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Pointers to demonetisation

2019-08-16

Pointers for demonetisation capsule 1 & 2 will be uploaded by tonight... stay tuned!

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Gates Says Steve Jobs Cast ‘Spells’ to Keep Apple From Dying

2019-07-09

Apple’s Steve Jobs was singular in his ability to take a company “on a path to die” and turn it into the world’s most valuable- in part by “casting spells”, billionaire Bill Gates said.  Gates spoke of Jobs, the Apple Inc. co-founder and chief executive officer who died of pancreatic cancer in 2011, in a segment of leadership to be broadcast Sunday on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS”.  “I was like a minor wizard because he would be casting spells, and I would see people mesmerised, but because I’m a minor wizard, the spell..

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THE BUDGET QUIZ #1

2019-07-03

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdoF9XUXFtZX7YkM4tAWm1XmGuR8DcyC7gmhelOONrAYnpZIw/viewform?usp=sf_link

*THE BUDGET QUIZ #1*📣

In this Great Theatre of Democracy, what do you expect from the union budget under the Modi 2.0?🤣😋
Go eat your elder's head or ofcourse the new doctor to every problem "GOOGLE" 
  and make a calculated guess...!!..💃as usual it's a win win ...😁
Exciting prizes for those who get *all four answers correct*...!!..😍🤡

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RIL to invest about Rs 1,500 crore in 2 years in Jio Institute

2019-07-03

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has informed the government’s Empowered Expert Committee (EEC) that it’s investing about Rs 1,500 crore in its proposed university, Jio Institute, in the next two years to ensure that it creates a world-class centre of learning, said people with knowledge of the matter. This comes after the EEC, which monitors all Institutes of Eminence, had expressed its displeasure to the Jio team over delays in April. The Mukesh Ambani-led group is also in discussions with academic and institutional experts at Stanford University and Northwestern University in the ..

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The $38 billion divorce: Jeff Bezos, wife MacKenzie are about to split

2019-07-03

One of the biggest wealth transfers in history is expected in coming days. With the flick of a judge’s pen, a $38 billion stake in Amazon.com Inc. will pass to MacKenzie Bezos as part of her separation from company founder Jeff Bezos. “This is the Godzilla of all divorces,” said Peter Walzer, president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and founding partner of Walzer Melcher. “Nothing comes close to it because of the amount of wealth that’s being divided.” While divorce cases aren’t secret in Washington state, little else is ex..

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Air conditioning is the world's next big threat

2019-07-03

The vast majority of Americans have air conditioning but in Germany almost nobody does. At least not yet. So when temperatures in Berlin rose to an uncomfortable 37 Celsius this week – a record for the month of June – I was uncommonly delighted to go to the Bloomberg office, where it’s artificially and blissfully cool. By letting people in overheated climates concentrate on their work and get a good night’s sleep, air conditioning has played a big part in driving global prosperity and happiness over the past few decades – and that revolution has still barely..

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CBSE gave 56 ‘extra’ marks in Class XII boards

2019-06-28

Science students from the Delhi region who sat for CBSE’s Class XII exam this year and originally scored 84% or less in each of the main papers, physics, mathematics and chemistry, were given a “boost” by the board of 32 marks — nearly 11% of the total marks in the three subjects. Details accessed by TOI for nine subjects of this year’s Board exam reveal that the Central Board of Secondary Education granted up to 11 marks each in physics and mathematics, 10 in chemistry, six in political science and five each in economics, biology and business studies during the ..

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Hailing prospects for Saudi arms sales, Trump won't commit to Khashoggi inquiry

2019-06-28

U.S. President Donald Trump brushed aside the grisly killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, saying his death has already been investigated and a Saudi pledge to spend billions of dollars on U.S. military equipment "means something to me." He spoke just days after an independent UN report revealed new details of the Saudi journalist's death and apparent dismemberment at the hands of Saudi agents. It said there was "credible evidence" that warranted further investigation into the possible involvement of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and called f..

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RBI needs to overcome its fear of legitimate cryptocurrency usage

2019-06-28

On June 18, Facebook unveiled its plans to launch a new cryptocurrency, Libra, next year. This should be a wakeup call for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). RBI’s views have been quite regressive on the subject, vacillating between woeful under-estimation of the potential of technology, and its unfounded fear of fringe ‘bad-actor’ use cases.   But, first, why is the announcement of Facebook Libra significant, given that bitcoin has existed for a decade now? In 2018, about $2.4 billion in bitcoin transactions were processed by payment ..

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Indians' money in Swiss banks falls, hits second-lowest level in two decades

2019-06-28

Money parked by Indian individuals and enterprises in Swiss banks, including through India-based branches, fell by nearly 6 per cent in 2018 to 955 million Swiss francs (about Rs 6,757 crore) to hit its second-lowest level in over two decades, Swiss National Bank data showed Thursday. Aggregate funds of all foreign clients of Swiss banks also fell by over 4 per cent to CHF 1.4 trillion (nearly Rs 99 lakh crore) in 2018, as per the annual banking statistics released by the Zurich-based central banking authority of Switzerland. However, the 'locational banking statistics' of the Bank..

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