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Assocham for field trials in GM crops, says will help increase production

Aug 22, 2014 at 15:55 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Industry body Assocham has pitched for allowing field trials in biotechnology (BT) crops, terming it as a 'pro-poor' step that will help in raising food production to feed the country's rising population.On 18 July, the Genetic Engineering...

Noodles bad for heart: Why S-Koreans aren't happy with this study

Aug 21, 2014 at 13:34 | Source: FirstPost

Seoul, South Korea:Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl of his beloved fast food, wobbling on his feet but still defi...

DVC awaits Jharkhand energiser

Aug 21, 2014 at 09:37 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

Ranchi/Calcutta, Aug. 20: Power utility Damodar Valley Corporation is expecting an early clearance of dues from the Jharkhand State Electricity Board to tide itself over an impending generation hurdle arising out of its inability to pay for coal. Th...

Taxi firm Uber starts same-day grocery delivery service in US

Aug 20, 2014 at 23:02 | Source: BBC

Taxi and private car hire service Uber has launched a grocery delivery service in the US. The Corner Store facility is available as an option via its main smartphone app and covers more than 100 items. The products are competitively priced against hi...

Flir One: See in the dark via your smartphone

Aug 20, 2014 at 18:31 | Source: Economic Times

NEW YORK: See in the dark through this smartphone. Flir One is a $349 (Rs.21,220) iPhone accessory that allows your smartphone's display to show glowing heat signatures of people, animals and anything else you point the camera to, says the informatio...

India to be launch pad for Amazon's plan to deliver packages using drones; deliveries may start by Diwali

Aug 20, 2014 at 05:42 | Source: Economic Times

BANGALORE: India, not US, will be the launch-pad for Amazon's plan to deliver packages using drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, according to two people aware of the development. The US-based e-tailer will debut its drone delivery service with trial...

Q A: Kashmir dispute

Aug 20, 2014 at 05:42 | Source: BBC

The mountainous region of Kashmir has been a flashpoint between India and Pakistan for more than 60 years. BBC News provides a step-by-step guide to the dispute. Why is Kashmir disputed? The territory of Kashmir was hotly contested even before India ...

Gujarat, Maharashtra & Karnataka command highest share in investments attracted by India�s hotels & tourism industry: Study

Aug 19, 2014 at 18:42 | Source: Assocham

Gujarat Govt. should hold tourism fests abroad to attract foreign tourists in large nos. Gujarat followed by Maharashtra and Karnataka are leading states attracting significant investments in India s hotels and tourism industry together accounting f...

Cosmonauts head outside space station for satellite launch, research

Aug 18, 2014 at 23:30 | Source: FirstPost

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. - A pair of Russian cosmonauts began their workweek on Monday floating outside the International Space Station to toss out a small satellite for a university in Peru, install science experiments and tackle some housekeeping chores...

Post tax hike on cigarettes, tougher anti-tobacco law in the offing

Aug 18, 2014 at 04:52 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modiled NDA government has virtually declared war on tobacco. After raising taxes on cigarettes and calling for a countrywide ban on sale of tobacco products, the Centre is now planning to introduce tougher provisions under la...

B-school graduates now want PSU jobs over private sector: survey

Aug 16, 2014 at 14:00 | Source: FirstPost

Mumbai: Business school graduates are now increasingly preferring to work in public sector undertakings over private entities owing to a plethora of factors including job security and lucrative salaries besides generous perks and special allowances, ...

PSUs attracting talent from B-schools: ASSOCHAM; B-school grads lukewarm preference for foreign companies & attracted to PSUs;

Aug 16, 2014 at 13:57 | Source: Assocham

Wish you all A very Happy Independence Day. More and more pass-outs from business schools are flocking to topline public sector companies due to job security, improving prospects of firms and headwinds faced by the private sector, especially those i...

B-school graduates now prefer PSU jobs over private ones: survey

Aug 16, 2014 at 10:13 | Source: FirstPost

Mumbai: Business school graduates are now increasingly preferring to work in public sector undertakings over private entities owing to a plethora of factors including job security and lucrative salaries besides generous perks and special allowances, ...

J&K: BJP welcomes Modi's announcedment of Rs 8000 cr package for roads

Aug 14, 2014 at 21:56 | Source: FirstPost

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir BJP today welcomed the Rs 8000-crore package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for development of four highways in the state."We welcome and appreciate the Rs 8000-crore package announced by Narendra Modi, during...

Asda restructuring to cut 1,360 jobs

Aug 14, 2014 at 18:37 | Source: BBC

Asda has announced a shake-up of its management structure, which is likely to result in 1,360 redundancies. The supermarket chain first outlined the proposals in May, and had initially forecast that up to 2,600 people would lose their jobs. After a 4...

Topper Learning offers freedom from exam stress on Independence Day

Aug 14, 2014 at 17:03 | Source: FirstPost

One of the leading educational services in India, Topper Learning ( is launching an exclusive offer on 15 August 2014 to make the 68th Independence Day truly special for students. Experience freedom from exam stress! "As t...

Ukraine: NATO's move to protect members sends it back to basics

Aug 14, 2014 at 15:44 | Source: FirstPost

Paris: More than two decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union brought an end to the Cold War, Ukraine's crisis is driving the US-led defence alliance back to its original purpose: To protect its members against a perceived Russian threat.Presid...

South Korea cuts lending rate to boost domestic growth

Aug 14, 2014 at 14:41 | Source: BBC

South Korea's central bank has cuts its key lending rate to 2.25% from 2.5%. The move, the first cut in 15 months, is designed to boost growth at home, which has been sluggish since the sinking of a ferry carrying hundreds of passengers - many s...

India aviation sector rescue plans unveiled

Aug 14, 2014 at 14:41 | Source: BBC

India has set out plans to allow aviation firms to import jet fuel directly, as part of a package aimed at bolstering the ailing air industry. A ministerial panel also recommended debt restructuring for Air India and that foreign firms could take a s...

How Godrej helped India in its fight for freedom

Aug 14, 2014 at 13:44 | Source: FirstPost

For 117 years, Godrej has been sustaining lives and completing homes in India. With its range of products for consumers and industries, Godrej has been making Indians self-reliant-be it the iconic Godrej locks or the wardrobes that have evolved with ...

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