India to raise FDI in Defence to 100%

The government has proposed to raise Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in defence sector to 100 per cent. According to sources, the Commerce and Industry Ministry has circulated a Cabinet note for inter-ministerial consulatation. The proposal to raise FDI cap from 26 to 100 per cent is aimed at giving a boost to manufacuring activities. However, … Read more

8 Indians among peacekeepers honoured by UN

The United Nations honoured 106 peacekeepers, including eight Indian soldiers, who lost their lives in peacekeeping operations. The International Day of UN Peacekeepers was commemorated at the UN with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon laying a wreath at a newly-created memorial for the peacekeepers. The ceremony was attended by India’s Permanent Representative to the UN … Read more

Where Do I Vote – Election Day 2012 – November 6

Election Day 2012 is here, after what seems like an interminable campaign season. If you haven’t been able to take advantage of early voting and did not vote via absentee ballot, below you can find a tool to locate your polling place. Over 25 million Americans have already voted. The Presidential Elections 2012 will be … Read more

Restaurant menu – how do you read?

When you sit down to read a restaurant menu, do you read it like a book? Or do your eyes flit from place to place to find the most enticing dish?

A new study by SF State researcher Sybil Yang, assistant professor of hospitality and tourism management, suggests that on average diners read menus sequentially like a book, and that their gaze doesn’t linger noticeably longer over any particular location on the menu.

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