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Spotlight on Srikrishna Committee, India's new data-privacy law: 10 points

Former SC judge B N Srikrishna is leading an effort to draft new data-privacy laws for India and the committee headed by him will submit its report …

Privacy

Govt’s ‘lateral’ hiring: Great idea, bad timing

The great Mughals found it more difficult to manage their extended zenanas than to conquer fractious Hindustani kingdoms. The insidious politicking …

India

Ask Ethan: How Do We Know The Age Of The Solar System?

Billions of years ago, in some forgotten corner of the Milky Way, a molecular cloud like many others collapsed to form new stars. One of them formed in relative isolation, collecting material in a protoplanetary disk around it, and eventually forming our Sun, the eight planets, and the rest of our …

Universe

Quantico row and Atul Kochhar's sacking: Liberalism in India has been hijacked by a group of bullies

The past week has seen much drama and debate in the world of social media. The key players in the drama were a Bollywood actor and a Michelin Star …

Bollywood

Water crisis: Why is Pakistan running dry?

Pakistan could "run dry" by 2025 as its water shortage is reaching an alarming level. The authorities remain negligent about the crisis that's posing …

Water

German Manufacturing Woes

German factory orders unexpectedly dropped for a fourth month in April, raising the prospect that an economic slowdown at the start of the year may …

European Central Bank

Exclusive: Trump invokes War of 1812 in testy call with Trudeau over tariffs

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had a testy phone call on May 25 over new tariffs imposed by the Trump administration targeting steel and aluminum imports coming from Canada, including one moment during the conversation in which Trump made an erroneous …

Donald Trump

What Should We Do About the International Space Station?

The Trump administration and Congress are set to collide over the fate of the massive orbital lab.<p>The International Space Station was never meant to last forever.<p>This was a distant concern in late 1998, when the United States, Canada, Russia, Japan, and European nations started launching hardware …

Space Exploration

Delhi Cop Rescues UP Teen Who Was Allegedly Raped, About To Be Sold

A 15-year-old from UP who was allegedly raped by a cab driver was rescued from a red light area by Delhi Police as she was about to be trafficked<p><b>New</b> …

Crime

Trump: 'I have the absolute right to pardon myself'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump asserted Monday that he has the right to pardon himself but suggested that he won't use that power, adding that the special counsel investigation is "unconstitutional."<p>"As has been stated by numerous legal scholars, I have the absolute right to PARDON …

Donald Trump

Best of last week: Flux capacitor invented, a better 3-D printer and the true benefits of vitamins

It was a good week for physics as a team with members from Australia and Switzerland invented a flux capacitor able to break time-reversal symmetry. …

University of Toronto

ONGC, Oil India shares slump 7% on fears of windfall tax

ONGC and Oil India shares slumped nearly 7% on Thursday after PTI reported that the government may levy a windfall tax on oil producers to soften …

Oil

The IBC magic wand: Fearing govt action 2100 companies clear dues worth Rs 83000 crores, reports

Narendra Modi's effort towards reforming the debt ridden Indian Banking system appears to be yielding rich dividends.

India

These are the 28 biggest banks in the world — each one with more than $1 trillion of assets

In total, S&P Global included 28 banks across the world with over $1 trillion in assets across Asia, North America, and Europe.<p>"Asian banks continue to dominate the S&P Global Market Intelligence global bank rankings with Chinese institutions claiming the top four spots," JP O'Sullivan, managing …

Bank of China

India Working On Unmanned Tanks, Vessels, Robotic Weaponry For Future Wars

In an ambitious defence project, the government has started work on incorporating artificial intelligence to enhance the operational preparedness of …

Tejas Mark 1A faces delay as air force adds to demands

While some of these systems can be bought off the shelf, integrating these on to the Tejas would require comprehensive redesign of the fighter's …

How State budgets will fare if petrol, diesel are brought under GST

At the time of writing, petrol was retailing at Rs.82.48/litre in Mumbai, roughly 62% more than the Rs.50.8/litre Pakistanis shell out for a tank of …

Walmart-Flipkart: Young Entrepreneurs’ Pride, Government’s Shame

No sir, close to $14 billion out of the $16 billion could be flowing out to Japan, America, China and South Africa.<p>In one swift hack, India’s …

Are Israel and Iran inching closer to war?

Israeli raids on Iranian targets inside Syria have raised the spectre of a military conflict and put the region on edge.<p>Israel has launched its most ferocious attack inside Syria since the war of October 1973.<p>Israel said it struck dozens of Iranian positions in Syria in response to Iranian rocket …

2018 Hyundai Creta Product Presentation Leaked

The product presentation module of the upcoming 2018 Hyundai Creta has been leaked, revealing details about the compact SUV.Interiors of the …

Pokhran anniversary: How India pulled a fast one on the Americans

<b>What exactly happened in 1995 when Narasimha Rao had made advanced preparations for testing at Pokhran? How did the Americans find out? Was there a</b> …

“Remain healthy forever”: India has an ayurvedic problem it’d rather ignore

In India, you can buy saffron that is “useful in asthma, indigestion, body pain, fever, dry skin diseases, and pregnancy,” ghee that increases “memory power,” intellect, and digestion, and lemon pickle that “improves your immunity level and helps the human body develop resistance against infectious …

An Indian could run the UK’s central bank. Why can’t a foreigner run India’s?

The United Kingdom has begun looking for a replacement for Mark Carney, the head of the Bank of England (BoE). A former chief of the Bank of Canada, too, the Canadian national’s term ends in June 2019.<p>So the Financial Times newspaper has suggested that Raghuram Rajan, the former Reserve Bank of …

Govt asks states to allow private licence for taxis, light motor vehicles to conform to SC order

Commercial driving licences are required for trucks, buses and other medium and heavy commercial vehicles.<p>By: | New Delhi |<p>To ensure compliance with …

India

Finance Ministry not for cut in excise duty on petrol, diesel

The government had raised excise duty nine times between November 2014 and January 2016 to shore up finances as global oil prices fell, but then cut …

India

Cash Crunch Is Ugly Face of India's Bank Morass

Among the many theories being advanced to explain a shortage of currency in parts of India, a rotten-to-the-core banking system is the one hypothesis …

India’s Opposition to Take Chief Justice Dispute to Top Court

India’s opposition parties have vowed to take their controversial bid to initiate an impeachment motion against the country’s chief justice to the …

India

India pitches for independent BRICS credit rating agency

India has pressed the BRICS nations to set up an independent rating agency of the five-member group.<p>The first meeting of the BRICS finance ministers …

Walmart Nominates McDonald's CEO to Board; Instagram Founder Out

Walmart Inc. has nominated McDonald’s Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook to its board in a bid to bring on an adviser with experience …

McDonald's

Solar power capacity at Charanka Solar Park to touch 790 MW

Solar power generation capacity at Charanka Solar Park in Patan district, the first such project in the country, is soon expected to touch 790 MW. …