RISK

  • Explainer: Earthquake risk zones across India 3 days ago

    A massive earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude struck 80 km (50 miles) east of Pokhara in Nepal on Saturday. Here is an explainer of the risk zones and the frequency and destructive power of the earthquakes. ...
  • Serena Williams could be asked to play three matches in two days April 14, 2015

    Rome: Serena Williams has been virtually unbeatable this year. The top-ranked player could face quite a challenge this weekend, though, when she may have to play three matches in two days before a hostile crowd on slow red clay against Italy in a Fed Cup World Group playoff. "I think she's...
  • Here's why batteries powering your phones, laptops are unlikely to cause you any major harm March 5, 2015

    New York: News on Tuesday that major U.S. airlines are no longer going to ship powerful lithium-ion batteries might lead some to fret about the safety of their personal electronic devices. Those people can relax. A kitchen grease fire or drunk driver is more likely to harm you than the battery powering...
  • Government to infuse Rs 6,990 crore in 9 public sector banks; SBI leads the pack February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: The government will soon infuse Rs 6,990 crore in nine public sector banks including SBI, Bank of Baroda (BoB), Punjab National Bank (PNB) for enhancing their capital and meeting global risk norms. This is the first tranche of capital infusion for which the government had allocated Rs 11,200...
  • Managing risks for sustainable development January 21, 2015

    It is now more than four decades that the world is deliberating on the dimensions of sustainable development and the means of achieving them. Our Common Future, as the report of the World Commission on Environment and Development is commonly known, had highlighted way back in 1987 the potential risks...
  • Smoking associated with risk of developing a second smoking related cancer November 11, 2014

    Washington: A large study has found that cigarette smoking prior to the first diagnosis of lung (stage I), bladder, kidney or head and neck cancer increases the risk of developing a second smoking-associated cancer. "As survival improves for a number of smoking-related cancers, patients are living longer; however, smoking may increase...
  • Alison Riske beats Belinda Bencic for first WTA title at Tianjin October 13, 2014

    Alison Riske held on to defeat Belinda Bencic 6-3, 6-4 in the final of the Tianjin Open on Sunday for her first WTA Tour title. The sixth-seeded American led 6-3, 4-1, but Bencic fought back to level the match at 4-all and held a break point to go up 5-4. Riske saved...
  • Belinda Bencic, Alison Riske vie for first WTA title at Tianjin October 11, 2014

    Belinda Bencic and Alison Riske will both be vying for their first WTA tour title when they face each other in the inaugural Tianjin Open final on Sunday. Both players eliminated Chinese opponents in the semi-finals on Saturday. Riske won the first nine games en route to a 6-0, 6-1 rout...
  • First space weather forecast centre opens in Britain October 8, 2014

    London: The first space weather forecast centre opened on Wednesday in Exeter, southwestern England. With a funding of 4.6 million pounds ($7.4 million) from the British government, the Met Office Space Weather Centre in Devon also houses the Met Office's headquarters, Xinhua reported. It will provide space weather forecasts and develop an...
  • AB blood type may increase dementia risk September 11, 2014

    Washington: People with the least common blood type, AB, are more likely to develop thinking and memory problems that can lead to dementia in later years than people with other blood types, says a study. "Our study looks at blood type and risk of cognitive impairment," said study author Mary Cushman...
  • Maria Sharapova advances to Wimbledon's fourth round June 28, 2014

    London: Maria Sharapova won the last 11 games to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon with a 63, 60 victory over 44thranked Alison Riske of the United States. Sharapova, the 2004 Wimbledon champion, got broken in the first game and fell behind 31 before overwhelming her opponent. Saturday's match was played with...
  • Britain to lift turban ban at highrisk workplaces January 26, 2014

    Britain is set to scrap a ban on turbans at highrisk workplaces next week, a move that some Sikh groups see as a "sweetener" to deal with the fallout of the Margaret Thatcher government's alleged role in Operation Bluestar in 1984. The Department for Work and Pensions is to announce that...
  • Alison Riske routs 7th-seeded Petra Kvitova at US Open August 31, 2013

    New York: Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens are through to a highly anticipated matchup in the round of 16 at the US Open, where they're joined by a less expected American, Alison Riske. Maybe's Riske's run isn't that much of a surprise considering her recent surge. The 23-year-old Pittsburgh native came...
  • Gold may be volatile for short term but good in long term: Anil Rego June 13, 2013

    Anil Rego, personal finance expert and CEO and founder of Right Horizon joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on financial planning and investment tips. Q. I'll be retiring after 10 yrs. Should I invest in fixed deposit or pension plans for retirement planning? Which will give more and guaranteed returns? Asked...
  • Viral: A child sexual abuse hotline advertisement visible only to children May 7, 2013

    A Spanish organisation ANAR or Aid to Children and Adolescents at Risk Foundation has come up with a unique project a phone helpline number that is visible only to children using the technique of lenticular photography to help them report abuse. The number 116 111 is meant to...
  • Can private equity funds in India deliver returns for their investors? January 4, 2013

    Private equity funds invest over a seven to nine year cycle, so investments that were made in 2006 to 2008 will be the ones that will be ready for harvest. Unfortunately, many of those investments were made on business plans that don't look very achievable now. They all assumed a...
  • Soft drinks increase risk of prostate cancer in men November 28, 2012

    London: Men who drink fizzy drinks are not just ruining their teeth but could also be at risk of aggressive prostate cancer, the Daily Mail reported on Tuesday. A Swedish study has found just one soft drink a day could increase the risk of developing more serious forms of the...
  • Job loss may increase risk of heart attack November 20, 2012

    London: Being out of work could up the risk of a heart attack and it could be worse for those who are fired or asked to leave. Matthew Dupre and his colleagues from Duke University, US, examined links between different stretches of unemployment and the risks for heart attack, known...
  • Tanning beds linked to skin cancer October 3, 2012

    Washington: Indoor tanning beds can cause nonmelanoma skin cancer, and the risk is greater the earlier one starts tanning, suggests a new scientific analysis. Indoor tanning is already an established risk factor for malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, but which is less common. Now, the new study...
  • Longer sleep hours lower diabetes risk in teenagers October 1, 2012

    Washington: Longer sleep hours could prevent the onset of diabetes among teenagers, besides improving their insulin resistance, suggests a new study. "High levels of insulin resistance can lead to the development of diabetes," said Karen Matthews, who teaches psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. "We found that if teens that...
  • Pune: Days before blasts, JM Road put in risk list August 8, 2012

    Pune: A few days before the serial blasts in the city on August 1, the Disaster Management Cell of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) had warned in a report that there was a big terrorism threat in the Ghole Road civic ward, which includes Deccan and JM Road areas. The...
  • Mumbai: Govindas want mats, pebblefree grounds August 1, 2012

    Mumbai: With Janmashtami around the corner, dahihandi groups have their eyes trained on the safety of the govindas this year. Several members have put forward their list of needs to the Samanvaya Samiti, which include the use of rubber mats and clean grounds to reduce injuries, if any. We have...
  • Did Air India risk 250 lives with damaged aircraft? July 25, 2012

    Mumbai: What do you expect an airlines priority to be after discovering that one of its recent flights experienced turbulence, leading to damage to the plane and injuries to passengers, and that the pilot allegedly did not inform the company or aviation regulator and instead ordered crewmembers to stay mum?...
  • Rupee hits an alltime low of 57.12 against US dollar June 22, 2012

    Mumbai: The rupee hit a record low against the dollar for a second consecutive session on Friday and posted its worst weekly fall in nine months, hurt by dollar demand from oil firms and gold importers as well as the broad riskoff sentiment. Traders said the Reserve Bank of India stepped...
  • Microsoft launches promising tablet, risks remain June 20, 2012

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp's new Surface device signals the software company's hunger to join the threeway battle for the tablet market with Apple Inc and Google Inc, even if its longstanding hardware partners are not quite ready. The company's unprecedented move into PC design was a slap for traditional PC makers...
  • Rupee gains as risk assets stabilise May 17, 2012

    Mumbai: The rupee gained on Thursday as global risk assets stabilised globally after a recent sell off. The rupee was at 54.30/32 to the dollar in early trade versus its Wednesday close of 54.51, which was just off the record low of 54.52 to the dollar hit on the same day. Earlier,...
  • Key political risks to watch in India April 3, 2012

    New Delhi: India's economy is exposed to an extended euro zone crisis and policy paralysis at home, while the coalition government is under tremendous strain from scandals and rebellious coalition partners. The risk of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's second term being cut short before a General Election due in 2014 is...
  • Maruti helps its suppliers with a forex cover March 13, 2012

    Importdependent automakers and their suppliers got bushwhacked by the Indian rupee in 2011 when it went into a tailspin after the country's trade gap began to widen and government policy drift kept investor dollars away. By the end of December, the rupee was down 20 per cent against the dollar,...
  • Activists brief Jayalalithaa on Kudankulam risks February 29, 2012

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Wednesday assured a delegation from the People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE), who briefed her about the risks of the Kudankulam nuclear power project, that she would go through their report, said an activist present at the meeting. "Madam (Jayalalithaa) was very cordial...
  • Factbook: Facebook's laundry list of risks February 2, 2012

    San Francisco: Investors jumped on Facebook's regulatory filings on Wednesday for a glimpse into the company's inner workings ahead of one of the hottest initial public offerings in recent history. But there are also potential downsides. Here are a few key issues Facebook outlined as risk factors in its IPO prospectus: **...