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Facebook Changes Its Name To ‘Meta’ In Rebranding Exercise

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands Facebook changed its parent company name to "Meta" on Thursday as the tech giant tries to move past being a scandal-plagued social network to its virtual reality vision for the future. The new handle comes as the company battles to fend off one of its worst crises yet and pivot to its ambitions for the "metaverse," which would blur the lines between the physical world and the digital one. Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp -- which ...
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India successfully test fires Agni- 5, its surface to surface ballistic missile

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands India on October 27 successfully test-fired its surface to surface ballistic missile Agni -5 from the APJ Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha. The missile, which uses a three-stage solid-fuelled engine, is capable of striking targets at ranges up to 5,000 kilometers with a very high degree of accuracy. The successful test of Agni-5 is in line with India’s stated policy to have ‘credible minimum deterrence’ that underpins the commitment to ‘No First Use’. The launch approximately ...
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Petrol, diesel prices: Fuel prices rise to fresh highs across country

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands After two days of pause, petrol prices increased by 31 to 35 paise per litre while diesel prices surged by 33 to 37 paise per litre across the country on October 27, according to a price notification of state-owned fuel retailers. The latest increase that follows the unrelenting hike in international oil prices has pushed pump rates across the country to their highest-ever levels. With the latest revision of 35 paise a litre, the price ...
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Nobel Prize in medicine for discovery of temperature, touch receptors

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands Two US-based scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine on Monday for their discovery of the receptors that allow humans to feel temperature and touch. David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian focused their work on the field of somatosensation, that is the ability of specialized organs such as eyes, ears and skin to see, hear and feel. This really unlocks one of the secrets of nature, said Thomas Perlmann, secretary-general of the Nobel Committee, in ...
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Zydus Cadila proposes Rs 1900 for three-dose COVID vaccine

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands With talks underway between the central government and Zydus Cadila over the pricing of the COVID-19 vaccine ZyCov-D, the pharma company is learnt to have proposed a price of Rs 1,900 for its three-dose jab that can be given to those above 12 years of age. However, the government is negotiating for a reduction in price and a final decision on it is likely to be taken this week, sources in the know of the ...
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Covid-19 pandemic cut life expectancy by most since World War II

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands The Covid-19 pandemic reduced life expectancy in 2020 by the largest amount since World War II, according to a study published on Monday by Oxford Univer­sity, with the life expectancy of American men dropping by more than two years. Life expectancy fell by more than six months compared with 2019 in 22 of the 29 countries analyzed in the study, which spanned Europe, the United States, and Chile. There were reductions in life expectancy in 27 of the 29 countries ...
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AstraZeneca Pharma India gets DCGI nod to import

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands Drug firm AstraZeneca Pharma India said it has received import and market permission from the Indian drug regulator for Selumetinib capsules. The company has received the import and market permission in Form CT-20 from the Drugs Controller General of India for Selumetinib 10 mg & 25 mg capsules, AstraZeneca Pharma India said in a regulatory filing. The receipt of this permission paves way for the launch of Selumetinib 10 mg & 25 mg capsules in India, subject ...
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PM Modi meets leading American CEOs; encourages them

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met a group of five top American corporate leaders on a one-on-one basis from a range of diverse sectors ranging from drones to 5G, semiconductor, and solar and encouraged them to step up their investments by highlighting the vast opportunities in India. "Talking technology...," the Prime Minister's Office said in a Twitter post after Modi's meeting with Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon and First Solar CEO Mark Widmar. They had a productive ...
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PM Modi arrives in US to attend Quad leaders' summit, address UNGA

PM Modi arrives in US to attend Quad leaders’ summit, address UNGA

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Wednesday on an official visit to the US during which he will hold the first face-to-face meeting with President Joe Biden and his deputy Kamala Harris, attend the maiden in-person Quad summit and address the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in New York. Modi, who is visiting the US for the 7th time after assuming office in 2014, said his visit would be an occasion to strengthen ...
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India to be the 5th largest market globally by 2024

By Administrator_India Capital Sands New initial public offerings will help add $400 billion to the overall market capitalization over the next three years, an American brokerage said on Monday. The estimate comes on the back of a surge in IPO activity in the last few months, which has seen companies raise $10 billion from public markets since the beginning of the year -- higher than the money raised in the three years prior to that, Goldman Sachs said. "We expect ...
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