Pity Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, who has risen to the throne of royal celebrity at a time when advocating on behalf of women’s health and safety is condemned by right-leaning publications as “risky territory.” advertisement advertisement Take, for example, a recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal by former Journal editor-in-chief Gerard Baker, who derides Markle’s support for “causes” (his quotes). In the September issue of British Vogue, Markle, as guest-editor, showcased “15 women activists, almost all associated with left-leaning causes,” Baker writes. This framing would suggest that New Zealand’s democratically elected head of state, Jacinda Ardern, is a mere activist, and that her fight against terrorism after the Christchurch mosque shooting is “left-leaning.” Baker also believes that it is left-leaning to call out serial rapists, and left-leaning to save women from death in childbirth. … [Read more...] about Pity Meghan Markle: How our divided world is making any celebrity philanthropy political
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By November 30, government employees and those availing the EPS (employees’ pension scheme) pension need to submit a life certificate to their banks to certify that they are alive and eligible to claim the amount. To the ensure continuation of your pension, the submission of the life certificate to your pension receiving bank is mandatory every year. In case you fail to submit this life certificate to the bank, the pension payment will not be made from January onwards. However, it can be resumed after submitting the life certificate, which is a tedious task for senior citizens.There are multiple ways for pensioners to submit the life certificate. You can choose what is convenient.Digital submissionClose You can submit the life certificate digitally through the Jeevan Pramaan website. This website was launched by the government in November 2014 to digitise the whole process. To obtain the digital life certificate, you need to provide your Aadhaar number, bank account details, … [Read more...] about Pensioners can submit their life certificates online or in paper format
The Indian rupee erased its morning gains and trading near day's low at 71.85 per dollar, with domestic equity market trading lower.It opened flat at 71.75 per dollar on Friday versus Thursday's close 71.76.The Sensex was down 160.87 points or 0.40% at 40414.30, and the Nifty was down 46 points or 0.38% at 11922.40.Close The rupee pared initial losses and settled 5 paise up at 71.76 against the US currency on November 21 amid softening crude oil prices and weakening of the greenback vis-a-vis other currencies overseas. related news Rupee pares initial losses, settles 5 paise up at 71.76 against USD Rupee trades marginally higher at 71.78 per dollar Rupee drops 10 paise to 71.81 per dollar as US-China tensions weigh Oil prices were toppled from their highest in nearly two months on Friday by doubts over future demand for crude as uncertainty continues to shroud a potential US-China trade deal, and along with it the health of the global economy.The dollar held … [Read more...] about Rupee at day’s low at 71.85 per dollar
G Babu JayakumarOn November 9, 19-year-old Fathima Lateef, a first-year student pursuing a five-year integrated MA programme at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-Madras), committed suicide inside the college campus. When Sabitha, Fathima’s mother, said that she let her daughter choose IIT-M because she thought of Tamil Nadu as a safe place without discrimination, the common retort (especially across social media) has been: ‘Who said IIT-M is part of Tamil Nadu?’Nestled in a 620-acre urban rainforest in the heart of bustling Chennai, the IIT-M is geographically and administratively very much a part of the state. The land, which was part of the Guindy National Park, was allotted by the then Chief Minister K Kamaraj who was particular that one of the five national engineering institutes of importance should come to Tamil Nadu.Close So, how did the institute, once considered a pride of the state, turn into a blight in the eyes of the public? Home to some … [Read more...] about Society | Why IIT-Madras is no longer Tamil Nadu’s pride
Saving and investing is must for everyone. As inflation leads to a price rise of essential commodities, your kitty should also grow over time to keep pace with inflation. While investing either you can choose to be an active investor and expect more return than market average, or you can choose to be happy with lower returns.As the name suggests an active investment management style involves hands-on approach. An investor or the fund manager is expected to pick and choose the right security, at the right time and at the right price. The portfolio comprises hand-picked investment opportunities. At times, the investor may take shelter in safe haven options such as cash and gold. The idea is to outperform returns that the market gives.Of course, it comes with its own set of costs – higher fees and the possibility of underperformance to the market as the fund manager or investor may go wrong.Close Fund managers of actively-managed mutual funds decide on which stocks and sectors they … [Read more...] about Explainer | Active or passive investing – which is better?