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Indian users received 2x times more scam calls in 2018

India moves to the second position on the top 20 countries affected by spam calls index.Telco operators continue to be the biggest spammers in India Bengaluru, December 18, 2018, Truecaller, today released its annual ‘TruecallerInsight Special Report’ that listed the top 20 spam-plagued countries in2018. According to the report, India has moved to the second

108 Years: Wait for Gender Equality Gets Longer as Women’s Share of Workforce, Politics Drops

Despite the global gender gap narrowing slightly in 2018, proportionately fewer women than men are participating in the labour force or in political life Overall, the economic gender gap narrowed in 2018; however, access to health and education, and political empowerment suffered reversals Iceland remains the world’s most gender-equal country. At the current rate of

India M&A Reached All-time High and Surpassed 2007 Annual Record

The value of announced mergers & acquisitions (M&A) deals involving Indian companies reached US$125.2 billion so far this 2018, a 98.1%increase in value, surpassing the annual record set in 2007 (US$67.4 billion).Number of announced deals grew 9.3% from a year ago and witnessed the busiest annual period since records began in 1980. The average M&A

UN Messenger for Peace, Midori, performs in poor rural communities in Viet Nam’s Tuyen Quang province

UN Messenger for Peace, Midori, performs in poor rural communities in Viet Nam’s Tuyen Quang province   Hanoi, 17 December 2018 – The world-renowned violinist and UN Messenger of Peace, Midori, will travel to rural Viet Nam this week to meet with and perform for villagers in a remote and poverty-stricken community where projects supported

Hindustan Zinc Limited and Normet have signed a comprehensive four-year service contract

Udaipur, Rajasthan,India – Dec 17, 2018– Normet and Hindustan Zinc Ltd have on 11.12.2018 signed a comprehensive four-year Cost Per Hour (CPH) service contract covering all Normet equipment in Hindustan Zinc Ltd’s mines in Rajasthan, India.  The value of the contract will approximately 60 MEUR over the 4 years’ time. Operational and service improvements are

80% rise in the number of students aspiring to study medicine abroad

India,December 17, 2018- There is a huge rise in the number of students wishing to study medicine abroad. This is being backed by the official data in response to an RTI filed to MCI in October 2018. The number of students who applied for the mandatory eligibility certificate from Medical Council of India (MCI) to study


India Equity andequity-linked issuance raised US$15.8 billion as the end of 2018 approaches, a44.3% decline in proceeds from the annual period in 2017. Initial public offerings (IPO) raised a total of US$4.6 billion, a 56.8% decline in proceeds after a strong period last year. Bandhan Bank issued the largest IPO from India this year with

Atos and Indian government sign major HPC agreement to support India’s National Supercomputing Mission

New Delhi, Paris, December 17, 2018 – Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today signed a HPC agreement with the C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing), an organization within the MeitY (Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology of India), in the presence of the French Minister for External Affairs Mr Jean-Yves Le Drian,


The partnership will help establish an extensive training program for the next generation of potential employees for the Indian IT Industry New Delhi, 14 December 2018:As part its ongoing efforts to drive re-skilling initiatives for the industry, The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of

Carnegie’s Miguel Roth Receives Highest Civilian Honor for Non-Chilean: The O’Higgins Order

Pasadena, CA— Miguel Roth, director of Carnegie’s Las Campanas Observatory in Chile from 1990 to 2014 and the current representative of the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (GMTO) in Chile was awarded the Bernardo O’Higgins Order by the Chilean Foreign Affairs Ministry in Santiago today. The honor is in recognition “of his contribution to the development