U.S., India to discuss sale of drones, exchange of satellite data

U.S., India to discuss sale of drones, exchange of satellite data

India’s Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (L) speaks as U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis looks on during a joint news conference in New Delhi, India September 26, 2017. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File photo   WASHINGTON, September 4 (Reuters) – The United States and India will seek to finalise a number of defence agreements during high-level talks this week […]

Nike shares hit as Kaepernick ad spurs boycott

Nike shares hit as Kaepernick ad spurs boycott

September 4, (Reuters): Shares of Nike Inc fell 3 percent on Tuesday as calls for a boycott of the sportswear giant gained traction on social media following its choice of Colin Kaepernick as a face for the 30th anniversary of its “Just Do It” slogan.   Former San Francisco quarterback Kaepernick, the first NFL player to […]

Rebels ambush South African peacekeepers in Congo Ebola zone

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, September 4 (Reuters): Two South African peacekeepers were wounded in a rebel ambush near the epicentre of an Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, their U.N. mission said on Tuesday.   The attack on Monday on the outskirts of the city of Beni underscored the challenges authorities face in […]

India-US 2+2 meeting: Indo-Pacific, counter-terror on agenda

India-US 2+2 meeting: Indo-Pacific, counter-terror on agenda

New Delhi, September 4 (IANS) Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region and counter-terrorism efforts as well as India’s oil imports from Iran following a US ban will be among a host of issues that will come up at the first India-US 2+2 dialogue here on Thursday, New Delhi’s biggest diplomatic engagement with Washington this year.   […]

NASA is exploring product endorsements, rocket naming rights: Report

NASA is exploring product endorsements, rocket naming rights: Report

Washington, September 4 (IANS) NASA is exploring the feasibility of commercialising the agency’s operations in low Earth orbit to lower its costs while its eyes turn toward the Moon and Mars, the media reported.   NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine has unveiled an “Advisory Council committee” that will explore some of these plans, which could include […]

Yashwant Sinha slams government for hike in petrol, diesel prices

New Delhi, September 4 (IANS) Former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday slammed the union government for unprecedented hike in prices of petrol and diesel and expressed his anguish over the opposition parties for not hitting the streets over the issue.   “Petrol, diesel and gas prices are rising and are hitting all time highs […]

Microsoft ‘AI for Earth’ programme selects 7 grantees from India

Microsoft ‘AI for Earth’ programme selects 7 grantees from India

New Delhi, September 4 (IANS) Microsoft on Tuesday announced it has selected seven Indian grantees for its $50 million “AI for Earth” programme aimed at empowering people and organisations to solve environmental challenges through the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI).   The seven recipients will receive access to Microsoft Azure Cloud and AI computing resources, […]

Chief Justice recommends Justice Gogoi as successor

New Delhi, September 4 (IANS) Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Tuesday sent a letter to the Centre recommending Justice Ranjan Gogoi as his successor.   Following the principle of seniority, Chief Justice Misra picked Justice Gogoi, the senior-most judge of the top court after him.   As per convention, the outgoing Chief Justice […]

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