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When big pharma spends, research isn't No.1

Published on 21-Jul-2017
About 18 drug companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 index spent a combined $516 billion on buybacks and dividends. This exceeded by 11% their R&D spending of $465 billion during these years. But there are plenty of downsides.

Under fire for skyrocketing drug prices, pharmaceutical companies often offer this response...

GM mustard: towards food security?

Published on 21-Jul-2017

On May 11, 2017, India's regulator for transgenic products, the Genetic Engineering...

Reimagining CSR - spending vs making a difference

Published on 21-Jul-2017

Long before the advent of government regulations, many organisations had their own...

Chat support roles: a new age career

Published on 19-Jul-2017

We are all the inhabitants of the 'always connected, always on' digital world where instant...

US-Iran N deal under cloud

Published on 19-Jul-2017
President Donald Trump with Vice President Mike Pence. Less than 12 hours after Trump reluctantly agreed that Iran has been honouring the nuclear pact, the administration announced new Iran-related sanctions intended to show its toughened stance. NYT File

Mohammad Javad Zarif, the foreign minister of Iran, charged on Tuesday that...

Ransomware: what precautions we need to take

Published on 19-Jul-2017

On May 12, a global cyber-attack of immense proportions befell tens of thousands of computers...

TPP, without US, is back in talks

Published on 18-Jul-2017
US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan at the G20 summit. Japan's effort to salvage the Trans-Pacific Partnership reflects a recognition that countries that previously counted on US leadership will have to forge ahead on their own. NYT File Photo

When President Donald Trump pulled out of his predecessor's signature trade deal on his...

One-way inter-city cabs zooming in

Published on 18-Jul-2017

In India, the transportation industry has transformed over the years in terms of infrastructure...

GST and its impact on employer, employee

Published on 18-Jul-2017

A specific exemption was notified under service tax for services rendered by an employee...

Pushing coding into classrooms

Published on 17-Jul-2017
Barack Obama and co-founder of Code.org Hadi Partovi (behindObama) with a group of middle-schoolers for an Hour of Code event in 2014. Code.org's influence raises the question whether Silicon Valley is swaying public schools to serve its own interests. NYT

At a recent White House gathering of tech titans, Tim Cook, the chief executive of Apple...

Photo Gallery
BJP supporters celebrate the early lead of NDA presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind in Patna on...

BJP supporters celebrate the early lead of NDA presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind in Patna on...

Tamil farmers hit their heads with footwears during their protest for loan waiver and...

Tamil farmers hit their heads with footwears during their protest for loan waiver and...

Destitute and elderly survivors of Bhopal Gas Tragedy protest in front of the state assembly...

Destitute and elderly survivors of Bhopal Gas Tragedy protest in front of the state assembly...

Members of Human Rights Defence shout slogans against the Karnataka government over the transfer...

Members of Human Rights Defence shout slogans against the Karnataka government over the transfer...

People protest during the 'Shimla Bandh' and demand justice for teenage school girl who was raped...

People protest during the 'Shimla Bandh' and demand justice for teenage school girl who was raped...

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson shakes hands with a humanoid robot Wabian2 at Research...

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson shakes hands with a humanoid robot Wabian2 at Research...

Fire fighters try to break the glasses of an office building which caught fire in Kolkata on...

Fire fighters try to break the glasses of an office building which caught fire in Kolkata on...

An artisan works inside a workshop making idols of Hindu elephant god Ganesh, the deity of...

An artisan works inside a workshop making idols of Hindu elephant god Ganesh, the deity of...

A Kanwaria or devotee of Hindu god Shiva shelters from the rain in front of a poster of Lord...

A Kanwaria or devotee of Hindu god Shiva shelters from the rain in front of a poster of Lord...

Vijay, the famous White Tiger of Delhi zoo, at its enclosure in New Delhi on Thursday. The zoo...

Vijay, the famous White Tiger of Delhi zoo, at its enclosure in New Delhi on Thursday. The zoo...

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