Robot reporter takes a second to finish an article
A robot journalist has finally made its debut in a Chinese newspaper with a 300-character-long article written in just a second, scientists say.
The article, published in the Guangzhou-based Southern Metropolis Daily, focused on the Spring Festival travel rush.
Its author, Xiao Nan, took only a second to finish writing the piece and is able to write both short stories and longer reports, according to Wan Xiaojun, a professor at Peking University who leads the team studying and developing such robots.
'Beer yoga' is slowing becoming a big thing lately
'Beer yoga' is becoming quite a popular thing these days. After being a hit with Berlin hipsters, it is now all set to impress the Australians for whom drinking beer is almost like a religion.
Germany's BierYoga on its website defines the art of beer yoga as the "marriage of two great loves - beer and yoga. Both are centuries-old therapies for mind, body and soul."
The beer yoga sessions will be help students to learn how to perform yoga poses while carrying out 'beer salutations' and even balancing beer bottles on one's head.
Around 2 million jobs for the telecom sector this year: Report
The telecom sector is expected to create two million jobs this year, thanks to increased data penetration and entry of new service providers, according to a report compiled by Team Lease along with Telecom Sector Skill Council.
The launch of new government initiatives like 'Make in India', the increasing thrust on mobile economy and the entry of new service providers will give this sector an added boost.
"While the overall hiring will see a boost, the verticals that will drive the manpower requirement are handset makers (1.76 million) followed by the service providers (0.37 million)," said the report.
India's employment scenario likely to take a beating between 2017 and 2018: Report
India's employment sector is likely to turn slightly bleaker this year, between 2017 and 2018, signalling stagnation in job creation in the country, according to a UN labour report.
This UN report also finds economic growth trends lagging behind employment needs and predicts both rising unemployment and worsening social inequality throughout 2017.
According to a similar report released by HR consultancy Manpower Group, more than a quarter of employers in India are expected to reduce their headcount on account of automation, which is expected to impact majority of companies worldwide.
AirAsia comes under CBI scanner for fraudulent transaction scam
The Central Bureau of Investigation has started examining a case of foreign exchange violations against AirAsia India for fraudulent transactions of Rs 22 crore involving non-existent entities in India and Singapore.
Sources in the CBI said that they have not registered a preliminary enquiry or regular case (FIR) in the matter but they are looking into the matter to see if it calls for registering a criminal case. "We are scrutinising the AirAsia documents right now," said the CBI officer.
The issue was flagged by ousted chairman of Tata Sons Cyrus Mistry soon after he was replaced on October 24.