Category Archives: BreakingNews

Announcement of new Passport Rules

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  In order to streamline, liberalize and ease the process of issue of passport, the Ministry of External Affairs has taken a number of steps in the realm of passport policy which is expected to benefit the citizens of India applying for a passport. The details of these steps are given below:-PROOF OF DATE OF […]

Amazon Just Unveiled Its Grand Plan For Whole Foods

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Ever since Amazon spent $13.7 billion on Whole Foods last June, theories have been swirling as to why the world’s biggest e-commerce firm would get into the old-time business of selling groceries in stores. Now it’s becoming clearer that what Amazon really wanted was a slice of real estate closer to consumers, to get goods faster to them than ever. The […]

SBI Recruitment 2018

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State Bank of India invites applications for appointment as Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales) in Clerical cadre. Total No.of Posts:8301 Starting Date:20-01-2018 Closing Date:10-02-2018 Name of the Post: Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales) Regular Vacancies: 7200 Backlog vacancies: 1101 State Wise Vacancies:  Gujarat-500 Andhra Pradesh-400 Karnataka-100 Madhya Pradesh-512 Chattisgarh-288 West Bengal-612 A&N Islands-11 Sikkim-7 Odisha-550 Jammu […]

Passport fee increasing soon: Here’s how to avoid the charge

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Passport prices are increasing by $10, so if you have international travel planned in the coming year (and still lack a valid  passport), be sure to get one before April. Starting April 2, the passport execution fee will increase to  $35 from $25. The fee covers the in-person submission of an application to a passport […]

FTC gives internet scam victims more time to get money back from Western Union


The Federal Trade Commission has extended the claim filing deadline for its $586 million settlement with Western Union. Consumers who’ve previously lost money to a scammer that took payment through Western Union now have until May 31st to file a claim and recoup those funds. The settlement covers a wide range of potential victims; anyone who got […]

Now Banks Won’T Allow Cryptocurrency Transactions With Their Credit Cards

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If you were hoping to get in on the Bitcoin craze using your credit card, you might be out of luck. Three major banks have said that they won’t allow cryptocurrency purchases on their credit cards, according to a report from Bloomberg. Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase and Citigroup each confirmed to Bloomberg that they were halting transactions […]

Here’s what you need to know about the Nunes memo

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In this occasional series, we will bring you up to speed on the biggest national security stories of the week. If you’ve caught even a few minutes of cable news in the past week, you’ve probably heard about the “Nunes memo” and the controversy it has stirred. The document, which was released Friday, has created a […]

Today in History: February 1 What Happened…

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February 1 1327 Edward III is coronated King of England. 1587 Elizabeth I, Queen of England, signs the Warrant of Execution for Mary Queen of Scots. 1633 The tobacco laws of Virginia are codified, limiting tobacco production to reduce dependence on a single-crop economy. 1793 France declares war on Britain and the Netherlands. 1861 A […]

SBI Raises Interest Rates On Fixed Deposits (FDs). Details Here

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The State Bank of India (SBI) raised the interest rates on fixed deposits (FDs) amounting to Rs. one crore and above as it prepares to raise the lending game after the government strengthened it with capital investment and the trauma of bad loans eased. SBI follows private sector lender Axis Bank, which raised deposit rates marginally last […]

SBI’s deposit rate hike sets stage for rise in interest rates

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Mumbai: State Bank of India (SBI) on Tuesday raised rates on bulk deposits by 50-140 basis points, a move that may prompt rival lenders to increase interest rates, given tight liquidity conditions and the expected rise in loan demand. This is the second such rate hike by SBI on deposits over Rs1 crore, usually referred to […]