Tag Archives: India

Will Reliance Jio be Gamechanger in 2017?

Reliance Jio, remained the most searched keyword by mobile users, way ahead of cricketer Virat Kohli and bollywood star Salman Khan, according to 2016 mobile trends by Alibaba group firm UC News. "Reliance Jio is the ‘Hottest Keyword’ of 2016 with 116 million page views in both Hindi and English content," UC News report said. When Reliance Jio launched its ...

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India Signs Ocean Exploration Pact, to Match China in Indian Ocean Seabed Exploration

After protesting China’s exploration of seabed in its vicinity and seabed, India has signed a pact with International Seabed Authority for Exploration of Polymetallic Sulphides in Indian Ocean on 26th September, 2016 in New Delhi, said minister YS Chowdhary in a written reply in Lok Sabha on November 23, 2016. The contract provides India the exclusive rights of exploration in ...

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With Donald Trump as US President, Modi Gains, IT Sector Wary

In a shock to the world, Donal Trump has been elected the 45th US President upsetting several countries while India under Modi will rejoice initially over his solution to Pakistan as a host nation of world terrorism. In his campaign, he said initially that he would bring back manufacturing and IT jobs back to the US which may send warning ...

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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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Bangalore: Schools, Colleges, Offices Closed/Holiday Tomorrow

Following Monday’s riots and fire on the roads of Bangalore over Cauvery verdict by the Supreme Court, for those fearing whether to send their wards to schools or colleges, it is relieving to know that Tuesday remains a holiday for all schools and colleges in Karnataka due to Bakrid, a festival for Muslims. [ALSO  SEE: Bangalore Schools, Colleges to be ...

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Cloth Masks Worn by Nurses, Traffic Cops Dubious, Ineffective: Study

It is mere a psychological re-assurance to medical fraternity, especially nurses and the most visible traffic cops in cities who wear them religiously but not realising that they are durbious and ineffective giving them a false sense of security, scientists have warned. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in a first of its kind study, tested disposable surgical masks ...

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‘Godless’ Virus Plays Havoc for Half of Android Phones in India

The new mobile malware "Godless" has affected nearly 4 lakh devices in India and about a million devices worldwide, said a report from cyber-security firm Trend Micro. In the report titled "Mobile App Reputation Service", it said the "Godless" malicious software, found in all app stores including Google Play, hides inside an app and operates on the root of the ...

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No Gas Subsidy: Oil Firms Send Bulk SMS Notices to All Customers

As per the new policy to remove the dwindling gas subsidy to those above the income level of Rs.10 lakhs per annum, the oil companies in India have taken a shot at all customers sending an SMS to the effect. The message reads: "Since your income is above 10 lacs, LPG Subsidy is not admissible as per govt directive. Pl ...

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Top 10 Universities of India 2015 as Per NIRF Ranking

Ending fake claims of rankings across the country, India’s Union HRD ministry’s NIRF has released the the country’s ranking of top universities and institutes in categories of univesities, engineering institutes, management institutes, and pharma institutes. As expected JNU has come on top at third while the science streams had IISc of Bangalore on top of the list. Leaving aside IISc ...

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JNU Ranked 3rd in India’s First Ever Ranking of Universities, IISc Tops

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Ending fake claims of rankings across the country, the Union HRD ministry constituted NIRF has released the the country’s ranking of top universities and institutes in categories of univesities, engineering institutes, management institutes, pharma institutes. As expected JNU has come on top at third while science streams had IISc of Bangalore on top of the list. Leaving aside IISc and ...

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IISc, JNU, HCU Among Top 5 Universities in India as per NIRF Ranking

Bangalore-based IISc tops Indian Universities in NIRF ranking while JNU and HCU make it to the top 5 in the country’s first ever ranking of educational institutes and universities. Bangalore-based Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has been ranked India’s best institute, while Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and the University of Hyderabad (UoH), both of which have been in news recently, ...

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India to ratify Paris Climate Pact on April 22: Prakash Javadekar

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Reiterating India’s commitment to carbon emission reduction, Union Environment, Forests & Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said India, along with 100 other nations would ratify the COP 21 Global Climate Agreement on April 22. The pact, COP 21, reached at Paris summit in December 2015 would be ratified at a high level signing ceremony to be convened at ...

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India targets Malaria Elimination by 2030, Is it Feasible?

Every new government in India vows to keep Malaria at bay and so is the current government which has launched a National Framework for Malaria Elimination in India 2016-2030 with Health Minister J. P. Nadda reiterating that the country stands committed to “to allocating infrastructure and financial resources to this task.” The launch announcement was aligned with the 2014 regional ...

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2015 Exited as Hottest Global Year, 3rd Hottest Year in India Since 1901

2015, the year gone by has set its own record as the third hottest year in India since 1901, especially the last quarter sweeping the country with warmest temperatures ever recorded, said Indian Meteorological department (IMO) and at global level the year 2015 remains the hottest year, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). India’s annual mean temperature remained at 0.67 ...

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CreditAccess Raises $30 Million from Olympus, to Invest in MFIs

Multi-country microfinance operator CreditAccess Asia, based in Netherlands, has raised $30 million from Hong Kong-based private equity firm Olympus Capital Asia, heralding the first fundraising in 2016. The money raised will be used for Asia-based operations and their expansion in line with its future plan to enter two more countries, apart from India and southeast Asia, where it is operational ...

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