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Astra missile tested five times

Indigenous Astra missile tested five times The indigenous Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile Astra was successfully test-fired five times by the Air Force between September 16 and 19 from a Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet off the coast of Chandipur in Odisha, the Defence Research and Development Organisation said on Thursday. …

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J&K global investors’ summit put off

The Jammu and Kashmir government has shelved the global investors’ summit scheduled for October. Governor Satya Pal Malik on Thursday reviewed the preparedness for holding the summit, and decided “to reschedule it to 2020 in consultation with the Union government”. “This is to give the Industries and Commerce Departments reasonable …

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Keeladi findings traceable to 6th century BCE: report

“This finding suggests that the society in Keeladi had used animals predominantly for agricultural purposes,” Mr. Udhayachandran said. Tamil-Brahmi potsherds Fifty-six Tamil-Brahmi inscribed potsherds were recovered from the site of excavation conducted by the TNAD alone, the report stated. Pottery specimens from Keeladi sent to the Earth Science Department of …

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New social security code proposed

The Centre has proposed a new draft Code on Social Security that amalgamates eight laws — covering Employees’ Provident Fund, maternity benefits and compensation among others — that makes way for establishing funds for PF and pension as well as covering workers of the gig economy in social security schemes. …

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Artificial Intelligence to boost education

In a bid to provide wider access to adaptive learning technologies, the Centre plans to launch a new scheme in partnership with companies using artificial intelligence to make learning a more personalised and customised experience as per the learner’s requirements. Start-ups which join the government platform must offer 25% free …

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‘Howdy, Modi!’ may reveal ‘mini-deal’

Trump and Modi may announce a limited package of trade-related agreements at Houston event India and the U.S. are expected to announce the resolution of some of their trade-related differences on medical equipment caps, ICT (information and communication technology) tariffs and market access for agricultural produce. They are in discussions …

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Access to Internet is a basic right: Kerala HC

Upholds college student’s plea The Kerala High Court on Thursday held that the right to have access to the Internet is part of the fundamental right to education as well as the right to privacy under Article 21 of the Constitution. Justice P.V. Asha made the observation while ordering the …

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