SpaceX launches Dragon cargo, but fails to land rocket perfectly

SpaceX launches Dragon cargo, but fails to land rocket perfectly

SpaceX on Wednesday blasted off its unmanned Dragon cargo ship, loaded with supplies, science experiments and food for the astronauts living at the International Space Station but failed to successfully land its booster afterwards. “We have had a great liftoff,” said SpaceX commentator John Insprucker, as the Falcon 9 rocket soared into the sunny, blue […]

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Former US President George HW Bush to be remembered at Houston funeral

Former US President George HW Bush to be remembered at Houston funeral

Former US President George H.W. Bush will be mourned on Thursday at the Houston church where he worshipped for many years, a final public farewell before his remains are taken by train to their resting place at his Texas presidential library. The remains of Bush, who died last week in Texas at the age of […]

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RBI refuses to state how much destruction of banned notes cost: RTI

RBI refuses to state how much destruction of banned notes cost: RTI

The RBI has declined to reveal the cost incurred on shredding banned currency notes worth Rs 15,31,073 crore which returned to banks following demonetization, an RTI activist said, citing a response from the central bank. To a query under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said the process of […]

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US Midterm Polls 2018 – why Donald Trump is unlikely to be removed as US President

US Midterm Polls 2018 – why Donald Trump is unlikely to be removed as US President

Donald Trump faced greater restraints on his presidency after Democrats won control of the U.S. House of Representatives and pledged to hold the Republican accountable after a tumultuous two years in the White House. Trump and his fellow Republicans expanded their control of the U.S. Senate in Tuesday’s midterm elections, following a divisive campaign marked […]

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Congress takes CBI war to street, Rahul Gandhi to lead protests

Congress takes CBI war to street, Rahul Gandhi to lead protests

Amid the battle in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Congress president Rahul Gandhi has announced that he will lead the protest outside the investigative agency’s headquarters in Delhi today. Gandhi took to Twitter and said that outside offices of the CBI nationwide, the Congress party will protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s alleged disgraceful […]

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GITEX Technology Week 2018

GITEX Technology Week 2018

The epic Gitex Technology Week (14-18 Oct 2018)  is set to return in the last quarter of 2018. A show of global repute, this mammoth 5-day event is where the tech glitterati converge to showcase and experience the world’s most advanced technology and drive digital transformation. Organised by Dubai World Trade Centre, Gitex Technology Week […]

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SBI hikes fixed deposit interest rates for select tenures

SBI hikes fixed deposit interest rates for select tenures

Here is some good news for savers. India’s biggest lender State Bank of India (SBI) has revised its interest higher on retail fixed deposits or FDs below Rs. 1 crore. The revised rate on SBI FDs will be effective from May 28. SBI has revision interest rates by up to 25 basis points in select maturities, according to the […]

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India surpasses France to become world’s sixth-largest economy, shows World Bank data

India surpasses France to become world’s sixth-largest economy, shows World Bank data

India has surpassed France to become world’s sixth-largest economy in terms of gross domestic product (GDP), according to figures released by World Bank. India’s GDP reached $2.597 trillion in 2017, while it was at US $2.582 trillion for France, the World Bank said. The United States, China, Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom occupy top […]

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