Friday 17 February 2017

QUESTIONS ON New Marriage Bill seeks to check extravagant spending in weddings

1: How  to put a cap on extravagant spending in Indian weddings by ........
A] limiting the number of guests
B] increasing number of the dishes in the menu
C] decorating hall as normal 
D] All of the Above

Wednesday 15 February 2017

Freedom fighter Pandit passes away

MARGAO: Madhav Pandit, a freedom fighter and educationist, died after a brief illness at Margao on Wednesday morning. He was 82. The funeral rites were performed at the Hindu crematorium, Margao, later in the day. Originally hailing from Khandepar, Ponda, Pandit was among the freedom

ORNL wins 4 awards for technology transfer

Two of the awards went to innovations in the field of mass spectrometry, a method of measuring the characteristics of individual molecules. William Whitten, an ORNL senior research scientist developed the "Miniature Ion Trap Mass Analyzer" with Michael Ramsey, formerly of ORNL and now with 908 Devices, the technology's new licensee.

Vikings win multiple honors at ADchievement Awards

The Minnesota Vikings may not have won on the field in 2016, but they did win off of it. 
The team collected a host of honors during the NSF ADchievement Awards, which recognizes the best in sports advertising, with awards given in eight categories. 

China awards Trump valuable new trademark

The government of China awarded U.S. President Donald Trump valuable rights to his own name this week, in the form of a 10-year trademark for construction services. The registration became official on Feb. 14 and was published in a trademark registration announcement on the website of China's Trademark Office on Wednesday.

Canadian government using kittens and selfies to spark little girls interest in science and technology

A new government of Canada campaign used selfies and kittens and fashion to entice young girls to pursue jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Science minister Kirsty Duncan launched the effort, called Choose Science, on Feb. 11 to mark the International Day for Women and

Engineers shrink microscope to dime-sized device

Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas have created an atomic force microscope on a chip, dramatically shrinking the size — and, hopefully, the price tag — of a high-tech device commonly used to characterize material properties.

Rooftop solar power plant, Science Park inaugurated at GGMSSS-18

A 50 kWp rooftop grid tied Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant and Science Park were inaugurated at Government Girls Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 18-C, Chandigarh, by Ajay Narayan Jha, Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, New Delhi. Also present on the occasion were Parimal Rai, Adviser to the Administrator, UT, Chandigarh,

BrahMos range likely to be increased to 450 km

BrahMos range likely to be increased to 450 km
Bengaluru, Feb 15 (IANS) Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is likely to increase the range of its BrahMos supersonic cruise missile to 450 km from existing 290 km, its chief S. Christopher said on Wednesday.

Astronomers spot rare pulsating star 7,000 light years away

Astronomers spot rare pulsating star 7,000 light years away
New York, Feb 15 (IANS) Astronomers have spotted a rare pulsating star which is expanding and contracting in three different directions simultaneously. It is situated 7,000 light years away from Earth in the constellation Pegasus, said astronomer Farley Ferrante, a member of the team that made the discovery at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Saturday 9 July 2016

Freeze Aircel spectrum, stop deal with Airtel, RCom: Prashant Bhushan

NEW DELHI: Activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan today demanded immediate freezing of spectrum held by Aircel, alleging that its Malaysian parent Maxis will "abscond" if the proposed deals with AirtelBSE -2.28 % and RCom are allowed to go through. Aircel has entered into an agreement with

US economy posts largest job gains in eight months in June

WASHINGTON: U.S. job growth surged in June as manufacturers and other employers boosted hiring, confirming the economy has regained speed after a first-quarter lull, but tepid wages suggested the Federal Reserve will probably not raise interest rates soon. Nonfarm payrolls increased

L&T Infotech 'actively' scouting for buys in analytics, consulting

NEW DELHI: IT company L&T Infotech today said it is "activity" scouting for acquisitions to strengthen its offerings in areas such as analytics, consulting and Internet of Things. The mid-sized IT company, which will come out with over Rs 1,200-crore IPO on July 11, said it would be interested in

Facebook Messenger to offer strong encryption

WASHINGTON: Facebook announced Friday it would roll out optional "end to end encryption" for its Messenger application, following a trend aimed at stronger security and protection against snooping. The US technology giant said this feature would be known as "secret conversations" which

Post-Brexit, UK now spawns M&A Bargain Hunters

LONDON: In the wake of the country's June 23 vote to leave the European Union, the UK's stocks and currency dropped, presenting an attractive prospect to global buyers looking for cheap assets and giving local businesses an incentive to reduce their exposure at home. "Many euro and dollar

4G smartphones under Rs 3,000 now a reality, much before expected

NEW DELHI: Prices of smartphones supporting 4G technology have broken the Rs 3,000 price barrier, benefiting users wanting high-speed internet access who may have been deterred by high entry prices. The level was breached well before the year-end limit that was predicted by some

US probes brake failures on Harley-Davidson motorcycles

WASHINGTON: The US automotive safety regulator said Friday it is investigating complaints of brake failures on Harley-Davidson motorcycles that have resulted in reports of three crashes and two injuries. "Riders report sudden brake system failure occurring without warning," said the National

Congress has scored self-goal on telecom issue: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the Congress has scored a "self-goal" by calling under-reporting of Rs 46,000 crore revenue by six telecom firms an NDA scam as the "impropriety" had taken place during the UPA regime. "Shrillness, non-application of mind and a

Started delivery of Rs 251 phones today: Ringing Bells

NEW DELHI: Ringing Bells, the Noida-based company that courted controversy after announcing a phone at an astonishingly low price of Rs 251 five months back, today claimed it has begun delivery of the world's cheapest smartphone in five states including Haryana, West Bengal and Bihar. "Of the

India eyes place in top 100 on ease of doing business list

NEW DELHI: India hopes to figure among the top 100 nations in the ease of doing business ranking, counting on significant improvement achieved by Delhi and Mumbai as well as additional measures likely to be taken by the time the World Bank announces the next list in October. Officials said the

Telecom losses reported during UPA rule: Ravi Shankar Prasad

NEW DELHI: Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad attacked the Congress over its allegations of a Rs 46,000 crore telecom scam, saying that the underreporting of revenue and related losses took place during the tenure of the United Progressive Alliance led government. "Congress had made the

Among Dallas sniper victims: A newlywed, a navy veteran and parents

One slain officer was a newlywed. Another had survived multiple tours in Iraq, only to be killed back home in the US. A protester who doesn't normally march was shot trying to shield her sons. The stories of those killed or wounded in a sniper attack in Dallas during a protest over recent police

Ajay Jayaram, Anand Pawar set up all Indian quarterfinal at US Open

EL MONTE: Fourth seed Ajay Jayaram and Anand Pawar set up up an all-Indian quarterfinal in the US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton event here. Other Indians who made the quarterfinals were the men's doubles pairing of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy, and women's doubles duo of S Poorvisha

NASA's new airborne mission to map Earth's atmosphere

WASHINGTON: NASA is launching an airborne mission that will map the contours of the Earth's atmosphere to discover how much pollution exists in the most remote corners of the planet and assess how the environment has changed as a result. Pollutants emitted to the atmosphere - soot,

'Bomb Robot' kills Dallas gunman, but opens ethical debate

WASHINGTON: Dallas police ended a standoff with a gunman Friday morning by remotely detonating a "bomb robot," an unprecedented tactic by officers that rekindles concerns about the militarization of local law enforcement in the United States. The bomb blast killed a black US Army

PM Narendra Modi traces back Mahatma Gandhi's historic South African train ride

DURBAN: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to mark a historic train journey by Indian independence leader Mohandas K. Gandhi during the final day of his South African visit. Modi's ride will commemorate the incident in which a young Gandhi in 1893 was ejected from a South African

Chemists to take e-pharmacies to court

NEW DELHI: The fight between brick-andmortar chemists and online pharmacies is set to reach courts now. The All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists (AIOCD) will approach ten High Courts in India against the central and state drug regulators for lack of action against the "illegal"

Spell out policy governing export of US satellites to India: American lawmakers

WASHINGTON: Two weeks after ISRO successfully launched 20 satellites - including 13 from the US - in a single mission, two influential American lawmakers have asked the Obama administration to spell out its policy that allows it to launch commercial satellites on Indian space vehicles. In letters

Pentagon to use Indian weather satellite in war-torn Afghanistan

The US is planning to use the services of an Indian satellite to get quicker weather information in war-torn Afghanistan, crucial for the movement of its military assets, the Pentagon has said. The Pentagon decided to use Indian satellite after European weather satellites were moved to cover

Govt will stand firm, says Ram Madhav after violence escalates in Kashmir

BJP leader Ram Madhav asserted on Saturday that an “uncompromising” fight against terrorism is important for Jammu and Kashmir’s development and government will stand firm “eruption or no eruption”, as violence broke out in the Valley after the killing of militant Burhan Wani.

This is the birth place of Satyagraha: PM Modi tells Indian expats in South Africa

India is working to achieve over 8 per cent growth in the coming years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Johannesburg on Friday, while attributing the rise of the country to HOPE -- Harmony, Optimism, Potential and Energy. He told the Indian diaspora here that India is "one of the brightest

India's first female captain to be honoured for bravery at sea

Captain Radhika Menon, Master of the oil tanker Sampurna Swarajya of Shipping Corporation of India, is to receive the 2016 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea for her role in the dramatic rescue of seven fishermen from a sinking fishing boat in tumultuous seas.The International Maritime

Bitcoin “miners” face fight for survival as new supply halves

Marco Streng is a miner, though he does not carry a pick around his base in south-western Iceland. Instead, he keeps tens of thousands of computers running 24 hours a day in fierce competition with others across the globe to earn bitcoins. In the world of the web-based digital currency, it is not

Govt working on cyber law amendments, new encryption

Government is working on amendments in cyber law and new encryption policy to protect data by addressing rapid changes in technology domain, a senior official said on Saturday. “The department is already engaged with this detailing exercise and might make amendments in the prevailing cyber Act

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic edition up for pre-order

Samsung has launched a new variant of its flagship Galaxy S7 smartphone in Brazil to celebrate the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The company said that the phone variant will go on sale on July 18 but didn’t reveal the price. However, the phone is up for pre-order on its Germany website and according

Wimbledon sexism row: Have women’s sports become today’s butt of jokes?

What do you love about watching a game? Do you love the exhilaration of a breakpoint that leaves your nerves tingling? 
Do you love railing insults at the inanimate box that projects a foul against the team you support? Are

Arvind Kejriwal accuses Gujarat CM of not allowing his Surat programme

Rajkot: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday accused his Gujarat counterpart Anandiben Patel of getting his programme in Surat cancelled, as he kick-started AAP's poll campaign for the 2017 state elections here.Kejriwal, who landed here this morning with his family members,

Dhaka investigating Zakir Naik's Islamist links: Bangladesh Minister

Dhaka: Bangladesh government on Saturday said it was investigating the Islamist links of India-based controversial preacher Zakir Naik and examining the possibilities of banning his "provocative" speeches in the wake of two brutal terrorist attacks in the country within a week in which 25 people

PM Modi keen to talk to China, but not Hurriyat: Mani Shankar Aiyar

New Delhi: Advocating the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to learn lessons from Congress` experience to restore normalcy in the valley, Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Saturday taunted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not holding dialogue with the Hurriyat"I fear that we are spinning into a

NASA's Dawn found ice-friendly craters mapped on dwarf planet 'Ceres'

Washington DC: The US space agency NASA's Dawn has identified ice-friendly craters mapped on the dwarf planet Ceres."The conditions on Ceres are right for accumulating deposits of water ice. Ceres has just enough mass to hold on to water molecules and the permanently shadowed regions we

Milos Raonic beats Roger Federer, sets up Wimbledon final date with Andy Murray

New Delhi: Roger Federer's dream of winning a eight Wimbledon title ended on Friday after losing his semi-final match to big serving Milos Raonic in five pulsating sets. The sixth seed won the match 6-3, 6(3)-7, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in three hours and 29 minutes. He thus became the first Canadian male to

Friday 8 July 2016

Anil Madhav Dave: New environment minister has a tough task ahead

New Delhi: There could not have been a better birthday gift for new environment minister Anil Madhav Dave, who got the portfolio on the eve of his 60th birthday on Tuesday. It’s also a fitting gift: Dave, an expert in river conservation, is known as an environmentalist and cycles to work. After

Live Tennis Scores, Wimbledon 2016 semifinals: Roger Federer vs Milos Raonic; Andy Murray vs Tomas Berdych

Roger Federer expected “to lose in the first week” of Wimbledon and Andy Murray expected to be heading for a final collision with his nemesis Novak Djokovic. It was just as well neither considered taking up a career in fortune telling as neither of those predictions came true — and the two will now

Happy Birthday Sourav Ganguly! Dada wished by teammates, fans as he turns 44

Former India cricket skipper Sourav Ganguly celebrates his 44th birthday on Friday. The flamboyant left-handed batsman, who is currently the second-most successful Indian Test skipper of all time, was wished by his fans, well-wishers and members of the cricket fraternity from all over the world.

U.S. tax agency investigates Facebook's Ireland asset transfer

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said Facebook Inc (FB.O) may have understated the value of intellectual property it transferred to Ireland by "billions of dollars", unfairly cutting its tax bill in the process, according to court papers.The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit on Wednesday in

UK launches bilateral trade talks for post-Brexit deal with India

Britain said it would start preliminary talks with India on Friday about an eventual bilateral trade deal after last month's referendum vote to leave the European Union, which has forced London to rethink its trade ties with the rest of the world British Business Secretary Sajid Javid also said Britain would

Take a deep breath, India, and switch to electric cars

India is going shopping for hydrocarbons. 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, faced with the world's fastest growth in oil consumption, has sought deals and alliances in Iran, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to help secure

Access to mobile internet can positively impact farmers’ lives: Vodafone report

KOLKATA: Mobile internet access via smartphones can lead to a 50% increase in a small farmer's revenue in India, especially if the correct inputs — read agricultural information — are used, telecom company Vodafone said in a report. "A 1% increase in yields can lead to a 0.6%-1.3% reduction in

It’s ladies first at global B-schools

NEW DELHI: Of the 42 women that applied for MBA programmes abroad through Admissions Gateway , a Delhi-based admissions consultancy, 41 made it to the top 15 business schools across the world. The success rate is not unusual for the consultancy, but the sheer number of women applying

Ferrero overtakes Nestle in India chocolate revenues

MUMBAI: Nearly eight years after entering India, Italian chocolate maker Ferrero India, the maker of Kinder Joy chocolates and Nutella chocolate-hazelnut spread, posted revenues of Rs 929 crore during the seven months ended March 2015. The company changed its accounting year from August