EPFO: Provident fund contribution to stay at 12 per cent

EPFO: Provident fund contribution to stay at 12 per cent

The proposal to cut employers’ contribution saw protests from states as well as workers’ and employers’ representatives.

Entrepreneurial insurgency: The new wave of Indian enterprise
Entrepreneurial insurgency: The new wave of Indian enterprise

In August 2016, the Turakhia brothers, Bhavin and Divyank, sold Media.net, an online advertising technology business founded by Divyank Turakhia in 2010, for $900 million to a consortium of Chinese investors.

How homegrown defence start-ups are assisting India's armed forces
How homegrown defence start-ups are assisting India's armed forces

The government may have just given a boost to its ‘Make in India’ initiative by resolving a year-long logjam over defence manufacturing by private companies, but several homegrown defence start-ups are already assisting the country’s armed forces in modern warfare.

Protests in Kerala over ban on sale of cattle for slaughter
Protests in Kerala over ban on sale of cattle for slaughter

Kerala saw 'beef fests' in several parts of the state in protest against the decision to ban the sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter,

WHO confirms first three cases of Zika virus in India
WHO confirms first three cases of Zika virus in India

"Ministry of Health and Family Welfare-Government of India (MoHFW) reported three laboratory-confirmed cases of Zika virus disease in Bapunagar area, Ahmedabad District, Gujarat, State, India,” WHO website said confirming the news.

China disappointed over PM Modi skipping OBOR summit, but hopes Indian leaders will be present at next meet
China disappointed over PM Modi skipping OBOR summit, but hopes Indian leaders will be present at next meet

Chinese consul-general Ma Zhanwu here today expressed disappointment over Prime Minister Narendra Modi not attending the recently concluded OBOR meet in Beijing and hoped that Indian leadership would attend the next meeting in 2019 at the same venue.

Sabzar Bhat killed: Hurriyat Conference calls for shutdown in Kashmir after elimination of Hizbul terrorist
Sabzar Bhat killed: Hurriyat Conference calls for shutdown in Kashmir after elimination of Hizbul terrorist

Separatists in Kashmir Valley have called for a two-day shutdown from tomorrow over the "use of force" against the protesters following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat today in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district.

TECHNOLOGY

Apple opens first official store in South East Asia
Apple opens first official store in South East Asia

Merchandise such as the iPhone and MacBook were strategically placed on display across the spacious first floor, while the upper level acted as a classroom for customers to participate in hands-on sessions. Hundreds of shoppers camped out in anticipation of the launch, while more than a thousand thronged the store soon after the doors opened.

SCIENCE

NASA's Juno probe unveils Earth-sized cyclones on Jupiter
NASA's Juno probe unveils Earth-sized cyclones on Jupiter

The findings from the first data-collection pass, which flew within about 4,200 kilometres of Jupiter's swirling cloud tops on August 27 last year, appear in the journals Science and Geophysical Research Letters.

Horoscope: By Peter Vidal

Today ( 28 May )This Week ( 21 May - 03 Jun )

SAGITTARIUS Your creative energy should now be at a peak, but not perhaps because the stars are all on your side. On the contrary, challenging romantic stars remind us of the cliché that all great art stems from… read more