Lord Jagannath's image on Kit-Kat wrapper

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Nestle Responds Over Lord Jagannath's Image On Kit-Kat Wrappers

Lord Jagannath's image on the wrapper of Nestle's Kit-Kat, created religious spark, gaining citicism from Netizens. One Twitterati said it is an honour to see Odisha culture on Kit-Kat wrapper, but think twice as people will throw wrappers in dustbins, roads and many will walk over. Over the criticism, the Nestle India apologised for hurting religious sentiments with this travel-break packs and withdrawal of these packs from Market.

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 - 05:46 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Nestle India, Kit-Kat, Odisha, Lord Jagannath, hindu deities

Courtesy: India Today

Pakistan PM Imran Khan

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Pakistan Suffers Economic Crisis, Seeks IMF And Chinese Investments

The Pakistan Government is suffering economic crisis, due to financial burdens of domestic and external matters. According to local Islam Khabar, the Imran Khan Government is hoping new International Monetory Fund (IMF) loan under its extended fund facility (EEF) and Chinese investment for facing this financial crisis and meet gross financial needs. Notably, the Pakistan budget is expected to go up by USD 28-30 billion in next 2022-… read-more

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 - 03:36 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Pakistan, Pakistan Government, International Monetory Fund, Chinese Investment, Financial Crisis

Courtesy: ANI

Nirmala Sitharaman


FM Nirmala Sitharaman To Address Press, Highlights Antrix-Devas Case

Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman will address a press conference at 4:30 pm on Tuesday, January 18. She is more likely to brief about an ''important economic issue''. She might reaffirm the current conflict of Antrix Corporations and Devas Multimedia, along with implications posed by order of the Supreme Court, suggested reports. The Minister is all set to present the Union Budget 2022, on February 1.

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 - 03:54 PM / by Shaloo Priya

Tags: Finance, Nirmala Sitharaman, press conference, Antrix-Devas case, Supreme Court of India

Courtesy: News 18

Electric vehicles

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Govt Revises EV Rules, Allows Charging From Existing Power Connection

The Union Government revised rules of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging. Issued on January 17, as per new rules, EV owners are now allowed to charge their EVs using existing power connection at homes/offices. In addition, the Centre also approved government land allotment to private entities (with highest bid) to set up Public Charging Stations (PCS) for EVs, in phases. Notably, EV sales are expected to increase by 2030.

Mon, 17 Jan 2022 - 03:58 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Electric Vehicles, Government of India, PCS, new guidelines, Minister

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Professional Queuer Freddie Beckitt

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Meet Professional Queuer, Freddie Beckitt Who Earns Rs 16,000 Per Day

Freddie Beckett, a 30-year-old resident of London, the UK, earns £160 (Rs 16,000 days) by standing in lines. The professional queuer shared his experience and said, "I worked eight hours for a job, queueing for the V&A's Christian Dior exhibition for some very well to do people, around their mid sixties". Required patience and calmness, Freddie works for rich families, senior citizens and rich youths with money.

Sun, 16 Jan 2022 - 10:27 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: UK, london, Professional, Freddie Beckitt, Professional Queuer

Courtesy: Times Now News

Lottery image

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Kerala's Painting Worker Wins Lottery Of Rs 12 Crore

Sadanandan, a painter and resident of Aymananam, has won Rs 12 crore in the Christmas-New Year bumper lottery in Kerela. Reportedly, on January 16, Sadanandan went out in the market to buy meat, when he bought the lottery ticket from a vendor. Hours after Sadanandan bought ticket, lucky draw took place in Thiruvananthapuram and he won the prize, which he will use to arrange better living for his children.

Sun, 16 Jan 2022 - 10:08 PM / by Basharat Rashid

Tags: Lottery, Lucky Draw, Kerala, Kaun Banega Crorepati, India

Courtesy: PTI

Ashwatha Narayan

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Karnataka Govt Announces Seed Funding Upto Rs 50 Lakh For Startups

Karnataka Government announced seed funding upto Rs 50 lakh for startups on January 16. Dr CN Ashwatha Narayan, the State Education Minister said, "The seed funding will be facilitated to additional 75 startups, to achieve the tally to 200 startups in the year". Addressing the National Startup Day, Narayan said, in 2021, Karnataka attracted Rs 1.60 lakh crore investment in 2021, 50% of India's entire investment from foreign companies. 

Sun, 16 Jan 2022 - 09:43 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Startups, Ashwatha Narayan, IT, Seed Funding, karnataka government

Courtesy: ANI

Maruti Suzuki Car Dealership

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Maruti Suzuki Hikes Car Prices By Up To 4.3%; Alto, S-Cross Costs More Now

Maruti Suzuki India (MSI), has officially increased the prices of its models by up to 4.3 percent, with immediate effect. The move has reportedly come after the impact the company took due to increased costs in essential commodities, such as steel, aluminium, copper, plastic and other metals. The company sells a wide range of cars from Alto (Rs 3.15 lakh) to S-Cross (Rs 15.5 lakh) for the top model. 

Sat, 15 Jan 2022 - 05:00 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Maruti Suzuki, MSI, alto, Suzuki S-Cross, Essential Commodities

Sahdev Dirdo

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Bachpan Ka Pyar Fame Sahdev Dirdo Launches His Own NFT Space

Bachpan Ka Pyar, song fame Sahdev Dirdo is the youngest entertainer, who entered NFT (non fungible token) space.  NFT space is unit of digital data (photos,videos,audios) stored on digital ledger of blockchain, NFTs certifies digital data as unique asset and non interchangeable. Ten-year-old Dirdo joined the digital asset space, on January 14. Actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Sunny Leone, Salman Khan and others launched… read-more

Fri, 14 Jan 2022 - 09:30 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Bachpan Ka Pyaar, sahdev, NFT, SINGER, Entertainment

Courtesy: Money Control

Changpeng Zhao, Binance CEO

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Cryptocurrency Binance Founder CZ Joins World's Richest Billionaires List

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance's CEO Changpeng Zhao, joins the list of richest men in the world. Recently, Bloomberg Billionaire Index was published, including the founder of Binance CZ, who surpassed Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani. The Chinese-Canadian entrepreneur started Binance in 2017, which now has a net worth of USD 96 billion. After being in billionaires list, CZ tweeted, "Don't worry about rankings, focus on how many people… read-more

Thu, 13 Jan 2022 - 09:50 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Cryptocurrency, CZ Binance, World's Billionaires, Bloomberg Billionaire Index, Chinese Entrepreneur

Courtesy: Republic World