Archive for December 25th, 2017

Mumbai commuters get AC local trains

Mumbai, Dec 25  The Indian Railways on Monday flagged off the country’s first air-conditioned suburban local train for Mumbai commuters, 150 years after the first suburban local was hauled by a steam engine in 1867, officials said.

The Christmas and the pre-New Year bonanza saw the first…

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FCI raises concern on quality of jute bags

Kolkata, Dec 25 Expressing concern over quality of jute bags, Food Corporation of India (FCI) has stated that higher use of lower grade jute in manufacturing of gunny bags could lead to devastating effects in storage of food grains.

In a letter to Jute Commissioner earlier this month, the corporation…

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Final and real autonomy for IIMs is here (Comment: Special to IANS)

The struggle for autonomy has been going on within the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) from inception.

Initially, this was addressed by just staying away from the main system and awarding Post-Graduate Diplomas in Business Management (PGDMs). Registered as societies and not coming under the purview of any of…

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30 killed in Rajasthan bus accident

Jaipur, Dec 25 At least 30 people were killed and 15 injured when a passenger bus fell into a river on Saturday near Rajasthan’s Sawai Madhopur, police said.

The Sawai Madhopur-Lalsot bus was driven by a 16-year-old conductor who lost control due to over-speeding, officials…

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Google hires key chip designer from Apple

San Francisco, Dec 25 Google has hired John Bruno, a well-known chip designer from Apple who ran the silicon competitive analysis group at the Cupertino-based iPhone maker.
According to The Information, Bruno has worked on series of iPhone chips since 2012.

“The hiring is part of a brewing…

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WHO to add ‘gaming disorder’ as a mental condition in 2018

London, Dec 25 Are your kids addicted to video games? Beware, soon their behaviour might be classified as a mental health condition by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the media reported.
For the first time, WHO is thinking of adding gaming disorder to its International Classification of Diseases (ICD), the…

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How some scents get imprinted in your memory

London, Dec 25 Ever wondered how you retain memories of your favourite dish cooked by your mother or your partner’s scent?

Scientists have found that a brain area is responsible for creating memories from smells as well as retaining those memories even years later.

The study showed that “the…

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Lucky to have Anil Kapoor as my father: Sonam

Mumbai, Dec 25 On actor-producer Anil Kapoors 61st birthday on Sunday, his daughter and actress Sonam Kapoor said that she considers herself lucky to have the “Mubarakan” star as her father.

Sonam tweeted a few photographs in which she can be seen sharing lighter moments with Anil.

“Happy birthday…

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Ajay Devgn’s maiden Marathi film titled ‘Aapla Manus’

Mumbai, Dec 25 Ajay Devgn on Sunday announced the title of his maiden Marathi production venture as “Aapla Manus”. The actor-filmmaker said he fell in love with the Marathi language after marrying actress Kajol.

Directed by Satish Rajwade, “Aapla Manus” will feature Nana Patekar, Sumeet Raghavan and Irawati Harshe…

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Indian economy may reach 7% growth in 2018: Assocham

New Delhi, Dec 25 With government policies set to tilt more towards the “stress-ridden rural landscape” next year in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Indian economy may reach a 7 per cent growth in 2018 while recovering from the lingering effects of demonetisation and…

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