In a first, Indian tricolour to be hoisted at iconic Times Square in New York

“It will be the first time ever that India’s tricolour will be unfurled at the iconic venue in all its glory,” the organisation said, adding that Consul General of India in New York Randhir Jaiswal will be the Guest of Honour at the event.

Country needs innovators to promote self dependence in defence sector: Former IAF chief Dhanoa

Dhanoa, who as the IAF chief presided over Balakot air strikes in Pakistan, said the motivation of armed personnel even in peacetime should be an example for citizens, particularly young generations, to tide over pandemic-induced adversities.

Indian phone makers to tap global orders

“We also have to extend our service to the electronics manufacturing sector (EMS). And that’s the reason why we’re investing in Sojo as well for EMS,” said Shailendra Nath Rai, co-founder of the Lava brand of smartphones. Lava and its unit, Sojo Manufacturing Services, have also applied for the PLI scheme. EMS includes the manufacturing […]

Indian Umpire KN Ananthapadmanabhan Included in ICC’s International Panel

India’s KN Ananthapadmanabhan has been included in ICC’s international panel of umpires following compatriot Nitin Menon’s promotion to the elite panel. The former Kerala spinner joins fellow Indians C Shamshuddin, Anil Chaudhary and Virender Sharma in the international panel and is now eligible to officiate in the ODI and T20 internationals apart from umpiring in […]

Domestic firms should opt for Indian data security products as WFH becomes norm, says report

Pranab Mukherjee on ventilator support at Army’s R&R hospital after successful brain surgery Centre to focus on bringing down use of imported parts in indigenously developed military platforms Bihar flood situation remains grim, 74.40 lakh people affected in 16 districts

Indians, Vietnamese, Tibetans Rally in D.C. Against Chinese Aggression

“There is nothing wrong in imports that would spur production and create job opportunities and it can be done definitely. However, imports that could not bring benefits like employment opportunities and support growth would not help self-reliance and the Indian economy,” Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in June, lamenting that China is even importing iconic Indian […]

Indian IT companies may outdo MNCs in $13 billion renewals

BENGALURU: Indian IT is gearing for a slugfest with global peers like IBM and HP as mega billion-dollar IT contracts come up for renewal. London-based IT research firm Ovum estimates that contracts worth $13 billion will be up for renewal this fiscal year. This includes UK’s publicly-funded healthcare system National Health Service’s (NHS) $3.7 billion […]

Hillary Clinton’s top aide wants to attend an Indian wedding

Huma added, ‘I feel like we’ve got to figure out how to get invited to an Indian wedding, so we can wear beautiful clothes for five days in a row and eat amazing food!’

Covid’s unexpected fallout: Indians take to bicycles in big way

A spokesperson for Decathlon Sports India (DSI), the Indian arm of the French sporting goods retailer, said, “‘Online bikes’ keyword search has grown over 80 per cent (internal and external). On our platform, it is the highest searched keyword.”

The future of face masks: Copper, graphene, and self-sanitizing fabric

Other researchers are finding ways to apply water purification technology to air filtration. Chris Arnusch, a water research professor at Ben Gurion University (BGU), also in Israel, spent five years developing porous graphene membranes with antimicrobial and antiviral properties for use in water purification. Now, he’s trying to validate the technology for air, with an […]