Maharashtra logs 40,805 new Covid-19 cases, 44 deaths in 24 hours

Maharashtra on Sunday reported 40,805 Covid-19 cases, taking its tally to 75,07,225, while 44 fatalities put the toll at 1,42,115, a health department official said. The discharge of 27,377 people during the day took the recovery count to 70,67,955, leaving the state with 2,93,305 active cases, he said. With 1,95,256 samples being examined on Sunday, the number of tests in Maharashtra went up to 7,33,69,912, he said. No Omicron case was detected in the state during the day, keeping the tally of those affected by the new variant to 2,759,…

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RailTel turns 1600 railway stations into RailWire Wi-Fi zone

RailWire Wi-Fi by RailTel is now live at 1600 railway stations across the country, with Santacruz railway station in Mumbai becoming the 1600th station to become a RailWire Wi-Fi zone, the Western Railway said Wednesday. RailTel Corporation, a “Mini Ratna (category-I)” PSU, is one of the largest neutral telecom infrastructure providers in the country owning a pan-India optic fiber network on exclusive Right of Way (ROW) along Railway track. RailWire is a retail Broadband initiative of the RailTel, which envisages extending broadband and application services to the public. “In order…

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IITs among world’s 5 best entrepreneurial undergraduate institutes: HRD

New Delhi: Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are ranked fourth on a list of 50 best entrepreneurial undergraduate institutes in the world, Human Resource and Development Minister Smriti Irani said on Friday. The ranking was compiled by PitchBook Data, a US-based private equity and venture capital research firm. Sharing the achievement at an AICTE conclave on ‘entrepreneurship education’, Irani said the feat calls for further celebrations as the IITs have been ranked higher than some of the best Ivy League universities such as Harvard. The minister referred to the rankings…

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4 Treatments to Splurge on Next Time You’re at the Salon

If you get your hair cut or dyed regularly, then you probably know that your salon offers far more than just hair services. Many offer manicures, pedicures, facials, among other things. Now and then, it’s important to treat yourself to something you wouldn’t usually have done. So here are just a few options for services you can choose if you want to give yourself something special. Eyebrows Plucking might be easy to do as part of your morning routine, but splurging a bit to have a professional tame your brows…

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NEET UG Counselling 2021 Schedule Released, Registration Begins On January 19

The MCC has released the complete counselling schedule for the NEET UG 2021 on the official website. It must be noted that the NEET UG admissions will be done for 15% All India Quota (AIQ) seats this year, after taking into account the new EWS, OBC reservation criteria. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test- Undergraduate (NEET-UG) Counselling 2021 dates have been released by the Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya today, January 13. The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will begin the registration process for the NEET UG counselling from January 19.…

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IIM Ahmedabad’s ePGP Diploma Announces Bank Loan

 Launched in January this year, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad’s two year ePGP programme has received an overwhelming response with more than 2,000 aspiring professionals registering interest in it. Cognizant of the financial constraints of these professionals, IIMA has organized for students who are selected for the programme a loan facility on attractive terms, said a statement from IIM Ahmedabad on Friday. “The ePGP programme is designed in line with other long duration diploma programmes. Considering the programme duration and its value, a loan facility at attractive terms has…

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Have you been applying sunscreen the proper way? Find out

It has been established that sunscreen is a non-negotiable, intrinsic part of skincare routine, regardless of the weather outside, the season, or even if you have no plans to step out in the sun. Many people understand this and have even befriended their sunscreen. But, the next important question that arises is whether they know how to properly apply the lotion on their face. Mostly, people take a pinch of this wonder lotion and wear it on their face; sometimes they miss out key areas like behind the ears, and the skin…

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Crypto ads banned by UK watchdog for failing to highlight risk Crypto ads banned by UK watchdog for failing to highlight risk

The U.K. advertising watchdog banned seven cryptocurrency ads on Wednesday and said they must not appear again. The Advertising Standards Authority said the ads were “banned for irresponsibly taking advantage of consumers’ inexperience and for failing to illustrate the risk of the investment.” The banned ads included a website and Twitter post from a pizza chain as well as a digital poster from a crypto exchange. The majority of the banned ads were put out by crypto exchanges and crypto trading platforms. Companies affected by the bans include eToro, Coinburp,…

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In a graphic: How Goa’s politics could take a turn because of five new politicians

Since joining the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on October 29, tennis icon Leander Paes has become the party’s face in Goa, doing rounds of the state and meeting with citizens across the social spectrum. In these meetings, he frequently highlights his Goan roots, insisting he is a son-of-the-soil who might have been away from the state, but not from its culture. His father, Vece Paes, is from Assolna in Velim constituency, a Congress bastion till 2017. Paes has been focusing on the issues like unemployment, women’s safety and mining. He has…

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Realty in focus: Sunteck posts strong operational update, JP Morgan bullish on Indian real estate

JP Morgan believes that the India residential cycle is turning up with buyer sentiment turning positive on the back of all-time-low mortgage rates and the impact of COVID-19, which seems to be forcing households to look at financial safety and better home quality. As per them, Q3 presales have likely been strong across space. They expect 2H21 sales to compensate for losses in the first five months and expect stronger growth in FY22. They add within the sector, consolidation towards listed developers is likely to continue given better balance sheets…

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