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Infosys to create 250 new technology jobs in Ireland

(The new roles are in addition…) LONDON: Software services giant Infosys will expand its operations in Ireland, doubling the number of staff in the country to 500 in three years and setting up its first product-centric research and development centre outside India. “I am delighted to welcome 250 new jobs at Infosys. This is a vote of confidence in Ireland, ... Read More »

Devendra Fadanvis calls on farmers to adopt new agriculture technology

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis has called on farmers to adopt new technologies in order to improve and increase their farm yield, which will ultimately result in their well being. Inaugurating the 7th edition of agriculture festival ‘Agro Vision’ here last evening, Fadanvis said due to rapid changes in climate, embracing new methodology and technologies was the “need of the ... Read More »

Climate change deal has no winners or losers, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today described the landmark climate change deal reached in Paris last night as the victory of “climate justice”. He said there are no winners or losers in the outcome and appreciated how every country rose to the challenge for reaching the agreement at the Conference of Parties (COP)-21. “Outcome of #ParisAgreement has no winners or losers. ... Read More »

Modi govt adopted zero tolerance towards terrorism: Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that the NDA government had adopted a zero tolerance policy towards terrorism and was committed towards making India a secular and safe nation to live in. Commemorating the 14th anniversary of the Parliament attacks, Rajnath Singh said that the country would never forget the supreme sacrifices made by the martyrs in the tragic ... Read More »

Parliament should function through debate, not disruption, says President Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee today said Parliament should function through debate and not disruption. “There are three D’s through which Parliament functions. These are debate, dissent and decision,” Mukherjee said while delivering the keynote address in memory of former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru at Calcutta University Centenary Hall in Kolkata. “I never heard of the fourth ‘D’, which is disruption… Parliamentary ... Read More »

Explained: What is Ola, Uber’s surge pricing and how to avoid it

After months of affordable travel in Ola and Uber cabs, commuters in cities like Delhi and Mumbai are now finding that the travel has become costly. Reason: almost all the time now there is “surge pricing” going on. So when you take a cab nowadays, you don’t pay the regular fare. Instead, you shell out the fare multiplied by the ... Read More »

Sundar Pichai speaks on intolerance ahead of India visit

 Earlier today the India-born Google CEO Sundar Pichai has extended his support to Muslims all over the world. “We must support Muslim and other minority communities in the US and around the world,” he said in a post on Medium. Recalling his early days in the US, he says “it’s so disheartening to see the intolerant discourse playing out in ... Read More »

Woman delivers baby in Delhi cab, names him Uber

 A woman in New Delhi has named her newborn after U.S.-based online taxi-hailing service Uber after she delivered a baby boy in an Uber cab. The woman, Babli, on Thursday hired the cab after repeated calls for an ambulance went unanswered. Babli, who was accompanied by two females, wanted to be taken to state-run Safdarjung Hospital. But they had to ... Read More »

Odd-even number formula row: Delhi Police to finalise plan of action after AAP govt prepares its draft policy

While the Delhi government continues to explore the feasibility of the odd-even number vehicle formula, Delhi Police have said they would finalise their plan of action only after a draft policy is prepared by the government. Senior officials said the Delhi Traffic Police would pitch for a hefty penalty and seek amendment in the Motor Vehicles Act for prosecuting the ... Read More »

With landmark climate accord, world marks turn from fossil fuels

The global climate summit in Paris forged a landmark agreement on Saturday, setting the course for a historic transformation of the world’s fossil fuel-driven economy within decades in a bid to arrest global warming. After four years of fraught UN talks often pitting the interests of rich nations against poor, imperilled island states against rising economic powerhouses, French Foreign Minister ... Read More »