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Over 37,000 participate in Deloitte's Impact Day
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
In order to accelerate positive societal impact in the country, Deloitte on Friday celebrated its 15th annual Impact Day where over 37,000 professionals volunteered for the benefit of local communities and not-for-profit organisations across 13 cities in ... read..


Bengal given 200 cr to develop minority inhabited areas: Naqvi
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Asserting that the BJP-led central government does not have any differential attitude towards any state, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday said his department has allocated more than Rs 200 crore for the development of minority ... read..


Android Oreo update rolled out on Nokia 8
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
HMD Global that sells the Nokia brand on Friday announced the rollout of Android 8.0 Oreo update for its flagship Nokia 8. ... read..


Global security agencies must collaborate to fight cyber threats: Doval
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
National security agencies from across the world must forge greater collaboration to ward off cyber threats and work together to counter cyber criminals including terrorists, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval said here on Friday. ... read..


'Doing business in India getting easier but land an issue'
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
As India moves up in the Ease of Doing Business ranking, industrialists on Friday said things are getting "easier" in terms of taking off of projects but procurement of land still remained an "impediment" for large projects. ... read..


115 backward districts to be transformed by 2022
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision to create a "New India" over the next five years, the government on Friday said it had identified 115 backward districts for rapid transformation by 2022. ... read..


All vehicles in IGI should ply on CNG: NGT
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Only CNG-run vehicles will be allowed to ply in the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) in six months from now, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) declared on Friday. ... read..


Finally, the Black Friday sale truly arrives in India
New Delhi [India] | November 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
New Delhi [India], Nov 24 (ANI-NewsVoir): Last year, over 150 million shoppers around the world shopped for the best deals on Black Friday. However, barring the adventurous few, Indians have missed this landmark sale event. ... read..


Research-based market plan for exports being prepared: Suresh Prabhu
New Delhi [India] | November 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Minister of Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu stated that a business plan is being prepared based on scientific market research to promote goods and services globally. ... read..


S&P retains BBB- rating on India; keeps outlook stable
New Delhi [India] | November 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Financial services company Standard & Poor's (S&P) on Friday retained its outlook on India as stable, and kept the rating unchanged at BBB-. ... read..


Japan offers great tourist shopping experience
Tokyo [Japan] | November 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
BIC CAMERA is one of Japan's leading consumer electronics retailers. BICQLO, the flagship store of BIC CAMERA is located in Shinjuku Ward which is one of the busiest districts in Tokyo Metropolitan. ... read..


Auction for 21 GW solar, wind capacity by March: Minister
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
The government will invite bids for creating capacity of up to 21 gigawatt (GW) of solar and wind power by March 2018, Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy R.K Singh said on Friday. ... read..


S&P maintains India's sovereign ratings at BBB- with stable outlook
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
Rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) on Friday maintained India's sovereign ratings at BBB- with stable outlook. ... read..


OnePlus 5T to get camera improvements starting December
Beijing | Friday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Starting December, Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus will update its newly-launched OnePlus 5T with improved low-light photography capabilities and selfies. ... read..


Google working on feature to accurately estimate battery life
San Francisco | Friday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
In an attempt to make battery life estimates more accurate, Google is set to introduce a new "on-device" feature named "smart battery" to Pixel smartphones. ... read..


Centre preventing investments in West Bengal: Mamata
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government of deliberately hindering industry investments in her state. ... read..


Court seeks ED reply on businessman's bail plea
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
A Delhi court on Friday sought the Enforcement Directorate's reply after arrested businessman Gagan Dhawan moved a bail plea in an over Rs 5,000 crore bank fraud case. ... read..


Equities extend gains for 7th session aided by IT, durables stocks (Roundup)
Mumbai | Friday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Ending in the positive territory for the seventh consecutive session, key Indian equity indices on Friday extended gains on the back of broadly positive global markets and value buying in consumer durables, oil and gas as well as IT stocks. ... read..


Assets of BJD up by over 7,000%
Bhubaneswar | Friday, 2017 5:15:05 PM IST
The assets of Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) have increased by a whopping 7,721 per cent between 2005-06 and 2015-16, said a report on Friday. ... read..


Chinese unlawfully detained in Bangladesh: China
Beijing | Friday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
The Chinese Embassy in Dhaka has warned its citizens travelling to Bangladesh to raise their safety awareness after receiving distress calls from Chinese workers claiming they were detained in the country. ... read..


Microsoft's security infrastructure to drive India on digital path: Top executive
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
As India gets on the path towards digitisation, Microsoft with its impeccable threat intelligence capabilities to detect vulnerabilities across devices, Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud infrastructure is ready to help the country, a top global Microsoft ... read..


Infrastructure status to logistics sector to accelerate growth, employment: CII
New Delhi [India] | November 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
With the logistics sector being granted infrastructure status recently, the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) opined that this would speed up growth and create more employment opportunities. ... read..


Hawala dealer Wani moves bail plea
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Alleged hawala dealer Muhammad Aslam Wani on Friday moved his bail plea in a money-laundering case. ... read..


3 dead as 13 coaches of Patna-Vasco Express derails in UP, goods train derails in Odisha (Second Lead)
New Delhi/Allahabad/Bhubaneswar | Friday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
At least three passengers were killed and seven others injured after 13 coaches of the Vasco Da Gama-Patna express jumped the track on Friday near Manikpur in Uttar Pradesh. In another incident, 14 wagons of a goods train loaded with coal derailed in Odis ... read..


Australian retailers prepare for battle with Amazon
Canberra | Friday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Major Australian retailers have come out fighting as American e-commerce giant Amazon prepares to launch its operations in the country. ... read..


Over 30 lakh houses sanctioned for urban poor: Government
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Over 30 lakh houses have been sanctioned till now under the central government's flagship Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) scheme, Union Housing Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said here on Friday. ... read..


Equities close with gains; durables, IT stocks top gainers (Second Lead)
Mumbai | Friday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Value buying in consumer durables, oil and gas as well as IT stocks lifted the key Indian equity indices on Friday although profit booking in metals sector capped the gains. ... read..


Congress questions Gadkari on private secretary's firm
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
The Congress on Friday asked how Union Minister Nitin Gadkari had permitted the Shipping Ministry as well as PSUs to participate in and financially contribute to a company partly owned by his personal secretary Vaibhav Dange. ... read..


Massive jade stone to be sold in Myanmar
Nay Pyi Taw | Friday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
A 300-tonne massive jade stone, discovered in Myanmar's Kachin state and cut into pieces, will be sold at the Gem Emporium here in December, authorities said on Friday. ... read..


M&M joins Uber to deploy electric vehicles in Indian cities
Mumbai | Friday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) on Friday said it will collaborate with ride-hailing company Uber to deploy electric vehicles (EVs) on Uber's platform in several cities across India. ... read..


Engine decouples from train in UP thrice, no casualties
New Delhi/Lucknow | Friday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
The Jammu-Patna Archana Express' engine detached from the train in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur district thrice within a span of three hours on Friday while on its way to the Bihar capital, though there was no untoward incident, officials said. ... read..


OnePlus 5T sold within 5 minutes
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus on Friday said it sold out its newly-launched OnePlus 5T within five minutes of the special one-hour preview sale on Amazon. ... read..


EPFO mulls to use NPCI platform for beneficiary payment
New Delhi [India] | November 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Employee Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has proposed to move towards the centralized payment system using National Payments Corporation of India platform for payment to the beneficiaries. ... read..


Edelweiss Financial Services raises Rs. 1,527.75 cr towards expansion
New Delhi [India] | November 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Edelweiss Financial Services Limited (EFSL) raised Rs 1,527.75 crore through the Qualified Institutions Placement (QIP) route, which opened on November 15 and closed on November 20. ... read..


All India bank strike on Dec 27 for wage revision in IDBI Bank
Chennai | Friday, 2017 2:15:05 PM IST
The two major unions in the banking sector - All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) and All India Bank Officers' Association (AIBOA) - on Friday announced sector wide strike on December 27 in support of wage revision in IDBI Bank. ... read..


Sony expands noise cancellation headphone line-up in India
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
With its aim to provide the best audio experience, Sony India on Friday expanded its noise cancellation line-up with the launch of four new wireless headphones starting from Rs 14,990. ... read..


Facebook working on feature similar to Snapchat's 'Streaks'
San Francisco | Friday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
In yet another attempt to take on photo-sharing platform Snapchat, Facebook is working on a feature similar to Snapchat's "Streaks" which is an addictive game that encourages friends to send messages back and forth for consecutive days. ... read..


Global law to fight cyber crimes needed: India
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
In the wake of growing threats in cyber space, lack of an international law has become a hindrance and countries must vouch for a common law to effectively deal with hackers, Cyber Security Chief Gulshan Rai said on Friday. ... read..


IT, auto stocks lift key Indian equity indices higher (Lead)
Mumbai | Friday, 2017 1:45:43 PM IST
Value buying in consumer durables, IT and auto stocks lifted the key Indian equity indices during the mid-afternoon session on Friday despite weak global cues. ... read..


RIL closes Marcellus shale assets in US sale for $126 mn
Mumbai | Friday, 2017 1:45:38 PM IST
Reliance Industries (RIL) on Friday announced that a subsidiary of its Reliance Holding USA has closed the sale of its upstream Marcellus shale assets in America to BKV Chelsea for $126 million. ... read..


Bid to speed up major highway projects in Northeast
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 1:45:33 PM IST
Continuing its initiative of reducing projects with the overburdened Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and the resultant delays and cost over-runs, the government is transferring over 2,000 km of upcoming highway projects to the fledgling, state-owned Natio ... read..


Ghana offers tax breaks to attract education investors
Accra | Friday, 2017 1:45:29 PM IST
Following the success stories of Indian-owned educational institutions Bluecrest University (formerly NIIT) and IPMC Training in Ghana, other Indian companies can take advantage of the government's decision to offer tax breaks to entrepreneurs to improve ... read..


Fire in Kolkata factory, no one hurt
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 1:45:29 PM IST
A massive fire broke out at a rubber factory in the city on Friday, a fire brigade official said. Nobody was injured in the incident. ... read..


Mitsubishi Materials shares plunge after fake data scandal
Tokyo | Friday, 2017 1:45:14 PM IST
Shares of Mitsubishi Materials, a division of one of Japan's biggest conglomerates, plunged over 8 per cent on Friday on the Tokyo Stock Exchange after admitting that its subsidiaries had falsified technical specifications of their products. ... read..


New Twitter feature to help users save tweets for later
San Francisco | Friday, 2017 1:45:14 PM IST
Twitter is testing a new feature named "Bookmarks" that will help its 330 million monthly active users privately flag tweets for viewing at ease when they have time. ... read..


World's biggest Rasogolla to celebrate GI tag to 'Banglar Rasogolla'
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 1:45:14 PM IST
Days after West Bengal got the Geographical Indication (GI) for "Banglar Rasogolla", two self help groups in Nadia district collaborated to produce a gigantic version of the round syrupy dessert, which they claim to be the world's biggest. ... read..


Apple offices raided ahead of iPhone X launch in S.Korea
Seoul | Friday, 2017 1:45:10 PM IST
Ahead of the "super-premium" iPhone X launch in South Korea, regulators have reportedly raided Apple's offices in Seoul. ... read..


Goyal orders probe into Patna-Vasco Da Gama express derailment
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 1:45:10 PM IST
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday condoled the death of three passengers, who died after 13 coaches of the Patna-Vasco Da Gama express derailed in Uttar Pradesh's Manikpur. He ordered a probe. ... read..


After 8 months, 'Modi Ka Gaon' cleared for release
Mumbai | Friday, 2017 1:45:10 PM IST
Eight months after it was denied a censor certificate on various grounds, the producers of the Hindi feature film "Modi Ka Gaon", loosely inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's development agenda, has finally cleared all hurdles for release. ... read..


Key Indian equity indices open in green
Mumbai | Friday, 2017 1:45:10 PM IST
The key Indian equity indices on Friday were trading higher in the morning session. ... read..


Leading online mutual fund investment platform FundzBazar has crossed 1 lakh Happy Investors
Ahmedabad [India] | November 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Ahmedabad [India], Nov 24 (ANI- BusinessWireIndia): Online Mutual Fund Investment Platform FundzBazar.com, in a span of 18 months, has crossed the milestone of one lakh Happy Investors. FundzBazar would like to thank all its channel partners and investors ... read..


Over 9000 students of business management and engineering colleges participate in 'The Hero Campus Challenge'
New Delhi [India] | November 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
New Delhi [India], Nov 24 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): The Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai has emerged victorious in the popular 'The Hero Campus Challenge' (THCC), winning a cash prize of Rs. two lakh along with Pre-Placement In ... read..


Bajaj Finserv offers lowest interest rate of 8.30pct on home loans
Pune (Maharashtra) [India] | November 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Pune (Maharashtra) [India], Nov 24 (ANI-BusinessWire India): Bajaj Finserv, through its lending arm, Bajaj Finance Ltd., announced the lowest ever interest rates on home loans and home loan balance transfer in its limited period offer. ... read..


ASSOCHAM writes to Jaitley, RBI Governor over private equity investment matter
New Delhi [India] | November 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In a bid to resolve the vexed issue of 'assured return' on private equity investment, industry body ASSOCHAM wrote to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, urging a meeting between his officials and the global private equity funds so that investments worth sever ... read..


Road to Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 celebrates women entrepreneurship
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India] | November 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], Nov 24 (ANI-NewsVoir): The Bhubaneswar Road to Entrepreneurship Summit was inaugurated by Prafulla Samal, Minister, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Women and Child Development, Government of Odisha. ... read..


Centre clarifies: No proposal to withdraw bank chequebook facility
New Delhi [India] | November 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
he Central Government on Thursday issued a clarification that there is no proposal under consideration to withdraw the bank chequebook facility. ... read..


Centre caps minimum export price of onion at USD 850 per tonne
New Delhi [India] | November 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In order to maintain stock of onions in the domestic market, the Centre fixed the minimum export price (MEP) of onion at USD 850 per tonne. ... read..


Iraq reopens oil refinery in Salahudin after rehabilitation
Baghdad | Friday, 2017 5:45:04 AM IST
The Iraqi Minister of Oil on Thursday announced that the oil ministry reopened al-Seniyah Refinery in the province of Salahudin after rehabilitation by Iraqi technical teams, a ministry statement said. ... read..


Bankruptcy Code an example of hurried legislation: Congress
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
The Congress on Thursday said the Insolvency and Banking Code (IBC) of 2016 is "an example of a hurried legislation and has many gaps". ... read..


CCTV cameras in various state courts for live recordings of proceedings, SC told
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Thursday was informed by the Central government that various states have installed CCTV cameras in court rooms and live audio and video recordings of judicial proceedings have started. ... read..


V-Guard expects second half of fiscal to be better
Hyderabad | Thursday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
Consumer electrical and electronics major V-Guard Industries Ltd on Thursday said it registered close to 9 percent growth in the first half of the current financial year and expects the second half to be better. ... read..


EuroChem sells a Russian gas asset to Novatek
Zug (Switzerland) | Thursday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Swiss fertiliser multinational EuroChem Group on Thursday announced the sale of its Russia-based gas producing company Severneft-Urengoy to Russian natural gas producer Novatek. ... read..


Amarinder wants government intervention in Punjab liquor trade
Chandigarh | Thursday, 2017 9:45:05 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday directed the Excise Department to explore the possibility of setting up a wholesale liquor corporation for the distribution of liquor, as a step towards ending monopolistic practices in the trade and earni ... read..


Haryana to organize employment fairs
Chandigarh | Thursday, 2017 9:45:05 PM IST
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Thursday that the state government plans to organise 'Rozgar Melas' (employment fairs) throughout the state to provide regular employment to skilled youth. ... read..


BEML pays Rs 18 cr dividend to government
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2017 9:45:05 PM IST
State-run Bharat Earth Movers Ltd (BEML) on Thursday said it has paid Rs 18 crore as 80 per cent dividend to the Union government for fiscal 2016-17. ... read..


Punjab procures over 175 lakh tonnes paddy
Chandigarh | Thursday, 2017 9:45:05 PM IST
Agrarian states Punjab has procured over 175.5 lakh tonnes of paddy so far, Food and Supplies Department officials said here on Thursday. ... read..


SC asks official receiver to auction Sahara's Aamby Valley property
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 9:45:05 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Bombay High Court's official receiver to help the liquidator to auction the Aamby Valley property of the Sahara group. ... read..


Idea announces double bonanza for 4G customers in Maharashtra, Goa
New Delhi [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Idea on Thursday announced major plans to enhance 4G capacity and bandwidth in its leadership circle of Maharashtra and Goa. ... read..


Railways saved Rs 5,600 cr in power bills in two years
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 9:15:06 PM IST
The Railways on Thursday said it had saved about Rs 5,600 crore vis-a-vis the 'Business As Usual' (BAU) mode by procuring power directly under the open access arrangements. ... read..


Electric vehicle sales: Only 5 states excel, Gujarat tops
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 9:15:06 PM IST
Gujarat, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra have emerged as the top 5 states in electric vehicle (EV) sales, the Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV) said on Thursday. ... read..


Minister conducts inspections, orders action against fair price shop's owner
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 9:15:06 PM IST
Delhi Food and Civil Supplies Minister Imran Hussain on Thursday conducted surprise inspections and ordered for sealing of a fair price shop here and strict action against erring owners of other such shops elsewhere. ... read..


India, Sri Lanka discuss entire gamut of bilateral ties (Lead)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 9:15:06 PM IST
India and Sri Lanka discussed the entire gamut of their bilateral relationship during a luncheon meeting hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted for his visiting Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe here on Thursday. ... read..


Bankruptcy code changes comfort for new investors: Stakeholders
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 9:15:06 PM IST
The President's assent to the ordinance to amend the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) that will bar defaulters from bidding for the stressed assets on Friday received thumbs up from stakeholders who described it as a major step towards "providing comf ... read..


Much of opposition to Aadhaar mere nuisance: Minister
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 8:45:06 PM IST
Much of the opposition to the use of Aadhaar cards for delivering government services on grounds of privacy being violated is a mere nuisance, Union Minister K.J. Alphons said here on Thursday. ... read..


Farmers fight for rights equal to second freedom struggle: Hazare
Bhubaneswar | Thursday, 2017 8:45:06 PM IST
Social activist Anna Hazare on Thursday dubbed the farmers' fight for their rights and demands as the "second freedom struggle". ... read..


'GST, bankruptcy code will boost India's ranking globally'
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 8:45:06 PM IST
The implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the new Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code will in a major way boost India's ranking by the World Bank and international rating agencies that will help in attracting huge foreign investment, officials sai ... read..


Indian tourists 6th in terms of spending in US: US official
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
Stating that the Indian visitors in the US tend to stay for longer periods and spend more during their stay compared to the US residents coming to India, a US official on Thursday said his government has taken a bouquet of initiatives to attract more Indi ... read..


CPI-M youth wing vandalise Kerala resort
| Thursday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
Activists of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), the youth wing of Kerala's ruling CPI-M, on Thursday vandalised a brand new plush resort, scheduled to open next month, near here, resort officials said. ... read..


Now, pay your traffic challans digitially with MobiKwik
New Delhi [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
MobiKwik has joined hands with Mumbai police and announced the launch of its digital payments option of paying traffic challans using the online platform. ... read..


Higher Education to get dearer due to GST says Dr. B.P Sabale, Former Vice Chancellor, YCMOU
New Delhi [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
New Delhi [India], Nov 23 (ANI-NewsVoir): The GST Council's decision to not exempt the services provided by educational institutions to its students will dilute the objective of keeping Education outside the GST ambit. ... read..


Partners Summit sets the agenda for tyre industry and raw material partners
New Delhi [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
New Delhi [India], Nov 23 (ANI-NewsVoir): The second edition of ATMA Partners Summit culminated with a call for better synergy and collaboration between tyre industry and raw material partners so as to develop products that set a new benchmark of quality, ... read..


Five states emerge as major e-vehicle sales hubs, says SMEV
New Delhi [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
India is positively heading towards mass-electric mobility and in line with attaining this goal, Gujarat, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra have emerged as the top five states in terms of e-vehicle sales. ... read..


SpiceDigital develops e- Governance app UMANG
New Delhi [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Unified Mobile Application for New-Age Governance (UMANG) app has been developed by SpiceDigital, the technology partner on the UMANG project to design, develop and deliver the app. ... read..


Upstream companies expect shorter time to produce oil and gas due to digital technology investments, says research
New Delhi [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Faster and better decision-making and shorter time to first oil and gas top the list of expected benefits that digital technologies can drive for upstream oil and gas companies, a new survey from Accenture and Microsoft Corp. reports. ... read..


Millionlights ties up with JioChat to expand its reach
New Delhi [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Millionlights, an Indian skill based educational channel has announced its collaboration with JioChat on Thursday. ... read..


Tsinghua Unigroup Co. announces appointment of Dr. Leo Li as co-president
New Delhi [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Tsinghua Unigroup Co., Ltd on Thursday announced the appointment of Dr. Leo Li as co-president. ... read..


SBI to launch first comprehensive digital service platform, YONO
New Delhi [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
State Bank of India (SBI) is all set to launch India's first comprehensive digital service platform, YONO, which stands for 'You Only Need One'. ... read..


Google announces 130K scholarships in partnership with Pluralsight and Udacity
New Delhi [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Tech giant Google in association with Pluralsight and Udacity, on Thursday, announced a new scholarship program to help 130 thousand developers and students across India with an objective to create a pool of highly skilled tech workforce. ... read..


Grab appoints Vikas Agarwal as CTO, eyes on scaling GrabPay
New Delhi [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Vikas Agrawal has been appointed as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for GrabPay, a mobile payments platform, Grab said in an official statement on Thursday. ... read..


Transparency an integral part of cyber space: Ranil
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday said transparency was an integrated component of good governance, be it in politics or cyber space. ... read..


Jaipur most expensive three-day trip, Pune cheapest
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Across eight major cities in India, Jaipur emerged as the most expensive three-day break destination for December at Rs 45,351 while Pune was the cheapest at Rs 34,704, a survey said on Thursday. ... read..


President approves bankruptcy code ordinance (Second Lead)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
The ordinance to amend the insolvency and bankruptcy code that will bar defaulters from bidding for the stressed assets has got the President's approval. ... read..


President Kovind approves Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code amendment ordinance
New Delhi [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday gave his consent to the ordinance for amendments to be made under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016. ... read..


Rajasthan Government, Teradata partner to improve citizen service delivery
New Delhi [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In order to enhance citizen service delivery and engagement across the state, Rajasthan Government has joined hands with Teradata, a data and analytics company for a period of three years. ... read..


Backed by BillDesk, Coinome launches as a cryptocurrency exchange in India
New Delhi [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Propelled by the vision of mainstreaming crypto-currencies, the 'Coinome' platform has been launched in India. Headquartered in Mumbai, Coinome is from Hatio Innovations Pvt. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of BillDesk. ... read..


Bharti family pledges Rs. 7000 cr to philanthrophy
New Delhi [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
India's leading Telecom czar, Sunil Mittal on Thursday announced that the Bharti family has pledged 10 percent of their personal wealth for philanthropic purposes. ... read..


Google to prepare 1.3 lakh Indians for emerging technologies
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Sensing the need to skill the Indian talent for emerging technologies, Google, in association with technology learning platform Pluralsight and educational institution Udacity, on Thursday announced a new scholarship programme that will help train 1.3 lak ... read..


Bharti family to pledge 10% of wealth towards philanthropy
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
The Bharti family, led by industrialist Sunil Bharti Mittal announced on Thursday it would pledge 10 per cent of its wealth (approximately Rs 7,000 crore), including its three per cent stake in group flagship Bharti Airtel, towards supporting the activiti ... read..


Dutch firm Ricatech eyes $40 mn in revenue from India
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
Dutch consumer electronics company Ricatech, famous for making Amitabh Bachchan and Elvis Presley jukeboxes, is set to launch a new line-up of products such as Bluetooth speakers and headphones, eyeing a revenue of $40 million from India. ... read..


India firm on stopping terrorists from using social media: Prasad
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
Radical elements and terrorists are abusing social media platforms for perpetuating hate and terror but India is determined to address the misuse of cyber space and thwart them, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday. ... read..


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