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Justice Ranjan Gogoi to take oath as Chief Justice of India on October 3

Justice Ranjan Gogoi is all set to be the next Chief Justice of India. Gogoi will take oath on October 3. Incumbent Chief Justice of India Deepak Misra, who is set to retire on October 2, has recommended his name to the government for the post. According to convention, the senior-most judge is eligible to be the Chief Justice of India. Gogoi is expected to retire on November 17 as […]

PM Modi's chances of getting re-elected in 2019 has fallen down to 50%: Analyst Ruchir Sharma

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s chances of getting re-elected in the 2019 elections have slipped from 99 per cent in 2017 to 50 per cent , says economic analyst Ruchir Sharma, noting that a fragmented opposition is showing signs of coming together. The BJP won with 31 per cent vote share in 2014 because the opposition was fragmented, seat share was disproportionate and its vote was concentrated, said the New York […]

'Indian Muslims much safer than Muslims in Islamic countries': This Saudi woman's reply is winning hearts

A Saudi woman’s frank response on question-and-answer community platform Quora is going viral. Aisha Fahda, who defines herself as ‘a Muslim girl living in Sweden’, said that “ Indian Muslims are much more safer than those Muslims living in the Islamic countries.” An anonymous Quoran asked, “Why don’t Pakistan, Turkey and Saudi Arabia together attack India to save Indian Muslims?” The question has more than 100 responses, including few highly […]

Meet VR Lalithambika, the Woman Heading India’s First Human Space Flight Project!

On 15 August 2018, PM Narendra Modi announced ISRO’s ambitious Gaganyaan mission. ISRO has already started its preparations for its first Human Space Flight Project, and if successful, India will become the fourth country after USA, Russia and China to send a human to space. You can read more about the HSF Project here. Speaking about the project, Dr K Sivan, the Secretary, Department of Space said, “We are excited […]

KVS recruitment 2018: Over 8000 PGTs, TGTs, PRTs vacancies announced at kvsangathan.nic.in

The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) on Tuesday invited online applications for recruitment of Principals, Vice-Principals, Post Graduate Teachers (PGTs), Trained Graduate Teachers (TGTs), Librarians and Primary Teachers (PRTs). The application process begins on August 24 and closes on September 13, 2018. The examination will be held in the offline mode. Candidates can apply till September 13, 2018. The number of tentative vacancies to be filled through the examination is more […]

30 killed, over 50,000 homeless as heavy rains continue across Kerala

Dams and rivers overflowed, parts of highways collapsed, and homes were swept away in severe flooding in more than half of Kerala on Friday in the third day of heavy downpour that has claimed the lives of 30 people and left nearly 54,000 homeless. The flooding became more intense after all five gates of the Idukki dam were opened and shutters of more than two dozen dams were lifted, making […]

Bank account debited for a transaction you haven't made? Know what to do

There has been a massive surge in customer grievances lately relating to unauthorised transactions resulting in debits to their accounts or cards. Several bank customers have reported that cash amount from their account were withdrawn, speculating that it could be a malicious attempt were fraudsters stole the ATM pins and other data by fitting skimming devices and preparing clones of the ATM cards (though not verified independently). A Delhi-based couple […]

‘Never ever threaten US or be ready to suffer consequences’: Donald Trump's harsh warning to Iran President

US President Donald Trump on Monday warned Iran of consequences “the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered,” if it threatens the United States. “Never, ever threaten the united states again or you will suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before,” Trump said on Twitter in a direct message to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. “We are no longer a country that will […]

Govt slashes minimum deposit for Sukanya Samriddhi account to Rs 250

The government has slashed the minimum annual deposit requirement for accounts under the Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana to Rs 250 from Rs 1,000 earlier, a move that will enable more number of people to take advantage of the girl child savings scheme. The government has amended the Sukanya Samriddhi Account Rules, 2016, to state that the minimum initial deposit to open the account would be Rs 250. The minimum deposit that […]

Minimum Balance Rules, Penalty For Insufficient Balance In SBI Savings Accounts

Minimum Balance Rules, Penalty For Insufficient Balance In SBI Savings Accounts State Bank of India (SBI), the largest lender of the country, requires customers to maintain a certain minimum balance in its savings accounts, except for some like the basic savings bank deposit account. Minimum balance requirements of SBI vary according to the location of the SBI branch in which a customer opens his account. With effect from the start […]