Author Archives: Loknath Das

Three years of BJP rule: Despite promises of job creation, unemployment rate has slightly risen

India’s unemployment rate has registered a slight increase since the Bharatiya Janata Party government began its term in May 2014, despite the government’s professed emphasis on job creation, according to an analysis of government data. The unemployment rate in 2015-’16 was 5% of the labour force, up from 4.9% in 2013-’14, the year before the BJP assumed power. As the ... Read More »

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Education: Combine and conquer

In 2009, veterinary ophthalmologist Ron Ofri took a call about a flock of sheep in northern Israel. Some of the lambs were day-blind: they wandered easily at night, but stood motionless when the Sun rose. Nature Ofri, a researcher at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem who has a PhD and a doctorate in veterinary medicine (DVM), examined the sheep. Then ... Read More »

The energy lag and tech technicals: Here’s what could drive markets on Wednesday

As OPEC members are set to convene later this week, WTI crude oil ekes above $50 per barrel and investors pile into bets on the euro, Miller Tabak equity strategist Matt Maley highlights three key themes for Wednesday and the week ahead. 1. The crude oil/energy stocks relationship Crude oil rose to a five-week high in Tuesday trading as investors ... Read More »

Technology Elevates New Theme Park Experiences in Orlando

FILE – In this April 29, 2017, file photo, landscaping consisting of real Earth plant species mixed with sculpted Pandora artificial flora is surrounded by ponds and gentle waterfalls at the Pandora-World of Avatar land attraction in Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The 12-acre land, inspired by the “Avatar” movie, opens ... Read More »

Is social media making you unsociable? Research reveals Facebook and Twitter stops you seeing friends

Social media should be one of the best ways of being, well, sociable. But new research has revealed it could be having the opposite effect and leaving people more and more isolated. And the more social media sites people are signed up to, the less likely they are to see their friends in real life. LooseEnds, an app designed to ... Read More »

In BJP Boss Amit Shah’s ‘Welcome’ To Rajinikanth, Some Read Between Lines

On superstar Rajinikanth joining politics, BJP’s Amit Shah said “all good people are welcome” CHENNAI: HIGHLIGHTS Actor Rajinikanth said he will join politics “if God wills it” Tamil Nadu BJP claim Rajinikanth is a natural fit in their party PM Modi visited Rajinikanth’s Poes Garden residence three years ago After Rajinikanth’s less than direct confirmation that he is contemplating a ... Read More »

iPhone 8, iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus Moulds Leaked in Images

HIGHLIGHTS iPhone 8 is seen sporting a vertical dual camera setup It will be slightly taller and wider than the iPhone 7s The iPhone 7s will sport a single camera setup only The anniversary edition iPhone, reportedly called the iPhone 8, has been leaked massively, with new information cropping up online almost every day. A fresh bout brings images of ... Read More »

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to roll out school choice plan in Indianapolis

Betsy DeVos (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Before she was picked by President Trump to head up the U.S. Department of Education, Betsy DeVos was the chairwoman of the American Federal for Children, a pro-school choice lobbying group. When she visits Indianapolis Monday night, Secretary DeVos will address a sea of friendly and familiar faces at the ... Read More »

Florida man tries to kiss rattlesnake; gets bitten

A Florida man who tried to kiss a rattlesnake, only for it to snub his advances and bite him, is recovering in hospital. The snake was found by Charles Goff, a resident of Putnam County, in the north-east of the state, on Monday. A day later, a neighbour, named by a local CBS channel as Ron Reinold, started playing with ... Read More »