New PM of Bhutan Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Bhutan’s newly elected Prime Minister Lotay Tshering, president of Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa party, to congratulate him on his election win. Third elections A statement from the Indian foreign ministry said Modi also welcomed the successful conduct of polls, only the third elections in the Himalayan country … Continued
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On Wednesday, the Sabarimala temple opened its doors for the first time since a Supreme Court ruling allowed women of all ages to enter the temple. As the controversy continues with protesters not allowing women to enter the temple, a look at what the pilgrimage is about: Sabarimala Deity & temple Lord Ayyappan is the … Continued
Amid India’s preparations for a manned space mission, the recent failure of a Russian rocket launch has served a reminder of the perils and technological challenges involved in every space flight. The fact that both astronauts on board survived the failure, on the other hand, has been hailed as an example that underlines the safety … Continued
Foodpanda, the online food ordering and delivery startup owned by Ola, has acquired Mumbai-based, cloud kitchen firm Holachef for an undisclosed sum. About the Deal Foodpanda will take over Holachef’s employees and kitchen equipment while including Holachef founders in its leadership team. Big Ambitions Holachef marks Ola’s 2nd acquisition within a year, which bought Foodpanda … Continued
A woman who had undergone a uterine transplant delivered a child in Pune Thursday, the first such birth in India, and the 12th in the world, all since 2014. How did medical science in India reach this milestone? Why transplant For women whose uterus is not healthy, or who do not have one, a transplant … Continued
Earlier this week, companies around the world scrambled to try and meet a RBI-mandated deadline to store Indian users’ financial data in India, reigniting conversation about “data localisation”. Across ministries and sectors, the government has firmed up its stance on storing data of Indian users in the country, to the discontent of international players and … Continued
OVER THE years, various citizens and political leaders have debated whether India should have two separate time zones. The demand is based on the huge difference in daylight times between the country’s longitudinal extremes, and the costs associated with following the same time zone. Those arguing against the idea, on the other hand, cite impracticability … Continued
What does the RBI say? The Reserve Bank of India has released the guidelines for interoperability between prepaid payment instruments (PPIs) such as wallets and cards that will effectively allow users of popular payment wallets such as Paytm, Freecharge, Mobikwik, PhonePe and PayZapp, among others, to transfer money from one wallet to another. In a … Continued
Who is Jamal Khashoggi? The disappearance of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi has triggered a diplomatic storm. Countries including the U.S. and Turkey as well as international organisations like the UN have turned up the pressure on Riyadh to reveal the truth. The journalist, known for his columns in the Washington Post critical of Saudi … Continued
In what is India’s first large outbreak of the Zika virus, 80 cases have been detected in Jaipur so far. Health Minister J P Nadda held a review meeting in Delhi Tuesday, while the Rajasthan government continued surveillance and preventive measures. A look at how the virus spreads and the big risk it involves — … Continued