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Muhammad Yunus to Address Toronto Microfinance Summit 2016

Pioneer of microfinance and Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus will address the Toronto International Microfinance Conference to be held on September 29, 2016 in Toronto, Canada, with a focus on Social Business. To be held at venue Royal Canadian Military Institute, 426 University Avenue, Toronto, Canada, the event costs CAD 25 (US$19) or CAD 10 (US$8) to stream the event online. ...

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CRISIL Accords A+ Rating to Asirvad Microfinance

CRISIL, the credit rating agency, has assigned “A+/Stable” credit rating for Asirvad Microfinance Ltd, which is the highest rating given by CRISIL to a microfinance company. The revised rating is applicable to the long-term bank facility and non-convertible debentures of the company and for the commercial paper program of Asirvad, CRISIL has assigned its ‘CRISIL A1+’ rating. The rating reflects ...

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Did NASA Discover Alien Life on Europa, Jupiter’s Moon?

Today, NASA said it would announce a new discovery, which could be about Europa, an ice-encrusted moon of Jupiter that may be just like Earth in its features such as warm, liquid, and potentially habitable water. The US space agency has sent out a teaser saying it would reveal some "surprising activity" 390 million miles from Earth, based on the ...

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Zodiac Sign Changed with 13th Ophiucus? NASA Too Roped In Now

It was almost five years ago in January 2011 that the global online media went agogue over the 13th Zodiac sign, which proved false and mere a hoax. Now simiar move tweaked a little is going viral on social media and in Whatsapp saying NASA changed the Zodiac Signs with the 13th one called Ophiuchus and those born in October-November ...

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Panel Orders 3000 Cusecs of Cauvery Water Release Till Sept. 30

The Cauvery monitoring panel on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, ordered Karnataka government to release 3,000 cusecs of water from Cauvery daily until Sept. 30. Last time, the supreme court asked Karnataka government to release 12,000 cusecs until Sept. 20 but with today’s order, the quantum will be higher at 30,000 cusecs. The Cauvery supervisory committee has been releasing water at the ...

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Flipkart’s Big Billion Sale Back Amid Promise of No Website crash

The Big Billion Days, which was started in 2014 amid Flipkart website crash and chaos has graduated to an annual shopping bonanza of the e-commerce major and this year it will be held from October 2 to 6. The company is promising deep discounts on wide range of fashion brands, smartphones, electronics, televisions, home decor and appliances, with no noticeable ...

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Why Twitter is Shutting its Bangalore Office?

Finally, the message is clear on the wall. India needs to nurture more talent instead of merely churning out engineering robots to work on any one process and shift to another. What matters for setting up any office in Bangalore is what’s new in your brain and how you can create more patent-winning software products. Since the Bangalore development centre ...

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Bangalore Schools to Re-open, No Holiday on Thursday

As Wednesday turned out to be normal with any violence reported, re-opened offices functioning as usual, private schools have finally decided to re-open schools on Thursday and parents may prepare to send their wards in the morning. The BMTC and KSRTC buses are seen plying on Bangalore roads bringing the look of normalcy back to busy Bangalore. However, Wednesday saw ...

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August 2016 Turns Out Hottest Month Ever in 136 Years: NASA

Amid global clamour over climate change or global warming, NASA has come out with another indicator in the direction saying August 2016 was the warmest August in 136 years. A monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York revealed that the seasonal temperature cycle typically peaks in July, and August ...

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Bangalore: Schools, Colleges, Offices Closed/Holiday Tomorrow

Following Monday’s riots and fire on the roads of Bangalore over Cauvery verdict by the Supreme Court, for those fearing whether to send their wards to schools or colleges, it is relieving to know that Tuesday remains a holiday for all schools and colleges in Karnataka due to Bakrid, a festival for Muslims. [ALSO  SEE: Bangalore Schools, Colleges to be ...

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