Author Archives: Loknath Das

NASA’s Cassini Probe Set to End 20-Year Journey

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, which was launched in 1997 and arrived at Saturn in 2004, is about to begin the final chapter of its remarkable story this month. On April 26, the spacecraft will make the first in a series of dives through the 2,400-kilometre gap between Saturn and its rings as part of the mission’s grand finale, NASA said. “No Read More


This startup is an online real estate marketplace – Zricks.com

  India is growing at a very fast pace and this inturn has lead to the unprecedented growth of our cities and towns. With more and more job opportunities being created people move into certain designated hubs for these developments. While everyone is busy building India and their careers, one thing that is common for all is that at the Read More


India, Malaysia set to sign 15 business pacts today

New Delhi: India and Malaysia are expected to sign around 15 business-to-business pacts on Monday aiming to deepen commercial linkages between Asia’s third-largest economy and its third-largest trading partner in the fast growing ASEAN or Association of Southeast Asian Nations economic grouping. The pacts are to be signed in the presence of visiting Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak in New Read More


JEE-Mains exam moderately easy but lengthy, say students

JEE aspirants outside Ramnarain Ruia College in Matunga on Sunday.(HT) Around 10 lakh students from across the country appeared for the offline Joint Entrance Examination-Mains (JEE-Mains) on Sunday and they gave a thumbs-up to the paper. Barring a couple of questions, most students and experts said the question paper pattern was similar to that of last year’s and fairly simple, Read More


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FCC to vote to reform $45 billion business data market

The Republican head of the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday proposed easing regulatory requirements in the $45 billion business data services market, a win for companies like AT&T Inc, CenturyLink Inc, Verizon Communications Inc and others. The proposal is a blow to companies like Sprint Corp and others that claim prices for business data are too high and backed a Read More


Buy Eicher Motors, Indiabulls Real Estate, Vedanta, JBF Industries; sell Tata Comm: Mitessh Thakkar

Mitessh Thakkar of miteshthacker.com is of the view that one can buy Eicher Motors, Indiabulls Real Estate, Vedanta and JBF Industries and sell Tata Communications.     Mitessh Thakkar of miteshthacker.com told CNBC-TV18, “I have more of buy calls because the stock specific basis still remains positive. I have a buy on Eicher Motors which managed to get past the Read More


Skill development ministry to set up separate education board for Industrial Training Institutes

The academic certificates issued to the ITI pass-outs would be acknowledged by all the UGC, AICTE, CBSE, NCERT, AIU and state education boards, and former would get admissions in their institutions.(PTI Representative Photo) Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has accepted skill development ministry’s proposal of setting up a separate education board for the ITI pass-outs to offer them class X Read More


How to Drink Wine, a Beginner’s Guide

It was a one-hour conversation with Steven Spurrier that completely altered my relationship with wine. For years, I was fighting hard not be a wine snob – the type you run into at wine clubs across India, who often makes wine so complicated and difficult to understand. It’s why many people end up opting for some other spirit, refusing to Read More


Stem Cell Therapy May Help Treat Lung Inflammation and Damage

Those suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can now seek alternative therapy to reduce their lung inflammation. According to a recent study, stem cell therapy may potentially help in repairing lung damage in patients with cystic fibrosis and COPD. Experts at Queens University Belfast, UK investigated the effectiveness of Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) therapy in a mouse model of Read More


Chandigarh: Panjab University hikes fee by up to Rs 82,000 a year

Panjab University, Chandigarh.(HT File Photo)  A year after hiking the fee by 5%, Panjab University (PU) senate on Sunday approved an average of 12.5% fee hike for all courses of university departments and its regional centres for the session 2017-18, on Sunday. However, the fee for some courses has multiplied by several times. The decision means that from the new Read More