Archive for September 10th, 2018

Absence on the bench

New Delhi September 10

While the percentage of Muslims in prison has never been higher — 21 per cent — the proportion of Muslims convicted — 15.8 per cent — is closer to their share of the population (14.2 per cent in the 2011 Census). This indicates that many Muslims arrested by…

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Research crosses boundaries at IIT-Delhi, touches new horizons

New Delhi September 10  Shashank Shekhar, 39, did his MBA from IIT-Delhi, and is now a PhD candidate at the institute, working to build a revenue model for bioinformatics research and development. One of his three supervisors is from the Department of Management Studies; the second is a professor…

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China denies CPEC backing as ‘debt trap’ for Pakistan

New Delhi September 10 China has rejected accusations that its financial backing for the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was a “debt trap” that could compromise Islamabad’s sovereignty.

China has billed the Gwadar to Kashgar corridor as the flagship of China-led Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) — a comprehensive…

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Study: Pluto should be reclassified as a planet

Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 10: The latest research has presented a case for reclassifying Pluto as a planet.
According to new research, the reason because of which Pluto lost its planet status is not valid. In 2006, the International Astronomical Union, a global group of astronomy experts, established a…

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There is need to talk about sexuality after stroke: Study

Washington DC, [USA] Sep 10 : A recent study has found that stroke survivors struggle to openly discuss sexuality, while health professionals rarely address the topic during rehabilitation.
According to the research, Stroke survivors and their partners are not adequately supported to deal with changes to their relationships, self-identity, gender…

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Aishwarya collects ‘Meryl Streep Award for Excellence’ with Aaradhya

New Delhi [India], Sep 10: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, along with darling daughter Aaradhya and mother Brinda Rai, attended the first Women in Film and Television (WIFT) India Award.
At the ceremony – established to honour the best female talent in Bollywood and Hollywood – the actor was bestowed with the inaugural Meryl…

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Instagram makes emojis handier

Washington DC, [USA] Sep 10 : With the new update in Instagram, emojis have become more accessible.
Instagram has now added personalized emoji shortcuts to its app, placing your most used emoji above your keyboard. The new feature for Android and iOS has been in public testing since May.
The feature…

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All Asia Cup matches awarded ODI status

Dubai [UAE], Sep 10 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday announced that it has granted ODI status to all matches in the upcoming Asia Cup 2018.
The tournament will see Hong Kong as the only participating team without an ODI status. Hong Kong defeated the United Arab Emirates (UAE…

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Indonesia’s Rupiah Woes: How will India be affected

Singapore, Sept 10 : In the past week, in all likelihood, the central banks of India and Indonesia pumped in billions of dollars to support their respective currencies with the Indian Rupee touching record lows against the US dollar and the Rupiah reaching its lowest level since the Asian financial crisis…

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Hurricane Florence might have life-threatening impacts

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], Sep 10 : Tropical storm Florence turned hurricane might have life-threatening impacts stated the National Hurricane centre in an advisory issued on Monday.
In a tweet, the National Hurricane centre wrote, “There is an increasing risk of two life-threatening impacts from Florence: storm…

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