Parents, keep in mind: Less than 20% urban kids in India eat fruits once a day

Parents, keep in mind: Less than 20% urban kids in India eat fruits once a day

Only 18% of urban children in grade six to 10 in India eat fruits every day, show the results of a survey, revealing poor eating habits of a vast majority of kids in the country. At 14%, the proportion of children eating protein once a day is even lower, showed the survey by Podar Education Group which runs over 100 schools spread across the country. The survey involved responses from 1,350 parents of children studying in grade six to 10 in India’s metro cities. The results showed that only 35%…

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Govt seeks asset valuer for Air India stake sale

Govt seeks asset valuer for Air India stake sale

As the government prepares to peg a price tag to Air India for its stake sale, it has invited applications for an asset valuer for the national carrier as well as its subsidiaries and overseas offices. The Union Cabinet has given its in-principal approval for disinvestment of the debt-laden Air India and has constituted a group of ministers to chart out the future course of action. According to the tender document floated by civil aviation ministry, the asset valuer will have to carry out the valuation of land, buildings, aircraft,…

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United Bank of India slips into red with Rs 211 crore net loss in first quarter

United Bank of India slips into red with Rs 211 crore net loss in first quarter

State-owned United Bank of India (UBI) on Saturday reported a net loss of Rs 211.46 crore during the first quarter ended June, on rise in Non-Performing Assets (NPAs) and higher provisioning. The bank had registered a net profit of Rs 38.32 crore in the April-June quarter of previous fiscal. Total income of the bank during the reported quarter was marginally up at Rs 2,852.61 crore as against Rs 2,819.37 crore year ago, the bank said in a regulatory filing. Bank’s bad loan proportion rose substantially as gross NPAs rose to…

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Study: Health costs of pollution in India 8 times of govt’s fuel subsidy

Study: Health costs of pollution in India 8 times of govt’s fuel subsidy

India spent $16.9 billion on oil, gas and coal subsidies in 2013 and 2014 but the health costs to meet the burden of air pollution-linked diseases was eight times more at $140.7 billion, says a report by an European environmental non-profit organisation. The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) assessed the spending of seven economically powerful countries on fossil fuel subsidies, and the health costs associated with fossil fuel subsidies. The report, `Hidden Price Tags’, said India can provide 375 million households with solar lamps or train nearly 32,000 extra doctors for rural…

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium Goes on Sale in India at Rs. 59,990

Sony Xperia XZ Premium Goes on Sale in India at Rs. 59,990

The new Sony Xperia XZ Premium, which had been launched earlier this month, has gone on sale in India. Sony Xperia XZ Premium, priced in India at Rs. 59,990 (best buy price), is now available to buy via Amazon India, Sony Centres, and select retail outlets across the country. Interested users can head to Amazon India to buy the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, which is available in two colours: Luminuous Chrome currently on sale, and Deep Sea Black in stock from Wednesday. With Sony Xperia XZ Premium availability in India,…

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Yu Yureka Black Goes on Sale in India via Flipkart

Yu Yureka Black Goes on Sale in India via Flipkart

The Yu Yureka Black has gone on sale in India via Flipkart from Tuesday. The Yureka Black is the latest offering from Micromax’s Yu Televentures, the first smartphone from its stables in more than six months. The smartphone was launched in Chrome Black and Matte Black colour variants. The Yu Yureka Black price in India is Rs. 8,999, and it competes with the Xiaomi Redmi 4 and Coolpad Note 3 Lite. Though it runs the dated Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the Yu Yureka Black packs a few software features. These include…

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Samsung Carnival on Amazon India Kicks Off Tuesday With Discounts on Smartphones, TVs, and More

Samsung Carnival on Amazon India Kicks Off Tuesday With Discounts on Smartphones, TVs, and More

Amazon’s Great Indian Sale may have ended, but the online marketplace is still giving a chance for Samsung fans out there to grab some exciting deals on some its products ranging from TVs to mobile phones. The ‘Samsung Carnival’ will take place on Amazon India between June 6 to June 8. Amazon India’s Samsung Carnival sale on mobiles According to Samsung and Amazon, the recently launched Galaxy C7 Pro sees the biggest discount of Rs. 4,000. However, the discount on the smartphone has been available for a while now, being…

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India, the global destination for higher education: IIT Kharagpur alumni to organise conclave on June 10

India, the global destination for higher education: IIT Kharagpur alumni to organise conclave on June 10

Every year, India has an outflow of $16 billion as about 2.5 lakh Indian students leave for foreign shores to pursue higher education. At the same time, Indian universities and colleges attract just 42,000 international students, as against the US with nearly 10.5 lakh students, UK with five lakh and China with about four lakh. Even France and Australia have about three lakh foreign students each. There’s an urgent need to reinvent India as a study destination for international students as it has the potential to bring in an estimated…

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Reliance Jio JioFi Offers, WhatsApp Video Calling in India, Android O Beta, and More: Your 360 Daily

Reliance Jio JioFi Offers, WhatsApp Video Calling in India, Android O Beta, and More: Your 360 Daily

Reliance Jio has introduced new offers to ensure customers to buy new JioFi routers. A Jio exchange offer gives JioFi buyers 100 percent cashback with benefits worth Rs. 2,010 (ten Rs. 201 booster packs); Without exchange, Reliance Jio is offering a 50 percent cashback with benefits worth Rs. 1,005 (five Rs. 201 booster packs). It appears to be another tactic from the company to ensure that the huge user base built up over the past few months doesn’t entirely abandon the company after its free period. In related news, telecom…

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Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro Now Available at a Discount on Amazon India

Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro Now Available at a Discount on Amazon India

After announcing several discounts for the Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro, Amazon India is now offering a Rs. 2,000 discount on the smartphone, which is an Amazon-exclusive. The Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro is now available at a price of Rs. 25,990. Amazon India is also offering Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro buyers an additional Rs. 2,000 discount on exchange, though that didn’t seem to apply when we tried. If you choose to pay using the credit card EMI option from select banks, you can further avail up to Rs. 2,000 cashback as…

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