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Play like Rahul Dravid, not Navjot Sidhu: Raghuram Rajan draws cricketing parallel for RBI

Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) former Governor Raghuram Rajan gave cricketing analogy for the Central Bank’s operation board, asking it to play like Rahul Dravid and not like Navjot Singh Sidhu. Talking about the alleged rift between the government and RBI, Rajan in an interview to Economic Times strongly advocated for the autonomy of the Central bank stating that it is in the interest of the country that both sides […]

Knowing one’s own self

Every living being longs to be happy, untainted by sorrow; and everyone has the greatest love for himself, which is solely due to the fact that happiness is his real nature. Hence, in order to realise that inherent and untainted happiness, which indeed he daily experiences when the mind is subdued in deep sleep, it is essential that he should know himself. For obtaining such knowledge the enquiry, ‘Who am […]


Rajinikanth's 2.O trailer released

The first full-length trailer for 2.0, which is touted to be the most expensive Indian project ever, has arrived and it sees Rajinikanth take on Akshay Kumar’s giant monster alone. Directed by S Shankar. The film also features Adil Hussain, Sudhanshu Pandey and Amy Jackson in key roles. AR Rahman has composed the music for the film.  After too much rescheduling, the Rajinikanth-Akshay Kumar starrer now has an official releasing date all […]

Happy Diwali: How to celebrate eco-friendly Diwali this year

Diwali 2018 is just round the corner. Gone are those days when people used to burn a truckload of crackers to celebrate the day. Eco-friendly is the new thing this Diwali. However, while shopping, we often end up buying things that we don’t need or the ones that can affect the environment. Thus, before starting with your Diwali shopping, be a little mindful and educate yourself about different products and […]

Paytm owner One97 Communications widens net loss to Rs 1,490 cr

Paytm’s parent company One97 Communications has reported a higher net loss of Rs 1,490.4 crore for the year ended on March 31, 2018, compared to Rs 879.6 crore in the previous fiscal, according to regulatory filings. One97 Communications’ revenues from operations, however, grew manifold to Rs 2,987.41 crore in FY2017-18 as against Rs 624.76 crore in FY2016-17, according to the company’s filings to the Corporate Affairs Ministry provided by business […]

Arjuna awardee with 17 gold medals now sells ice-cream for a living

An Arjuna awardee, who has won a total of 17 gold, 1 silver and five bronze medals, now sells ice-creams for a living. Dinesh Kumar, who hails from Haryana’s Bhiwani, was a boxer and who proved his mettle and illuminated India’s name at the global level. Kumar now seeks government help as he wants to repay the loan his father took to sponsor his international tournaments. Expressing his sorrow, Kumar […]

M Nageshwar Rao: Know all about CBI's interim chief

The in-fighting within the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) witnessed a new turn on Wednesday, when a government orders issued asked the two top officials of the premier probe agency- CBI Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthama to go on leave. The order also stated that M Nageshwar Rao will be taking over as the interim CBI chief. “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved that during […]

No blanket ban on firecrackers, green crackers allowed from 8-10 pm on Diwali: Supreme Court

he Supreme Court has refused to impose a nationwide blanket ban on sale of firecrackers. In its verdict today, the court said only ‘green firecrackers’ (which are less polluting) will be allowed to be sold. In its order, the court banned the online sale of firecrackers and put a stay on e-commerce portals from selling them. The court said only “low polluting” green crackers which are within permitted decibel limits […]

Eliminating emissions in India and China can add years to people's lives

About 2.7 billion people who live in China and India– which is more than a third of the world’s population–regularly breathe polluted air. According to a recent study, eliminating harmful emissions from power plants could save an estimated annual 15 million years of life in China and 11 million years of life in India. Air pollution is one of the largest contributors to death in both countries, ranked 4th in […]