• Internet
    India Proposes Easing Local Data Storage Rules for Foreign Payment Firms

    India’s finance ministry has proposed relaxing a directive from the country’s central bank that would compel global payment firms to store customer data only locally, following weeks of intense lobbying by US companies and trade bodies. Easing the proposal would be a relief for firms including MasterCard, Visa and American Express, which fear India’s data onshoring […]

  • Science Updates
    NASA Commercial Crew Program for Space Station Faces Delays, Report Says

    Plans to launch the first NASA astronauts since 2011 to the International Space Station from the United States look set to be delayed due to incomplete safety measures and accountability holes in the agency’s commercial crew program, according to a federal report released on Wednesday. SpaceX and Boeing Co are the two main contractors selected under the National Aeronautics and […]

  • Internet
    Amazon Workers in Spain Call 3-Day Strike Over Wages, Rights

    Spanish labour unions have called on around 1,000 Amazon employees to walk out for three days next week in a dispute over what it says are efforts to reduce workers’ rights. The strike will take place at the San Fernando warehouse on the outskirts of Madrid, Amazon’s biggest in Spain, on July 16, 17 and 18, to […]

  • Science Updates
    Israel Plans Its First Moon Launch in December

    An Israeli organisation announced plans Tuesday to launch the country’s first spacecraft to the moon in December, with hopes of burnishing Israel’s reputation as a small nation with otherworldly high-tech ambitions. The unmanned spacecraft, shaped like a pod and weighing some 585 kilogrammes (1,300 pounds) at launch, will land on the moon on February 13, […]

  • Internet
    Google ‘Speed Update’ That Considers Page Speed in Mobile Search Ranking Now Rolling Out

    Google has officially announced that ‘Speed Update’ for mobile search is now rolling out worldwide. For those wondering, this year in January, the search giant had said that it will start considering page speedwhile ranking websites in mobile searches. Almost six months since the original announcement, the update is now available to all users. Dubbed as ‘Speed […]

  • Science Updates
    Candidate HIV Vaccine Passes Key Early Test

    The near 40-year quest for an HIV vaccine received a hopeful boost Saturday when scientists announced that a trial drug triggered an immune response in humans and shielded monkeys from infection. Shown to be safe in humans, the candidate vaccine has now advanced to the next phase of the pre-approval trial process, and will be […]

  • Education
    Importance of education

    Sir: When I started thinking about why education is so important, I remembered my high school years when I used to spend almost five hours a month on math homework, wake up at 6:00 AM and get ready for my PSAL soccer game after school. I remembered my teachers, school subjects, the studying and the fun! […]

  • Education
    A Latur murder reveals the dark side of Maharashtra’s education system

    A 34-year-old private tutor, Avinash Chavan, who ran coaching centre “Step by Step” was shot dead on June 25 in Latur, the city which had caught the country’s attention two years ago because of severe water scarcity there. The police investigation has revealed that Chandankumar Sharma, owner of another coaching centre ‘Kumar Maths Class’, had […]