Wages rise under MGNREGA with EC endorsement

Agartala/New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Union Rural Development Ministry has increased the rate of wages under the MGNREGA for the 2019-20 fiscal with approval from the Election Commission and has asked state governments not to publicise the enhancement of wage rates under the rural employment scheme. The Congress and[Read More…]

Google’s Anandan joins Sequoia Capital India as MD

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Rajan Anandan, Google’s Vice President for South East Asia and India, has quit the company and joined Sequoia Capital India as a Managing Director. Anandan will continue at Google till the end of April and Vikas Agnihotri, Country Director, Sales will take on the responsibility[Read More…]

Huawei set to launch P30 series in India next week

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Chinese telecommunications and consumer electronics manufacturer Huawei is set to launch its flagship P30 series in India early next week. Huawei earlier unveiled the P30 and P30 Pro smartphones equipped with advanced camera system in Paris on March 26. Along with these phones, Huawei is[Read More…]

Public Cloud market to hit $183 bn in 2019: Gartner

Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) The worldwide Public Cloud services market is projected to grow 17.5 per cent in 2019 to total $214.3 billion — up from $182.4 billion in 2018, a Gartner report said on Tuesday. The fastest-growing market segment will be infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), which is forecast to grow 27.5[Read More…]

Singapore Airlines grounds 2 Boeing 787-10 aircraft

Singapore, April 2 (IANS) Singapore Airlines has grounded two Boeing 787-10 aircraft after routine inspections found issues with the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engines, according to a statement issued by the carrier on Tuesday. It said that some of the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engines on Singapore Airlines’ Boeing 787-10[Read More…]

Congress releases 2019 LS election manifesto (Lead)

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday released a 53-page manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections promising good governance, freedom from indebtedness to farmers, protecting existing jobs while creating new ones and implementing anti-corruption laws without bias. Divided into ‘Kaam’ – employment and growth, ‘Daam’ – economy that[Read More…]

Sri Lanka destroys 769 kg of cocaine

Colombo, April 2 (IANS) Sri Lankan authorities have publicly destroyed 769 kg of cocaine which the police seized in nationwide raids carried out during the past few years, the media reported on Tuesday. The heroin valued at over Rs 10 billion ($57 million) was destroyed on Monday in the presence[Read More…]

Tough battle for former CM Manjhi in Gaya (Constituency profile)

Patna, April 2 (IANS) It is a battle of Manjhi versus Manjhi in Gaya parliamentary constituency. In a direct contest, the ruling NDA and the opposition Grand Alliance (Mahagathbandhan) have fielded candidates belonging to the Mushahar Dalit community, considered among the most deprived and marginalised sections of society. For the[Read More…]

NASA calls India’s A-SAT test ‘terrible thing’

Washington, April 2 (IANS) NASA has slammed India’s anti-satellite missile (A-SAT) test last week saying it has increased risk to the International Space Station (ISS) and may launch a race of sort among countries to repeat the feat. NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine on Monday said the A-SAT missile’s successful targetting[Read More…]

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