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India Purchase 72400 assault rifles at Rs 700 crore from USA : Defense Ministry

India has signed a contract with a US firm for 72,400 assault rifles at a cost of around Rs 700 crore, defence ministry officials said Tuesday.   The rifles, being used by US forces as well as several other European countries, are being bought under the fast-track procurement procedure.   India has signed the contract Read More…

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Saudi Arabia says ‘nothing to do’ with amazon chief dispute

Saudi Arabia had “absolutely nothing to do” with the National Enquirer’s reporting on an extramarital relationship involving Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, the kingdom’s minister of state for foreign affairs said.   Bezos on Thursday accused American Media Inc (AMI), the Enquirer’s owner, of trying to blackmail him with the threat of publishing “intimate Read More…

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61st annual Grammy Awards held at Los Angeles’ Staples Center

Billed as the biggest night in the music industry, this year’s Grammys are marred by high-profile no-shows and controversy. Rappers Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino did not attend the ceremony, presumably because of the Grammys’ historical ignorance of rap music. Even Ariana Grande skipped the event. She won her first ever Grammy award. Cardi Read More…

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US to thrust focus R&D on 5G, AI , Quantum Computing

The White House will take “executive action” in the coming weeks to make sure the United States keeps its research and development advantage in artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing, quantum computing and next generation wireless networks, known as 5G, a White House official said on Wednesday.   President Donald Trump discussed investing in what he called Read More…

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India seeks consular access to students detained in USA

India seeks consular access to students detained in US said External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar.   India has sought consular access to its students detained by the US authorities and has impressed upon the Trump administration the need to address the situation at the earliest, the external affairs ministry said on Friday.   Asserting that the Read More…

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Chicago freezes at -20 degrees, midwest cold wave blast to get worse in US

Low temperatures early Thursday morning were expected to reach minus 23 Fahrenheit (minus 31 Celsius) at Chicago Midway International Airport, with wind-chill values as low as minus 39, according to the National Weather Service.   If you thought Wednesday was brutal in the US Midwest, the cold blast that sent demand for power and natural Read More…

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Reciprocal Trade Act : Trump proudly says in 2 minutes he got India to slash Harley-Davidson tariffs by 50%

  President Donald Trump has said he struck a “very fair deal” with India by making it cut the tariffs on the iconic motorcycle Harley-Davidson by half in just about two minutes, but rued the “high” Indian duties on American whisky.   India in February last year slashed the customs duty on imported motorcycles like Read More…

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Unprecedented GDP growth in China hits 28 year low

  China’s economic growth cooled slightly in the fourth quarter from a year earlier as expected, weighed down by weak investment and faltering consumer confidence as Washington piled on trade pressure, leaving 2018 growth the weakest in 28 years.   Signs of further cooling in China which has generated nearly a third of global growth Read More…

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CES 2019 : Products of Technology assisting with emergency preparedness and response displayed

Consumer Electronics Show (CES) by Consumer Technology Association   this year also included a conference panel on how technology can help “create more resilient communities” by tackling problems including poverty, health, education, and sustainability.   The exhibits showcased a broad array of “tech for good” services which use robotics, drones, artificial intelligence and the like. Read More…

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Apple’s new iPhone XS Max explodes inside Ohio man’s trouser

Josh Hillard from Columbus, Ohio reported that he felt “large amount of heat” and ‘strange smell’ coming from his iPhone XS Max. Moments later, the phone started to emit green and yellow coloured smoke.   “Left no other option, I had to exit the room since there was a female in the break room with Read More…