1,200 Indian students opted to study in Russia

In the field of education, there has been an increase in students opting to study in Russia. There was a 30 per cent jump in students with over 1,200 Indians opting to study in Russia for higher studies in 2019, said Consulate General of Russian Federation, Consul-General, O Avdeev. Continue Reading

Rosatom manufactures valves for Kudankulam plant

Petrozavodsk branch of AEM-technology, a part of machine-building division of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation Atomenergomash, recently announced that it has completed manufacturing of valves for Units three and four of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamilnadu. Continue Reading

Hyperactive activism

Who is an activist? Just about anybody today. That probably is the ultimate symbol of a ‘sound’ democracy, wherein every citizen raises his voice on every issue, pauses for air, and then resumes the charade for a fresh issue, the earlier one having faded under his/her own din over the latest fad. Sign of the times, now. Continue Reading

A matter of numbers

A cheque deposited on Monday gets cleared by Wednesday, or worse, Thursday. However, cheques issued on Monday promptly land in your debit on Tuesday itself. That is why most of us treading on thin liquidity ice keep a buffer of two days for issue of cheques against cheques received. Also post dated cheques that outlive the mortals issuing them pack the cheque calendar tighter. Continue Reading

Bungle-O-Pongal

The Elephant, pardon, Election Commission seems serious about its stupidity. Its diktat to cover all the elephant and Mayawati statues is not to deceive constipated crows but to prevent UP voters from being deceived by political eagles, it appears. This no doubt is an operation that makes even Maya’s maniacal mega schemes seem mere maya in comparison. Continue Reading