India accounts for 1/5th of global deaths from floods

India accounts for 1/5th of global deaths from floods

Mumbai, July 17 (IndiaSpend/IANS) India accounts for one-fifth of global deaths due to floods, according to government data that lends perspective to a new World Bank study that says climate change will lower the standards of living of nearly half of the countrys population by 2050.   As many as 107,487 people died due to […]

China builds unmanned weather station near border with India

Beijing, July 17 (IANS) China has installed an unmanned automatic weather observation station near its border with India in Tibet to support its Army in the event of a live fire conflict with New Delhi.   Beijing plans to set up more such facilities in future in the plateau bordering India.   The station along […]

Centre notifies draft changes to motor vehicle rules, invites suggestions

Centre notifies draft changes to motor vehicle rules, invites suggestions

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS): The government on Tuesday notified the draft of the proposed amendments to the Central Motor Vehicles Rules that make it mandatory for all commercial vehicles to have automatic toll-deduction stickers and vehicle-tracking devices to obtain national permits.   The proposed changes to the rules also include carrying of driving licences and […]

India ranks low in Dell’s women entrepreneur friendly cities: Report

India ranks low in Dell’s women entrepreneur friendly cities: Report

Toronto, July 17 (IANS): India’s technology hub Bengaluru and capital New Delhi rank 40th and 49th respectively on a list of 50 women entrepreneur-friendly global cities, a report by American computer maker Dell Technologies said on Monday.   “Despite ranking 49th overall, Delhi can leverage its market size (where it stands 3rd among global cities) […]

Croatia takes to streets to toast soccer team’s historic run

Croatia takes to streets to toast soccer team’s historic run

Soccer Football – World Cup – The Croatia team return from the World Cup in Russia – Zagreb, Croatia – July 16, 2018 Croatia’s Ivan Rakitic, Domagoj Vida and team mates on stage during celebrations REUTERS/Antonio Bronic   ZAGREB, July 17 (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of Croats in red and white chequered soccer shirts […]

Heatwave blankets Japan, kills 14 people over long weekend

Heatwave blankets Japan, kills 14 people over long weekend

 A volunteer, for recovery work, uses a pack of refrigerant to a cool down as she takes a break in a heat wave at a flood affected area in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, July 14, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo   TOKYO, July 17 (Reuters) – An intense heatwave killed at least 14 people over a […]

After pummelling allies, Trump ends wild Europe trip with Putin embrace

After pummelling allies, Trump ends wild Europe trip with Putin embrace

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a joint news conference after their meeting in Helsinki, Finland, July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque   HELSINKI, July17 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s week-long adventure on the world stage in Europe came to a raucous conclusion in Helsinki on Monday, with American […]

France’s Giroud savours World Cup glory despite criticism

France’s Giroud savours World Cup glory despite criticism

Soccer Football – World Cup – Final – France v Croatia – Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia – July 15, 2018 France’s Olivier Giroud in action REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach   July17 (Reuters) – France striker Olivier Giroud says criticism has always motivated him to do better and the 31-year-old is pleased to silence his detractors with his […]

1 2 3 1,312