Free Press Journal
  • RBI - R Rajan

    CSO briefs RBI governor on new GDP calculation method

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MOSPI) has briefed the RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan about the new method which the government has started for calculating economic growth and inflation figures. “We briefed him about the new series about GDP and CPI calculation recently. Now they (RBI) have no doubts about it” Ashish Kumar, Director General, CSO told PTI.

  • stocks

    Sensex up 163 points, capital goods surge

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of the Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), provisionally closed Wednesday’s trade 163 points or 0.56 percent up as capital goods stocks surged. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also closed the day’s trade with healthy gains. It ended Wednesday’s trade 56.95 points or 0.65 percent up at 8,866.30 points.

  • iWatch

    Leaked data shows Apple has 6 million watches ready to ship

    Melbourne: Leaked details about the Apple Watch have revealed that the tech giant has already ordered five to six million watches to be ready to ship when the device hits the markets in April, a report said. According to News.com.au, the revelation indicated Apple’s “ambitious plan” to quickly dominate the thriving smartwatch market.

  • facebook,

    Facebook announces smart ‘Products Ads’ 

    Washington: In a bid to make Facebook ads smarter, the social networking site has announced Product Ads, that lets companies target Facebook users more effectively with new automated processes by convincing famous personalities to like something so the users will follow their lead.

  • Salman Butt confesses to spot-fixing in 2010

    Karachi: Pakistan’s tainted former captain Salman Butt has apparently made his first full confession of guilt to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in the infamous 2010 spot-fixing scandal. Butt who was banned along with Muhammad Asif and Muhammad Aamir in the aftermath of the spot fixing scandal that broke out when Pakistan was touring England made the confession during a meeting with PCB chief, Shaharyar Khan in Lahore.

  • Drinking `charcoal juice` latest health fad

    New York: Drinking charcoal juice has become the latest crazy cleansing trend. Beauty blogger Annie Atkinson, who recently started having the gray juice, said that the juice, which doesn’t exactly look appetizing and is made from activated charcoal and greens, really affects your skin, the New York Post reported.

  • Aquatic snail`s teeth overtake spider silk as `strongest biological material`

    Melbourne: Sorry, spiders, but sea snails make strongest material on Earth as a new research suggests that the limpet aquatic snail has teeth stronger than any other material. Researchers from the University of Portsmouth have found that the limpets have teeth with a crystalline structure so strong it should be copied to improve our cars, aircraft, boats and space craft, News.com.au reported.

  • Milk

    Perfect cup of tea involves adding milk first!

    Wellington: Milk should indeed be added first to make that perfect cup of tea. The British Standards Institution have reached to this conclusion after reviewing the specifications last year, and have now released official guidelines for making the perfect cuppa, Stuff.co.nz reported.

  • Qatar Airways denies staff need permission to marry

    Doha: The chief of Qatar Airways, Akbar al-Baker, has furiously denied claims that its flight attendants are sacked if they get married. Baker told CNN that the claims were untrue and his company’s employment practices were “very progressive”.

  • Brain

    How brain performs `mental time travel`

    Washington: Scientists have explained how our brain performs, what neuroscientists have termed as “mental time travel.” It refers to the recollection of memories, so rich in detail regarding the time and place of an original experience, that it is much like traveling through time.

  • Eager to boost ties with India: Omani leaders tell Swaraj

    Muscat: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, on her first official visit to oil-rich Oman, today met top Omani leaders who expressed their country’s keen interest to boost ties with India. Swaraj held extensive talks with Oman’s Deputy Prime Minister Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said, her counterpart Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah and the Minister of the Royal Office General Sultan bin Mohammed Al Nuamani.

  • NASA, telescope, Sun

    Stars similar to the Sun explode too at death

    Washington: Scientists have discovered that stars, which are similar to the sum, explode too when they die. The birth of planetary nebulae, resulting from the death of low and intermediate mass stars, is usually thought of as a slow process, in contrast with the intense supernovae that massive stars produce. But a recent study led by researchers at the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC) has revealed the fact that explosive phenomena also intervene in

  • Google doodle marks Alessandro Volta`s 270th birthday

    New Delhi: Google has dedicated it’s doodle to Alessandro Volta’s 270th birthday. Born in 1745 in the town of Como, the Italian physicist was known for the invention of an early form of battery in 1799.

  • Fletcher in charge, media manager rubbishes rift rumours

    Melbourne: The Indian team management today sought to deny a media report about chief coach Duncan Fletcher being ignored meetings and also not being kept in the loop about team strategy. With Indian team taking a day-off and players being left on their own to relax, there were reports of team’s support staff led by Team Director Ravi Shastri having an impromptu meeting at the team hotel ‘Langham’ with Fletcher not informed about

  • Shakib, Rahim fifties lift Bangladesh to 267

    Canberra: Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim struck resilient half-centuries to lift Bangladesh to 267 all out against an inspired Afghanistan bowling in their opening pool match of the cricket World Cup, here today. Electing to bat at the Manuka Oval, Bangladesh were in trouble at 119 for four before Shakib (63) and Rahim (71) stitched a 114-run fifth wicket partnership to take the Tigers to some respectability. Bangladesh though were set for

  • Pakistan fielding coach quits over players’ attitude

    Christchurch: Pakistan fielding coach-cum-trainer Grant Luden tendered his resignation after being reportedly dejected over the attitude of some players. The team management Tuesday put in a lot of effort to persuade Luden to withdraw his resignation, assuring him that all his grievances will be addressed, Pakistani daily Dawn reported Wednesday.

  • IOC continues closed door meetings with Almaty 2022

    Almaty: The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Evaluation Commission continued closed door meetings with the Almaty 2022 Olympic bid committee, but Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister Karim Massimov failed to present his government guarantees in person to the IOC inspectors.

  • Waqar Younis vows Pakistan comeback after cracking under pressure

    Chrsitshurch: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis today insisted his team would bounce back in the World Cup despite a demoralising defeat against arch-rivals India, a loss he blamed on an inability to handle big-match pressure. Pakistan succumbed to a 76-run defeat against the defending champions in their first Pool B game in Adelaide on Sunday.

  • Zimbabwe Cricket

    Zimbabwe look for revival against minnows UAE

    Nelson (New Zealand): Zimbabwe will be looking to put their World Cup campaign back on track when they take on cricket minnows United Arab Emirates in their second Pool B game at Saxton Oval, here tomorrow. The Elton Chigumbura-led side, which put up a fight i the loss against South Africa in its opening game, has warned UAE of no mercy with the captain promising a “ruthless” approach.