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Google fires diversity memo author

The controversial memo broke the firm’s code of conduct, Google’s chief executive Sundar Pichai said on Monday in an email to employees. The memo, shared widely at the weekend, suggested there were fewer women at Google due to biological differences. Mr Pichai said the text crossed the line due to it “advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace”. Entitled Google’s ... Read More »

Veteran actor Robert Hardy dies

Robert Hardy, a veteran British stage and screen actor who played Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge in the Harry Potter movies, has died. He was 91. Born in 1925, Hardy began his career in Shakespearean roles onstage in Stratford-upon-Avon in the years after Second World War. Between 1978 and 1990 he played eccentric veterinarian Siegfried Farnon in All Creatures Great ... Read More »

Companies to disclose bank defaults within one day: SEBI

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has made it mandatory for companies to disclose any instance of a default on the payment of interest or repayment of principal to banks or financial institutions within a day of the default. In a circular issued on Friday, the capital market regulator said that while current regulations require listed companies to ... Read More »

U.S. violating n-deal: Iran

Iran said on Thursday that new U.S. sanctions were a violation of its nuclear deal with world powers, piling pressure on President Hassan Rouhani as he starts his second term. Mr. Rouhani vowed to keep up his efforts to end Iran’s isolation as he was sworn in by the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei following his re-election in ... Read More »

Now, Aadhaar required for death certificates

Terming it a move to curb identity fraud, the government on Friday made Aadhaar numbers a pre-requisite for issuing death certificates to residents of all States, barring Jammu & Kashmir, Meghalaya and Assam, in order to establish the identity of the deceased. The order comes into effect from October 1, 2017. A date will be notified separately for the three ... Read More »

August 7 lunar eclipse will be visible in India

Indians will be able to witness the upcoming lunar eclipse, which will occur on the intervening night of August 7 and 8, and remain visible till the following morning. It will be visible all over Asia, Europe and Africa, reported news agency PTI. Director of the Nehru Planetarium in New Delhi N Rathnashree said the penumbral part of the lunar ... Read More »