• 9 of 10 Indian Universities ranked 700th

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    MUMBAI: or above in the QS World University Rankings 2016/17 lose ground compared to last year MUMBAI: Nine of the 10 Indian Universities ranked 700th or above in the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings 2016/17 have lost ground compared to last year in terms of both academic reputation and employer reputation. The only exception is IIT Madras which has broken into the global top 250 after a five-place rise. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore continues to retain top spot among the Indian institutes but had slipped out of the top 150 rankings to 152nd place this year. Las...Read More


  • Pakistan spreading terror, says Modi at G20 Summit

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    Hangzhou (China): Sep 5, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday accused Pakistan of spreading terror and using terrorism as an instrument of state policy. And as the G20 Summit ended, Modi met the leaders of Britain, Argentina and Turkey. Addressing G20 leaders, the Indian leader urged them to "isolate and sanction supporters of terrorism". At the two-day summit held in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou, India raised the issue of terrorism at various sessions. Modi told Chinese President XI Jinping how the scourge of terrorism was affecting the region. "There are some nations that use it as an inst...Read More


  • Raghuram Rajan warns against low rates worldwide

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    Mumbai: Raghuram Rajan who clashed with the government over the speed of cuts, said low interest rates should not be an alternative to reforms that may be needed to boost growth India’s outgoing central bank chief Raghuram Rajan warned countries against a rush to low interest rates as his tenure as governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) came to an end. Rajan, who famously predicted the 2008 global financial crisis, told the New York Times that central banks across the world would find it hard to raise rates again for fear this “would see growth slow down”. The 53-year-old, who clashed ...Read More


  • SP supports Udit Raj's beef statement, says he is under pressure from BJP

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    Delhi: The Samajwadi Party on Tuesday extended its support to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Udit Raj, who said Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won nine Olympics gold medals because of consuming beef as a source of protein. Speaking to ANI, SP leader Abu Azmi said Raj's statement reflected his original stance and is now under pressure from the BJP. "I agree with Udit Raj. On one hand, he is in the BJP and on the other hand, he is being disturbed by atrocities committed against Dalits. When I met him, I asked his opinion on beef slaughter to which he couldn't answer because he was scared of BJP," ...Read More


  • ISRO successfully tests launches scramjet rocket engine

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    Chennai: India on Sunday morning successfully tested its own scramjet or the air breathing engine with the launch of a big sounding rocket, said a senior official of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). "The mission was successful. Two scramjet engines were tested during the flight. The finer details about the test will be known later," the official not wanting to be quoted told Media. He said that as scheduled the two stage/engine RH-560 sounding rocket took off from the rocket port located at Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. He said the two air breath...Read More