66 machines being used for counting demonetized notes: RBI

New Delhi, October 16 (PTI): At least 66 Sophisticated Currency Verification and Processing (CVPS) machines are being used for counting junked Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes that were deposited post demonetization, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has said.   A global tender has been floated for the procurement of new CVPS machines, the […]

Punjab approves new business development policy

Chandigarh, October 16 (IANS): Faced with the daunting task of reviving economic and industrial activity in the state, the Punjab Cabinet on Monday approved a new business development policy, paving the way for fixing of industrial power tariff at Rs 5 per unit and a one-time settlement of industrial loans.   Under the new ‘Industrial […]

India undergoing ‘exciting digital transformation, says IMF

Washington, October 16 (PTI): India is currently pursuing an “exciting” route of digital transformation which can be a learning experience for everyone, according to the IMF which is featuring a case study on the country’s digital revolution in its new book.   Vitor Gaspar, Director of the International Monetary Fund’s Fiscal Affairs Department, the IMF […]

Catalan leader fails to spell out ‘independence’ stance

MADRID/BARCELONA, October 16 (Reuters): Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont failed to clarify on Monday whether he had declared Catalonia’s independence from Spain last week, paving the way for the central government to take control of the region and rule it directly.   The wealthy region’s threatened to break away following a referendum in Oct. 1 that […]

Trooper held over social media posts against Modi, Rajnath

Guwahati, October 16 (IANS): Police in Assam’s Jorhat district have arrested a CRPF jawan for making objectionable comments on social networking sites against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Jorhat Superintendent of Police P.K. Bhuyan said on Monday that Pankaj Mishra was arrested from the Central Reserve Police Force camp at Rowriah […]

Netflix announces 1st original animated series from India

Netflix announces 1st original animated series from India

American internet entertainment company Netflix has announced “Mighty Little Bheem”, it’s first kids original series from India. The aim is to expand its children’s programming section. “Mighty Little Bheem” is produced in partnership with Green Gold Animation, one of India’s leading animation studios, read a statement. Based on “Chhota Bheem”, “Mighty Little Bheem” is the […]

Kate Winslet says she doesn’t care about people’s opinion

Kate Winslet says she doesn’t care about people’s opinion

Hollywood actress Kate Winslet, who will be next seen in ‘The Mountain between Us’, has revealed that she does not care about other people’s opinions and can’t conform to expectations. The 42-year-old actress also shared that she was very lucky to be in a position where she doesn’t have to fit in to the society’s […]

Reconciliation is key to inclusion

A political solution on its own does not necessarily lead to peace. While it is a critical contributor towards enhancing the possibilities of long-term sustainable peace, it needs to be complemented with other processes. A vital process towards a sustainable peace involves Reconciliation.   Experiences in conflict areas have shown that honoring Reconciliation is necessary […]

STRESS MANAGEMENT: Techniques, Methods And Beyond

Vemedo Jkezo Asst. Prof., Dept. Of Education, St. Joseph’s College Jakhama   Management is the buzzword in today’s parlance of corporate world. The degree of your efficiency in your corporate life depends on your managerial skills that you exhibit and expressed into practical reality. However, for many people, the management of stress has become a […]

Poor nations suffer most deaths, economic pain from wild weather

Laurie Goering Thomson Reuters Foundation   Fatalities and economic losses from severe weather are rising in many of the world’s poorest countries as climate change and a lack of disaster preparedness worsen threats, risk experts said.   Over the last 35 years, 60 percent of weather-related deaths globally were among people who earn $1,000 a […]

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