Britain's Prince Andrew stepped down from public duties on November 20. He said that the controversy around his ill-judged association with late US financier Jeffrey Epstein had caused major disruption to the British royal family's work.Andrew, who is Queen Elizabeth's second son, has denied allegations that he had sex with a 17-year-old girl procured for him by his friend Epstein.Epstein had killed himself in a US prison in August while awaiting trial on charges of sex trafficking.Close The scandal has escalated further after Andrew's rambling explanations in a disastrous television interview aired on November 16 left many viewers incredulous. His apparent lack of compassion for Epstein's victims drew widespread condemnation. related news Global outreach of Jaipur Foot an extension of India's humanitarian intervention: Envoy AAI to prepare detailed report on Mandi airport project within a week: Himachal Pradesh CM Google, Facebook business models threat to rights: Amnesty … [Read more...] about Britain’s Prince Andrew steps away from public duties over sex scandal
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In a rare instance, no batsman of a team was able to score any run in a cricket match and the team lost by a massive 754 runs in an U-16 Harris Shield game here.The game was played between Swami Vivekanand School and Children's Welfare Centre School from suburban Andheri.And it was the batsmen from the Children's Welfare Centre School, who could not score even a single run, as all of them were dismissed for a duck (zero).Close The team, however, was all out for seven runs and all of those were extras - one bye and six wides. related news Cong hits out at govt over appointment of Pragya Thakur to consultative committee on defence Homebuyers' body urges PM Modi to stop proposed amendment to IBC in favour of builders Criticised for poor attendance in previous meet, Parl panel sees near-full house: Report The Swami Vivekanand International School, Borivali, one of the prestigious schools, had piled up 761-4 in 45 overs with their one down batsman Meet Mayekar remaining unbeaten … [Read more...] about All zeros: When no batsman of a team scored a run
Amol AgrawalThe Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) has long been a pioneer of many things in central banking. The RBNZ pioneered the practice of inflation targeting 30 years ago in 1989 which soon became a gold standard for central banking worldwide. After the 2008 crisis, it continued to be a pioneer in both monetary policy and financial stability.The RBNZ has made another recent change which is interesting and worth exploring for other central banks.Close Till November 2018, the RBNZ senior management comprised one governor, one Deputy Governor (in charge of financial stability) and two assistant governors — one responsible for economics and the head of operations. On November 2, 2018, the central bank reorganised itself and this led to number of assistant governors increasing from two to five. The new functions given to the three new AGs were: governance, strategy and corporate relations; people and culture and chief financial officer. related news RBI supersedes … [Read more...] about Banking | Should RBI have a Deputy Governor based outside Mumbai?
The Winter Session of Lok Sabha on Monday began on a stormy note, with protests by the Congress and other Opposition members over various issues.Soon after oath-taking of four members and paying condolences to members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha who died in recent months, Opposition members sought to raise various issues.Within minutes of commencement of the Question Hour, around 30 members from the Congress trooped into the Well, shouting slogans and demanding that the government stop attacking the Opposition as well as foisting false cases.Close The members along with those from the National Conference also raised the issue of detention of former J-K Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah. The issue was also raised by RSP leader N K Premachandran when he was given a chance to ask a supplementary question related to the Finance Ministry. related news India looks to relax norms to attract global coal miners, industry sceptical Govt plans strategic stake sales in 28 state-run … [Read more...] about Winter Session starts on stormy note; Opposition uproar in Lok Sabha
If you witnessed mind-boggling visual wizardry at the cinema in 2010, chances are you can thank Double Negative. The London firm created awe-inducing imagery for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Iron Man 2, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and Inception, an early Oscar pick for best visual effects. To create the film’s most talked-about scene, in which Paris folds into a cube city, the team snapped more than half a million street views for hyperdetailed digital models of the urban landscape. “Live action, we have our characters at a street café; behind them, all the folding is computer generated,” says cofounder and supervisor Paul Franklin. “The combination had to be absolutely seamless, and it was.” Coming in 2011 are Captain America: The First Avenger and the much-anticipated Harry Potter finale. advertisement advertisement advertisement … [Read more...] about 31_Double Negative