European ‘digital tax’ to blow tech giants

Big technology firms face paying more tax under plans announced by the European Commission. It said companies with significant online revenues should pay a 3% tax on turnover for various online services, bringing in an estimated €5bn (£4.4bn). The proposal would affect firms such as Facebook and Google with...
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Jordan King: Business ventures to be hassle-free

King Abdullah II Al Hussein of Jordan has promised a liberal regime for visiting Indians and business persons and offered to solve any challenge faced by the visitors that was brought to the notice of the Indian embassy in Amman. Addressing industry leaders at a business meeting in his...
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The art in recyclism – Zayd Menk

Waste management and recycling is an enormous task which involves both logistical planning and scientific knowledge in order to balance the impact on the environment and the cost effectiveness of the process. Recycling of waste product to a great extend can help conserve our planet’s natural beauty. It not...
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Last male Northern White Rhino dies in Kenya

The world’s last surviving male northern white rhino has died after months of poor health. Sudan, who was 45, lived at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. He was put to sleep on 19 March after age-related complications worsened significantly. Sudan’s death leaves only two females – his daughter...
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Baselworld 2018: World’s best watch fair

What Disneyland is to children, Baselworld 2018 is to watch enthusiasts! World’s biggest – not to mention most impressive and exquisite – watch fair every year, just before Easter, attended by the most preeminent watch journalists, buyers and horologists in the industry that come here to take in all...
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77 candidates placed overseas through ESPOiR

Fulfilling the dreams of the qualified young graduates to work abroad, ESPOIR is giving international placement to its 77 trainees, who have successfully completed their skill training course from the academy on 14th April 2018. ESPOiR Academy, which is a joint venture of Kerala Academy for Skill Excellence (KASE)...
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Appeal filed by Google on anti-trust case in India

Google has appealed against a ruling by India’s competition watchdog that found it guilty of “search bias”, while the website that brought the case also challenged the outcome, complaining the online search giant had got off too lightly. In February, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) fined Google 1.36...
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IndiGo opts out of race to acquire Air India

Top Indian carrier Interglobe Aviation Ltd, which operates under the IndiGo brand, said has made it clear that it was opting out of a race to acquire state-run Air India as the terms set by the government would not suit it. The Indian government, which fully owns money-losing flag...
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DGCA nod for seaplane flights

A DGCA committee has observed that single-engine seaplanes can be used to operate commercial services feasibly subject to certain conditions, a senior government official said. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation was now preparing rules for permitting the service and the norms would be ready in 45 days, R.N....
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