India’s holdings of American govt securities touch $135.7 billion, highest in a year

India’s holdings of American govt securities touch $135.7 billion, highest in a year

India has sharply increased its exposure to US government securities with holdings worth USD 135.7 billion at the end of July, official data showed. Neighbouring China continued to top the charts with holding to the tune of USD 1.166 trillion, followed by Japan with exposure worth USD 1.113 trillion. In recent months, India has increased its purchase of American government securities and the country is the third largest holder among the BRICS group after China and Brazil (USD 271.9 billion). At the end of July, Russia held securities worth USD…

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Chikungunya cases in Mumbai touch 5-year high

Chikungunya cases in Mumbai touch 5-year high

It’s Just Tip of Iceberg, Say Doctors. The incidence of chikungunyain Mumbai has touched a five-year high this year with 60 confirmed cases being reported so far. The disease situation though is remarkably better than Pune that has reported nearly 2,500 cases. The first few cases of the `breakbone fever’ were reported in October followed by a steady stream of patients through November and December. From not reporting a single case last year, the positive cases jumped to 60 in just a span of three months this year. In 2012,…

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Dengue Deaths Touch 100 in Lucknow, More People Test Positive

Dengue Deaths Touch 100 in Lucknow, More People Test Positive

The death toll from dengue has crossed the 100 mark here and still the vector borne disease shows no signs of relenting in Uttar Pradesh. In the past two days, more than 150 patients have tested positive for dengue and the humid weather continues to add to the spread of the disease. Health Department officials while refusing to admit the high toll, said the situation was “serious and worrisome”. The number of dengue patients here touched 1,356, including a large number of children and aged people. After a literal epidemic…

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Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Tipped to Sport Snapdragon 823 SoC, ‘3D Touch’ Display

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Tipped to Sport Snapdragon 823 SoC, ‘3D Touch’ Display

Xiaomi is rumoured to be working on its second-generation Mi Note smartphone. An earlier report said that the Chinese company may use Samsung-made curved Amoled display on its Mi Note 2. Now, a new leak claims pricing details of the handset, and also suggests that the Xiaomi Mi Note 2, similar to its predecessor, will pack top-notch specifications. A tipster on Weibo (via Android Headlines) claimed that the Mi Note will be priced at CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs. 31,000) which if compared to the original Mi Note is costlier. To…

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