Miscellany

Miscellany

Pollution in tier II cities not on the radar

In Moradabad fumes from burning electronic waste blend with seasonal smog to create an even deadlier mix of pollutants than in Delhi, where filthy air has caused public outcry and made global headlines.

India's smog crisis has centred on the capital but pollution is as bad or worse beyond its borders, in smaller cities like Moradabad.

Yet few appeared fazed at their city's degraded environment despite the metallic taste hanging in the air.

Karnataka to announce 10-year road map for IT

The tech flag bearer of the country, Bangalore/ Karnataka, will roll-out a 10-year business, technology and innovation road-map meant for the entire country, said Karnataka IT, BT and tourism minister, Priyank Kharge.

Bangalore is the technology and innovation capital of the country and it would announce a fresh mandate for next decade of growth of technology and evolution of innovation for Karnataka and for the rest of the country, said the minister.

Indians have gained 10 years of life expectancy since 1990

Indian population has gained nearly a decade of life expectancy since 1990, but with vast inequalities between states, ranging from 66.8 years in Uttar Pradesh to 78.7 years in Kerala for women, according to study published today in The Lancet Journal.

The study is the first comprehensive analysis of the health of India's 1.34 billion citizens - encompassing almost a fifth of the world's population.

Rosogolla gets geographical tag to end bitter rivalry

India has awarded a “geographical indications” tag to rosogolla, the king of Indian sweets, after a years-long battle between two neighboring states over the ownership rights.

Luscious rosogolla, or sweet cheese balls dripping with sugar syrup, have long been a favorite dessert across the Indian subcontinent and among the diaspora.

But two eastern states, West Bengal and Odisha, have been arguing over the origins of rosogolla, which means a ball of sweet. They consulted historians and produced old documents to support their claims.

India home to 2,45,000 dollar millionaires

India’s total household wealth stood at $5 trillion while the country is home to 2,45,000 millionaires, says a Credit Suisse report.

The number of ultra rich in the country is expected to reach 3,72,000 while the total household income is likely to grow by 7.5 per cent annually to touch $7.1 trillion by 2022, the report said.

Entrepreneurs outnumber slots at Ivanka’s summit

A US-backed entrepreneurship conference that president Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, is attending in India this month has been flooded with applications amid deepening ties between India and the United States.

Thousands of Indian entrepreneurs want to attend the three-day Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), to be held in Hyderabad from November 28, though organisers say they can accommodate only 400 from India and 800 from the US and the rest of the world.

Alibaba’s Rise Creates ten Billionaires

Jack Ma, who launched China’s largest e-commerce company two decades ago and rode it to a $47.6 billion fortune, turns out to have created billions of dollars of wealth for at least 10 others -- a total of almost $100 billion.

Indian students 2nd largest in US; contribute $6.5 billion

Indians registered an impressive double-digit growth of 12.3 per cent in the last one year to become the second largest group of international students in the US after China, contributing $6.5 billion to the country's economy in 2016, a report said on Monday. In the 2016-17 academic year, 186,267 students from India were studying in the US, said the annual Open Doors report of the Institute of International Education (IIE).

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