Archive for December 17th, 2017

Good marks can get students loan easily

New Delhi Dec 17: Can 90% in your college exam get you an iPhone? It could as a number of online student lenders are scrutinizing mark-sheets to assess credit worthiness, and hand out loans for consumer durables.

Students are a fairly large market as they want to be seen…

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Will Beijing be a stakeholder in Modi’s SAGAR vision?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi outlined India’s maritime potential and current profile in a commendable manner at the commissioning ceremony of INS Kalvari, a Scorpene-class diesel-electric submarine, in Mumbai on Thursday (December 14). Modi’s fluency and grasp over the fine-print of the Indian Ocean is indicative…

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Health services hit in Rajasthan as doctors go on mass leave

Jaipur, Dec 17: Medical and health services were crippled in state-run government hospitals and district community centres across Rajasthan as around 10,000 doctors went on mass casual leave on Saturday to press their demands, including raise in allowances and cancellation of cases against protesting doctors.

The BJP government…

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How to prevent chapped lips this winter

New Delhi  Dec 17 (ANI): Chapped, cracked and dry lips are the worst things about winter. Our lips lose moisture much faster than other parts of the body as there are no sweat or oil glands beneath the surface.

“In winter, keeping the skin of the lips soft and smooth…

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Bekele, Degitu victorious in Kolkata 25K marathon

Kolkata, Dec 17 :  Ethiopian long-distance runner and current world record and Olympic record holder Kenenisa Bekele strolled past the finish line in his maiden appearance at the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K marathon on Sunday.

In the elite national section, winner Avinash Sable set a course record of 1.15…

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Microsoft AI helping Indian farmers increase crop yields

New Delhi, Dec 17 :  New technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cloud Machine Learning, Satellite Imagery and advanced analytics are empowering small-holder farmers in India to increase their income through higher crop yield and greater price control, Microsoft India said.

In a few dozen villages in Telengana, Maharashtra and…

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Google News warns sites not to hide country of origin

San Francisco, Dec 17 :  In an attempt to take on fake news head on, Google News has updated its guidelines to prohibit sites that misrepresent or conceal their country of origin or are directed at users in another country under false premises.

“Sites included in Google News must not misrepresent…

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FIR registered against cop who pointed gun at Cong. leader Kamal Nath

(Madhya Pradesh)  Dec 17 (ANI): An FIR has been registered against a police constable who had pointed a loaded gun at senior Congress leader Kamal Nath at Chhindwara airstrip on Friday.

Special Investigation Teams (SIT) has been formed to investigate the case.

According to police officials, the policeman was immediately…

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Shilpa Shetty wins PETA’s ‘Hero To Animals’ Award

Mumbai, Dec 17 : Actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty Kundra has been honoured with a ‘Hero to Animals’ Award by animal rights organisation PETA for speaking out against the cruelty of circuses; signing a petition asking the government to uphold the ban on jallikattu, bull races, and bullfights; and adopting a stray…

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Jammu records lowest temperature, severe cold wave lashes J&K

Jammu/Srinagar, Dec 17 :  The minimum temperature in Jammu city dropped to a minus 5.1 degrees Celsius on Sunday thereby recording the season’s lowest temperature as a severe cold wave has lashed Jammu and Kashmir.

“The minimum temperature in Jammu city was 5.1 degrees Celsius on Sunday…

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