The head of Russian Helicopters said on Sunday that India was delaying the signing of a firm agreement for purchasing 140 helicopters despite providing all information.Chief Executive Andrey Boginsky also said it would benefit India if the planned order for over 100 rotorcraft for the Indian Navy could be combined with the 140 India is looking to buy for the Army.Russian Helicopters is owned by state-owned Russian conglomerate Rostec.Close India and Russia signed a deal in 2015 under Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' programme for the supply of 140 KA 226T helicopters with Russia to deliver 60 and the remaining to be assembled and manufactured in India. related news Signature Global to invest Rs 400 cr in 2 affordable housing projects in Gurugram Shiv Sena MPs being allotted seats on opposition side in LS, RS: Pralhad Joshi Anti-pollution drive: Industries, farmers fined over Rs 2 lakh in UP The two countries also have held preliminary talks for the … [Read more...] about Russia says India delaying signing helicopters deal – executive
Sign of alien life
Q: Dear Dan: The Snuggie is everywhere. WTF?– Shruggie advertisement advertisement Dear Shruggie, if you think you’re bewildered about the Snuggie, consider the Chinese people who make a living producing them. (“I make blanket-ponchos for Americans who are too lazy to put on a sweater.”) By the way, did you see the new Snuggie designs unveiled at Fashion Week? Zebra, leopard, tie-dye, camouflage, etc. (“I make blanket-ponchos for Americans who want to look like a zebra.”) There’s even a Snuggie Pub Crawl, which seems like the best idea of the bunch. Here’s a theory you didn’t ask for: Infomercials are great at presenting unexpected solutions to unarticulated needs. You’ve probably had a Snuggiesque experience–lying on the couch and reading a book on a cold day, and you wrap a blanket around you, but it gets frustrating because you can’t hold the book AND keep your shoulders bundled up at the same time. … [Read more...] about The Snuggie Is Everywhere. WTF?
In our culture, there’s this idea that enduring a tragedy can be good for your personal growth. You’ll have a newfound appreciation for life. You’ll be grateful for your friends and family. You’ll learn from the experience. You’ll become more resilient. advertisement advertisement This theme appears in media coverage, time and again, in the wake of natural disasters and terrorist attacks. But what does the science say? Is there actually value in pain and suffering? Was philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche onto something when he said, “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger”? A powerful narrative As psychologists, we’ve been studying this question for the better part of the last decade. We’re not the first to grapple with these questions. Psychologists Richard Tedeschi and Lawrence Calhoun have written about how, after experiencing loss or trauma, people reported feeling a greater appreciation for life, closer to their … [Read more...] about Can everyone bounce back from adversity?
England's new 100-ball cricket format could fashion a revolution in the sport similar to the Twenty20 form, feels former India batsman Yuvraj Singh. The success of T20 has led to the introduction of several other formats including T10. Asked about the evolution of cricket, the the two-time World Cup winner said The Hundred seemed like an exciting prospect."The new 100 ball format will be an exciting one. That could be close to a revolution like T20," said Yuvraj.The Hundred, starting in 2020, is a new tournament in England that aims to break away from the traditional county system.Close The teams will bat for 100 balls each with overs, normally consisting of six deliveries, lasting for 10 balls with bowlers either bowling five or 10 balls consecutively. related news India vs Bangladesh Test series: Kohli and co. stay in Indore for nets under lights Let's see how Prithvi shapes up post suspension: Rathour on batsman's reintegration The 37-year-old, who competed at the Global … [Read more...] about ‘The Hundred’ can cause a revolution like T20, feels Yuvraj
Sri Lanka's ruling party candidate Sajith Premadasa on Sunday conceded the presidential poll to main opposition leader and former wartime defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa who is all set to lead the country for the next five years, months after the Easter Sunday bombings that raised security challenges.Premadasa, 52, also stepped down as the Deputy Leader of the United National Party (UNP) with immediate effect."It is my privilege to honour the people's decision and congratulate Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa on his election," said Premadasa, the ruling United National Party (UNP) candidate.Close "I am grateful our citizens who voted for me. I am humbled that you placed your faith in me. Your support has been a fountain of strength throughout my political career," he said on Twitter. related news Sri Lanka to elect new president on November 16 PVR makes foray into Sri Lanka, opens 9-screen multiplex Politics | China’s foreign policy outreach in India’s neighbourhood … [Read more...] about Premadasa concedes Sri Lanka presidential poll to Rajapaksa