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India speeds up rebuilding activity in Afghanistan

NEW DELHI: India has stepped up rebuilding activity in Afghanistan in line with its commitment to propel the wartorn nation back on the development track. The move comes just days ahead of a mega multilateral meet that the Narendra Modi government is hosting in Amritsar to contribute to Afghan stability. Ahead of the December 4 Heart of Asia Conference on ... Read More »

‘Carbon emission in India grew by 5.2% in 2015’

While global carbon emission saw “almost no growth” last year, India’s emission grew by 5.2 per cent in 2015, says a study. Global carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels are projected to rise only slightly in 2016, marking three years of slowdown, said the study published in the journal Earth System Science Data . “This third year of almost no ... Read More »

Smartphone app helps early detection of autism

New York, Nov 13 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new smartphone app that tracks eye movement to determine, in less than a minute, if a child is showing signs of autism spectrum disorder. Autism spectrum disorder is a serious developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact and affects one-two person per 1,000 worldwide. The autism tracking software, ... Read More »

India, US agree to resolve issues related to visa, totalisation agreement

India and the United States have committed to continue engagement to resolve issues related to visa, movement of professionals and totalisation agreement. These issues were deliberated upon during the meeting of Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and US Trade Representative Michael Froman. They met under the 10th India- US Trade Policy Forum (TPF) meeting on Thursday. “The US and ... Read More »

Syria conflict: Australian PM regrets loss of life in US-led strike

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has expressed regret for the loss of life in a US-led airstrike which killed dozens of Syrian soldiers fighting the so-called Islamic State. Mr Turnbull has confirmed that Australian warplanes were involved in Sunday’s mistaken attack. Russia called an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss the strike. The US has also ... Read More »