Nilekanis donate half of wealth to philanthropy

Bengaluru, Nov 20 : Infosys co-founder and Non-Executive Chairman Nandan Nilekani and his wife Rohini Nilekani have pledged to donate half of their wealth to philanthropy. The Nilekanis had announced their decision to donate their wealth through a letter on November 8 that was put up on the website of ‘The Giving Pledge’. Nandan Nilekani, […]

Nokia to digitally empower 500 weavers of Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Nov 20 : Nokia on Monday announced the launch of a cluster development programme which will digitally empower the weaver community and connect them to technology and the marketplace in the villages of Tamil Nadu. The programme titled “KanchiLoom” and to be implemented in partnership with Delhi-based non-profit Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), will provide […]

Create awareness about dangers of Blue Whale game: SC

New Delhi, Nov 20 : The Supreme Court on Monday said that awareness needs to be created among students about the dangers of online games like Blue Whale with parents and teachers shouldering key responsibility to ensure that young impressionable minds don’t get trapped into it. Directing the Chief Secretaries of all states to make […]

Charles Manson, leader of murderous ’60s cult, dead

Washington, Nov 20 : Charles Manson, the wild-eyed 1960s cult leader whose followers committed heinous murders that terrorised Los Angeles and shocked the US, has died of natural causes, according to the California Department of Corrections. He was 83. The diminutive and charismatic Manson orchestrated a wave of violence in August 1969 that took the […]

Can Haryana’s women achievers help wash off ‘girl killer’ tag?

By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Nov 20 : Success as in the movies, international sporting medals, scaling Mt. Everest and now bagging the coveted Miss World title. Women achievers from Haryana — which has lived with the tag of being a “girl killer” with the worst sex-ratio among Indian states — are re-writing the script of […]

London buses to be powered by coffee

London, Nov 20 : Waste coffee grounds will be used to help power some of London’s buses from Monday, according to transport authorities. A biofuel created by blending oil extracted from coffee waste with diesel is to be added to the public transport fuel supply, reports the BBC. London-based technology firm bio-bean Ltd has said […]