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Jio Platforms raises Rs. 11,367 crore from KKR: Details here

22 May 2020

Jio Platforms raises Rs. 11,367 crore from KKR: Details here

Jio Platforms, the company holding the telecom and digital businesses of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has raised Rs. 11,367 crore ($1.5 billion) from US-based equity firm KKR.

FATF's Asia Pacific arm blacklists Pakistan for not curbing terror-funding

23 Aug 2019

FATF's Asia Pacific arm blacklists Pakistan for not curbing terror-funding

In a big setback for Pakistan, the Asia Pacific division of global terror watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has put the country on its blacklist over its failure to curb terror financing.

Twitter appoints former Network18 Digital CEO as India MD

22 Apr 2019

Twitter appoints former Network18 Digital CEO as India MD

Twitter has roped in Manish Maheshwari, the former CEO of Network18 Digital group, as the Managing Director (MD) of its India operations.

IIT-Bombay graduate Rajesh Subramaniam named FedEx President, CEO

27 Dec 2018

IIT-Bombay graduate Rajesh Subramaniam named FedEx President, CEO

Rajesh Subramaniam, an Indian-American IIT-Bombay graduate, has been named the President and CEO of US-based multinational courier delivery giant FedEx Express.

Filmmaker Nandita Das to be honored with FIAPF Award

23 Nov 2018

Filmmaker Nandita Das to be honored with FIAPF Award

Filmmaker Nandita Das will be honored with the FIAPF (French: Fédération Internationale des Associations de Producteurs de Films) Award at the 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) in Brisbane, Australia.

Pune: 4-year-old gets India's first successful skull implant

10 Oct 2018

Pune: 4-year-old gets India's first successful skull implant

In what makes for a medical marvel, doctors in Pune have successfully replaced 60% damaged skull of a 4-year-old girl, making it India's first.

IIT-Kharagpur to set up Academy of Leadership: Director

04 Oct 2018

IIT-Kharagpur to set up Academy of Leadership: Director

IIT-Kharagpur is all set to establish an "Academy of Leadership" which intends to develop innovative programs combining the core curricula in science and engineering disciplines with philosophy and liberal arts.

#GamingBytes: New and 'uncapturable' Pokemon appears in Pokemon Go

22 Sep 2018

#GamingBytes: New and 'uncapturable' Pokemon appears in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go gamers are in for a surprise as a new Pokemon has started to appear. However, it does not show up on the Pokedex and cannot be registered.

Android One-based Motorola One smartphones unveiled; India launch in October

31 Aug 2018

Android One-based Motorola One smartphones unveiled; India launch in October

In the ongoing IFA 2018 tech show in Berlin, Lenovo-owned Motorola has unveiled its latest Android One-based smartphones - the Motorola One and Motorola One Power.

Seven Indians in Asia Pacific team for IAAF Continental Cup

29 Aug 2018

Seven Indians in Asia Pacific team for IAAF Continental Cup

Seven Indian athletes, including Neeraj Chopra, Hima Das and Muhammed Anas, were named in the Asia Pacific team.

India among 'top 10' destinations for Chinese tourists in Asia

22 Aug 2018

India among 'top 10' destinations for Chinese tourists in Asia

India ranks among the top 10 popular destinations for Chinese travelers in Asia, especially for social media-influenced millennials, according to a report.

Indian banks, insurance companies increasingly embracing digitization: US tech expert

17 Aug 2018

Indian banks, insurance companies increasingly embracing digitization: US tech expert

Indian banks and insurance companies are increasingly embracing digitization in line with the government's "Digital India" initiative, according to an American technology expert.

Want to work with WhatsApp India? Here's your chance

20 Jul 2018

Want to work with WhatsApp India? Here's your chance

For its first full-time hire in India, WhatsApp is looking for a country head, a position that has been vacant since long.

Malaysia: AirAsia announces $30bn deal for 100 Airbus planes

19 Jul 2018

Malaysia: AirAsia announces $30bn deal for 100 Airbus planes

Malaysian budget airline AirAsia today announced an additional order of 34 Airbus A330neo planes, bringing the total value of its expanded 100-plane order to $30 billion.

Jury-member thought Priyanka was 'too-dark' to be crowned Miss India

19 Jul 2018

Jury-member thought Priyanka was 'too-dark' to be crowned Miss India

Priyanka Chopra wasn't the obvious choice for the "Miss India" title 18 years ago as one jury member felt her complexion was "too dark", says a new book on the star who turned 36 yesterday.

Connaught Place, world's 9th most expensive office location: CBRE

11 Jul 2018

Connaught Place, world's 9th most expensive office location: CBRE

New Delhi's Connaught Place moved one notch up to become the world's ninth most expensive office location with an annual prime rent of $153.26/sqft from last year's 10th most expensive office location, property consultant CBRE said.

More women in labor-force can boost India-GDP: McKinsey World Institute

26 Jun 2018

More women in labor-force can boost India-GDP: McKinsey World Institute

India has one of the largest opportunities worldwide to boost GDP by increasing women's participation in the labor force, which presently stands at "only 25% ", a report by McKinsey World Institute said.

Dubai-Mumbai busiest international route; witnesses 2.5mn passengers in FY 2017-18

23 Jun 2018

Dubai-Mumbai busiest international route; witnesses 2.5mn passengers in FY 2017-18

The Dubai-Mumbai air sector witnessed the highest flow of passengers at about 2.5 million during the 2017-18 financial year, primarily led by migrant workers, according to data released by the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

Netflix team meets Fadnavis to discuss promotion of Marathi films

08 Jun 2018

Netflix team meets Fadnavis to discuss promotion of Marathi films

Now you might find Marathi movies like 'Sairat' on America's favourite entertainment company Netflix as a delegation of the company today called on Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai and expressed willingness to work for the promotion and branding of Marathi films.

IISc-Bengaluru India's only institution among top-100 in THE Reputation Rankings

31 May 2018

IISc-Bengaluru India's only institution among top-100 in THE Reputation Rankings

Regaining its lost position after a lull of seven years, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, has made it to the top-100 in the Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings 2018.

US Pacific Command is now US Indo-Pacific Command: Trump admin

31 May 2018

US Pacific Command is now US Indo-Pacific Command: Trump admin

The Trump administration today renamed the US Pacific Command to US Indo-Pacific Command in recognition of the increasing connectivity between the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Indian street dancers can participate in Asia-Pacific Street Dance Championship

25 Apr 2018

Indian street dancers can participate in Asia-Pacific Street Dance Championship

The United Dance Organization is going to start the inaugural Asia Pacific Street Dance Championships in China this November 3-4.

Economic Freedom Index: India ranks 130; up by 13 spots

12 Apr 2018

Economic Freedom Index: India ranks 130; up by 13 spots

With an economic freedom score of 54.5, India was ranked 130 in the 2018 annual index of Economic Freedom released by The Heritage Foundation, an American conservative public policy think-tank based in Washington.

Uber signs Virat Kohli as India brand ambassador

09 Mar 2018

Uber signs Virat Kohli as India brand ambassador

Uber has signed on celebrity cricketer Virat Kohli as its brand ambassador in India, the first time it has appointed one in Asia Pacific.

India ranks 81st in 2017's Global Corruption Perception index

22 Feb 2018

India ranks 81st in 2017's Global Corruption Perception index

According to an index released by Berlin-based non-government organization Transparency International (TI) recently, India has been ranked 81st in the global corruption perception index for 2017.

Mumbai-Delhi third busiest air route, but with poor punctuality

11 Jan 2018

Mumbai-Delhi third busiest air route, but with poor punctuality

The Mumbai-Delhi air route was the third busiest last year with about 130 flights daily, an air travel intelligence company has found.

#ThatWas2017: Top sporting achievements by India in 2017

31 Dec 2017

#ThatWas2017: Top sporting achievements by India in 2017

India did fairly well in sports in the year gone by, with major victories ranging from PV Sindhu's World Championships silver medal to Indian blind cricket team winning the T20 World Cup.

India wins Miss World title after 17 years!

18 Nov 2017

India wins Miss World title after 17 years!

It's been a long wait, but India has finally broken the dry spell.

India the most corrupt nation in Asia, study finds

01 Sep 2017

India the most corrupt nation in Asia, study finds

The Narendra Modi government has launched several schemes to combat corruption, but if findings by anti-corruption body Transparency International are anything to go by, they don't seem to have had much practical effect.

JioPhone wants a tailored version of WhatsApp

04 Aug 2017

JioPhone wants a tailored version of WhatsApp

According to reports, JioPhone, i.e. the 4G enabled feature phone launched by the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio, will run a customized version of WhatsApp, the world's largest instant messaging service.

Boeing pegs India's demand at 2,100 aircraft, over 20 years

01 Aug 2017

Boeing pegs India's demand at 2,100 aircraft, over 20 years

India is now one of the fastest growing aviation markets, thanks to affordable pricing and preference shift. With domestic passenger traffic witnessing a growth of 20% and more in the recent years, aviation numbers will continue to rise.

LinkedIn launches 'Made in India' Lite app for Android users

21 Jul 2017

LinkedIn launches 'Made in India' Lite app for Android users

LinkedIn has announced the launch of the LinkedIn Lite app, a data-light version of its Android app which takes up less than 1 MB of storage.

Bengaluru: Namma Metro workers call off their strike

07 Jul 2017

Bengaluru: Namma Metro workers call off their strike

Bengalureans heaved a sigh of relief after Namma metro workers withdrew their strike and normal metro services were restored.

The world now has over 5 billion mobile subscriptions

22 Jun 2017

The world now has over 5 billion mobile subscriptions

GSMA Intelligence, the research division of the trade organization representing mobile networks across the world, released a report stating that the world has over 5 billion mobile subscribers now.

Rape victim sues Uber for obtaining her medical records

16 Jun 2017

Rape victim sues Uber for obtaining her medical records

A woman, raped by an Uber driver in Delhi in December 2014, has sued the ride-hailing company for accessing her medical records.

Neeru Chadha first Indian woman in UN's ITLOS

15 Jun 2017

Neeru Chadha first Indian woman in UN's ITLOS

International law expert Neeru Chadha has become the first Indian woman to be elected as judge to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) for 2017-2026.

Government wants to know all about your online shopping spree

13 Jun 2017

Government wants to know all about your online shopping spree

Every day more Indian consumers are moving from brick-and-mortar stores to e-commerce sites for their needs due to the ease of use, availability of options, larger inventory etc.

Ola partners with Google, launches extremely lightweight app

19 May 2017

Ola partners with Google, launches extremely lightweight app

At the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco, Ola announced a partnership with Google to launch what is called a Progressive Web App (PWA), or a lightweight website version of their app.

Online clothing rental market set to boom: says report

10 Apr 2017

Online clothing rental market set to boom: says report

An Alliance Market Research survey predicted that online clothing rental market would register compound annual growth rate of 10.6%, reaching $1856 million by 2023.

India looks to the moon to solve energy problems

20 Feb 2017

India looks to the moon to solve energy problems

According to Sivathanu Pillai, a distinguished scientist from ISRO, all of India's energy requirements are likely to be met by extracting resources from the moon by 2030.