Sachin Tendulkar reportedly refused doctorate due to “ethical” reasons. (Source: File Photo) Sachin Tendulkar reportedly refused doctorate due to “ethical” reasons. The honorary D. Lit will be conferred to Mary Kom at the 63rd Annual Convocation of Jadavpur University (JU) scheduled on December 24. “We had decided to confer the honorary D. Lit to Mr Sachin Tendulkar. In 2011, Sachin Tendulkar refused to accept similar offer from the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS).
September 20, 2018 14:26 UTC
Amid rumours and speculations about the upcoming Apple iPad, a recent tweet from developer Steve Troughton-Smith suggests that the company’s upcoming tablet is likely to support 4K external displays. It further makes room for speculation about the inclusion of USB Type-C.“New in iOS 12.1: the iOS Simulator supports virtualized 4K external displays. New in iOS 12.1: the iOS Simulator supports virtualized 4K external displays. This is not possible on any existing iOS device via the Lightning HDMI adapter — lends credence to iPad perhaps getting a USB-C port for 4K video-out? At this point, it’s not possible to output content from an iOS device to a 4K external display.
September 20, 2018 14:15 UTC
(Source: Getty Images) The 30-year-old follows a special diet, which includes fasting for 20 hours at a stretch. (Source: Getty Images)A triathlete was banned from an all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant in Germany after he ate too much. According to a Washington Post report, the 30-year-old follows a special diet, which includes fasting for 20 hours at a stretch. Hence, when Bobrowski reached the restaurant Running Sushi in Landshut to eat the $18.49 meal (Approx Rs 1300), he was fully prepared to make the most of it. He also added that the restaurant strategy was to earn on drinks but the athlete only consumed one drink the whole evening.
September 20, 2018 14:15 UTC
The appointments will fill up vacancies in banks like Bank of Baroda, Union Bank of India and Punjab National Bank among others. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/MintNew Delhi: A day after appointing chiefs at 10 state-run banks, the government on Thursday appointed 14 bankers as executive directors. With this, the government has completed the exercise of appointing the top management at state-run banks, empowering these institutions to take effective decisions to curb their bad debts and stem their losses. Financial Services Secretary Rajiv Kumar said in a tweet that these appointments will take care of any vacancies arising till March 2019. The appointments will fill up vacancies in banks like Bank of Baroda, Union Bank of India and Punjab National Bank among others.
September 20, 2018 14:15 UTC
BENGALURU: Infosys has introduced next-generation learning solution Wingspan , which would help organizations in their talent transformation journey.Based on open source technologies, the cloud-first and mobile-first solution is designed to provide a “seamless interactive learning experience accessible anytime, anywhere and on any device”, said the company in a press release. Infosys Wingspan makes curated content from multiple sources accessible to learners. The company said at Wingspan users can create their own ‘goals’, measure ‘time spent’ and ‘learning history’ and it has artificial intelligence-powered voice-enabled ‘learning assistant’ to provide guide the users at any stage of the learning process.Infosys said since its launch in April 2018, Infosys Wingspan (known as Lex internally) has been used by more than 1,14,000 Infosys employees and the solution is now available for clients and can easily be integrated into any enterprise’s IT infrastructure to transform its learning capabilities.While the solution allows learners to test their competencies through various assessments and get relevant certifications; it enables leaders to drive impactful learning initiatives with insights leveraging analytics, which helps companies understand the learning trends within the organization and plan requisite interventions.“Infosys Wingspan is a robust holistic learning solution that will enable organizations to focus on reskilling their talent of today, to be ready for tomorrow,” Pravin Rao, chief operating officer, Infosys, was quoted in the statement.Analysts say professional IT services firms should create university-like environments to renew their talent pool. “We operate in an era where the demands on services talent to understand their clients' digital business models and apply emerging technologies to support them is unprecedented. The only way professional IT services firms can stay ahead of the market is to create university-like environments for their talent to thrive, and Wingspan is a powerful example of empowering the sharing of cutting-edge knowledge and insight across a massive global services organization,” Phil Fersht, founder and CEO, HfS Research, quoted in Infosys release.
September 20, 2018 13:41 UTC
The Mars Room made it to 2018 shortlist for Man Booker Prize, 2018. (Source: Penguin) The Mars Room made it to 2018 shortlist for Man Booker Prize, 2018. (Source: RichardPowers.net) This novel by Richard Powers features on the shortlist of MBP 2018. It is the first verse novel to be shortlisted for a Booker Prize. (Source: PanMacMillan) It is the first verse novel to be shortlisted for a Booker Prize.
September 20, 2018 13:40 UTC
Syntel, which has 23,000 engineers in 30 countries, has over 18,000 staff based in India. Photo: MintNew Delhi: Competition watchdog CCI on Thursday said it has approved the $3.4 billion acquisition of Syntel by French IT major Atos. Both Atos and Syntel have significant presence in India. Syntel, which has 23,000 engineers in 30 countries, has over 18,000 staff based in India. In a tweet, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) said it “approves acquisition of all outstanding shares of Syntel Inc. by Atos S.E.”Following the acquisition, all of Syntel’s management team is expected to join Atos and Syntel CEO Rakesh Khanna will become a member of Atos Executive Committee.
September 20, 2018 13:30 UTC
Mercedes-Benz India vice president (sales & marketing) Michael Jopp poses for photographs at the launch of the C-Class facelift sedans C 300d, C 220d Prime and C 220d Progressive in New Delhi on 20 September, 2018. Photo: PTIMumbai: The largest luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz, which controls over 40% of the market, Thursday launched a new C-Class, one of its most popular executive saloons, with BS VI diesel engine. The new C-Class has about 6,500 parts changed over its pre-facelift version, with almost 50% changes from the initial C-Class range, the company said. The company also offers a new service package for the C-Class range starting at ₹72,700 which will be available for two years. The C 220 d and the C 300 d AMG Line will have a new four-cylinder OM 654 diesel powertrain, Michael Jopp, vice- president for sales and marketing at Mercedes-Benz India said, adding the C 220 d will be available from today while the C 300 d will be available from the December quarter.
September 20, 2018 13:30 UTC
more-inThe Goa State Commission for Protection Child Rights (GSCPCR) on Thursday issued an advisory against an online game named Momo Challenge, cautioning parents and guardians of children across the State via the State Education Department. The advisory from GSCPCR comes in the wake of an advisory to the State Child Right Commissions across the country from the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) urging them to take up the matter in right earnest with various State authorities to generate awareness on child on-line safety. The NCPCR has, inter alia, stated that MoMo is a social media account on Whatsapp, Facebook and YouTube. It further said that the Ministry of Electronics and Information & Technology has issued an advisory on the game. The advisory by GSCCR issued as part of child on-line safety, said that according to information given to it, children are becoming victims of the said game and are known to attempt suicide.
September 20, 2018 13:28 UTC
Yami Gautam looks college ready in this pink attire. (Source: Rajan Sharma) Yami Gautam looks college ready in this pink attire. (Source: Rajan Sharma)With movie promotions reaching stratospheric level, actors experimenting with their sartorial choices is a common sight. Months before the “big” release, Bollywood fashion enthusiasts wait patiently to lap up interesting new tips and tricks and currently, Yami Gautam is giving them a reason to continue doing so. Keeping up with the tradition of experimental fashion, Yami Gautam stepped out in a pastel pink buttoned-down mini skirt and a matching jacket for one of the promotional events.
September 20, 2018 13:15 UTC
The Competition Commission of India also approved JSW Steel’s proposed acquisition of Bhushan Power & Steel. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/MintNew Delhi: The Competition Commission of India (CCI has approved the acquisition of debt-ridden Essar Steel by a consortium of ArcelorMittal and Japan’s Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation. Earlier this month, ArcelorMittal had offered Rs 42,000 crore for Essar Steel, upstaging a Rs 37,000 crore bid by Russia’s VTB Group-backed Numetal. “@CCI_India finds no appreciable adverse effect on competition in respect of ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal’s proposed acquisition of Essar Steel,” the fair trade regulator said in a tweet on Thursday. In a separate tweet on Thursday, the CCI said it “finds no appreciable adverse effect on competition in respect of JSW Steel’s proposed acquisition of Bhushan Power & Steel”.
The project will improve the road conditions and enhance the transport capacity. Photo: ReutersBeijing: The New Development Bank (NDB) of the BRICS countries has approved a $525-million loan to Madhya Pradesh for infrastructure projects, it said on Thursday. The Board of Directors of the NDB on Wednesday approved a $350-million loan for the Major District Roads Project II of Madhya Pradesh and $175 million for building and upgrading 350 bridges. The NDB will also provide a $175-million loan to the Madhya Pradesh Bridges Project, under which 350 bridges will be built or upgraded. The NDB board also approved a non-sovereign loan of ₹300 million to SIBUR Holding of Russia for environmentally-sustainable infrastructure development related to the Zap SibNefteKhim project.
“We are also considering to launch electric vehicles in India. But quite frankly an electric policy would help. In the current scenario with no policy, no framework, no incentives and clearly higher cost, the company do not yet see a viable business case for EVs, he added. “By 2022, we will have ten battery electric vehicles in our portfolio globally. We also expect that by 2025 the share of electric vehicles would be between 15-20%,” he said.
The Competition Commission has approved the acquisition of debt-ridden Essar Steel by a consortium of ArcelorMittal and Japan's Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation. Earlier this month, ArcelorMittal had offered Rs 42,000 crore to acquire Essar Steel, upstaging a Rs 37,000 crore bid by Russia's VTB Group-backed Numetal.ArcelorMittal and Numetal are in the race to acquire Essar Steel, currently undergoing insolvency proceedings as it owes more than Rs 45,000 crore to over 30 banks. "@CCI_India finds no appreciable adverse effect on competition in respect of ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal's proposed acquisition of Essar Steel," the fair trade regulator said in a tweet Thursday.Deals beyond a certain threshold are required to get clearance from the Competition Commission of India (CCI).According to the notice submitted to the CCI, the proposed combination is pursuant to a resolution plan filed by ArcelorMittal India before the resolution professional for the acquisition of Essar Steel in accordance with the provisions of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.The acquisition of Essar Steel is proposed to be undertaken through multiple steps, which will be taken after and subject to obtaining requisite approvals of the Committee of Creditors and the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLAT) under the Code, as per the notice.ArcelorMittal India is an arm of ArcelorMittal, the world's leading steel and mining company with a presence in 60 countries and an industrial footprint in 18 nations.In a separate tweet Thursday, the CCI said it "finds no appreciable adverse effect on competition in respect of JSW Steel's proposed acquisition of Bhushan Power & Steel".Through the proposed combination, JSW proposes to acquire 100 per cent of the equity shareholding and management control of Bhushan Power and Steel, according to the notice given by JSW Steel to the CCI.
September 20, 2018 13:07 UTC
एंटरटेनमेंट डेस्क. कुछ दिन पहले खबरें आई थी कि यानी दयाबेन 'तारक मेहता का उल्टा चश्मा' शो में वापसी कर रही हैं। अब एक्ट्रेस ने कंफर्म कर दिया है कि वे शो में कमबैक कर रही हैं। उन्होंने एक इंटरव्यू में बताया- 'शो के लिए मैं हमेशा लॉयल रहूंगी। मैंने मैटरनिटी लीव ली थी, शो नहीं छोड़ा था'। दयाबेन के फैंस के लिए ये अच्छी खबर है। हालांकि, ऐसा सुनने में आ रहा है कि उन्होंने वापस आने के लिए लंबी-चौड़ी शर्तों की लिस्ट मेकर्स के सामने रखी है। खबरों की मानें तो उन्होंने शर्त रखी है कि उनकी फीस बढ़ाई जाए, वे नाइट शिफ्ट में काम नहीं करेंगी और महीने में सिर्फ 15 ही दिन काम करेंगी। इसके अलावा दिशा ने और भी कुछ मांगे रखी हैं।एक साल बाद करेंगी शो में वापसीदिशा के न होने पर मेकर्स ने स्टोरीलाइन में कई चेंज किए। लेकिन, अब वे और ज्यादा बदलाव नहीं करना चाहते इसलिए उन्होंने दिशा से वापस आने के लिए कहा। चूंकि 'दयाबेन' शो की फेमस कैरेक्टर हैं, इसलिए उसे आसानी से किसी दूसरी एक्ट्रेस से रिप्लेस भी नहीं कर सकते।- यहीं वजह थी कि चैनल और प्रोड्यूसर असित मोदी, दिशा के वापस आने का इंतजार कर रहे थे लेकिन वे अभी वापस आने के लिए तैयार नहीं थी क्योंकि पर्सनल लाइफ को वे ज्यादा टाइम देना चाहती थी।- मेकर्स द्वारा काफी रिक्वेस्ट के बाद उन्होंने वापसी के लिए हां कह दी है।दयाबेन ने रखी वापसी की शर्तेंमैटरनिटी लीव पर जाने से पहले दिशा हर एपिसोड का 1.25 लाख रुपए लेती थी। अब उन्होंने 20% ग्रोथ की डिमांड रख दी जो कि 1.50 लाख रुपए होती है। उन्होंने मेकर्स के सामने शर्त रखी कि वे शाम 6 बजे के बाद काम नहीं करेंगी। वे सुबह 11 से शाम को 6 बजे तक की शिफ्ट में काम करेंगी। शुरुआत के कुछ महीनों में वे नाइट शिफ्ट भी नहीं करेंगी। अगर टीम नाइट शिफ्ट में काम करना चाहती है तो उन्हें इसके लिए दो दिन पहले बताना होगा। इतना ही नहीं वे महीने में 15 दिन ही काम करेंगी जबकि दूसरे एक्टर्स 22-25 दिन काम कर रहे हैं। मेरक्स ने उनकी सभी शर्तों को मान लिया है।नवरात्रि से लेंगी एंट्रीआपको बता दें कि कुछ दिन पहले ही दिशा ने शो में एंट्री का सीक्वेंस शूट किया था, जिसमें वे जेठालाल, बापूजी से बात करती दिखाई दे रही हैं। वे नवरात्रि के समय शो में पूरी तरह से एंट्री लेंगी।
September 20, 2018 13:07 UTC