Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to Meet CEOs of Public Sector Banks on October 14

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will hold a review meeting with CEOs of public sector banks (PSBs) next week to discuss various issues, including progress on credit offtake. The meeting, scheduled to be held on October 14, is expected to review fund flow to stressed NBFC and MSME (micro, small and medium enterprises) sectors, sources said. Banks are expected to present report card on partial credit guarantee scheme and fund raising from market to enhance their capital base. The Centre in August issued guidelines on operationalising Rs 1 lakh crore…

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World Tourism Day: Meet these 5 women who choose to travel solo

Whether it’s going on family trips, making quick getaways with a few friends, we all love to take a break from our routines. Travelling solo is an experience unlike any other. It opens one’s eyes to a very different way of life, boosts confidence, and teaches valuable life lessons. On World Tourism Day, meet these five women who are passionate about travelling solo and exploring the world around them without inhibitions. (L-R) Chandana Rao, Rutavi Mehta, Esha Gupta, Anahita Sriprasad, Priti Vishwakarma Chandana Rao Chandana Rao began travelling solo after quitting a corporate…

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[Startup Bharat] Meet edtech startups that are taking quality education to non-metro cities across India

India’s small towns and cities harbour big dreams and ambitions. But often, students from these cities are at a disadvantage as they don’t have access to the quality education their counterparts in metros do. How will experimentation and innovation flourish if students can’t build on a solid foundation of learning? Students in the metros gain from big players like Byju’s, Khan Academy, and AlmaMapper, but those in Tier II, III, and IV towns are often forced to migrate to educational hubs, including Kota and Hyderabad, or Tier I cities for their education.…

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Family finance: Early planning, high surplus to help Gawades meet goals easily

He should invest the surplus for two months before starting investment for other goals. Nitin Gawade is a software engineer, who lives with his homemaker wife, Deepali, in his own house, in Pune. Gawade brings in a monthly salary of Rs 99,000, and manages a surplus of Rs 44,690 after household expenses, home loan EMI (for a Rs 13 lakh loan), insurance premium and investments. Though his portfolio is a meagre Rs 22.2 lakh at present, an early start to financial planningmeans he will be able to meet his primary goals with ease.…

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Meet a geisha and savour a gold-covered Kobe beef sandwich at a new café in Japan

  You may travel to Japan, but not get to meet a geisha. Like a rare wildlife sighting, real-life geishas can be elusive creatures to capture on camera. Graceful and discreet, the ladies are not known to stop and pose for a photo, but are more apt to scurry off to their appointment, head bowed. Women who do ham it up for photos are likely to be tourists dressed up as geishas. Enter the Maikoya Osaka, a cultural center in Osaka, billed as a space where visitors can meet openly with…

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CBSE NEET 2017: Meet the four toppers from Muktsar, Indore and Bengaluru

New Delhi: The 17-year-old son of a Punjab school teacher, two close friends from Madhya Pradesh and a Delhi Public School student from Bengaluru, on Friday, bagged the first four positions in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), an all-India examination for admission to medical and dental colleges. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which conducts the examination, announced the results on Friday morning, ending weeks of suspense that saw the Madras high court withholding the outcome before the Supreme Court cleared it. Launched in 2016, the NEET…

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Meet the Aussie couple raffling off their tropical oasis

AN AUSTRALIAN couple who spent their existence financial savings constructing a motel on an idyllic Pacific island is giving their tropical oasis away — thru a bet. Doug and Sally Beitz moved their young own family from the Gold Coast to the Micronesian island of Kosrae in 1994 and have spent the beyond many years growing a rewarding waterfront hotel and scuba diving enterprise there. Now looking to return to Australia to turn out to be “expert grandparents” to their young granddaughter, the Beitz plan to hand over their island…

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Meet the student running an online magazine with a difference

Frustrated by the messages of self-hatred peddled to young women by the mainstream media, Camilla Ackley took things into her own hands “It’s made me who I am, given me ambition and a vague idea of what I want to do with my life,” says Camilla Ackley of running Into The Fold. Photograph: Natalie Gil for the Guardian If you read a lot of fashion and lifestyle blogs, you’ll know it can be difficult to find thoughtful writing about meaty issues among the endless photos of elegantly styled cacti and…

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U.N. peace envoy to meet Syrian foreign minister – government official

U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura will hold talks with Syria’s foreign minister on Tuesday during a surprise visit to Damascus, a Syrian government official told Reuters. The official said the talks were a follow-up to the Munich meeting in which world powers agreed to a cessation of hostilities that would let humanitarian aid be delivered in Syria. The talks will include discussion of the resumption of peace talks set for Geneva on Feb. 25, including “procedural issues”, the official said on condition of anonymity.   [SOURCE:- Reauters]

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