Small savings rates hiked: PPF and NSC to give 8%, senior citizens to get 8.7%

2 months ago
The government has hiked interest rates of various small savings schemes for the third quarter (October 1 to December 31) by up to 40 bps. These schemes include the Public Provident Fund (PPF), Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana (SSY), National Savings  ... ...

Are These Four Personality Types for Real?

2 months ago
Scientists have discovered four main personality types, but put the brakes on your visions of a Harry Potterstyle Sorting Hat. Chances are, you're just average. Psychologists had already discovered that people tend to differ from one another according ... ...

Paytm Money app for mutual funds launched. A look at what's on offer

2 months ago
Bengaluru: Paytm Money Ltd expects the number of mutual fund investors in India to more than double from the current 20 million to 50 million by 2023 and hopes that around half of them will be using its mutual funds app by then. The company has ... ...

Unitech directors' personal assets to be auctioned to refund homebuyers

3 months ago
In a firstofitskind decision, the Supreme Court has ordered the auction of personal properties belonging to directors of real estate firm Unitech to refund hassled homebuyers. A Chief Justice bench directed a courtmandated committee led by former ... ...

Independence Day Quotes: 10 awesome quotes by famous personalities on Indian Independence Day

3 months ago
India will celebrate its 72nd Independence Day this 15th August with great enthusiasm and patriotism. It was this day in 1947 when India attained its long sought after freedom from the British rule. Though the Indian Independence Act was passed by the ... ...

Substance abuse likely to reduce lifespan in teens

3 months ago
Adolescents with serious conduct and substance use problems are five times more likely to die prematurely than their peers, a recent study has found. The study also suggests that while drug and alcohol use among adolescents draws more attention,  ... ...

Afghanistan launches vaccination campaign targeting 9.9 mn children

3 months ago
The Afghan Public Health Ministry launched a fiveday nationwide immunity vaccination campaign on Monday targeting 9.9 million children under the age of five, the Ministry said in a statement. During the campaign, which is supported by the World Health  ... ...

Catching up with Keto: Miracle diet or just a fad which is going to keep you hungry and thin?

4 months ago
The Ketogenic Diet was one of the most popular weight loss trends in 2017, especially after actor Halle Berry, television personality June Shannon and reality star Kourtney Kardashian had publicly sworn by the diet.   ... ...

A new take on oral treatments

5 months ago
Read more about A new take on oral treatments on Business Standard. Turns out, a plaster which sticks to the inside of your mouth is revolutionising the treatment of painful recurring ulcers.Scientists from the University of Sheffield have developed a unique patch using special polymers which are able to stick to ... ...

Online registration helps pump up organ donations in China

6 months ago
More than 300,000 people in China have registered as organ donors through an online registration system operated by China Organ Transplantation Development Foundation, a rise of nearly of 40,000 so far this year, the foundation said on Friday.  ... ...

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