Daily Archives: September 11, 2018

Where goes the rupee?

The travails of the rupee have dominated newspaper headlines over the last fortnight. Its value has fallen precipitously against the dollar, and is now hovering around the 72 level; it was just under 64 at the beginning of the year. There is now intense debate in the media on whether …

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The one who reached out to China In the evolution of India-China ties, Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s contribution was seminal India-China relations have come a long way from the period of enmity and bitterness that followed the 1962 war. True, they have not returned to the cheery days of Hindi Chini …

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New device may help treat dizziness

It analysed bone conduction sounds Scientists have developed a new vibrating device that is placed behind a patient’s ear to diagnose dizziness, and offers significant advantages over the current tests. Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden developed the testing device using bone conduction sounds. Issues with balancing Hearing …

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Robots with computer vision can pick objects

The system visualises an object’s 3D shape Robots of the future could be useful in homes and offices, thanks to MIT scientists who have developed an advanced computer vision that enables machines to inspect random objects and accomplish specific tasks. Breakthroughs in computer vision have enabled robots to make basic …

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Seven countries at risk of exchange rate crises: Nomura

Seven countries, including Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Turkey, are at risk of exchange rate crises as investors re-assess their risks following the contagion in Argentina and Turkey, a new index by Nomura says. According to the global financial services major, emerging markets are under pressure as investors reassess the risks …

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Global trade war sends stocks into a free fall

Sensex drops 500 points intraday A combination of global and domestic factors affected investor sentiment on Monday with the benchmark indices registering their biggest single-day fall in almost six months. While renewed concerns over an escalation of trade war between the U.S. and China pulled down global markets, the domestic …

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India may overtake China in farmed shrimp production

‘Many producers planning to expand capacity’ India is set gain the top slot in farmed shrimp production, overtaking China in 2019-20, said Ravi Kumar Yellanki, president, Society of Aquaculture Professionals. “We have already overtaken China in shrimp exports last year but are on par with regard to farmed shrimp production. …

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