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Southern Railway to operate special trains to Kerala

Chennai, Aug 10: The Southern Railway on Saturday announced operation of special trains to and from Kerala, which is facing torrential downpour and floods, to clear stranded passengers.

However, services remained affected in the Palakkad and Trivandrum divisions for the second day, with the Southern Railway announcing cancellation of 15 trains in these routes, covering various destinations.

On...

RBI cuts interest rate by 35 basis points

Mumbai, Aug 7: The Reserve Bank on Wednesday cut key interest rate for the fourth consecutive time, as it reduces repo rate by 35 basis points to 5.40 per cent to boost the slowing economy.

The six-member monetary policy committee (MPC) also maintained the accommodative stance on the monetary policy.

Noting that inflation is currently projected to remain...

Plea in SC challenging Presidential order on Article 370

New Delhi, Aug 6: A petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Tuesday challenging the Presidential order on Article 370 which revokes the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir .

The plea has been filed by advocate M L Sharma who claimed that the Presidential order was "illegal" as it was passed without taking consent from the...

ISRO shares first pictures of Earth captured by Chandrayaan-2

New Delhi, Aug 4: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday shared the first set of images of the Earth as viewed by Chandrayaan-2.

"First set of beautiful images of the Earth captured by #Chandrayaan2 #VikramLander Earth as viewed by #Chandrayaan2 LI4 Camera on August 3, 2019, 17:28 UT," ISRO tweeted.

Recently, the organisation announced that...

Elephant extinction may raise carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere: Study

Washington D.C., Aug 3: Forest elephants engineer the ecosystem of the entire central African forest, but their catastrophic decline toward extinction has catastrophic implications for carbon policy.

One of the last remaining megaherbivores, forest elephants shape their environment by serving as seed dispersers and forest bulldozers as they eat over a hundred species of fruit, trample bushes, knock over...

Facebook to open-source algorithms to identify child sexual exploitation

Washington, Aug 3: Facebook has announced that it will make two algorithms open-source which it uses to identify abusive or harmful content on its platform.

PDQ and TMK+PDQF are the two technologies which Facebook uses to identify child sexual exploitation, terrorist propaganda, and graphic violence. The duo of technologies stores files as digital hashes and compares them with known...

High import duties keeping Tesla off Indian roads: Elon Musk

Breaking his silence over India plans, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that high import duties on electric cars are blocking the entry of the electric car maker in the country.

"I'm told import duties are extremely high (up to 100 per cent), even for electric cars. This would make our cars unaffordable," Musk said late Thursday while responding...

Debashis Chatterjee appointed CEO & MD of Mindtree Ltd

Bangalore Aug 2: IT major Mindtree, now controlled by L&T Group Company, announced the appointment of Debashis Chatterjee as the CEO & MD of Mindtree Ltd.

He has been inducted into Board of MindTree Ltd with a mandate to lead the company into its next phase of growth. Prior to joining Mindtree, Chatterjee was President, Global Delivery and Global...

Woman gets 15 lakh payout in 'medical negligence' case

Mumbai, Aug 2: The state consumer commission in Maharashtra has directed a civic-run hospital in Navi Mumbai and a Chembur-based hospital to pay over Rs 15 lakh compensation to a woman whose husband died nine years ago due to "medical negligence".

In a recent order, the Maharashtra State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission said while one hospital could...

Bharti Airtel posts ₹2,866 cr loss in Q1 FY20 against profit of ₹97 cr a year ago

Mumbai, Aug 1: Telecom operator Bharti Airtel on Thursday posted a staggering ₹2,866 crore loss for the first quarter of FY 2020, amid a fierce competition unleashed in the Indian telecom market by rival Reliance Jio.

Airtel had logged a net profit of ₹97 crore in the same period of the previous year, Bharti Airtel said in a statement....