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India rubber meet 2020 to be held at Mamallapuram in February

The Rubber Board and the stakeholder associations in rubber and related sectors are jointly organising India Rubber Meet 2020 (IRM 2020), the fifth edition in the series, at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu on 28 and 29 February 2020. The theme of IRM 2020 is ‘Rubber resurgence through innovation’. There will be talks by internationally renowned speakers and panel discussions.

10 best music, crafts, literature and film festivals to attend in 2020

Does the rest of the year hang heavy? As you wait for 2020 to begin, you can head to any of these 10 music, crafts, literature and film festivals — from Kohima to Goa to Pune.Where: Alsisar Mahal, RajasthanWhen: December 13-15Why you should go: It is a festival of contemporary music best known for showcasing underground and experimental music. This year’s lineup includes DJs Deena Abdelwahed and Daniel Avery. Plus you get to stay in a tent, or palace, depending on your budget.Tickets: Rs 13,350* onwards (*Lowest price available)

CDPQ to buy IDFC PE’s road assets for Rs 2,400 crore

The asking price for the portfolio, consisting of seven road assets covering 472 km & having consolidated revenues of Rs 620 crore a year, was Rs 3,000 crore which was negotiated by the Canadian pension fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.

5 tricks from the white collar criminal’s cheat sheet

A look at the Desi White Collar Criminal Club's cheat sheet, all based on real people and incidents.

Indian hospitality procurement industry set for big growth

The hospitality industry has witnessed a spurt in the growth with the entry of domestic and international players with world class projects in the last two decades, according to Nitin Shanker Nagrale, founder of HPMF.

GeoPost in talks to pick up 20-25% more in DTDC

The French govt-backed logistics firm already owns 42% stake in DTDC.

WestBridge Capital and Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies in research centre tie-up

The two will engage with policy leaders on issues such as climate change and look at using the research grant to offer sustainable business opportunities for local communities.

5 timepieces that carry a piece of history

A startup in India is planning to launch watches made using parts of a fighter jet.A look at some timepieces that carry a piece of history.MACH 1 (MIG-21): Bangalore Watch Company will launch 21 pieces of mechanical watches that will have parts made from the fuselage of a decommissioned MIG-21, the first supersonic fighter jet of the Indian Air Force. The MACH 1 collection will cost Rs 48,930-52,430, according to the company’s website.

View: How we are motivated by Kama and propelled by Yama

One motivates us with desires and aspirations, while the other propels us to uphold our obligations and responsibilities.

Playing cards to win whimsical Lakshmi

The whole idea of Lakshmi being whimsical and continuously moving is a reminder that money has value only when it is circulated.

A look at the global fight over fake food

A look at the global fight over fake food

In 1999, a compromise was reached with certain vegetable fats being allowed and Cadbury rebranding its flagship Dairy Milk brand as a ‘family milk bar’

German company holds parley to set up centre of excellence in Himachal Pradesh

This company had shown keen interest to invest in Himachal Pradesh during the visit of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur to Germany.

Helmet maker Steelbird offers to set up plant in Jammu & Kashmir

Helmet maker Steelbird offers to set up plant in Jammu & Kashmir

This will help the Kashmir Valley kickstart a new industrial revolution and employment for the citizens, said Steelbird in a statement welcoming the government's move.

Man vs machine: How AI is taking over human bastions of complex strategy games

Man vs machine: How AI is taking over human bastions of complex strategy games

Dota 2: Multiplayer online battle arena game with more than 100 unique characters.AI champion: OpenAI FiveBots play 180 years’ worth of gameplay against itself every day; defeat OG, the champion team.Starcraft II: Science-fiction real-time strategy game – one of the most complex ever.AI champion: AlphaStar (Deepmind)Uses deep neural network trained on raw game data; beats world’s strongest player Grzegorz “MaNa” Komincz.

Kerala man abandons pet dog, leaves bizarre note attached to collar

Kerala man abandons pet dog, leaves bizarre note attached to collar

A dog was found abandoned by its owner in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram for having an "illicit relationship" with a dog next door.

JNU security guard cracks university’s entrance exam

JNU security guard cracks university’s entrance exam

A security guard at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is all set to study at the college after he cracked an entrance exam of the prestigious university. Ramjal Meena, who is securing the fences of JNU since 2014, has cleared the entrance examination for the admission into BA Russian (Hons). “I come from a village in Rajasthan. I was a bright student but I couldn't continue my education due to financial constraints. Later, I completed my graduation through distance education & now I am pursuing my post-graduation. As I started working here in JNU from 2014 I got the inspiration to study more, it was then I decided to continue my education,” Meena told ANI about his struggles and passion to complete his education.

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