Minister launches initiative to prevent wastage of food

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 22:10

New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Urging people not to waste food, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Choubey on Monday inaugurated the Indian Food Safety and Standards Authority, a new alliance of food recovery partners in the country aimed at addressing the problem of hunger in India and to prevent waste of food items.


IndiGo forays into regional markets

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 22:04

New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Low-cost carrier IndiGo on Monday announced its foray into regional markets and the airline will begin ATR - short-haul regional airliner - operations between cities on its existing network of Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Madurai and Nagpur and two new tier-II cities -Tirupati and Rajahmundry.


India to attract $10 billion investment in food processing sector

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 21:30

New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) India is expected to attract investment of $10 billion in the food processing sector at the World Food India 2017 event next month, Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said on Monday.


Micro financer KrazyBee raises $8 mn venture fund

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 21:22

Bengaluru, Oct 16 (IANS) Micro-lending start-up KrazyBee on Monday said it raised $8 million (Rs 5.2 crore) in its first round of funding (Series A) from Xiaomi Technologies and Shunwei Capital.


Skype Lite gets group video calling feature, AI chatbot

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 20:58

New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Microsoft on Monday announced the introduction of group video calling feature and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based chatbot named "Ruuh" for Skype Lite ahead of Diwali.


Myntra to help weavers revive demand for handlooms

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 20:48

Bengaluru, Oct 16 (IANS) Online fashion retailer Myntra will help weavers in reviving demand for handloom products across the country in association with the Union Textiles Ministry, said the fashion arm of the e-tailer Flipkart on Monday.


One in three smartphones to be AI-ready in 2020

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 20:48

New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) One in three smartphones -- roughly over half a billion -- shipped in 2020 will have machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities at the chipset level, new research said on Monday.


Air India tenders for $555 mn loan to buy 3 Boeing planes

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 20:46

New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Air India plans to raise $555 million through bridge loans to buy three Boeing aircraft scheduled for delivery early next year, as per a tender document floated by the national carrier.


Hatsun Agro to expand ice cream capacity

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 20:34

Chennai, Oct 16 (IANS) Dairy products major Hatsun Agro Product Ltd on Monday said it plans to install extrusion machine to manufacture ice cream and is also in the process of setting up a mozzarella cheese plant at one of its plants.


Masks to be part of uniform of Delhi Traffic Police

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 20:20

New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) With air quality in the national capital deteriorating consistently and likely to cross the red bar around Diwali, the Delhi Traffic Police is set to give away 5,000 N95 standard masks to its personnel.


Indian-origin teenager is UK's 'youngest millionaire'

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 20:18

London, Oct 16 (IANS) An Indian-origin teenager has made a fortune by selling houses through his online estate agency business during his school lunch breaks and has become one of UK's youngest millionaires, a media report said.


Kovind to lay foundation stone for IT building

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 20:02

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 16 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind will lay the foundation stone for the first government IT building on the Technocity campus on October 27.


UAE participates in China Import, Export Fair

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 19:46

Beijing, Oct 16 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is participating in the China Import and Export Fair (CANTON 2017) that will run until October 19 in the Chinese city of Guangzhou.