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Infosys to build software development center in eastern India

“(Reuters) – Indian information technology company Infosys Ltd said on Monday it would open a software development center in the eastern state of West Bengal, with an investment of about 1 billion rupees ($14.28 million)” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The first phase is expected to be completed within 15 months from the date of obtaining regulatory clearances, the company said. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Politicians paint China as the villain who will ‘rip off American jobs and industries’ — but Beijing isn’t the problem

“The problem, however, is not Beijing but the structure of the global economy itself” writes Jake Werner for businessinsider.com. The only major countries that have achieved a developmental breakthrough are precisely those that have manipulated the terms on offer by the global economy.The emerging confrontation with China is only the latest sign that something has gone seriously wrong in the global economy. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Britain’s foreign aid budget will be used to help hurricane hit overseas territories, Penny Mordaunt says

“Britain’s foreign aid budget will be used to fund disaster relief for people devastated by hurricanes in the UK’s overseas territories, the International Development Secretary has announced” writes Tim Stanley for telegraph.co.uk. Last year the Government was forced to find £57million in additional funding to help overseas territories including Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands after they were devastated by Hurricane Irma.International aid rules meant that the overseas territories were considered too wealthy to receive emergency foreign aid, leaving the Treasury to find additional funding. Penny Mordaunt, the International Development Secretary,…

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This new urban jungle in Singapore could be the future of eco-friendly buildings

“Marina One, located in Singapore’s Central Business District, is a mixed-use development project combining office, residential and commercial space, with restaurants, stores and gyms” writes Ingenhoven Architects for cnbc.com. CNBC recently toured the development to learn how its eco-friendly design could be a model for future living. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Google reportedly working on heavily-censored news application for China

“The Intercept reported yesterday that Google is working on a search application for China designed to comply with the country’s strict censorship laws” writes Jonathan Ive for androidpolice.com. A revamped version of the Google News application was unveiled earlier this year, at the annual I/O developer conference.The Information is now reporting that a “news-aggregation app,” presumably a modified version of Google News, is also in development.During the event, Google CEO Sundar Picahai said the company had a responsibility to deliver news to users in need. However, development is currently stalling,…

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Waymo partners with Walmart, AutoNation, Avis, and others to drive their customers

“AutoNation will offer customers a Waymo, rather than a loaner car, to get around while their personal vehicles get serviced” reports venturebeat.com. Avis Budget Group, which keeps Waymo vehicles charged and refueled for an upcoming ride, will provide its customers these self-driving vehicles as a last-mile solution to help them pick up or drop off their rental cars.Walmart shoppers in Phoenix metropolitan area can order groceries on Walmart.com and as their order is being prepared at the store, self-driving cars will transport them to the store and bring them back,…

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Iran moves up in UN E-Government Development Index

“The EGDI, which assesses e-government development at the national level, is a composite index based on the weighted average of three normalized indices” reports tehrantimes.com. Denmark, Australia and South Korea are on top list, scoring a very high ranking in e-government development amongst 193 countries that were evaluated.According to the UN data, Iran’s EGDI value was 0.6083 this year.Regarding the sub-items, the country got 0.6319 score in the online service index (OSI), 0.4566 in the telecommunication infrastructure index (TII), and 0.7364 in the human capital index (HCI) this year. Source: tehrantimes.com…

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creating artificial embryos after using mouse stem cells to make structures capable of taking a crucial step in the development of life

“Experts said the results suggested human embryos could be created in a similar way in future – a step that would allow scientists to use artificial embryos rather than real ones to research the very earliest stages of human development” writes Min Read for reuters.com. LONDON (Reuters) – An international team of scientists has moved closer to creating artificial embryos after using mouse stem cells to make structures capable of taking a crucial step in the development of life.But in new work published on Monday in the journal Nature Cell…

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