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Category Archives: World

Google CEO Pichai doubles his pay package

New York: Google’s India-born CEO Sundar Pichai received a stock award of $198.7 million in 2016, almost double his 2015 stock award of $99.8 million, a media report said. That brought his total compensation in 2016 to $199.7 million, almost twice the $100.6 million he earned in 2015. Pichai received a salary of $650,000 in 2016,…

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Asean leaders’ summit opens in Manila

Manila: Southeast Asia leaders gathered here on Saturday to exchange views on how to further strengthen and make the 50-year-old Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) relevant amid challenges confronting the world. “Guided by our chairmanship theme – Partnering for Change, Engaging the World – we are drawn today to reaffirm our aspiration for an Asean…

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Testosterone increases impulsive behaviour in men: Study

New York:The male hormone testosterone is important for sexual and reproductive development but it can also make men less likely to question their impulses, suggests new research. Men given doses of testosterone performed more poorly on a test designed to measure cognitive reflection than a group given a placebo, showed the findings of a study…

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Won’t run for office, says Michelle Obama

Washington: Former US First Lady Michelle Obama has shut down calls to run for president and said she would never run for political office, the media reported. On Thursday, in her first speech since leaving the White House, she told an audience at the America Institute of Architecture convention in Orlando that being in the White…

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Trump approval rating shows no improvement: Poll

Washington: US President Donald Trump’s approval rating has showed no signs of improvement amid sharp partisan divides and a failure to capitalise on post-election strengths, a new poll has revealed. The CNN/ORC poll on Thursday said 44 per cent of voters approve of Trump’s handling of the presidency will 54 per cent disapprove which is about…

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China threatened Pyongyang over another n-test: Tillerson

Beijing: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that China threatened North Korea with sanctions if it undertook another nuclear weapons test, the media reported. Tillerson made his comments on Thursday ahead of a visit to the UN and amid rising tensions over the North Korean nuclear weapons programme, CNN reported. “They confirmed to us that…

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Cyprus President accorded ceremonial welcome

  New Delhi: The President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades was accorded a ceremonial welcome on Friday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here. President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Anastasiades. He was then accorded a ceremonial guard of honour at the forecourt. Later during the day, Anastasiades will participate in delegation-level talks with Modi. The…

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Sushma calls on Cyprus President (Lead)

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday called on Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades who is on a five day visit to India. “Intensifying cooperation with Cyprus. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj calls on President Nicos Anastasiades, discusses areas of bilateral cooperation,” ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted. Earlier, President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra…

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South Korea’s Q1 GDP grows 0.9 % on export recovery

Seoul: South Korea’s first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) grew 0.9 per cent compared with the previous quarter thanks to export recovery, central bank data showed on Thursday. The country’s real GDP, the seasonally-adjusted figure, reached 383.6 trillion won ($339.6 billion) in the January-March quarter, up 0.9 per cent from the previous quarter, according to the Bank…

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Infosys launches AI platform Nia for businesses

San Francisco: Building on the success of the its first-generation AI platform, Infosys Mana and its Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution, AssistEdge, Infosys on Thursday launched ‘Infosys Nia’, the next-generation Artificial Intelligence (AI) Platform for businesses. Infosys Nia converges the big data/analytics, machine learning, knowledge management and cognitive automation capabilities of Mana; end-to-end RPA capabilities of…

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