Bank credit rose to Rs 69 lakh crore by 2014-15

Mumbai, June 25 : Bank credit in India has grown exponentially in the past 25 years with total outstanding credit rising to Rs 68,78,500 crore from Rs 1,04,300 crore between 1990 and 2015, according to the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) latest state-wise credit data. The country’s western and southern regions accounted for 60.6 per […]

Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand slammed by ex-NASA scientist

Los Angeles, June 25 : Mark Shelhamer, former chief scientist at NASAs human research division, has criticised Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrows lifestyle and wellness brand Goop for promoting bogus $120 stickers that contain materials used in spacesuits. According to technology website Gizmodo, “Body Vibes” stickers are the latest product promoted by Paltrow’s brand. The stickers, […]

India needs New Delhi-size landfills for waste by 2050: Report

New Delhi, June 25 : With India littering its waste without sufficient treatment, it needs to set aside about 88 sq. km of precious land — the size of New Delhi — for landfills by 2050, industry association Assocham said on Sunday, citing its study. “Considering that most of the waste in India is dumped […]

African diplomats meet in Kerala to boost cashew business

Thiruvananthapuram, June 25 : A high level diplomatic meeting of Ambassadors from 15 African countries will be held here on Wednesday and Thursday to discuss ways and means on how to boost cashew production in Kerala, said a state Minister. State Minister for Cashew J. Mercykutty Amma said that the main agenda of the two-day […]