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With self-driving cars a distant dream, here’s how technology is already hitting Indian roads

With self-driving cars a distant dream, here’s how technology is already hitting Indian roads

Autonomous cars, or self-driving cars as they are popularly called, are no longer a subject of fiction. Global companies such as Uber, Tesla and Google have made giant strides towards developing efficient self-driving vehicles. The general notion is that self-driving cars are first-world technology. For India, these cars may be a few years away, but [...]

November 25, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on With self-driving cars a distant dream, here’s how technology is already hitting Indian roads

Carnage in Indian IT: Wipro, Infosys, Tech Mahindra, Cognizant slash jobs

Carnage in Indian IT: Wipro, Infosys, Tech Mahindra, Cognizant slash jobs

  Once India’s global claim to fame, the country’s information technology (IT) sector is seeing a spate of layoffs by IT majors like Tech Mahindra, Wipro, Infosys and Cognizant.   The churn in the IT sector — which is moving towards increasing automation, use of artificial intelligence and is beset by tightening visa regulations — [...]

May 11, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Carnage in Indian IT: Wipro, Infosys, Tech Mahindra, Cognizant slash jobs

3 Indian journalists to get International Health Media Fellowship

3 Indian journalists to get International Health Media Fellowship

Three Indian journalists – Dinesh C Sharma (middle), Vidya Krishnan (left) and Nabeela Khan – have been selected this year for the International Health Media Fellowships awarded by the Australian high commission and DataLEADS. Three Indian journalists – Dinesh C Sharma, Vidya Krishnan and Nabeela Khan – have been selected this year for the International [...]

May 5, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on 3 Indian journalists to get International Health Media Fellowship

Indian real estate gets a measly 1% share of global capital inflows

Indian real estate gets a measly 1% share of global capital inflows

It makes for a telling revelation that considering the 11,500 developers under the CREDAI (Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India) umbrella, the number of developers who have consistently delivered projects across all three phases of the Indian residential real estate cycle over a 11-year period, stands at a measly 124. As per sold [...]

February 3, 2017 Saheli Real Estate Comments Off on Indian real estate gets a measly 1% share of global capital inflows

Indian business fliers’ bills touched US$29.6 billion in 2015: Report

Indian business fliers’ bills touched US$29.6 billion in 2015: Report

Business fliers in India drew a travel bill of US$29.6 billion (Rs2,01,909 crore) in 2015, making it among the world’s top 10 countries in spending on business travel, said a white paper released in Mumbai on Wednesday. While China topped the list followed by the US, Germany, Japan and the UK, India stood tenth, the [...]

January 20, 2017 Saheli Business Comments Off on Indian business fliers’ bills touched US$29.6 billion in 2015: Report

French and Indian space agencies sign a technology partnership agreement

French and Indian space agencies sign a technology partnership agreement

The French and Indian space agencies have signed a technology partnership agreement. The deal between the French space agency CNES and Indian space agency ISRO covers work on launch technology, including how to streamline mission costs. A separate deal between CNES and TeamIndus, a competitor in the Google Lunar X Prize, will equip the Indian [...]

January 10, 2017 Saheli Technology Comments Off on French and Indian space agencies sign a technology partnership agreement

Israel emerging as new hub of int’l education for Indian students

Israel emerging as new hub of int’l education for Indian students

With Israeli President Reuven Rivlin visiting India on Monday, promoting education ties between the two countries will be one of the top agendas of discussion. Around fifteen MoUs are going to be signed between Indian and Israeli universities in the field of research and promoting exchange of faculty between the two countries. The MoUs that [...]

November 14, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Israel emerging as new hub of int’l education for Indian students

Where the Indian real estate sector will really take a hit due to demonetisation

Where the Indian real estate sector will really take a hit due to demonetisation

There is currently a lot of debate happening on how the government’s demonetisation move will impact the real estate sector. The Nifty Realty Index fell almost 12% on Wednesday, purely on sentiment. While the bellwether indices are hinting at dark days ahead, these fears can at best be called unfounded when it comes to the [...]

November 11, 2016 Saheli Real Estate Comments Off on Where the Indian real estate sector will really take a hit due to demonetisation

Is Trump win an ‘unwelcome’ message for Indian students?

Is Trump win an ‘unwelcome’ message for Indian students?

Donald Trump’s surprise win as president in the US will give an unwelcoming message to international students. It will hurt the attractiveness of the US as the most preferred destination of choice. It’s an opinion, however, that many disagree with. Dr Rahul Choudaha, co-founder, interEDGE.org, a US-based firm specialising in international student success, feels recruitment [...]

November 9, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Is Trump win an ‘unwelcome’ message for Indian students?

Get set, study! Indian states to be ranked on educational performance

Get set, study! Indian states to be ranked on educational performance

Soon, the government will rank all Indian states on the basis of their performance in education. The ranking parameters will include quality of school infrastructure, learning and research outcomes, innovation and much more. The whole idea behind this is to introduce a spirit of competition among states and push them to improve the quality of [...]

October 18, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Get set, study! Indian states to be ranked on educational performance

Everything is going right for Indian economy, says KV Kamath

Everything is going right for Indian economy, says KV Kamath

Sounding exuberant, veteran banker and New Development Bank (NDB) President K V Kamath has said everything is going right for India at present and the third largest Asian economy will witness a “sudden uptick” in fortunes soon. “Everything is going right… the government should keep the accelerator fixed firmly to the ground,” Kamath, who is [...]

October 15, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Everything is going right for Indian economy, says KV Kamath

Pakistan ‘completely rejects’ Indian claim of cross-border strikes

Pakistan ‘completely rejects’ Indian claim of cross-border strikes

Pakistan on Friday “completely rejected” India’s claim to have sent troops across its disputed border in Kashmir to kill suspected militants, as India evacuated villages near the frontier amid concerns about a military escalation. In a rare public announcement of such a raid, India on Thursday said it had carried out “surgical strikes”, sending special [...]

September 30, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Pakistan ‘completely rejects’ Indian claim of cross-border strikes