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Samsung Says Its 8nm FinFET Chip Fabrication Process Is Ready for Mass Production

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung says its 8nm FinFET process is ready for production 8LPP offers a range of improvements Last month, it added 11nm and 7nm process to its foundry business Samsung said on Wednesday that its 8nm FinFET process (8nm Low Power Plus) technology is ready for production. The 8LPP node, the company said, will provide up to 10 percent lower power ... Read More »

WHO Warns About Lack of Antibiotics: Immunity Boosting Foods for the Flu Season

A report released by World Health Organisation (WHO) has stated some shocking facts. According to it, antibiotics that are currently in clinical development are insufficient to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. Most of the drugs currently in the clinical phase are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions. There are, however, very few potential treatment ... Read More »

Startups among finalists for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards

The annual awards are now in their third year, and attracted over 300 submissions from 31 countries. Kenyan emergency response startup Flare and Nigerian fintech startup Kudi are nominees for the Best Social and Messaging Award, alongside US solution Juntos, South Africa’s 1Fetch and Nigeria’s Wetin Dey. Nigerian e-health startup Medsaf is nominated for the Disruptive Innovation Award. alongside the likes of South Africa’s What3Words and Tanzania’s Trend Solar, while Ghana’s Asoriba earns a nomination for ... Read More »

ADP Reports Overall Job Losses at Small Businesses for First Time This Year

Small businesses are seeing overall job losses for the first time this year, but the news is not all bad. September 2017 ADP Small Business Report According to the September 2017 ADP Small Business Report small businesses lost 7,000 jobs overall last month. This is the first month this year that ADP (NASDAQ:ADP) is reporting job losses rather than large job gains at ... Read More »

GST tweaked, relief for small businesses

October 6, 2017: The GST Council, chaired by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, met in New Delhi today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked the GST Council to review all the problems arising from the new indirect tax regime. The council deliberated on GSTN glitches and issues faced by exporters. Jaitley addressed the media after the meeting. Change in rates ... Read More »

GST Council Meets Today, Breather Likely for Small Businesses

New Delhi: The all-powerful Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council will hold its 22nd meeting on Friday and is likely to consider relaxing the return filing cycle for small and medium enterprises. Implemented on July 1, the GST replaced 17 central and state taxes to unite the country as one market but has been facing starting trouble. Among the challenges are ... Read More »

Govt sets terms for business deregistering brands for lower GST

The government today said businesses that want to deregister their brands for availing the benefit of lower GST will have to file an affidavit before the tax commissioner about forgoing the rights. Also, the businesses will have to print in indelible ink on containers in which they are selling cereals, pulses, flours that they have voluntarily foregone actionable claim or ... Read More »

Honda to shift focus from India if government’s push for small car continues

The recent hike in cess on select class of vehicles has not gone down well with manufacturers with Honda hinting that such a move will make India an unattractive market in the long run. The government hiking tax on large cars is an incentive for small car sales. This is making global companies like Honda defocus on India even as ... Read More »

Airfares For US Travel in August Dipped Slightly

Airfare for August travel dipped slightly in the US. (Photo courtesy: AFP Relaxnews/ istock.com/ egorych) New figures reveal that domestic airfares in the US dipped slightly in August compared to the month before. According to stats compiled by the Airlines Reporting Corp, travellers paid an average of $456 for their roundtrip domestic flight during the month of August, compared to ... Read More »

Anything for this: The costs, benefits of life in elite sport

Mara Abbott on her way to a solo stage victory in Stage 9 of the 2015 Giro Rosa. If I had known as a college freshman — entering into adulthood of honing pure excellence in my tiny sphere, with errors and triumphs and struggles all rolled in — if I had known this fate lay ahead, would I have traded ... Read More »