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WhatsApp to stop working on certain smartphones / O.S from 1st jan 2019

The Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp will stop working on certain smartphones after Dec 31.   This means that many of the smartphone users will not be able to run WhatsApp on their phones.   WhatsApp is dynamic with its updates and frequently adds new features to the platform. These features require newer versions of OS Read More…

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Survivor claims No way trapped miners will come out alive

Rescuers prepare a water pump at the site of a coal mine that collapsed in Ksan, in the northeastern state of Meghalaya, India, December 29, 2018. REUTERS   As the operation to rescue 15 trapped miners continue at the 370-foot-deep illegal coal mine in East Jaintia Hills district, a survivor of the December 13 accident Read More…

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Govt extends ban on import of milk products from China

Indian government has further extended the ban on import of milk and its products, including chocolates, from China for four months till April 23 next year, according to a notification of the commerce ministry issued Monday.   “Prohibition on import of milk, milk products (including chocolates, chocolate products, candies, confectionary food preparations with milk or Read More…

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GST Council Cuts rates over 23 Goods & Services ahead of 2019 Elections

The GST Council Saturday reduced tax rates on 23 goods and services, including movie tickets, TV and monitor screens and power banks, and exempted frozen and preserved vegetables from the levy.   The reduced rates are likely to come into effect from January 1, 2019, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told reporters after the 31st meeting Read More…

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106000 Crores RBI Fund , BJP government seek to repay NPAs

Centre seeks Rs. 41,000 crore more to recapitalise banks Tables proposal in Parliament, says recovery process of NPAs progressing strongly   The government on Thursday moved a proposal in Parliament for an additional Rs. 41,000 crore to recapitalise public sector banks, over and above the already budgeted Rs. 65,000 crore, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told Read More…

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29 year old Bengaluru origin Makes it to Forbes ’30 Under 30’

Bengaluru-origin 29-year-old Achuta Kadambi , is a second generation Indian American, is a professor at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA).   He has been named under the science category in the coveted list. The annual list honours emerging stars in 20 different industries.   Forbes 30 Under 30 list is released annually Read More…

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Drugs War : Court asked for Center Policy and till then banned Online Sales

The Madras High Court on Monday banned the online sale of medicines till the Centre notifies rules regulating it. The high court thereby has refused to vacate an interim stay it granted in October.   The court directed the Centre to notify rules regulating the online sale of medicines by January 31, 2019, and online Read More…

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Negative Growth : Exports have not progressed at all in these four years

  Indicating a fresh stress on jobs, a fine print of India’s latest export numbers suggests that major labour-intensive sectors of exports like gems and jewellery, leather, handloom and farm products have either plunged into negative territory or exhibited an extremely sluggish growth in November.   Worse, November 2018 export figures at $26.5 billion are Read More…

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Sugar distillery Boiler blast in Bagalkot Karnataka so far 6 killed

  Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has ordered a probe into the blast that occurred at a sugar distillery the Kulali village in Mudhol, Bagalkot district that killed six persons on Sunday.   According to reports, a boiler exploded at the distillery unit of Nirani Sugars Limited, owned by BJP leader Murugesh Nirani.   In a Read More…

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Meghalaya disaster : 13 miners feared dead after being flooded in illegal mine

  Thirteen miners are feared dead in India after the shaft of a mine they were illegally digging collapsed and flooded in the remote northeastern state of Meghalaya.   Officials told media efforts are underway to pump water out of the coal mine in the state’s East Jaintia Hills district after the miners became trapped Read More…