Monthly Archives: September 2018

Star Trek-inspired diagnostic device developed

Scientists say they have developed aStar Trek-inspired device that could help make sophisticated medical diagnostics. The ‘multicorder’ created by researchers from the University of Glasgow takes inspiration from Star Trek ’s famous tricorder device, which the show’s medics use to make quick and accurate diagnosis. Source :

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‘Alternative Nobel’ for 3 Saudi activists

The Right Livelihood Award, also known as the Alternative Nobel, was awarded on Monday to three jailed Saudi human rights defenders and two Latin American anti-corruption crusaders. The prize foundation said the 1 million kronor ($113,400) cash award for 2018 would be shared by Abdullah al-Hamid, Mohammad Fahad al-Qahtani and …

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Indo-Portugal cultural fete set to begin in Goa

The Semana da Cultura Indo Portuguesa, an annual event that features cultural exchanges between Portugal and Goa, will complete a decade with the 10th edition of the event set to begin in Panaji later this week. The event will celebrate and appreciate the richcultural flavours of the two nations – …

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Tata Steel product mix set to expand

Tata Steel’s decision to acquire Usha Martin’s one million-tonne steel business for a cash consideration of up to Rs. 4,700 crore would lift the company’s volume of long products by 24% and expand its product mix, analysts say. Usha Martin’s alloy long steel products cater to higher value-added automotive and …

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Amazon arm backs data localisation

We can assure the government that all data we have stays in the country, says AWS’ Peter Moore The government has the right to ask that sensitive data be stored locally, a senior official of Amazon Web Services (AWS) has said. The statement comes amid opposition from experts and foreign …

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Fears set off by IL&FS still roil markets

The ongoing concerns related to liquidity woes at non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) affected the broader market sentiment on Monday even as both the benchmark indices lost around 1.50% each with the Nifty closing below the psychological 11,000-mark. Interest rate-sensitive sectors such as banking, realty and automobiles bore the maximum brunt …

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