As Aadhaar gets new features, Centre mulls extending deadline
With Aadhaar set to get new features including facial recognition, talks are on with the concerned authorities on whether the 31 March deadline for linking it to various services needs to be extended
Car majors intensifying hybrid, EV push with eye mainly on China
Electric car leader Tesla faces serious competition as the world's top automakers are poised to introduce dozens of new battery electric and hybrid gasoline-electric models over the next five years, many of them in China
India's April-December trade deficit at $114.86 billion
Trade deficit for April-December 2017-18 show a more than 50 per cent increase from the $76.55 billion shortfall in April-December 2016-17.
UK scrambles Typhoons as Russian bombers come too close for comfort
Britain's ministry of defence (MoD) confirmed that the Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) aircraft took off from Royal Air Force (RAF) base Lossiemouth in north east Scotland, without confirming the exact number of Typhoons involved
Centre reverses stance: Air India may be sold piecemeal
The core airline business, regional arm, ground handling and engineering verticals of national carrier would be split, while employees may be absorbed in other PSUs or offered VRS, latest reports say
 
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Interviews
  Aadhaar depriving countless Indians of access to services: Amnesty, HRW
  There is a growing body of evidence that the government's stringent Aadhaar requirements may be depriving millions of Indians of essential services and also leaving them vulnerable to fraud. By Jagdeep Worah
  Use of mobile devices at home can carry conflict to workplace: study
  The use of mobile technology for work purposes during family time has been found to affect employees' work and family lives. Researchers say that extra time spent on mobile devices after hours might not be worth it if the grief it causes results in productivity losses once the conflict is carried back to work
  Interweaving fact and fiction
  Banker turned writer Ravi Subramanian, author of eight books, in conversation with Swetha Amit about his latest thriller In The Name of God, and how logic, superstition and greed play an influential role in decision-making
  2018: what we can predict about cyber security
  In 2018, we expect cyber criminals to cause major service disruptions around the world with greater frequency and deadlier results,  as these attackers will use machine learning and artificial intelligence to launch even more potent attacks, warns Tarun Kaura,director, product management, APJ, Symantec
  Experts see dawn of environmental sustainability in technology-driven 'Age of Optimization'
  The world is entering "a technology-driven Age of Optimization" bringing about more sustainable production, consumption and work in many manifestations and at every scale
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