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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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Innovators Under 35: MIT Releases 2017 Asia List of Innovators

EmTech Asia and MIT Technology Review have announced the top 10 young Innovators under the age of 35 in Asia recognising the creative application of existing technologies to solve global problems in industries such as biomedicine, computing, communications, energy, materials, web, and transportation. Now in its fourth edition, Asia received nominations from talented researchers, inventors and entrepreneurs across nine countries ...

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PSLV-C36 Lifts Off RESOURCESAT-2A Remote Sensing Satellite

In its 38th flight (PSLV-C36), ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched the 1,235 kg RESOURCESAT-2A Satellite on Wednesday morning (December 07, 2016) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. After PSLV-C36 lift-off at 10:25 am IST from the First Launch Pad with the ignition of the first stage, the subsequent important flight events, namely, strap-on ignitions and separations, ...

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IISF – 2016 to Focus on ‘Science for Masses’

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences said the India International Science Festival (IISF-2016) – the largest festival of science in this country with its focus on “Science for the Masses”. Opening the Festival in New Delhi on Wednesday, he said India has achieved a pre-eminent position in the field of Science & Technology, Space, ...

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Cash Crunch, Future Lending Dominate Financial Inclusion Summit 2016

The two-day Inclusive Finance India Summit, formerly known as Microfinance India Summit, concluded on Tuesday with bankers and lenders vowing to stem the cash crunch that is hitting the industry across the country due to demonetisation. Two important reports by organisers Access India were released – The Inclusive Finance State of the Sector Report by Prof M S Sriram (IIM-B) ...

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Tamil Nadu Mourns, Schools, Colleges Holiday Today

As Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa passed away at 11.30 pm on Monday night and the Apollo Hospital declared the beloved Amma dead officially, the funeral will be held at 4:30 PM today and the state government announced mourning with schools, offices and the state closing for official business on Tuesday. The mortal remains of Jayalalithaa were brought to ...

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UK Doctor Expresses ‘Shock’ Over Jayalalithaa Health?

London-based sepsis expert Dr Richard Beale, who treated J Jayalalithaa in October expressed his shock over a sudden cardiac arrest suffered by the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister on Sunday evening and said he had been keeping in close touch with Apollo Hospitals. “Unfortunately, and in spite of the progress she had made, her underlying health conditions inevitably meant that the ...

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Jayalalithaa News: Chennai-Bound Buses Cancelled

Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation(APSRTC) has cancelled many Chennai-bound buses, especially from Tirupathi and Chittore owing the unpredictable developments on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa’s heart attack and her current situation in Apollo Hospitals. While many VIPs and MPs are queueing up to Apollo hospital in Chennai to enquire about Jayalalithaa’s health, the hospital said that she is ...

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Bharat Bandh Toned Down to Protests, Schools Open, Buses Ply

  Opposition parties, which had called for a Bharat Bandh called Aakrosh Diwas have toned down the intensity to protests and not closure of services and offices. However, the Left Front, which has a presence in Kerala, Bengal and Tripura, has called for ‘Bharat Bandh’ in these three states and the Congress which has its government in Karnataka has toned ...

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Bharat Bandh Tomorrow Over Demonetisation: Schools May be Closed in Bangalore, BMTC, KSRTC Buses Off Roads

As opposition continued its war against the government move to demonetise Rs.500 and Rs.1000 notes by declaring a nation-wide bandh, support from Congress-ruled states and in West Bengal and Kerala, the effect is likely to be maximum. In Kerala, the ruling left front supported the move and all shutters will be down with the exception of marriages and essential supplies, ...

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Jayalalithaa on Tracheostomy Tube: What is Tracheostomy?

Apollo doctors said Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is able to speak with the help of a valve attached to the tracheostomy (a tube and attached valve for communication), which is a temporary phase as it entails holding breath while talking. Otherwise, Jayalalithaa is recovering as per the normal course, said Apollo Hospitals Chairman Dr Prathap C Reddy in Chennai ...

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French Specialist, Ex-TOI Editor Dilip Padgaonkar Passes Away

Dilip Padgaonkar, 72, former editor of the Times of India and well-knonw among the journalistic and political circles passed away in Pune on Fiday, four days after hospitalisation. He suffered heart attack and multi-organ failure, according to Dr. Sanjay Pathare, director of Ruby Hall Clinic in Pune. A pune man, Padgaonkar studied at St. Vincent’s High School and graduated from ...

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Now a Special Meal Menu for Your Children on Railways

Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has been directed to prepare children’s menu through e-catering scheme, which will serve kids on the go. At present, children’s menu is available through e-catering scheme for all trains passing through New Delhi, Lucknow Jn., Lucknow, Jaipur, Ajmer, Howrah, Chennai Egmore, and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway stations. As announced in the Rail ...

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Google Presents 2 New Turkey Day Gifts

Google has offered two new (and one tried-and-true) ways to get through turkey day with Google Maps, with just few days to go for the Thanksgiving Day. "Just in time for the mad dash to grandma’s house or your bestie’s friendsgiving across town, we’ve got two new and one tried-and-true way for Google Maps to get you where you’re going ...

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