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Hillary Clinton rocking fashion with democracy

Hillary Clinton rocking fashion with democracy

New York, Sept 2 - Along with being in the race of top Presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton is now taking over the fashion industry as well, as she is the new much talked about diva in the industry.

Though in the past, the 67-year-old Presidential candidate has been vilified for her pantsuits, now the industry is throwing out its spindly arms towards her, reports Nymag. com.

According to sources, Clinton is excelling in her fashion skills as not only she has the best campaign swag but is also supported by Wintour, Donna Karan and Tory Burch.

Further, it is also being rumoured that the Presidential candidate will soon star on the cover of Vouge magazine as she was seen mingling with Valentino and Ralph Lauren at a DVF event in July. (ANI)


US extends anti-dumping duty on Indian preserved mushrooms for five years

US extends anti-dumping duty on Indian preserved mushrooms for five years

Washington/New Delhi, Aug. 31 - The United States has extended the anti-dumping duty on Indian preserved mushrooms for another five years.

The US International Trade Commission has extended the restrictive duty on this item, and according to reports, this is likely to impact domestic exporters as the US is a major export destination for India.

In 2014-15, India exported mushrooms worth 16.08 million dollars and during April-May this fiscal the exports aggregated at 1.63 million dollars.

Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir are the major states that produce this item.

Indian mushrooms are exported to the U. S., UAE, Russia and Israel. (ANI)


Are luxury fashion brands going through their biggest turmoil?

Are luxury fashion brands going through their biggest turmoil?

New York, Aug. 28 - Seems like turmoil is heading towards the luxury brands globally as these big players of the fashion industry are getting hit by protests and low stock prices.

Tabloid media revealed that a member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recently protested in front a Burberry's boutique by standing on fur and covering herself with artificial blood, the Business Insider reported.

Another problem, which is making its way towards the fashion industry is the steeping stock prices of major brands across the globe.


Despite skepticism, US confident it can monitor Iran deal

Despite skepticism, US confident it can monitor Iran deal

Washington : Iran's intelligence agencies have penetrated CIA front companies, executed Western agents and captured a sophisticated US drone.

So why should anyone believe American intelligence officials when they express confidence that they can monitor Iran's compliance with the just-completed nuclear agreement?

The main reason, according to a classified joint intelligence assessment presented to Congress, is that the deal requires Iran to provide an unprecedented volume of information about nearly every aspect of its existing nuclear program, which Iran insists is peaceful.

That data will make checking on compliance easier, officials say, because it will shrink Iran's capacity to hide a covert weapons program.


UK committed to supporting India's growth ambitions and invest in 'Make in India'

UK committed to supporting India's growth ambitions and invest in 'Make in India

Washington/Mumbai, Aug.6 - A senior British diplomat posted in Mumbai, India, has said that the David Cameron-led Conservative Party Government is committed to supporting India's growth ambitions, and in helping to bring capital from around the world to invest in the 'Make in India' scheme introduced and promoted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Mr. Kumar Iyer, Britain's Deputy High Commissioner in Mumbai and Director General UK Trade and Investment, praising India for supporting the first international green bond for climate friendly investment to float in the India market, said, "This bond is the latest in a series Rupee denominated issuances pioneered in London and in which London is leading the way."


US regulators slap record USD 105 million fine on Fiat Chrysler

US regulators slap record USD 105 million fine on Fiat Chrysler

Washington, July 27 - Regulators in the United States have imposed a record fine of USD 105 million on Fiat Chrysler over recall failures.

Reports quoted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as saying that Fiat Chrysler will also offer to buy back as many as 1.5 million vehicles, and that an independent monitor will audit the US-Italian company's recall performance for three years.

The firm had earlier announced another recall over software faults in one of its models.

The USD 105 million fine overtakes the NHTSA's previous fine record of USD 70 million on Japanese car maker Honda in January this year.


Amazon shares close 9.8 percent higher on surprise quarterly profit

Amazon shares close 9.8 percent higher on surprise quarterly profit

Washington, July 25 - Online giant Amazon's shares have closed 9.8 percent higher after it posted an unexpected profit on Thursday.

A BBC report said that Amazon reported a USD 92 million profit for the three months to June 30, surprising investors who had expected another loss. Sales rose by 20 percent to almost USD 23.2 billion.

The company's stock has also risen by 78 percent since the start of the year.

Amazon has not often reported a profit and last did so for the fourth quarter of 2014. (ANI)


WTO to cut tariffs on IT products worth over a trillion dollars

WTO to cut tariffs on IT products worth over a trillion dollars

Washington, July 25 - The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has agreed to cut tariffs on IT products worth over a trillion dollars.

In a statement, it said the tariff cuts would take place over a period of three years on products ranging from GPS systems to touch screens.

The WTO further stated said that the agreement is a landmark one, as the deal covers more than 200 products worth 1.3 trillion US Dollar in annual global trade.

This is larger than global trade in automotive products or trade in textiles, clothing, iron and steel combined.

The WTO said that though only 54 member-states took part in the talks but all 161 nations that make up the organisation can benefit from its terms. (ANI)


Xiaomi launches a 4K smart TV and smart water purifier

Xiaomi launches a 4K smart TV and smart water purifier

Washington, July 17 : Xiaomi has launched a new version of its smart TV and a smart water purifier.

According to the Techcrunch.com, Xiaomi's Mi TV 2S is a 48-inch TV set that is 9.9mm thin. It comes with a Samsung UHD display with support for 4k, a quad-core 1.4GHz processor powering the set and the usual array of HDMI, USB, Bluetooth, etc.

Xiaomi has also added a subwoofer and a Dolby-powered soundbar.

The Mi TV 2S is priced at USD 483 and USD 644 for a 'Theatre Edition' which includes a sound system.


Xolo launches Black smartphone for Rs 12,999 on Flipkart

Xolo launches Black smartphone for Rs 12,999 on Flipkart

Washington, July 10 : Xolo has launched its Black smartphone for the customers on the Flipkart from July 13.

According to the in.techradar.com, Black comes with a 5.5 inch Full HD 1080p display powered by Snapdragon 615 octa-core CPU and 2GB RAM. It offers 16GB ROM which further expandable up to 32GB via microSD slot. The smartphone comes with 4G LTE support

In addition, Black is using Hive Atlas. Black has dual-cameras at the back with one of them being a 13MP and other is 2MP quality and then there is the customary 5MP front snapper for selfies.

Also, Black comes with a 3200mAh battery.

Black smartphone will be available for Rs 12,999. (ANI)


Diamond prices decline in June: Rapaport Study

Diamond prices decline in June: Rapaport Study

New York, July 9 - Diamond prices continued to soften in the month June with many categories trading at deep discounts to the Rapaport Price List.

Markets were relatively quiet as U. S. demand after the JCK Las Vegas show was weaker than in previous years, and Far East demand remains cautious. Diamond manufacturers are under pressure and continue to lose money on their rough supply.

The RapNet Diamond Index (RAPIa,¢) for 1-carat laboratory-graded diamonds fell 0.9 percent during June. RAPI for 0.30-carat diamonds declined 2.5 percent and RAPI for 0.50-carat diamonds dropped 2.6 percent. RAPI for 3- carat diamonds decreased 1.7 percent.

RAPI for 1-carat diamonds fell 1.6 percent during the second quarter of 2015 and on July 1, 2015 was down 15.3 percent from a year earlier.


32 GB variant of Google Nexus 6 available for Rs. 29,999 on Flipkart

32 GB variant of Google Nexus 6 available for Rs. 29,999 on Flipkart

Washington, July 3 : The 32 GB variant of Google Nexus 6 is available on Flipkart for as low as Rs 29,999.

According to the in.techradar.com, even if one does not want to avail the exchange offer, then also Flipkart is retailing Google Nexus 6 (32GB) at a price of Rs. 34,999. Also, the users can take home the 64GB variant for Rs. 39,999 without exchange offer and for Rs 34,999 under exchange offer.

Google Nexus 6 was released in the Indian markets last year and was launched at a price of Rs 44,000 for the 32GB, while the 64GB variant was available for Rs. 49,000.

The Google Nexus 6 comes with a 5.96-inch QHD AMOLED display. It is powered by a 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor along with 3GB of RAM. The storage is non expandable.


'Diverse' Twitter has mere 49 African Americans employees out of 2,910

'Diverse' Twitter has mere 49 African Americans employees out of 2,910

Washington DC, 2 July : Companies like Twitter though claim to pledge diversity, have only a mere number of African Americans employees, and exploit the large base of minority users for ad revenue, claimed Rev Jesse Jackson.

President of the Rainbow/Push Coalition, who has campaigned for tech companies to be more transparent about their lack of minority employees, told the Guardian that black people were "becoming intolerant" of Facebook and other Silicon Valley companies' lack of progress in making their offices more diverse.

Twitter's vice-president of diversity and inclusion, Janet Van Huysse, had made promises to "build a Twitter we can be proud of" last year, saying that they were committed to make inclusiveness a cornerstone of their culture.


Uber acquires assets of Microsoft Bing's Mapping tech

Uber acquires assets of Microsoft Bing's Mapping tech

Washington, June 30 : Uber has announced that it is acquiring assets from Microsoft Bing, including around 100 data-collection engineers focused on the Bings's image collection activities.

According to the Techcrunch. com, both companies confirmed the transaction but neither named the terms of the agreement. Also, both firms declined to elaborate on what the assets are.

Uber said that it is excited about the talent and technology that this acquisition brings. Microsoft said that it has taken many actions to focus the company's efforts around their core business strategy in the last year.

This transaction highlights Uber's increasing efforts to build its own mapping service. (ANI)


Greece tourism takes a hit amidst fears of possible 'Grexit'

Greece tourism takes a hit amidst fears of possible 'Grexit'

Washington, D. C., June 30 - Greece's tourism industry has taken a hit as uncertainly looms large over the country's future in the eurozone.

Chris Wright, the manager director of British travel agency Sunvil Group, said that there was no doubt that bookings had slowed down the last few days. He added that bookings were being made but not at the rate as one would expect at this time of the year, reported the CNN.

Euromonitor International has predicted a modest international arrival growth of three percent in 2015 as opposed to a record 23 percent boost last year.

Angelo Rossini, a travel analyst at Euromonitor said liquidity was a major threat that was deterring tourists in Greece.


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