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Mozilla kicks off global `digital literacy` programme

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 01:20

The Mozilla Foundation is expecting more than 100,000 people to participate in a series of events in at least 368 locations, including in India, over the next two months teaching basic Internet use and other digital skills.

Infosys to contribute Rs 240 cr towards CSR activities

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 17:35

India's second largest IT firm Infosys today said it will contribute Rs 240 crore this fiscal to its philanthropic arm, Infosys Foundation, for funding corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities.

Goa school shuts down over HIV-positive students

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 18:22

A deadlock between the parent teachers association (PTA) and management over granting of admission to 13 HIV-positive students has forced the school authorities to temporarily close down the educational institution.

RJD marks 19th foundation day

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 19:59

The RJD on Saturday celebrated the party`s 19th foundation day in all districts of Jharkhand with leaders pledging support to party supremo Lalu Prasad.

TISS graduates held for sexual assault in Bihar, kins allege accusations false

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 09:42

Two interns of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, who went to conduct a survey at a hospital in Muzzafarpur district of Bihar on behalf of their organisation, were accused of sexual assault by the hospital staff, beaten publicly and later handed over to police.

Kalam to interact with Pune`s Vikhe Patil school students

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 09:35

Former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam will interact with students of a Pune-based school on July 4.

Azentus Capital bets automaker Maruti to ride growth in India's economy

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 15:53

Sze, a former Goldman Sachs top trader and now one of the best known Asian hedge fund managers, said the Indian economy is stabilising and last month`s election results have helped improve chances of an acceleration in growth.

Gates Foundation sells stake in Britain's G4S – report

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 23:19

Microsoft Corp co-founder Bill Gates has sold his entire stake in G4S Plc, the British security firm trying to bounce back from a series of scandals that have hurt its reputation and profits, Bloomberg News reported.

Prison training

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 15:16

Soon-to-be released inmates of Tihar jail are getting groomed to survive in the real world. Prachi Rege speaks to the trainers who have taken up the task of training the prisoners.

Hindu American body condemns murder of Indian techie in Pune

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 07:56

A Hindu American body has strongly condemned the murder of a young IT professional in Pune on Monday and asked the authorities to bring perpetrators to justice.

Scientist wins grant for green condoms from Gates Foundation

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 22:05

A scientist working at an Indian health major has won a USD 100,000-grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for developing next-generation condoms using polyester raw material as an eco-friendly alternative to conventional prophylactics.

State Bank Group to spend 2% of profit on CSR: Bhattacharya

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 20:25

State Bank of India Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya today said it would be endeavor of the Group to spend two percent of the annual net profit on CSR activities in each financial year.