Telangana has the maximum non-vegetarians in the country
According to Registrar General of India survey, Telangana has the highest meat-eaters in the country with almost 99% of its residents being non-vegetarians. An almost equal percentage of men (98.8) and women (98.6) are non-vegetarians in the state.
West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Kerala follow Telangana among the states with the highest non-vegetarian population. Rajasthan, Punjab, and Haryana top the list of states with the highest vegetarian population. Overall, the percentage of non-vegetarians across the country has dropped from 75% in 2004 to 71% in 2014.
Hillary Clinton claims historic victory in Democratic presidential nomination battle
Hillary Clinton won the Democratic presidential nomination on June 8th, becoming the first woman to lead a major American political party.
Clinton had already secured the delegates needed for the nomination, according to an Associated Press tally. She added to her totals with victories in New Jersey and New Mexico.
Clinton faces a two-front challenge in the coming days. She must appeal to the enthusiastic supporters of her rival Bernie Sanders - who insists he still has a narrow path to the nomination - and sharpen her contrasts with presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.
Standard Chartered to hire almost 1,000 people this year
Standard Chartered Bank will be hiring about 1,000 people this year as per its plan to step up recruitment in India in the next few quarters.
This new recruitment policy is part of its efforts to build up the lucrative but competitive retail lending segment.
The new staff will be mostly from rivals with experience in front-end operations.
India is the bank's biggest market in South Asia with around 7,000 employees.
Amazon pumps in Rs. 1,350 crore to boost its India unit
In a bid to accelerate the momentum gained in the past 18 months, Amazon has invested an additional Rs 1,350 crore (about $200 million) in its India unit this year.
The latest investment in Amazon Seller Services, disclosed in regulatory filings on May 31, takes the total capital infused into the main India unit since early 2015 to Rs 8,618 crore.
The Seattle-headquartered company completed three years in India, in which time it has bitten off significant market share from domestic rivals like edging past Snapdeal, which has been around longer.
Israeli start-up launches world's costliest phone
Israeli start-up Sirin Labs has finally unveiled its high-end $14,000 (over Rs 9 lakh) Android smartphone.
This mobile phone promises to offer chip-to-chip 256-bit encryption similar to what the military uses to protect communications.
Launched on May 31st, this phone has been dubbed as the 'Rolls Royce of smartphones' and gets activated via a physical security switch at its back.
Solarin packs in Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, promises 'far superior' Wi-Fi connectivity, has a 23.8MP rear camera and a 5.5 inch IPS LED 2K resolution screen.