Archive for November 10th, 2018

Decision on stipend hike ‘taking too long’, say research scholars

New Delhi Nov 10 Three days after top officials of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) convened a meeting with research scholars to discuss the latter’s demand for a hike in their fellowship stipends, the student community largely feels that the final decision on the issue is taking…

Read More

Don’t frame government-RBI debate in terms of adversarial engagement

Media reports have portrayed the differences between the government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as a face-off, or worse still, as attempts by the government to undermine the independence of the central bank.

Framing the debate in terms of adversarial engagement is misplaced and ill-informed, and…

Read More

Women’s World T20: Harmanpreet ton propels India to 194/5

Georgetown, Nov 10 India rode on a belligerent maiden T20I century from skipper Harmanpreet Kaur to post the highest ever total of 194/5 against New Zealand in the opening match of the Women’s World T20 at the Providence Stadium here on Friday.

Kaur belted a 51-ball 103…

Read More

Samsung joins ‘Partnership on AI’ to develop safe products

Seoul, Nov 10 Samsung Electronics on Friday said it had joined the technology industry consortium “Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society” (PAI) to develop safe and reliable services and products.

Founded in 2016, PAI conducts research and discussion, shares insights, provides thought leadership, identifies new areas for…

Read More

Kareena doesn’t shop for me: Saif

New Delhi, Nov 10  Actor Saif Ali Khan, who has launched his own ethnic fashion brand ‘House of Pataudi’ with Flipkart-owned online fashion retailer Myntra, wants to bring the idea of old heritage through his clothing line.

“I just love clothes. I have a certain sense of ethnic style…

Read More

Breast milk, saliva can boost oral health in babies

Sydney, Nov 10  Besides being a source of nutrition, breast milk also plays an important role in shaping a healthy oral microbiome in babies, suggests a study.

The study, led by Queensland University of Technology (QUT), showed that the growth of some microbes was inhibited for up to 24 hours…

Read More

Aamir Khan calls ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ role one of his toughest

New Delhi, Nov 10  Actor Aamir Khan, whose new film “Thugs of Hindostan” is getting mixed reactions, says that his role in the Vijay Krishna Acharya directorial is one of the toughest that he did.

Aamir, who will co-host a show on BIG FM for a week, spoke at…

Read More

Government flags mistakes made by embassies claiming GST refunds

New Delhi, Nov 10  The government on Friday issued an advisory flagging common mistakes made by consulates, embassies and UN organizations while filing for refund of Goods and Services Tax (GST) paid, resulting in delay or rejection of claims.

“There are common discrepancies which have been noticed by the GST…

Read More

Sri Lankan President sets Jan 5 for parliamentary polls

Colombo, Nov 10  Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has signed a special gazette notification dissolving parliament and declaring January 5, 2019, as the date for a snap parliamentary election.

The President said late Friday that parliament would stand dissolved from Saturday 12 a.m. and nominations for the parliamentary elections…

Read More
Read More