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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‘Kasautii Zindagi Kay’ Girl Shriya Grows up to be Heroine

The little girl Sneha in “Kasautii Zindagi Kay” is now a grown up beautiful lady ready to don the lead heroine roles and her latest picture on Instagram have already rocked many in the film industry. Playing the role of Sneha, daughter of of Prerna (Shweta Tiwari) and Anurag Basu’s daughter in the famous television show ‘Kasautii Zindagi Kay’, Shriya ...

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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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Govt Unveils Package for Promotion of Digital and Cashless Economy

To further accelerate the cashless economy, in the aftermath of the cancellation of the legal tender character of old Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 notes,  the Central Government has decided on a package of incentives and measures for promotion of digital and cashless economy in the country.  These incentives/measures are following:  The Central Government Petroleum PSUs shall give incentive by offering a ...

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Aadhar Architect Nandan Nilekani to Advise on Digital Payments Mode

India’s architect of Aadhar Card as former UIDAI chief, Nandan Nilekani, has a new role in NDA government as a special invitee in the 13-member committee of chief ministers to promote digital payment systems in the country, especially in rural areas. Nandan Nilekani contested from Bangalore South on Congress ticket but lost to BJP’s Ananth Kumar who is now parliamentary ...

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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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TIME Person of Year is Donald Trump, Not Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was voted by readers to be the TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year for the second time after 2014, could not clear the Editors’ Choice for the coveted place as US-President-elect Donald Trump, whose divisive politics reigned the day. Trump joins the ranks of other such leaders in the past such as Adolf Hitler, ...

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Pakistan Int’l Airlines Plane Crashes Near Abbottabad, Singer Junaid Jamshed Killed

Pakistan International Airlines aircraft with 48 passengers and crew members on board with singer Junaid Jamshed crashed near the city of Havelian, near Abbottabad in Pakistan on Wednesday. The PK 661 flight was traveling from Chitral to Islamabad. The flight crashed on the hills and police have reached the spot, said Saeed Wazir, the deputy inspector general of police in ...

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Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Last Run Fails to Recreate 2012 Results

CERN on Monday ran for the last time the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest particle accelerator, housed underground near the France-Switzerland border near Geneva, which ran since May this year. It said the number of collisions recorded by the ATLAS and CMS detectors during the proton run was 60 percent higher than expected though the results of 2012 ...

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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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