Category: World

Google hires Bengaluru student at Rs 1.2 crore for AI research

Getting a job in the world’s top firms is like a dream come true for anyone. Mumbai’s Aditya Paliwal, 22-year-old got a massive offer of Rs 1.2 crore per annum pay package from Google. Aditya finished his integrated M.Tech course in Computer Science at the International Institute of Information Technology-Bangalore (IIIT-B) recently. He will work […]

Over 4 Lakh Indians May Have To Wait 151 Years For Green Card

Indians with advanced degrees may have to wait for over 150 years for a green card which authorises them to live and work in the US permanently, according to projections by a think-tank. The new calculation on the Green card wait period by Cato Institute, a Washington-based think-tank, comes after the US Citizenship and Immigration […]

Argentina cancels the friendly match with Israel in Jerusalem amid protest

Argentina’s national football team has cancelled an upcoming friendly match with Israel. Argentinian sports website Minutouno reported that Saturday’s game in Jerusalem had been “suspended” amid an “escalation of violence, threats and criticism” raised against captain lionel Messi. Argentina, a major contender to win the World cup, has made four previous pre-World Cup visits to […]

Cuba: Over 110 Dead After Plane Crashes Near Havana Airport

A Boeing 737 plane crashed Friday shortly after taking off from Havana’s main airport on a domestic flight, killing more than 110 people. Cubana de Aviacion flight CU972, departing Havana at 11 a.m., was en route to the Cuban city of Holguin and had 114 passengers and crew on board. Almost all were Cuban, bar […]

Smoking weed during pregnancy is dangerous; reveals Research

Smoking marijuana during your pregnancy may put your baby at high risk of being born with a low birth weight as well as influencing behaviour problems, finds new research. The findings, published in the journal Child Development, suggests that prenatal marijuana use can have consequences on infant’s weight and can influence behaviour problems, especially when […]

Saudi women can start driving from june 24

Saudi women will be allowed to start driving in the kingdom from June 24, the General Department of Traffic Director General Mohammed Bassami said on in a statement. “All the requirements for women in the kingdom to start driving have been established,” Bassami was quoted as saying in a statement released by the government. In […]

Walmart buys Flipkart’s 77% stake in its biggest takeover

US retailer Walmart Inc today acquired 77 per cent share in Flipkart for about USD 16 billion. It is Walmart `biggest acquisition till date. The deal also attracted the attention of Jeff Bezos, the richest person on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Amazon tried to take control of Flipkart with a competing offer but the board […]