Global Growth to Revive Later This Year as World’s Central Banks Agree to Ease Interest Rates

Washington: The global economy is likely to pull out of a brief growth slump later this year with a little help from the world’s central banks and from US and Chinese trade negotiators. Global finance leaders gathered from the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank agree that the global economy has lost momentum this year. But they expect growth to pick up in the second half of 2019, as central bankers ease up on interest rates.       Still, a trade standoff between the United…

The Future of Black Hole Photography: What’s Next for the Event Horizon Telescope

The Event Horizon Telescope, a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration, captured this image of the supermassive black hole in the center of the galaxy M87 and its shadow. (Image: © EHT Collaboration) The researchers who captured the first-ever images of a black hole don’t plan to rest on their laurels. Yesterday (April 10), the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration announced that it had photographed the contours of the supermassive black hole at the heart of M87, a huge elliptical galaxy that lies 55 million light-years from Earth. Those…

Volkswagen Ameo to Hyundai Tucson: Cars with Rs. 1 lakh plus discounts this April

2019 is turning out to be a tough year for auto manufacturers as the sales have come down compared to the previous months. To counter the same, manufacturers are offering big discounts on their lineup of cars. While discounts near about Rs. 50,000 are being offered by several manufacturers, many cars are running with discounts worth more than Rs. 1 lakh or near that sum. If you have been looking for a great value for money deal on a car, here is a list of cars being sold with discounts…