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Cabinet approves merger of Lakshmi Vilas Bank with DBS Bank

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the Scheme of Amalgamation of Lakshmi Vilas Bank Limited (LVB) with DBS Bank India Limited (DBIL). The approval follows the move to protect depositors’ interest and in the interest of financial and banking stability, on RBI’s application under section 45 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949. LVB had been under moratorium for ...

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Cyclone Nivar Weakens, Leaves Behind Fallen Trees, Disrupted Power Lines

Cyclone Nivar made landfall as a severe cyclonic storm near the city of Puducherry in southern India, with winds of up to 130 km per hour (81 miles per hour), said the India Meteorological Department. At least three people were killed and the National Disaster Response Force said over 100,000 people have been evacuated from the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry ...

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Police use tear gas, water canons, drones to stop farmer at Delhi-Haryana border

Farmers from Punjab protesting the new farm law assembled in huge numbers at the Delhi-Haryana borders on Thursday morning, forcing the police in the national capital step up security and put barricades at several places. Undeterred the farmers tried to remove barricades leading to police resorting to tear gas, water canons and even drones to stop them. The farmers, as ...

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Manmohan Singh Turns 88 and India turns to him with awe and admiration

The Speaker, Lok Sabha, Smt. Meira Kumar meeting the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, in New Delhi on February 22, 2014.(PIB)

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted his predecessor Dr Manmohan Singh on his birthday on Sept 26, 2020, the Twitterati woke up to the need of the hour for an academic who changed the course of battered Indian economy from socialism to market-driven economy, albeit, gradually. No wonder, #HappyBirthdayDrMMSingh trended on Twitter for about 15 hours, with over 150,000 tweets ...

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World Food Programme gets 2020 Nobel Prize for Peace

The World Food Programme, the world’s largest humanitarian organisation addressing hunger and promoting food security, was awarded 2020 Nobel Prize for Peace. In 2019, the WFP provided assistance to close to 100 million people in 88 countries who are victims of acute food insecurity and hunger. In 2015, eradicating hunger was adopted as one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. ...

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NCB arrests Rhea after 3 days of grilling in Sushant Singh Rajput Suicide Case

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After three days of grilling, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Tuesday arrested Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty in connection with her alleged role in the drugs angle into the June 14 death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Sushant’s girlfriend Rhea has been charged under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act and quickly whisked away for a mandatory medical test ...

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Taj Hotel Attack: Harvard learns new lesson in Tata’s recruitment style

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Taj Hotel terror attack has become a massive psychology case study in Harvard. Not one Taj employee abandoned the hotel during the attack but stayed right through the tragedy. They helped the guests escape and, in the process, many employees died. The attack on Nov. 26, 2008 by a group of terrorists struck a dozen targets in Mumbai, including the ...

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Pranab Da is no more, country mourns; ‘End of an Era’

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Former President Pranab Mukherjee died on Monday evening, his son Abhijit Mukherjee said in a tweet. He was admitted at the Army Research and Referral Hospital 21 days ago after his condition deteriorated following a brain surgery. Abhijit Mukherjee tweeted: “With a Heavy Heart, this is to inform you that my father Pranab Mukherjee has just passed away in spite ...

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What’s India’s future once Coronavirus is contained? Collection of Expert Views

Now that India is bracing for relaxation of nationwide lockdown imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, economists and world renowned Indian brains had a discussion on almost all the aspects of Indian life from e-commerce to gold-buying spree to frugal mindset to sanitation consciousness. Here are some takeaway points: General Outlook India seems to have suppressed the curve for ...

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Coca-Cola reports 33% decline in Quarterly earnings due to Coronavirus

The global beverages giant Coca-Cola on Tuesday reported second quarter 2020 results that showed 33% decline in its earnings, though the company is optimistic on strategic actions to emerge stronger from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Coca-Cola system remained agile in the second quarter, with a focus on maintaining a safe environment for employees while also providing necessary products and ...

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Amitabh Bachchan Rushed to Nanavati Hospital with Coronavirus

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Bollywood’s top actor Amitabh Bachchan said he was infected with the coronavirus and rushed to  Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai. Initial reports said the symptoms are not severe and the members of his family are also undergoing tests, with results pending. In a tweet, Amitabh Bachchan said,”I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family ...

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How migrant labourers can register on Govt websites to return home?

As coronavirus lockdown has been lifted or being lifted gradually, all state governments are working overnight to facilitate migrant labourers to return safely to their home states across the country. They have to register on official websites to return home and here are the links to register. For migrant labour registration, one can go to the link of the state ...

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Amphan Cyclone wreaks havoc in West Bengal and Bangladesh, 14 dead

Cyclone Amphan from the Bay of Bengal wreaked havoc on eastern India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, killing at least 14 people and destroying thousands of homes, with officials struggling to evacuate and provide relief amid a surging coronavirus outbreak. The populous Indian state of West Bengal took the brunt of Cyclone Amphan, with gusting winds of up to 185 km ...

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Priyanka Gandhi thanks UP govt for allowing offer of 1,000 buses to ply migrant workers home

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi’s offer to ply 1,000 buses to transport stranded labourers and migrants in Delhi to their homes in Uttar Pradesh has been accepted by the UP government after dragging ts feet for over two days. The state Additional Chief Secretary Awanish Awasthi replied to Priyanka Gandhi’s private secretary accepting the offer and requesting more details including a ...

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Though space agency, NASA is Joining the Fight against Coronavirus effectively

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US space agency is as active as before and joining the fight against coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed maximum number of lives in the country. they have come out with a new viable and affordable ventilator, positive pressure helmet for oxygen intake and producing a portable surface decontamination system called AMBUStat. “We’re all in this together. Here at NASA, we’re ...

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