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Policy clarity needed to allay fears over privatisation (Column: Behind Infra Lines)

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 12:26

Public opinion on privatisation ranges from proponents who say it increases efficiency to opponents to fear it will lead to higher charges. As we evaluate potential policies regarding privatisation in India, it would be useful to look at the specific asset and policy features that can help create an efficient privatisation process.

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Why India needs AI to work for agriculture, healthcare and education (Tech Trend)

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:56

Seattle (Washington), May 16 (IANS) While the Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology is making its presence felt across the spectrum globally, India needs to prioritise AI-based predictive analysis to improve outcomes in three core areas -- agriculture, healthcare and education, a top Microsoft executive has emphasised.

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Why it's important to teach students ethics of work (Comment)

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:56

Quite a number of years ago, I was invited to give a major lecture at my alma mater IIT-Kanpur (IIT-K). My lecture was an inspirational one where I told the students how they can, through their technological training, help in nation-building and in the process, achieve happiness. After my lecture a group of students wanted to discuss with me some issues on agriculture (an area which I had stressed in my lecture).

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Facebook CEO refuses to face-off with British parliamentarians

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:18

London, May 16, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has no plans as of now to face members of a British parliamentary committee probing the misuse of the firm's data its practice of collecting user information, the media reported.

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Markets open in red

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 09:38

Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a negative note during the morning session of the trade.

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Boeing calls WTO ruling against EU's Airbus subsidy 'landmark decision'

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 07:34

San Francisco, May 16 (IANS) US top aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co. (Boeing) on Tuesday called as "a landmark decision" a ruling by the World Trade Organization (WTO) determining that the European Union (EU) has provided billions of US dollars in subsidies to European aircraft maker Airbus.

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Vodafone Group CEO to step down in July-end

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 23:56

London/New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Telecommunications major Vodafone Group Plc Board on Tuesday announced the succession plan for the role of Group Chief Executive.

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MRPL net profit down by 72% in Q4

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 23:56

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL), a subsidiary of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), on Tuesday reported a 72 per cent fall in its standalone net profit to Rs 542.08 crore in the quarter ended March 31, 2018 as compared to Rs 1,942.42 crore in the year-ago period.

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TCS adds 200 new employees in US' Arkansas

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 23:32

Mumbai/Little Rock (United States), May 15 (IANS) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Tuesday said it has added more than 200 new employees in the US state of Arkansas, as part of its deal with insurer Transamerica.

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Honor 10 launched at Rs 32,999 in India on Flipkart

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 23:08

London, May 15 (IANS) Chinese mobile maker Honor on Tuesday launched its flagship smartphone "Honor 10" enabled with artificial intelligence and for the first time in aurora colours. It has been priced at Rs 32,999 for the Indian market.

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