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Stronger demand boosts India factory activity in July: PMI

The Nikkei Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index, compiled by IHS Markit, rose to 52.5 in July from June’s 52.1. It has remained above the 50-mark separating contraction from growth for two years. “Survey participants linked the uptick in growth to a pick-up in demand, mostly stemming from successful marketing efforts, competitive pricing and favourable public policies,” Pollyanna De Lima, principal economist ... Read More »

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Political activity picks up post Exit Polls

The picture emerging after Sunday’s exit polls shows the return of the NDA govt in Delhi. Though exit polls are not results, they triggered a flurry of political activity the next day. Both ruling parties as well as the Opposition got busy formulating their strategies and getting their chess pieces in place. BJP President Amit Shah sent out an invitation ... Read More »

Yale study revives cellular activity in pig brains hours after death

The scientists emphasized that their work did not even come close to reawakening consciousness in the disembodied pig brains. In fact the experiment was specifically designed to avoid such an outcome, however improbable. Still, the study raises a host of bioethical issues, including questions about the very definition of brain death and potential consequences for protocols related to organ donation. ... Read More »

YouTube to remove share activity feature on Twitter

San Francisco: Video-sharing giant YouTube has announced that it will kill the feature that allows users to automatically share their YouTube Activity on micro-blogging site Twitter after January 31. Twitter currently allow users to share their YouTube activity via options such as going to YouTube Settings, then to Connected apps and choosing “Share your public activity to Twitter”. Instead, the ... Read More »