Author Archives: Narsing Rao Sridhar

Suu Kyi Pays First Official Visit as Myanmar Leader

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the State Counsellor of the Republic of Myanmar, called on President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday (October 18, 2016) as part of her first state visit to India after becoming the country’s leader. Suu Kyi is not new to New Delhi as she studied at LSR College in Delhi before going to ...

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RV College of Engineering to Conduct Uranium Research in Karnataka

Board of Research in Nuclear Science has granted Rs.25 lakh to Bangalore-based RV College of Engineering for conducting research on spatial distribution of uranium and its impact on water in five districts of Karnataka. The grant for three years enables Bangalore’s No.1 engineering college to undertake the project entitled “Spatial distribution of Uranium and associated water quality parameters in Bangalore, Bangalore ...

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Ujjivan May Get Rs.260 Cr ($40 Mln) from IFC in 2 Days

Bangalore-based Ujjivan Financial Services may get a debt investment from the World Bank arm International Finance Corporation (IFC) to the tune of US$40 million (Rs.260 Crore) that may be announced after its Board meeting on Thursday. IFC’ debt support was an on-going infusion of funds into the microfinance company with which Ujjivan is expected to stabilize growth and manage liability ...

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Watch US Final Presidential Debate on Twitter

The final US Presidential debate is on Wednesday and Twitter will telecast it live at the link given below: The FINAL #debate with Clinton & Trump is LIVE on Twitter Wednesday at https://t.co/6N9kG0RZrN. Tap below to share! https://t.co/l0DD2PJXWP — Twitter Government (@gov) October 16, 2016 Both Hillary Clinton and her rival Donald Trump will take the centre-stage for the final ...

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India Welcomes Landmark Carbon Pact by 200 Nations at Kigali

India welcomed the Hydroflurocarbon (HFC) Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, agreed to at the 28th Meeting of Parties at Kigali, Rwanda in a move to make climate change talks more effective and fruitful in the future. The Agreement will lead to a reduction of 0.5 degree in global temp by the end of the century and enable India to achieve the ...

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DRDO Paid Tributes to Dr Kalam on his 85th Birth Anniversary

Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) paid rich tributes to Former President of India and former DRDO Chief, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on his 85th Birth Anniversary at a gala function held in Kothari Auditorium at DRDO Bhawan today. For the first time, students from various schools of Delhi were also invited at DRDO Bhawan on this occasion. The purpose ...

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Brazil Wins as BRICS U – 17 Football Tournament Concludes 

The BRICS U-17 Football Tournament came to an end today amongst great fanfare at Goa. The last day of the tournament saw a keenly contested match between Russia and China with Russia prevailing by two goals to one. The second match of the day, the finals of the tournament was contested by Brazil and South Africa. Brazil has lifted the 1st ...

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Raju Narisetti Named CEO of Gawker Media by Univision

Univision Communications, which has acquired bankrupt Gawker Media for $135 million in August has named News Corp senior vice president Raju Narisetti as chief executive officer (CEO). Narisetti, former editor of MINT and Washington Post, and a veteran with Wall Street Journal owned by News Corp will step into the shoes of Gawker founder and former CEO Nick Denton to ...

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Thailand King Bhumibol Dead, Long Live King

Thailand has been beset with chronic mutinies and military regimes but never did any military ruler nor a civil premier dared to utter a word about their King, not merely because of a law that explicitly prohibites it but because he was respected by all Thai citizens as a father figure who cared for them. Such was a persona surrounding ...

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Heard of Asgardia, the Space Nation? New UN Member?

For some humans, Earth is not enough and their space-ward journey is filled with passion and aspiration. One such move was unveiled on October 12 by Igor Ashurbeyli, a Russian businessman and nanoscientist who also founded the Vienna-based Aerospace International Research Center and currently Chairman of Unesco’s Science of Space committee. The afficianados of Asgardia, now 99999 and vying to ...

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Jio SIM Cards Make Way Into Black Market

Jio SIM Cards are making way into the black market in local telecom shops for a higher price as ‘Server is Down’ syndrome afflicts Reliance Digital Express Showrooms all over the cities. It means, the high-pitched talk by Reliance Jio to serve 100 million consumers has met its dead end after selling the first 10 million SIM cards, that too ...

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UGC NET July 2016 Exam Results to be Declared Today

The bi-annual UGC exam NET for research fellowships and eligibility for Lecturer posts across the universities will be declared today by the CBSE, which donducted the exam in July 2016. Candidates are advised to check the official website of CBSE-NET once they are uploaded. Click on the link ‘NET July 2016’ and enter the required registration number and other details. ...

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Facebook @ Workplace Opened to All Companies But for a Price

After a beta version that was experimented in over 1,000 companies, the Workplace, formerly launched as Facebook at Work, the new app will be made available to all now, said the company in a statement. It means all the company colleagues who were on Facebook can now form into a new exclusive club for office Facebook at a cost, of ...

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Telangana Map Officially Redrawn with 21 More Districts

From 10 to 31, the number of districts in Telangana give a new look of smaller erstwhile divisions showing up as districts, which could be a trend-setter for already established and big states in the country. Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao formally inaugurated Siddipet district today while his deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahamood Ali inaugurated Jagitial district, created out ...

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Amitabh Bachchan Turns 74, Modi, Bollywood, Fans Join Chorus

As Bollywood’s most respected actor and an icon Amitabh Bachchan turned 74 on Tuesday, many big and small people greeted him sincerely and many media outlets let out their archive power of Big B’s great achievements over the period. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday tweeted, "Dear SrBachchan (Amitabh Bachchan), wishing you a very happy birthday. Your versatility and humility ...

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It’s Official: Samsung Asks Consumers Not to Use Galaxy Note 7

Amid reports of fires and battery problems with Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the company has stopped its sale all over the world and asked all telecom service providers and retail shops globally to stop sales and exchanges of the phone, conceding the defeat for the first time against the juggernaut of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus release all over ...

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World Mental Health Day: Focus on Depression Requires ‘Let’s Talk’ Agenda

As 10th October is observed as World Mental Health Day this year, WHO has focused on depression, which is an illness that can happen to anybody. It causes mental anguish and affects people’s ability to carry out everyday tasks, with sometimes devastating consequences for relationships with family and friends. At worst, depression can lead to suicide. Fortunately, depression can be ...

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