Daily Archives: October 9, 2018

Font that helps you better recall text

RMIT varsity developed Sans Forgetica Researchers have created a new type font, called Sans Forgetica, to help people remember more of what they read. Sans Forgetica is believed to be the world’s first typeface specifically designed to help people retain more information and remember more of typed notes, said researchers …

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BOI AXA fund writes off IL&FS exposure

Takes Rs. 100 crore hit; disallows fresh investment in the scheme till October 31 In what could perhaps be the first such instance of a mutual fund writing off its entire exposure towards troubled IL&FS, BOI AXA Mutual Fund has decided to take a hit of a little more than …

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Amazon, Flipkart to add 80,000 jobs

To tap into the festive season sales The battle between retail giant Amazon and homegrown e-commerce firm Flipkart is getting intense to tap the upcoming festive season. Walmart-backed Flipkart said it had added 30,000 direct jobs in its supply chain and logistics arm. The company is expecting its seller partners …

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Rupee hits fresh low of 74.06 vs dollar

Currency weakens for the fifth straight session; crude prices soften The rupee continued to weaken for the fifth straight session as it hit a fresh closing low on Monday amid strengthening of the dollar and in the absence of aggressive intervention by the Reserve Bank of India. The rupee opened …

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Dhaka enacts digital law despite protests

Journalists say it curbs media freedom Bangladesh’s President on Monday signed a digital security act into law despite protests by journalists and rights groups that it will severely curb media freedom. “The digital security Bill has been signed by the President today,” President Abdul Hamid’s spokesman Joynal Abedin said. Top …

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Polling problems denied outright victory: Bolsonaro

Brazil barrels towards uncertain presidential run-off A deeply polarised Brazil stood at political crossroads on Monday as the bruising first round of the presidential election left voters with a stark choice in the run-off between far-right firebrand Jair Bolsonaro and leftist Fernando Haddad. Mr. Bolsonaro, an ultraconservative former paratrooper, easily …

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