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Civil Services Exam 2016 Main Results Declared

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The Union Public Service Commission, on the basis of the results of the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2016 held from 3rd December to 9th December, 2016, has declared the list of qualified candidates who have  qualified for Personality Test for selection to the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and other Central Services (Group ‘A’ and Group ...

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NASA Revelation: 7 Exoplanets Found, So What?

As expected, NASA in its over-hyped news conference revealed that its Spitzer Space Telescope found seven Earth-size planets around a single star, 3 of them located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have flowing water. Since they are located outside of our solar system, they are called exoplanets. ...

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Nagarjuna Upset Over Cancellation of Italy Wedding of Son Akhil Akkineni

It was on the cards for over two years that Akhil Akkineni and industrilist GVK Reddy’s granddaughter Shriya Bhupal will tie knot and the engagement in December was an event in Hyderabad for many while guests had already booked flight tickets to Rome for the grand marriage. But the marriage of convenience between the two industrialists’ families turned sour suddenly ...

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7 New Miniature Frog Species Found in Western Ghats

Delhi University researchers found seven species of miniature frogs which are smaller than a child’s thumbnail in the Western Ghats with vividly different traits of insect-like calls and secretive habitats. Unlike other frogs which are active during the night time, these frogs are active both in night and day time. Out of seven species, four measure just 12.2 to 15.4 ...

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With Freebies Gone, How Reliance Jio Stacks Up Now?

Reliance Jio’s six-month long free 4G service to gain foothold in the market weaned away 100 million users to Jio Network and had virtually disrupted the telecom and broadband market in India sending its rivals scurry for cover. Now that Reliance Jio chairman Mukesh Ambani has announced the end to freebies from April 1, 2017, the industry rivals, especially Aircel ...

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APSLPRB Police Constable Exam 2016 Results Declared, 17524 Qualify

The results for the Andhra Pradesh State Level Police Recruitment Board (APSLPRB) Exam 2016 have been declared for the recruitment of police constables (communication) and 17,524 candidates have qualified after the three-stage exam. The Board released the admit cards and conducted the examination on January 29, 2016. The vacancies in the police constable recruitment exam are to fill the PC ...

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Q3 Figures Turn Microfinance Industry Red But Optimistic

With a drop of 26% in loans and a 16% decline in loan amount disbursed, the third quarter ending December 2016 would be the worst in performance for the microfinance industry in its history, said the industry self-regulator Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN). "The pulling out of the High-Value Currency Notes (HCVNs) from circulation significantly impacted the microfinance sector, which is ...

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Kerala’s ESAF Microfinance to Launch Small Finance Bank on 11th March

Kerala-based ESAF Microfinance and Investments will open five of its pilot small finance bank (SFB) branches on 11th March in Kerala and provide banking services to customers from 18 March. Initially, Esaf plans to have 15 branches and open 70 more in the next quarter. the Esaf Microfinance was given the RBI nod in November to start the SFB operations. ...

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SpaceX 10th Cargo Mission Falcon 9 Launch Successful, Rendezvous with International Space Station Tomorrow

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched the Dragon spacecraft on Sunday to deliver cargo to the International Space Station for NASA, its 10th mission and this time it has chosen the historic NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center is historic as its roots date back to the early 1960s for Moon Missions. Built for ...

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Century Question on ‘Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu’ with Chiranjeevi – Episode 2

The second day of “Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu” TV show hosted by Chiranjeevi has escalated the tension levels for both the hotseat and for the hostseat equally. When the first contestant faced the penultimate question, the host Chiranjeevi had to seek “Chiru Viramam” before going for it. Undaunted, the contestant Somi Reddy opted for elimination process and arrived at the right ...

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Watch ‘Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu’ with Chiranjeevi – Review of Episode 1

Chiranjeevi to host Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu to be aired from February 13, 2017. (Photo: Star TV Network)

As announced, Star TV-owned MAA TV aired its opening grand episode of “Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu”, the Telugu version of Kaun Banega Crorepati, hosted by Telugu megastar Chiranjeevi on Monday with a participant locking in Rs.12.5 lakh, short of three crucial questions to get megaprize of Rs.1 crore. The opening episode clearly missed Ngarjuna, the host who has familiarized the show ...

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114 Earth-Like Planets Found, Possibly Supporting Life or Aliens

Astronomers from the University of Hertfordshire in England said they were astonished when found 60 new planets orbiting stars near the Earth’s own solar system, while another 54 planets were also found nearby, bringing the total number of potential planets to 114, which they believe have the potential to support life system or could be hosting aliens already. Dr Mikko ...

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Tamil Nadu Politics: DMK to Decide Who’s AIADMK Leader Now

In a strange coincidence, the opposition DMK will decide who should govern the state of Tamil Nadu as O. Panneerselvam has no clear majority unless there are massive change of hearts among he partyment. Following the Supreme Court verdict that sentenced Sasikala to four years jail, the AIADMK general secretary sacked Panneerselvam from primary membership and sent Edapadi K Palanisamy ...

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Haj Applications Online Made Open, Haj Review Committee Formed

The government has launched a trilingual website www.haj.gov.in for Haj Matters on January 2, 2017 in Hindi, Urdu and English for Haj online applications, which has received wide attention. Besides giving giving information about the Haj Department of the Ministry of Minority Affairs, it provides information on Haj Pilgrimage, rules and regulations. The Haj affairs are being looked after by ...

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Nobel Laureate Yunus Opens Ujjivan Bank’s First 5 Branches in Bangalore

Shifting its business focus from microfinance to core banking, Bangalore-based Ujjivan Financial Services opened on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, five branches in Bangalore with Bangladeshi Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus as the chief guest. One significant feature that Ujjivan Bank will offer is to let its customers unlimited access to ATM transactions on its network and six free transactions on other ...

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BREXIT, Trump, Walls Can’t Protect Jobs: Nobel Laureate Yunus

BREXIT and Trump’s election are knee-jerk reaction from the fear that the jobs may go to someone else, said Microfinance pioneer, Nobel laureate and Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus. Speaking at the the Indian Institute of of Science on Monday on theme "The zero effects of social business", he said erecting walls may not end the problem as machines may ...

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After IPOs, Acquisitions Dominate Microfinance Sector

Amid rumours of IndusInd Bank acquiring Bharat Financial or former SKS Microfinance, which was the first to go IPO route to successfully raise funds, markets are set to turn their attention to the lucrative market segment again. Private Banks have increasingly turned their attention to microfinance institutions as the IPO route has clearly indicated their potential not only as junior ...

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Budget 2017 Unveils Several Other Tax Incentives

Presenting the General Budget 2017-18 in Parliament today, the Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Mr Arun Jaitley said that the income tax for smaller companies with annual turnover upto Rs. 50 crore is reduced to 25% in order to make MSME companies migrate to company format. As per data of Assessment Year 2015-16, there are 6.94 lakh companies ...

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National Testing Agency for All Entrance Examinations

Union Minister for Finance Arun Jaitley, while presenting the General Budget 2017-18 in Parliament today, said that the Government proposes to establish a National Testing Agency as an autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organization to conduct all entrance examinations for higher education institutions. This would free CBSE, AICTE and other premier institutions from these administrative responsibilities so that they can ...

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