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General Electric dropped from Dow after over 100 years

New York, June 20 (IANS) General Electric (G.E.), the last original member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, was dropped from the blue-chip index for the first time in 110 years and replaced by the Walgreens Boots Alliance drugstore chain. The Tuesday night decision was a fresh blow to General Electric, the iconic maker of light bulbs and jet engines, which has stumbled badly in recen...

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General Electric to be removed from Dow index

New York, June 20 (IANS) General Electric is going to lose its place on the Dow Jones Industrial Average after more than 100 years in a move that reflects a fall in the firm's fortunes and changes to the US economy. Walgreens Boots Alliance is to take its spot on the financial index, which tracks shares of 30 companies deemed representative of the US economy. The change takes eff...

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Railways to become a net zero carbon emitter by 2030: Goyal

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said the Indian Railways will become a zero carbon emitter by 2030 through 100 per cent electrification of its network. With the current action plans on anvil for 100 per cent electrification coupled with renewable strategies, Indian Railways will become a net zero carbon emitter by 2030, Goyal said while addressing the ...

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Get hands on healthy food this yoga day

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The world will celebrate International Yoga Day on Thursday so make sure you are doing your bit with enthusiasm but don't forget to gorge on some healthy made-at-home foods post the session. Sujeet Singh, Executive Chief at Radisson Noida located in Sector 55 lists some recipes that one can easily make at home * Quinoa Avocado Salad * Ingredien...

9 hours ago
Get hands on healthy food this yoga day

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The world will celebrate International Yoga Day so make sure you are doing your bit with enthusiasm but don't forget to gorge on some healthy made-at-home foods post the session. Sujeet Singh, Executive Chief at Radisson Noida located in Sector 55 lists some recipes that one can easily make at home * Quinoa Avocado Salad * Ingredients: 3 tabl...

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Microsoft buys student video discussion platform Flipgrid

San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) As part of its attempt to win over students and educators, Microsoft has acquired video discussion platform Flipgrid which is used by more than 20 million teachers and students across the world. Thrilled to welcome @Flipgrid to Microsoft! Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, tweeted on Monday. To bring the power of video-based social learning to everyon...

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'Chirp' app brings back Twitter functionalities to Apple Watch

San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) To bring full Twitter support back to Apple Watch, a developer has launched a new app called Chirp that allows users to view the timeline, post tweets, and perform other core Twitter functionalities. Available as a free download from the App Store, Chirp features an in-app purchase system, which allows users to choose how much they pay to unlock pro features...

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iPhones to soon automatically share your location with 911

San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) iPhone users in the US who call 911 will be able to automatically and securely share their location data with first emergency responders, beginning later this year with iOS 12. Communities rely on 911 centres in an emergency, and we believe they should have the best available technology at their disposal, Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, said in a statement late on Mo...

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Australian court fines Apple for misleading customers

Canberra, June 19 (IANS) An Australian court on Tuesday asked Apple to pay a fine worth $6.6 million for misleading customers who bought its devices between February 2015 and February 2016. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) filed a lawsuit in the Australian Federal Court against Apple and its subsidiary in the country after investigating hundreds of customer compl...

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Amazon CEO becomes world's richest man

San Francisco, June 19 (IANS) Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has become the richest man in the world with a net wealth of USD 141.9 billion, the Forbes World's Billionaires list showed on Monday. Bezos' wealth has grown more than USD 5 billion since June 1 to beat Bill Gates, the principal founder of Microsoft Corporation, who is the second-richest man in the world with USD 92.9 billi...

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Now, Shimla-Chandigarh heli-taxi to ply thrice a week

Shimla, June 18 (IANS) The to and fro heli-taxi service between this Himachal Pradesh tourist resort and Chandigarh will now ply thrice a week, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Monday. Also, the chopper will now land at the Annandale ground, the picturesque flat highland just three kilometres from Shimla's Ridge, but will take off from Shimla airport at Jubbarhatti, 22 km from here....

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Sony launches in-car AV receiver in India

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Sony India on Monday launched its new in-car audio-video (AV) receiver XAV-AX5000 for Rs 24,990. 'XAV-AX5000' would enable smarter navigation, communication and music-play from user's phone with intelligent voice control, possible through 'Android Auto' and 'Apple CarPlay', the company said in a statement. The new system comes with a 17.6 cm bezel-less f...

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Two Muslims near the very top in British politics'

The three column, six inch-deep headline on page 1 of the Daily Telegraph caught my eye: Doors open to thousands more skilled migrants. Given the anti-immigrant rhetoric I had heard in Rome and elsewhere in Europe, the headline was refreshing. Even more noticeable was the name of the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, the third-highest ranked member of Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet who ...

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Worldwide smartphone shipments to grow 1.4% in 2018: Report

Seoul, June 17 (IANS) Global shipments of smartphones are expected to reach a little over 1.49 billion units this year, up from 1.47 billion in 2017 -- a growth of 1.4 per cent, a report showed on Sunday. The smartphone shipment numbers are likely to rise at a faster clip from 2019 onwards once the real-world 5G network is introduced, according to an industry consulting firm Strategy Ana...

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Facebook Messenger app crash? Try new update

San Francisco, June 16 (IANS) Facebook's latest update for its Messenger app can fix the app that was crashing constantly among many iOS users, the media reported. Version 170.0 was the buggy release, and the company has already submitted a fix (170.1) to Apple, The Verge reported on Friday. The users can now identify the version by tapping more in the updates tab of the App Stor...

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Apple signs multi-year content deal with Oprah Winfrey

San Francisco, June 16 (IANS) With an aim to promote original programming amid the growing video streaming war, Apple has announced a multi-year content partnership with producer-host Oprah Winfrey. Together, Winfrey and Apple will create original programmes that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world, the tech giant said in a statement on Saturday.

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Mahua goes mainstream: Goa's alcohol man taps into flower power

Panaji, June 15 (IANS) If everything Midas touched turned to gold, in the case of the 60-something Desmond Nazareth, everything he touches, including, agave, sugarcane and now mahua, seems to transform into distilled alcohol. For Nazareth, promoter of Desmondji, an Indian brand specialising in distilled alcohol, liqueurs and the like, the latest two offerings, mahua alcohol and mahua liq...

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Huawei sells 6 million P20 series smartphones globally

Shanghai, June 14 (IANS) Huawei has sold six million units of its acclaimed P20 series since its global launch in late March this year, the company announced on Thursday. According to Huawei Consumer Business Group, the P20 performance is up 81 per cent globally compared to P10 Series' performance last year. The incredible reception and sales performance of the Huawei P20 Series ...

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Himachal gets Rs 1,900 cr funding for tourism

Shimla, June 14 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday said the Central government has approved a tourism infrastructure development project of Rs 1,900 crore to be funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). With the help of the funding, the state would be able to develop tourism in rural and unexplored areas and improve the infrastructure of towns, which will...

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Huawei P20 Pro: Triple-eyed monster that refuses to die `

New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) If you ignore the controversy surrounding Huawei smartphones in the US (which is said to be a fallout of the ongoing trade war between the US and China), it won't be an exaggeration to say that its premium device, the P20 Pro, is already giving the jitters to premium market leaders Apple and Samsung. An early innovator in smartphone camera technology, Huawei has...

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