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“Take a limitation and turn it into an opportunity. Take an opportunity and turn it into an adventure by dreaming BIG!”
“If you take control of those things you can, you are better able to negotiate the unexpected.”
“Sometimes the best things in life are unexpected.”
- Baku to the future: After stalemate, UN climate talks will be in Azerbaijan in 2024
Azerbaijan's Baku, where one of the world's first oil fields developed 1,200 years ago, will host the COP29 climate talks next year. It also means that for back-to-back years an oil powerhouse nation will be hosting climate talks - where the focus is often on eliminating fossil fuels.
- Mangaluru’s ₹8,347-cr maritime boost
New Mangalore Port Authority inks seven MoUs for port-led industrialisation projects
- Indian trains: Going places
How India’s talent pool is helping solve complex problems of railway networks globally
- COP28 for eliminating climate-impacts on human settlements by 2040
The ‘Framework for the global goal on adaptation’, which is expected to be finalised and adopted in this Conference of Parties (COP), marks the conclusion of a two-year preparatory work programme initiated in COP26, Glasgow
- UDAN’s impressive citizen flight log
Six years and 2.47 lakh flights later, the regional connectivity scheme is slowly, but surely taking wing
- The climate smokescreen
Beware of climate “careerists”
- Below the line
- ₹350-crore terminal coming up at Rajahmundry airport
Rajahmundry is currently connected to Hyderabad, Chennai, and Bengaluru, and handles 126 flight movements per week
- Valuations turn rich as market gets into overbought zone
Pockets of value in financials and select large caps
- Kissinger, and the dark side of US foreign policy
His hand was behind the worst of the Vietnam war, invasion of East Timor and the overthrow of democracy in Chile
- Beer makers fear shortages amid third shift shutdown notice in Karnataka
Industry players rue that this move will cause a shortage of beer during the peak demand period around the year-end celebrations
- Biogas can fuel a green economy
It is being promoted for blending with CNG and PNG. However, infrastructure issues need to be sorted out
- Editorial. RBI has done well to call the bluff of European regulators
The central bank’s agreement with the Bank of England should act as a template for pacts with other European regulators
- Tribal leader Vishnu Deo Sai will be new Chhattisgarh CM
The BJP picked Sai at the legislative party meeting held in Raipur on Sunday
- MPC review was about risk management
RBI has used various tools to manage liquidity deftly
- India needs to promote domestic patient capital to back start-ups: Nasscom President
- ‘Indian tech ecosystem critical to Microsoft for enablement of AI’
- Exporters to make fresh plea to Centre to raise interest subsidy rates
Recent Cabinet decision on extending period of IES will bring in stability, increase competitiveness
- Uttarakhand Global Investors Summit attracts investment proposals worth ₹3.5-lakh crore
The objective of making Uttarakhand a separate State was that it should develop rapidly, and remarkable progress had been made under the leadership of Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, Amit Shah noted
- BIS likely to give further input on uniform charging port in electronic devices this week
The development comes after industry stakeholders met recently to deliberate on the timelines of implementation of uniform charging ports in electronic devices
- It’s time to do some serious financial walking
Though the developed world finally loosened its purse strings at COP28, the developing nations need a lot more funding to achieve their climate mitigation goals
- Towards net zero via the reduction of methane emissions
Remediation of landfills and scientific waste management could make a considerable difference in India
- On carbon capture and storage
A new report from Oxford University has concluded that dependence on CCS to reach net zero targets would be “hugely economically damaging” and hence not cost effective
- ATOM’s alloy solution to prevent fuel explosions
How a start-up is making fuel storage safer with its explosion-resistant technology
- Tata Motors to hike commercial vehicle prices by up to 3% from January 1
Tata Motors is the latest automaker to join the bandwagon of companies increasing prices
- Carbon capture by algae-assisted microbial fuel cell shows promise
A Triple win: IIT Jodhpur’s innovative technology uses algae-assisted fuel cells to capture carbon dioxide, treat wastewater and generate power
- Tata Play set to offer addressable ad solutions for linear TV channels
Brands will be able to target segmented audiences with the same ad spot
- What do rocket engines, cyclones and Covid-19 have in common?
IIT-M launches a new centre to study the science of complex systems and prevent disasters
- PM Jan Dhan accounts stay immune from impact of elections
Account balances showed unusual trends during previous elections and triggered allegations of misuse for political gains
- The lost burrower resurfaces
After 85yrs, the De Winton Golden mole, immortalised by Steve McQueen, has been rediscovered.
- How LUCY can save lives by listening to cries for help from the sky
LUCY (Listening system Using a Crow’s nest arraY) is an array of MEMS microphones which can be used to determine the direction of noises such as cries for help, clapping or knocking signals
- Mines ministry proposes new set of royalties for 12 critical minerals
Rates range from 2–4% to attract more players in auction of blocks, reduce imports and set up related industries
- Israel-Hamas war: Ceasefire in Gaza chances shrinking, Qatar says
Benjamin Netanyahu says "the war is in full swing" and calls on Hamas fighters to surrender.
- Israel-Gaza war: Video shows Gaza detainees allegedly 'surrendering guns' - what we know
A man in his underwear is filmed laying down weapons - but there are questions about what happened.
- Sudan war: Two people killed in attack on aid convoy in Sudan, says Red Cross
Seven others including three charity staff were injured in what the Red Cross has called a "deliberate attack".
- Zelensky faces key tests to re-energise West's support for Ukraine
A White House visit is on the Ukrainian leader's agenda as cracks appear among Western allies.
- Teenage children of jailed Narges Mohammadi accept her Nobel Peace Prize
In a speech smuggled from prison and read out by her twins, Narges Mohammadi denounces "tyrannical" Iran.
- Spanish La Liga match abandoned after fan dies in stands
Granada's La Liga match against Athletic Bilbao will be completed on Monday after a supporter dies in the stands at Nuevo Los Carmenes stadium.
- Australian swimmers approach whale 'dangerously close' to shore
The whale strayed into shallow waters, which caught the attention of swimmers.
- Smile Direct Club dentistry aligners firm shuts down
Best known for selling clear aligners remotely, it has shut down months after filing for bankruptcy.
- Nifty Bank oscillators screaming overbought at top of their voice: Anand James
Nifty had an enviable run last week, having thwarted multiple attempts by bears and recovering in breathtaking fashion. This run has taken us to the 21K summit, but incidentally, buyers were seen withdrawing post testing this psychological mark. This leads us to suspect that bears have regrouped enough to make a serious dent in the 19,850/800 region, and should it give away, a quick drop to 20,640/560 would be the first outcome
- Decisive moment arrives with $4 trillion stocks rally at stake
Growing speculation that the Fed is done hiking rates and will start cutting by mid-year is fueling a sharp drop in Treasury yields and rekindling investors’ risk appetite. The S&P 500 Index has added roughly $4 trillion in market value since late October, as traders rush into beaten-down areas of the market like small caps, which typically benefit from falling borrowing costs.
- Why Digant Haria sees little chance of a runaway rally before elections in 2024
“Buying and selling is probably happening in the same sectors. We are not selling real estate stocks and going into chemicals or going into the Whirlpools of the world because we still want the sector that we buy should be good and there should be good revenue visibility in the sector.”
- For Putin, winning reelection could be easier than resolving the many challenges facing Russia
The stalemated war in Ukraine, unyielding Western pressure that compounds Russia's economic problems, and intensifying infighting among the ruling elite will loom over Putin's next term and erode his pledges of stability.
- David Byrne Isn’t Himself. Or Any Self, Really.
“It’s all about me, me, me. That’s what you think, but everything you’re saying is coming from people around you,” says the musician.
- New fluorescent material detects anti-cancer drug overdose in minutes
A new highly fluorescent material with exceptional optical properties has been developed using phosphorene, cystine, and gold (Ph-Cys-Au) to detect widely-used anti-cancer drug Methotrexate
- Jewellery recycling to touch 150 tn as gold prices soar
Consumers are taking advantage of high gold price and exchanging it for new designs by adding little more money from their savings, says India Bullion & Jewellers Association’s Kumar Jain
- 3D printing silicone for soft robotics
A team of researchers from IIT Mandi and Hannover University, Germany, have demonstrated 3D printing of silicone using material jetting—a method suitable for 3D printing of viscous materials
- On the Campaign Trail
- Dentsu spots five macro 2024 trends
Dentsu Creative’s 2024 Trends Report unveils five macro trends for 2024 and beyond, each with a number of sub trends to explore