COAI rued that revenue continues to remain under pressure for the industry saddled with high debt, and for most players the earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization or EBITDA generated "is not enough to meet the interest expenses"."The definition of adjusted gross revenue (AGR) should be reviewed to include revenue from licensed activities only ... Telecom Department should adopt the recommendations given by the regulator on the issue of determination of AGR," Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) Director General Rajan S Mathews told reporters here.
The United States Department of Agriculture announced on Tuesday it will discontinue a research program that involved killing thousands of cats. The agency has been under pressure to put an end to the program. USDA photo obtained through a FOIA request White Coat Waste Project hide caption
Facing immense pressure from the LGBTQ civil rights advocacy groups, Google has removed a controversial app that advocated for gay conversion therapy.
General elections are often a prompt for Indian prime ministers to take strategic big bang" decisions that they put off making during most of their time in office. Atal Bihari Vajpayee could have followed up the 1998 series of nuclear tests by ordering the launch of an inter continental ballistic missile (ICBM), the design of which the Advanced Systems Laboratory, Hyderabad, had on its shelf for several years previously and was itching to test. It could have won the Bharatiya Janata Party a second term. Manmohan Singh could have derailed Narendra Modi s ambitions in 2014 had he mustered the gumption to resume thermonuclear testing on the reasonable ground that the fusion device tested in the Shakti series of tests under a BJP dispensation had fizzled. Modi likely approved the testing of the anti satellite (A SAT) weapon, a capability former chiefs of the Defence Research and Development Organisation maintain was in suspended animation for almost a decade, as insurance against his re election prospects trended in the wrong direction. Besides, it doesn t hurt to blow up a satellite in space with a direct missile hit to follow up on the Balakot air strike as a way to burnish the Prime Minister s tough guy image. But mark this: In each case, the decision was made or not made for extraneous reasons, and not to strategically advantage the country.But a test is a test is a test, and deciding to green signal it is the easy part. The more difficult thing to do, and where Indian prime ministers have tripped up, is to sustain the momentum of such tests test firings and similar seminal developments in the indigenous science and technology sphere, and then convert technology demonstration into military prowess. So, Jawaharlal Nehru, progenitor of the dual use nuclear energy programme, suddenly got cold feet when it came to testing a nuclear device and weaponizing once the plutonium reprocessing unit in Trombay went on stream and began producing bomb grade fissile material in 1964. Indira Gandhi approved the first nuclear test in 1974, and then, by barring further testing, brought the weapons programme to a shuddering halt, consigning India to strategic limbo for some 25 years. Not to be outdone, Vajpayee, despite knowing that the thermonuclear device tested in 1998 was a dud, announced a moratorium on underground testing. The reason in each case was the same strong external pressure, which is just another way of saying these prime ministers lacked the iron will to put national interest ahead of whatever puny rewards the external powers offered India for ceasing and desisting and otherwise remaining a subservient state. The question is, will Modi use the A SAT success to obtain for India comprehensively capable and deployable anti satellite missile forces able to take out enemy low earth orbit (LEO) satellites providing tactical military information and high earth orbit (HEO) satellites affording wide area strategic coverage, including spotting Indian missile launches?
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Researchers at Harvard University have designed the first rubber computer that relies exclusively on soft logic. In one of the experiments, this unusual computer was used to program a soft robot that dived and surfaced inside a transparent water tank depending on the pressure it sensed. The whole setup contains no hard or electronic parts.
The Father of the Nation's health records released by Indian Council of Medical Research on Monday in a special issue of its journal demonstrate how he suffered from high blood pressure through the better part of his life. In addition, he was grossly under nourished with a body weight of 46 kg and a body mass index of 17.1.In March and April of 1939 when the Congress party was virtually split into two camps led by Gandhi and Bose, Mahatma's blood pressure varied from 170 110 (March 4) and 180 110 (March 5) to 160 100 (April 30).
British Prime Minister Theresa May is reportedly facing pressure from within her Conservative Party to quit over her handling of the Brexit process. Here she attends a church service on Sunday in Aylesbury, England. Jack Taylor Getty Images hide caption
In the past, there have been therapies that were available to treat some forms of liver disease, including hepatitis C and autoimmune hepatitis. But the options were limited to treating portal hypertension, a condition where there was an increase in pressure within the portal vein that carried blood from abdominal organs to the liver. Portal hypertension was found to be linked with cirrhosis and other chronic liver diseases.Results from the study showed that the drug sivelestat had the ability to effectively lower portal hypertension which eventually improved the symptoms and outcomes for those patients. The study results were obtained from mouse models but have since been confirmed in liver samples from humans.
In an interview with Variety, Kit Harington, the actor behind the iconic Lord Commander, explained the pressure he felt when his character was killed off in the show;s fifth season. ;When you become the cliffhanger of a TV show, and a TV show probably at the height of its power, the focus on you is f mdash;ing terrifying, ” he said.Public interest in Jon Snow 's death was piqued to the point of no return. Variety reports that Obama himself couldn 't help but ask: Would Jon Snow come back to life? The President asked the question to then CEO of of HBO, Richard Plepler, during a state dinner. But just like the rest of the nation 's viewers, the President would have to wait until the next season to find out. "Mr. President, even your security clearance isn 't high enough to give you the answer to that, ” Plepler said.
A group of diseases that prevents your body from effectively use blood glucose is called diabetes mellitus. You suffer from this condition when either your body becomes insulin resistant or it stops making insulin. Diabetes mellitus is characterised by high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. If you are suffering from this condition, symptoms including increased thirst, frequent urination, unexplained weight loss, extreme hunger, fatigue, irritability, blurred vision, slow healing sores, and frequent infection will persist. To keep this condition at bay, you must know its possible risk factors that include obesity, inactivity, age, high blood pressure, and family history. Doctors in the field recommend various medicines to manage the symptoms of diabetes mellitus however, you can rely on some home remedies too. Read on to know about them.Bitter gourd:It is loaded with a biochemical called polypeptide P, which helps in reducing blood sugar.
The film should get Election Commission (EC) approval for the release, Censor Board is citing this reason to give clearance. But the job of Censor Board is to clear or suggest cuts for the objectionable content, it should not worry whether the producer gets EC s approval or not.CBFC is assuming the jurisdiction of Election Commission which is not vested in it and is withholding certification of #LakshmisNTR and constitutionally it cannot partake the role of Election Commission, RGV posted on Twitter. Censor board is illegally acting on outside pressure and that s why we are filing a case in court.
Photo for illustrative purposes Image Credit: Pexels Also in this package Organ recipients share home truths on World Kidney Day Islamabad: Health experts on Wednesday claimed that Pakistan ranks eight in the list of countries with a high rate of kidney diseases, with 17 million people suffering from such diseases.According to them, chronic kidney disease (CKD) is rapidly growing in Pakistan due to late diagnosis, kidney stone disease and increasing number of patients suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure.
While its immediate neighbors on the higher side, Bitcoin (BTC), and on the lower side XRP are recording marginal drops of less than 1%, ETH is down by a little over 2% at the time of press.For the last couple of days, ETH has been trading in a tight range between $138 and $133. If the asset continues to drop in value, the bears could manage to drag prices below $133 which will put holders under pressure of selling. This could further see a sell off pulling prices to the $130 price range.
Donald Trump sanctuary city idea could help migrants stay in US Cuban president calls for strengthened defenses, economy in response to Trump threats House chairman says Treasury s concerns over Donald Trump s tax returns lack merit FILE President Donald Trump receives a briefing about border security at the Rio Grande in McAllen, Texas, Jan. 10, 2019. Trump will ask Congress on March 11 for .6 billion in additional funding to build a wall along the United States border with Mexico. (Doug Mills The New York Times) Written by Peter Baker and Jim TankersleyPresident Donald Trump, undaunted by perhaps the most bruising legislative defeat of his tenure, plans to kick off a fresh effort Monday to pressure Congress to pay for a wall along the southwestern border, most likely setting up another showdown with Democrats who have vowed to block his signature project.
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