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Category archives: Oranganisation

Code of the Yakuza – Behind Japan’s Infamous Centuries-Old Mafia Network

The Yakuza are Japan’s long-standing criminal network. They’ve been in existence for 400 years and have instilled fear and respect among the population. But are they more than a bunch of ruthless criminals? The truth has a habit of being more complex than first thought. They’ve blighted the country’s history, according to some. Others believe they are a foundation stone of modern society, for better or worse. The organization started […]

ASI approves excavation at site of Mahabharata’s house of lac

MEERUT: After years of requests by archaeologists and local historians, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has finally approved the excavation of what locals believe is the site of the ‘Lakshagriha’, the house of lac which features in an important incident in the Mahabharata . The site is located in Barnawa area of Baghpat district. Retired ASI superintending archaeologist, (excavation) KK Sharma said, “Lakshagriha plays a significant part in the Mahabharata. The […]

 
 
 

Watch: The unique legacy of ‘Economic and Political Weekly’ commemorated in a documentary

The Economic Political Weekly magazine has put out a commemorative documentary to mark its 50th anniversary on its YouTube channel. The 32-minute film, titled Fifty Years of EPW and directed by Rafeeq Elias, includes brief insights into the formation of the magazine and interviews with academic luminaries on its importance and legacy. The magazine’s predecessor, The Economic Weekly, was founded by Sachin Chaudhuri in 1949. Chaudhuri’s brother, Bombay Talkies producer […]

December 1: 8 major changes that could affect your daily life from today

December1st will bring with it certain changes directly affecting you, including banking, aviation and those where you will have to shell out more from your pocket. While there are some changes relating to banking services, there also some that will put you at ease. From news for pan card holders to those using internet banking facility of SBI, here are 8 points that may affect you: 1. Some customers of […]

How solar lanterns are giving power to the people of India and Africa

Clean-energy lights are transforming lives—and creating entrepreneurs—in Africa and India. Prashant Mandal flips on a candy-bar-size LED light in the hut he shares with his wife and four children. Instantly hues of canary yellow and ocean blue—reflecting off the plastic tarps that serve as the family’s roof and walls—fill the cramped space where they sleep. Mandal, a wiry 42-year-old with a thick black beard and a lazy eye, gestures with […]

Google to shutdown its social network Google Plus after users data exposed to external developers

Google on Monday said that it has decided to shutdown its social media network Google+ after the company found that a bug in the social network had exposed the private data of its users to external developers which may have affected up to 500,000 accounts on Google+. The company has said that following an internal investigation in the issue, it has found that there was a bug in the software […]

Google and greatness: What the search giant is doing next to win the world

What’s the average weight of a panda? How do I get paint off my face? How can I make a fidget spinner? No matter how random the question, the Internet will likely have an answer, and the easiest way to get to it, is through Google. It’s been 20 years since Larry Page and Sergey Brin’s website was incorporated as a company in September 1998. In 2015, under CEO Sundar […]

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 […]

Power ministry may make 24 degrees celsius as default setting for air conditioners

Power minister RK Singh said on Friday that the government will consider making 24 degrees celsius as mandatory default setting for air conditioners within a few months. At a meeting with the minister, AC makers were also advised to have labelling indicating the optimum temperature setting for the benefits of consumers both from financial and their health points of view, the power ministry said in a statement. The temperatures settings […]

CLAMORWORLD: VIBRANT TAMIL NADU EXPO AND SUMMIT 2018 - TORONTO, ONTARIO

CANADA PRESS RELEASE: Vibrant Tamil Nadu Expo and Summit 2018 – Toronto, Ontario Reference: Toronto roadshow from 3 pm to 6 pm on 7th May 2018 at Novotel Toronto Centre, 45 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON M5E 1W2 Addressing several challenges and recognizing various facets of prosperity; Vibrant Tamil Nadu 2018 is one-of-a-kind initiative that aims towards unifying and synergizing the key players and solutions providers in Food sector. As the […]