat… Read More »
Punjab National Bank’s (PNB) board will meet on September 10 to consider the proposal for raising of capital through issuance of Basel-III compliant Additional Tier-1 (AT-1) Bonds and Additional Tier-II bonds or a combination of both.
The capital would be raised through this route, in one or more tranches, the… Read More »
New York: Novak Djokovic missed an overhead and stared over toward a section of the Arthur Ashe Stadium stands. – Advertisement – After taking the next game, Djokovic glared in that direction again. Later, he spoke to the chair umpire about someone making noise in the middle of points, considered a no-no in tennis. That,… Read More »
Test positivity rate dipped to 17.91 per cent on Friday (18.41 per cent the previous day) after 1,63,691 samples were tested (1,74,307), yielding 29,322 daily new cases (32,097). The number of deaths reported over the past few days and compiled on Friday was 131 (188), taking the cumulative toll to 21,280. Current hospital admissions stood… Read More »
Parrots are smart and social, and their parents care for them for a long time — all characteristics shared with tool-using primates. Goffin’s cockatoos (Cacatua goffiniana), medium-sized parrots native to Indonesia, are known to create and use tools in captivity, but Mark O’Hara and Berenika Mioduszewska at the University of Vienna and their colleagues wanted… Read More »
In order to make more coal available to power plants that do not have any power purchase agreement (PPA), the union power ministry agreed to changes in the guidelines for SHAKTI scheme.
SHAKTI, or Scheme for Harnessing Scheme for Harnessing and Allocating Koyala Transparently in India, was launched in 2018… Read More »
If Novak Djokovic wins the US Open to complete the first calendar-year Grand Slam in men’s tennis since 1969, ‘Rocket’ Rod Laver will be there to welcome him into a remarkably exclusive group. “I’d be very happy to shake his hand if he can win the four Slams. I’d be happy for him to be… Read More »
Harvinder Singh on Friday notched up India’s first-ever archery medal in the Paralympics, holding his nerves to down Kim Min Su of Korea in a thrilling shoot-off for the men’s individual recurve bronze in the ongoing Games in Tokyo. (More Sports News) World No.23 Singh was the first athlete from India to win a gold… Read More »
Domestic asset management companies (AMCs) will soon have to invest a significantly higher sum in their own schemes. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has issued the framework aimed at to aligning the interest of the AMC and the unit holders. Under this, AMCs will now have to invest between 0.03… Read More »
India’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki is recalling 181,754 cars to inspect and rectify possible safety defects.
The recall which would see the company trying to rectify faults in the petrol variants of its models Ciaz, Ertiga, Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and XL6 that were manufactured between May 4, 2018 and… Read More »
Talking to Lachmi Deb Roy about his four-decade-long career, funnyman, actor, singer, director, producer and TV presenter Annu Kapoor describes himself as “unsuitable, unfit and ugly” for the entertainment industry, but “unmatchable” too. Excerpts: Your role in Chehre… I play a Punjabi from my father’s side. Giving a little Punjabi twang to the accent of… Read More »
Amid the worsening coronavirus disease (Covid-19) situation in Kerala, the state government on Friday issued an order stating that strict action will be taken against people who are found violating quarantine norms. The order states that provisions of the Disaster Management Act, Kerala State Epidemic Act and other relevant legal provisions will be invoked. Let… Read More »
By Nayakara Veeresha We, as a nation, are celebrating the 75th anniversary of Independence. The journey of 74 years has produced certain remarkable achievements in the domains of economy, polity and society. Indian democracy has enabled the world’s largest representative and inclusive government in terms of social diversity it depicts in the form of elected… Read More »
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 3 (ANI/BusinessWire India): The tough times, make tough going- Such times call for peace and solidarity both manifesting mental wellness. Hiranandani group has fulfilled the aspiration of mental rejuvenation by conceptualizing – The ‘Nirvana Garden’ has been developed to progress and achieve a state of mental peace and wellness. ‘Nirvana’ means… Read More »
The future of lab-grown embryos In May, the International Society for Stem Cell Research released new guidelines that relaxed the 14-day rule, an international consensus that human embryos should be cultured and grown in the lab only until 14 days post-fertilization. The change allows scientists, in countries where it is legal, to seek permission to… Read More »
At a time when India has already announced its intent to seal trade pacts with key exporting partners, industry participants said their discussions with the government regarding proposed trade deals with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United Kingdom (UK) have already kicked off.
However, with respect to countries… Read More »
America’s longest foreign war ended hours before the August 31 deadline set by the Biden administration. As a new day dawned at midnight, the last US soldier was finally out of the country after two decades. The US war on Taliban, terror and endeavour towards a stable, modern Afghanistan ended on a sour note—similar to… Read More »
A 21-year-old married woman in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur Dehar district, was allegedly killed by her cousin after a failed attempt to rape, police said on Friday. According to the Superintendent of Police (Kanpur Dehat) Keshav Kumar Choudhary, the woman went to her cousin’s house in Shivli area to take rest on Thursday when the incident took place and… Read More »
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced plans to resign after failing to control the country’s coronavirus surge, with two former foreign ministers seen as leading the pack to take over, weeks before a general election.
In a surprise announcement, Suga told reporters Friday he couldn’t campaign for re-election as leader… Read More »
Elephant By Paul Pickering Salt Publishing | Pages: 336 | Rs. 926 Contemporary English fiction is largely concerned with cosmopolitan life, focusing on new realities like sexual diversity, man’s relations with technology and responses to myriad social changes. The outcome is often outstanding—Ian McEwan’s Saturday and A Machine Like Me, or Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman,… Read More »
Redmi, a sub-brand of Mi India, on Friday unveiled Redmi 10 Prime, its first 50MP smartphone in the Indian market.
The Redmi 10 Prime is priced at Rs 12,499 for the base 4GB + 64GB storage and Rs 14,999 for the 6GB + 128GB model. It comes in three colours… Read More »
Afghanistan’s Ministry of Information and Culture put up hoardings, writing slogans on walls and hoisting flags in Kabul ahead of announcing the new cabinet on Friday. Images shared by Ahmadullah Muttaqi, who claims to be the chief of the multimedia branch cultural commission of Afghanistan, on Twitter, show slogans written on walls and posters informing… Read More »
Hyderabad: The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against a private company and its management, including directors and three employees and others on the allegations of irregularities being committed in the ongoing JEE (Mains) Exams 2021 by a private educational institution at an examination centre. – Advertisement – It was further alleged that… Read More »
It’s grossly irresponsible. Or worse. But I don’t know that yet. Imagine a zebra, they say. What information is in its bar-coded stripes? You can’t tell, I say; zebras don’t fit on the supermarket scanner. They call me a smart ass. A zebra’s stripes are meaningless, I tell them. There are no data there. What’s… Read More »
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Services, the dominating sector of India’s economy, grew for the first time in four months to a one and a half- year high in August as vaccine access improved and consumer footfall rose following reopening of several establishments, showed IHS Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) survey. However, companies continued to reduce their workforce,… Read More »
Afghan refugees have arrived in India in gushes and trickles ever since the ‘90s. when the country descended into civil war and then was hostage to Taliban persecution—beleagured Sikhs and Hindus, as well as ordinary Afghans fallen afoul of the Islamists and snuffed out of a livelihood. Now, with Afghanistan sliding back into the future… Read More »
Equity benchmark Sensex surged 277 points to close above the 58,000-mark for the first time on Friday, driven by gains in index major Reliance Industries amid a largely positive trend in global markets and sustained foreign fund inflows. The 30-share Sensex settled 277.41 points or 0.48 per cent up at its lifetime closing high of… Read More »
Market behemoth Reliance Industries kept the benchmark indices afloat on Friday overpowering selling pressure in HDFC Bank, HDFC, HUL, and Bharti Airtel. The Mukesh Ambani-led company’s shares hit fresh record high of Rs 2,394 apiece after they surged over 4 per cent on the BSE. Overall, the BSE barometer of 30-shares closed above the 58,000-mark… Read More »
Our Home Of Revolution Naxalbari has been enshrined in post-independent India’s political history as the birthplace of an influential armed uprising. On May 25, 1967, the tiny town and laidback block in the Siliguri subdivision of West Bengal’s Darjeeling district witnessed a peasant rebellion that triggered a nationwide political insurgency against systemic injustice flourishing within… Read More »
Describing China as its “most important partner”, the Afghan Taliban has said it looks to Beijing to rebuild Afghanistan and exploit its rich copper deposits as the war-ravaged country faces widespread hunger and fears of an economic collapse. Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said the group supports China’s One Belt, One Road initiative that seeks to… Read More »
Following yesterday’s protest in Herat, women in Kabul took to streets and staged protests on Friday demanding equal rights and opportunities, inclusion in work and education. Meanwhile, a video shared by TOLO news journalist Zahra Rahimi showed armed Taliban fighters restricting the protestors and beating women and girls who demonstrated on the Kabul streets. Taliban… Read More »
Google Pay on Friday said that the company’ role is firmly as a partner to the existing financial system that brings unique skill sets and offerings to drive further adoption of digital payments in the country.
Sajith Sivanandan, Business Head, Payments and NBU, Google APAC in a blogpost said: “In… Read More »
Hyderabad: While there are a good deal of popular hiking and rock climbing spots around the city, there remains a few, unexplored, uncrowded ones where you can find some seclusion. – Advertisement – Khilla Ghanpur, one of the most historical places and lesser-known spots near Mahabubnagar, is worth exploring if you are looking for a… Read More »
Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada will take over as the spiritual and temporal head of Afghanistan. The austere, conservative cleric will have the final word on all matters though he will not be involved in the day-to-day running of the government. His role is likely to be like Iran’s ayatollah who calls all the shots as the… Read More »
Former Union finance minister P Chidambaram on Friday demanded that the Centre reveal the objectives of the National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP) and if its sole objective was raising revenue over a four-year period.
Addressing a press conference, Chidambaram posed 20 questions to the Modi government and said his Congress party… Read More »
Capital markets regulator Sebi on Friday tweaked the framework on investor grievance redressal mechanism after receiving representation from stock exchanges.
The regulator has modified framework pertaining to speeding up grievance redressal mechanism and threshold limit for interim relief paid out of investor protection fund (IPF) of the stock exchange among… Read More »
The death toll due to dengue in Uttar Pradesh’s Firozabad rose to 50 on Friday with at least 40 of the deaths occurring among children. Three fresh fatalities pushed the number up to 50 and ten areas in the district have been affected. Chief Medical Officer Dinesh Kumar Premi confirmed the fatalities from the viral… Read More »
Markets regulator Sebi on Friday asked asset management companies (AMCs) to invest in the range of 0.03 to 0.13 percentage of the asset base in their own schemes in a bid to align the interest of the fund houses with investors. The percentage that needs to be invested depends on the risk level of the… Read More »
The car major on Friday announced that it will proactively recall 181,754 units of some petrol variants of Ciaz, Ertiga, Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and XL6 car models.
“The recall is for inspecting a possible defect in 181,754 units of these models manufactured between 4th May 2018 to 27th October 2020. Recall… Read More »
Sangareddy: Finance Minister T Harish Rao, who hoisted the TRS flag at Telangana Bhavan in Siddipet on Thursday to mark the party’s Janda Panduga, said both State BJP president Bandi Sanjay Kumar and TPCC President A Revanth Reddy would not have got a chance to lead their parties but for the formation of Telangana State.… Read More »
New Delhi [India], September 3 (ANI/Target Media): We are living in the era of technology and there are various gadgets which not only bring a change in our lifestyle but also make our lives easy as well as comfortable. Laptops and smartphones have become quite necessary for us nowadays because of which we also need… Read More »
The Taliban say Western Union will resume its operations in Afghanistan, opening a rare conduit for foreign funds to flow into the cash-strapped country. The group’s ‘s cultural commission spokesman, Ahmadullah Muttaqi, announced the move Friday. The American financial services giant had halted operations in Afghanistan when the Taliban took power in the capital on… Read More »
Here’s a good news for all the music lovers – Swedish supergroup ABBA is releasing its first new music in four decades, along with a concert performance that will see the ‘Dancing Queen’ quartet going entirely digital. The forthcoming album ‘Voyage,’ to be released Nov. 5, is a follow-up to 1981’s ‘The Visitors,’ which until… Read More »
The Bombay High Court on Friday granted two weeks’ time to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to file its reply on the petitions of activists Sudha Bharadwaj and Gautam Navlakha, both accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, seeking clone copies of all the electronic devices seized from them by the central agency. Bharadwaj and… Read More »
Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries, expects green hydrogen costs to come down to $1 per kilogram in a decade.
Speaking at the International Climate Summit 2021, Ambani said, “Efforts are on globally to make green hydrogen most affordable fuel option by bringing down its cost to initially under $2… Read More »
Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday sentenced four serving IAS officers and one retired to varying terms of imprisonment holding them guilty of contempt for “wilful disobedience” of the court order of February 10, 2017. – Advertisement – Three other IAS officers, including Chief Secretary Aditya Nath Das, were let off in the… Read More »
Apple is facing an antitrust complaint in India for allegedly abusing its dominant position in the applications (app) market by forcing developers to use its proprietary in-app purchase system, Reuters reported on Thursday.
There is an increasing voice against Big Tech firms like Google and Apple acting as “gatekeepers” to the users… Read More »
India’s month-long tenure as the chair of United Nations Security Council has ended with many achievements. India’s presidency is said to have ended with “substantive” outcomes on key global issues. That includes a strong resolution on the situation in Afghanistan demanding that the Afghan territory not be used to threaten any country or shelter terrorists.… Read More »
Indian e-commerce retailer Snapdeal Pvt is considering an initial public offering that could raise about $400 million, joining a growing list of startups preparing to tap capital markets as the nation’s digital economy booms.
The company, which counts SoftBank Group Corp. among its investors, is speaking with advisers about a… Read More »
Your favourite ‘Money Heist’ is back! The Spanish Netflix show depicts a crew of crimson-clad thieves occupying government buildings. The Spanish crime-drama starring Álvaro Morte as The Professor, Úrsula Corberó as Tokyo, Itziar Ituño as Raquel and Pedro Alonso as Berlin, among others ended on a cliffhanger in its last season. Spoilers ahead The last… Read More »
India’s Praveen Kumar clinched the silver medal in the men’s high jump T64 event of the Paralympics, taking the country’s haul to 11 in the ongoing Games here on Friday.
The 18-year-old Kumar, competing in his debut Paralympics, set a new Asian record with a 2.07m jump to finish behind… Read More »
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Indian canoeist Prachi Yadav failed to get into medal contention in the women’s Va’a Single 200m VL2, finishing eighth and last in the Tokyo Paralympic Games on Friday. Prachi, who had qualified for the final by finishing third in the semifinal race earlier on Friday, clocked 1:07.329 in the final and finished… Read More »
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Hyderabad: Tourism Minister V Srinivas Goud on Thursday urged Union Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy to expedite measures to nominate Golconda Fort, Qutb Shahi Tombs, Charminar and Thousand Pillar Temple in Hanamkonda for the UNESCO World Heritage Site recognition. – Advertisement – After Ramappa temple was recognised as World Heritage Site by UNESCO recently, the… Read More »
India’s dominant services industry returned to growth in August, expanding at its fastest pace since the pandemic began, as businesses reopened amid improved vaccination rates, a survey showed on Friday, although firms continued to cut jobs.
Despite the impact of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, India’s economic growth… Read More »
With the Taliban poised to form government in Afghanistan today on September 3, the whole world’s eyes are currently on Afghanistan. Amid the organisation’s efforts to project a “softer”, more conciliatory and modern image of Taliban, governments across the world and well as journalists and commentators have been discussing the question of legitimacy and recognition… Read More »
Leaders Brazil and second-place Argentina won their away matches in South American World Cup qualifiers on Thursday ahead of their superclasico. Neither Lionel Messi nor Neymar had great performances for their teams. (More Football News) Brazil topped Chile 1-0 in Santiago in a tense match despite the absence of nine of its England-based players, including… Read More »
B2B e-commerce unicorn Udaan has filed a complaint against Parle Products Private Limited before the Competition Commission of India, alleging that Parle has abused its dominant position by refusing to supply their fast-moving products directly to Udaan, without any objective justification. Parle is a dominant player in the market for glucose biscuits in India, and… Read More »
Shares of L&T Technology Services (LTTS) hit a new high of Rs 4,412.80, surging 9 per cent on the BSE in the intra-day trade on Friday, after the management guided for $1.5 billion revenue and 18 per cent earnings before interest tax (Ebit) margins by FY25 on strong demand outlook. In the past… Read More »
Bengaluru: Karnataka police on Friday announced that they have arrested two drug peddlers who ensured doorstep deliveries to customers in Bengaluru and seized Rs 2 crore worth of narcotics from them. The arrested were identified as Vikas and Shivam, residents of Pattanduru in the Whitefield area. The police have seized 150 grams of MDMA, ecstacy… Read More »
Warangal: TRS party cadre celebrated ‘Janda Panduga’ by hoisting the party flag across the erstwhile Warangal district on Thursday. – Advertisement – Narsampet MLA Peddi Sudharshan Reddy hoisted the party flag at Telangana martyrs memorial at Narsampet in the presence of party workers and others. Speaking on the occasion, Sudharshan Reddy called on the party… Read More »
Lauding Praveen Kumar, who won a silver medal in the Tokyo Paralympics on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said it was a result of his hard work and unparalleled dedication.
Kumar clinched the silver medal in the men’s high jump T64 event of the Paralympics, taking the country’s medal haul… Read More »
Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga won’t run for the leadership of the governing party, indicating he will step down as Japanese leader at the end of this month, a party official said Friday. Suga told executives of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Friday that he will not run in the leadership race set for… Read More »
Markets regulator Sebi has confirmed earlier directions passed against former CNBC Awaaz anchor Hemant Ghai, his wife and mother, that barred them from the capital markets for indulging in fraudulent trading practices.
In an order passed late on Thursday, Sebi said the findings in the order are “prima facie” and… Read More »
India saw an increase of 10,000 cases in the active Covid-19 caseload in the past 24 hours as cases continued to surge. On Friday, the country logged 45,352 fresh infections, taking India’s total Covid tally to 3,29,03,289. Friday’s surge marked the third consecutive day witnessing an increase in the number of cases. The active cases… Read More »
India exported goods worth $33.14 billion in August, up 45.17 per cent on-year, as demand continued to remain robust from other countries, revealed the preliminary data released by the commerce and industry ministry.
Outbound shipments were dominated by higher demand for items such as engineering and petroleum products, gems and jewellery. The 45-per cent… Read More »
Tokyo: Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga won’t run for the leadership of the governing party, indicating he will step down as Japanese leader at the end of this month, a party official said Friday. Suga told executives of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Friday that he will not run in the leadership race set… Read More »
Hyderabad: IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao on Thursday requested Union Minister for Communication, Electronics & IT and Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw to consider Divitapally near Hyderabad under the EMC-2.0 (Electronics Manufacturing Clusters) scheme for energy storage solutions and extend the required support. – Advertisement – Telangana is setting up a designated industrial park at… Read More »
HDFC Life Ltd will acquire Exide Industries Ltd’s (EIL) entire stake in Exide Life Insurance Company for Rs 6,887 crore.
In a filing with BSE, EIL said its board has approved the divestment of the company’s entire equity shareholding in Exide Life, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company, by way… Read More »
A 53-year-old Indian-origin woman in South Africa, who was killed for helping to expose multi-million-Dollar PPE fraud last year has been hailed as a ‘hero and patriot’ by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. Babita Deokaran’s role had been crucial in exposing the scam that took place COVID-19 lockdown in the country last year by providing critical information regarding… Read More »
Novak Djokovic missed an overhead and stared over toward a section of the Arthur Ashe Stadium stands. (More Sports News) After taking the next game, Djokovic glared in that direction again. Later, he spoke to the chair umpire about someone making noise in the middle of points, considered a no-no in tennis. That, then, is… Read More »
SGX Nifty indicate a flat opening for the index in India with a 9-points fall. Indian markets could open flat to mildly higher, in line with largely positive Asian markets today and mildly positive US markets on Thursday. “Nifty is expected to open around 17,260 , up by 30 points. Nifty is in a strong… Read More »
Taiwanese chipmaking giant MediaTek has managed to retain its top spot with a sizeable 38 per cent market share in the global application processor (AP) market for smartphones, says a report.
According to market research firm CounterPoint, MediaTek continued to lead the global AP market in this quarter, with its… Read More »
Hyderabad: A part-time job or an opportunity to make some quick money during these pandemic times is what cyber fraudsters are dangling before unemployed youth these days, before cheating them. – Advertisement – With several youngsters falling prey to such tricks, the Cyberabad Police have issued an advisory asking the youth not to fall victims… Read More »
All India energy demand recovered by 11 per cent to 124.8 billion units in July 2021, on account of stabilising economic activities and decline in COVID-19 cases, according to India Ratings.
In July 2020, India’s demand for power was 112.4 billion units (BU), the rating agency said in its August… Read More »
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his decision to call an election during the pandemic in first debate of the campaign for this month’s election. Trudeau is facing a tough re-election battle against his Conservative Party rival, Erin O’Toole. The vote is on September 20. “Why did you trigger an election in the middle of… Read More »
It felt like hell itself had opened up, said Ramal Ahmadi, who was watching cartoons with his nephew when a US drone slammed into his family’s courtyard where just moments before there had been a noisy celebration to greet the family’s oldest brother. The last thing Ahmadi remembers was the sound of his brother’s car… Read More »
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With interest rates dropping, Kishan, a product manager at a startup, decided to try out peer-to-peer lending. These platforms connect lenders and borrowers and often advertise returns in double digits depending on the amount of risk a lender is willing to take. Kishan, who did not want to disclose his full name for privacy reasons,… Read More »
I came across a video recently that said Krishna’s mission was to spiritualise politics in which he failed miserably. That prompted me to write this article. Bhagavan Krishna is an avatara. His job is not to spiritualise politics. The Bhagavad Gita clearly states that the Avatara incarnates when problems of adharma and unrighteousness rise. Therefore,… Read More »
Hyderabad: The TS-EAMCET-2021, Convenor, Navin Mittal on Thursday said that the schedule of exercising options for eligible candidates has been revised. – Advertisement – Accordingly, candidates can exercise their options after certificate verification between September 11 and 16 and they can freeze their options on September 16. Provision allotment of seats will be taken up… Read More »
One of the largest banks in India believes investors can safely hold onto their sovereign debt as yields aren’t poised to rise soon, even with some policy makers starting to talk about tightening.
Investors shouldn’t worry about surprise losses and can keep their positions for now, as record low rates… Read More »
A stunned U.S. East Coast faced a rising death toll, surging rivers, tornado damage and continuing calls for rescue Thursday after the remnants of Hurricane Ida walloped the region with record-breaking rain, filling low-lying apartments with water and turning roads into car-swallowing canals. In a region that had been warned about potentially deadly flash flooding… Read More »
NASA’s newest Mars rover has successfully collected its first rock sample for return to Earth after last month’s attempt came up empty. The Perseverance rover’s chief engineer, Adam Stelzner, called it a perfect core sample. “I’ve never been more happy to see a hole in a rock,” he tweeted Thursday. A month ago, Perseverance drilled… Read More »
Against the backdrop of mutants being reported from various countries, including South Africa, the Centre has issued guidelines for international passengers entering India. The Centre had, on August 31, issued fresh guidelines for international passengers arriving from the UK, Europe, Botswana, China, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Bangladesh, West Asia, and New Zealand, said Health Secretary Rajesh… Read More »
Draft open access norms circulated by Ministry of Power can be a tailwind for new renewable energy projects in the country, CRISIL said on Thursday.
“The Draft Electricity (promoting renewable energy through Green Energy Open Access) Rules, 2021, announced by the Ministry of Power, if implemented as is, could improve… Read More »
Pankaj Tripathi, who is basking in the praise coming his way for the recently-released Mimi, has moved on to his next project. The actor will be seen in the sequel of the 2013 blockbuster, OMG: Oh My God. “We’ve just begun shooting, and this film feels special already. The director, Amit Rai, is quite talented.… Read More »
Hyderabad: The imposing Government City College on the banks of Musi reached another milestone with the building completing 100 years of construction. – Advertisement – The historic structure of the college has been the learning portal for students of high school, intermediate and undergraduates. The present three-storied edifice, which has been identified as a Grade-II heritage… Read More »
Coronavirus updates: India recorded a spike of 45,482 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours. The country also witnessed 357 deaths, taking the death toll to 439,916. So far, India has recorded 32,902,345 corona cases in total. Delhi reported 39 Covid-19 cases and no fatality. Kerala recorded 32,097 new Covid-19 cases and Maharashtra 4,342… Read More »
ZyCoV-D is the first DNA vaccine for people to be approved anywhere in the world.Credit: Zydus Cadila India has approved a new COVID vaccine that uses circular strands of DNA to prime the immune system against the virus SARS-CoV-2. Researchers have welcomed news of the first DNA vaccine for people to receive approval anywhere in… Read More »
The government has for the second time invited bids from law firms to advise it on the mega initial public offering of LIC.
On July 15, the government had floated request for proposal (RFP) inviting bids from reputed legal advisors and the last date for bidding was August 6.
… Read More »
Even as the last of the United States’ evacuation planes left Afghan soil after 20 years of in the war-ravaged country, the Boris Johnson leg government in the United Kingdom has amped up efforts to bring back remaining UK nationals and those working with the country from Afghanistan. The government is reportedly in talks with… Read More »
A smartphone widely believed to be priced below $50, likely the world’s cheapest, will start selling a week from now. If Mukesh Ambani’s JioPhone Next, an Android device custom-built for India by Alphabet Inc.’s Google, is a hit in the price-conscious market, it will solve one problem for banks while posing another.… Read More »
Amid fear of new COVID-19 strains, RT-PCR test is compulsory for passengers arriving from seven more countries, including South Africa, Bangladesh and China, the Centre said on Thursday. In a letter to all states and Union territories (UTs), the government said considering reports of new mutations in SARS-CoV-2 and rising number of Variants of Concern… Read More »
BHOPAL: Not only the roads in Bhopal are dilapidated but also the hyped bicycle track is in a shoddy condition. The tracks were developed five years ago on both the sides of the BRTS corridor on Hoshangabad road at a cost of Rs 5 crore. The Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation Limited (BSCDCL) officials floated a… Read More »
Weak contract enforcement is the “single biggest hurdle” for economic growth and the Narendra Modi government will be focusing on legal and administrative reforms in the remainder of its term till 2024, a senior finance ministry official said on Thursday.
Despite the political resistance, the government has not “backed down”… Read More »
Apple is relaxing rules to allow some app developers such as Spotify, Netflix and digital publishers to include an outside link so users can sign up for paid subscription accounts.
The iPhone maker said late Wednesday that it’s making a small adjustment to its strict App Store rules for developers… Read More »
Hyderabad: The wine shop owners on Thursday requested the State government to favourably view the problems being faced by them because of the pandemic and extend the retail licence period by three months to compensate the lost business during lockdown. – Advertisement – In a representation submitted to Prohibition and Excise department, they urged to… Read More »
Leading scholars and lawyers are joining politicians and human rights groups in Britain on Wednesday for the first large-scale conference to discuss the Chinese government’s alleged genocide against the Uyghur ethnic group in the northwest Xinjiang region. The three-day conference at Newcastle University brings together dozens of speakers, including senior British judges and lawmakers, and… Read More »
The Hurun India Future Unicorn List 2021 ranks Indian start-ups founded in the 2000s, worth at least $200 million, not yet listed on a public exchange, and most likely to “go unicorn” within two years (gazelles) or four years (cheetahs). The cut-off date was August 31, 2021.
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The CBI has filed a charge sheet against one Lingareddy Rajasekhar Reddy for allegedly posting defamatory content against High Court and Supreme Court judges on social media, officials said on Thursday. The agency had registered a case on November 11 last year against 16 accused and took over 12 FIRs from CID, Andhra Pradesh on… Read More »
(Bloomberg) — Three doses of Covid-19 vaccine may become the standard regimen for most people, White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci said. His comments came as medical experts who advise U.S. regulators on vaccines are chafing at what they perceive as political interference by the Biden administration in the review process of booster shots.… Read More »
Kabul: Still reeling from the European Union’s shortcomings in Afghanistan, officials from the 27-nation bloc met on Thursday to discuss ways to improve their response to future crises and not be so reliant on the U.S. European ministers of defense and foreign affairs gathered in Slovenia for talks also involving NATO and UN officials to… Read More »
Hyderabad: The Central government has notified the timeline for the replacement of existing electricity meters with smart meters with prepayment feature. – Advertisement – All consumers, other than agricultural consumers in areas with communication network, should be supplied electricity with smart meters working in prepayment mode, conforming to relevant IS, within specified timelines. All Union… Read More »
Reliance Retail acquires sole control of Just Dial
Billionaire Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Retail on Thursday said it has acquired sole control of 25-year-old search and discovery firm Just Dial.
The firm’s subsidiary Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd had in July announced a deal to… Read More »
We all know the challenges lockdowns are creating for our children during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, providing effective support for their social and emotional well-being may help us look beyond fears to the possibility of making gains during this interruption to our familiar lives. Social and emotional well-being relates to the ability to understand ourselves,… Read More »
The number of Coronavirus cases in Tamil Nadu on Thursday increased to 1,562 from 1,509 on Wednesday, to take the total number of cases in the State to 26,17,943. After 1,684 persons were discharged, the total number of active cases stood at 16,478. The number of deaths registered was 20 and 1,60,523 samples were tested.… Read More »
After getting only 191 runs in their first innings, India needed someone to set the tone against England in the fourth Test at the Oval, London. And it was Jasprit Bumrah, again. Day 1 Blog | Scorecard | News Burmah, 27, took only seven deliveries to get his first scalp, that of Rory Burns. The left-handed England opener looked… Read More »
India’s immediate focus is to ensure that Afghan soil is not used for terrorist activities directed against it, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday, two days after the Indian envoy to Qatar held talks with a top Taliban leader in Doha.
MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said India… Read More »
Kolkata: BJP-turned-Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy, who was not well for some time, was admitted to the SSKM on Thursday afternoon. Though the details of his illness is yet to be known, sources close to Roy said that he was admitted following chest pain. Roy, who was admitted to the Woodburn ward of the premier… Read More »
By KSS Seshan – Advertisement – The media recently reported that the She Teams in Hyderabad, along with anti-human trafficking unit and Child Welfare department officials, rescued several children, mostly girls in the age group of 9-12 years from child labour. They were working for opulent families as full-time domestic helpers. In January, a police… Read More »
Benchmark indices logged fresh all-time highs on Thursday amid positive sentiment across the global markets on hopes the US Federal Reserve would maintain its easy monetary stance amid not so encouraging signs of economic recovery.
The BSE Sensex rose 514 points, or 0.9 per cent, to end at 57,852, while the Nifty… Read More »
Hours after the United States military exited Afghanistan with the last of its evacuation planes leaving the war war-torn nation a day ahead of the August 31 deadline, videos of the Taliban purportedly flying a US helicopter with a body dangling from it went viral. However, later fact-checks have found the news to be fake. … Read More »
Japan fell to a shock 1-0 defeat against Oman in the opening Group B game of World Cup qualifying on Thursday. (More Football News) Substitute Issam Al-Sabhi swept home from close range in the 88th minute in rainy Osaka to claim victory against the world’s 24th-ranked team, the highest in Asia. It could have been… Read More »
Economic Affairs Secretary Ajay Seth on Thursday underlined the need for building smart infrastructure to improve ease of access.
He was addressing a virtual workshop on ‘Supporting Startups in Infrastructure’, organised by the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance.
Seth said… Read More »
Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh): The Bhasmarti darshan In the Mahakaleshwar Temple, which has been restricted for about 18 months for people due to the Covid-19 induced restrictions will start again from next week. According to the capacity of the Ganesh Hall, only 50 % people will be allowed to enter for Bhasmarti and the new arrangement… Read More »
Hyderabad: The State government on Wednesday urged the Centre to increase procurement of paraboiled rice up to 80-90 per cent of total rice procured by the Centre for the Yasangi (Rabi) 2020-21 season. The Centre was also requested to increase the CMR (custom milled rice) delivery date by 30 days for the Yasangi season as… Read More »
Amazon.com Inc plans to take a more proactive approach to determine what types of content violate its cloud service policies, such as rules against promoting violence, and enforce its removal, according to two sources, a move likely to renew debate about how much power tech companies should have to restrict free speech.… Read More »
Bitcoin broached the key $50,000 level once again as the wider cryptocurrency market continued its rally.
The largest cryptocurrency rose as high as $50,363 on Monday, having briefly surpassed $50,000 on Aug. 23 as well — a level it hadn’t hit since mid-May. Ether, the second-largest crypto, rose as much… Read More »
The United Nations’ stockpiles of food in Afghanistan could run out this month, a senior official warned on Wednesday, threatening to add a hunger crisis to the challenges facing the country’s new Taliban rulers as they try to restore stability after decades of war. About one third of the country’s population of 38 million doesn’t… Read More »
Formula One fans will hope Sunday’s Netherlands Grand Prix is a spectacular race to remember rather than a dismal one to forget. (More Sports News) Last weekend’s rain-drenched Belgian Grand Prix was called off shortly after it restarted under a safety car for a few slow laps, and more than three hours later than its… Read More »
Bank of India, which raised Rs 2,550 crore through a qualified institutional placement (QIP) in August, is considering a follow-on public issue next year to reduce the government’s holding to 75 per cent. The additional capital would also support growth in lending beyond March 2023.
With the mobilisation of the QIP money,… Read More »
Indore (Madhya Pradesh): Madhya Pradesh Western Electricity Distribution Company is upgrading its meter testing laboratories for speeding up meterisation. Computerised automatic testing benches have been established at Indore, Ujjain, Ratlam, Barwah, Burhanpur, Dewas, Mandsaur, Dhar etc at an outlay of Rs 9 crores these high level testing laboratories. West Discom chief engineer (meter testing) RS… Read More »
The line was restored early Thursday morning, bringing in power from west of the city, Ramsey Green, New Orleans deputy chief administrative officer, said in a press briefing. Hurricane Ida knocked out all eight of the key transmission lines that link Louisiana’s biggest city to the broader grid, and the first, an eastbound connection, went… Read More »
The latest data on the first quarter of the current financial year 2021-22 shows a big jump in the gross domestic product (GDP), compared with the corresponding period last year, but it may not be a true reflection of the country’s economic recovery process. This is because the base for comparison is very low, set… Read More »
The insolvency law, which has undergone various phases of evolution, has provided a framework for resolution of stressed assets, and its success needs to be appreciated in comparison with the situation that prevailed prior to its implementation, experts said on Thursday.
The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) provides for a… Read More »
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned United States climate envoy John Kerry that deteriorating US-China relations could undermine cooperation between the two on climate change. Wang told Kerry by video link on Wednesday that such cooperation cannot be separated from the broader relationship and called on the US to take steps to improve ties, a… Read More »
Shooter Avani Lekhara will be a top bet for a medal on a very busy Friday for India at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020. Having won the 10m air rifle gold, the 19-year-old Jaipur girl will be back at the Asaka Shooting Range for the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions qualifiers. Avani will not be the… Read More »
CRED founder Kunal Shah has topped the list of entrepreneurs with the maximum number of personal investments in start-ups over the past year. Shah, with investments in nine start-ups, leads the Hurun India Rich List of entrepreneurs who have invested in future Unicorns, followed by Binny Bansal (5) and Ratan Tata (4). Infosys co-founders Nandan… Read More »
The finance ministry has notified rules for calculation of taxable interest on employee contributions to provident fund of over Rs 2.5 lakh per annum.
In her Budget for 2021-22, Sitharaman had capped the tax-free interest earned on provident fund contribution by employees and employers together to a maximum of Rs… Read More »
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Theatre actor Susheel Kant Mishra from Bhopal has been selected for the post of National School of Drama Repertory Artist in Grade ‘B’. He is the only actor from MP selected for the post. Born in a village in the Satna district of the state began training in theatre at the Natya… Read More »
Hyderabad: The Rachakonda cybercrime police caught three African nationals from New Delhi on charges of duping people through matrimony fraud here on Wednesday. Officials seized 10 mobile phones, 14 SIM cards and 26 ATM cards from them. – Advertisement – The arrested persons were Serge Olivier (33), Owolabi Abiodun Omorilewa (31) and Osas Freedo (39),… Read More »
New steps to tackle climate change and boost investment were announced on Thursday at the 11th India-UK Economic and Financial Dialogue (EFD).
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak, who met virtually for the annual summit, signed off a USD 1.2-billion package of public and private investment in… Read More »
They move from place to place at a moment’s notice in a desperate bid to evade the Taliban, girls whose lives are in danger simply because they chose to play a sport they loved. An international effort to evacuate members of the Afghanistan national girls soccer team, along with dozens of family members and soccer… Read More »
PNB Housing Finance on Thursday said capital markets regulator Sebi has approached the Supreme Court against the Securities Appellate Tribunal’s order in the matter related to the company’s Rs 4,000 crore equity capital raise plan.
Pronouncing its order on August 9, the two-member bench of the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT)… Read More »
Shardul Thakur’s counter-attacking half-century wasn’t good enough to save the Indian batting from another embarrassment before Jasprit Bumrah’s menacing opening spell kept the visitors on an even keel against England on the opening day of the fourth Test. Day 1 Highlights | Scorecard | Cricket News At stumps, England were 53 for 3 in response… Read More »
Bidding for retail licences to supply liquor in 12 zones of the national capital will open on Friday with the Excise Department of the Delhi government hoping to earn Rs 3,000 crore from the auction, official sources said.
The Excise Department has formed a seven-member tender evaluation committee headed by… Read More »
New Delhi: The court yesterday slammed the Delhi Police for its probe into last year’s riots in the capital, saying that its failure to conduct a proper investigation “will torment the sentinels of democracy” when history looks back at the incident, which is dubbed as the worst communal riots in New Delhi since Partition. The… Read More »
Hyderabad: A two judge PIL Bench of the Telangana High Court comprising Acting Chief Justice M S Ramachandra Rao and Justice T Vinod Kumar on Wednesday granted time to all stakeholders to respond with positive suggestions to deal with the Ganesh nimarjan challenge in the context of both lake pollution and Covid. – Advertisement –… Read More »
Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) Girish Chandra Murmu on Thursday stressed on greater use of new age technologies such as data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning to enable auditors make optimum use of resources.
Speaking at an event on ‘IT Audit in the Era of Industrial Revolution… Read More »
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 2 (ANI/BusinessWire India): India Medtronic Private Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of (https://www.medtronic.com/in-en/index.html) Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) – the world’s largest medical technology, services, and solutions company – today announced a strategic partnership with Stasis Health Private Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Stasis Labs Inc, for scaling up and expanding access for… Read More »
Baby bears. France’s Beauval ZooParc celebrated the arrival of twin panda cubs after female Huan Huan gave birth on 2 August. Adult giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) can weigh up to 125 kilograms, but their newborns are tiny, blind and almost hairless. The animals are notoriously difficult to breed in captivity, and the zoo described the… Read More »
One student was killed in a shooting at a North Carolina high school on Wednesday and authorities were looking for the suspect, officials said. Winston-Salem police Chief Catrina Thompson, fighting back tears, told a news conference that Mount Tabor High School went into immediate lockdown as emergency responders, sheriff’s deputies and police officers arrived just… Read More »
Three days after the Indian cricket team collapsed at Leeds, losing all 10 wickets for 78 in the first innings and the last eight for 63 in the second, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) invited bids to add two franchises to the Indian Premier League (IPL), increasing the… Read More »
Education Ministry officials said on Thursday that around 80 per cent teachers and non-teaching staff employed in schools across the country have received at least the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. The reports could bring relief to parents and students with schools reopening in several states across the country. “Among the variety of factors that… Read More »
Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) issued a list of COVID-19 vaccination centres for beneficiaries on September 3. The vaccination centres shall be open for those who want to take second dose of Covaxin only. No first doses of both the vaccines shall be administered. Besides, vaccination for 18-44 years of age and above will also… Read More »
Russia’s state communications watchdog warned Apple and Google Thursday that they could face fines if they fail to remove an app created by allies of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny from their stores.
The agency, Roskomnadzor, warned Apple and Google that their failure to remove Navalny’s app could be… Read More »
The account aggregator ecosystem in the country is in a nascent stage and there is a need for its orderly growth, Reserve Bank of India’s deputy governor M Rajeshwar Rao said on Thursday.
Account Aggregators (AA) are entities that enable financial data sharing from Financial Information Providers (FIPs) to Financial… Read More »
Hyderabad: From violent to alcoholic husbands, complaints on various types of domestic violence are reaching the Domestic Violence Immediate Response Teams (Dial-100 Teams) of the Cyberabad Police. In just four months from April to July, the teams have received 1,460 complaints from women. – Advertisement – Of the complaints, the highest were of domestic violence,… Read More »
Hello Nature readers, would you like to get this Briefing in your inbox free every day? Sign up here. The US National Ignition Facility (target chamber shown) is the size of three American football fields.Credit: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s flagship laser facility shattered their own record earlier this… Read More »
India and the United Kingdom on Thursday expressed their commitment to working out a free trade agreement and said the two countries would be ambitious while negotiating on services in the deal.
“We agree to be ambitious when considering services in the forthcoming FTA negotiations,” said a joint statement by… Read More »
Taliban has ruled out conducting any anti-India activities or launching military operations against India. Taliban spokesperson said its policies are different from Pakistan. These remarks came a day after India’s envoy to Qatar, Deepak Mittal, held a meeting with Taliban diplomat Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, at the Indian Embassy in Doha. Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen… Read More »
(Bloomberg) — Leaders of two congressional committees probing the approval of Biogen Inc.’s new Alzheimer’s drug pressed the Food and Drug Administration for more information on “apparent anomalies” in the agency’s review of the $56,000-a-year therapy. Continue Reading. Read more on Business News by BloombergQuint.
The number of people with dementia worldwide is estimated to rise to 78 million by 2030 and to 139 million by 2050, according to a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) released on Thursday.
Currently, more than 55 million people (8.1 per cent of women and 5.4 per cent… Read More »
Hours after resigning as speaker of the assembly, Rebati Mohan Das was on Thursday appointed as vice president of Tripura BJP unit. Rebati Mohan Das appointed as the vice president of Tripura unit of BJP. He tendered his resignation as the Speaker of Tripura Assembly earlier today. pic.twitter.com/VceGZQx27Z — ANI (@ANI) September 2, 2021 (To… Read More »
Hyderabad: Well-known social activist Rajwant Singh Gulati was found dead in his house in Alwal here on Tuesday evening. He was 74. – Advertisement – According to the police, Gulati, a resident of Ramnagar in Alwal, lived with his family. On Tuesday evening, he was found dead in a room in the house by his… Read More »
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday said it has attached partly-paid compulsorily convertible preference shares worth Rs 233 crore of HDIL group companies in the alleged multi-crore-rupee PMC bank fraud and money-laundering case.
It said “on the strength” of these shares, HDIL had the rights for allotment of under-construction flats… Read More »
Hello Nature readers, would you like to get this Briefing in your inbox free every day? Sign up here. A human embryo grown in the laboratory for 12 days, showing cells that will form the embryo itself (magenta).Credit: Antonia Weberling, Bailey Weatherbee, Carlos Gantner and Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz In May, the International Society for Stem Cell… Read More »
The Congress has announced a committee, headed by veteran MP Digvijaya Singh, to plan sustained agitations on national issues. The nine-member panel consists of AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, former MP BK Hariprasad and spokesperson Udit Raj among others. The party had announced series of protests against the Centre on issues such as Monetisation… Read More »
Afghanistan has survived on international aid for the last twenty years and more. The country has seen nothing but war in the last forty years leaving no time for the nation to develop or make use of its vast mineral resources to lift people out of poverty. Afghanistan is sitting on a trillion-dollars worth of untapped… Read More »
If the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) changed the way we make payments, then the Account Aggregators (AA) system, which was launched on Thursday, may change the way credit is processed and accessed by millions in India, democratising credit in the country.
Account aggregators can bolster the lending ecosystem in the… Read More »
The Indian men’s football team played out a 1-1 draw against Nepal in an international friendly on Thursday with Anirudh Thapa finding the equaliser after the hosts grabbed the lead. (More Football News) Anjan Bista scored for Nepal in the 36th minute before Thapa netted one for the visiting side at the Dashrath Stadium, Kathmandu.… Read More »
Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd (RRVL) has now taken sole control of Just Dial Ltd. The Reliance Industries’ subsidiary now holds 40.98 per cent of the company as of September 1. On July 20, the RRVL acquired 1.31 crore equity shares of Rs 10 each of Just Dial at a price of Rs 1,020 per equity… Read More »
Gold jeweller Joyalukkas India Ltd. is considering an initial public offering in India that could raise about $400 million in the first quarter of next year, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The Kerala-based company has picked Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd., Jefferies Group LLC, Credit Suisse Group AG… Read More »
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted massive search operations at 20 premises on Thursday for alleged irregularities in an ongoing JEE (mains) exams involving a private educational institution.
This is following a criminal case registered in the matter on Wednesday by the federal agency.
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Hyderabad: For Saketh Myneni there was good news when he was named as a replacement for the injured Sumit Nagal to be part of the Indian Davis Cup team that will play Finland in Helsinki on September 18 and 19. – Advertisement – According to reports, non-playing captain Rohit Rajpal and chairman of the selection… Read More »
Nature, Published online: 01 September 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02322-y Benzene rings are almost unbreakable in typical reaction conditions. Chemistry has now been developed that selectively breaks these rings open, highlighting their potential as building blocks for making open-chain molecules.
The remnants of Hurricane Ida brought heavy winds, drenching rains and at least one tornado Wednesday as the storm battered Pennsylvania and New Jersey, collapsing the roof of a U.S. Postal Service building and threatening to overrun a dam on the way. The National Weather Service confirmed at least one tornado and social media posts… Read More »
New Delhi [India], September 2 (ANI/NewsVoir): Baxter Healthcare in India has been recognized by the Great Place to Work Institute as one of India’s Best Workplaces in Healthcare in 2021 in the largest workplace culture study in the country. Earlier this year, Baxter Healthcare in India also received the Great Place to Work certification and… Read More »
The jungle raj slur is passé. The 15-year-long reign of Lalu Prasad Yadav’s party in Bihar gets an altogether new moniker – Afghanistan – from the BJP now. Veteran BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi has likened the decade-and-a-half period between 1990 and 2005, when Lalu and his wife Rabri Devi took turns to govern the… Read More »
India’s exports jumped 45.17 per cent to USD 33.14 billion in August as against USD 22.83 billion in the same month last year, according to the commerce ministry’s provisional data.
The exports during April-August 2021 stood at USD 163.67 billion, an increase of 66.92 per cent over USD 98.05 billion… Read More »
India’s exports jumped 45.17 per cent to $33.14 billion in August as against $22.83 billion in the same month last year, according to the commerce ministry’s provisional data. The exports during April-August 2021 stood at $163.67 billion, an increase of 66.92 per cent over $98.05 billion in the same period a year ago, the data… Read More »
Hyderabad: A new centre of excellence laboratory ‘Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning’, aimed at providing latest facilities and skill enhancement of students in emerging technologies was inaugurated at Marri Laxman Reddy Institute of Technology (MLRIT). – Advertisement – Senior Director, Virtusa, Bapineedu Bollempalli inaugurated the AI and Machine Learning laboratory along with Chairman of MLRIT,… Read More »
Facebook Inc.’s WhatsApp was ordered to pay a 225 million-euro ($266 million) penalty for failing to be transparent about how it handled personal information, its first fine under beefed-up European Union data protection law.
The Irish Data Protection Commission — Silicon Valley’s main privacy watchdog in Europe — said it… Read More »
Mass gatherings should be discouraged but if attending it is essential then full vaccination should be a prerequisite, the Union government said on Thursday and urged people to get the jabs and follow Covid-appropriate behaviour, especially during the festive season.
In a press conference, it warned the second wave of… Read More »
Credit: Getty A cross-party group of UK parliamentarians is urging the government to increase the diversity of the nation’s workforce in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Among other recommendations, a report issued by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Diversity and Inclusion in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths calls on the… Read More »
The US needs to closely watch China as it might try to take over the Bagram air force base in Afghanistan following the Taliban’s takeover of the war-torn country and use Pakistan to get stronger to go against India, a former senior American diplomat has warned. America’s former envoy to the United Nations Nikki Haley… Read More »
Star table tennis player Manika Batra believes having a personal coach is a basic requirement for an athlete playing individual sport and if she had court-side access to hers in Tokyo Olympics, she would have done better. (More Sports News) Speaking to PTI, Manika said the authorities, including the Table Tennis Federation of India, should… Read More »
Apple has announced that the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) has agreed to close its App Store investigation in exchange for letting developers of reader apps Netflix, Spotify, and Amazon’s Kindle app directly link their customers to their own sign-up website, where they could skirt Apple’s in-app payment system entirely. While the agreement was made… Read More »
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State-owned CIL on Thursday said it has launched a multi-pronged effort to help build up coal stocks at power plants, and stressed that supply to the electricity units carrying stock of zero to six days has been prioritised by preparing a contingency supply plan to increase their stock.
The statement… Read More »
Sangareddy: With the objective of meeting the twin goals of addressing stubble burning issue and arrest the exploitation of natural resources in making bricks, research scholars at the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IIT-H) have developed bio-bricks with stubble. – Advertisement – The scholars constructed a small building with bio-bricks on the premises of the… Read More »
Nature, Published online: 01 September 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02320-0 Analysis of the ranges of nearly 15,000 plant and vertebrate species in the Amazon basin reveals that, from 2001 to 2019, a majority were affected by fire. Drought and forest policy were the best predictors of fire outcomes.
Telecom operator Bharti Airtel on Thursday said it has successfully conducted India’s first cloud-gaming session in a 5G environment.
The demonstration was conducted in Manesar, Gurgaon, as part of the ongoing 5G trials, using spectrum allotted by the Department of Telecom, the company said.
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Australia’s Victoria state is drafting legislation that would make it the first in the country to ban the public display of Nazi symbols as local neo-Nazi activity increases. The proposed ban on Nazi symbols such as the swastika, except for educational or historical purposes, will be presented to parliament early next year, and appears certain… Read More »
Out Bureau Jyotiraditya M Scindia, Union Minister of Civil Aviation, has written to Chief Ministers of Telangana and Meghalaya, requesting their intervention in expediting various matters for strengthening aviation infrastructure. In his letter to K Chandrashekar Rao, Chief Minister of Telangana, Scindia sought to highlight the issue of extension of period of Concession Agreement for… Read More »
Actress Yami Gautam, who will be seen in the upcoming horror comedy ‘Bhoot Police’, on Wednesday stepped out in Mumbai for the promotions of the film. During a photo session before the event, Yami Gautam schooled a paparazzo after he called her ‘fair and lovely’. In a viral video, a photographer is heard saying, “Fair… Read More »
Indian Oil listed has listed its foreign currency bonds on IFSC (International Financial Services Centre) exchanges at Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT).
“We are extremely delighted to be here on the momentous occasion of the listing ceremony of USD 1.4 billion and SGD 400 million on NSE IFSC and India… Read More »
Hyderabad: A woman software engineer from the city was duped of Rs 21.70 lakh by cyber fraudsters on the pretext of marriage. – Advertisement – The woman, a resident of Secunderabad, worked with a software company in the city and had registered with a matrimonial website recently. A month ago, one person who introduced himself… Read More »
Nature, Published online: 01 September 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02323-x Future progress in computing calls for innovative ways to map the physical characteristics of materials to the logic functions needed by computing architectures. An electronic device called a molecular memristor provides a way forward.
Shares of Reliance Industries (RIL) moved higher by 1.3 per cent, hitting a 11-month high of Rs 2,299 on the BSE in the intra-day trade on Thursday on report that the company looks to acquire Europe’s largest solar panel manufacturer.
The stock was trading at its highest level since October 2020 and… Read More »
The number of subscribers of the government’s Atal Pension Yojana (APY) crossed 3.30 crore-mark by August 25, the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) said on Wednesday.
More than 28 lakh new APY accounts have been opened during the current financial year.
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The first week of September is observed as National Nutrition Week each year in India. Considering the fact that under-nutrition and hunger are among India’s top public health challenges, besides obesity and faulty nutritional habits also being major health issues, the observance of such a week can hold a lot of significance. The idea is… Read More »
S&P Global Ratings has said Singapore Telecommunications Ltd’s credit metrics may be further strained should it subscribe to the rights issue of Bharti Airtel Ltd. Timely EBITDA recovery and portfolio recycling will be key for the Singapore-based telecommunications operator as it copes with a major 5G investment cycle over the next three years. Although S&P… Read More »
People infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus after receiving one or two COVID-19 vaccine doses have significantly lower chance of severe disease or hospitalisation than unvaccinated individuals, according to a large-scale study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal on Tuesday.
Researchers also found that the odds of experiencing long COVID… Read More »
Hyderabad: Allaying fears over the threat of Covid pandemic among parents of school going children, Director of Public Health (DPH), Dr G Srinivasa Rao on Wednesday said that the second Covid wave is very much under control in Telangana and there should not be any cause for concern over a further surge in cases. –… Read More »
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India]/ London [UK]/ San Jose (California) [USA], September 2 (ANI/PRNewswire): Microland, a global digital transformation company, announced today it has been selected by Knight Frank, leading global real estate advisers, headquartered in London, United Kingdom, as its primary partner to support the development and execution of its digital roadmap. Microland will transform the… Read More »
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Amazon India launched the Kisan (Farmer) Store today, aligning with Government of India’s vision of empowering farmers and leveraging technology to transform the farming sector. The store was launched by Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. With this launch, farmers across the country will have availability of agriculture inputs like seeds, farm… Read More »
The country received 24 per cent less than normal rainfall in August, a vast deviation from the IMD’s predictions for the month, but latest forecasts say it is expected to be above normal in September.
Above normal rainfall to normal rainfall is likely over many parts of central India in… Read More »
The semiconductor chip shortage that has put most industries, especially the auto sector in India, on a bumpy road is unlikely to resolve soon. According to a latest report by Nomura, the spread of the delta variant amid still-low vaccination rates in many ASEAN economies and China’s zero tolerance Covid strategy has… Read More »
Khammam: Dalits and TRS cadres erupted into jubilant festivities in Chintakani mandal in the district over Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao’s decision to implement Dalit Bandhu Scheme on a pilot basis in the mandal. – Advertisement – ZP Chairman, L Kamalraj led the celebrations at the mandal headquarters on Wednesday and performed ‘Palabhishekam’ to the… Read More »
Former BJP MP and veteran journalist Chandan Mitra passed way, his son Kushan Mitra said on Thursday.
The 65-year-old was the editor of Pioneer newspaper.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered the journalist for his intellect and insights and condoled his demise.
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Angela Merkel will leave office as one of modern Germany’s longest-serving leaders and a global diplomatic heavyweight, with a legacy defined by her management of a succession of crises that shook a fragile Europe rather than any grand visions for her own country. In 16 years at the helm of Europe’s biggest economy, Merkel did… Read More »
Global digitalisation is growing, estimated to reach $2.4 trillion by 2024 from 2019-level, but experts warned of its carbon footprint, adding that there are useful lessons for Co2-proponent in India, where going digital is in full swing. Digitalisation clearly has streamlined existing processes, transformed many industries and is widely seen as a major bridge towards… Read More »
Vijaya Diagnostic Centre Ltd. continued to see muted demand for its initial public offering on the second of subscription. The IPO got off to a slow on the first day, with the issue subscribing 0.30 times. All categories reserved for institutional, non-institutional and retail investors and employees remained under-subscribed on day one.The integrated diagnostic services… Read More »
Jagtial: A family showed how attached they were to their pet dog when they performed a “Peddakarma” (12th-day rituals) to their pet, which died recently. Besides performing Peddakarma, a meal was also offered to neighbours on Wednesday. – Advertisement – Kalagiri Srinivas Reddy of Vidyanagar had a pet dog named ‘Milky’ for the last six… Read More »
In a major decision aimed at expanding the health infrastructure, especially in rural and semi-rural areas, the Maharashtra government on Wednesday decided to set up new medical colleges and super-speciality hospitals across the state on a public-private partnership (PPP) basis.
This decision was taken at the Cabinet meeting held on… Read More »
India has administered over 66 crore doses of the anti-Covid vaccine so far, according to data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. As of September 2, 7 am, 66,30,37,334 total doses had been administered, with 50,97,99,626 being first doses and 15,32,37,708 second doses. As many as 81,09,244 people were inoculated in the last… Read More »
Indian car maker Mahindra and Mahindra said on Thursday it expects a 20%-25% drop in September vehicle production at its automotive division due to semiconductor shortages.
Car makers across the world have been hit by semiconductor shortages and warned of further pain due to stiff competition from the sprawling consumer… Read More »
Milam (Uttarakhand): Going beyond its mandated criteria to guard the India-China border, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel rescued four villagers here from 12,000 feet as they were stuck for over seven hours due to the overflow of a mountain river. The villagers were rescued at around 2 pm on Wednesday by the 14th Battalion troops… Read More »
Roses, sanitisers welcomed school students on Wednesday as they returned to schools after over 18 months due to the raging pandemic. – Advertisement – Enthusiastic students wearing masks headed to schools and were happy to meet their friends after a long gap. Students were elated to be able to attend the first offline class of… Read More »
By Aaron Sheldrick
TOKYO (Reuters) -Oil prices fell on Thursday after OPEC+ agreed to keep its policy of gradually returning supply to the market at a time when coronavirus cases around the world are surging and many U.S. refiners, a key source of crude demand, remained offline.
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Vulnerable to social discrimination, children from Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Muslim families are more likely to experience stunting–a condition where the body height is less than the accepted range at a given age–says a new study. Even socio-economic advantages do not not change the correlation between stunting and exclusion.… Read More »
Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi, on Thursday, shared that he’s travelling to Turkey. Taking to Instagram, Emraan posted a picture, where he can be seen sitting at an airport. “Catching a red-eye flight to TR,” he captioned the post with an emoji of the Turkish flag. His caption has left fans wondering whether if he is… Read More »
Pallavi Aware International School organised a programme to celebrate Sri Krishna Janmashtami. Students in large numbers joined the virtual event that began with a prayer song to seek the blessings of Lord Krishna. – Advertisement – The little students dressed up as different characters from the epic of God Krishna. Various legends and stories of… Read More »
Shares of Kitex Garments hit the 10% upper circuit at Rs 164.10 on the BSE this morning after the company announced that Telegana government has approved its expansion plan.
“The proposal submitted by Kitex Garments before Government of Telegana towards expansion plan has been approved,” the company said in exchange filing. The… Read More »
The benchmark indices opened flat amid mixed global cues. At 09:16 AM, the Sensex was up 37.42 points or 0.07 percent at 57,375.63, and the Nifty was up 7.50 points or 0.04 percent at 17,083.80. About 977 shares have advanced, 392 shares declined, and 74 shares are unchanged. (To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily,… Read More »
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Gitanjali Devashray organised ‘Once Upon a Time’ – an inter-house storytelling competition was recently for students of classes III and IV virtually. The young storytellers enthralled the audience with their wonderful narratives. – Advertisement – The judge for the event, Chitra Santosh, the senior school coordinator, appreciated the children for their quality of the narration.… Read More »
Making a strong case for effective use of information technology systems in auditing, Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Girish Chandra Murmu on Wednesday said the success of every government and institution in the coming days will be measured by its ability to swiftly deploy IT solutions.
In his opening remarks… Read More »
Hear the latest science news, with Shamini Bundell and Nick Petrić Howe. Your browser does not support the audio element. In this episode: 00:44 Fungi, insects, dead trees and the carbon cycle Across the world forests play a huge role in the carbon cycle, removing enormous amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But when… Read More »
Healthcare workers give Covid-19 vaccine shots to visitors at the Shahaji Raje Sport Complex in Mumbai on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. (PTI Photo) Coronavirus updates: India’s Goods and Services Tax collection crossed Rs 1.12 trillion in August, a 29.6 per cent year-on-year jump and the highest ever for the month sinc