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  • The President's suggestion comes against the backdrop of the Union Government forwarding him the Delhi government's recommendation rejecting the mercy plea of one of the four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya case that shook the conscience of the nation. President asserted that "there should be no mercy for rapists. These kind of incidents shocked the whole nation."

    The findings of the survey show that 71 per cent strongly believe that AI will fundamentally change the way we live and work during the next decade, and that an overwhelming 96 per cent believe those changes will be positive. 44 per cent said that their roles have already been impacted by AI.

    With options running out for the Nirbhaya convicts, their execution seems imminent. However, Tihar officials are a worried lot as the jail doesn't have a hangman. To avert the crisis, Tihar officials have unofficially started to contact other jails to inquire if they have a hangman. They are also inquiring in a few villages in Uttar Pradesh where the last hangman was from.

    With options running out for the Nirbhaya convicts, their execution seems imminent. However, Tihar officials are a worried lot as the jail doesn't have a hangman. To avert the crisis, Tihar officials have unofficially started to contact other jails to inquire if they have a hangman. They are also inquiring in a few villages in Uttar Pradesh where the last hangman was from.

    The ascent of Generation Z, Smith explained, is the moving force.

    Counting assaults is a complicated exercise. Only about a third of claims the company received about penetration without consent were reported to the police, Uber estimated. In about a quarter of cases, Uber said its team didn’t successfully communicate with the victim after the initial report.

    The company's first pick for colour of the year was also a shade of blue.

    Union home minister Amit Shah along with finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman and minister for railways and commerce Piyush Goyal tried to calm the nerves, a day after government data showed that economic growth had slowed down to 4.5% for the July-September 2019 quarter, the slowest growth recorded in over six years, and had slipped below 5% for the first time.

    Pichai joined Google in 2004 and started amassing responsibility for some of the most popular products of the company, including Gmail, the Chrome browser and Android. Former employees often describe him as a collaborative and loyal colleague. He even turned down a big new grant of stock in 2018 because he felt he was already paid generously.

    The new bridge - part of the East-West Economic Corridor between Thailand and Myanmar that opened a few weeks ago will give Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam access to the vast Indian market and reduce heavy reliance on China, ET has learnt.

    The CoE is for Infoworks' DataFoundry enterprise data operations and orchestration (EDO2) system. The CoE will provide scalable and affordable professional services to support joint customer digital transformations. The complexity traditionally involved with launching data and analytics use cases has been a significant barrier to widespread adoption.

    Sanctity of contracts is important. A new govt annulling a contract impacts the country’s image badly.

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