Archive News of October 17, 2021
Bhutan-China Sign A significant Accord. It paves way for diplomatic ties, China says

China and Bhutan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a Three-Step Roadmap to help speed up boundary talks that have been heavily delayed, during a virtual meeting held on Thursday, the Chinese official media Global Times reported. The MoU is of historic significance and is the result of years of joint efforts and sincere cooperation between the two sides, analysts said, noting that it points out the direction for breaking the current deadlock and laying a foundation for the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Bhutan.

October 17, 2021 09:40 PM
Air India’s art collection: what’s in it, and where does it go now?

The ‘Maharajah collection’, as it is called, has over 4,000 works, including by Jatin Das, Anjolie Ela Menon, M F Husain and V S Gaitonde.

October 17, 2021 12:56 PM
India's electricity demand picks up in Oct as coal shortage lingers

India's electricity demand grew 4.9% during the first half of October, with supply falling short of demand by 1.4% despite a 3.2% rise in coal-fired generation and 30% rise in solar output, a Reuters analysis of government data showed.

October 17, 2021 09:52 AM
Facebook rolls out end-to-end encrypted chat backups to WhatsApp

WhatsApp's end-to-end encrypted chat backups for iOS and Android are here!

October 17, 2021 09:49 AM
Contraceptive pill can reduce type 2 diabetes risk in women with polycystic ovary syndrome, says study

Contraceptive pill can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by over a quarter in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), revealed a study led by the University of Birmingham.

October 17, 2021 09:41 AM
How COVID-19 could bring adverse complications for pregnant women

Assessing 2,471 women in the third trimester of their pregnancy, close to their delivery, researchers found "significant differences" for symptomatic covid positive patients including higher rates of gestational diabetes, lower white blood cell counts, and heavier bleeding during delivery, whilst respiratory complications were witnessed in their babies.

October 17, 2021 08:53 AM
Raveena Tandon gets nostalgic as 'Bade Miyan Chote Miyan' clocks 23 years

Bollywood actor Raveena Tandon took a trip down memory lane as her film 'Bade Miyan Chote Miyan' clocked 23 years of its release on Saturday.

October 17, 2021 08:45 AM
Centre not responding on GST payment, says Sharad Pawar

NCP Chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday hit out at the Centre for blaming the states for delaying the payment of coal, adding that the Centre is yet to give the GST amount to the state but nobody is saying anything on the issue.

October 17, 2021 08:38 AM
Congress to elect new party chief in September next year

Congress on Saturday announced that elections to elect a new party chief will be held next year between August 21 and September 20.

October 17, 2021 08:34 AM
Isha Ambani & Manish Malhotra to join hands as Reliance acquires 40 percent stake in designer’s MM Styles

Reliance Brands and Manish Malhotra announced a strategic partnership as part of the deal where the former agreed to buy a 40 percent stake in the designer’s 16-year old couture house, MM Styles.

October 17, 2021 08:06 AM
Opinion: 80,000 Green Cards Are About to Disappear From US

The Biden administration has acknowledged that in the last fiscal year the U.S. failed to issue roughly 80,000 green cards that should have been given to legal immigrant workers. The shortfall adds to a backlog of more than 1 million people waiting to receive employment-based visas. Congress should ensure those green cards are used - and then set about fixing a system that pointlessly burdens skilled immigrants and the businesses that employ them.

October 17, 2021 07:52 AM
This bride switched between a pink lehenga and a white dress for her magical Anglo-Indian wedding

Covid restrictions forced east London art director and designer Zeena Shah and her artist husband Zack to change their date twice before their wedding finally went ahead at Elmley Nature Reserve. The vibrant celebrations were all the more joyful as a result, says Zeena, who shared the touching details – from the traditional Mehndi ritual to her bespoke dress that nodded to the groom’s love of birds..

October 17, 2021 07:32 AM