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India may sweeten offers for China, Japan, others at RCEP but opposes 'early harvest'

India may sweeten offers for China, Japan, others at RCEP but opposes 'early harvest'

Scrapping trade lines hinges on reciprocity

Stung by negative growth, Indian Railways does U-turn, hikes freight rates

The tariff hike will increase the fuel costs of power stations and cement units closer to pitheads, while units far away from coal mines could see their fuel/input costs decline

Infrastructure: PM Narendra Modi's interim performance report
Infrastructure: PM Narendra Modi's interim performance report

Implementation and delivery were the key themes of the Prime Minister’s Independence Day speech. In a remarkable departure from speeches by previous heads of the nation, PM Modi spoke of his government’s focused spending policies...

TECHNOLOGY

Mobile broadband important in India for customer loyalty
Mobile broadband important in India for customer loyalty

Mobile broadband experience is important in India and Brazil for winning loyalty of smartphone customers, a global study by telecom gear firm Ericsson has said.

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JOBS & EDUCATION

Upper age limit for Civil Services Exam to be axed soon: Sources
Upper age limit for Civil Services Exam to be axed soon: Sources

The Civil Services examination held by UPSC every year is one of the most sought after exam. Every year UPSC recieves about 11,00,000 applications but the success ratio is as low as 0.1-0.3%. While the exam requires rigorous practice and stratergy, the only good part is the relaxed age limit.

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SCIENCE

'Cotton swabs can identify distant relatives'
'Cotton swabs can identify distant relatives'

A simple swab sample can accurately confirm relatedness between two individuals as distant as second cousins, a technique which could be used to identify disaster victims in mass floods, scientists say.

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COMMODITIES

Ind-Ra upticks GDP forecast to 7.8%; growth on but not speedy
Ind-Ra upticks GDP forecast to 7.8%; growth on but not speedy

Ind-Ra has revised India's economic growth forecast to 7.8 per cent for the ongoing fiscal on better monsoon, but said the economy is just "chugging along" despite the euphoria emerging after the formation Modi government at the Centre.

Horoscope: By Peter Vidal

Today ( 24 Aug )This Week ( 21 Aug - 27 Aug )

SAGITTARIUS The more you pull in one direction, the more somebody, or something, will pull in the other. This is an inevitable consequence of the Moon's position in a part of your horoscope known to cause splits, differences… read more