Daily Archives: March 28, 2019

SC refuses to stay merger of Vijaya, Dena banks with BOB

Clearing decks for the scheduled merger of three public sector lenders — Vijaya Bank, Dena Bank and Bank of Baroda — the Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay the amalgamation. The top court dismissed the applications filed by several bank officers’ associations for staying the merger, effective April 1. The proposed amalgamation will make Bank of Baroda, which will ...

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Arctic Temperatures To Rise 3-5 Degrees By 2050: UN


Even if the world were to cut emissions in line with the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement, winter temperatures in the Arctic would rise three to five degrees Celsius by 2050 and five to nine degrees by 2080, devastating the region and unleashing sea level rises worldwide, a new report by the UN Environment warned on Thursday. Rapidly thawing permafrost ...

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India’s broadband subscribers reach 540 million in Jan as per TRAI report


India’s broadband subscribers increased 4.15 percent to 540.04 million in January 2019, a report by telecom regulator TRAI said. “As per the reports received from 308 operators in the month of January 2019, the number of broadband subscribers increased from 518.55 million at the end of Dec-18 to 540.04 million at the end of Jan-19 with a monthly growth rate ...

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Nine Iranians held with 100 Kg Narcotics off Gujarat Coast


In a joint operation launched by Marine Task Force (MTF), Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and Anti-Terrorist Squad of Gujarat apprehended nine Iranian personnel along with 100 kilograms of narcotics off the coast of Gujarat on 26 March 2019. On 24 March 2019, inputs were received from ATS, Gujarat, regarding an illegal consignment of narcotic drug, heroin, likely to be smuggled ...

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