Jaitley, RBI chief say market force will temper US protectionist trends

Jaitley, RBI chief say market force will temper US protectionist trends

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Reserve Bank Governor Urjit Patel say that market forces will ultimately temper the protectionist tendencies emerging in the the US that may affect India. Speaking on Monday at two different venues here, they were both asked about the likely impact that protectionism in the US under President Donald Trump may […]

White House to host private briefing on N.Korea

White House to host private briefing on N.Korea

The White House has announced that it would host an unusual private briefing on North Korea for the entire Senate amid escalating tensions, a media report said. Press secretary Sean Spicer told the media on Monday that the lawmakers would be briefed on Wednesday by several senior administration officials, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson […]

Infosys opens delivery centre in Croatia

Infosys opens delivery centre in Croatia

Infosys Ltd has opened a delivery centre in Croatia to offer research and development (R&D) and engineering services to its global clients in Eastern Europe, said the software major on Tuesday. “The delivery centre marks our expansion into Eastern Europe’s heavy engineering sector, meet near-shoring requirements, support engineering clients worldwide and offer R&D services,” said […]

NASA’s super pressure balloon takes off from Wanaka

NASA’s super pressure balloon takes off from Wanaka

After several unsuccessful attempts, NASA finally launched its football-stadium-sized, heavy-lift super pressure balloon (SPB) from Wanaka, New Zealand, on Tuesday. The super-pressure balloon test flight is now on a mission designed to run 100 or more days, NASA said in a statement. “Following our 2015 and 2016 New Zealand missions, we’ve learned key lessons on […]

US tells Pyongyang to cease ‘destabilising actions

US tells Pyongyang to cease ‘destabilising actions

With tensions escalating between the US and North Korea, the Pentagon has called for Pyongyang to avoid destabilising the situation further, officials said. “We call on (North Korea) to refrain from provocative, destabilising actions and rhetoric, and to make the strategic choice to fulfil its international obligations and commitments and return to serious talks,” CNN […]

Obama’s first public address post presidency

Obama’s first public address post presidency

Three months after leaving the White House, former US President Barack Obama will deliver his first public remarks of his post-presidency on Monday, a media report has said. Obama is slated to speak with young leaders in his adopted hometown of Chicago, CNN reported. The event at the University of Chicago was billed by his […]

UN uses real-time satellite data to track water productivity

UN uses real-time satellite data to track water productivity

A new tool offered by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN uses real-time satellite data to track water productivity in agriculture, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Thursday. “The WaPOR open-access database has gone live online as of today, tapping satellite data to help farmers achieve more reliable agricultural yields and allowing […]

World’s largest rodent gives birth in British zoo

World’s largest rodent gives birth in British zoo

Lily, a member of the world’s largest rodent species, has given birth to a pup, officials announced on Thursday. The six-year-old mom delivered her playful capybara pup in front of amazed onlookers at the zoo, and almost straight away the newborn was up, running around and swimming. The sex of baby has not yet been […]

One policeman killed, two injured in Paris shooting

One policeman killed, two injured in Paris shooting

A police officer was gunned down in the heart of this capital on Thursday, just three days before French voters will cast ballots in the first round of the presidential election. Islamic State rushed to claim responsibility for the attack, which left the policeman and the assailant dead and three others wounded, including a civilian. […]

Trump orders investigation of steel imports

Trump orders investigation of steel imports

President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered the Department of Commerce to conduct an investigation to determine if steel imports, particularly those from China, are a threat to national security, a move in keeping with his protectionist campaign promises. Trump signed a memorandum as per Section 232 of the 1962 Trade Expansion Act, which authorises the […]

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