Gender inequality widening after a decade of progress: WEF:- A decade of slow progress towards better parity between genders has screeched to a halt, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has said, warning the global gender gap was now widening.
Google honours Urdu writer Desnavi with special doodle:- Search engine giant Google on Wednesday paid tribute to Urdu writer, critic and linguist Abdul Qavi Desnavi on his 87th birth anniversary with a special doodle.
Jaitley-led panel may direct banks to examine merger proposal:- Finance Minister Arun Jaitley-headed ministerial panel on consolidation of PSU banks has been empowered to direct lenders to examine proposals for amalgamation.
Sensex mirrors Asian gains, goes up after Fed holds rates:- Stock markets rose on Thursday, in line with upbeat Asian shares, following an optimistic appraisal of economic conditions by the US Federal Reserve.
World Food India 2017 to begin tomorrow:- 65,000 crore rupees of private investment has been committed in the food processing sector and more is expected during the mega global food event to begin from November 3.
Cabinet approves extension of renamed Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana:- In a major decision that will make farming a remunerative economic activity and strengthen the farmer’s effort, mitigate risk and promote agri-business entrepreneurship, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the continuation of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) as Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana- Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied sector Rejuvenation or RKVY-RAFTAAR for three years from 2017-18 to 2019-20.
Srikanth achieves career-best World No. 2 ranking:- Ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth rewarded for his sensational run this season as he grabbed a career-best ranking of World No. 2 after jumping two places in the latest BWF ranking released on Thursday.
India thrash Kazakhstan, enter semis of Asian women’s hockey:- Drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur notched up a hat-trick as India hammered Kazakhstan 7-1 to enter the semifinals of the women’s Asia Cup hockey tournament today.
Gagan Narang bags silver in Commonwealth Shooting Championships:- Olympic bronze-medallist Gagan Narang won a silver medal in the men’s 50m rifle prone event of the Commonwealth Shooting Championships in Gold Coast on Thursday.
Rafa locks year end No.1 spot for the fourth time:- Rafael Nadal secured the year-end world number one ranking with a 7-5, 6-3 second-round victory over South Korean Hyeon Chung at the Paris Masters on Wednesday.
Two Russian Olympic skiers banned for life on doping violations at Sochi:- Alexander Legkov and Evgeniy Belov are the first athletes punished by the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) investigation into claims of Russian doping made in the 2016 McLaren report.
Olympic flame arrives in South Korea for 2018 Winter Olympic Games:- Olympic flame arrived in South Korea on Wednesday, embarking on a journey across the country for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
New map of Greenland shows more glaciers at risk:- New maps of Greenland’s coastal seafloor and bedrock beneath its massive ice sheet show that two to four times as many coastal glaciers are at risk of accelrated melting as had previously been thought.
NASA’s Kepler telescope identifies 20 “potentially habitable” exoplanets:- Scientists using data from NASA’s kepler telescope, have discovered 20 new potentially habitable exoplanets that may host alien life.
Use antacid frequently? It may double your stomach cancer risk:- Long term intake of drugs commonly used to treat acid reflux conditions such as heartburn and ulcers may double the risk of developing stomach cancer, a new study has warned.
Breastfeeding for 2 months cuts baby’s Sudden Infant Death risk by 50%: Study:- Mothers who breastfeed for just two months reduce their baby’s risk of Sudden Infant Death syndrome by nearly half, according to a new study.
Nine out of 194 countries keeping pledge to eradicate hepatitis: Summit:- Only nine of the 194 countries which pledged last year to eradicate hepatitis by 2030 are working towards that goal, according to figures revealed at the second World Hepatitis Summit in Brazil.