Saudi FM: Gulf solution possible if Qatar returns to ‘right path’

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf has said a solution to the Gulf crisis would only be possible if Doha returns to the “right path”, an indication that the kingdom’s position on theblockade of Qatar has not changed. The Saudi minister’s remarks came during the three-day emergency summits the kingdom is hosting, with Qatar’s Prime Minister … Read more

Our housing solution for millennials is beyond lock-ins, deposits: Rohit Kapoor

Oyo, one of India’s largest hospitality company, forayed into the co-living segment by launching Oyo Life in October 2018. It aims to provide hassle-free renting experience, especially to millennials, including young professionals. Rohit Kapoor, chief executive officer, new real estate business, OYO, talks about the journey so far, the facilities they provide, expansion plans and … Read more

Bali students awarded in US for mangrove-based solution to biofouling

Two high school students from Denpasar, Bali, have received an award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) for developing antifouling paint out of mangrove plants to prevent biofouling. Biofouling occurs when marine organisms such as barnacles and algae accumulate on pipes and other underwater or wetted surfaces. This often damages ships … Read more

Preprint Study Offers Glimpse of Solution to Missing Heritability Problem

Since the beginning of the genomics era, the “missing heritability” problem has plagued researchers. Now, a non-peer-reviewed preprint paper uploaded on the bioRiv server suggests rare variations in genes could explain height or weight better than the most common variants. The study is a significant step “towards understanding the question of missing heritability,” Bogdan Pasaniuc, an assistant … Read more

Facebook Breakup Would Be Solution of Last Resort, Says EU’s Vestager

A breakup of US social media company Facebook would be a solution of last resort that would probably generate long judicial procedures, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said on Friday. The EU antitrust chief was asked about Facebook at the VivaTech technology conference in Paris after leading US Democratic politicians and one of Facebook’s co-founders recently spoke in favour … Read more

Prohibition not a solution: Ekta Kapoor on demand to regulate digital content

Ekta Kapoor is not in favour of regulating streaming platforms. Producer Ekta Kapoor is not in favour of regulating streaming platforms as she believes it will only create a bigger need for unregulated content. The Supreme Court has sought the government’s response on a plea to regulate the functioning of streaming platforms like Netflix and … Read more

Microsoft Previews New Network Solution for Blockchain Decentralized Identities

Microsoft this week announced an early preview of an Identity Overlay Network (ION) that’s part of its decentralized identities (DID) effort. The DID effort aims to give end users greater control over their digital identities. ION is a new addition to better address the scalability and performance issues associated with creating such a global ecosystem. Last year, … Read more

Rahul Gandhi’s Hands-On Solution After Helicopter Glitch In Himachal

UNA, HIMACHAL PRADESH:  Congress President Rahul Gandhi is a busy person these days, packing tireless election campaigns, roadshows and speeches into his schedule. Yesterday, as he travelled to Himachal Pradesh for a rally, an unexpected challenge emerged. In Una, the helicopter that he was travelling in developed a glitch and Rahul Gandhi himself, got down … Read more

China’s trade envoy says tariffs not the solution, hopes for ‘rational’ negotiations

China’s chief envoy to high-stakes trade talks with Washington said he came “with sincerity” and more tariff hikes is “not a solution to the problem.” Vice Premier Liu He told Chinese state TV on Friday the talks aimed at ending a tariff war over Beijing’s technology ambitions “have run into some problems.” Liu told CCTV … Read more

Tech Mahindra, UiPath launch AI based service desk solution

PUNE: Tech MahindraNSE 1.56 % and UiPathtoday announced their first joint solution offering – an end-to-end cognitive operations automation solution, in the area of service desk operations. This ready-to-use cognitive operations solutions will help to accelerate the automation journey of an enterprise. With service desks becoming more accessible to customers, there is a need to support a wider … Read more