Japan now boasts of having the world’s fastest train. Image: Japan’s Maglev train sets a new record. Photograph: Reuters And if a train with this speed runs in India, the distance from Delhi to Mumbai can be covered in 2 hours! Though Japan and France have successfully tested trains at record speeds, China continues to be a leader in trains with high operational speed. With a top speed of 574.8 km/hr, Train à Grande Vitesse (TGV) holds the world record ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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With a new budget smartphone hitting the market almost every week, most brands are trying to make it big in the sub-Rs 15,000 range. But Sony, it seems, is not in the mood to join the rat race. The Japanese technology giant launched the waterproof Xperia M4 Aqua Dual recently. Let's find out whether it is worth the hype. Xperia M4 Aqua Dual: Impressive all round Design and display From the outside, the Xperia M4 Aqua Dual is all plastic and glass, with a flat back and curved ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
A massive earthquake that struck off the Japanese coast Saturday evening does not appear to pose a tsunami threat, but it rattled dwellers in Tokyo and others in the Pacific Rim, where seismic activity has been more jumpy than usual recently. The US Geological Survey reported the quake was of 7.8 magnitude and said it struck about 874 kilometres south of Tokyo in the Pacific Ocean, near Japan’s OgasawaraIslands. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the earthquake had a magnitude of ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The RBI is slated to announce its bi-monthly monetary policy on June 2. Foreign brokerage HSBC on Wednesday said the Reserve Bank of India will go for a 25 bps cut in repo rates in June 2 policy review but the El Nino impact may curtail the prospect of further cuts in the coming months. "If the monsoon is worse than feared, this will severely constrain the RBI's ability to ease policy over the medium-term, seeing that its CPI targets would be at risk," it said. The note came days after the US, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
John Kerry to lead US delegation at Nigeria presidential inauguration PlusNaija (Today) - Secretary of State John Kerry will lead the US delegation to the inauguration of Nigerian president-elect Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja next week, the White House ...NigerianHerald.com, 1 month ago John Kerry to lead US delegation at Nigeria presidential inauguration NigerianHerald.com, 1 month ago
A look at the top tweets from your favourite Bollywood celebrities:While Aishwarya Rai Bachchan hobnobs with international celebrities at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival, back home, the first poster of her comeback film, the Sanjay Gupta-helmed Jazbaa is finally out.Gupta shared the poster, that has Ash in all her gritted teeth glory, on Twitter.The film's tentative release date has been set to October 15 this year. Dig the Jazba poster? VOTE! Shah Rukh Khan starts shooting for Raees ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
TTIP falters after Senate blocks Obama on free-trade initiative Euractiv (Today) - US Senate Democrats dealt a clearsetback to Barack Obama on Tuesday (12 May), blocking a measure that would have given the president a free hand to swiftly ...9ija News.com, 1 month ago
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