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Ebola outbreak declared international emergency by WHO

International News       Jul 18, 2019

  Geneva: WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).   “It is time for the world to take notice and redouble our efforts. We need...

DGCA found safety management system of 5 airlines deficient: Govt

Indian News       Jul 17, 2019

  NEW DELHI: Aviation regulator DGCA has conducted safety audits of Air India Express, SpiceJet, AirAsia, IndiGo and GoAir and it found the implementation of their safety management system "to be deficient", the government informed Rajya Sabha Wednesday.   Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said the...

5.89 lakh unregistered telemarketers blacklisted since 2011 for pesky calls: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Indian News       Jul 17, 2019

New Delhi: Telecom resources of 18.19 lakh unregistered telemarketers have been disconnected and 5.8 lakh were blacklisted by service providers since 2011 following consumer complaints on pesky telemarketing calls, Parliament was informed on July 17.   Further, a penalty of Rs 4.16 crore was deducted from...

Government to prepare national data on unorganised sector

Indian News       Jul 17, 2019

  NEW DELHI: Shrinking of unorganised sector is a "positive" indicator of development and the government will prepare a separate data on unorganised workers in India, Labour and Employment Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar told the the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.   The government has taken several measures...

Ebix to acquier Yatra Online for Rs 2,314 crore

Indian News       Jul 17, 2019

  GURUGRAM,ATLANTA and NEW YORK: Ebix, Inc, a leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance, financial, healthcare and e-learning industries. and Yatra Online, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Ebix will acquire Yatra via...

Freak weather poses new risk to India's renewables goals

Indian News       Jul 17, 2019

  New DelhI: India’s ambitious plan to take the leadership position among nations as one of largest producers of renewable energy may have run into some unfavorable weather.    Freak climatic conditions are damaging renewable energy projects, threatening a business which survives on wafer-thin margins. A storm...

More than one in 10 firms losing over $10 million due to cyberattacks:Willis Towers Watson

International News       Jul 17, 2019

  ASIA: Annual losses from cyberattacks averaged $4.7 million in the last fiscal year — with more than one in 10 firms losing over $10 million —according to a new report from   The Cybersecurity Imperative, a global thought leadership program produced by independent researcher ESI ThoughtLab...

Financial world’s blockchain euphoria gives way to pragmatism as projects stall

International News       Jul 17, 2019

Two years ago Nasdaq Inc. and Citigroup Inc. announced a new blockchain system they said would make payments of private securities transactions more efficient. Nasdaq Chief Executive Adena Friedman called it “a milestone in the global financial sector.”   But the companies did not move forward...

Shipping firms begin hiring unarmed guards for voyages in Middle East Gulf

International News       Jul 17, 2019

Shipping companies are hiring unarmed security guards for voyages through the Middle East Gulf as an extra safeguard after a wave of attacks in the region, security companies involved said.   Relations between Iran and the West are increasingly strained after Britain seized an Iranian tanker...

Alderman Peter Estlin,the Lord Mayor of the City of London

Indo-UK partnership to focus on insurance,fintech, green finance and infrastructure investment

Indian News       Jul 16, 2019

  London: Alderman Peter Estlin,the Lord Mayor of the City of London has said that UK and India can work together on more innovative and emerging industries, like Fintech, green finance and infrastructure investment.   He was speaking at India Day, an event organised by the Department...