ISRO launches its fourth navigational satellite IRNSS-1D
Isro plans to follow this up with two more launches this year and a third next year, completing the seven-satellite regional navigational system
Proposed highway could link the UK to the US by road
The proposal to build a highway from Britain to Alaska is mainly envisaged by Russia, which hopes the route will lead to economic development of the regions it covers
Saina Nehwal becomes World No 1 in women's badminton rankings
Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal created history today, becoming the first Indian woman to attain the number one world ranking, after beating her closest challenger, Spain's Carolina Marin, who lost in the India Open Super Series semifinal
Chevron to exit Australian refining business for $3.6 bn
Just hours after abbouncing tat it is quitting Caltex, Chevron made a second exit from Australia by abandoning its shale gas exploration joint venture with Beach Energy in Cooper Basin in Central Australia
Intel in talks to buy smaller rival Altera in over $10-bn deal
Altera, based in California, is one of the two largest makers of chips used in cellphone networks, data centres, computer-networking equipment, cars and defence systems
Fed chief Yellen sees likely rate hike starting this year
The Fed, which has held short-term borrowing costs near zero since December 2008, is likely to increase borrowing costs for the first time since 2006
Dow Chemical to sell part of chlorine business to Olin Corp for $5 bn
Dow Chemical, the largest US chemical maker by sales, is selling non-core assets worth $3 to $4 billion in order to create shareholders value
Researchers develop artificial hand that performs precise movements
An artificial hand developed by engineers from Saarland University in Germany has sensory properties and is capable of performing extremely precise movements
4-D ultrasound scans show foetus grimacing as mom smokes
The harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy may be reflected in the facial movements of mothers' unborn babies
 
Union Budget: 2015-16
Economic Survey : 2014-15

Interviews
  Hostile boss? study finds advantages to giving it right back
  A new study finds that employees who had hostile bosses were better off on several measures if they returned the hostility
  Managing choice overload while deciding which one to buy
  Having more choices is generally considered a good thing until buyers actually have to choose that one cell phone or car from among a dozen or so options
  Boxing the ghosts of the past
  Writer-director Nidhie Sharma, who is passionate about adventure, talks to Swetha Amit about her first novel, Dancing with Demons, set in the backdrop of boxing, which is soon to be made into a mainstream feature film
  Novel method projects growth potential of new firms
  A detailed study by MIT economists, based on an empirical study, shows with new precision which tech businesses tend to thrive. By Peter Dizikes
  Delving deep into the mind of a story teller
  Former Member of the Parliament, Lord Jeffrey Archer, best-selling author who has topped the bestsellers' charts 18 times, talks to Swetha Amit about his undying passion for being a good story teller
  The Red Sari tells us just who Sonia Gandhi is
  Javier Moro's The Red Sari, far from being a scandalous work, humanizes Sonia Gandhi; trying to suppress it was simply absurd, writes author and journalist Sidharth Bhatia
  New materials from waste CO2
  Waste CO2, captured from emissions can be used to produce polymers which are important in the production of materials called polyurethanes
  An architect's journey from the sole to her soul
  Parul Sheth, architect and marathon runner, talks to Swetha Amit about her new book The Running Soul and how being a marathon runner subconsciously transformed her life
  A Budget with multiple focus areas
  This is a budget that can boost both infrastructure and manufacturing, which in turn, will create employment and augment India's competitiveness vis--vis its peers. By Hemant Kanoria, CMD, Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited
  The Intersection of Three Crises
  Within the past two weeks, a cease-fire roadmap was agreed upon in Minsk, a temporary deal to keep Greece in the eurozone was reached in Brussels, and US and Iranian negotiators advanced a potential nuclear deal in Geneva. Understanding how these crises are linked is the first step toward assessing when and where the next flare-up is likely to occur, says Stratfor analyst Reva Bhalla.
  IAS memories: Voting day tamashas
  Retired IAS officer Vivek Agnihotri, a former secretary to government of India, and secretary-general, Rajya Sabha, recalls voting day malpractices before EVMs were introduced
  In defence of Duryodhana
  V Raghunathan, CEO of GMR Varalakshmi Foundation, and former IIM-Ahemedabad profesor of finance, has authored several books. In this interview, with Swetha Amit he talks about his advocacy for the mythological character of Duryodhana, in the Mahabhrat what constitutes evil in this world and his upcoming book
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