Daily Archives: September 26, 2018

Rock band sets protest tune atop a palm oil tank

Greenpeace activists on Tuesday scaled storage tanks at an Indonesian palm oil refinery along with a popular rock band which played pro-environment songs, protesting against a commodity found in everything from soap to biscuits. The green group said 30 activists and Indonesian metal group Boomerang had been “occupying” the site …

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Exploring the life and struggles of a tribal transgender

Udalazhamtells the story of A. Raju who was born in a tribal settlement inside the Nilambur forest in Kerala While the country continues to debate social exclusion and marginalisation of the third gender, the life and struggles of Kerala’s only known tribal transgender, who died seven months ago, is now …

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Apex court wants government to fill SAT vacancies quickly

The Supreme Court wants the government to quickly fill the vacancies at the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT), which is an important appellate body for filing appeals against orders passed by the capital market, insurance and pension regulators. While hearing an appeal filed by Quantum Securities, the apex court highlighted the …

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Short-term power volume at new high as demand surges

Short-term power trading volumes for delivery, on Tuesday, hit an all-time high of 268.3 million units (MU) at the Indian Energy Exchange, in the wake of a surge in demand for electricity in the eastern, southern and western States mainly due to inadequate supply of coal and decrease in wind …

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Liquidity crisis hits NBFC stocks hard

Concerns related to IL&FS has made investors turn wary of the whole sector The recent sell-off in the shares of non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and housing finance companies (HFCs) has been so severe that some of the sector constituents are currently trading at a discount of over 50% when compared …

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IL&FS, 40 group firms knock on NCLT doors seeking relief

Infrastructure Finance & Leasing Services, which is facing a severe cash crunch, along with 40 other group companies, filed an application with the Mumbai Bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), seeking relief under Section 230 of the Companies Act. By moving NCLT, IL&FS can get more time to …

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Microsoft, Adobe, SAP in data alliance

Microsoft, Adobe Systems and SAP have formed an alliance to offer clients using their applications a unified view of data on their respective end-customers. “There is a big data opportunity. But we have a small data challenge,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at the annual Ignite conference of the IT …

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