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Artificial Intelligence Has Come of Age, Says Nasscom President R Chandrashekhar

Artificial Intelligence Has Come of Age, Says Nasscom President R Chandrashekhar

HIGHLIGHTS Saudi Arabia recently granted citizenship to a robot It is more of a “symbolic gesture” meant to draw the attention, he said “But actually machines created many more jobs than they eliminated” As Saudi Arabia’s decision to grant citizenship to a robot makes international headlines, a top official of the Indian IT industry body [...]

December 2, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Artificial Intelligence Has Come of Age, Says Nasscom President R Chandrashekhar

UGC panel suggests changing AMU, BHU names; govt says no such plan

UGC panel suggests changing AMU, BHU names; govt says no such plan

The UGC panel was formed to probe the alleged irregularities in 10 central universities. New Delhi/Ahmedabad:A University Grants Commission (UGC) panel has recommended removal of words such as ‘Hindu’ and ‘Muslim’ from the names of Banaras Hindu University and Aligarh Muslim University even as Union human resource development (HRD) minister Prakash Javadekar said the suggestion [...]

November 10, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on UGC panel suggests changing AMU, BHU names; govt says no such plan

Eating alone could be bad for your health, study says

Eating alone could be bad for your health, study says

Going out for dinner with friends is one of the undisputed joys of life but new research suggests it may also be good for our physical health, after scientists found that eating alone increases an individual’s risk of developing heart disease and diabetes. It was concluded that men who dined solo at least twice a day were [...]

October 28, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Eating alone could be bad for your health, study says

Germany says ‘nein’ to U.S. energy ambitions, survey shows

Germany says ‘nein’ to U.S. energy ambitions, survey shows

 Norway is the most trustworthy partner for European natural gas and most Germans see the United States as less-than-forthcoming on energy, a survey found. Forsa Institute, one of the leading polling firms in Germany, conducted a survey of public opinion about the regional energy industry on behalf of German energy company Wintershall. The firm has [...]

July 31, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Germany says ‘nein’ to U.S. energy ambitions, survey shows

Senegalese oil plans well funded, Australian company says

Senegalese oil plans well funded, Australian company says

 With more than $90 million in cash, the capital is available to support the development of the rich oil reserves offshore Senegal, an Australian company said. FAR Ltd., an Australian energy company and one of the early movers into West Africa, said two blocks offshore Gambia hold at least 1 billion barrels of oil. Offshore [...]

July 31, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Senegalese oil plans well funded, Australian company says

More medical colleges: Port hospitals to be teaching institutes, says Gadkari

More medical colleges: Port hospitals to be teaching institutes, says Gadkari

New Delhi The government plans to convert existing hospitals at India’s major ports into medical colleges and super speciality centres on PPP basis, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday. “We will convert the existing hospitals at our ports into medical colleges and super speciality centres on a PPP basis,” shipping, road transport and highways [...]

July 14, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on More medical colleges: Port hospitals to be teaching institutes, says Gadkari

Brexit: Stripping London of £800bn clearing business could cost investors £80bn, says London Stock Exchange

Brexit: Stripping London of £800bn clearing business could cost investors £80bn, says London Stock Exchange

Two prominent City of London figures have warned EU leaders about the dangers of stripping London of the lucrative euro clearing trade after Brexit. A proposed move could cost investors €100bn (£83bn) over five years, Xavier Rolet, chief executive of the London Stock Exchange, said on Monday. Seperately, Michael Spencer, founder of broker Icap described the [...]

May 22, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Brexit: Stripping London of £800bn clearing business could cost investors £80bn, says London Stock Exchange

WhatsApp Says India Top Market for Video Calling Minutes; Over 55 Million Video Calls Made Per Day Globally

WhatsApp Says India Top Market for Video Calling Minutes; Over 55 Million Video Calls Made Per Day Globally

After intensive testing, WhatsApp started rolling out the video calling feature in November last year across all platforms globally. Now, after six months of the feature being live, WhatsApp confirms that India is the top country in the world to use the video calling feature. In India, a total of over 50 million video calling [...]

May 9, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on WhatsApp Says India Top Market for Video Calling Minutes; Over 55 Million Video Calls Made Per Day Globally

Government Says No Proposal to Let Private Cars Share Rides for Fare

Government Says No Proposal to Let Private Cars Share Rides for Fare

The government has said there is no proposal under its consideration to allow private car owners to share rides and charge fare, and no steps have been taken to evolve a regulatory mechanism over the same. “At present there is no such proposal under consideration of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways,” Minister of [...]

April 5, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Government Says No Proposal to Let Private Cars Share Rides for Fare

Trump attack on judges ‘demoralising’ says Supreme Court pick

Trump attack on judges ‘demoralising’ says Supreme Court pick

Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court has described the president’s attacks on the judiciary as “demoralising” and “disheartening”. Neil Gorsuch’s comments were made to a Democratic senator and confirmed by his spokesman. The president called a judge who halted his controversial travel ban a “so-called judge”, and said any terror attacks on US soil [...]

February 9, 2017 Saheli News Comments Off on Trump attack on judges ‘demoralising’ says Supreme Court pick

Budget 2017: Experts have hailed note ban’s positive impact on real estate, says government

Budget 2017: Experts have hailed note ban’s positive impact on real estate, says government

NEW DELHI: Brushing aside alleged reports of losses to the real estate sector during last quarter of 2016 due to demonetisation, the Centre today said experts feel that the move will purge the sector from the influence of black money, thereby making purchases affordable and within the reach of common man. Minister of State for [...]

February 3, 2017 Saheli Real Estate Comments Off on Budget 2017: Experts have hailed note ban’s positive impact on real estate, says government

OPEC, ALLIES SAYS PRODUCTION CUTS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

OPEC, ALLIES SAYS PRODUCTION CUTS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

VIENNA (AP) — OPEC and key non-OPEC oil producers are near their target of taking 1.8 million barrels of crude a day off global markets less than two months after agreeing to do so in efforts to push up the price of crude, Russia’s energy minister said Sunday. Alexander Novak’s upbeat comments to reporters came [...]

January 23, 2017 Saheli Business Comments Off on OPEC, ALLIES SAYS PRODUCTION CUTS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE