Tag Archives: May

Einstein’s letter may fetch over USD 60,000 at auction

A unique and very personal letter written by German physicist Albert Einstein to his close friend Michele Besso, discussing about various topics including God, is expected to fetch over USD 60,000 at an auction in the US. Datelined from Princeton, April 15, 1950, the letter by Einstein melds the philosophical with the scientific and gives insight into the… Read More »

Infosys shares rise on reports co-founder Nilekani may return to board

Shares in Infosys rose for a third straight day on Thursday, following reports that former chief executive Nandan Nilekani could return to the board to help the software services exporter ride out its latest controversy. The board has been locked in a dispute for months with the company’s founders, led by former chairman Narayana Murthy, who have accused the directors… Read More »

11 states may see Rs 9,500 cr revenue loss this year under GST

Even though as a whole states’ revenue may clip past at a CAGR of 16.6 per cent in FY18 over FY16 under the GST, 11 of them may need an additional Rs 9,500 crore compensation from the Centre this year, says a report. “All states combined will grow at a CAGR of 16.6 per cent in FY18 over… Read More »

The Latest: Tillerson, Zarif may talk ‘at the right time’

The Latest on President Donald Trump’s first trip abroad (all times local):   Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says that he will likely speak to his Iranian counterpart “at the right time.” Speaking in Riyadh at a joint briefing with Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir Saturday, Tillerson said he has no plans to talk to Iran’s Foreign… Read More »

Under pressure to soften Brexit, PM May nears deal with Northern Irish ‘kingmakers’

British Prime Minister Theresa May neared a deal with a Northern Irish Protestant party to save her premiership on Tuesday as she came under intense pressure to soften her approach to Brexit days before the start of formal EU divorce talks. May’s botched election gamble, which saw her lose her parliamentary majority, left her so weakened that supporters… Read More »

Five questions Jeff Sessions may face at Senate hearing

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday is the biggest thing to hit Washington since, uh, last week. OK, so the sequel to the James Comey hearing doesn’t have the same build-up as the original, but that doesn’t mean that there won’t be fireworks – or that the proceedings can’t cause new… Read More »

Tim Cook May Have Taken a Subtle Dig at Facebook in His MIT Commencement Speech

Apple chief executive Tim Cook appeared to make a veiled swipe at Facebook on Friday as he spoke to new graduates at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Addressing the Class of 2017, Cook emphasised the importance of baking humanity into every decision and project, particularly when it came to technology. While tech has made the world better, he… Read More »

UK consumer stumbles in May as surveys show spending squeezed

British shoppers kept a tighter grip on their credit cards last month as they felt growing pressure from rising inflation, new figures showed just two days before they vote on whether to keep Prime Minister Theresa May in power. With record numbers of people in work and public borrowing more manageable, the economy has played a smaller role… Read More »

Nubia Z17 may be the first to support Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.0+, but you won’t be able to use it

Qualcomm announced an enhanced version of its quick charge technology last week and confirmed the first smartphone to feature Quick Charge 4.0+ is the Nubia Z17, a high-end smartphone recently launched in China. Unfortunately, it turns out that Quick Charge 4.0+ won’t be usable with the Nubia Z17, at least at first. The Chinese company confirmed that its… Read More »

German factory growth climbs to six-year high in May, PMI shows

German factories fired on all cylinders in May with output growing at the strongest pace in more than six years, a survey showed on Thursday, suggesting manufacturing will boost overall growth in Europe’s biggest economy in the second quarter. Markit’s Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for manufacturing, which accounts for about a fifth of the German economy, jumped to… Read More »