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New Delhi, Mar 28: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that the objective of his visit to France, Germany and Canada is to support India's national economic agenda and creating job opportunities for country's youth. In his facebook post Mr Modi said, during his three nation tour, he will try to promote India as a manufacturing hub and meeting country's requirements for investments, advanced technology and resources. The Prime Minister said, by visiting these countries, he is honouring long standing invitations from India's most important partners, who have strong friendships with India. Mr Modi will visit France, Germany and Canada from 9th to 16th of the next month. Terming France as India's one of the most important strategic partners, the Prime Minister said...
NY, March 28: Apple CEO Tim Cook, who is close to becoming a billionaire, says he will pay for his nephew's college education, then donate the rest of his wealth to philanthropic projects, according to Fortune.Cook isn't the first top executive to give his money away. Warren Buffett & Bill Gates launched The Giving Pledge in 2010 -- a campaign to persuade billionaires to give at least half of their fortunes to charity. More than a hundred have signed up so far, including Michael Bloomberg & Mark Zuckerberg. Last year, Alibaba (Baba, Tech-30) co-founder Jack Ma started a multi billion dollar charity. Cook certainly has plenty of funds to give away. His pay at Apple (AAPL, Tech30) more than doubled last year to $9.2 million, according to a regulatory filing.
Sriharikota, Mar 28: The stage is finally set for the launch of IRNSS 1 D from Sriharikota. Scientists are busy checking out and ensuring a perfect launch at the Space Centre. India can boast of a sound accurate GPS similar to USA, Russia, Europe and China once the setting up of constellation of seven satellites is over. The rocket will be launched from the second launch pad of the Indian Space Centre at Sriharikota at 5.19 Saturday evening. Approximately after 19 to 20 minutes of lift off, the rocket will inject the satellite into the orbit. After phase, the control centre at Hassan, Karnataka will take control of the satellite till its reaches its destined orbital level. According to ISRO officials, the earlier three satellites of the series have been integrated to the ground stations and are working well.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 28: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has informed Chief Minister Oommen Chandy that two ships have been sent to Yemen to rescue the Indians, including Malayalees, who have been stranded in that country. But the ships would take five days to reach its destination. In such a situation, the possibility of airlifting the people are also being discussed, for which the Saudi Government has been approached, the Union Minister said, according to an official release. Chandy also spoke with several families of Keralites in Yemen over phone yesterday. Passports of most of them were being detained. The Indian Embassy in Yemen has intervened in this matter. "If they don't get their passports, exit pass will be issued to them and will be brought back to India. They will be given another passport.
New Delhi, March 28: New Delh, Mar 28: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has revised regulations for non-banking finance lenders by directing them to get themselves rated by March 2016. In the revised regulatory framework on NBFCs notified late last evening, RBI further said, those asset finance companies (AFCs) failing to achieve investment grade ratings by the end of March 2016, should not accept fresh public deposits and renewing existing ones. In such an event, all existing deposits should runoff to maturity and NBFCs should report to the concerned RBI's Regional Offices within 15 days. The RBI has also tweaked rules in respect of net-owned funds, and pegged the mandatory requirement at 2 crore rupees for all NBFCs and has given time till April 2017 to comply.
New Delhi, March 28: Five-time world champion Lin Dan also made a stunning exit from the tournament as world number 10 Tommy Sugiarto beat him 21-17 15-21 21-17 in the men's singles at the Siri Fort Sports Complex in New Delhi. Olympic bronze medallist, Saina sailed past Indonesia's Hana Ramadhini 21-15 21-12 in the women's singles competition to stay just one win away from becoming the first Indian woman to achieve the world number one ranking. Reigning world and All England champion, Carolina Marin of Spain also eked out a 21-15, 17-21, 21-15 win over sixth seed Japanese Nozomi Okuhara to set up a clash with former world champion Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand, seeded third. In men's singles, world number four Srikanth outwitted Japan's Takuma Ueda 21-15 23-25 21-18 in a hard-fought battle...