'Indo-US CEO Meet will raise mutual investment, trade': Adi Godrej

Adi GodrejNew Delhi, Jan 26 : Godrej group chairman Adi Godrej on Monday said the Indo-US CEO Meet will lead to a tremendous rise in the level of mutual investment and trade between India and the U. S.

"The level of mutual investment and trade will rise dramatically. I don't think it will be necessarily felt only year one, but five years from now, the effects of this visit will be extremely positive. The world is convinced that India is the country of the future," Adi Godrej told ANI.

He said that the Indo-US CEO Meet will give tremendous momentum to the business relations of the two largest democracies of the world.

Wawrinka, Nishikori advance to Oz Open quarters

Stanislas WawrinkaMelbourne, Jan 26 : Defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka exhibited a power packed performance to overcome his Spanish opponent Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in tight four sets to advance to the quarter-finals of Australian Open in Melbourne.

Avenging last year's French Open loss, the fourth seeded trounced Lopez 7-6(2), 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(8) to book his place in the last eight.

Moreover, fifth seeded Kei Nishikori cruised into the quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 victory over his Spanish opponent David Ferrer.

Wawrinka will now face his U. S Open nemesis Kei Nishikori to book a semifinal berth. (ANI)

Nicole Scherzinger manages to go anonymous in first London tube trip

Nicole ScherzingerLondon, Jan 26 : Nicole Scherzinger recently boarded the London Underground's tube for the first time and went unrecognized as she chose to dress in plenty of clothes and a large hat.

The former 'X-Factor' judge posted a snap of her next to an underground train, along with the caption, "#underground #firsttime #london", the Mirror reported.

Scherzinger, who is currently dating F1 ace Lewis Hamilton, was wearing a pair of over-sized black shades, a black belted coat and fedora with gloves, jeans and knee-high boots.

Tsunami survivor Petra Nemcova named new face of Ultimo lingerie

Petra NemcovaWashington, Jan 26 : Petra Nemcova, the model who survived Tsunami, has been named the face of Ultimo lingerie.

The 35-year-old Czech beauty, who almost died in the worst tsunami in history after being swept away during holiday in Thailand, had clung to a palm tree for almost 8 hours and had suffered internal injuries and a shattered pelvis, the Daily Star reported.

Her British photographer boyfriend Simon Atlee, was among the 280,000 people in 14 countries who perished, and his body was recovered 3 months later.

How sleep, memory team up to help humans learn

sleepWashington, Jan 26 : A new study has provided a deeper insight into how sleep and memory team up to help humans with learning.

Scientists have long known that sleep, memory and learning are deeply connected. Most animals, from flies to humans, have trouble remembering when sleep deprived, and studies have shown that sleep is critical in converting short-term into long-term memory, a process known as memory consolidation. But just how that process works has remained a mystery.

Paula Haynes and Bethany Christmann in the Griffith Lab observed, for the first time, that when DPM neurons are activated, the flies slept more; when deactivated, the flies kept buzzing.

Jennifer Aniston wants 'Friends' co-stars to reunite, but as 'oldies'

Jennifer AnistonWashington, Jan 26 : Jennifer Aniston has confessed that she does want a ' Friends' reunion to happen, but when they are all senior citizens .

While talking to E! Online, the 45-year-old actress joked that it would be more interesting to put them "up there when they are really really old, for then there would be more questions about what happened in their lives.

Aniston, whose recent performance in 'Cake' is much appreciated, added that she felt special to be a part of the show as it was so loved and that it was the greatest time in her life. (ANI)

Universe is a 'complexity machine'

UniverseWashington, Jan 26 : Researchers have recently revealed that the universe is a kind of "complexity machine."

Recent developments in science are beginning to suggest that the universe naturally produces complexity. The emergence of life in general and perhaps even rational life, with its associated technological culture, may be extremely common, argues Clemson researcher Kelly Smith.

It was also suggested that this universal tendency has distinctly religious overtones and may even establish a truly universal basis for morality.

Greenland ice may melt faster due to increase in temperature

Greenland iceWashington, Jan 26 : A new study has shed light on Greenland Ice demonstrating that the more temperatures increase, the faster the ice will melt.

The model experiments conducted by Penn State geoscientists suggested that if all the ice in the Greenland Ice Sheet melts, global sea level would rise by about 24 feet.

Patrick Applegate, research associate, Penn State's Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, said that although lots of people have thought about sea level rise from the ice sheets, they don't really know how fast that will happen.

Chewing gum can remove millions of oral bacteria

London - Just 10 minutes of chewing gum can remove 100 million bacteria from your mouth, according to a new study which suggests chewing gum may be as good as flossing.

Researchers at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands found that chewing gum can trap and remove bacteria from the oral cavity.

In the study, five biomedical engineering students were recruited to chew two different standard types of spearmint gum for various lengths of time ranging from 30 seconds to 10 minutes.

Afterward, the gum was spit into a cup filled with sterile water to be analysed, 'Medical Daily' reported.

RBI may ease rates further: Chief Economic Advisor

RBIDavos: Lauding RBI's role in helping bring down inflation, Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian said the central bank may further ease the interest rates as improvement on price front has opened the space for monetary easing.

"The way I view is that RBI has a mandate to bring down inflation and keep it low and given the inflation has been coming down, that opened up the space for monetary policy easing and RBI has begun that," said Subramanian, who was here to attend the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.

FIIs inflow reaches Rs 21,000 crore so far in January

New Delhi - Overseas investors have pumped in a staggering over Rs 21,000 crore in Indian capital markets since the beginning of the month owing to easing inflation and rate cut by Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) have bought shares worth Rs 5,992 crore (USD 977 million) till January 23, while bought debt worth 15,336 crore (USD 2.5 billion) taking the total investment to Rs 21,328 crore (USD 3.45 billion), latest data with Central Depository Services Ltd (CDSL) showed.

Top 8 Sensex companies add Rs 62,074.5 cr in m-cap; Infosys, CIL shine

New Delhi - The combined market valuation of top eight Sensex companies surged by Rs 62,074.5 crore in the week gone by, with Infosys, Coal India and HDFC Bank emerging as the star performers.

Except TCS and ITC, rest of the eight companies, including ONGC, RIL, SBI, ICICI Bank and HUL saw a rise in their market capitalisation (m-cap).

The market valuation of Infosys zoomed by Rs 11,473.24 crore to Rs 2,54,277.52 crore.

CIL's value soared by Rs 10,106.18 crore to Rs 2,48,801.59 crore and HDFC Bank added Rs 10,008.07 crore to Rs 2,52,111.44 crore.

Meet the world's first `emotional robot` designed to serve people with dementia

Meet the world's first `emotional robot` designed to serve people with dementiaWellington, Jan. 26 - A new robot has recently been developed that help take care of people with dementia by recognizing their emotions.

At Nishi-Koigakubo Ninjin Home, a special elderly nursing home in western Tokyo, elderly dementia patients recently spent time with Pepper, a humanoid robot with artificial intelligence being developed by SoftBank Mobile, Stuff.co.nz reported.

Said to be the world's first robot designed to serve people by recognizing their emotions, Pepper is set to retail for 198,000 yen on the consumer market in February.

Murray feels physically stronger than last year post advancing to Oz Open quarters

Andy MurrayLondon, Jan 26 - Britain number one Andy Murray admitted that he felt much stronger physically than last year in the fourth-round tie against Bulgarian opponent Grigor Dimitrov.

Sixth seeded Murray, who trounced Dimitrov 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 7-5 in a pulsating thriller, cruised into the quarterfinal round of Australian Open .

Murray, who is eyeing his third major, said that he felt physically better than the last year for a match that went three and a half hours, the BBC reported.

'Overwhelmed' Badal says Padma award for all Punjabis

Parkash Singh BadalChandigarh : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said he was "overwhelmed with feelings of boundless humility" at being chosen for this year's Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian honour of the country.

The chief minster dedicated the award to "millions of humble and hardworking people toiling in farms, shops, offices and homes in villages and cities to make India a better place to live in."

Calling this an honour bestowed on the people of Punjab, Badal said, "This is an honour bestowed on the proud and patriotic people of Punjab who have always braved heavy odds to remain sword arm and the breadwinners for their fellow countrymen."

PM Modi extends greetings on Republic Day

Narendra ModiNew Delhi, Jan. 26 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended greetings to everybody on the occasion of Republic Day.

The Prime Minister took to twitter to greet the nation.

"Greetings to everyone on Republic Day," he posted, also tweeting the message in Hindi.

January 26, 2015, marks 66th Republic Day of the nation. (ANI)

'Excited' 4 months pregnant Jennifer Love Hewitt is 'doing great'

Jennifer Love HewittWashington, Jan 25 : Jennifer Love Hewitt, who is expecting her second child with hubby Brian Hallisay, is almost four months pregnant and doing great, it has been revealed.

A source said that the 35-year-old actress and Hallisay are loving being a family and are excited about expanding, E! Online reported.

The insider added that Hewitt knows having two children under two is going to be a lot of work, but she loves the idea of having her kids be close in age and being a mom is the most important thing to her and she's thrilled about being pregnant again.

Rolls Royce sues MC Royce Rizzy for using similar name

Rolls RoyceWashington, Jan 25 High-end car company Rolls Royce has filed a lawsuit against a MC named Royce Rizzy as the rapper's name sounds similar to their car company.

According to the lawsuit , the legendary car company said that Rizzy advertises and sells "Team Rolls Royce" shirts on his website and they want him to stop at the earliest, TMZ.com reported.

The luxury car brand has claimed that they've sent the rapper multiple cease and desist letters to no avail and since he's continued to wear the shirts in pics on social media they've been forced to file suit.

Sun Pharma chief expects Ranbaxy deal to be closed by mid-Feb

Sun PharmaHyderabad: Drug major Sun Pharma's top executive Dilip S Shanghvi expects the USD 4-billion Ranbaxy deal to be concluded by middle of next month while stating that the key challenge before the combined entity would be to rebuild the confidence of health regulators.

"I think Punjab and Haryana High Court will hear the issue of merger on February 2. Once we get the approval (from the court), then it will take a few more days. We need to meet certain company laws. So, hopefully by middle of February we should be able to close the deal," Sun Pharma Managing Director Dilip S Shanghvi told reporters here.

Patrick Stewart praises Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer LawrenceLos Angeles: 'X-Men' star Patrick Stewart has said that he would like to work with Jennifer Lawrence in the future.

During a Facebook Q&A session, the 74-year-old actor described the 'Hunger Games' star as "quite good-looking", reported Entertainment Weekly.

"I'd like to collaborate with Jennifer Lawrence. I think she's brilliant, with a great sense of humour, and quite good looking," Stewart said about the 24-year-old actress.

Stewart was also asked if he would ever consider working with Ian McKellen on a "buddy comedy".

"Absolutely. It's a brilliant idea. Will you write the script for us please? Which of course will have to have approval," he said.

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