Daily Archives: August 27, 2018

Scotland varsity to hand out gender ID badges

One of Scotland’s leading universities is set to hand out pronoun badges to freshers so they know whether to refer to each other as “he”, “she” or “they”. The move by the Edinburgh University is intended to avoid any potential “misgendering” of non-binary or transgender students, who may display the …

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‘Worst may be over for rupee against dollar’

The rupee has suffered significant losses this year but the worst seems to be over and the domestic currency is expected to be in the range of 67-68 against the U.S. dollar by December, according to an economist with HDFC Bank. The rupee ended below the 70-mark against the U.S. …

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TransportHub to foray into West Asia, Africa

TransportHub (TH), an online platform that provides technology ecosystem and a whole gamut of IoT and analytics solutions to transport and logistics businesses, has chalked out plans to foray into West Asia and Africa. “We have initiated talks with entities in Dubai and South Africa to expand our footprint in …

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‘Set up high-value textile-making units’

The textile industry can tap opportunities emerging globally in high-value manufacturing by converting fibre into fibre assemblies, according to Prasad Potluri, professor of robotics and textile composites and director of research at Northwest Composites Centre, University of Manchester. Mr. Potluri, who were here recently, told The Hindu that high-value manufacturing …

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PSU banks plan closure of 70 overseas offices in FY18

Public sector banks are in the process of closing or rationalising about 70 overseas operations as part of capital conservation exercise. Unviable foreign operations are being shut while multiple branches in same cities or nearby places are being rationalised with a view to achieving efficiency, sources said. As part of …

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‘Tech giants must reinvest in infra, jobs’

Global technology giants should reinvest part of their profits for development of infrastructure and job creation in revenue generating countries such as India, Union Minister of Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said. Speaking at the G20 Digital Economy Ministerial meeting in Argentina, the Minister said the largest and most …

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Mnangagwa sworn in as President

Emmerson Mnangagwa was officially sworn in as President of Zimbabwe on Sunday after winning a bitterly-contested election which was the country’s first since the ousting of strongman Robert Mugabe. Mr. Mnangagwa, whose victory in the July 30 polls was challenged by the main Opposition, pledged to “protect and promote the …

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