Author Archives: Narsing Rao Sridhar

Govt Appoints Dhasmana as RAW Chief, Rajiv Jain as IB Director

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of A. K. Dhasmana, IPS officer from the 1981 batch from Madhya Pradesh cadre who served as Special Secretary, Research& Analysis Wing (R&AW) formalising him as Secretary, R&AW for a period of two years from the date of assumption of charge or until further orders, whichever is earlier, by granting ...

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PPAP tops 2016 YouTube Viral Songs List, Japan’s Gangnam Version at 100 Million Now

It’s called PPAP in short and the full form reads Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen, written in Japanese katakana as ペンパイナッポーアッポーペン, a parody song written by Pikotaro, a fictional singer-songwriter created and portrayed by Japanese comedian Daimaou Kosaka. Though it was released as a music video on YouTube on 25 August 2016, it took some time before people realised that it forces one to ...

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Lack Self-Confidence? Japan Scientist Shows the Way to Reverse it

Japan neuro-scientist has discovered a way to implicitly amplify confidence in the brain by combining the use of artificial intelligence and brain imaging technology, according to a study, published in the journal Nature Communications, which can bring about drastic changes in treatment of clinical, medical and social problems. Self-confidence is an essential quality to succeed in the world, such as ...

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Now Karunanidhi on Tracheostomy Tube: What is Tracheostomy?

  As ailing DMK chief M. Karunanidhi, who was admitted to Kauvery Hospital past 11 p.m. on Thursday, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi visited the 92-year-old veteran in Tamil Nadu on Saturday and wished him early recovery. DMK chief had undergone a tracheostomy procedure to optimise breathing, said a press release by the hospital. He is reportedly facing breathing difficulty ...

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Demonetisation Loophole Lies in Exemption of Political Funds

The loophole in the entire gamut of demonetisation is out finally and the political parties are exempted from restrictions on depositing old currency notes in their bank accounts, said Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia. It means all the black money not returning to the system in the form of individual accounts may as well return in the form of funding to ...

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Now Opposition United Against Rahul Gandhi

Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal who stood behind Rahul Gandhi was taken aback when the Congress vice-president met Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his own party members bereft of any opposition member and discussed the so-called farmers’ woes and sought waiver of loan repayments. Kejriwal Tweeted immediately after the news broke out saying Rahull Gandhi ...

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Finally, Modi Meets Rahul Gandhi, Opposition Unity a Farce?

When Rahul gandhi told media that his information on personal corruption of Prime Minister Narendra Modi would trigger an earthquake, not many took it seriously but the PM himself came down finally to meet the Congress leader and his team, bereft of other opposition leaders. One thing is clear that there is more to what Rahul Gandhi said on TV ...

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Surge Price to be Allowed by Taxi Aggregators like Uber, Ola

The committee constituted by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to review issues relating to taxi permits and propose taxi policy guidelines has recommended that  city taxies should  be allowed to run on App Based platforms and be allowed surge prices depending on demand during the peak hours. The policy recommendations say bigger aggregators do not undercut the traditional ...

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Aadhaar Card Must for JEE

With a view to prevent impersonation and ensure fair practice, the Joint Apex Board (JAB) which oversees conduct of JEE (Main) exam, has decided to make use of Aadhaar number for JEE (Main) exam 2017. All students from the States of Assam, Meghalaya and Jammu & Kashmir, where Aadhaar coverage is low, can use passport number, ration card number, bank ...

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Finance Minister Warns Strict Action on Cash Diversions from Banks

Finance Minister admitted that some unscrupulous people including some in the banking system have been trying to subvert the system once again and accumulating large amount of cash unlawfully. "Obviously, there is a breach of law in this and this is a step which hurts the economy. And therefore, all agencies are keeping an eye on this. They will investigate ...

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Electricity Bills to Hit Roof Next Year in India

Households consuming more electricity in the range of 300 units and above will have to cough up more than Rs.500 to Rs.1,300 next year with the new emission norms coming into effect from Jan 2017. The Ministry of Environment & Forests has notified the new emission norms for thermal power projects to minimise emission of particulate matter, sulphur dioxide, oxides ...

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Rating Agency ICRA Puts MFI Cashpor in Negative Watch List

The credit rating agency ICRA has placed the ICRA-BBB-Minus rating of Rs.25 crore NCD Programme of Cashpor Micro Credit (CASHPOR) on watch with negative implications, following the demonetisation impact. The rating agency said the decline follows the likely adverse impact of recent demonetization on Cashpor’s liquidity and asset quality indicators. "The risk of Cashpor’s credit quality deteriorating in the near ...

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Paralysis Caused by Eating Half-Boiled Chicken, Eggs: Study

Next time you eat chicken in a restaurant, think twice as it may have been undercooked that causes paralysis. Not only Indian but also many Chinese and Western cuisines include chicken pieces which are often undercooked owing to the longevity to preserve it. More so in barbecued chicken that is eaten striaght from the grill, not to think of half-boiled ...

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Corrupt Bank Officials Divert Crores of New Currency, Weaken Demonetisation

Ironic but the Indian government’s motive to replace black money with white has reached its peak with series of IT raids revealing the nexus between corrupt bank officials who have diverted new currency to their favourite customers to replace their black money. On the paper, on TV, on social media, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been defending the most-appreciated move ...

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Demonetisation: Ministry Thanks Banks Which Failed People, Diverted New Notes to Black Money Holders

The Finance Ministry has appreciated the role played by the banks post-demonetisation especially when the old currency was accepted and till 24th November, 2016, when exchange of old currency to specified limit was also permitted, despite the fact that crores of new currency notes were diverted by corrupt bank officials and IT raids have made it clear that the demonetisation ...

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Will Sasikala be Real Heir to Jayalalithaa?

The Tamil Nadu cabinet on Saturday decided to recommend J. Jayalalithaa’s name for India’s highest civilian honour, the ‘Bharat Ratna’ and installation of her life-size bronze statue in Parliament complex. “A resolution was adopted in the Cabinet to recommend to the Centre to award Bharat Ratna to honourable Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa,” said an official statement after the cabinet meeting ...

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