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Do high returns and cover make small finance bank FDs worth it?

Many small finance banks offer 8-9% on fixed deposits of one to three years compared with an average of 6-6.5% that large public and private sector banks give. The returns for seniors (typically, 50 basis points higher) in small finance bank FDs are even better than what the Senior Citizen Savings Scheme offers (8.6%). In Budget 2020, the finance minister increased the ... Read More »

Christmas has come early for the high street

Some shoppers have been searching early for Christmas bargains, department stores reportedJACK TAYLOR/GETTY IMAGES Things could be looking up for Britain’s retailers as the UK high street recorded its best September sales performance in five years. Figures from BDO show that overall like-for-like sales were up 2.9 per cent, reflecting the best monthly growth since April 2014. BDO said that ... Read More »

iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4, tvOS 11 Release Dates Announced: Compatible Devices, How to Install, Features, and More

Apple’s grand event culminated with the launch of the iPhone X smartphone bringing in a new bezel-less display, Face ID, and many other new features. Alongside, the company also launched the Apple Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus as well. With respect to software, release dates for iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, tvOS, and watchOS 4 were also unveiled. iOS 11 is to bring ... Read More »

High Court says no protests within 100 metres of admin block in JNU

Students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) cannot hold demonstrations within a 100-metre periphery of the university’s administrative block, the Delhi High Court has ruled. On Wednesday, Justice Vibhu Bhakru said that CCTV cameras could also be installed at JNU’s main entry gate, besides in and around the administrative block. If students flout the order, the footage could be provided to police so ... Read More »

Orissa High Court orders for second JEE to fill up vacant B Tech seats

The Orissa High Court today ordered the state government to conduct second Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) of the year to fill up huge vacancies of B Tech and MCA seats in both government and private engineering colleges. Adjudicating over a petition of OPECA (Odisha Private Engineering College Association), a division bench headed by Chief Justice Vineet Saran asked the state government ... Read More »

NEET 2017: High Court cancels Tamil Nadu govt order on medical admission, directs authorities to prepare fresh merit list

The Madras High Court today quashed a Tamil Nadu government order reserving 85 per cent of MBBS and BDS seats to state board students and only 15 per cent for CBSE and other boards, holding that it amounted to discrimination among equals. Allowing petitions by some CBSE students challenging the June 22 state government order, Justice K Ravichndrababu held that ... Read More »

Delhi University admissions: High cut-offs, overloaded website play spoilsport

Breaking away from tradition, off-campus colleges have announced higher cut-offs this year, similar to those announced by North and South campus (on-campus) colleges. Photo: Saumya Khandelwal/HT New Delhi: High cut-offs in certain courses, overloaded website and some colleges mandating original class XII mark sheets played a dampener on the first day of admission to Delhi University (DU) colleges on Saturday. ... Read More »

International student completion rates remain high in Australia

The report, which details the percentage of students who have completed their studies four and nine years after commencing university and four and six years after commencing at a NUHEI, found 70.8% of university and 62.8% of NUHEI international students completed their studies over the period 2011-2014. This is in comparison to their domestic counterparts, with 45% for universities and ... Read More »

UK manufacturing growth unexpectedly hits 2-1/2-year high – PMI

British manufacturing growth climbed to a two-and-a-half-year high last month, fuelled by new orders from both home and abroad and adding to signs the economy ended 2016 strongly, a survey showed on Tuesday. The Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) rose to 56.1, the strongest reading since June 2014, from 53.6 in November. That exceeded all forecasts in a ... Read More »

UK services PMI hits 10-month high, points to solid fourth quarter growth

Businesses in Britain’s dominant services sector grew at their fastest pace since January last month and the broader economy maintained momentum, even if firms have some worries about the year ahead, a survey showed on Monday. The Markit/CIPS services purchasing managers’ index (PMI) – a closely watched gauge of the services sector – rose to 55.2 in November from 54.5 ... Read More »