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    Modi's visit to the state of Israel: Can bilateral ties be deepened further?

    By Abhishek Narain The three day "standalone" visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Israel beginning July 4, 2017, reflects a tectonic shift as far as India's balancing act with Israel and Palestine is concerned. Modi gave the first indications of a shifting foreign policy when he delivered one of the shortest state addresses while hosting the...

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    RBI casts a new spell to ward off the non-performing assets

    By Ishita Misra As per the data collected at the end of March, Indian banks have accumulated Rs 10 trillion worth of stressed assets, with non-performing assets (NPAs) contributing almost Rs 7.7 trillion. RBI powered by the Amendment Due to the highly stressed conditions of the banks, the Banking Regulation Act was amended to increase the influence of the Reserve Bank of India(RBI)...

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    New lip-sync tech generates scary-accurate video using audio clips

    By Abhimanyu Ghoshal I'm not saying you should be afraid of the future, but. okay, that's exactly what I'm saying. A group of researchers from the University of Washington has developed a method to take an audio clip of someone speaking and generate a frighteningly realistic lip-synced video with it. I'm afraid, very afraid. And you might be too, once you...

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    The India-China tug of war for cross-border cooperation

    By Upasana Hembram In the last decade, there has been a seismic shift in the global order from Western economies to Asian economies in terms of economic growth. As per the 2016 World Bank report, the South Asian region has become an important player and is recognised as an economic powerhouse with remarkable development along with its ability to attract foreign investments. In a ploy to...

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    Commerce Ministry to set up four new centres for trade

    By Prashansa Srivastava The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has recently announced the setting up four dedicated centres for global trade and investment issues. These centres would help tackle current and future issues in international trade. What is in store? Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman approved the setting up of four new trade and investment centres-Centre for Trade and...

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    Teaching little girls to lead

    By Virginia García Beaudoux By the age of two, most children use gender pronouns in their speech and proactively identify people as men and women. And by the time they turn seven, little boys and little girls have already learnt a lot about what is expected of them within our - binary - gender system. Much of this learning is unintentional, communicated via pop culture. A few years ago, a researchers from...

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    Decline in net profit : TCS' bad inning in the June quarter

    By Shalini Pandey Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.'s quarterly profit fell the most in two years. The reasons, in all probability, include a stronger rupee and higher wage costs. By the end of three months in June, profits had declined by 10 % touching a new low of Rs 5,945 crore, according to its Stock Exchange filing. TCS' statement of declining profits With each...

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    Living in harmony with nature: The story of Yunta, a village in the Tibetan Plateau

    By Lü Zhi It was a chilly February day. Dangwen and his wildlife monitoring team patrolled along the upper reaches of the Yangtze River. The river was frozen solid, easy for poachers to walk over. That day, they encountered 220 blue sheep, five white-lipped deer, and a line of otter footprints. On the infrared camera traps that they had set up throughout the...

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    What makes "a man's stroke"?: Casual sexism in sports

    By Kiran Galani While the two time Wimbledon winner and defending champion, Andy Murray, may not have won the quarter-final match on Wednesday against Sam Querrey, he certainly won hearts and influenced the direction of the discourse on casual sexism in sports during an interview later. What happened in the interview? The reporter in question began his comment by stating that "Sam is...

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    The National Steering Committee: A scientific endeavour or a cultural ploy?

    By Anoushka Dalmia In April, the government set up a 19-member panel called the National Steering Committee to head projects that will be dedicated towards research into the benefits of cow urine and other cow derivatives. The committee's first meeting will be held in August. The committee will have a tenure of three years, during which it aims to scientifically...

    • 17 hrs ago

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