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Modi Lifts India Up Again

Prime Minister Narendra Modi did it again. He has lifted the Indian economy up in the World Bank’s 2017 ranking of “ease of doing business,” from 130 last year to 100 this year.<p>That’s a big jump that leaves other countries in the region in the dust.<p>Pakistan, for instance, ranks 147 and Bangladesh …

'Silk Road' plan stirs unease over China's strategic goals

In a mountain valley in Kashmir, plans are underway for Chinese engineers guarded by Pakistani forces to expand the lofty Karakoram Highway in a project that is stirring diplomatic friction with India.<p>The work is part of a sprawling Chinese initiative to build a "new Silk Road" of ports, railways …

From Aryabhatta to Sans Frontier Satellite: A list of ISRO’s remarkable achievements!

As the 'sans frontier' geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle ( GSLV-09) takes off from India's lone spaceport Sriharikota, ISRO's space might is …

Space Exploration

White House Proposes Slashing Tax Rates, Significantly Aiding Wealthy

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday proposed sharp reductions in individual and business income tax rates and a radical reordering of the tax code that would significantly benefit the wealthy, but he offered no explanation of how the plan would be financed as he rushed to show progress before …

Donald Trump

Microsoft's Nadella Banks on LinkedIn Data to Challenge Salesforce

Microsoft Corp is rolling out upgrades to its sales software that integrates data from LinkedIn, an initiative that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told Reuters was central to the company's long-term strategy for building specialized business software.<p>The improvements to Dynamics 365, as Microsoft's …

Artificial Intelligence

Volkswagen might finally have what it takes to win over American drivers

The car may foreshadow an affordable crossover or SUV from the German automaker.<p>"The concept car can be seen as the beginning of a broad SUV offensive," VW wrote in a statement.<p>If it does translate to a production variant, it would likely slot in under the upcoming next generation Tiguan or become …