ICICI appoints Sandeep Bakhshi as COO as Chanda Kochhar goes on leave

ICICI appoints Sandeep Bakhshi as COO as Chanda Kochhar goes on leave

In a major management reshuffle, the ICICI Bank on Monday announced the appointment of Sandeep Bakhshi as the Wholetime Director and Chief Operating Officer-designate, ICICI Bank. His appointment as COO will be for a period of five years, subject to regulatory approvals. He will take over as the COO on Tuesday or on the date […]

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International tourism expo opens in Beijing

International tourism expo opens in Beijing

The Beijing International Tourism Expo kicked off at the China National Convention Center on June 15. This year’s event has attracted roughly 1,000 tourism institutes, travel agencies and agents from more than 80 countries and regions. Travel agencies have rolled out thousands of products that would be offered to the public at rates lower than […]

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Portugal app empowers disabled to win better access to buildings

Portugal app empowers disabled to win better access to buildings

Fed up with the obstacle course of Lisbon’s narrow footways and stairs in doorways, wheelchair user Ricardo Teixeira has taken matters into his own hands, giving disabled people the chance to fight back and instantly report violations via a smart phone app. Developed together with Portugal’s disability charity Salvador Association, +Acesso is believed to be […]

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Gates backs gene technologies in fight to end malaria

Gates backs gene technologies in fight to end malaria

Gene-editing technologies that alter mosquitoes’ DNA could prove critical in the fight against malaria, Bill Gates said on Wednesday, and ethical concerns should not block progress in such gene-modifying research. Speaking at the Malaria Forum conference in London, the billionaire Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist said that while gene editing raises “legitimate questions”, that should not […]

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Ugandan wins major prize for developing bloodless malaria test

Ugandan wins major prize for developing bloodless malaria test

A Ugandan inventor has won a major prize for a device which tests for malaria without drawing blood. Brian Gitta, 24, won the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Africa Prize for a device that detects tell-tale signs of malaria by shining a red beam of light on the patient’s finger. The diagnosis is ready to be […]

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Chinese ride-sharing company Didi picks Australia for first Western foray

Chinese ride-sharing company Didi picks Australia for first Western foray

Didi Chuxing Technology Co. Ltd., the Chinese ride-sharing company that bought the mainland operations of Uber Technologies Inc., will begin offering its service this month in Australia, its first foray in a Western-style country. The scheduled June 25 launch in Australia’s second biggest city Melbourne sets Didi up for a showdown with the US rival […]

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Shah Rukh, Salman Khan win Eid with ‘Zero’ jig

Shah Rukh, Salman Khan win Eid with ‘Zero’ jig

The two megastars even shake a leg together as they enjoy some wholesome camaraderie on the big screen. Need proof that Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan have buried the hatchet and want to pay it back to their fans this Eid? Check out the teaser of Shah Rukh’s forthcoming film, Zero, where […]

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ crosses $2 billion in box office

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ crosses $2 billion in box office

The supersized superhero hit Avengers: Infinity War has crossed $2 billion in worldwide ticket sales, becoming only the fourth film to reach that rarefied box-office milestone. The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that Infinity War reached the mark Monday, about seven weeks after opening. The only other movies in the $2 billion club are Avatar, […]

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