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Centre cuts palm oil duties, eases imports to cushion prices

The Union government has cut duties on palm oil by 5% and lifted restrictions on the import of refined palm oil to ease edible oil prices, which had more than doubled in April and May in the highest surge in prices in years. India meets two-thirds of its domestic edible oil requirements through imports, as global prices rallied in recent months due to bad crops and higher demand. Palm is one among several edible oils, such as soy oil, India imports. Recent increases in edible oil prices had pinched household budgets hard. On June 18, the HT had reported that the government was examining a proposal to cut edible oil duties to make it cheaper, even though the government was averse to taking a “hasty decision” on cutting import duties on edible oils, quoting an official as saying. Cutting import duties can lower prices instantly. Edible oil is India’s third most high-value import, after crude oil and gold. India typically imports from producers such as Malaysia, Indonesia Brazil, Argentin

UFC 264: Poirier Vs. McGregor 3 Fight Card Early Odds

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 22: In this handout image provided by the UFC, (L-R) ... [+] Opponents Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor of Ireland face off during the UFC 257 weigh-in at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 22, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) Zuffa LLC via Getty Images The UFC holds its first Las Vegas event with a live crowd on July 10 at T-Mobile Arena. The pay-per-view card, which streams on ESPN+, is UFC 264. A third fight between former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor and ex-interim UFC lightweight champ Dustin Poirier headlines the event. McGregor and Poirier first faced off in September 2014 at the featherweight limit of 145 pounds. McGregor won that contest by TKO at 1:46 of the first stanza. The closing odds for the first meeting between the two saw McGregor enter the UFC octagon as the -260 favorite over Poirier, who was the +215 underdog. The second meeting between

Twitter’s making logins secure for users, here’s how - Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Earlier this year, Twitter announced that it will enable users to use security keys as the only authentication method. Now the company has revealed that the new security feature is live on both mobile and web. Twitter already allows users to enable two-factor authentication for secure logins. Users can use a security key to sign in to their accounts, but first, they have to turn on 2FA methods like SMS code. However, users can now only use a physical hardware key to log in to Twitter. Twitter Support posted a tweet in which it revealed this security update. The company tweeted, "Now security keys can be your one and only two-factor authentication method on mobile and web. Learn more about how security keys can protect your account from attacks." Now security keys can be your one and only two-factor authentication method on mobile and web.Learn more about ho… — Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) 1625087154000 Security keys are small dev

Indian spot gold rate and silver price on Thursday, Jul 01, 2021

The spot gold price today( ₹ 46730) is lower than this week's average of ₹ 47038.6 by 0.66%. The price though was lower than yesterday's value of ₹ 46740. Although global gold prices($1775.5) experienced growth of 0.29%, the spot gold price remained low in Indian market( ₹ 46730). Gold and other precious metals on Thursday, Jul 01, 2021 Gold prices continued their uptrend today as compared to yesterday in the global market. Spot gold rose by 0.29% to $1775.5 per Troy ounce. This price level is 2.02% higher than average gold price observed in the past 30 days ($1739.7). Among other precious metals, silver prices edged higher today. Silver gained 0.24% to $26.2 per Troy ounce. Further, platinum price has suffered. The precious metal platinum fell 0.19% to $1075.5 per Troy ounce. Meanwhile in India, gold was priced at ₹ 46882 per 10 gram on MCX, with a change of ₹ 65.6. Also, the price of 24k gold in the Indian spot market was quoted at ₹ 46730 .  MCX Gold on Thursday, Jul

Philippines’ Ayala Land To Invest $1.8 Billion In Cebu Waterfront Project

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala speaks during the Belt and Road Summit in Hong Kong, China, on ... [+] September 11, 2017. Vivek Prakash/Bloomberg Ayala Land —controlled by billionaire Jaime Zobel de Ayala and his family—is investing 90 billion pesos ($1.8 billion) to build a mixed-use commercial and residential waterfront estate in the central Philippine island of Cebu. The investment reflects the company’s confidence in the economic prospects of Cebu, the second largest city in the Philippines, the real estate giant said in a statement. “As one of the country’s fastest developing hubs, we believe this development will not only put a spotlight on Cebu as a destination of future growth–but will likewise elevate experiences and opportunities for Cebuanos and visitors alike,” Ayala Land president and CEO, Bobby Dy said in a statement. The project, dubbed South Coast City, will be developed over the next 20 years on a 26-hectare (260,000 square meter) site within the South Road Pro

RBSE Rajasthan Board Class 10, 12 result updates

[ad_1] Rajasthan Board of Secondary education (RBSE) is likely to announce the Class 10 and 12 board results after July 12, has learned. The board has directed the schools to submit the internal assessment marks of the students by July 12. The results will be declared thereafter.  RBSE had earlier announced the marking scheme for Class 12 and 10 results . According to the announcement, the results will be prepared on the basis of evaluation criteria similar to the one being used by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Read | Rajasthan launches online scholarship portal for Class 1-12 students The evaluation scheme for Class 12 will include three components. These three components include the marks obtained by students in Class 10, Class 11, and Class 12 examinations. Class 10 and Class 11 components will have a weightage of 40 per cent and 20 per cent while Class 12 components will have a weightage of 20 per cent. Similarly, RBSE Class 10 re

Samsung Galaxy F22 to launch in India on July 6, Flipkart availability confirmed - Times of India

[ad_1] South Korean tech giant Samsung is set to expand its Galaxy F smartphone series in India this month. The company has revealed that the next handset from the brand will be Galaxy F22. The upcoming handset has been spotted on Walmart-backed e-commerce website Flipkart where banners announcing the launch of the Galaxy smartphone have been spotted. Not only that, a couple of key features of the Galaxy F22 have also been revealed on Flipkart. Samsung Galaxy F22 launch details Samsung will launch the Galaxy F22 in India on July 6 at 12 noon. Samsung Galaxy F22 key features confirmed When it comes to specs, the soon to be launched Galaxy F22 smartphone is set to come with a 6.4-inch HD+ sAMOLED display. It is confirmed to offer a 90Hz refresh rate and sport a water drop notch on the top for the selfie camera. The Galaxy F22 will come backed by a 6000mAh battery. The company hasn’t mentioned, but we do expect the device to be shipped with some kind of fast charging support too — even i

7th pay commission: DA benefits for central govt staff may resume from September

The central government is likely to restore the 7th pay commission Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR) benefits for the central government employees in September 2021. This is a tentative timeline that has been decided in the recent meeting of the finance ministry officials, the National Council of Joint Consultative Machinery and the department of personnel and training, Mint reported. "In our meeting held on 26th June 2021, it has been agreed that central government employees' DA and pensioners' DR benefit will be resumed in September 2021," Shiva Gopal Mishra, Secretary, Staff Side at National Council of JCM has said. In the run-up to June 26 meeting, hopes were raised that the DA benefits may get restored in July in which case it would be included in July salary. But as of now, the government employees will have to wait at least two months to avail of these benefits. Once the DA and DR are restored, the finance ministry will send the proposal of the s

Phoenix Suns Set New Standard For Successful Rebuilds After Clinching NBA Finals Appearance

DALLAS, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 01: Devin Booker #1 celebrates the game winning shot with Deandre Ayton ... [+] #22 and Chris Paul #3 of the Phoenix Suns against the Dallas Mavericks in the fourth quarter at American Airlines Center on February 01, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Getty Images During the 2018-19 season, the Phoenix Suns finished off another losing season where they reached rock bottom finishing with a 19-63 record. Phoenix was stuck in proverbial quicksand with no way out. Former Suns GM Ryan McDonough was fired during the preseason due to a true lack of urgency to improve Phoenix’s roster. The Suns entered the 2018-19 campaign with veteran backup journeyman Isaiah Canaan as their starting point guard on opening night. That should tell you about how the

apple: Apple planning to launch 10.8-inch OLED iPad next year, 12.9-inch OLED iPads for 2023: Report - Times of India

[ad_1] The newest claims regarding future iPads are out and this time it is by The Elec. According to the report by the publication, Apple is planning to launch a 10.8-inch OLED iPad--most probably to be called the iPad Air-- next year. The report also added that 11-inch and 12.9-inch OLED iPad models would also be readied but see launches in 2023 only. Going by the screen sizes, these would be the iPad Pro models. As to why the aforementioned rumoured Pro models are said to be getting a release date in 2023, it could be because the 10.8-inch iPad would come with a rigid OLED but they would have flexible OLED screens that would make the bezels thinner for the Pro models. The latest iPad Pro comes with mini-LED technology. Similar claims were made by TF Securities Analyst Ming Chi Kuo sometime back. The OLED panels for all the devices are going to be supplied by Samsung, says the report. But there were going to be larger displays too in the future, weren’t they? Mark Gurman of Bloomberg

Listings raise ₹27,417 crore in 2021, highest in 10 years

Indian companies raised ₹ 27,417 crore through initial public offerings (IPOs) this year, the highest in at least a decade compared to six months of previous years, driven by gushing liquidity in capital markets and investor euphoria. Private equity and venture capital funds took advantage of buoyant stock markets to exit their investments. Data showed that amid the robust liquidity chasing primary markets, most of the funds raised through IPOs were used to offer an exit to existing PE or VC funds or existing shareholders and promoters—rather than for growth capital for companies. Investors and promoters raised around 62.5% or ₹ 17,140 crore through offer-for-sale (OFS) out of the total money raised through IPOs, according to data from primary market tracker Prime Database. The remaining ₹ 10,278 crore, or 37.5%, went towards fresh capital raising by companies. The dominant contribution of secondary share sales in the overall fundraising in the first six months of 2021 is a continuatio

CA exams 2021: SC directs ICAI to create opt-out scheme, exams to be conducted as per schedule

[ad_1] Giving its final verdict on the CA exams 2021, the Supreme Court today directed the ICAI to come up with an inclusive opt-out option for students suffering from Covid-19 . The panel also clarified that apart from the opt-out option all the points mentioned in the SOP will remain unchanged. A Bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Aniruddha Bose heard the plea filed by Anubhav Shrivastava Sahai citing the postponement of CA July exams 2021 and several other issues.  Read | ICAI CA exams 2021: 10 last-minute tips to ace the exam ICAI filed an SOP in the court this morning after citing all the concerns raised by the students. The apex court heard all the arguments raised regarding the SOP filed related to the CA exams. The SOP had been written and filed based on various points as asked by the SC. However, the Bench found it inadequate and thus asked the ICAI to add points as said in the order.  The court has directed ICAI to add the following points i

Monsta X, A.C.E, Seventeen, Exo, Yugyeom And Mamamoo: This Week’s 10 Bestselling Albums In Korea

NAGOYA, JAPAN - DECEMBER 04: MONSTA X arrives at the 2019 Mnet Asian Music Awards(MAMA) Red Carpet ... [+] at Nagoya Dome on December 4, 2019 in Nagoya, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage,) WireImage, The top of the South Korean albums chart is typically flush with exciting new releases every week when it refreshes, but this has turned out to be a particularly quiet frame. The Gaon Albums list ranks the bestselling full-lengths, EPs and single albums in South Korea every week, looking at how many copies were shipped to stores, and this time around, just one new project starts off inside the top 10, which makes room for several titles to return to the loftiest space for another go. Steady at No. 1 for a second week is Seventeen’s Your Choice , which entered the race as high as a title can climb last period. The set reportedly sold more than one million copies in South Korea in less than a week, so it’s not surprising it continued to perform well during its second tracking frame

Windows 11: This Windows 11 feature may help save your laptop battery - Times of India

[ad_1] Microsoft will be introducing a new feature to Windows 11 that is meant to save the battery of your laptop and also, to boost the screen refresh rates whenever the system needs it. It’s the Dynamic Refresh Rate (DRR) feature, and true to its name, it will try to adjust the refresh rate in your laptop dynamically, switching back and forth between low and high refresh rates according to the application being run on the system. In Windows 10, you have to choose between the refresh rates and that remains static unless you change it yourself. This eats into the battery life of the laptop. With the Dynamic Refresh Rate feature inbuilt in Windows 11, we have more hope for a longer battery life. The important thing to note is that the DRR feature is meant for Windows apps and doesn’t support video games; it is different from Variable Refresh Rate. For now, MS Office apps are most likely to get DRR first for scrolling. Other apps like Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Photos, Snip & Sketch,

Customers of SBI, Axis Bank, IDBI Bank and Syndicate Bank to face revised rules from today. Know details

India's largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) and many other private banks are changing their rules from Thursday which will impact the account holders. Apart from SBI, Axis Bank, Bank of Baroda, IDBI Bank and Canara Bank are changing the rules from July 1. For SBI customers: The customers of SBI will have four free cash withdrawals from the bank's ATM as well as branches from today. The bank will charge ₹ 15 plus GST on each transaction after the free transactions. The customers holding the basic savings bank deposit (BSBD) accounts will also be levied charges for cheque book beyond 10 leaves in a year. The bank has announced ₹ 40 plus GST (for subsequent 10 leafs) and ₹ 75 plus GST (for 25 leafs). However, no such charges have been announced for senior citizens. For Syndicate Bank customers: The account holders of Syndicate Bank will get new IFSC codes from July 1 as the bank has merged with Canara Bank. For Andhra Bank and Corporation Bank customers: The two banks were

Misleading Ad Campaign Touts Absence Of State Corporate Income Tax, Ignores More Harmful Business Levy

Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio getty Massive billboards in New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle, Chicago, and San Francisco, along with nationally broadcasted television commercials, are beckoning CEOs, entrepreneurs, and investors to do business in Ohio. The campaign, which is run by the Columbus-based non-profit JobsOhio , boasts that “Ohio has a 0% state tax on corporate income, R&D investments, and goods & products sold out of state.” This ad campaign, however, is based on a lie. At least, it’s not grounded in the full truth. Ohio may not assess a traditional corporate income tax on businesses, but the state instead imposes a tax on business income that economists across the ideological spectrum consider to be more harmful than a traditional corporate tax. Instead of a corporate income tax, the state of Ohio assesses what is referred to as the Commercial Activity Tax (CAT) on business.  Unlike a traditional corporate income tax, which applies to company p

Samsung Galaxy A22 with 5000mAh battery, 6.4-inch HD+ Super AMOLED display launched in India: Price, availability and more - Times of India

[ad_1] South Korean tech giant Samsung has launched a new Galaxy A-series smartphone in India, called Galaxy A22. While the company has not yet said anything officially about the launch of the Galaxy A22, the handset has apparently hit the offline market as Mumbai-based retailer Mahesh Telecom announced its price and availability. Now, the Galaxy A22 has even made an appearance on Samsung India’s official website with the same price. Samsung Galaxy A22 price and availability The Galaxy A22 has been launched in a single storage variant of GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The MRP of the device is listed as Rs 20,499 on Samsung India website, but there is a discount of Rs 2,000, due to which it is selling at Rs 18,499. This is the same price at which the model is selling in offline markets too. On Amazon India website, it is selling at Rs 18,490 presently. Samsung Galaxy A22 specifications and features Launched in Black and Mint colour options, the Samsung Galaxy A22 sports a 6.4-inch

GST Day: 4 years since rollout of tax reform, India to prize timely returns

India marks the fourth anniversary of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on Thursday. The date of July 1 has been designated by the central government as 'GST Day', observed every year to mark the roll-out of the historic tax reform. This year on GST day, the Union ministry of finance will issue certificates of appreciation to over 54,000 GST payers for timely filing of returns and a cash payment of the tax, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Wednesday. Also Read | Four years of GST: Success, or not quite? The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is an indirect, multi-stage, comprehensive tax in India, imposed on the supply of goods and services. On roll-out, GST subsumed almost all the other domestic indirect taxes (petroleum, alcoholic beverages, and stamp duty are the major exceptions) in the country under one head, and is perhaps the biggest tax reform in the history of independent India. The GST is imposed at every step of the production process but is collected from the po

Delhi HC pulls up NGO for moving court at 11th hour to direct CBSE schools on Class 10 marks

[ad_1] The Delhi High Court on Wednesday pulled up NGO ‘Justice for All’ for a “publicity stunt” in approaching the court at the 11th hour to direct CBSE -affiliated schools here to publish, on their websites, the rationale document of assessment criteria for class 10 students before finalising results for greater transparency. The high court said the NGO should not behave like a commercial litigant and it has to be on a higher pedestal. “You think you will come at the 11th hour and get everything stayed. It is publicity stunt. It is in a very very bad taste. It is very very unfair what you are doing to us. Don’t behave like a private litigant. You do espouse petitions on public interest, you can’t behave like an ordinary. You have to espouse much higher cause,” said a vacation bench of Justices Manmohan and Navin Chawla, constituted to hear the matter. It cannot be allowed to indulge in bench hunting, the court said. Read | CBSE launches online system for students to get

Milwaukee Brewers’ June In Review: In The NL Central Drivers’ Seat At The Midway Point Of The Season

Brewers left fielder Christian Yelich has looked much more like the player who tormented NL pitching ... [+] in 2018 and 2019 over the last month. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) ASSOCIATED PRESS Riding a six-game winning streak capped off with a three-game sweep of the arch-rival Chicago Cubs, the Milwaukee Brewers closed out the month of June on and reached the mathematical midpoint of the season on a high note. Milwaukee began the month 29-25 and third in the Central, 1 1/2 games back of the Cubs. The Brewers have won 19 of 27 since and at 48-33, hold a six-game lead over the rest of the National League Central Division. A lot can still happen between now and the end of September that could derail Milwaukee’s chances of a franchise-record fourth consecutive postseason berth but for the time being, the Brewers have established themselves as the team to beat in the division. “Nothing is decided, nothing’s close,” manager Craig Counsell said after his team erased a 7-run first in

Indian users spend over 5 hours daily on their smartphones: Ericsson - Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Smartphone users in India spend at least 92 minutes a day watching videos on their smartphone and around 89 minutes daily browsing the internet. On an average, Indian smartphone users spend at least three hours a day watching videos and browsing the internet, as per new ‘The Future of Urban Reality’ report by Ericsson Consumerlab. Ericsson also claimed that 46% of those surveyed spent time on use of e-learning platforms during the pandemic with the average time among all Indians using a smartphone is 5 hours 24 minutes. The report highlights that internet users in India have on average increased their time online by 3.4 hours per day due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. “Students and the working population have additionally added two to three hours per day for remote studies and work. Around 10% increase in usage levels of new types of Information Communication Technology-services,” the report added. “91% surveyed use the Android Operating system while only 7% use iO

Noida admin attaches flats, villas worth over ₹344 crore over dues on builders

The properties would be soon put on e-auction to recover the money the developers owe to the government, stated the order issued by Additional District Magistrate (Finance and Revenue) Vandita Shrivastava. PTI | , Noida PUBLISHED ON JUL 01, 2021 05:40 AM IST The Gautam Buddh Nagar administration Wednesday attached flats, villas and land plots worth ₹ 344.23 crore over the non-payment of dues by 32 real estate developers, according to an official order. The properties would be soon put on e-auction to recover the money the developers owe to the government, stated the order issued by Additional District Magistrate (Finance and Revenue) Vandita Shrivastava. According to the order, 162 flats, six land plots, five commercial spaces and 28 villas have been attached by the district administration. "These properties been attached over non-payment by these builders despite recovery certificates being issued by the Uttar Pradesh Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA)," Shrivastava sai

Summer’s Here: Here Are The Top Five Coolest Popsicle Trends

Popsicles are the ultimate in edible luxury during the summer months, and what’s even better is that they can be plant based, gluten free, sugar free and even healthy. Popsicles were reportedly invented in 1905 when 11-year old Frank Epperson accidentally left a container of powdered soda and water, with a mixing stick inside, on his San Francisco porch overnight. All it took was an unexpectedly cold night for the popsicle to be born—which Epperson would commercially debut as an Epsicle in 1923. Epperson’s children eventually convinced him to file a patent for the frozen treat under the name popsicle. More than 2 billion popsicles are currently sold each year. Here are this summer’s biggest trends. Back-To-The-Earth Popsicles A GlobalData survey conducted in December 2020 revealed that more global consumers are influenced by how ethical, socially responsible and environmentally-friendly a brand is. Some earth friendly brands in the popsicle space include Noto, GoodPop and Chloe’s