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White House Advisor Ivanka Trump. (Reuters)
White House Advisor Ivanka Trump. (Reuters)

Ivanka Trump says she passed on World Bank job

  • Ivanka Trump says she was happy with her current role in the administration
  • Ivanka Trump worked on the selection process for the new head of the 189-nation World Bank, David Malpass

Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint
Indian men on average were 1cm shorter, while Indian women remained roughly the same height.
Indian men on average were 1cm shorter, while Indian women remained roughly the same height.

Indian children may no longer outgrow parents

Indians are taller than they were a century ago, but the generational growth in height may be tapering off in the country far earlier than in other south-east Asian countries

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Students wait outside their exam hall (PTI )
Students wait outside their exam hall (PTI )

Five social science chapters dropped from CBSE class 10 syllabus

  • The dropped chapters, including three on political studies and two on environment, will only be part of internal assessment, but not the final board exam
  • The board had last month issued a circular to schools, saying it wanted to align its assessment patterns with the future needs

Indian warships have also offered humanitarian assistance to Mozambique, which was ravaged by Cyclone Idai.
Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar.  (Photo: Reuters)
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UIDAI clarified that service providers usually collect Aadhaar number and other details directly from individuals for providing services (Mint)
UIDAI clarified that service providers usually collect Aadhaar number and other details directly from individuals for providing services (Mint)

No breach of Aadhaar servers in IT Grids' case: UIDAI

  • According to reports, IT Grids has been booked under the Aadhaar Act for data leak of around 7.82 crore residents
  • UIDAI clarified that service providers usually collect Aadhaar number and other details directly from individuals for providing services

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EU threatens tariffs on $20 billion US products

  • The US goods that could be targeted over subsidies given to Boeing, included cheese, ketchup and fish
  • The move followed a similar step taken by the Trump administration, which threatened last week to impose tariffs on EU imports worth $11 billion over subsidies

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US handbags, shovels on $20 billion EU tariff list over Boeing

  • The US and the EU have been battling for almost 15 years at the WTO over subsidies given to Boeing and Airbus
  • The Trump administration last week proposed targeting a seven-page list of EU products for tariffs; Brussels responded with its own list of some $20 billion worth of US imports

The F-21 also demonstrates Lockheed Martin’s commitment to India: to deliver an advanced, scalable fighter to the Indian Air Force. (Bloomberg)
The F-21 also demonstrates Lockheed Martin’s commitment to India: to deliver an advanced, scalable fighter to the Indian Air Force. (Bloomberg)

F-21 fighter jet will give India 'significant edge' : Lockheed

  • Lockheed Martin during the Aero India show in Bengaluru unveiled the F-21 multi-role fighter jet for India, to be produced locally
  • Lockheed Martin and Tata Advanced Systems would produce the F-21 in India

Raghuram Rajan, former governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), said protectionism offers “little defence” against the job destroying effects of automation and artificial intelligence, which often are the larger source of job losses.
Raghuram Rajan, former governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), said protectionism offers “little defence” against the job destroying effects of automation and artificial intelligence, which often are the larger source of job losses.

Protectionism will not save jobs: Raghuram Rajan

  • Jobs gained in the protected sector are often lost in other sectors, says former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan
  • He said that there is a need to preserve a world open to trade and investment

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker holds a news conference after an extraordinary European Union leaders summit to discuss Brexit, in Brussels, Belgium. (Reuters)
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker holds a news conference after an extraordinary European Union leaders summit to discuss Brexit, in Brussels, Belgium. (Reuters)

From fee for visa-free entry to kebabs, EU did more than handle Brexit this term

  • Everyday plastic goods like plates, cutlery and straws will be banned in the EU as of 2021 in a bid to clean up oceans
  • In another European anti-terrorist measure inspired by the U.S., the EU decided to screen visa-free travelers to the bloc starting in around 2021