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.
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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
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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
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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
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