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China’s Internet Firewall Has Blocked Access to Ethereum Block Explorer Etherscan.io

China’s Great Firewall, used by the government to regulate access to foreign internet sites, has blocked one of the most popular sources of ethereum blockchain data. As of Tuesday, etherscan.io, one of the longest-running and most widely used ethereum block explorers, was inaccessible from IP addresses inside mainland China, based on tests performed locally. The change appears to be recent. ... Read More »

DoT to take up Rs 36,000 crore ITC refund with finance ministry

New Delhi/Mumbai: The Department of Telecommunications will ask the finance ministry to refer the pending issue of refunding input tax credits of telecom companies worth Rs 36,000 crore to the GST Council, a move that could provide further relief to Vodafone Idea and Bharti AirtelNSE -1.33 %. One official said wider consultations are needed on the matter of reducing licence fees for telcos and this ... Read More »

How to create public Facebook event on your computer: Step by step guide

Here is the step by step guide to create a public Facebook event on your computer | Picture for Representation Facebook is considered today as a highly effective way for digital advertisements and marketing because of its reach. Creating a public Facebook event not only helps to increase people engagement but also, provides a great opportunity to connect with consumers. ... Read More »

Nissan names new finance chief, some managers to leave in latest shake-up

TOKYO- Nissan Motor Co on Friday appointed American Stephen Ma as its next chief financial officer and said Hitoshi Kawaguchi and other veteran executives were stepping down, a shake-up that one source said marked a “generational change” at the automaker. The announcement comes just weeks after the Japanese company named the head of its China business, Makoto Uchida, as its next chief executive. Following the ... Read More »

Morocco to issue international bond in November: Finance Minister

RABAT (Reuters) – Morocco plans a first international bond in four years in November, worth about $1 billion, but will wait before deciding on the exact amount, the currency and the date of issue, the Finance Minister said on Tuesday. Moroccan Minister of Finance Mohamed Benchaaboun speaks during a news conference in Rabat, Morocco October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal “We ... Read More »

Overseas firms looking to invest in Ujjivan Small Finance Bank via IPO

Overseas investment firms such as Elevar Equity Mauritius and NewQuest Asia Investments may be looking to invest in Ujjivan Small Finance Bank through its Rs 1,200-crore initial public offering, which is likely before November. The two are existing investors in Ujjivan Financial Services–the publicly listed holding company of the bank–along with International Finance Corporation and CX Partners. “Many existing investors of Ujjivan are showing interest ... Read More »

Family finance: Navi Mumbai-based Santosh should align investments to achieve goals with ease

Santosh J. lives with his homemaker wife and three-month-old child in his own house, in Navi Mumbai. He has taken a home loan of Rs 15 lakh, for which he is paying an EMI of Rs 24,500. He brings in a salary of Rs 55,000 a month, and after considering all expenses, he is left with a surplus of Rs ... Read More »

HiiDii Glasses take a hands-off approach to computer use

For people who are physically challenged, or who just have their hands full, utilizing a computer can be challenging. And while there are assistive systems that are mounted on the computer itself, HiiDii Glasses instead utilizes something that the user might be wearing anyway – their specs. Developed by tech startup GWD Bio Intelligence, HiiDii Glasses can be equipped with either prescription or ... Read More »

Computer maker HP to cut thousands of jobs

SAN FRANCISCO: US computer and printer maker HP announced Thursday it will cut more than 10 percent of its global workforce to simplify operations and cut costs. The California-based company said it will trim its workforce of some 55,000 employees by up to 9,000 positions over the next three years. “We are taking bold and decisive actions as we embark ... Read More »

Amazon’s Latest Super-Cool Alexa Gadgets: Here’s All You Need To Know

There’s a pattern to the Fall in the world of technology, as predictable as when the leaves will gently tumble from the trees. After the change of seasons is heralded by the big technology showcase in Berlin, called IFA, it’s Apple’s turn to reveal its latest iPhones in early September. Then Amazon has its own shindig, followed by Google’s Pixel reveal (coming early next month). And then there could ... Read More »