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Key Indian equity market indices opened lower in Mumbai

Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened lower after the fiscal deficit data reached at 113.7 per cent of the full year’s target.The market, however, started cheering as the GDP and Eight Core Industries (ECI) data showed signs of economic recovery.The Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE,

Email users at highest risk of cyber threats

New Delhi, Oct 11, Email users are more than twice as likely to encounter cyber threats through emails than any other malware, a new report said on Wednesday. One out of every nine users would have received a malicious email in the first half of 2017, revealed the cyber security firm Symantec’s report “Email Threats

Punjab drug dependant population around 2.7 lakh

Punjab has 2.7 lakh Opioid-dependant population

Sajan Sharma:  Punjab drug dependant population. Punjab has a huge opioid dependent population of around 2.7 lakh with Opium and Poppy husk being the most common type of Opioids used, with almost one in two users using natural Opioids. Estimated 78,000 drug abusers are Injection Opioid Users.  Approximately one in six persons in Punjab are dependent

As a health minister replaces Venezuela after data shows crisis worsening

As a health minister replaces Venezuela after data shows crisis worsening. President Nicolas Maduro has abruptly dismissed Venezuela’s health minister days after the government broke a nearly two-year silence on data that showed the country’s medical crisis significantly worsening. Ministry data published this week showed cases of infant mortality rose 30 percent and maternal mortality

New nanomaterial promises 2 GB data speed per second

Riyadh:A team of researchers from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has developed a nanocrystalline material that rapidly makes white light out of blue light, demonstrating data speeds of up to 2GB per second which can transform the world of Wi-Fi. While Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are well-established technologies, there are several advantages gained

New tool can recover smartphone data to help solve crimes

Washington: Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a new technique that could help law enforcement officials gather data from smartphones while investigating crimes. The increasing use of mobile technology in today’s society has made information stored in the memory of smartphones just as important as evidence recovered from traditional crime scenes. The new technique,

US to join Facebook data protection case in EU

Dublin: The Irish High Court on Tuesday allowed the US government to take part in a case against Facebook on data transfer from Europe to the US. Max Schrems, an Austrian law student and privacy activist, brought the case questioning whether Facebook data was protected properly, CNET reported. “The fact that the US government intervenes

Disappointing macro data depresses equity markets

Mumbai: Disappointing macro-economic inflation data, along with negative global cues, depressed the Indian equity markets on Tuesday. Consequently, the key indices of the Indian equity markets provisionally closed flat, as heavy selling pressure was witnessed in oil and gas, information technology (IT) and technology, entertainment and media (Teck) stocks. The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the

Spurt of spectrum deals mainly aimed at data

New Delhi: The spate of deals for sharing and trading of communications spectrum is aimed more at consolidating resources for data, thanks to a 120 percent growth in the segment in the past two years with an appetite for more, ratings agency ICRA has said in a report. “Data services remain major thrust area for