Karnataka government examining the possibility of a second airport in Bengaluru

Karnataka government is examining a second airport for Bengaluru. M.B. Patil, the Minister for Infrastructure Development, held a discussion late on Thursday regarding the construction of a second airport for Bengaluru and instructed officials to prepare a feasibility report for the new airport, the Minister’s office said in a release. The discussion took place at … Read more

Tamil Nadu’s mineral exploration projects for gold, rare-earth elements approved

The National Mineral Exploration Trust has recently approved the exploration projects submitted by Mineral Exploration and Consultancy Ltd (earlier called Mineral Exploration and Corporation Limited) for gold and rare-earth elements (REE) in Krishnagiri and Tiruppur districts. It is also an exploration project for graphite in the Arasanur East block submitted by the Kudremukh Iron Ore … Read more

Share Market Highlights 21 June 2024: Sensex and Nifty end winning streak, decline amid global market pressures

​Aster DM Healthcare ​will remain in focus as Olympus Capital Asia Investment is likely to sell 10.1 per cent equity through block deal, per reports. The block portion includes a base size of 5.05 per cent with a green shoe option of another 5.05 per cent. Floor Price has been set at ₹331 per share, … Read more

IIMA sees rise in female representation and work experience in PGP and PGP-FABM

The percentage of female students admitted to the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) is on the rise. On Thursday, the institute welcomed the 61st batch of the two-year full-time Postgraduate Programme in Management (PGP), comprising 404 meritorious students, of whome one-fourth are females. “Out of 404 meritorious students from a diverse educational, professional, socio- … Read more

LGBTQIA+ community makes up less than 1% in key industries

There may have been a significant improvement in awareness of issues concerning LGBTQIA+ over the last decade. However, their representation in the workforce is very low. A latest survey reveals that their representation in the workforce is less than 1 per cent in verticals such as sales, finance, accounting, engineering and technical services. A significant … Read more

A 3D printed, 7.50 meter pedestrian bridge at IIT Hyderabad campus

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Hyderabad) have conceptualised and designed a 3D-printed pedestrian bridge and installed it with the help of Simpliforge Creations, a startup working in 3D printing technology, on the institute’s campus near here. A team led by K.V.L. Subramaniam (Department of Civil Engineering) developed the concept and design of the … Read more

US-Russia ties: Biden administration targets Kaspersky Lab with new sales ban

The Biden administration on Thursday announced plans to bar the sale of antivirus software made by Russia’s Kaspersky Lab in the United States, with Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo saying that Russia’s influence over the company poses a significant security risk. The software’s privileged access to a computer’s systems could allow it to steal sensitive information … Read more

Death toll from Kallakurichi liquor tragedy rises to 47

The death toll from the latest case of tainted liquor in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, has climbed to 47, with over 100 people still in hospital, a government official said on Friday. Also read:Around 40 people die in Tamil Nadu’s Kallakurichi after consuming illicit liquor Since Wednesday, more than 150 people, suffering … Read more

International Day of Yoga: NYC’s Times Square transforms into yoga haven

Ahead of International Day of Yoga, ‘Solstice at Times Square’ showcased widespread enthusiasm for yoga in New York City on Thursday. A large number of people participated in the day-long celebration of Yoga at Times Square. In a press release, the Consulate General of India in New York said, “Consulate General of India in New … Read more

WHO issues medical alert on falsified batches of diabetes and weightloss brand Ozempic 

The World Health Organization has issued a  medical alert on falsified batches of semaglutide, the ingredient used in popular brand Ozempic, used in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes and obesity – following the emergence of reports from different geographies. “WHO Global Surveillance and Monitoring System has been observing increased reports on falsified semaglutide products … Read more