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16 January, 2019 9:19 AM "People Who Are Less Educated Have More Children": Sushil Modi

Government should educate more people to control the population of the country as "less educated people have more children", claimed Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday. "Shiksha har samasya ka samadhaan hai. Agar parivaar ki sankhya ghatana hai to shikshit kar dijiye. Koi parivar niyojan ki zaroorat nahi hai (Education is the solution 931

16 January, 2019 8:46 AM Newly discovered super-Earth exoplanet may harbour alien life

Although likely cold (-170 degrees centigrade), it could still have the potential to harbour primitive life if it has a large, hot iron or nickel core and enhanced geothermal activity said researchers. New York: The recently discovered cold super-Earth exoplanet orbiting around the red dwarf Barnard -- the second closest star system to Earth -- has the potential 992

15 January, 2019 5:56 PM Mukesh Ambani features in Foreign Policy magazine's 2019 list of top '100 Global Thinkers'

Mumbai: Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani has featured in Foreign Policy magazine`s 2019 annual list of the top `100 Global Thinkers`. According to the magazine, Ambani, who displaced Jack Ma in 2018 as Asia`s richest man is credited with accelerating a smartphone internet revolution in the world`s largest democracy 226

15 January, 2019 2:00 PM Exports up 0.34% in Dec 2018; trade deficit narrows

The trade deficit stood at USD 14.2 billion in December 2017. New Delhi: The country's exports grew marginally by 0.34 percent to USD 27.93 billion in December 2018 on account of negative growth in sectors such as engineering and gems & jewellery, according to a commerce ministry data. Imports, however, dipped by 2.44 percent to USD 41 billion during 176

15 January, 2019 1:03 PM Trade Deficit Narrows To 10-Month Low As Gold Imports Fall

Trade deficit narrowed to $13.08 billion in December, the lowest in 10 months, due to a fall in gold imports, the trade ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. In November, the trade deficit was $16.67 billion. In December, merchandise exports rose 0.34 per cent from a year earlier to $27.93 billion, while imports fell 2.44 per cent to $41.01 billion 150

15 January, 2019 9:44 AM Bank Of China Offers Sri Lanka $300 Million Loan: Source

The Sri Lanka overnment is considering the offer because of "difficulty in borrowing money after recent ratings downgrades", the source said, declining to be named as the information was not public. Bank of China, the country's fourth-biggest lender by assets, has offered a loan of $300 million to Sri Lanka which can be raised to $1 billion, a source 191

15 January, 2019 7:25 AM India to add 1,000 aircraft in 7-8 years: Govt official

Mumbai: The country is going to add 1,000 aircraft over the next 7-8 years, a top government official said Tuesday. "We would be adding about 1,000 more aircraft in about next 7-8 years," Ministry of Civil Aviation secretary, RN Choubey, said, adding that the country will be adding 100 more airports, and one billion trips in the next 15 years. He said the country 175

14 January, 2019 12:33 PM Sachin Bansal invests Rs 150-cr in Ola

New Delhi: Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal has pumped in about Rs 150 crore in ride-hailing platform Ola, according to documents filed with the Corporate Affairs Ministry. "... 70,588 fully and compulsorily convertible, cumulative 'Series J' Preference Shares' having face value of Rs 10 having the rights, privileges and preferences... Is hereby allotted 509

14 January, 2019 9:00 AM Commerce ministry plans workshops in different states to implement agri-export policy

The commerce ministry is planning a series of workshops in states including Maharashtra, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh to implement its export policy for agricultural goods with a view to boost overall shipments, an official said. The ministry has suggested states to set up a nodal agency dedicated for the implementation of the agriculture export policy 160

14 January, 2019 8:23 AM Flipkart founder Sachin Bansal takes a $21 million ride in Ola

Sachin Bansal has invested Rs 150 crore in ride hailing firm Ola, a week after it raised $74 million from existing investor Steadview Capital, according to documents filed with the Registrar of Companies (ROC) sourced from data intelligence firm PaperVC. Bansal, who is also setting up a $1 billion fund, has invested here in his individual capacity 171