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Explore options to slow down ageing

New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Don't be paranoid if you see your skin ageing. There are a number of solutions -- be it by using natural ingredients like jojoba rich in vitamin E and vitamin C, or by exploring skin resurfacing solutions, suggest experts. Datinderjeet Singh Tulla, Head of Department of the Dermat, Laser, Hair Transplant and Medical Services category at VLCC and Shubhika Jain, Fo...

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Wipro offers mobility solutions on global networks

Bengaluru, Dec 15 (IANS) Software major Wipro on Friday tied up with the US-based Headspin to offer next-generation mobility, engineering and testing solutions on global mobile networks. The joint offering will simplify testing and mobile experience for global mobile networks, said the IT major in a statement here. The company's investment arm Wipro Ventures invested an unspecifi...

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Government to bear MDR on transactions up to Rs 2,000

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) In a bid to encourage electronic payments, the central government will reimburse the Merchant Discount Rate (MDR) applicable on transactions up to Rs 2,000 for the next two years. According to the Minister of Electronics, IT and Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad, the government will reimburse the MDR levied on transactions conducted via debit cards, BHIM UPI an...

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Government to reimburse MDR charges on small transactions

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) In a bid to encourage electronic payments, the central government will now reimburse the Merchant Discount Rate (MDR) applicable on transactions worth Rs 2,000. According to the Minister of Electronics, IT and Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad, the government will reimburse the MDR on conducted via debit cards, UPI and Adahar-based transactions. The de...

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Discovery India to launch digital channels in 2018

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Discovery Communications India (DCIN) on Thursday announced plans to launch direct-to-consumer, social and mobile-first channels in early 2018. The new mobile-first channels will focus on four core-interest areas - 'Military', 'Girlist', 'Automotive' and 'Food'. The first two channels to launch will be VEER by Discovery and RISE by TLC in the first quarter of nex...

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Food, fuel prices accelerate November WPI inflation

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) An exponential rise in food and fuel prices especially those of onions and diesel pushed India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices higher to 3.93 per cent for November, official data showed on Thursday. According to data from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the wholesale price index (WPI) accelerated to 3.93 per cent in November from 3.59 ...

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Food prices accelerate November WPI inflation

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) An exponential rise in food and fuel prices pushed India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices to 3.93 per cent for November, official data showed on Thursday. According to data from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the wholesale price index (WPI) accelerated to 3.93 per cent in November from 3.59 per cent during October and 1.82 per cent dur...

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US Fed raises interest rate amid strong job market

Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) US Federal Reserve has raised the benchmark interest rates for the third time this year and maintained the forecast of three more rate hikes in 2018, as the economy and job market continued solid growth. In view of realized and expected labor market conditions and inflation, the (Federal Open Market) Committee decided to raise the target range for the federal fu...

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India offers $100 bn Intelligent Edge opportunity: Microsoft India head

Hyderabad, Dec 13 (IANS) In a mobile-first and Cloud-first country like India, there now lies a new over $100 billion opportunity if we can leverage Intelligent Cloud and Intelligent Edge solutions across industries, Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India, said here on Wednesday. The Intelligent Edge brings the power of the Cloud to mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, thus...

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Space-like environment can produce life's building blocks: Study

Toronto, Dec 13 (IANS) Giving some credence to the view that life could well have originated in space, a new study has shown that a number of small organic molecules can form in a cold, space-like environment full of radiation. Investigators at the University of Sherbrooke in Canada created simulated space environments in which thin films of ice containing methane and oxygen were irradia...

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Microsoft launches Azure Stack for India

Hyderabad, Dec 13 (IANS) To further hasten Indian customers' move to the Cloud, Microsoft on Wednesday launched Azure Stack for India which is an extension of the company's Azure Cloud platform. The tech giant said that 70 of the top 100 Bombay Stock Exchange listed companies are now using Microsoft Cloud to drive their digital transformation. Microsoft works with over 200,000 la...

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Rohit's record double ton powers India to 392/4

Mohali, Dec 13 (IANS) Skipper Rohit Sharma led from the front with his third ODI double century to power India to a mammoth 392/4 against Sri Lanka in the second One-day International at the Punjab Cricket Association's I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Wednesday. Rohit, who belted an unbeaten 153-ball 208, comprising 13 fours and 12 sixes, was engaged in two big partnerships -- 115 runs for t...

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Microsoft launches Azure Stack for India

Hyderabad, Dec 13 (IANS) To further hasten Indian customers move to the Cloud, Microsoft on Wednesday launched Azure Stack for India. Azure Stack is an extension of Microsoft's Azure Cloud platform and brings the agility and fast-paced innovation of Cloud computing to on-premises environments and enables entirely new hybrid Cloud scenarios. The tech giant said that 70 of the top...

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Khasi tribals hold up Meghalaya highway upgrade?

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Even as the Centre aspires to improve connectivity in the northeast under its Act East Policy, the two-laning of a crucial 43-km highway is hanging fire as Meghalaya's Khasi Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has delayed its nod for acquiring land for the project. The project, worth almost Rs 500 crore, will, once completed, ease trade and travel to the Indo-Ban...

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Try Indian spices to ward off winter sickness

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Try spices at home to ward off cough and cold. They not only emit tantalizing aromas and make your meals delicious, but also protect you from infections. Star anise can help fight sore throat, cardamom resolves digestive issues and nutmeg boosts immunity, suggest experts. Dolly Kumar, Director at GAIA and Purba Kalita, Co-Founder at Salebhai.com, have lis...

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November inflation up at 4.88%, factory output growth dips

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A sharp spurt in food and fuel prices pushed India's annual retail inflation in November over the RBI's median level of 4 per cent, even as factory output growth in October contracted to 2.2 per cent, official data showed on Tuesday, even as industry called for remedial measures to help revive demand. According to the data from the Ministry of Statistics & ...

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EU commits to 9 bn euro climate finance

Paris, Dec 12 (IANS) The European Union on Tuesday announced 9 billion climate finance contribution -- the first major announcement made on the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement's second anniversary -- to achieve climate goals. The Paris climate-relevant investments are in three targeted areas -- sustainable cities, sustainable energy and connectivity and sustainable agriculture, r...

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November inflation up at 4.88%, factory output growth dips

New Delhi,, Dec 12 (IANS) A sharp spurt in food and fuel prices pushed India's annual retail inflation in November over the RBI's median level of 4 per cent, even as factory output growth in October contracted to 2.2 per cent official data showed on Tuesday. According to the data from the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation, consumer price index (CPI) inflation in N...

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China building network of refugee camps along N.Korea border

Beijing, Dec 12 (IANS) China is quietly building a network of refugee camps along its border with North Korea, the Guardian reported on Tuesday. The existence of plans for the camps, first reported by the Financial Times last week, emerged in an apparently leaked internal document from a state-run telecom giant that has apparently been tasked with providing them with internet services.

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Gemalto announces single gateway for Visa, Mastercard services

London, Dec 12 (IANS) Simplifying the way for financial institutions to launch mobile payment services, global IT security firm Gemalto on Tuesday announced that its Trusted Service Hub (TSH) can now offer a single gateway, thus enabling issuers to connect to Mastercard and Visa tokenisation services. Our new partnerships with Mastercard and Visa will strengthen these initiatives and giv...

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