Myanmar’s coup is awkward for China

China may have a history of backing the junta, but it may not be that happy about the present state of affairs….

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Foreign nationals exempted from Aadhar authentication for GST registration

However, Indian citizens will have to follow the Aadhaar authentication or personal verification route for GST registration …

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Facing existential threat, crypto backers seek identity change and regulation

Experts and commentators at the ETMarkets Conclave today pleaded with the government to see the positive side of technological innovation and said that they will welcome any regulations instead of a blanket ban….

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Bruce Meyers: Meet the beach boy who invented the dune buggy video – Roadshow

Bruce Meyers died earlier this month at age 94. We spoke to him about his life, his car and what it did for him back in 2014….

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Cocaine ‘worth billions’ seized in record Germany and Belgium haul

More than 23 tonnes of the drug was discovered in two raids on shipments heading to the Netherlands. …

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New World Map Tries to Fix Distorted Views of Earth

You’re going to need some double-sided tape. …

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India to explore external markets for high capacity, advanced dredgers

Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL), Dredging Corporation of India and IHC Holland have joined hands to make world-class dredgers at CSL …

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Ahead of Market: 12 things that will decide stock action on Thursday

Chandan Taparia, Technical & Derivative Analyst at MOFSL said, “Now Nifty has to hold above 14,900 level to extend its move towards 15,150 and then 15,250 levels, while on the downside, immediate support exists at 14,850 and 14,700 levels.”…

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Jamal Khashoggi: US report expected to name Saudi crown prince as complicit in murder

President Biden to call King Salman as his administration prepare to release intelligence report in ‘long awaited step’Joe Biden is expected to call Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Wednesday, as his administration prepares to release an unclassified intelligence report that many experts expect will name the royal’s son and heir as complicit in the grisly murder of Jamal Khashoggi.Biden’s plan to call to the 85-year-old ruler was reported on Tuesday night by Axios. Continue reading… …

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Polk Awards Honor Pandemic Reporters

The Washington Post led all news organizations, with four prizes. The infectious-disease reporter Helen Branswell, of Stat, took the public service award for a yearlong chronicle of the coronavirus and its effects. …

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IRDAI approves Axis-Max Life deal

As per the proposed transaction, Axis Entities have the right to acquire up to 19% stake in Max Life, of which, Axis Bank proposes to acquire up to 9%, and Axis Capital Limited and Axis Securities Limited together propose to acquire up to 3% of the share capital of Max Life in the first leg of the transaction….

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NSE tech glitch: How analysts reacted to the trading halt

The biggest question in this whole issue is why was the entire market shut just because index feeds were not refreshing?…

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Fino Payments Bank says inclusion in commercial bank list to boost biz

Fino Payments Bank on Wednesday said it will be able to improve its business prospects further as the RBI has included it in the category of a scheduled commercial bank. The Reserve Bank on Tuesday said it has included Fino Payments Bank in the Second Schedule of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934. The scheduled commercial bank, also called scheduled bank, status allows Fino to enhance its banking position in the treasury and participation in liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) window as per the RBI. It also helps the bank strengthen its business proposition on liabilities generation, Fino said in a release. “It provides strategic impetus for Fino Payments Bank to enhance its scope on balance sheet management and explore additional avenues for business. We are keen to capitalise on the growth opportunities that exist within the regulatory guidelines and build on the momentum of consistent profitability achieved last fiscal,” said Rishi Gupta, MD & CEO, Fino Payments Bank. The … …

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Investor wealth zooms Rs 2.6-trn as markets witness heavy buying

Investors became richer by over Rs 2.60-lakh crore on Wednesday as equity markets witnessed sharp gains in extended trading sessions …

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Chinese court orders man to pay ex-wife $7,700 for her housework during marriage

A divorce court in China ordered the man to $7,700 for five years of work, sparking debate in China about the undervaluing of housework….

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Sheet rubber skids as tyre-makers shift to technical-grade product

Spot rubber turned weak on Wednesday. RSS-4 dropped to ₹160 (160.50) per kg, according to traders and the Rubber Board. The grade was quoted lower at …

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India plans new social media controls after Twitter face-off

Chafing from a dispute with Twitter, India plans to oblige social media companies to erase contentious content fast and assist investigations, according to a draft regulation….

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Fino Payments Bank says inclusion in commercial bank list to boost business prospects

The scheduled commercial bank, also called scheduled bank, status allows Fino to enhance its banking position in the treasury and participation in liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) window as per the RBI. It also helps the bank strengthen its business proposition on liabilities generation, Fino said in a release….

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Boris Johnson ‘a liar’ who will seek to blame Brexit costs on Covid, says diplomat

Sylvie Bermann, France’s UK ambassador during Brexit vote, assesses PM’s pandemic handling alongside Donald Trump Boris Johnson is “an unrepentant and inveterate liar” who feels he is not subject to the same rules as others, Sylvie Bermann, the former French ambassador to the UK during the Brexit vote, has said in a new book.She also claims some Brexiters are consumed with hatred for Germany and gripped by a myth that they liberated Europe on their own, describing Brexit as a triumph of emotion over reason, won by a campaign full of lies in which negative attitudes to migration were exploited by figures such as Johnson and Michael Gove. Continue reading… …

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ETtech Evening Briefing on Feb 24, 2021: RBI’s crypto concerns, startup jobs incoming

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das says the central bank has “major concerns” about cryptocurrencies. Almost three-quarters of startup founders surveyed by InnoVen Capital say hiring will rise this year. And Snap wants to take its India strategy to the world….

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Stellapps, IPPB tie up to drive financial inclusion for dairy farmers

Dairy-tech start-up Stellapps has tied up with India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) to digitise the milk procurement value chain and promote banking facili …

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New York Times Calls for Workplace Changes in Diversity Report

“The Times is a difficult environment for many of our colleagues,” the report found. People of color described “unsettling and sometimes painful day-to-day workplace experiences.” …

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Stimulus checks compared: What’s new, the same and different with the 3 payments – CNET

Congress is poised to approve another stimulus package soon. Here’s how the upcoming third check could compare with the first two…

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