Singapore, in partnership with Volvo Buses, has taken a leap in the world of driverless, fully autonomous buses. The city state is conducting trials of a Volvo 7900 series electric bus along test ‘roads’ with a ‘hands-free’ technology in the driver’s seat.
A man accused of killing two police officers while acting as the leader of an al Qaeda group in the Iraqi city of Fallujah was arrested in Phoenix, Arizona, federal officials said on Friday. Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri, 42, is wanted in Iraq on charges of premeditated murder of the Iraqi police officers in 2006, […]
The Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea has the highest number of ‘living’ indigenous languages in the world (840), while India stands fourth with 453. 2019 is the United Nations’ International Year of Indigenous Languages. In 2016, the UN’s Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues pointed out that “40% of the estimated 6,700 languages spoken […]
Top lawmakers of the United States, including Indian-origin legislators Kamala Harris, Pramila Jayapal, Raja Krishnamoorthi, Ro Khanna and Ami Bera, celebrated Diwali and underlined that the festival reminds one to welcome positivity in their lives. The lawmakers observed Diwali on Friday, two days ahead of the festival of lights being celebrated in India on Sunday. […]