PM Modi invites Singapore fintech companies to India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Singapore on Wednesday for a two-day visit where he will be attending the 13th East Asia Summit (EAS). He will also hold a meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence. During the visit, Modi is scheduled to attend the 16th Association of Southeast...
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Flipkart CEO Binny Bansal exits following allegations

The chief executive of Flipkart Group, Walmart Inc’s Indian e-commerce business, resigned following an internal probe into accusations of “serious personal misconduct,” Walmart have announced. The misconduct accusations followed an allegation of sexual assault, two people familiar with the matter said. The departure of Binny Bansal, 37, one of...
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Marvel legend Stan Lee passes away at 95

In an unfortunate turn of events, Marvel creator and comic book marvel, Stan Lee, passed away on Monday. He was 95. According to earlier media reports an “ambulance rushed to Lee’s Hollywood Hills home” early Monday morning. He was reportedly taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he breathed his...
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Car sales may slip to a four-year low in FY19

The pace of car sales growth in the world’s fifth biggest market, India, is set to hit a four-year low of below six per cent in financial year 2018-19 as multiple factors continue to slow down demand. Leading industry researchers including IHS and JATO have revised sales forecast for...
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SC to hear Verma plea on Nov 16, CVC report submitted

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) have filed its preliminary probe report relating to CBI Director Alok Kumar Verma in a sealed cover in the Supreme Court. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S.K. Kaul took the report on record and fixed the next hearing on November...
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Netflix CEO Hastings says rates to remain same for India

Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings said that the streaming video company had no plans for cheaper prices in the hotly competitive India market and that an executive’s comments suggesting otherwise had been “misunderstood.” In a recent interview on Friday, Hastings noted that Netflix had three price tiers in India:...
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Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi trade barbs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has a busy international itinerary next week, hit the campaign trail on Friday in poll-bound Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region, as did Congress President Rahul Gandhi. Addressing a public rally in Jagdalpur, the PM accused the Congress of supporting “urban Maoists” and spreading lies. The Congress...
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Oumuamua – a cigar-shaped rock or an alien spacecraft?

A scientific paper led by two researchers at Harvard University made a splash this week by claiming that a cigar-shaped rock zooming through our solar system may have been sent by aliens. The researchers noted in a pre-print of the article that it was an “exotic scenario”, but that...
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‘Kutti Police’ to monitor parent’s driving skills

The progress report is the most dreaded document in a student’s life. Now, it is the turn of parents to fear the same. A government school in the city’s suburbs has come out with a novel programme called Kutti (small) Police where schoolchildren rank their parents according to their...
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