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24 October 2014, 20:55

China's president Xi Jinping pledges $81 million in Ebola aid

The Foreign Ministry says President Xi Jinping made the announcement in a meeting Friday with the visiting president of Tanzania. BEIJING: China has pledged to provide $81 million in aid to help fight Ebola in the three West African countries at the heart of ...
Economic Times, 33 min(s) ago
Also from: ZeeNews.com, Business Standard India and 6 other sources

Aditya Birla Group to enter health insurance business

India's Aditya Birla Group (ABG) has decided to venture into the health insurance sector, joining hands with South African MMI Holdings Ltd. According to a statement issued by the group's financial services arm, Aditya Birla Financial Services Group (ABFSG), ...
Business Standard, 38 min(s) ago
Also from: The Financial Chronicle, Money Today and 2 other sources

5% growth rate remotely not enough : Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian

5% growth rate remotely not enough : Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian Friday, 24 October 2014 - 7:24pm IST | Place: WASHINGTON | Agency: PTI Acknowledging that private investment is stifled in India due to "lots of regulations" and also scarcity of ...
DNA, 55 min(s) ago
Also from: The Financial Chronicle, Deccan Herald and 3 other sources

Clearer pictures from Mars Orbiter soon: Official

India's Mars Orbiter is expected to send clearer pictures in two months' time, said a senior official of the Indian space agency Friday. A.S. Kiran Kumar, director, Space Application Centre of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) told IANS over phone ...
Business Standard, 1 hour(s) ago
Also from: Business Today India, International Business Times India and 3 other sources

Indian-American Azita Raji named US envoy to Sweden

President Barack Obama has nominated Indian-American investment banker and philanthropist Azita Raji to the coveted diplomatic post of US ambassador to Sweden. Raji, a top bundler for Obama who raised more than $3 million for his 2012 re-election campaign, ...
Business Standard, 1 hour(s) ago
Also from: Business Today India, Money Today and 1 other source

Tesco using India IT hub to stay ahead

About 8,000 km away from the headquarters of Tesco, the worlds third largest retailer by sales, a select group of information technology (IT) professionals is at work to make robotics a part of grocery shopping across the UK chains stores worldwide. ...
Business Standard, 1 hour(s) ago
Also from: Sify

IAF asks personnel not to use Xiaomi phones

personnel and their families have been asked to desist from using Chinese 'Xiaomi Redmi 1s' phones as these are believed to be transferring data to their servers in China and could be a security risk. "F-secure, a leading security solution company, recently ...
Business Standard, 1 hour(s) ago
Also from: Sify, BizWire Express and 1 other source

Paswan asks states to monitor quality

Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today asked states to strictly monitor quality of consumer products during the ongoing festival season. Expressing concern over reports of spurious and adulterated consumer products, especially ...
The Week, 4 hour(s) ago
Also from: Business Standard, IBN Live and 1 other source

Vietnam PM's India visit to focus on increased economic activities

Increased economic engagement will be the focus during Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung's visit next week even as India was examining the Vietnamese offer of additional oil blocks for exploration in the South China Sea. Noting that the two countries have exceeded their trade target set for 2015 ahead of schedule, officials in the Ministry of External Affairs on Friday said while the two sides have mature defence and security cooperation architecture, the focus of Tan's visit would be ...
Rediff.com, 1 hour(s) ago
Also from: Economic Times

'Cloud' lifts Microsoft earnings above expectations

Microsoft today reported quarterly profits ahead of most expectations, as revenues got a boost from its Xbox consoles and Internet "cloud" services for enterprises. Net profit in the quarter dipped to USD 4.5 billion from USD 5.2 billion in the same period a ...
Deccan Herald, 1 hour(s) ago
Also from: The Financial Chronicle, Economic Times

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