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Last month, the national consumer disputes redressal commission (NCDRC) directed HDFC Bank Ltd to refund Rs24,000 with an interest of 7%pa (per annum) and pay Rs10,000 litigation cost to a customer whose credit card was used for fraudulent transactions at midnight. What stands out in this...

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In standard books on the theory of selling, there would be three seemingly innocuous directions, lost in the vast verbiage of a standard text, under the chapter on closing the sale. These are a) never be insulted by a refusal; b) never write off a customer; and c) never give up. It seems so...

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Akshay Naik 12 January 2024
Scientists have now pinpointed how dietary restrictions not only influence the digestive system, but also significantly impact brain ageing, offering potential therapeutic targets for age-related neuro-degenerative diseases.    Restricting calories is known to improve health and...

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TruthInAdvertising.org 09 January 2024
A cruise that offered passengers “the adventure of a lifetime” – a three-year voyage around the world with stops at the Great Wall of China, Machu Picchu and the Taj Mahal, among other bucket list destinations – was abruptly cancelled weeks before it was scheduled to set sail. Now, consumers...

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Rakesh Chandra, a recently retired officer from the Indian Forest Service (IFS), received a call from someone claiming to be an officer from the treasury department. During the call, Mr Chandra shared all his banking details with the caller. When he eventually realised it was a fraud call, Mr...

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This is a message scheduler that helps you schedule messages for WhatsApp, Viber, Signal and Facebook Messenger. You can automatically send messages with images, connect your chats to your Google Sheets or Cloud, Monitor chat groups for topics or follow specific friends, turn messages into...

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IANS 05 January 2024
A US judge has ruled that a lawsuit against social media giant Snap for allegedly facilitating illicit drug deals involving fentanyl that resulted in a series of drug overdoses among young people can proceed.   Last year, relatives of more than 60 young people who died of fentanyl...

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Subhash Chandra Agrawal 29 December 2023
Jan aushadhi kendras are now being opened under Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojna, claiming a huge saving to commoners ranging from 50%-90% on purchase of generic medicines from these about 10,000 centres throughout the country with an average monthly sale of just Rs1.50 lakh per...

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Ratan Tata and NR Narayana Murthy are two well-respected business leaders. One thing common to them is that they do not offer investment advice. So, when videos surfaced where they were heard recommending a certain investment scheme or the use of a particular investing platform, it created...

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IANS 29 December 2023
India's Financial Intelligence Unit has issued show-cause notices to nine offshore virtual digital asset service providers, including Binance, for operating in the country without complying with the money laundering laws, the Finance Ministry said on Thursday.   Apart from Binance,...

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Tooly is a very useful app that contains a lot of beneficial features. Whether you are a student, teacher, developer or work in the office, Tooly is the most useful tool app for you. It offers text tools, calculation tools, colours tools, image and other offline tools to make your work easier...

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IANS 28 December 2023
The New York Times on Wednesday sued Sam Altman-run OpenAI and Satya Nadella-run Microsoft for copyright infringement.   The lawsuit alleged that OpenAI and Microsoft’s large language models (LLMs), which power ChatGPT and Copilot, “can generate output that recites Times content...

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IANS 27 December 2023
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has come out with a set of new draft norms aimed to simplify and rationalise the authorisation of money changers for facilitating foreign exchange-related services.   The review of the extant licensing framework aims to meet the emerging requirements of...

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Akshay Naik 26 December 2023
Researchers from Monash University in Melbourne (Australia) have found a compelling association between very irregular sleep patterns and an increased risk of dementia. Although the research does not establish causation, it highlights the importance of sleep regularity in assessing dementia...

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Humans are fundamentally good. Whenever someone requests help or support, people tend to extend a helping hand, especially if it requires nothing more than a small transfer of money. They don't think much or investigate before responding to something that tugs at their heartstrings. Scamsters...

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This is a very simple app which allows you to identify the efficiency of your charging process on your phone. You can use it to identify the best charger and cable for your phone, check how fast your device is charging with different apps and know how long it takes to charge your phone and...

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IANS 21 December 2023
Elon Musk-run X (formerly Twitter) on Thursday faced a major outage globally, including in India, with users complaining that they were not able to see any comments, view any profiles, tweets, and others.   According to the outage monitor website DownDetector, over 64 per cent of...

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Mumbai-based Manoj Kumar Poddar needed a business loan and when someone offered him the loan at a lower interest rate, he readily agreed. He even paid nearly Rs1 crore as a fee or commission to obtain the  'attractive' (read lower) interest rate offered on the loan. However, he neither...

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Akshay Naik 15 December 2023
Flaxseeds are highly nutritious and are known for their numerous health benefits. Interestingly, a new study has now revealed that manipulating our gut microbiome with flaxseed components could hold the key in reducing the risk of breast cancer.    Published in the journal...

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IANS 15 December 2023
Elon Musk-run X Corp banned a record 3,33,036 accounts in India between October 26 and November 25, mostly for promoting child sexual exploitation and non-consensual nudity.   The micro-blogging platform, going through a churning under Musk, who has recently appointed a new CEO, Linda...

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