India’s debt lower than best, emerging market economies: IMF

Washington, Oct 10 India’s debt is lower than the best or emerging market economies in the world, a top IMF official has said as he cautioned that the global debt has reached a new record high of USD 182 trillion in 2017. Vitor Gasper, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Director of Fiscal Affairs Department, said India’s […]

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Will cause third World War if I join politics: Indra Nooyi

New York, Oct 10 PepsiCo’s India-born former CEO Indra Nooyi has said she would cause a third World War if she joins politics as she is “too outspoken”. Asia Society, a non-profit organisation that focuses on educating the world about Asia, honoured 62-year-old Nooyi Tuesday with the ‘Game Changer of the Year Award’ here in […]

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Kavanaugh poised for confirmation to Supreme Court

Washington, Oct 6 (AFP) Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the US Supreme Court appeared all but assured after two key lawmakers who had wavered on his controversial nomination signaled their support. Senate Republican Susan Collins Friday affirmed in a closely-watched floor speech that she will vote for the conservative jurist nominated by President Donald Trump, and moments […]

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Senate panel receives FBI report on Kavanaugh

Washington, Oct 4 The Senate Judiciary Committee says it has received an FBI report on sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley tweeted early Thursday, “Supplemental FBI background file for Judge Kavanaugh has been received.” Grassley is expected to read the FBI report on Thursday morning, followed by […]

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Pak foreign minister seeks US role for talks with India

Washington, Oct 4 Pakistan wants the US to facilitate talks with India as the two nations are not engaging bilaterally, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said, warning that the absence of dialogue could lead to escalation of tension. But the Pakistani request on the facilitation of the talks has been rejected by the US, […]

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First known exomoon may have been discovered’

NEW YORK, OCT 4 Astronomers using Hubble and Kepler space telescopes have found compelling evidence for the existence of the first known moon outside our solar system, orbiting a gas-giant planet 8,000 light-years away. According to the finding published in the journal Science Advances, the candidate exomoon — moons orbiting planets in other star systems […]

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Trump taps Indian-American woman to head nuclear energy division

Washington, Oct 4 US President Donald Trump has nominated prominent Indian-American nuclear expert Rita Baranwal to head the nuclear energy division at the department of energy. If approved by the Senate, Baranwal will be an assistant secretary of energy, responsible for nuclear technology research and the development and management of the department’s nuclear technology infrastructure, […]

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India jumps 23 notches to 77th rank on World Bank’s ‘ease of doing biz’ ranking

Washington/New Delhi, Oct 31 India improved its ranking on the World Bank’s ‘ease of doing business’ report for the second straight year, jumping 23 places to the 77th position on the back of reforms related to insolvency, taxation and other areas. India was ranked 100th in the World Bank’s Doing Business report last year. The […]

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Trump admin reiterates support for India’s role in reformed UNSC

New York, Sep 29 (PTI) The Trump administration has reiterated its support for India’s bid for a permanent seat on a reformed UN Security Council, a senior US official said, emphasizing that the two “global partners” share a commitment to work together on global challenges like denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for […]

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Data of 50 mn Facebook users at risk after security breach, accounts from India likely hit

Washington, Sep 29 (PTI) Data of 50 million Facebook users have been exposed following a massive security breach by unknown hackers, its CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, amid fears that a significant number of the accounts affected could be from India. The precautionary measure taken by the social media giant has impacted another 40 million users, Zuckerberg […]

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