Top 7 companies witness erosion of Rs 32,188 crore in market valuation

The combined market valuation of top-seven companiesdipped by Rs 32,188.32 crore last week, with HDFC andSun Pharma taking the steepest hit. While TCS, Infosys, Sun Pharma, HUL, CIL, ONGC and HDFC suffered losses in their market capitalisation (m-cap), RIL, ITC and HDFC Bank made gains. Read more from our special coverage on “COMPANIES” Companies raise […]

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Is the new generation in India better educated?

Photo: Hindustan Times All of us love stories of the son or daughter of an uneducated daily wage labourer or farmer cracking civil service or Indian Institute of Technology entrance exams. The real question, however, is whether such success stories, constituting inter-generational upward mobility in education, are becoming more common or do they constitute pleasant […]

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Heat waves claim 66 lives in Telangana, and it’s only the start of summer

The heat wave moving across the country has already claimed 66 lives in Telangana. The state’s disaster management authority announced on Wednesday said that Mahbubnagar had the highest number of casualties from sunstroke, recording 28 deaths. Heat-related deaths were also reported from Medak, Nizamabad, Khammam, Karimnagar and Warangal. The MET department had issued heat alerts […]

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Adivasi leader floats a surprise in Kerala by joining BJP alliance

CK Janu, a prominent Adivasi leader and land rights in campaigner in Kerala, on Wednesday announced the formation of a new political party, springing a huge surprise on the dominant fronts in the state led by the Congress and the Communist Party of India (Marxist). Janu said the newly-formed Janadhipathya Rashtriya Sabha will align with […]

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In race to improve batteries, nanotechnology provides hope

In this picture taken on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, a battery is tested at the Prague based He3Da company, in the Czech Republic. In the global race to create more efficient and long-lasting batteries, some are betting on nanotechnology – …more In the global race to create more efficient and long-lasting batteries, some are betting […]

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Technicolor stores Hollywood history in a bottle

Technicolor CEO Frederic Rose attends a ceremony honoring the company’s 100th anniversary, in Hollywood “This, we believe, is what the future of movie archiving will look like,” Bolot said. Scientists have been experimenting with DNA as a potential storage medium for years but recent advances in modern lab equipment have made projects like Technicolor’s a […]

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Touching a robot can elicit physiological arousal in humans

Pepper is described as an “engaging, friendly companion that can communicate with people through the most intuitive interface we know: voice, touch and emotions.” Credit: Aldebaran, SoftBank, Corp. On the scale of the “uncanny valley,” the humanoid robot registers a positive response with humans just before the dip into repulsion. Its resemblance hovers between C-3PO […]

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Technology may help elderly to live in own homes longer

Chris Clark, CEO of Prosperity 24.7, and James Massey, partner-manager of 365 Agile, at the event 0 COMMENTS 2SHARES01000 TECHNOLOGY could be used to help the elderly stay living at home for longer and to reduce pressure on the new hospital, members of Jersey’s care community have been told. Several UK local government authorities are […]

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Sagar University, IIM-I, IIT among top education centres in MP

Only two universities in Madhya Pradesh could make it to the list of top 100 universities in the country, declared by the Union ministry of human resource development on Monday. Sagar’s Dr Harisingh Gour University ranked 39th to become the best university in the state, while Jaypee University of Engineering and Technology in Raghogarh stood […]

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I-T dept disallows $20-mn ‘sham’ investment in NDTV

The income tax (I-T) department has disallowed a $20-million (Rs 135-crore at current exchange rate) investment by Velocity Interactive Group (VIG) in New Delhi Television Ltd (NDTV) in 2007. Calling the investment a ‘sham transaction’, the department has issued an order to the media company, NDTV informed the BSE on Monday. Terming it “unexplained investment […]

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