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National Energy Conservation Day observed on December 14
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) was presented the National Energy Conservation Award by President Ram Nath Kovind today for its LED replacement project. The LED programme, claimed to be the largest of its kind in the world, involved replacement of 2.80 lakh sodium-vapour lights with energy efficient LEDs, reducing. . . . .
Oprah Winfrey announced as winner of Cecil B. Demille Award
Oprah Winfrey will be honoured with the 2018 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th Annual Golden Globes. Each year the recipient of the prestigious award is selected by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) board of directors and must be someone who has made “an incredible impact on the world of entertainment.” She. . . . .
NASA’s Kepler Mission found 8th planet in the Kepler-90 system
NASA announced it has discovered a new planet in a far-off solar system. The space agency live streamed a press conference from Washington D.C. to announce a new discovery by its Kepler telescope. They revealed the alien hunting project found an eighth planet — called Kepler 90 i. It followed years of studying 15,000 stars. . . . .
512 year old Greenland shark found in Arctic
A group of scientists recently discovered a shark and has estimated it to be over 500 years. But latest updates claimed the shark tested was 392 years old contradictory to earlier claims of it being 512 years old.
According to reports, the Greenland shark was found living in the Arctic and could very well be the oldest. . . . .
Walt Disney buys 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion
The Walt Disney Company's $52.4 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox's film and entertainment business is its biggest and most expensive deal so far. With this deal The Walt Disney Company will inarguably be the most formidable media conglomerate in the world.
Disney will scoop up Fox's movie and television studios,. . . . .
Bail-in clause in FRDI bill should be removed: Assocham
Government's assurance that depositors' interest in case of a bank going down
under would be fully protected should be clearly and unambiguously spelt out in the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDA) Bill and a clause that seeks to treat depositors as other creditors and shareholders for bail- in, must be removed,. . . . .
SBI Ecowrap report on FRDI bill
The economic research department of State Bank of India, SBI Ecowrap, cleared the confusion on the proposed Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill. According to the SBI Ecowrap report, the proposed Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill seeks to establish a ‘Resolution Corporation’ to monitor. . . . .
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