Tag Archives: India

Forget Google, Why Didn’t Roti-Maker Happen in India?

By N. Sridhar Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday woke up the IT fraternity with his clarion call for something like Google to happen out of India. He said innovations in areas like cyber security, innovation, connecting the nation, better use of social media, and cloud would bring down the digital divide but why not in a simple daily requirement ...

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Worldwide 2013 Saw Less Hostilities but India Recorded High: PEW Report

Worldwide, social hostilities, especially over religion, declined in 2013 after reaching a six-year peak in 2012, though a quarter of the world is still reeling under high levels of religious hostilities, said Pew Research Center in its latest annual study. India had the highest level of social hostilities involving religion in 2013, it noted. The PEW study finds that the ...

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4G devices become trendy in India

A new breed of smartphones equipped with the latest 4G technology promises to push internet accessibility to an unprecedented level, and that too at an affordable four-figure price, especially for India. In its bid to accelerate India’s smartphone revolution, global giant Samsung Electronics has launched four smartphones – Galaxy A7, one of the slimmest phones at 6.3 mm width, Galaxy ...

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Tiger Population Numbers in India flawed, says UK Study

India used a commonly used method to count tigers and other rare wildlife put the accuracy of such surveys in doubt, said a team of scientists from the University of Oxford, Indian Statistical Institute, and Wildlife Conservation Society. Criticising shortcomings in the ‘index-calibration’ method that yields inaccurate findings, the team said the flawed census should be corrected. It may be noted ...

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Is Polio re-surfacing in India? Bihar suspects 2 cases

Two suspected cases of polio have been reported in Bihar’s Darbhanga district and the samples were sent for tests at a laboratory in Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, one year after WHO declared the country polio-free.   The symptoms of polio were noticed in the two children in a village, around 200 km from Patna, a health official G.N. Singh said. ...

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Tapan Mishra Steps Into the Shoe of A.S. Kiran Kumar as ISRO application centre chief

Senior ISRO scientist Tapan Mishra moved into the post of ISRO’s Space Applications Centre in Ahmedabad as its chief A.S. Kiran Kumar moved to Bangalore to head the nation’s space agency ISRO. Born in 1961 in Raigada, Orissa, Mishra graduated in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Jadavpur University, Calcutta in 1984 as J C Bose National Talent Search (JBNSTS) Scholar. ...

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Save Rural Children from Wrong treatments, Suggests UK Study

Revealing for the first time that a large number of children die from diarrhoea and pneumonia in rural India due to wrong treatments provided by medical practitioners, a study has suggested better healthcare to save these kids. Rural India faces acute shortage of qualified doctors and quacks prevail all over these villages providing incorrect treatments for childhood diarrhoea and pneumonia ...

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India, Sri Lanka bon homie at delhi, 4 pacts signed

India and Sri Lanka Monday inked four agreements, including cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and regarding Nalanda University. The other two agreements are on cooperation in agriculture and culture. The agreements were signed following talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena here. The agreement on civil nuclear cooperation is to "facilitate ...

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Maha Shivaratri: Origin, Legend, Importance of Jagaran as Hindus Perform Shiva Puja

Today, Hindus all over will celebrate Maha Shivratri, dedicated to Lord Shiva. The day is also celebrated for the marriage of Lord Shiva with Parvati, according to Puranas and also marks the convergence of Shiva and Shakti. Maha Shivratri, which falls on the Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi of Hindu calendar month Maagha as per Amavasya-ant month calculation. As per Poornima-ant month ...

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‘Objectionable’ Fevikwik ad triggers outcry from Hindu group

The Hindu Janajagruti Samiti Monday demanded immediate withdrawal of the “objectionable” advertisement for an adhesive aired on various TV channels depicting an Indian jawan fixing the shoes of a Pakistani soldier and an apology from the manufacturer for the “extremely tasteless” ad. “This is highly improper depiction of our brave soldiers on the borders. If Pidilite fails to take immediate ...

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8 Telecom operators including Ambanis apply for spectrum auction

Eight telecom operators, including Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio Infocomm, have submitted applications to participate in the upcoming spectrum auction starting March 4. Mukesh’s brother Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications has also applied. The other operators are Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, Tata Teleservices, Uninor, Idea Cellular and Aircel, according to an official source. Today, Monday (Feb 16) was the last date of submission ...

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Despite Odds, Indian Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Fervour

Despite strict warning from Hindu fringe groups, many couples smiling, walking hand-in-hand, holding bouquets of red roses or bags with gifts and wearing a smile were a common sight across cafes, eateries and streets across India on Valentine’s Day on Saturday, Love was in the air — whether it was at Delhi’s central Connaught Place area, malls or green parks; ...

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World Cup Fever Lacking But Restaurants, Pubs Try to Beat Odd Timings

The odd timings of the cricket World Cup have severely dampened the mood of Indian fans with matches commencing in the wee hours. With just a day to the start of the showpiece event, unfazed restaurant and pub owners around the country are, however, sparing no effort to attract cricket lovers. Whether it’s exotic mocktails and cocktails like Dhoni’s Slammer ...

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India joining TPP regime will make medicines costly, inaccessible for poor: Experts

With the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement expected in weeks, experts have warned if India gives in to US “pressure” to join the deal,it will “damage” the access of medicines in developing nations. The TPP is a regional free trade agreement being negotiated by 12 countries across the Asia-Pacific region – Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, ...

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India sees massive spurt in swine flu cases in 2015

There has been a massive spurt in cases of swine flu this year with 6,298 cases already being reported till Thursday, a senior health ministry official said on Friday. As compared to this, there were only 937 cases in the entire year in 2014. While 485 deaths have already been reported this year, the corresponding figures for 2014 were just ...

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US hostage killed in Syria taught Tibetans at Dharmasala, India

​The woman US aid worker killed by the Islamic State in Syria was inspired by Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and was remembered for her humanitarian support to the Tibetans in exile at Dharmasala, India. She also fed slum children in Uttar Pradesh, according to people who knew her. Kayla Jean Mueller was believed to have been an aid ...

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ICC Team Rankings: Australia enter World Cup as No.1, India 2

Australia will launch a campaign to win their fifth cricket World Cup title when they enter the 11th edition of the game’s pinnacle tournament as the No.1 ranked side. The team from Down Under will feature on the opening day Feb 14 in Melbourne when they lock horns with England, which currently sits in fifth position in the One-Day International ...

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