IMF sees global growth rate moderating to 3.1% this year
Disparate fortunes of advanced and emerging market and developing economies and lower commodity prices have combined to weigh on global growth prospects, says IMF's World Economic Outlook
WWW founder slams Facebook's 'Free Basics' move
Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has come down heavily on or Free Basics, an initiative by Facebook that provides free access to limited websites and apps to users in developing countries
Volkswagen tells dealers in India to stop Polo deliveries
The Indian unit of crisis-hit German automobile maker Volkswagen has asked dealers in a hundred cities to halt delivery of its popular hatchback Polo
Mauritius may end tax sops for shell companies in new tax treaty with India
India wants to ensure that Mauritian firms that invest in India are not just "shell" companies, but have substantial operations in Mauritius, with paid staff and offices
Walking fish, sneezing monkey among 211 new Himalayan species
Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) researchers have discovered 211 new species in the Himalayan region, including a snub-nosed monkey that sneezes when it rains and walking fish that live on land
Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich, Aziz Sancar share chemistry Nobel
The persistent changes to the genetic material does not disintegrate into complete chemical chaos as a host of molecular systems continuously monitor and repair DNA, the researchers found
Medical breakthrough as kidney grown in lab dish
Although the kidneys cannot perform the functions of a fully formed adult kidney, the researchers hope the achievement will someday lead to new ways to treat people suffering from kidney failure
Union Budget: 2015-16
Economic Survey : 2014-15

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