International News

93% Indian workers happy to work with a bot: Survey

General       Nov 23, 2017

San Jose: A whopping 93 percent of Indian workers feel positive about meeting bots and virtual assistants at their workplace, a survey conducted in 10 countries has found. The survey, by technology giant Cisco, revealed that employees from Mexico (97 percent) and China (96 percent)...

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty expands in China and Indonesia

General       Nov 23, 2017

Singapore, Munich, New York, London    Following the opening of a new branch office in South Korea in June, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) is targeting further growth in Asia by expanding its presence in China and Indonesia. AGCS has commenced operations in Beijing,...

Smog-filled Indian & Pakistan cities could turn into dangerously unhealthy snow globes: NOAA

General       Nov 16, 2017

This is just the start to the smog season in northern India and Pakistan'', as the monsoon will last for much of the upcoming winter'   WASHINGTON:      Smog-filled cities in north India and Pakistan will continue to experience dangerous level of air quality over the next...

VARA and Ebix announce strategic partnership in India

      Nov 17, 2017

Ebix to hold 50% stake in Vara Mumbai:   Vara Technology Private Limited ("Vara Tech"), a Kanoria Foundation entity, and Ebix Software India Private Limited ("Ebix"), an affiliate of the Ebix Inc, on Friday announced a strategic partnership wherein Ebix would infuse capital in Vara Tech's...

US issues travel alert for Europe citing heightened risk of terror attacks

General       Nov 17, 2017

The travel alert is expected to expire by the end of January 2018. The US has issued a travel alert for Europe, warning its citizens of the "heightened risk of terrorist attacks" throughout the region.       Citing recent widely-reported incidents in multiple European countries, including France,...

NASA tool predicts which cities will flood due to melting ice

General       Nov 18, 2017

NASA researchers have also issued a warning for Mangalore in Karnataka and Mumbai,two cities are in grave danger from floods due to melting ice caps LOS ANGELES:      NASA has developed a new forecasting tool that can predict which cities will be affected as different portions...