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India's child mortality rate was world's highest in 2015: Study 

Indian News       May 15, 2019

  New Delhi: At 47.8 deaths per 1,000 live births, India in 2015 had more deaths among children under five than any other country, new research has found.   This is despite the great progress the country has made in reducing child mortality. During 2000-2015, the annual...

In India election, a $14 software tool helps overcome WhatsApp controls

Indian News       May 15, 2019

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI:  WhatsApp clones and software tools that cost as little as $14 are helping Indian digital marketers and political activists bypass anti-spam restrictions set up by the world’s most popular messaging app, Reuters has found.   The activities highlight the challenges WhatsApp, which is owned...

Cyber Insurance growth slows down in US, records reaching $2 Billion in 2018, Fitch

International News       May 15, 2019

  The US industry’s total direct written cyber premiums grew 8% in 2018 to $2 billion, down from 37% growth in 2017. The country is by far the largest market in the world for cyber coverage.   The cyber insurance market remains a source of growth for...

Air traffic growth hits 5-yr low in FY19 at 11.6%; cargo at 6%

Indian News       May 15, 2019

New Delhi: The pace of growth in air traffic hit a five-year low at 11.6 percent in fiscal 2019, pulled down by low growth of 3.9 percent in the March quarter as against a healthy 14.9 percent in the first three quarters.   Cargo traffic growth...

End-user IT spending in India to reach $15 billion in 2019: Gartner

Data       May 15, 2019

End-user information technology spends by Indian companies will jump by nearly 10 percent to $15 billion in 2019, a report said on May 6.   The fastest growth will be in the business process outsourcing sector, which is estimated to grow at over 14 percent to...

Paytm Mall probe reveals Rs 10-crore cashback fraud: Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Indian News       May 15, 2019

New Delhi: Paytm Mall has unearthed a fraud of up to Rs 10 crore following a probe into a large percentage of cashbacks earned by small merchants and de-listed hundreds of sellers from its platform apart from sacking many employees.   Regarding the feasibility of businesses...

Indian pharma majors deny allegations of price fixing in US

Indian News       May 14, 2019

  New Delhi: Indian pharma majors Dr Reddy's, Workhardt, Aurobindo and Glenmark, which are among the generic drug makers named in an anti-trust lawsuit in the US, May 14 denied allegations of engaging in conspiracy to fix prices.   The homegrown drugmakers are among the 21 generic...

Monsoon likely to hit Kerala on June 4: Skymet 

Indian News       May 14, 2019

  NEW DELHI: Monsoon rains are expected to hit Kerala coast on June 4 and deliver less rainfall than average in 2019, the country's only private weather forecasting agency said on Tuesday, dampening prospects of higher farm and economic growth in the $2.6 trillion economy.    Rains...

WhatsApp vulnerability allowed secretive installation of spyware

International News       May 14, 2019

  London:  A vulnerability in messaging app WhatsApp allowed attackers to install Israeli spyware onto phones, the Financial Times reported Monday. The malicious code, developed by Israeli company NSO Group, was installed on both iPhones and Android phones through the app's phone call feature, the newspaper...

Men go through postnatal depression too, but people mistake symptoms for tiredness or stress

Facts       May 14, 2019

  WASHINGTON:: People are almost twice more likely to identify signs of postnatal depression in women than in men, recent findings suggest.    The involved 406 British adults aged between 18 and 70. The participants were presented with case studies of a man and a woman both...