RBI to launch campaign to make public aware of central bank’s regulations, initiatives

The Reserve Bank is planning to launch a full-fledged multi-media and multi-lingual campaign to create general awareness among citizens about the regulations and initiatives of the central bank. RBI’s department of communication has sought applications from advertising agencies for designing the creatives for pan-India public awareness campaign. “The campaign will be in 14 languages – Hindi, Assamese, Bangla, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, and English with focus on regional languages,” said the expression of interest document floated by the RBI in this regard. The media…

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Retail inflation expected to rise further, likely to cross 4% in November: Experts

Retail inflation, which touched a seven-month high in October, is expected to rise further and cross the 4 per cent mark this month, driven by rise in vegetable and oil prices, experts say. According to global financial services majors like Nomura, BofAML and Morgan Stanley, price pressures are likely to build further in the coming months following a cyclical recovery in the economy and rise in vegetable and oil prices. “We expect CPI inflation to rise above 4 per cent in November and stay above the RBI’s target of 4…

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Travel tips, how to explore the best of London on a budget

The sun-kissed scenes from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s storybook wedding at Windsor may have put you in the mood to visit the Old Country. But what if you’re just looking to feel like a prince (or princess), not spend like one? Here are a few tips on enjoying London on a budget. (Just don’t count on the sunshine that blessed the royal wedding in a place where on average it rains about one out of every three days.) GO LOW (SEASON) London’s high season is late spring and summer…

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Would you consider skipping the Colosseum and Vatican on a trip to Rome?

You can hardly see the treasures of Rome’s top attractions these days amid the sweaty hordes and seas of selfie-sticks. Overtourism is real, there and elsewhere in Europe. Yet look away and there is hope. Give up your ambition to name-drop the top 10 attractions, and you can unlock the experiences of a lifetime at sites with equally astounding masterpieces that just don’t happen to be in every guidebook and listicle. The central part of the ancient Roman Baths of Caracalla. (Shutterstock) At the Palazzo Massimo alle Terme museum, you…

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Cities around the world seek to emulate NYC’s elevated park

The success of New York City’s elevated park, the High Line, has inspired a slew of projects across the United States and internationally that repurpose rusting ribbons of steel and concrete as green space in hopes of rejuvenating neighborhoods or reclaiming overbuilt riverfronts. Philadelphia, Chicago, Miami, London and New York’s capital of Albany are among the cities with High Line-style projects completed or in the planning stages. All seek to capture at least some of the popularity of the 23-block-long railroad viaduct in lower Manhattan planted with trees, shrubs and…

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IITs see fall in number of students qualifying, to hold emergency meeting

The Joint Admission Board (JAB) has called an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss the issue of increasing the number of qualified students for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced, responding to concerns over the likely situation of seats going vacant. This year, the result of the JEE Advanced 2018 declared by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur on Sunday witnessed a drastic fall in the number of candidates who qualified. Students who clear JEE Advanced are eligible to take admission in any one of the 23 IITs all over the country….

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Nokia 5.1 Plus Renders Surfaced, Nokia X6 Global Variant Said to Receive Taiwan’s NCC Certification

HIGHLIGHTS Nokia 5.1 Plus renders surfaced The renders show a notch design and a dual rear camera setup Nokia X6 global variant has also received a certification in Taiwan While HMD Global is seemingly busy in making the newly launched Nokia 2 (2018), Nokia 3 (2018), and Nokia 5 (2018) available across the worldwide markets, renders highlighting the Nokia 5.1 Plus have surfaced online. The renders showcase that the unannounced handset includes a notch design. In a separate news, the global variant of the Nokia X6 with model number TA-1103 has received Taiwan’s NCC certification. The Nokia X6 debuted in…

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Vivo Nex S, Nex A With Pop-Up Selfie Camera, Up to 256GB Inbuilt Storage Launched: Price, Specifications

Vivo Nex S (left) and Nex A (right) HIGHLIGHTS The Vivo Nex S is the top-end offering The Nex A has the Snapdragon 710 SoC Both feature pop-up selfie cameras The Vivo Nex S and Vivo Nex A were launched in China as the company’s latest flagship smartphones on Tuesday. The Vivo Nex S is the premium model, and features a Snapdragon 845 SoC, 8GB RAM, up to 256GB inbuilt storage, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The company claims the Vivo Nex S comes with the third-generation under-display fingerprint sensor that is claimed to…

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iOS 12 First Impressions: How to Install Right Now, New Features, and More

HIGHLIGHTS iOS 12 was announced at WWDC 2018 The first developer preview is now available It brings features like Siri Actions and Screen Time Earlier this week, Apple’s iOS got its yearly upgrade at the 2018 edition of the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in the form of iOS 12. Performance is the major driver behind all the new updates, which is a relief following years of reports that older iPhones get slower after each update. On certain devices, iOS 12 claims to offer up to 70 percent quicker camera app loading, 2x…

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Your next holiday should be to this ghost town in China

Blanketed with greenery, the ghost town is perched atop cliffs looking west into sea mists obscuring the horizon. Abandoned homes ravaged by weather and creeping vines stand silent but for the surf, the whine of mosquitos, and birdsong. This is Houtouwan — Back Bay in Mandarin — an abandoned fishing village engulfed by nature on the far eastern island of Shengshan, 90km off the coast of Shanghai. Small groups of tourists on a recent weekend braved muddy footpaths through overgrown lawns to chase foggy photographs and answers to the question:…

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