South Korea to start real-name trading of crypto currency

SEOUL, January 23 (AP): South Korea plans to require local banks to launch a real-name system for crypto currency trading that will make the up-to-now anonymous transactions be traceable as the country seeks to curb speculation and criminal activities.   Financial Services Commission Vice Chair Kim Yong-beom said at a press briefing Tuesday that the […]

Increase tax exemption limit to Rs 3 lakh, says SBI report

New Delhi, January 23 (PTI): With rise in personal disposable income post 7th Pay Commission, the income tax exemption limit needs to be raised by Rs 50,000 to Rs 3 lakh, a SBI report said today.   The move will benefit around 75 lakh people, it said.   The SBI’s Ecowrap report further said that […]

Magnitude-7.9 quake off Alaska sparks brief West Coast tsunami fears

ANCHORAGE, January 23 (Reuters): Tsunami alerts were lifted on Tuesday for the U.S. West Coast and western Canada after a magnitude-7.9 earthquake struck in the Gulf of Alaska, sending the state’s coastal residents inland to seek shelter from possible tidal waves.   In Alaska, people packed into high schools and other evacuation centers after the […]

70 mn people suffer in world’s neglected crises – CARE

70 mn people suffer in world’s neglected crises – CARE

A woman carries a bag on her back on the North Korean side of the Yalu River near Sinuiju, North Korea. (REUTERS File Photo)   GENEVA, January 23 (Reuters): Some 70 million people are trapped in humanitarian crises that are largely playing out beyond the attention of aid workers, donors and the media, an international […]

Looted cash, gold helps IS recruit in the Philippines

Looted cash, gold helps IS recruit in the Philippines

A view of the damaged facade of Marawi’s Grand Mosque, which was used as a hideout by Islamic State militants during the five-month siege in Marawi, Philippines on January 13. (REUTERS Photo)   MARAWI CITY, January 23 (Reuters): Islamist insurgents looted cash, gold and jewellery worth tens of millions of dollars when they occupied a […]

Indian Labour Market: A shift towards gig economy

Prof Mithilesh Kumar Sinha Finance Officer Nagaland University, Lumami “There were laws created for businesses and there were laws created for people. What the sharing economy did was create a third category: people as businesses.” This quote by Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky lucidly explains the “gig economy”, a trend that is gathering momentum as big […]

6.1-magnitude quake hits Jakarta Jakarta, January 23 (IANS): An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale jolted the Indonesian capital on Tuesday, damaging dozens of houses and sending people fleeing into the streets in panic. The earthquake struck around 1.34 p.m. about 100 miles southwest of Jakarta, with its epicentre in the Indian Ocean. There […]

Bill on data protection to be ready by March, Centre tells SC

New Delhi, January 23 (IANS) The Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the much-awaited bill on data protection — being drafted by a committee of experts headed by Justice B.N. Srikrishna (retd) — would be ready by March.   Attorney General K.K. Venugopal gave the information to a Constitution Bench of Chief Justice […]

Weekly Internship List

Weekly Internship List

Marketing at Hector Beverages (Paper Boat) Location – Kolkata Stipend – Rs. 4,000 /Month Link – internshala.com/i/8597 Deadline – 20th February 2018 Content Writing at Dazeinfo Media & Research Location – Work From Home Stipend – Rs. 5,000-6,000 /Month Link – internshala.com/i/8601 Deadline – 5th February 2018 Human Computer Interaction Research at IIT, Guwahati Location […]

Shiv Sena to go solo in 2019, contest all state elections

Mumbai, January 23 (IANS) In a major decision, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday decided to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha and Assembly elections independent of its ally, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), besides spreading its wings nationally.   The Shiv Sena National Executive resolved to fight the next round of state and central elections and […]

Busting Myths about E-learning

After graduation, Kriti started looking for opportunities, but despite consistent efforts, she couldn’t get what she was aiming for. After multiple cycles of applications and rejections, Kriti decided to analyze the situation and concluded that the lack of experience and skill-gap made her resume below par. Unfortunately, there is no dearth of people like Kriti. […]

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