Google search chief Singhal to quit
San Francisco: Jhansi-born Amit Singhal, the longtime head of Google's Internet search business, is set to quit the company later this month and will be replaced by the technology giant's artificial intelligence chief. Singhal, 47, who joined Google in 2000, has been involved with many technologies that have made Alphabet, the parent of Google, an engineering powerhouse and one of the world's most valuable companies. Describing his 15-year stint at the company as a "dream journey", Singhal wrote he wished to spend time with his family and intended to give away some of his fortune. — pti
Govt for law on out-of-court settlements
New Delhi: With an aim of encouraging pre-litigation settlements and reduce court cases, the government is considering to bring a law that will give legislative backing to such out-of-court settlements. As of now, the mediation process is mostly used to settle marital disputes and the new legislation could encourage such settlements in other areas also like landlord-tenant and industrial disputes which form a major chunk of litigations. — pti
DataWind to set up unit in Hyderabad
Hyderabad: Low-cost mobile device maker DataWind on Thursday signed an MoU with the Telangana government to set up its manufacturing unit here with an initial investment of Rs 100 crore. The facility is expected to start production within 90 days and generate 500 jobs in the first phase of operation. Suneet Singh Tuli, President and CEO of DataWind, said, "We will produce tablets, smartphones, end networks. Over time, we will also set up a touch panel manufacturing facility." — PTI
Trump’s Nobel ‘peace’ nomination
London: Controversial Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize-2016 for his "vigorous" ideology that counters radical Islam as a weapon of deterrence, according to media reports. The 'unlikely' nomination of the 69-year-old hardliner for the coveted peace prize highlights the vulnerability of the award that it is easily misused as a publicity tool for a politician whose goals would seem to many as antithetical to the Nobel committee's.