AckoDrive Partners with IDFC FIRST Bank to Issue Free FASTags

With no issuance cost, security deposit or paperwork, AckoDrive brings digital convenience to car owners AckoDrive, a one-stop solution for first-hand car buying, has announced a partnership with IDFC FIRST Bank to issue free FASTags. With AckoDrive getting a FASTag is hassle free and convenient. Unlike FASTags issued by others, AckoDrive’s digital platform requires no issuance fee, no paperwork or security deposit. Any private car owner can purchase a FASTag from AckoDrive’s platform by submitting a few personal and vehicle details and by adding the initial wallet money of Rs. 100…

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U.S. Sanctions Key Ukrainian Oligarch

The Biden administration sees cleaning up corruption in Ukraine as the best protection against Russian influence. …

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U.S. and Europe will suspend tariffs on wine, food and airplanes.

The governments agreed to temporarily suspend tariffs on billions of dollars of products as they search for a settlement to a long-running clash over subsidies given to Airbus and Boeing. …

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Instacart said to weigh direct listing in snub to IPOs

The move would make Instacart the latest company to snub an IPO, for decades the primary path to a listing, because it risks pricing its offering too low compared to where its shares end up trading….

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Muthoot Finance chairman MG George passes away

Mathai George George Muthoot was born in November 1949 in Kozhencherry in the present day Pathanamthitta district of Kerala as the son of M George Muthoot, who began the finance business and as the grandson of Muthoot Ninan Mathai, the group founder….

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Current mortgage interest rates on March 5, 2021: Rates tick up – CNET

Today a handful of important mortgage rates ticked up. Here’s how that can affect your mortgage plans….

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In Oregon, Scientists Find a Virus Variant With a Worrying Mutation

In a single sample, geneticists discovered a version of the coronavirus first identified in Britain with a mutation originally reported in South Africa. …

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Karnataka Para Swimming Association to host 20th National Para Swimming Championship from March 20 to 22

The 20th edition of the National Para Swimming Championship will be held from March 20th to 22nd in Bangalore. The national-level championship will be hosted by Karnataka Para Swimming Association under the auspice of the Paralympic Committee of India. Indian Para swimmer With Karnataka swimmers dominating the field of swimming in the National & International level competitions year after year, it’s a privilege to host the national-level championship in the state. Over 400 men, women, girls, and boys from across the nation will be participating…

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Senegal protests after opposition leader Ousmane Sonko arrested

Ousmane Sonko is accused of rape but his supporters say the allegations are politically motivated. …

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Plan to Rebuild Louisiana’s Vanishing Coast Moves Ahead

An environmental assessment said the project’s next step would largely benefit coastal areas, though it might also affect some marine life, especially dolphins. …

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‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero was tricked onto plane, into arrest

A key piece of the mystery around the arrest of the man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” has become clear…

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Gold holds near 9-month low as yields, dollar gain further

Spot gold was down 0.1% at $1,695.22 by 11:50 a.m. ET (1650 GMT), after falling to its lowest since June 8 at $1,686.40 in the session. It has fallen nearly 2% this week….

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Why the pope’s visit matters for Iraq’s Christians

Since the early days of the religion, an array of Christians have lived in what is today Iraq….

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Myanmar coup: YouTube removes channels run by army amid violence

The armed forces are accused of spreading disinformation online amid a violent crackdown. …

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Women Call for India’s Chief Justice to Quit After He Asked Rapist to Marry

More than 4,000 women have signed an open letter asking for Chief Justice S.A. Bobde to step down following what they called ‘atrocious and insensitive’ remarks in two rape cases. …

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UN envoy calls for urgent action to reverse Myanmar coup

The U.N. special envoy for Myanmar is calling for urgent Security Council action to reverse Myanmar’s military coup…

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Goldman Sachs Partners’ Exits Point to a Changing Culture at the Bank

An unusually large number of senior executives have left Goldman recently as C.E.O. David Solomon remakes the Wall Street firm. …

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