Exports fall in June, 2nd time in one year

According to data released by the commerce and industry ministry, exports stood at $25.01 billion in the month. The fall is only the second time exports contracted in the past year. Poor performance across all major foreign exchange earners such as petroleum oil, gem and jewellery and engineering goods in June has led to exports […]


Tamil Brahmins to hold global meet in Kochi

Three-day meet will have 1,500 delegates The Tamil Brahmin community will conduct its maiden global meet at Kochi on July 19, 20, and 21. The three-day meet organised by the Kerala Brahmana Sabha will have 1,500 delegates from across the globe. High Court judge Chidambaranath will inaugurate the global meet at Marriott Hotel. A host […]


Are we heading for a global economic crisis?

What do the fluctuating gold-silver price ratio portend?Rajesh Bhayani reports. The gold-to-silver price ratio has risen steadily since bottoming out in 2010 to the present trading level of more than 86. What does this really mean for the precious metals going forward? Does that portend a crisis? The Silver Institute, the Washington-based body of silver […]


India’s education technology startup bags $25,000 global tech prize

India’s education technology startup ‘Dost Education’ has bagged a $25,000 tech prize along with two other winners from Tanzania and Egypt. The Next Billion Edtech Prize 2019, run by UK-based Varkey Foundation, recognises the most innovative technology destined to have a radical impact on education in low income and emerging world countries. Dost was awarded […]


No global heat on India’s ASAT missile test

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the successful test of an anti-satellite (ASAT) missile by India. With this test, India has joined a select group of nations which have demonstrated this capability. The last country to do a successful test was China in 2007. The test by China was widely censured by the international […]


Global toy firms eye India sourcing

Mattel, Funskool in talks; majors exploring options thanks to U.S.-China trade war A leading international toy maker has started exploring options for sourcing toys from India, due to the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China, said a top industry executive. “The trade war has put pressure on China. Besides, the labour cost is […]


Amal Clooney joins Prince’s Trust charity

Amal Clooney joins Prince’s Trust charity as a figurehead for the first global youth campaign… with Prince Charles finding her ‘deeply impressive’ She’s a powerful international lawyer who brings added glamour to proceedings as the wife of a Hollywood star. Now Amal Clooney has added another string to her bow, joining Prince Charles to launch […]


China again blocks bid to list JeM chief as global terrorist

The ministry of external affairs said India is ‘disappointed’ by this outcome. In yet another setback to India’s bid to designate Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed’s chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, China on Wednesday put a technical hold on a proposal in the United Nations Security Council to ban him following the Pulwama terror […]


A global touch to Kannur Beach Run

The fourth edition of the annual Kannur Beach Run (KBR) organised by the North Malabar Chamber of Commerce (NMCC) was held on the Payyambalam beach on Sunday. "We are happy to inform that this year’s KBR was a success beyond our expectations," said NMCC president Vinod Narayanan. First time For the first time we had […]