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States should have been consulted before changing Finance Commission Terms of Reference, says Manmohan Singh

At a seminar organised by Kerala Government opposition leaders and economists term new ToRs as an attack on federalism Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday termed as “unilateral” the Centre’s move to change the Terms of Reference of the 15th Finance Commission for creation of a non-lapsable fund for “Defence and Internal Security”. At a day-long seminar on “Additional ... Read More »

The lure of computers means Americans are sitting more than before

Despite the growing alarm about the harmful effects of sitting too much, Americans are sitting more than in the past — in part because people are spending more leisure time in front of the computers. The association between lots of sitting and bad health is now well-established, but there hasn’t been a lot of data on how sedentary Americans actually are, says Yin Cao, ... Read More »

Facebook axed its bird-size internet drones before they even flew

Facebook’s Aquila wasn’t the company’s only experimental project meant to boost slow mobile internet speeds. According to a Business Insiderreport, the social network also explored the use of fixed-wing bird-size drones to provide people in remote locations the capability to stream data-intensive content such as videos and photos. The project called Catalina started sometime in 2017 and shut down after Aquila did in ... Read More »

Twitter CEO to Testify Before US House Panel on September 5

Twitter’s chief executive will testify before a US House of Representatives committee on September 5, the panel said on Friday, after some Republicans raised concerns about social media companies removing content from conservatives. The House Energy and Commerce Committee “intends to ask tough questions about how Twitter monitors and polices content,” Republican Representative Greg Walden, the panel’s chairman, said in a statement. ... Read More »

Three steps to consider before migrating Finance & HR to the Cloud

Cloud migration that integrates finance and HR systems is proven to improve internal collaboration – between the functions and with the IT team, and deliver better performance in terms of cost and time to deliver. Were you aware that 35 percent of companies intend to develop a shared finance and HRfunction? A research conducted by MIT Technology and commissioned by Oracle, reveals that ... Read More »

McClean family recall last Christmas before dad David’s cancer death

David McClean with wife Dawn and children Charlotte and Christopher The family of a man who bravely fought against an aggressive form of brain cancer have told of how grateful they were to spend their last Christmas together as they hailed him as a “true gentleman” who never lost his positive outlook. Ballymena father-of-two David McClean (53) passed away in ... Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi 5, Redmi 5 Plus Price Leaked a Day Before Launch

Redmi 5 has previously been rumoured to go on sale on December 10 HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi Redmi 5 2GB RAM + 16GB storage variant will allegedly cost $199.99 Redmi 5 Plus with 3GB RAM + 32GB storage is said to cost $249.99 Both the listings were by a seller named Xiaomi Online Store With the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus launch event around the ... Read More »

Live video of the iPhone 8 shows more than before

Another day, another iPhone 8 leak. This time we see a live video of a black device that looks like the flagship which Apple is going to launch in September. It might be just a dummy, but the evidence is mounting that Apple would have at least one phone, which will look like this given the increasing number of leaked prototypes. The ... Read More »

Mumbai University results: Chief Minister assures probe if results not declared before Aug 16

The delay in the Mumbai University results has again rocked the Assembly on August 3 with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis assuring the state legislative council that he would investigate whether the pending results could not be declared before August 16. He was responding to a Congress member’s information that the MU Vice Chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh himself has told his party delegation ... Read More »

ZTE’s $40 Maven 2 gets Android 7.1.1 before the Galaxy S8

ZTE’s Maven 2 might be a super-cheap, low-end phone, but it can now has something that even some flagships like Galaxy S8 don’t have: Android 7.1.1 OS. The device has started receiving an update that bumps the OS version from 6.0 Marshmallow to 7.1.1 Nougat. AT&T is pushing out the update to units on its network. Carrying a build number of Z831V1.0.0B29 ... Read More »