Archive for: May, 2017

Facebook announces new updates to reduce clickbait

New York,  Facebook has announced three new updates so that people will see even fewer clickbait stories in their feeds, and more of the stories they find authentic. Clickbait describes web content that aims to exploit the curiosity gap, providing just enough information to make the reader curious, but not enough to satisfy their curiosity […]

NASA probes detect man-made bubble around Earth

Washington,  Humans have long been shaping Earth’s landscape, but now scientists know that we also can shape our near-space environment with radio communications. The impact of such communications extend out beyond our atmosphere, creating a bubble surrounding Earth, NASA’s Van Allen Probes, which study electrons and ions in the near-Earth environment, have revealed. A certain […]

GST rates decided on 1,211 items, except gold

Srinagar,  The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Thursday decided the tax rates for 1,211 items with a majority of items being kept at 18 per cent, though the rates on gold and beedi remained undecided. “There is no increase in taxes of the items considered today. In fact, for many of them, taxes […]

Indian microfinance loans grew 26% in Q4 of last fiscal

New Delhi,  The Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN) on Thursday said the organised industry in this segment has grown by 26 per cent through loan disbursements in the fourth quarter of last fiscal ended March, though this growth was much slower than the 89 per cent recorded in the same quarter of 2015-16. “The microfinance industry […]

GM India to cease domestic sales, focus only on exports

New Delhi,  Automobile manufacturer General Motors India on Thursday said it will cease domestic sales by the end of 2017 and thereafter only focus on exporting its products from India. According to the company, it will cease domestic sales on December 31, 2017. It will, however, continue to manufacture vehicles at its Talegaon plant, in […]

Karbonn launches new smartphone at Rs 5,790

New Delhi,  Domestic smartphone-maker Karbonn Mobiles on Thursday launched a new smartphone Karbonn “Aura Power 4G Plus” at Rs 5,790. The 4G VoLTE-enabled smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. It is powered by 1.25 GHz quad-core processor with a 1 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM and expandable memory up to 32 GB, the company said […]

Centre nod likely for Uniform Service Rules for Teachers: Srihari

New Delhi, Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari today said the Centre is likely to approve the demand of various States for “Uniform Service Rules for Teachers”. Srihari called on Union Information & Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu in Delhi on Wednesday and discussed on the need for uniform service rules for the teachers to strengthen education […]

Shabbir slams TRS activists’ attack on Komatireddy

Hyderabad, Condemning the TRS activists’ attack on CLP deputy leader Komatireddy Venkat Reddy, Leader of Opposition in the Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir today said obstructing the local MLA from participating in the program being held in his own constituency, was against democratic norms. He demanded that the State government withdraw cases filed against Komatireddy Venkat […]

Better arrangements for “Fish Medicine” on June 8: Talasani

Hyderabad, Minister for Fisheries & Animal Husbandry Talasani Srinivas Yadav today directed the officials concerned to make fool-proof arrangements for the forthcoming annual “Fish Medicine” (fondly called fish prasadam) distribution to mark Mrigasira Karthi by Bathina Brothers at Exhibition grounds at Namapally on June 8. The popular fish prasadam will be distributed among the folk on June […]

RJD, BJP workers clash in Patna, several injured

Patna,  At least half a dozen persons were injured in a violent clash between RJD and BJP workers in the Bihar capital on Wednesday, a day after IT raids in connection with alleged “benami” property deals involving RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his family. “RJD and BJP workers clashed violently by attacking each other with […]

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