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Monetary policy: RBI cuts inflation projection for FY23 to 6.5% from 6.7%

RBI Monetary Policy Meet: The Reserve Bank of India cut inflation aim to 6.5% from 6.7% forecast in December policy. The central bank today also raised the benchmark rate by 25 basis points and retained monetary policy stance of withdrawal of accommodation.

The Economic Times 8 Feb 2023 10:23 am

RBI hikes repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.5%

Real GDP growth for 2023-24 projected at 6.4%, the RBI Governor said

The Hindu 8 Feb 2023 10:21 am

RBI MPC: GDP growth forecast for FY23 raised to 7%, FY24 at 6.4%

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das on Wednesday said at the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) in its February meeting has pegged real GDP growth for FY24 at 6.4% while growth for FY23 has been pegged at 7%. The MPC has forecast Q1FY24 growth at 7.8%, Q2 at 6.2%, Q3 at 6% and Q4 at 5.8%.

The Economic Times 8 Feb 2023 10:18 am

RBI ups repo rate by 25 bps; Sensex, Nifty trade higher

The decision on the rate hike by the Monetary Policy Committee of the central bank was taken on a 4:2 majority.

The Economic Times 8 Feb 2023 10:14 am

RBI hikes repo rate by 0.25%; What should mutual fund investors do?

The central banks across the globe, including the RBI, have been raising interest rates aggressively to control runaway inflation that has been plaguing the economy. T

The Economic Times 8 Feb 2023 10:13 am

RBI Monetary Policy 2023 LIVE updates: Governor Shaktikanta Das to deliver policy statement; repo rate likely to be hiked by 25 bps

RBI monetary policy meeting live: This is the first MPC meeting to be held after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget 2023-24 in Parliament.

Business Today 8 Feb 2023 9:50 am

Test riding the Super Meteor 650 in light & dense traffic conditions

BHPian Prayaglele recently shared this with other enthusiasts. So just got back after test-riding the Super Meteor 650! I had the opportunity to ride the celestial red one without the windscreen, unfortunately, for an hour or so. For context, I have been waiting for this release for the last two years now so I booked it as soon as I had the chance. But with all the reviews coming in over the last month, I was getting a bit worried about how this would actually end up fairing in the Indian environment with most worries about - the weight, the ground clearance, the suspension, and the clutch being very heavy and whether I had let my hopes overrule reasoning. I cannot begin to explain the wave of relief followed by absolute joy as I first sat on the saddle and gunned the engine and began moving. I started the ride with a small open patch which has virtually no traffic to get a feel of the engine and boy is it an active one. I started with a bit of a mild ask for power followed by near redlining it. The engine and exhaust note sounded beautiful and the ride felt so natural that immediately I felt as if it was merely an extension of the body. After this short patch, I decided to test it out in slightly more traffic-dense regions with narrower roads and here by now, I felt at home on the bike and manoeuvring through traffic was like water. Now here yes the caveat is what you consider the baseline I guess. As another BHPian has mentioned, if you're used to larger heavier bikes it will not be a problem at all. However, if you're coming from lighter maybe more nimble models you may not feel so. But to me, it was all I was expecting and much more. That said concerns about the suspension are valid to a certain extent and here I feel the decision is based on how you plan to use the bike. For Indian tar and cement roads it is absolutely fine and not an issue but on extended patches of dirt roads yes, I'm sure the bumps will get to you. But for me, my daily commute, as well as ride plans, is generally highways and well-made tar roads, this is not a concern for me. Coming from a Thunderbird 350X, all the issues with the gearbox being a bit finicky and neutral being hard to find and the quality of switches all seem gone. After a good hour of riding in the afternoon, the engine heat was reasonable and did not induce any discomfort. All in all super pleased that I've booked this and I'm anxiously waiting for the delivery! Check out BHPian comments for more insights and information.

Team-BHP 8 Feb 2023 9:35 am

Were not even close to running out of green minerals

Rare earths, which have a range of high-tech applications including magnets in electric car motors and wind turbines, saw reserves up 8.3% after standing still for at least five years.

The Economic Times 8 Feb 2023 9:34 am

Stock Market Updates: Sensex Gains 200 pts, Nifty Above 17,750 Ahead of RBI Policy Outcome

Indian benchmark indices opened higher as investors awaited the Reserve Bank of India's interest rate decision

News18 8 Feb 2023 9:28 am

Rupee eyes RBI policy decision, weighs US Federal Reserve's comments

The non-deliverable forwards indicate an opening of 82.68-82.74 for the rupee, compared with 82.70 in the previous session

Business Standard 8 Feb 2023 9:19 am

FM Sitharaman: 'Think out of the box for investment...'

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the industry needs to think out of the box to attract investment. Also, the need of the hour is to partner with startup companies to harness their technology solutions in product development. In a discussion organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Tuesday, the Finance Minister said that it is necessary to give out-of-the-box opinions to the giants of the Indian industry regarding the necessary steps to attract investment. She said I see startups and their solutions growing at a rapid pace. Actually, this solution is for you guys. But, for this, you have to be as fast as them. If this does not happen then they are going to look for new industries or business activities. Finance Minister has said, working together with startups is going to open up new opportunities. The Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for new emerging areas is also going to be a great initiative. But, I also think that what is different from PLI, which can also give you an edge. On the demand of reducing the rate of GST on cement from 28 percent, Sitharaman said that it can also be considered. If necessary, it is going to be sent to the Rate Fixation Committee of the GST Council for consideration. CII President Sanjeev Bajaj said that the balance between fiscal and economic growth rates in the budget is also being called commendable. This is also important because the balance sheet is based on conservative growth and revenue projections. He has said that the ease of doing business is going to increase with various provisions in the budget including use of PAN as a common business identifier, establishment of DigiLocker and second edition of Vivad Se Vishwas scheme. There is a temptation to play 3 spinners: KL Rahul Dravid predicts a sweep for Gill, domestic players dominate the nets RBI set for fifth-straight rate hike to quell inflation

News Track 8 Feb 2023 9:11 am

RBI Has One More Hike For Struggling India Assets: In Charts

A weak currency and faltering stock market provide the backdrop for whats likely to be the Reserve Bank of Indias final policy hike of this tightening cycle. The median forecast is for a 25 basis points increase in the repurchase rate to 6.5% on Wednesday, after RBI Governor Das pointed to sticky core inflation.

Bloomberg Quint 8 Feb 2023 8:51 am

Market to open on positive note, thanks to US cues

All eyes on RBI comments; FPIs selling keep market under pressure

The Hindu Businessline 8 Feb 2023 8:46 am

RBI MPC: When and where to watch policy announcement by Shaktikanta Das

RBI monetary policy: In December, Das had said that despite consecutive rate hikes, core inflation had continued to remain 'sticky'

Business Standard 8 Feb 2023 8:46 am

Mahua Moitra Uses 'Offensive Word' in Parliament, BJP MPs Create Ruckus

While participating during the Motion of Thanks, Moitra raised several issues including China, Pegasus, BBC, Morbi, Rafale and Adani issue.

News18 8 Feb 2023 8:27 am

RBI's MPC Seen Delivering Final Rate IncreaseOf Cycle

Indias central bank is poised to deliver its final interest-rate increase in the current tightening cycle, amid signs of cooling inflation and weakening growth.

Bloomberg Quint 8 Feb 2023 8:24 am

MARKET LIVE: Positive start on cards ahead of RBI policy outcome

Stock market live updates: As of 7:40 am, the SGX Nifty hovered around 17,800 levels, up over 50-odd points

Business Standard 8 Feb 2023 8:13 am

RBI MPC Meet 2023 Live Updates: Will Shaktikanta Das Pause or Hike Repo Rate by 25 bps?

RBI MPC Meeting 2023 Live Updates: RBI Monetary Policy 2023, Shaktikanta Das Growth EMI, Home Loan Rates RBI MPC Highlights, What happened in December MPC?

News18 8 Feb 2023 8:05 am

Stock Market Live: SGX Nifty Signals Higher Open Ahead Of RBI Monetary Policy

Live updates on India's equity markets on Feb. 8.

Bloomberg Quint 8 Feb 2023 7:52 am

RBI Monetary Policy Live Updates: A Repo Rate Hike Of 25 Basis Points Or Hold?

Catch the live updates from the Monetary Policy Committee meeting here.

Bloomberg Quint 8 Feb 2023 7:51 am

Red alerts likely on unhealthy food on ecommerce sites; Indian govt, RBI to discuss lending app ban

Last week, we reported that to help consumers make informed choices, Indias food safety regulator, FSSAI, is in talks with companies to include a cautionary warning on the amount of added salt, sugar and fat in the front labelling of packaged foods, alongside the proposed star rating system. Now, the FSSAI may also ask ecommerce and quick service platforms to put a label or a health rating on the food packet sold on their platforms.

The Economic Times 8 Feb 2023 7:25 am

Stock Market Today: Top 10 things to know before the market opens today

Stock Market News: Trends in the SGX Nifty indicate a positive opening for the broader index in India on the back of a rally in Wall Street and mixed trading in Asian peers and rising speculation over a 25-bps rate hike by the RBI later today

Money Control 8 Feb 2023 7:11 am

IT, Home Ministries and RBI to decide on steps post app bans

Founders of several lending platforms met officials of the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) in New Delhi on Tuesday, people who attended these meetings said, a day after internet service providers started taking down websites of online lending companies.

The Economic Times 8 Feb 2023 6:11 am

Supreme Court of India: Not just the final arbiter of law

For citizens of India, constitutional bodies are looked upon with utmost faith and reverence. The judiciary, and more specifically, the Supreme Court of India carries with it a persona of infallibility. This is so because it interprets the Constitution. According to the Constitution, the Supreme Court is the final arbiter of the law.

The Economic Times 8 Feb 2023 12:50 am

ED seized Rs 859.15 cr under PMLA in illegal loan apps cases: MoS Finance

New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has furnished a list of digital lending apps (DLAs) being used by the regulated entities (REs) of RBI to the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), which in turn has shared the list with the respective intermediary (app stores) and requested them to ensure that only Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 8 Feb 2023 12:07 am

Kaylea Titfords father found guilty of manslaughter over death of his 16-year-old daughter

16-year-old Kaylea Titford had spina bifida and was morbidly obese. She was confined to her bed in the months before her death in inhumane conditions in 2020.

The Economic Times 8 Feb 2023 12:04 am

I am only behind the truth: When TMC MP Mahua Moitra rocked Lok Sabha

TMC leader Mahua Moitra tears into the NDA govt and PM Modi over Adani issue in Lok Sabha today. Moitra alleged that the ruling-party members dont allow Opposition to utter certain words like China, Pegasus, Morbi, BBC and even Modiji. She also brought up Adani without naming him and said that industrialist has managed to cheat the Prime Minister, the finance minister, and others in the ruling party. The TMC leader demanded a thorough probe into the alleged irregularities in the Adani Group.

The Times of India 7 Feb 2023 11:46 pm

D-Street ends lower ahead of RBI rate hike decision; Adani stocks snap 8-day losing streak; more

DStreet ends lower ahead of RBI rate hike decision Adani stocks snap day losing streak more

India Today 7 Feb 2023 11:44 pm

Indecision over Indias fiscal law ought to end

We should either amend the FRBM Act to make space for a counter-cyclical fiscal policy orrepeal it altogether. In any case, a 3%-of-GDP deficit target was a largely arbitrary choice

Livemint 7 Feb 2023 11:28 pm

Nature holds key to fight against Cancer

Harish Barthwal Due to its successively rising prevalence, exorbitant cost of treatment and high mortality, cancer continues to be a challenge for the doctors, health planners and others. Despite huge spending on research, surveillance and treatment of cancer, only 70 per cent of those living with this dreaded disease survive five years from its [] The post Nature holds key to fight against Cancer appeared first on Northlines .

The Northlines 7 Feb 2023 11:20 pm

Kaylea Titford: Tragic teen left to die alone at home by parents

How did a strong-willed and funny teenager become a victim of negligence and die of morbid obesity?

BBC 7 Feb 2023 11:19 pm

Much of a Dutchness: the worlds biggest ever Vermeer show is an unmissable feast

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam A milkmaid daydreaming, a mistress clutching a letter, a city waking at dawn Vermeer was a master of the intimate, absorbing moment and this sublime show frees his glorious vision Seen from above the quayside, across the slowly moving waters of the Schie river full of dark reflections, the distant centre of Delft is hit by early morning sun. Soon people shall be walking its streets, with their yellow cobbles and freshly washed tiles, as children play by front doors and servants go about their work, glimpsed in the gloom of a side alley. Opening the magnificent Johannes Vermeer exhibition at Amsterdams Rijksmuseum, these two paintings plunge us right in, taking us on a journey through Vermeers art, spread across 10 rooms. We shuttle from city views to private interiors, between the sacred and the profane; from domestic life, with quiet music and private moments, to religious devotion and bawdy scenes. All this in an exhibition of only 28 paintings. Continue reading...

The Guardian 7 Feb 2023 9:25 pm

Editorial. For companies, input cost pressures ease but business growth uncertain

While some sectors may do well, especially in services, slowing consumption caused by RBIs rate hikes will pose a challenge to most others

The Hindu Businessline 7 Feb 2023 9:22 pm

Will RBI's Das make D-Street bulls smile or frown on Wednesday?

The volatility gauge ending lower in trade is another indication that traders havent taken any aggressive bets in the run-up to the policy. India VIX, often termed as the fear gauge, ended nearly 4% down at 14.1250 points

The Economic Times 7 Feb 2023 9:04 pm

Best Mac or MacBook for students

Thinking of buying a Mac or MacBook for school, college or university work? Here, in our best Mac for students guide, we take a look at Apples current Mac line-up to find out which Mac is best for students. Well examine whether you should get a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro for college, or if another Mac might actually be a better choice. If youre already at University, or have been offered your place, then you should ensure that you make use of Apples student discount. You can save hundreds on a MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac or Mac mini at the U.S. Education Store , Apple Education Store U.K . or the Australian Education Store . Read about how to get a discount from Apple here . Plus, starting in late June in the U.S. and July in the U.K., Apple will kick off a a Back To Uni event , where Apple gives people looking to buy a Mac for university a free pair of AirPods. That same event is currently running in Australia and other Southern Hemisphere locations. If youre looking for stability, security and a reliable and easy to use operating system then Apples Macs come highly recommended. If might seem that Macs are expensive compared to their Windows alternatives, however the added premium is justified, and, as you will see if you read on, you dont have to break the bank to buy one. You may also like to read our Apple student buying guide which evaluates the right devices for every level. How much can students save on a Mac? Before we begin its worth casting your eyes over whats available and how much you can save with the education discount. If its a MacBook Pro you want you could save more than $200/200. MacBook Air M2 (2022) Read our review MSRP: $1,199 Best Prices Today: $1049.00 at Adorama | $1,165.53 at Amazon | $1165.53 at Amazon US MacBook Air : June 2022 saw Apple reveal the M2 version of the MacBook Air, which then went on sale that July. The company is still selling the entry-level M1 MacBook Air that features the first Apple silicon processors that were introduced in November 2020. There are therefore three MacBook Air models: one with the M1 Chip that offers a 7-core GPU and 8-core CPU, and two with M2 chips, one with a 8-core GPU and 8-core CPU, and the other with a 10-core GPU and 8-core CPU. The MacBook Air starts at $999/999, but the price for students is lower: $899/899. The new M2 model costs $1,199/1,249 or $1,099/1,149 for students. Students save $100/100. Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro (M2, 2022) Read our review MSRP: $1,299 Best Prices Today: $1179.00 at Adorama | $1,269.00 at Amazon | $1299 at Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro : There are two 13-inch MacBook Pro models. These also arrived in November 2020 and feature the M1 chip like the Air, although in both cases this is the 8-core GPU version. Prices start at $1,299/1,349, student prices from: $1,199/1,249. Students save $100/100. Apple 14-inch MacBook Pro (M2 Pro, 2023) MSRP: From $1,999 | Model reviewed $2,499 Best Prices Today: $1,949.00 at Amazon | $1999.00 at Adorama | $1999.00 at Best Buy 14-inch MacBook Pro : Apple updated the 14-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips in January 2023. The M2 Pro is a faster variant of the M2 found in the 13-inch MacBook Pro. There is also the option of an even faster M2 Max, but thats more than most students would require. Normal pricing starts at $1,999/2,149, but education pricing starts at $1,849/1,989. Students save $150/160. Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro (M2 Pro, 2023) Read our review MSRP: $2,499 | $2,699 | $3,499 Best Prices Today: $2,449.99 at Amazon | $2449.99 at Amazon US | $2499.00 at Adorama 16in MacBook Pro : Apple also updated the 16in MacBook Pro in January 2023. Like the 14in MacBook Pro this model is powered by an M2 Pro or an M2 Max, the M2 Max would be beyond the requirements of most students. Normal prices start at $2,499/2,699, but education pricing starts at $2,299/2,479, which is still probably beyond the budget of students. Students save $200/220. You might only be interested in a Mac laptop and in this article we will look into whether the MacBook Air or the MacBook Pro is a better choice for students but there are other Macs worthy of consideration. Apple 24-inch iMac (M1, 2021) Read our review MSRP: From $1,299 Best Prices Today: $999.00 at Adorama | $1249.99 at Newegg US | $1,295.00 at Amazon 24-inch iMac : In May 2021 Apple updated the iMac with the same M1 chip as that found in the MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro, but it also gave it a redesign, and extended the screen from 21.5-inch to 24-inch. At launch prices started at $1,299/1,249. However, the prices increased outside the U.S. in January 2023 so the iMac now starts at 1,399 in the U.K. for example. Student pricing starts at $1,249. Students save $50. Apple Mac mini (M2, 2023) Read our review MSRP: From $599 Best Prices Today: $599 at Amazon US | $599.00 at Adorama | $599.00 at Best Buy Mac mini: The Mac mini was also updated in January 2023 when it gained two options: an M2 Chip like the MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro or an M2 Pro chip like that used in the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro . There is still one Mac mini model on sale that offers an Intel processor. Normal prices start at $599/649, but education pricing starts at $499/539 for the M2 model. Students save $50/50. Mac Studio M1 Max (2022) Read our review MSRP: $1,999 Best Prices Today: $1999 at Apple | $1999.00 at Adorama | $1999.99 at Best Buy Mac Studio : Unveiled in March 2022, the Mac Studio will be overpowered the vast majority of students, but its not a bad option if you are looking for a powerful Mac with a lower price. Its the most affordable way to get a ton of RAM and the ultimate in graphics, so if thats what you need it might be suitable. Prices start at $1,999/1,999, but education pricing is from $1,799/1,798.80. Students save $200/200. Best MacBook (or Mac) for college Choosing the best Mac for college or university depends on what you are going to be studying as well as how much you have to spend. Weve created this students guide to buying a Mac to help you choose the right Mac for college, school or university. We consider what students are likely to need from their Mac, what features are worth paying more for, and how students can save money on a new Mac. We also take a look at Apples range of Macs and the built to order options available that might be useful. Plus, weve collected together some accessories, software and services that could come in handy during your course. Which Mac to choose depends on what your needs are as a student, and the course you are taking. If youre doing a degree in film and video, or music, or graphic design then it might make sense to also look at one of our other Best Mac For guides for that subject area: Best Mac for graphic design Best Mac for making music Best Mac for video editing Best Mac for programming Best Mac for photo editing Best Mac for gaming (in case you have any free time) Well look at each Apple laptop option as well as the iMac and Mac mini below. How to get a discount on a Mac for university or school Were sure that you are probably looking for a bargain Mac, so before we guide you through the best Mac options for students well explain how you can save money. If you are looking for a Mac for your children to use for school work the MacBook Air or Mac mini might appeal as low cost options, but there are other ways that you might be able to get a more powerful Mac for less money, well explain your options below. Note that only higher education students can take advantage of Apples education discount though, school age children can only take advantage if the equipment is being purchased by the school. The best Mac bargains are usually on older models, although we do see discounts on current Macs as well. If you see a good discount on an older Mac its important to be aware of what the newer models offers so that you know what you are missing out on and can judge whether the deal is as good as it appears to be. For one thing, older Macs are likely to feature Intel processors rather than Apples M1, M2 or their variants, which could put you at a disadvantage in the future (and will certainly mean your Mac depreciates in value very quickly). If you are picking an Intel Mac then make sure that it is a relatively recent Intel chip to ensure that Apple will at least support that Mac until the end of your course. See: How long does Apple support Macs for. Rather than buying an old Mac, either second hand or refurbished, we recommend that you buy a new Mac at a discount. There are a number of ways to save money on a new Mac: Get an Apple student discount: If you are a registered student youll be able to get a discount on a new Mac if you shop in Apples Education Store. You can find out all about it in more detail in our Apple Education Store explainer , but in short itll get you money off your Mac and its well worth it! If you are in the U.S. visit the U.S. Education Store. If you are in the U.K. visit the UK Apple Education Store (U.K. students will need to have proof of their student status in order to access it. Theres also an Australian Education Store. Wait for Apples Back to Uni Sale : Apples Education Store usually offers a Back to Higher Education deal during the summer months. From around June to October in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Europe Apple gives away AirPods to university and higher education students buying a new Mac or iPad. In 2022 Apple changed the give-away to up to $150/150 in vouchers, but in 2023 it is back to giving AirPods away, based on the Higher Education deal currently between January and March in Australia. Buy a refurbished Mac : Take advantage of Apples refurbished store where the company sells ex-display, returned, and previous-generation Macs at a discount. The benefit of buying refurbished from Apple is that the products come with a full years warranty. You can also get a refurbished Mac elsewhere with many resellers offering the same service, but beware that not all refurbished Macs are equal. Usually refurbished means that the Mac is guaranteed to be in full working order, but do check with the reseller. Heres a guide to how to buy a refurbished Mac. We also look at why you should buy a refurbished Mac here Buy second hand/used : One advantage of buying refurbished is that it should be guaranteed to work and you should have no problem returning it if there is a problem. These are reasons why we dont recommend buying a second hand Mac . If you do see a deal on a second hand or used Mac just be especially cautious. Look out for reseller discounts : You can also see some great discounts on new and old models from Apple resellers. Check out our latest deals round ups at the links below. Best MacBook Pro deals Best MacBook Air deals Best iMac deals Best Mac mini deals Best Mac Studio deals If you are a student heres how to get Apple Music for half price . Plus students with an Apple Music student subscription also get free access to Apple TV+ for a limited time. MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro for students Its likely that this is the question you are hoping to get an answer to: should I buy a MacBook Air or the MacBook Pro? We compare the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro in detail here , but from the perspective of a student, heres what youll want to keep in mind: MacBook Pro The MacBook Pro are more expensive and more powerful Mac laptops than the Air. If bought new, the range starts from $1,299/1,349 for the 13-inch MacBook Pro and goes up to $3,499/3,749 for the top-of-the-range 16-inch version (you dont need that model!) Heres whats on offer right now: 13-inch MacBook Pro, M2, 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU, 256GB or 512GB storage, 8GB Unified Memory, two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports. From $1,299 / 1,349 . 14-inch MacBook Pro, M2 Pro, 10-core or 12-core CPU, 16-core, 19-core or 30-core GPU, 512GB or 1TB storage, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB or 96GB Unified Memory, three Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI port, SDXC card slot, MagSafe 3 port. From $1,999 / 2,149 16-inch MacBook Pro, M2 Pro, 12-core CPU, 19-core, 38-core GPU, 512GB or 1TB storage, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB or 96GB Unified Memory, three Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI port, SDXC card slot, MagSafe 3 port. From $2,499 / 2,699 . It is unlikely that you need the 14-inch or 16-inch MacBook Pro and the price is likely to be prohibitive to students anyway. The good news is that doesnt matter because if you are a typical student the 13-inch MacBook Pro will be more than sufficient. If you need a more powerful Mac because your course calls for it then you can save a bit of money by choosing the 14in MacBook Pro over the 16in model both models offer the same specs so you arent forfeiting any high-power options. Read: 14in vs 16in MacBook Pro. There are two versions of the 13-inch MacBook Pro to choose from: one has 256GB of storage while the other has 512GB, but costs an extra 200/$200. There is no other difference between the two models so you need to decide if the extra storage is necessary. We would suggest that if your photo or music library are taking a lot of space up on your Mac you should look to iCloud storage solutions such as iCloud Photos and iTunes Match ). Another benefit of the 13-inch MacBook Pro is 20 hours battery life. This beats the MacBook Air by 2 hours and the 14-inch MacBook Pro by 3 hours. Older Mac laptops only claimed 10 hours so this is a definite benefit of the M1 and later Macs. That entry-level MacBook Pro comes with two Thunderbolt 3 ports (which double up as USB 4). You wont find the older USB-A port on any new Mac laptop. If you want USB-A ports you would have to consider a second-hand Mac laptop, or a desktop Mac, get an adaptor , or just get rid of your old mouse and keyboard and go wireless. Heres our round up of the best USB C docks . The 14-inch or 16-inch MacBook Pro offer a much wider selection of ports including HDMI, SD card reader, and MagSafe charging in addition to the USB/Thunderbolt ports. For most, the entry-level MacBook Pro model should be a decent enough spec to get your work done without any issues. The M2 MacBook Air and M2 MacBook Pro side by side See the MacBook Pro in the US Apple Store and the UK Apple Store . 13-inch MacBook Pro M2, 10-core GPU, 8-core CPU, MSRP $1,299/ 1,349: Retailer Price Adorama $1179.00 View Deal $1,269.00 View Deal $1299 View Deal $1299 View Deal $1299.00 View Deal $1359.2 View Deal B & H Photo Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices 13-inch MacBook Pro, M1, 8-core GPU, 8-core CPU , MSPR was $1,299/ 1,299: Apple has discontinued the M1 MacBook Pro, but you may still find one on sale, likely at a discount. Here are the best prices right now. Retailer Price $499 View Deal $714.99 View Deal $1104.99 View Deal $1,399.99 View Deal $1477.43 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices MacBook Air You might assume that the MacBook Air is low-powered in comparison to the MacBook Pro, but now only does the MacBook Air offer the same M2 chip as the 13-inch MacBook Pro, it has also got a bigger screen, better FaceTime cameras, and some other benefits when compared to the alternative machine. If youre looking for a MacBook that doesnt break the bank and offers the ultimate in portability and great battery life, then the MacBook Air might be the perfect fit. And the best bit: you can get a MacBook Air for $999/999. Heres how the MacBook Air range looks: M1 MacBook Air, 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, 256GB storage, 8GB RAM, two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports $999 / 999 M2 MacBook Air, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 256GB storage, 8GB RAM, two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports and MagSafe charging port $1,199 / 1,249 M2 MacBook Air, 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU, 512GB storage, 8GB RAM, two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports and MagSafe charging port $1,499 / 1,549 Assuming you are looking to spend as little as possible to get a new Mac you might be considering the 999/$999 model and we think that would be a good choice, but do keep in mind that this model was launched in November 2020 so its almost two years old. The newer M2 MacBook Air is $200/250 more, and may be worth the additional outlay, not just because it is newer, but because it benefits from a redesign that has brought a bigger, better and brighter screen, an improved camera for video calls, as well as the more powerful M2 chip. The MacBook Air is undoubtedly the best value Mac laptop you can get, so if thats what is important to you its the one to buy. Its also fractionally lighter than the MacBook Pro. As with the MacBook Pro, there are no USB-A ports on the MacBook Air, just two USB-C and a headphone jack. However, the M2 MacBook Air does add a MagSafe port, so you can charge your laptop and still have two USB ports free. As we mentioned in the MacBook Pro section above, the MacBook Air offers 18 hours battery life, according to Apple. This is less than the 13-inch MacBook Pros 20 hour, but bound to be more than enough to get you through a day and an all-nighter at university. Wed say that you can confidently buy a 2020 M1 MacBook Air as it will be more than adequate for the needs of a student, especially those who are predominantly writing essays and conducting research. The fact that it costs999/$999 is a real bonus. If you have a bit more money to spend then the M2 MacBook Air with its bigger screen and better FaceTime camera will prove useful when you arent studying. If you need more storage you may find external storage or even iCloud storage can work out cheaper. (If you have a big Music library, for example, pay for iTunes Match so you can keep your music in the cloud. If you have a big photo library turn on iCloud Photos and subscribe for additional iCloud Storage). You can buy the MacBook Air in the Apple Store but resellers often offer good discounts. You will see the best deals listed below: MacBook Air, M1, 8-core CPU/7-core GPU, $999 /999 : Retailer Price Adorama $649.00 View Deal $979.00 View Deal $999.00 View Deal $999.99 View Deal $1249 View Deal B & H Photo Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices MacBook Air, M2, 8-core CPU/8-core GPU, $1,249/ 1,199 : Retailer Price Adorama $1049.00 View Deal $1,165.53 View Deal $1165.53 View Deal $1199 View Deal $1199.00 View Deal B & H Photo Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Mac laptop vs Mac desktop for students Student life normally involves a far amount of mobility traveling to lectures, libraries, the occasional coffee shop, and then possibly home for weekends and term breaks so it makes a good deal of sense to consider a laptop rather than a desktop Mac. While the screen sizes in MacBooks are smaller than iMacs, you can always buy a cheap screen and use that with your laptop when you are home. Or, if you also have an iPad, you might be able to link your iPad to your MacBook and use the iPad screen too (heres how to use your iPad as a second screen for your Mac ). You could also use that iPad for taking notes when you are at lectures read our guide to the best iPad for students . However, there are some benefits to buying a Mac desktop. Generally it is the case that you pay more for a Mac laptop, compared to the same specs on a desktop. The Mac mini, for example, is Apples cheapest Mac despite having some pretty impressive specs. However if you compare the 24-inch iMac with a similarly speced Mac laptop the iMac is considerably more expensive. iMac vs Mac mini for students While we appreciate that there are plenty of benefits associated with choosing a laptop for university, you may be better off with a desktop. iMac The iMac might be one for consideration for a student but its a non-portable Mac, which might deter many students from purchasing one. You wont be able to take it with you to lectures or cart it home on a train for the holidays but you will be able to work more efficiently thanks to its 24-inch screen. In May 2021 Apple introduced a 24-inch iMac with a brand new design that comes in a choice of seven different colours and has a M1 processor. Thanks to its design its certainly a Mac that will make a statement to anyone entering your dorm room. Heres how the iMac models line up: 24-inch iMac M1 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, 256GB storage, 8GB RAM, two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports $1,299 / 1,399 M1 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 256GB storage, 8GB RAM, two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports, two USB 3 ports $1,499 / 1,599 M1 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 512GB storage, 8GB RAM, two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports, two USB 3 ports $1,699 / 1,799 There are two main issues with the iMac. One is that it is not portable so may not suit your needs on that basis alone. The other is that its price is a lot higher than the Mac laptops and where in the past that was justified by more powerful processor or discrete graphics, that is not the case these days. The 24-inch iMac is basically the same as the 13-inch MacBook Pro, sure it offers a 4.5K 24-inch display, improved FaceTime camera and excellent speakers, but its still a big price to pay when you lose the portability of the laptop. If its an iMac you want though you can buy the iMac in the Apple Store or check out these deals below: Here are the best deals right now: iMac, M1, 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, 256GB SSD MSRP $1,299/ 1,249 : Retailer Price Adorama $999.00 View Deal $1249.99 View Deal $1,295.00 View Deal $1298.95 View Deal $1299 View Deal $1299.99 View Deal B & H Photo Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices iMac, M1, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 256GB SSD MSRP $1,499/1,449: Retailer Price Adorama $999.00 View Deal $1,299.99 View Deal $1299.99 View Deal $1499.00 View Deal $1499.99 View Deal $1844.99 View Deal B & H Photo Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Mac mini A much better option is the Mac mini, which features a M2 or M2 Pro chip and was last upgraded in January 2023. Starting at the new lower price of $599/649 it is the cheapest Mac going. The only compromise here is the lack of monitor and keyboard. There are three Mac mini models. Two have the M2 chip and the other has an M2 Pro chip. Heres how the Mac mini models line up at the time of writing: M2 Mac mini, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 256GB storage, 8GB RAM $599 / 649 M2 Mac mini, 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 512GB storage, 8GB RAM $799 / 849 M2 Pro Mac mini, 3.0GHz quad-core, Intel UHD Graphics 630, 512GB storage, 8GB RAM $1,299 / 1,399 Weighing in at 1.3kg, its about as portable as a desktop Mac gets. You could, in theory, take it home on the train, as long as you had a spare monitor waiting for you when you got there, for example. If you are on a budget this is the way to go. Get an entry-level Mac mini and ask around for an old keyboard, mouse and monitor. You may be using second-hand accessories, but your Mac will sit at the heart of it all. You could even plug the Mac mini into your TV, although we wouldnt recommend writing your dissertation on a TV screen. In fact, of all the M2 Macs the Mac mini is the one that gets our recommendation, it gives you all the power of the M2 chip at a great price. And as for that M2 Pro optionif you need an M2 Pro chip its a lot cheaper than a 14-inch MacBook Pro. You can buy the Mac mini in the Apple Store , but you may get a good deal from one of these resellers: Mac mini, M2, 8Core CPU / 10Core GPU, 256GB, MSRP: $599/649: Retailer Price $599 View Deal Adorama $599.00 View Deal $599.00 View Deal $599 View Deal $599.00 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Mac mini, M2 Pro, 10Core CPU / 16Core GPU, 512GB, RRP: $1,299/1,399: Retailer Price $1299 View Deal $1299.00 View Deal $1299 View Deal $1,299.00 View Deal Adorama Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Which Mac should you get for university? Our pick of the entire Mac range if youre a student is the M1 MacBook Air. Its light, fast, and at 999/$999 for the entry model it offers great value for an excellent machine. Its the all-rounder here. If you dont need portability, then the M2 Mac mini is also a very good option (it is considerably more portable than an iMac, so at least transporting it home shouldnt be too problematic). Its powerful and the low price of $599 /649 is very attractiveyou just need a monitor, mouse and keyboard. If you do have some extra money to spend the M2 MacBook Air will give you a better screen, better webcam and an attractive new design to show off in lectures. If youre looking to save a few pounds then keep an eye on the Apple Refurb Store . Apple often offers previous-generation Macs with decent specs for less than their newer counterparts, so its worth a look if you are lucky you will find M1 Macs on sale there. Refurbished Mac models are fully checked and come with a one-year guarantee. We explain the best way to buy a second hand or refurbished Mac, and recommend you also read why you should buy a refurbished Mac for more information. One last thing to mention: If you are at University you can benefit from Apples Student Discounts , and, at certain times of the year, Apples Back To School deal could mean you get free AirPods. Mac

Macworld 7 Feb 2023 8:52 pm

BQ Exclusive | As System Liquidity Tightens, RBI Is Preparing To Deploy Special Measures | BQ Prime

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Bloomberg Quint 7 Feb 2023 8:04 pm

App stores can only host lending apps regulated by RBI: FinMin

MeitY has shared a list of RBI-approved entities that app stores can host.

Your Story 7 Feb 2023 8:04 pm

Cryptoverse: Are bitcoin, ether out of the woods? Consider the options

Volume of bitcoin options traded on Deribit, an exchange for crypto-focused derivatives products, jumped 82% in Jan versus Dec, as per crypto market maker OrBit Markets while Ether options swelled 38%

Business Standard 7 Feb 2023 7:54 pm

Yohan & Yosha Rajpurohit's comment section and DMs flood with love-worthy messages

Social media platforms have given equal opportunities to every individual by curbing all geographical boundaries, caste, colour, sex, and even age barriers. Don't you agree? Well, the twin star kids Yohan & Yosha Rajpurohit are proof of the aforementioned sentence. They have grown enormously on Instagram by virtue of their cuteness. The duo shares an account with the name @yohanyosha which has more than 73k followers. Moreover, their reels are reposted even by leading media pages on Instagram, like Viral Bhayani. Yohan & Yosha are adored by netizens, and this can be seen in the love that is surging from their comment section. Yohan & Yosha are too dashing with their cute smiles, and they can melt anyone's heart. They have shared multiple reels, which have amassed thousands of views and numerous love-worthy comments. They usually receive comments cherishing their cuteness, like Sweet, Adorable, Cuteness Overloaded, etc. In one of their viral reels, someone commented, They took away my heart with them, and we won't disagree. After all, they are so irresistible. Not only their comment section, but even their DMs are overflowing with messages from across the nation. Yohan & Yosha Rajpurohit are also treasured for their outfits. They seem to be stylish kids, and credit for their fashionable wardrobe goes to their mother. The star kids are just three years old and have already captivated the entire internet with their alluring aura. We are sure that they will soon mark their foray into the filmy world as well. Yohan & Yosha are two of those kids who are filled with excitement and enthusiasm to learn about new things. We believe that it's their curiosity that will take them to the heights of success. The duo always keeps up with the latest trends, be they fashion or Instagram trends. We hope that they will continue to entice us with their cuteness.

Bollywood Hungama 7 Feb 2023 6:48 pm

Monetary policy: If RBI hikes repo rate by 25 bps, how does it impacts your EMIs

In January 2023 bulletin, RBI said, lending and deposit rates of SCBs have continued to move higher since May 2022 in response to the 225 bps increase in the policy repo rate.

Livemint 7 Feb 2023 6:43 pm

ED attaches Rs 859 cr proceeds of crime in illegal loan app cases: Centre

The Directorate of Enforcement has attached proceeds of crime worth Rs 859.15 crore generated by accused persons/entities through illegal loan apps, Minister of State for Finance Bhagwat Karad said on Tuesday. Further, assets amounting to Rs 289.28 crore have been seized under the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999. In a written reply to a query in Rajya Sabha, Karad said Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has furnished the list of Digital Lending Apps (DLAs) being used by regulated entities of RBI to the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY). MeitY has shared the list with respective intermediary (App Stores) and requested them to ensure that only the apps figuring in the list are hosted on their app stores. The RBI's digital lending guidelines issued in September advises measures, including due diligence of Loan Service Providers (LSPs), direct disbursal of loan from bank account of lender to bank account of the borrower without any pass-through/pool or ...

Business Standard 7 Feb 2023 6:19 pm

Clues In Aaftab Poonawala's Orders? 1 Chicken Roll, Many Water Bottles

Delhi police's 6,600-page charge sheet in the horrific Sharddha Walkar murder case has revealed more disturbing details, giving a blow-by-blow account of how Aaftab Poonawala disposed of every body part, and how he cleaned up after.

NDTV 7 Feb 2023 6:10 pm

RBI credit policy: Here's what to expect from Monetary Policy Committee meeting

RBI credit policy: Here's what to expect from Monetary Policy Committee meeting

The Economic Times 7 Feb 2023 6:07 pm

Sensex drops 221 pts, Nifty ends below 17,750; Tata Steel drops over 5%

The domestic equity barometers ended with modest losses on Tuesday. The Nifty settled below the 17,750 mark after hitting the day's high of 17,811.15 in early trade. Traders booked profits ahead of RBI's monetary policy outcome on Wednesday, 8 February 2023.

Business Standard 7 Feb 2023 5:49 pm

Rupee in narrow range, premiums fall; Powell, RBI eyed

We would have to say that the proceedings for the day were along expected lines, with the 82.80 level proving a hindrance for dollar bulls, a trader at a Mumbai-based bank said

The Economic Times 7 Feb 2023 5:40 pm

Indian shares end lower in volatile session ahead of RBI's rate decision

BENGALURU (Reuters) -Indian shares struggled for direction on Tuesday before closing lower, as markets see-sawed between optimism that the Reserve Bank of India will pause rate hikes.

Business Standard 7 Feb 2023 5:36 pm

Clues In Aftaab Poonawala's Orders? 1 Chicken Roll, Many Water Bottles

Delhi police's 6,600-page charge sheet in the horrific Sharddha Walkar murder case has revealed more disturbing details, giving a blow-by-blow account of how Aaftab Poonawala disposed of every body part, and how he cleaned up after.

NDTV 7 Feb 2023 5:33 pm

MS Dhoni Takes a Ride on Humble TVS Apache RR310 bike: Watch Video

Instead of a superbike or a classic motorcycle, MS Dhoni was seen riding a TVS Apache RR310 which is sold in India at Rs 2.65 lakh (ex-showroom).

Zee News 7 Feb 2023 5:27 pm

RBI may conclude FY23 with a 25 bps rate hike to tame Indias sticky core inflation

The decision of RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das-headed six-member MPC will be announced on Wednesday at 10 am. The prediction of a smaller rate hike can be attributed to softening of retail inflation and the US Federal Reserve moderating the pace of increase in its benchmark interest rate.

The Economic Times 7 Feb 2023 5:21 pm

Post Change of Ownership, Ambuja Cements Records Substantial Jump in Sequential EBITDA by 161 Percent at Rs. 1,138 Cr

Business Wire India EDITORS SYNOPSIS Cost optimization and operational synergies started yielding noticeable results Stronger Balance Sheet, Company remains Debt Free Cash and Cash Equivalent at the end of quarter stood at Rs. 9,454 Cr, augurs well for Companys accelerated growth plans Volume up by 7% at 13.7 MTPA Quarter on Quarter (QoQ) Net Revenue up 11% at Rs. 8,036 Cr Cost reduction QoQ by Rs 283 PMT (5%) at 5,026 PMT EBITDA on QoQ basis jumped to 829 PMT from Rs. 340 PMT PAT rose to Rs. 488 Cr as compared to Rs. 51 Cr last quarter Ambuja Cements Limited (Ambuja), the building materials arm of Adani Cement and part of the diversified Adani group, today announced the financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2022. The Company has embarked on a transformation journey this quarter which has resulted in sizeable operational efficiencies. Additionally, synergies with the group have supported cost optimization resulting in significant improvements in most business parameters of the Company.Ambuja Cements remains committed to achieving significant size, scale and market leadership with strong emphasis on margin expansion and world class ESG standards. Operational Highlights (Consolidated): Robust Volume growth of 7% QoQ, supported by an increase in blended cement (clinker factor reduced from 60.1% to 59.5%), better route planning and higher operational synergies with its subsidiary, ACC. Market leadership strongly maintained across key markets. Kiln fuel cost reduced by 14% from Rs. 2.84 per 000 Kcal to 2.45 per 000 KCal with change in coal basket, group synergies on coal procurement.Fuel cost to be further optimized in future. Warehouse infrastructure also optimized. Direct sales improved from 44% to 50%, lead distance reduced from 263 kms to 248 kms, higher dispatches through rail. These measures are expected to further reduce logistics cost. WHRS projects at Bhatapara, Rauri, Suli have been partially commissioned and will achieve full capacity of 39 MW by Q4FY23. Marwar 14 MW has been fully commissioned. WHRS projects at Ambujanagar and Maratha of 28 MW are under implementation & progressing well. Financial Highlights: Net Revenue was up by 11% QoQ at Rs. 8,036 Cr in line with volumes. EBITDA rose by 161% at Rs. 1,138 Cr. EBITDA margin expanded from 6.2% to 14.6%. Cost reduced by Rs. 283 PMT and expected to further reduce on cost optimization and leveraging synergies from adjacency businesses of the group. Treasury Income increased by Rs. 42 Cr QoQ. Efficient Inventory management and trade receivables. During the quarter, the cement sector saw higher production & capacity utilisation on account of pickup in demand. The Company has maintained a healthy top line and leadership position in its core markets with a stronger Ambuja & ACC product portfolio. EBITDA margins expanded due to relentless focus on reduction in fuel and logistics costs by leveraging synergies with Group Companies. Business initiatives are expected to further bring down operating cost, reduce clinker factor, reduce logistics cost, improve sales of blended cement and expand EBITDA margin .We expect cement demand to further grow in coming quarters on the back of increased infrastructure activities given sharp focus on infrastructure capex in this Budget, said Mr. Ajay Kapur, CEO Ambuja Cements. He further added, The Company remains debt free with a healthy position of Cash & Cash Equivalents, which augurs very well for its journey to achieve scale and market leadership.Our focus to ramp up capacity in efficient way to ensure to be one of the lowest cost producers is on track.Ametha Integrated Unit is set to be commissioned by July 2023, which will increase Kiln capacity by 3.3 MTPA (EC approvals in hand for 2.75 MTPA) & 1 MTPA Grinding Unit.We are making good progress on our planned WHRS installation target. Unaudited Financial Results for the quarter ended December 31, 2022: Particulars UoM Consolidated Standalone Oct-Dec 2022 Jul-Sep 2022 Oct-Dec 2021 Oct-Dec 2022 Jul-Sep 2022 Oct-Dec 2021 Sales Volume (Cement and Clinker) Million Tonnes 13.7 12.8 14.2 7.7 7.1 7.2 Net Revenue Rs. Cr. 8,036 7,245 7,710 4,218 3,722 3,772 EBITDA Rs. Cr. 1,138 436 1,213 715 353 602 EBITDA Margin % 14.6% 6.2% 16.2% 17.5% 9.7% 16.4% PAT Rs. Cr. 488 51 431 369 139 253 ESG Highlights: To further strengthen ESG leadership, Ambujas Sustainability Strategy is led by its Sustainable Development 2030 plan. Significant thrust on increasing share of WHRS, AFR and renewable power. Geoclean, the sustainable and innovative waste management solutions arm was unveiled with a renewed focus and targets to increase the Thermal Substitution Rate of the plants to 30% by 2027. Water governance (8 times water positive), sustainable livelihood, women empowerment, rural infrastructure and social inclusion for the community remains highest focus area. Awards and Recognition: ESG India Leadership Awards 2022 for initiatives on Water Efficiency, curbing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and overall leadership in the Environment category. FICCI CSR Award 2020-2021 in the Women Empowerment Category for CSR programs. The National Award for Energy Excellence in Indian Cement Industry, under the Grinding Category for the measures adopted in improving energy efficiency at the Roorkee plant. The Platinum Award at the IconSWM-CE Excellence Awards 2022 on Sustainable Waste Management & Circular Economy for pre-processing and co-processing facility at Ambujanagar. The Best CSR Health Award at the Impactful CSR award of Metropolis Healthcare Heroes of India Awards 2022 for CSR efforts in Bhatapara. Ambujas Annual Integrated Report was awarded by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for Excellence in Financial Reporting. About Ambuja Cements Ltd Ambuja Cements Limited, part of the Adani Group, is among India's leading cement companies. Ambuja, with its subsidiary ACC Ltd. has a capacity of 67.5 million tonnes with fourteen integrated cement manufacturing plants and sixteen cement grinding units across the country. Ambuja has been recognized as Indias Most Trusted Cement Brand by TRA Research in its Brand Trust Report, 2022. Ambuja has provided hassle-free, home-building solutions with its unique sustainable development projects and environment-friendly practices since it started operations. The Company has many firsts to its credit a captive port with four terminals that has facilitated timely, cost-effective, cleaner shipments of bulk cement to its customers. To further add value to customers, the Company has launched innovative products like Ambuja Plus, Ambuja Cool Walls, Ambuja Compocem and Ambuja Kawach under the umbrella of Ambuja Certified Technology. These products not only fulfil important customer needs but also help in significantly reducing carbon footprints. Being an employee friendly workplace, Ambuja Cements has been ranked No. 1 in Best Companies to Work For survey in 2022 by Business Today in the Construction and Infrastructure sector.

BusinessWire India 7 Feb 2023 5:17 pm

Incidents Disturbing Communal Harmony Won't Be Tolerated: Ashok Gehlot

The mandatory registration of First Information Reports, or FIRs, reception rooms, and other innovations have led to a reduction in criminal cases including that of women atrocities, the Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said on Monday.

NDTV 7 Feb 2023 4:33 pm

Sensex ends 215 pts lower, Nifty below 17,800 ahead of RBI's rate decision

From the Sensex pack, Tata Steel was the worst performer, declining 5.5%. ITC, Maruti, HCL Tech, Tata Motors and Sun Pharma also closed with losses

The Economic Times 7 Feb 2023 3:59 pm

Top 15 banks giving highest interest rate on FDs to senior citizens; check them out

The good news is interest rates have been on an upward trajectory with the increase in repo rates -- the rate at which banks borrow from the central bank -- by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Business Today 7 Feb 2023 3:52 pm

The Breakdown | Argument for Eight Nations will grow if rugby gospel wants to be spread

The Azzurri gave France a fright last weekend and, with a new chief at the helm, boosted talk of expanding the competition Apparently it took Michelangelo a little over four years to paint the 343 figures on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. He was in his mid-30s at the time and not entirely sure he was the right man for the job, given he was primarily a sculptor. Every gesture I make is blind and aimless, he lamented in a poem published in 1509. I am not in the right place I am not a painter. All the best transformations rely on a similar holy trinity of time, patience and, crucially, persistence. Which is why Italys vibrant performance against France at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday made for such absorbing viewing. Yes, they should have kept calmer towards the end of their 29-24 loss . Yes, they gave the French too much of a head start. But it was their ability to give it a real go that really stood out. Making up the numbers? Not any more. Continue reading...

The Guardian 7 Feb 2023 3:40 pm

Is It Time For 5 Regional RBIs?

Despite its admirable competence and proven track record, the RBI doesn't have the capacity to supervise an economy that's growing so fast and becoming larger by the year, points out T C A Srinivasa Raghavan.

Rediff 7 Feb 2023 3:38 pm

RBI Meet: How India's key economic indicators shaped up before policy decision tomorrow

RBI MPC Meet 2023: The RBIs decision is likely to be influenced by the softer than expected inflation readings in recent monthsMoreover, high frequency indicators suggest that growth continues to hold up and therefore the central bank can afford to hike rates somewhat more from current levels, HDFC Bank's Principal Economist Sakshi Gupta said.

The Economic Times 7 Feb 2023 3:27 pm

Ayushman Bharat Yojana: Who can avail benefits under PMJAY health cover scheme? Check eligibility, how to apply

Ayushman Bharat Yojana:The premium is often exorbitant for senior citizens and the elderly the age group that requires medical insurance coverage the most.

Zee Biz 7 Feb 2023 3:21 pm

Russia and India are prepared to forgo the dollar in an energy deal

Moscow: According to the CEO of the company, Leonid Mikhelson, long-term contracts for LNG supplies from India are being discussed by Russia's largest independent gas producer, Novatek. He told reporters on the sidelines of the India Energy Week forum that talks with a number of Indian companies are currently under way because Russia is eager to invest in the nation's energy sector and further develop cooperation. Indian engineering firms are already participating in our projects, and a certain percentage of our equipment suppliers are from India. We want to be more than just LNG suppliers. The CEO of Novatek emphasised the desire to increase and expand it. Mikhelson added that his business was considering making a larger investment in the Indian market, including the development of LNG regasification terminals. Also Read: How can BTC make a Great Impact on the Economy of Guinea? He also disclosed that the parties were thinking about forgoing US dollar transactions and settling LNG supply payments in national currencies, such as rupees or rubles. Also Read: RBI likely to settle for 25-bps repo rate hike: Experts Without providing specific figures, Mikhelson said, We discussed it with the energy minister [Hardeep Singh Puri]. Also Read: PMI: Strong orders help Saudi Arabia's non-oil companies grow rapidly Earlier, Reuters claimed that Novatek and India's largest gas distributor GAIL were negotiating the terms of a long-term LNG import agreement. A preliminary agreement between the companies is about to be signed, according to sources in the sector.

News Track 7 Feb 2023 3:19 pm

RBI Open To 14-Day Repo As Liquidity Starts Drying Up BQ Exclusive

The RBI is prepared to provide committed liquidity support through term repo windows when liquidity is tight.

Bloomberg Quint 7 Feb 2023 3:12 pm

THIS Bank announces the launch of SIB Wealth management platform

South Indian Bank announces the launch of a wealth management portfolio/platform in partnership with Geojit Financial Services Ltd. South Indian Bank Wealth is an exclusive value-added service that will help the bank's high-net-worth customers to invest their money in the best financial instruments available in the market. SIB will provide the following products and services via the platform: Services for portfolio management Systematic investment plan; alternative investment fund Bonds, real estate funds, mutual funds Organized goods To operationalize the service offering, South Indian Bank has partnered with Geojit Financial Services Ltd, an investment services business with over 35 years of experience in providing efficient financial solutions. Speaking at the event, Thomas Joseph K, EVP & Group Business Head, South Indian Bank, said: Recently, there has been an upsurge in demand for professional wealth management services. Our goal throughout our nine decades of existence has been to give our clients the best services available. With the right financial products and advice, this service will assist the HNI clientele in maximising their wealth. I have no doubt that SIB Wealth would turn out to be one of the most complete platforms for wealth management in India. We are happy to be cooperating with a financial institution with a rich tradition of over nine decades, Jones George, Executive Director of Geojit Financial Services Ltd., continued. We want to use this in conjunction with our over 35 years of experience in the Indian capital market to offer investment options. Account holders of the bank will be able to maximise their wealth through specialised investing strategies as a result. We have no doubt that SIB Wealth will strengthen SIB's already strong brand offer. SIB Wealth will offer comprehensive services. We will manage their financial resources and develop strategic plans for their present and future requirements. As South Indian Bank helps their HNI customers achieve their financial goals with the best wealth management solutions, Geojit's experience will be invaluable. Leading private sector bank South Indian Bank is located in Kerala and has a presence across the country. The National Stock Exchange of India Ltd., Mumbai and The Stock Exchange Mumbai (BSE) both list the bank's shares (NSE). There are 928 branches, 1154 ATMs, 121 CDMs/CRMs, and a representative office for South Indian Bank in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A leader in technology-based banking, South Indian Bank provides a wide range of digital goods and services. Its workforce in the banking industry is among the youngest in the nation. The 6 Cs namely capital, CASA, cost-to-income, competency building, customer focus, and compliance, are the main themes of the Bank's Vision 2024. PhonePe supports cross-border UPI payments in Singapore, UAE This Bank implements RBI's first phase of Digital Rupee, Know more Centre hopes dividend of Rs48,000 cr from RBI, PSU banks in FY24

News Track 7 Feb 2023 3:04 pm

Elon Musk says SpaceX eying March for first orbital test of Starship rocket

SpaceX is eyeing March for the first launch of its next-generation rocket, though CEO Elon Musk admitted that the mission's success is far from guaranteed.

NewsLookup 7 Feb 2023 2:35 pm

Nysa Devgan is on-point for the dinner date in her minimally stylish red ruffle dress, which costs Rs. 27K

Nysa Devgan, the daughter of actors Ajay Devgn and Kajol, generally avoids the spotlight, despite being one of the most well-liked celebrity kids around. She hasn't yet entered the glitzy, cosmopolitan world of show business. That hasn't stopped her from seeking attention, though. In addition, Nysa is fairly well-known on Instagram despite having a private account there. As and when they are shared by her friends and family, Nysa Devgan's images occasionally keep turning up online. Even when Nysa Devgan is partying all over the world, she is creating headlines with her wardrobe choices. That won't change, then, even when she returns to Mumbai, her hometown. The Ajay Devgn and Kajol star's kid was photographed in the city sporting an easy-to-wear casual clothing. In relation to it, Nysa was sighted in the city a day ago, and on one of her recent outings, she was wearing a stylish red dressnot your typical little red dress, but nevertheless elegant. She grabbed her red dress from the Reformation store. It has a sweetheart neckline, knot sleeves, a fitted waist, a sleeveless design, and a ruffled hem. Her outfit is $328 (Rs.27,134) in value. She wore strappy sandals nude colour sandals with her outfit. The sole item chosen was a black bracelet, and the rest of the enchantment was generated by her distinctive makeup, which included curling hair, long, fluttering lashes, a neutral lip colour, a sleek eyeliner, and dewy complexion. Learn how to dress for a dinner date from the young women of Bollywood. Earlier, in an interview with Ranveer Allahbadia aka BeerBiceps, when Ajay Devgn was asked if he and Kajol want their kids- Nysa and Yug to enter the film industry, the actor said there's no compulsion and he would never ask them to do anything in particular. Wherever they go they have to believe in it and need to work hard, he shared adding that he and Kajol will always be there to help them. SUMMARY OF LOOK DETAILS: ACTRESS: Nysa Devgan OUTFIT: Reformation View this post on Instagram A post shared by Bollywood Hungama???? (@realbollywoodhungama) Also Read: Nysa Devgan rings in the New Year with pals in Dubai while flaunting a Rs. 32K embellished black outfit

Bollywood Hungama 7 Feb 2023 2:21 pm

RBI meeting outcome tomorrow: Will it be a pause or 25 bps rate hike?

While market participants remain slightly divided between a pause and a 25 bps hike in the upcoming policy, there seems a clear consensus that the monetary policy will signal an end of the rate hiking cycle. However, we remain cautious on the possibility of dovish forward guidance just yet

The Economic Times 7 Feb 2023 1:39 pm

Declining core inflation limits need for further interest rate hikes by RBI: S&P Global Ratings

The policy rate now stands at 6.25%. The RBI's rate-setting panel - Monetary Policy Committee - will decide on the interest rate.

The Hindu 7 Feb 2023 12:58 pm

Struggling To Use Torn Note? Here's How You Can Get It Exchanged In Your Nearest Bank

RBI has defined various types of damages of currency notes and the process to replace them.

News18 7 Feb 2023 12:56 pm

With vote split, RBIs MPC might hike repo rate by 25 bps: Experts

Chennai, Feb 7 (IANS)Will there be a convergence or divergence among the members of the Reserve Bank of Indias (RBI) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on the 25 basis points (bps)

SarkariTel 7 Feb 2023 12:48 pm

With vote split, RBI's MPC might hike repo rate by 25 bps: Experts

Will there be a convergence or divergence among the members of the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on the 25 basis points (bps) policy rate hike, experts debate.

Business Standard 7 Feb 2023 12:47 pm

Triveni Turbine shares rise over 14% amid high volumes

Triveni Turbine stock zoomed 14.33% intraday to Rs 310 in early trade. It was among the top gainers on BSE today.

Business Today 7 Feb 2023 12:32 pm

Declining core inflation limits need for further rate hikes by RBI: S&P

S&P Global Ratings on Tuesday said core inflation in India has been declining sequentially, and an elevated 6.25 per cent policy rate limits the need for further rate hikes

Business Standard 7 Feb 2023 12:16 pm

Declining core inflation limits need for further interest rate hikes by RBI: S&P

The policy rate now stands at 6.25 per cent. The RBI's rate-setting panel - Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) - will decide on the interest rate on Wednesday.

The Times of India 7 Feb 2023 12:13 pm

Elevated Policy Rate Limits Need For Further Rate Hikes By RBI: S&P

The Reserve Bank has increased the short-term lending rate by 225 basis points since May last year.

NDTV 7 Feb 2023 12:07 pm

TV tonight: a disturbing drama about the rise of rape culture in schools

Natalie doesnt remember having sex with Archie in this essential one-off film. Plus, Shamima Begum tells her story. Heres what to watch this evening Continue reading...

The Guardian 7 Feb 2023 11:50 am

RBI may go for last rate hike this cycle & take a long pause: Chetan Ahya

Morgan Stanleys regional strategist from a market's perspective has been arguing that India will underperform China because China's valuations are lower and earnings growth will accelerate because of reopening whereas for India, the concern is really the valuations because of which they are underweight on India and the region portfolio.

The Economic Times 7 Feb 2023 11:46 am

Govt to come out with discussion paper on contractual disputes: Somanathan

In a bid to free up thousands of crores of rupees locked up in litigation and arbitration, the government will come out with a discussion paper on a scheme detailing the percentage of amount which could be paid for expeditious resolution of contractual disputes, Finance Secretary T V Somanathan said. To begin with, the Department of Expenditure under the finance ministry will seek stakeholder suggestions on the quantum of percentage that could be offered for settling contractual disputes, besides other terms and conditions. The scheme would cover disputes relating to government contracts which are currently under arbitration or litigation. Under the scheme, which would be voluntary, contractors can come forward for resolution of disputes by accepting a specified percentage of the contract value. The percentage would be notified separately and will be 'reasonable and fair' so that many people take it, Somanathan told PTI. ...if they're willing to accept that percentage, it (dispute

Business Standard 7 Feb 2023 11:41 am

Govt to come out with discussion paper for settlement of contractual disputes

The scheme would cover disputes relating to government contracts which are currently under arbitration or litigation. Under the scheme, which would be voluntary, contractors can come forward for resolution of disputes by accepting a specified percentage of the contract value.

The Economic Times 7 Feb 2023 11:26 am

Will home loan borrowers get a break from rising interest rates in this RBI February MPC meet?

RBI MPC meet February 6-8, 2023: To control rising inflation in the country, the central bank of India started hiking key lending rates in May 2022 after maintaining status quo on the rates for two years. RBI has so far raised the repo rate by 225 basis points. Will home loan borrowers get relief from back-to-back interest rate hikes?

The Economic Times 7 Feb 2023 10:53 am

Bank FD Vs PPF, NSC, Other Small Savings Schemes: Which Gives You More Interest Rate? Check Comparison

The RBI MPC meeting, which is taking place between February 6-8, may go for a 25-basis-point hike in repo rate, which might prompt banks to raise interest rates on deposits and loans

News18 7 Feb 2023 10:51 am

Rupee gains 10 paise to 82.66 against US dollar on weaker greenback

The rupee appreciated 10 paise to 82.66 against the US dollar in early trade on Tuesday on the back of a positive trend in domestic equities and relatively weaker greenback. However, foreign capital outflows restricted the gain in the domestic unit, forex traders said. At the interbank foreign exchange, the domestic unit opened strong at 82.68 against the dollar, then gained further ground to 82.66, a rise of 10 paise over its last close. In early deals, it was moving in a tight range of 82.69-82.65. On Monday, the rupee fell 68 paise to close at a one-month low of 82.76 against the US dollar. Meanwhile, the dollar index, which gauges the greenback's strength against a basket of six currencies, declined 0.15 per cent to 103.46. Brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, advanced 0.98 per cent to USD 81.78 per barrel. This week, the key trigger for the markets is likely to be the decision of the RBI's Monetary Policy Committee on interest rate that will be announced on ...

Business Standard 7 Feb 2023 10:27 am

Shraddha Kapoor looks like a barbie doll in a mini dress so cute that you will be left watching!

Shraddha Kapoor, the darling daughter of Bollywood's famous villain Shakti Kapoor, is always in the news for her beauty, but let us tell you that she is a good actress as well as a very good person, she is always seen behaving well with her fans. This Bollywood's cutest actress Shraddha Kapoor is not at all arrogant, she always wins the hearts of people with her cute style. Recently, Shraddha Kapoor was captured on camera on the road in Mumbai, you can see in these pictures that she is seen in a red color outfit and wearing a mini dress, she is looking absolutely like a barbie doll, there is no doubt about it. Nowadays this actress is working in the Bollywood industry as well as in South films.

Kalam Times 7 Feb 2023 10:16 am

Rupee gains 10 paise to 82.66 against US dollar in early trade

This week, the key trigger for the markets is likely to be the decision of the RBI's Monetary Policy Committee on interest rate that will be announced on Wednesday

The Hindu Businessline 7 Feb 2023 10:06 am

Sensex, Nifty flat ahead of RBIs policy decision; Adani Group stocks rebound

Sensex Nifty flat ahead of RBIs policy decision Adani Group stocks rebound

India Today 7 Feb 2023 10:05 am

Sensex, Nifty rise ahead of RBI's rate decision; Adani stocks arrest slide

The Nifty 50 index was up 0.14% to 17,788, while BSE Sensex rose 0.11% to 60,578 in early trade

The Hindu Businessline 7 Feb 2023 9:55 am

Sensex, Nifty likely to open on flat note

Analysts say market discounts Adani developments; focus shifts to RBI meet

The Hindu Businessline 7 Feb 2023 8:41 am

Mysuru: Leopard caught in cage at RBI campus

Five months after placing cages after complaints of leopard(s) on the campus of Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited (BRBNMPL) in north Mysuru, a leopard had walked straight into the trap.

The Times of India 7 Feb 2023 8:20 am

Another Morbi in the making, Gujarat temple trust tells high court - Times of India

Another Morbi in the making, Gujarat temple trust tells high court Times of India

Google News 7 Feb 2023 8:16 am

RBI Monetary Policy Preview: The Last Of The Lot?

A Bloomberg poll of 40 economists shows a median forecast of 6.50%.

Bloomberg Quint 7 Feb 2023 7:31 am

Drinking water in Israel becomes turbid after Turkey-Syria quakes

Jerusalem: Drinking water in northeastern Israel has become turbid after deadly earthquakes hit parts of Syria and Turkey, local authorities said. The Israeli Ministry of Health issued a statement instructing the residents of the city of Beit Shean and dozens of other localities in the area to boil drinking and cooking water, Xinhua news agency Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 7 Feb 2023 7:11 am

Best of BS Opinion: RBI monetary policy, short selling in India, and more

Here is the best of Business Standard opinion pieces for today

Business Standard 7 Feb 2023 6:30 am

Bihar: 214 judicial officers' fate hangs in balance

Taking cognizance of alleged arbitrariness committed in the interview process of the 31st Bihar Judicial Services Competitive Exam 2020, the Patna High Court on Monday directed to issue notices to all the newly appointed 214 judicial officers in Bihar.

The Times of India 7 Feb 2023 5:33 am

Sorry Saturn! Discovery of 12 new moons gives Jupiter the most in our solar system.

The dozen newly-discovered moons orbiting Jupiter are thought to be fragments of once bigger moons.

USA Today 7 Feb 2023 3:02 am

Best iPad mini deals available now

The most recent iPad mini on sale right now is the iPad mini Apple launched in September 2021, and if you want to get your hands on that iPad mini (6th generation) at the best price, youve come to the right place. Weve are tracking the best deals, as well as the retailers that have models in stock right now. Weve seen some good price drops on the iPad mini recently however, if you are shopping outside of the U.S. you should note that Apple has increased the price of all iPads! Read more about that here: Is Apple ripping off the rest of the world with inflated prices? The main reason we mention this is it might make the discounts on an iPad mini look better than they are which is why we quote the price it was as well as what it is sold for now. Read on to find details of the best places to pick up the 2021 iPad mini at the best price in the U.S. and U.K. so you can get a bargain. If youre after a larger display we also have the best deals on the standard iPad) and a complete round up of the Best iPad deals . And if you arent sure which model to buy read our iPad Buying Guide . Best iPad mini deals right now Youll find the lowest current prices on the iPad mini in our automated tables below, but here are the best deals we are seeing right now: U.S. deals: Amazon, 2021 iPad mini, 64GB, Wi-Fi : $399 ($100 off). Amazon, 2021 iPad mini, 256GB, Wi-Fi : $549 ($100 off). U.K. deals: Currys, 2021 iPad mini, 64GB, Wi-Fi : 499 (70 off new price). Currys, 2021 iPad mini, 256GB, Wi-Fi : 679 (70 off new price). 6th gen iPad mini, 64GB, WiFi, MSRP: $499/569 (WAS 479) Retailer Price $399.99 View Deal Adorama $479.00 View Deal $499 View Deal $499.99 View Deal $799 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices 6th gen iPad mini, 256GB, WiFi, MSRP: $649/749 (WAS 619) Retailer Price $549.99 View Deal Adorama $599.00 View Deal $649.00 View Deal $649.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide 6th gen iPad mini, 64GB, Cellular, MSRP $649/749 (WAS 619) Retailer Price Adorama $649.00 View Deal $649.00 View Deal $649.00 View Deal $649.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide 6th gen iPad mini, 256GB, Cellular, MSRP $799/929 (WAS 759) Retailer Price $799.00 View Deal $799.00 View Deal Adorama Not Available View Deal Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Where to buy the iPad mini 6th gen? You can buy one from Apple and a number of other retailers (either outright or with a network provider), details of which you will find below. For a while part of the problem with buying an iPad mini right now wasnt just finding a good deal it was actually finding the model you want in stock, although stock does seem to be at more reliable levels now! If you dont want to buy the iPad mini from Apple, you may be able to pick it up from the following retailers or on contract from various network providers: US retailers: Apple Amazon Best Buy Walmart B&H Photo Video US contract deals: AT&T T-Mobile/Sprint Verizon Weve heard that US customers who buy the 5G iPad mini 6 from Apple can get a $200 pre-paid Mastercard when activating with T-Mobile/Sprint or a $200 e-gift card when activating with Verizon. UK retailers: Amazon Argos AO BT Shop Box Currys eBuyer John Lewis Laptops Direct Very Apple has a number of Apple Premium Resellers who stock iPads in the UK, and also offer other services, try the following: KRCS iStore Select Western Computer UK contract deals: EE O2 Sky Vodafone Virgin Media Three iPad mini refurbished deals The deals you will see above are generally from Apple resellers rather than Apple itself Apple rarely reduces prices. Apple does, however, sell reconditioned iPads in its refurbished store. So you can grab a bargain. The iPads in Apples refurbished store may be ex-display stock, or they may have been returned to Apple due to a fault, but they are fully reconditioned now and come with a full years warranty. Its not like buying secondhand. In the UK watch this page and the US Refurb Store page is here . In the U.S.: Apple Refurb: iPad mini 5th gen, 256GB, Wi-FI : $469 ($80 off) In the U.K.: No iPad mini deals right now. Another place to look is BackMarket US and BackMarket UK , which sells refurbished Macs and other Apple products. Amazon also has a certified refurbished store for Apple products, but we would advise against buying any products that are older than five years most of the products we see on the Amazon refurbished store are unfortunately very old. There is a large refurbished market for the iPad Air. Wed recommend taking a look at these refurbished resellers for iPad Air offers: Amazon AWD Big Phone Store eBay Envirofone Affordable Mac Tech Trade 4Gadgets Handtec Laptops Direct Music Magpie Preloved Smartfone Store See our full guide to buying a refurbished iPad . iPad

Macworld 6 Feb 2023 11:09 pm

Banks want funds in dormant accounts taken as CRR

Banks have reached out to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) with a suggestion to count funds in unclaimed deposits and inoperative or dormant accounts towards the cash reserve ratio, or CRR, people familiar with the matter told ET.

The Economic Times 6 Feb 2023 11:07 pm

The best iPad Air deals this month

If you want a new iPad Air, youve come to the right place. Were looking at all the best deals and prices for the iPad Air right nowincluding contract plans. The Air remains incredibly popular and is an excellent halfway house between the entry-level iPad and high-end iPad Pro ideal for those who need some extra power but dont want to spend hundreds of pounds on a device that may not replace their laptop. Apples latest iPad Air was released in March 2022, and its been seeing significant price drops however, if you are shopping outside of the U.S. you should note that Apple has increased the price of all iPads! Read more about that here: Is Apple ripping off the rest of the world with inflated prices? The main reason we mention this is it might make the discounts on an iPad Air look better than they are which is why we quote the price it was as well as what it is sold for now. Best 2022 iPad Air deals right now In the U.S. you can get a discount on the new iPad Air at Amazon: Best Buy, 2022 iPad Air, 64GB, Wi-Fi : $599 ($100 off) Amazon has the 2022 iPad Air , 256GB, Wi-Fi: $649 ($100 off) Amazon has the 2022 iPad Air, 64GB, Cellular : $689 ($60 off) In the U.K: Currys, 2022 iPad Air, 64GB, Wi-Fi : 599 (70 off current price) Currys, 2022 iPad Air, 256GB, Wi-Fi : 779 (70 off current price) Best 2020 iPad Air deals right now The remaining stock of 2020 iPad Airs (4th gen) is being sold at a discount in some locations. We cannot find any 2020 iPad Air deals in the U.S. right now. In the U.K. weve found the following deals: Amazon, 2020 iPad Air, 64GB, Cellular: 629.53 (20 off) Amazon has the 2020 iPad Air, 256GB, Cellular : 784.34 (74.66 off) Best prices for iPad Air (2022 model) Below are the best iPad Air prices we have seen for a variety of retailers. Browse to find the model you want at the best price. Just beware that some prices may be for used iPads, so pay attention to the details. 64GB iPad Air (2022, Wi-Fi) MSRP: $599/669 (WAS 569) Retailer Price $499.99 View Deal $551 View Deal $589.00 View Deal Adorama $599.00 View Deal $599.00 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices 256GB iPad Air (2022, Wi-Fi) MSRP: $749/849 (WAS 719) Retailer Price $649.99 View Deal $649.99 View Deal Adorama $709.00 View Deal $738.00 View Deal $749.00 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices 64GB iPad Air (2022, Cellular) MSRP: $749/849 (WAS 719) Retailer Price $649.99 View Deal $649.99 View Deal $719.99 View Deal $749.00 View Deal Adorama Not Available View Deal B & H Photo Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices 256GB iPad Air (2022, Cellular) MSRP: $899/1,029 (WAS 869) Retailer Price $799.99 View Deal Adorama $859.00 View Deal $869.00 View Deal $899.00 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best prices for iPad Air (2020 model) Many of the best deals right now are on the 2020 iPad Air, which while not the latest model is still a great purchase, especially if you can find it for a discount. 64GB iPad Air (2020, Wi-Fi) WAS: $599/579 256GB iPad Air (2020, Wi-Fi) WAS: $749/729 64GB iPad Air (2020, Cellular) WAS: $729/709 256GB iPad Air (2020, Cellular) WAS: $879/859 Where to buy the new iPad Air 2022 If you want to buy the iPad Air direct from Apple, you can order on the Apple US or Apple UK site. There wont be any discounts available, though Apple does offer occasional carrier deals and trade-ins. Of course, Apple isnt the only place you can buy an iPad Air, the usual resellers around the world will also be stocking the new model including the following. You can see the best prices at these resellers in live price comparison boxes below. US retailers Amazon (see deal above) Best Buy Target Walmart Adorama BH Photo Video UK retailers Amazon AO Apple Argos check stock by post code BT Shop Box Currys eBuyer John Lewis Laptops Direct Very Apple has a number of Apple Premium Resellers who stock iPads in the UK, and also offer other services, try the following: KRCS often is the first to discount new products iStore Select Western Computer iPad Air education discounts Apple offers students and staff in higher education discounts on the iPad Air in its Education Store . Apple isnt the only retailer that offers student discounts, however. In the U.K., KRCS offers up to 10 percent off for qualifying students. University students and teachers can also save on the iPad Air with Apples Education pricing. See our full guide on to how to get an education discount. Or head directly to Apple UK or Apple US to get the educational discount. iPad Air carrier deals If youre after the cellular model and want to buy it on contract, heres where to look: U.S. carrier deals Verizon: Save $100 with an Unlimited plan and up to $200 when you buy with an iPhone. U.K. carrier deals O2 Get up to 6 months of Disney Plus (or 12 months of another streaming service); plans start at 28 per month, 20 upfront for 1GB data Vodafone starting from 38 per month, 100 upfront for 2GB data EE Get 4GB data for 42.50 per month, 100 upfront existing customers get 10% off Sky Currently out of stock, but usually has the best price on the market: 2GB of data for 22 per month and no upfront cost (36 months) iPad Air refurbished deals The deals you will see above are generally from Apple resellers rather than Apple itself Apple rarely reduces prices. Apple does, however, sell reconditioned iPads in its refurbished store. So you can grab a bargain. The iPads in Apples refurbished store may be ex-display stock, or they may have been returned to Apple due to a fault, but they are fully reconditioned now and come with a full years warranty. Its not like buying secondhand. In the UK watch this page and the US Refurb Store page is here . In the U.S.: Apple Refurb: iPad Air 4th gen, 64GB, Wi-FI : $469 ($80 off) Apple Refurb: iPad Air 4th gen, 256GB, Wi-Fi : $599 ($100 off) Apple Refurb: iPad Air 4th gen, 64GB, Cellular : $579 ($80 off) Apple Refurb: iPad Air 4th gen, 256GB, Cellular : $709 ($120 off) In the U.K.: No iPad Air deals right now. Another place to look is BackMarket US and BackMarket UK , which sells refurbished Macs and other Apple products. Amazon also has a certified refurbished store for Apple products, but we would advise against buying any products that are older than five years most of the products we see on the Amazon refurbished store are unfortunately very old. There is a large refurbished market for the iPad Air. Wed recommend taking a look at these refurbished resellers for iPad Air offers: Amazon AWD Big Phone Store eBay Envirofone Affordable Mac Tech Trade 4Gadgets Handtec Laptops Direct Music Magpie Preloved Smartfone Store See our full guide to buying a refurbished iPad . If you are interested in one of the other iPads, or just want the best deal, were also tracking the best iPad deals if you want to see other top offers. Also, check out our best Apple deals . Apple, iPad

Macworld 6 Feb 2023 10:54 pm

iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro: Where to get the best deals

Its been a long time since you could only buy aniPhonedirectly from Apple or from AT&T. Today, they are offered by all major carriers and big retailers, many of which try to entice you with special deals. Of course, you can still buy from Apple directly , either in-store or online, but the lowest prices can generally be found elsewhere. If you havent yet put in your order for aniPhone 14oriPhone 14 Pro, this article will help you to spend as little money as possible. We provide a summary of the best deals and promotions offered by popular retailers, plus automatically updated price-comparison tables covering the wider market, all of which will help you find the very best deal on your new iPhone. If youre looking for other models, check out our overall Best iPhone deals roundup. And if your mind isnt made up regarding which iPhone to buy , read our reviews and take a look at our Best iPhone chart . iPhone 14 review iPhone 14 Pro review iPhone 14 Pro Max review Where to get the best iPhone deals Buying direct fromApple is one of the few ways to buy an unlocked, SIM-freeiPhone 14,iPhone 14 Plus , 14 Pro or 14 Max, and its the go-to place to join the iPhone Upgrade Program . Apple will also let you trade in your old iPhone and get up to $720 in credit toward a new purchase. Find an unlocked or SIM-free iPhone 14 , iPhone 14 Plus , iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max at Apple. In the U.K. we frequently see Amazon discount iPhonesalthough the biggest discounts tend to be on the older models, such as the iPhone 13 or iPhone SE . Best unlocked iPhone 14 series deals U.K. Its possible to find deals on handsets bought unlocked in the UK, including the newest 14-series iPhones. There arent any big price cuts on the Pro models just yet, but weve spotted the following deals on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus: Laptops Direct, iPhone 14 Plus: 889 (60 off) Amazon, iPhone 14 Plus: 894 (55 off) John Lewis, iPhone 14: 794 (55 off, plus two-year warranty) Best iPhone 14 series carrier deals If you want to buy the latest iPhone for less than the full retail price, youre probably going to need to get it from a carrier or mobile provider, and there will often be significant strings attached. These deals can be complicated, so be sure to read the fine print. In the U.S., Apple partners with carriers to offer discounts on the2022 iPhones. You get a $30 discount if you buy a phone activated on AT&T, Verizon, or T-Mobile/Sprint, however, if you shop around there are some good deals to be found. U.S. AT&T : Get up to $1,000 in bill credits when you buy a new iPhone 14 and trade in your old phone, with a qualifying unlimited plan. T-Mobile : Get up to $800 in bill credits when you buy an iPhone 14 and trade in your old phone when you add a new line. Verizon : Get up to $1,000 in bill credits toward an iPhone 14 Pro with trade-in and select Unlimited plans. U.K. Contract offers vary quite widely in price, but youll need to check the fine print and the perks and extras that are thrown in. EE (U.K.) You can get the iPhone 14 with unlimited data for 62 a month, plus 30 upfront. O2 (U.K.) iPhone 14 with unlimited data costs 54.74 a month (plus 30 upfront), but this is across 36 months; the other U.K. contracts here last only 24. Sky Mobile (U.K.) You can get the iPhone 14 with 60GB of data (Sky doesnt do unlimited) for 56 a month and no upfront fee. Three (U.K.) The iPhone 14 will cost you 36.21 a month, plus a 45 upfront charge. Thats just for the device. An unlimited-data 24-month contract adds a further 27 a month, although at time of writing Three is offering to fully discount that for the first three months. Virgin Mobile (U.K.) iPhone 14 with unlimited data costs 61 a month, with zero upfront fee. (Thats for 24 months; you can pay less per month if you stretch the contract to 36 months.) Vodafone (U.K.) iPhone 14 with unlimited data costs 59 a month plus 19 upfront. Best iPhone 14 deals iPhone 14 prices: 128GB: $829 / 849 / AUD$1,399 256GB: $929 / 959 / AUD$1,579 512GB: $1,129 / 1,179 / AUD$1,899 You can keep up with the best prices across a range of retailers for the iPhone 14 by using our automated table below: Retailer Price $799 View Deal Visible $829 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best iPhone 14 Plus deals iPhone 14 Plus prices: 128GB: $929 / 949 / AUD$1,579 256GB: $1,029 / 1,059 / AUD$1,749 512GB: $1,229 / 1,279 / AUD$2,099 You can keep up with the best prices across a range of retailers for the iPhone 14 Plus by using our automated table below: Retailer Price $899 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best iPhone 14 Pro deals iPhone 14 Pro prices: 128GB: $999 / 1,099 / AUD$1,699 256GB: $1,099 / 1,209 / AUD$1,869 512GB: $1,299 / 1,429 / AUD$2,219 1TB: $1,499 / 1,649 / AUD$2,569 You can keep up with the best prices across a range of retailers for the iPhone 14 Pro by using our automated table below: Retailer Price $999 View Deal Visible $999 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best iPhone 14 Pro Max deals iPhone 14 Pro Max prices: 128GB: $1,099 / 1,199 / AUD$1,899 256GB: $1,199 / 1,309 / AUD$2,099 512GB: $1,399 / 1,529 / AUD$2,419 1TB: $1,599 / 1,749 / AUD$2,769 You can keep up with the best prices across a range of retailers for the iPhone 14 Pro Max by using our automated table below: Retailer Price $1099 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Where to get refurbished iPhone 14 deals If you havent already, you may want to consider buying a refurbished iPhone 14 to save money (and the environment). Refurbished devices are thoroughly tested and repaired to work and look just like new. In the case of official Apple refurbished iPhones, you get a brand-new body and screen, box, accessories, battery, and warranty. Its almost indistinguishable from buying a new iPhone. See our full guide to buying refurbished or second-hand iPhones for more. The first place to shop for a refurbished iPhone is on the Apple Refurbished Store . At time of writing, Apple does not yet offer refurbished iPhone 14 models for sale, but that could change at any time. Rest assured, the Apple Refurbished Store is where you can get the highest quality of refurbished iPhones. You may want to shop at the following refurbished resellers instead: U.S.: BackMarket Best Buy Refurb.me Gazelle Reboxed U.K.: Music Magpie Envirofone Reboxed 4Gadgets Smartfone Store iPhone

Macworld 6 Feb 2023 10:52 pm

RBI should cross the river by feeling the stones

Headline growth appears resilient now, but risks are skewed towards a slowdown

Livemint 6 Feb 2023 10:20 pm

J&K: Political Leadership Call out BJP for 'Arbitrary' use of Bulldozers

Kashmir looks like Afghanistan due to bulldozers roaming all around, said PDPs Mehbooba Mufti said.

News Click 6 Feb 2023 10:14 pm

SBI economists expect RBI to hit pause button on interest rate hike

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das-headed MPC started its three-day meeting on Monday and it will announce the decision on Wednesday.

The Economic Times 6 Feb 2023 9:53 pm

Rs 936 crore related to crypto currency attached or seized by ED: Govt

Besides, five persons have been arrested and six prosecution complaints (PCs) including one supplementary PC have been filed before the Special Court, PMLA in these cases, govt said. Govt in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on Monday said that crypto assets are by definition borderless and require international collaboration to prevent regulatory arbitrage.

The Economic Times 6 Feb 2023 9:29 pm

Best iPad deals: Best price for the 9th & 10th gen iPad (10.9-inch/10.2-inch models)

The standard 10.2-inch iPad is still the cheapest iPad Apple sells, but there is now a new iPad with a 10.9-inch display that costs a bit more. If youre looking to pick up a deal and save money on either the 2021 iPad (9th gen) or the 2022 iPad (10th gen), then youve come to the right place. You can find great deals if you know where to look and thats where we step in! Weve checked all the best places to pick up the iPad at the best price for you, so you can get a bargain. One thing to note if you are shopping outside of the U.S.Apple has increased the price of the 9th-generation iPad! Read more about that here: Is Apple ripping off the rest of the world with inflated prices? The main reason we mention this is it might make the discounts on the older iPad look better than they are which is why we quote the price it was as well as what it is sold for now. There is more than one kind of iPad though. The standard iPad also has more expensive siblings including: iPad Air , iPad mini and iPad Pro and if you click those links you can see deals on those models. Also have a look at our best iPad deals round up and our iPad Buying Guide if you arent sure which model you want. You may also like to check out our round up of the best Apple deals . Best 9th & 10th gen iPad deals right now Deals on the 10th gen iPad are few, but there are resellers cutting the price of the older 9th gen model. U.S. resellers 10th gen iPad: Amazon, 10.9in 10th gen iPad 256GB WiFi , $399 ($50 off). Amazon, 10.9in 10th gen iPad 256GB WiFi , $549 ($50 off). Amazon, 10.9in 10th gen iPad 64GB Cellular , $549 ($50 off). Amazon, 10.9in 10th gen iPad 256GB Cellular , $699 ($50 off). U.K. resellers 10th gen iPad: Laptops Direct, 10.9in 10th gen iPad 64GB WiFi , 484.97 (14 off). Laptops Direct, 10.9in 10th gen iPad 256GB WiFi , 659.97 (20 off). 9th gen iPad: Amazon, 10.2in 9th gen iPad 64GB WiFi , 339.98 (30 off). Apple originally sold this model for 319, but increased the price to 369. Amazon, 10.2in 9th gen iPad 256GB WiFi , 529.97 (20 off). Laptops Direct has the same deal. This model originally cost 459 before Apple raised the price to 549. Check the best prices below to see what deals are available. Best price for 10.9-inch iPad (10th gen) The 10th generation iPad, with its 10.9-inch display, launched in October 2022 so we arent seeing many discounts yet, but as they appear you will see them populate the best prices tables below. 10th gen iPad, 64GB WiFi, MSRP $449/499 Retailer Price $399.00 View Deal Adorama $409.00 View Deal $447.99 View Deal $449 View Deal $449.00 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices 10th gen iPad, 256GB WiFi, MSRP $599/679 Retailer Price $549.00 View Deal Adorama $599.00 View Deal $599.00 View Deal $599.00 View Deal $599 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices 10th gen iPad, 64GB Cellular, MSRP $599/679 Retailer Price $579.00 View Deal Adorama $599.00 View Deal $599.00 View Deal $599.00 View Deal $599 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices 10th gen iPad, 256GB Cellular, MSRP $749/859 Retailer Price $579.00 View Deal $749.00 View Deal $749.00 View Deal $749 View Deal Adorama Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Best price for 10.2-inch iPad (9th gen) Below are the best iPad 9th gen prices we have seen for a variety of retailers. Since this iPad has been on sale since 2021 there are more in the way of deals, but since its already Apples cheapest iPad the discounts dont tend to be as big as you might see on other iPads. 9th gen iPad, 64GB WiFi, RRP $329/369 (WAS 319) You can check out the lowest current prices from a range of major retailers in the automated tables below. Now that the 10th generation iPad is here we may see resellers dropping prices for the cheaper model but keep in mind that Apple has increased U.K. prices, so those discounts may look better than they really are. Retailer Price $329.00 View Deal $329.99 View Deal $343.94 View Deal Adorama Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide 9th gen iPad, 256GB WiFi, MSRP $479/549 (WAS 459) Retailer Price Adorama $399.00 View Deal $399.99 View Deal $459.00 View Deal $477.00 View Deal $477.94 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices 9th gen iPad, 64GB Cellular, MSRP $479/519 (WAS 439) Retailer Price $477.94 View Deal $477.94 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide 9th gen iPad, 256GB Cellular, MSRP $609/699 (WAS 579) Retailer Price Adorama $489.00 View Deal $609.00 View Deal $609.00 View Deal Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Where to buy the iPad (10th gen and 9th gen) In 2021 the 9th gen iPad suffered from stock shortages, so half the challenge was finding a retailer that has one in stock. Hopefully this wont also be the case with the 10th gen iPad, but if it is you might find one at one of these major retailers: US retailers Amazon Best Buy B&H Photo Video Walmart Target UK retailers Amazon Argos AO BT Shop Box Currys eBuyer John Lewis Laptops Direct Very Apple has a number of Apple Premium Resellers who stock iPads in the UK, and also offer other services, try the following: KRCS who often is the first to discount new products iStore Select Western Computer Where to buy the iPad on contract If you want to buy the iPad on contract you could try these networks: US network carriers AT&T Verizon T-Mobile UK network carriers EE O2 Sky Vodafone Virgin Media Three Best refurbished iPad deals The deals you will see above are generally from Apple resellers rather than Apple itself Apple very rarely drops the prices. Apple does, however, sell reconditioned iPads in its refurbished store. So you might be able to grab a bargain. The iPads in Apples refurbished store may be ex-display stock, or they may have been returned to Apple due to a fault, but they are fully reconditioned now and come with a full years warranty. Its not like buying secondhand. In the UK watch this page and the US Refurb Store page is here . In the U.S.: Apple Refurb: iPad 8th gen, 128GB : $349 ($70 off) In the U.K.: No iPad deals right now. Another place to look is BackMarket US and BackMarket UK , which sells refurbished Macs and other Apple products. Amazon also has a certified refurbished store for Apple products, but we would advise against buying any products that are older than five years most of the products we see on the Amazon refurbished store are unfortunately very old. There is a large refurbished market for the iPad. Wed recommend taking a look at these refurbished resellers for iPad offers: Amazon AWD Big Phone Store eBay Envirofone Affordable Mac Tech Trade 4Gadgets Handtec Laptops Direct Music Magpie Preloved Smartfone Store iPad

Macworld 6 Feb 2023 9:23 pm

Govt streamlines rules for settlement of disputes among CPSEs

In 2018, the DPE had issued an office memorandum, wounding up the Permanent Machinery of Arbitration (PMA) for settling such disputes

Business Standard 6 Feb 2023 9:19 pm

Apple Watch Series 7 is now a better value from $270 (Orig. $399) in 1-day refurb Woot sale

Woot has launched its latest refurbished Apple sale today , this time putting some Grade A renewed devices in the spotlight. As per usual with Woot, shipping is free for Prime members with a $6 delivery fee being applied in any other case. Amongst all of the price cuts today, our top pick is the Apple Watch Series 7 starting at $269.99 for the 41mm GPS model in several styles. Thats down from the original $399 going rate in order to deliver the lowest price weve seen on this condition. It last sold for $10 less for a scratch and dent model, but there really is no beating the value offered by the like-new model on sale here. The larger 45mm offering is now at $279.99 , also on sale and down from the original $429 going rate and also matching the all-time low. While its not the all-new version, Apple Watch Series 7 still packs quite a punch for your fitness kit for far less than either of Apples latest. Theres a similar build centered around the brightest screen Apple makes, as well as all-day battery life backed by a fast charging mode for overnight wear. And while theres no onboard temperature sensor like Series 8, youll still find onboard heart rate monitoring, the ability to keep tabs on blood oxygen levels, and even take ECGs. All with watchOS 9 at the center of the experience. Includes a 90-day warranty. Head below for more. more The post Apple Watch Series 7 is now a better value from $270 (Orig. $399) in 1-day refurb Woot sale appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 6 Feb 2023 8:44 pm

Banking stocks gain as RBI says Indias banking sector is resilient and stable

Stocks related to the banking sector were trading higher, as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has said Indias banking sector is resilient and stable, and the central bank maintains constant vigil on the lenders amid concerns over banks exposure to the embattled Adani Group. Bank of Baroda is currently trading at Rs. 168.20, up

Udaipur Kiran 6 Feb 2023 8:22 pm

Best Mac Studio deals available now and where its in stock

If you want to buy a Mac Studio, and get the best deal possible, youve come to the right place. Were looking at where you can buy the Mac Studio at the best price. The main problem is actually finding the Mac Studio in stock, especially the M1 Ultra version, which has a three to four week wait if you buy from Apple ! Plus not all the usual resellers are stocking the Mac Studio. Best Mac Studio deals US deals: Expercom: Mac Studio M1 Max (10-core CPU, 24-core GPU, 32GB unified memory, 512GB SSD) : $1,899 ($100 off) DataVision: Mac Studio M1 Max (10-core CPU, 24-core GPU, 32GB unified memory, 512GB SSD) : $1,849 ($150 off) UK deals: KCRS, Mac Studio M1 Max (10-core CPU, 24-core GPU, 32GB unified memory, 512GB SSD) : 1,899.05 (100 off) What you need to know In March 2022 Apple introduced its most powerful Mac yet yes the Mac Studio is even more powerful than the Mac Pro right now (although you can expect a much more powerful Mac Pro in the near future). The Mac Studio can be configured with a M1 Max chip, as previously seen in the 14in and 16in MacBook Pro (which now have M2 Pro and M2 Max chips), or you can choose an M1 Ultra, which is essentially two M1 Max chips. The M1 Ultra brings 20 CPU cores and up to 64 GPU cores. It is also able to support 128GB RAM. Read our Mac Studio review . Also read about how the M2 Pro Mac mini compares to the Mac Studio. The Mac Studio starts at $1,999/1,999 for the M1 Max model. The Mac Studio with M1 Ultra starts at $3,999/3,999. There are also various build to order options. The most obvious thing missing from the Mac Studio is a display, but if you want to buy Apples Studio Display we have a separate article explaining where you can buy one and get the best deal. Read our Apples Studio Display review. Where to buy a Mac Studio The most obvious place to buy a Mac Studio is from Apple US or Apple UK , but there are lots of other options. One benefit of buying from Apple is you could trade in your old Mac and get money off. We have an article explaining How to get money off with Apples trade-in program. We recommend the following resellers in the U.S. and U.K.: U.S. retailers Apple has one day delivery on the M1 Max model. M1 Ultra Mac Studio has a wait of a couple of weeks. Amazon did have a refurbished Apples Mac Studio with M1 Max for $1,969 ($30 off). However that is no longer available and Amazon isnt selling the standard Mac Studio. Adorama has the Mac Studio listed at Apples RRP. Get Apples M1 Max Mac Studio (in stock now) and the M1 Ultra Mac Studio (limited stock). Best Buy has the Mac Studio listed at Apples RRP. Get Apples M1 Max Mac Studio (in stock) and the M1 Ultra Mac Studio (sold out). B&H Photo Video has the Mac Studio listed at Apples RRP. Get Apples M1 Max Mac Studio (in stock) and the M1 Ultra Mac Studio (out of stock). US Apple Authorized Reseller DataVision has a Mac Studio for $1,849 here . US Apple Authorized Reseller Expercom: has a Mac Studio for $1,899 here . U.K. retailers Apple has next day delivery for the M1 Max version and a few week wait for the M1 Ultra model. Amazon has Apples Mac Studio listed, but its not being sold by Apple and based on the product description it appears to be a Mac Studio mod that runs Windows too! Argos has Mac Studio available to buy. AO has a listing for Apples M1 Max Mac Studio and the M1 Ultra Mac Studio . Only the Max is in stock. Currys has a listing for Apples M1 Max Mac Studio and the M1 Ultra Mac Studio . Only the Max is in stock. Scan has a listing for Apples M1 Max Mac Studio and the M1 Ultra Mac Studio . Only the Max is in stock. John Lewis has a listing for the M1 Ultra Mac Studio and the M1 Max Mac Studio . Only the Max is in stock. Apple has a number of Apple Premium Resellers in the UK who stock Macs and offer other services: UK Apple Authorised Reseller KRCS is discounting the Mac Studio. They have money off both models. The M1 Ultra model is out of stock, but you can still order and get the deal here . KRCS also has money off the M1 Max model which is actually in stock! Get the deal here . Insight has the Mac Studio here . iStore has the Mac Studio here . Select has the Mac Studio M1 Max and the Mac Studio M1 Ultra. Western Computer has the Mac Studio here. Jigsaw has the Mac Studio here . Best Mac Studio deals right now Youll see the best prices right now below: Mac Studio with M1 Max, MSRP: $1,999/1,999 Retailer Price Adorama $1999.00 View Deal $1999.00 View Deal $1999 View Deal $1999.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Mac Studio with M1 Ultra, MSRP: $3,999/3,999 Retailer Price Adorama $3999.00 View Deal $3999.00 View Deal Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best Mac deals We also have round ups of the following deals: Best iMac deals Best Mac mini deals Best MacBook Pro deals Best MacBook Air deals Mac

Macworld 6 Feb 2023 8:21 pm

Bank Locker Rules: RBI issued a new guideline regarding bank locker, some rules have changed, check rule here

Bank Locker Rules: Now it will be easy for the customer to handle the locker and the responsibility of the bank will increase. Along with this, in case of any recall, it will be easier for the bank as well. Bank Locker Rules Changed: If you have taken the facility of a bank locker, then [] The post Bank Locker Rules: RBI issued a new guideline regarding bank locker, some rules have changed, check rule here first appeared on discountwalas .

DiscountWalas 6 Feb 2023 7:52 pm

RBI MPC Preview: Repo rate hike of 25 bps on cards; outlook on rates, liquidity critical for D-Street

The RBI has the luxury of raising rates or deferring it as inflation is cooling off and growth is stable. The market will be looking forward to the guidance on the borrowing program of FY24, said Nilesh Shah, managing director of Kotak Mahindra AMC.

The Economic Times 6 Feb 2023 7:39 pm

The best MacBook Air deals this month

If youre hoping to get a discount on the MacBook Air, youve come to the right place. We follow all the Apple resellers all year round so we know the best prices resellers have sold Apple products for and we know when they have a really good deal and not just an ok deal. Check out the best deals we are seeing right now below. If you are after the new M2 MacBook Air , weve got our eyes on where to buy one and where to get the best deal. Despite the arrival of the new M2 MacBook Air, Apple continues to sell the $999/999 M1 MacBook Air and we continue to see some great deals on that model. Best MacBook Air deals right now Here are some of the best deals for the MacBook Air we are seeing right now in the U.S.: Amazon: M2 MacBook Air 256GB : $1,099 ($100 off) Amazon: M2 MacBook Air 512GB : $1,349.99 ($150 off) Amazon: M1 MacBook Air 256GB : $899 ($100 off) In the U.K.: Amazon, M2 MacBook Air 256GB : 1,079 (170 off) AO , Currys and Very have the same deal. Amazon, M2 MacBook Air 512GB : 1,349 (200 off) AO has the same deal. Amazon: M1 MacBook Air 256GB : 829.99 (169 off) Youll find even more deals below. MacBook Air: What you need to know There are three standard MacBook Air models on sale at Apple right now. The M1 MacBook Air that arrived in November 2020 and two configurations of the 2022 M2 MacBook Air which went on sale in July 2022. Pricing is as follows: MacBook Air, M1 Chip, 8-core CPU, 7-Core GPU, 256GB, MSRP: $999/999 MacBook Air, M2 Chip, 8-core CPU, 8-Core GPU, 256GB, MSRP: $1,199/1,249 MacBook Air, M2 Chip, 8-core CPU, 10-Core GPU, 512GB, MSRP: $1,499/1,549 There was an M1 MacBook Air that has been discontinued, but you may still find it on sale: MacBook Air, M1 Chip, 8-core CPU, 8-Core GPU, 512GB, WAS: $1,249/1,249 If you arent sure whether to buy the MacBook Air or MacBook Pro we recommend that you read about the differences between the MacBook Air and Pro . Best Apple MacBook Air deals right now In the tables below you will see the best price right now for the various MacBook Air models Apple makes. Note Apples recommended retail price and you will be able to see just how good the deals on the MacBook Air are. M2 MacBook Air, 8-core CPU/8-core GPU, 256GB, MSRP $1,199/1,249 Retailer Price Adorama $1049.00 View Deal $1099 View Deal $1199 View Deal $1199.00 View Deal B & H Photo Not Available View Deal Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices M2 MacBook Air, 8-core CPU/10-core GPU, 512GB, MSRP $1,499/1,549 Retailer Price Adorama $1119.00 View Deal $1,444.99 View Deal $1449 View Deal $1499 View Deal $1499.00 View Deal B & H Photo Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices M1 MacBook Air, 8-core CPU/7-core GPU, MSRP $999/999 Retailer Price Adorama $749.00 View Deal $799.99 View Deal $979 View Deal $979.00 View Deal $999.00 View Deal B & H Photo Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices M1 MacBook Air, 8-core CPU/8-core GPU, MSRP $1,249/1,249 (Discontinued) Retailer Price Adorama $899.00 View Deal $1,249.00 View Deal Not Available View Deal B & H Photo Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Make sure you also check out our complete round up of the best Apple deals weve seen. Where to buy the M2 MacBook Air You can buy a MacBook Air directly from Apple in the US or at Apple UK , but the stocks may be low and Apple very rarely drops prices see Where is the MacBook Air in stock . You may however find a MacBook Air in stock and discounted at one of these resellers. There are plenty of stores and Apple Premium Resellers around the world that offer discounts on new and old Macs, so its worth shopping around (read our Where to buy a Mac article for more advice). One benefit of buying from Apple is you could trade in your old Mac and get money off. We have an article explaining How to get money off with Apples trade-in program. We recommend the following resellers in the US and UK: US retailers Want to buy a MacBook Air from Apple? View the MacBook Air in the Apple Store. You may be able to save money on a refurbished MacBook Air. View the MacBook Air in the Apple Refurbished Store. Get an education discount : View the MacBook Air in the Apple Education Store. View the MacBook Air at Amazon . View the MacBook Air at B&H Photo . View the MacBook Air at Best Buy View the MacBook Air at Walmart . You can find the MacBook Air at Adorama . UK retailers If you want to buy a MacBook Air from Apple: View the MacBook Air in the Apple Store . You may be able to get money off an older model from Apples refurb store: View the MacBook Air in the Apple Refurbished Store. Save money if you are a teacher or student: View the MacBook Air in the Apple Education Store. Get a Mac from Amazon where we often see discounts: View the MacBook Air at Amazon. AO.com also offers discounts from time to time: View the MacBook Air at AO.com You may find the MacBook Air at Argos , although we only tend to see deals in conjunction with events like Black Friday. We often see great deals on MacBook Air at BT Shop . View the MacBook Air at Currys . View the MacBook Air at Ebuyer View the MacBook Air at John Lewis . We often see discounts on the MacBook Air at Laptops Direct . . You may also find discounts on the MacBook Air at Very . UK Apple Authorised Resellers KRCS Insight iStore Select Western Computer Jigsaw Best refurbished MacBook Air deals The deals you will see above are generally from Apple resellers rather than Apple itself Apple very rarely drops the prices of the Macs it sells. However, that doesnt mean you cant save money buying from Apple: if you want to get a discount on a Mac from Apple you can buy a refurbished Mac. Its not only Apple that sells refurbished Macs, but Apple does offer some great incentives to buy from Apples Refurbished Store , so we do recommend taking a look there for great MacBook Air deals. In the UK watch this page and the US Refurb Store page is here . The Macs in Apples refurbished store may be ex-display stock, or they may have been returned to Apple due to a fault, but they are fully reconditioned now and come with a full years warranty. Its not like buying secondhand. Read about buying a refurbished Mac . We see M1 MacBook Air models in Apples Refurbished Store from time-to-time. If none are available when you look we recommend you check again in a month or so, if you can wait that long. In the U.S.: Apple Refurb: MacBook Air, M2, 8-core GPU : $1,079 ($120 off) Apple Refurb: MacBook Air, M1, 7-core GPU : $849 ($150 off) Apple Refurb: MacBook Air, M1, 8-core GPU : $1,059 ($90 off) In the U.K.: Apple Refurb: MacBook Air, M2, 8-core GPU : 1,119 (130 off) Apple Refurb: MacBook Air, M2, 10-core GPU : 1,389 (160 off) Amazon also has a certified refurbished store for Apple products, but we would advise against buying any products that are older than five years most of the products we see on the Amazon refurbished store are very old. Another place to look is BackMarket US and BackMarket UK , which sells refurbished Macs and other Apple products. Other ways to save money Students should check the Apple Education Store , where they will be able to pick up a discount (as long as they qualify for one). Read more: How to get a student discount from Apple . There is also Apple holds a Back To Uni even t which runs in the US from June to September (and in the UK from July to October) and means you will get free AirPods with your purchase! Mac

Macworld 6 Feb 2023 7:29 pm

Best MacBook Pro deals this month

If you are looking to buy a new MacBook Pro you dont have to pay full price. Our team of Apple experts search the web all year round for the top deals, offers and discounts for the MacBook Pro seeking out the best money-off offers to save you time. Apple has just announced new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. These new MacBook Pro went on sale on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 and we are already seeing discountsAmazon in the U.S. and KRCS in the U.K. both have money off (more details below), but we dont expect to see huge discounts on these models for a while. In the meantime though, you may get a great deal on one of the older M1 Pro or M1 Mac MacBook Pro models that launched in 2021 as retailers clear out stock. For example, you can save you can save $500 on the original price of a 16-inch MacBook Pro at Amazon US and 352 on the original price of a 16-inch MacBook Pro at Amazon UK . Just note that Apple outside the U.S. Apple has upped prices for the new MacBook Pro range, which means that the prices of the older models will look even more attractive. In this article we also run through some tips and explain Apples pricing structure, so that you can be sure you are getting the best discount available. Here we are focused on the MacBook Pro, but there are some great deals for the MacBook Air too. The MacBook Air and the 13in MacBook Pro have a lot in common, so you might also be interested in reading our MacBook Air deals article as well. And make sure you check out our complete round-up of the best Apple deals weve seen. Below you will find price comparison tables that show the best prices right now for each standard model of MacBook Pro. You will also find deals on MacBooks that Apple has now discontinued, as long as stockists still have them available. If you are struggling to find a reseller that has the MacBook Pro in stock read this: Where is the MacBook Pro in stock? Best MacBook Pro deals right now Here are some of the best deals we are seeing right now: Best U.S. MacBook Pro deals The new MacBook Pros started shipping on Tuesday, January 24, but you can already save at Amazon! Amazon is selling the 14-inch MacBook Pro for $1,950 and the 16-inch MacBook Pro for $2,450 , a savings of $49 each and a rare sale before they even hit shelves. If it doesnt have to be the new MacBook Pro you can save money on the old models: Amazon: 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro (512GB SSD) : $1,299 ($200 off) Amazon: 14-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro (10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) : $2,099 ($400 off) Amazon: 16-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro (10core CPU, 16core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) : $2,099.99 ($400 off) Amazon: 16-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro (10core CPU, 16core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) : $2,299.99 ($400 off) Amazon: 16-inch M1 Max MacBook Pro (10-core CPU, 32-core GPU, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD) : $2,999 ($500 off) Best U.K. MacBook Pro deals In the U.K. Apple reseller KRCS is already discounting the M2 Pro and M2 Mac MacBook Pro. There are discounts on every model including: KRCS: 14-inch, 10/16-core MacBook Pro, 512GB : 2,041.55 (99.45 off) KRCS: 14-inch 12/19-core MacBook Pro, 1TB : 2,564 (135 off) KRCS: 16-inch 12/19-core MacBook Pro, 512GB : 2,564 (135 off) KRCS: 16-inch 12/19-core MacBook Pro, 1TB : 2,754 (145 off) KRCS: 16-inch 12/38-core MacBook Pro M2 Max, 1TB : 3,561.55 (187.45 off) If it doesnt have to be the new MacBook Pro you can save money on the old models: Amazon, M2 13-inch MacBook Pro 256GB : 1,175 (174 off original price). Same deal in AO , Currys and John Lewis Amazon, M2 13-inch MacBook Pro 512GB : 1,349 (200 off original price). Same deal in AO , Currys and John Lewis AO, M1 Pro 14in MacBook Pro, 14-core GPU : 1,655 (244 off original price RRP was 1,899) Amazon, M1 Pro 14in MacBook Pro, 16-core GPU : 2,085 (314 off original price RRP was 2,399) AO, M1 Pro 16in MacBook Pro, 16-core GPU : 2,005 (352 off original price RRP was 2,399) AO, M1 Pro 16in MacBook Pro, 16-core GPU, 1TB: 2,255 (344 off original price RRP was 2,599) Laptops Direct, M1 Max 16in MacBook Pro, 32-core GPU : 2,899.97 (399 off original price RRP was 3,299) MacBook Pro: What you need to know There are three different MacBook Pro sizes: the 13-, 14- and 16-inch models. The 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro were updated with M2 Pro chips in January 2023, and a 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 chip went on sale on June 17, 2022. You may be able to get some good deals on the discontinued M1, M1 Pro and M1 Max models as resellers clear out old stock. For more information read our reviews of the M2 MacBook Pro , the 2023 16in MacBook Pro , 2021 16in MacBook Pro and 14in MacBook Pro . For more help choosing the best Apple laptop read our buying guide where we cover all the models. We also have a Mac buying guide that covers the whole range. We also explain the differences between the MacBook Air and Pro. Some of the deals belowe.g. those from Backmarket if you are in the U.S.are refurbished, so be sure to double check in case the deal isnt as good as it looks. Best 14-inch MacBook Pro M2 Pro & Max deals 14-inch MacBook Pro M2 Pro 10-core CPU/16-core GPU, MSPR: $1,999/2,149 Retailer Price $1,949.00 View Deal Adorama $1999.00 View Deal $1999.00 View Deal $1999.00 View Deal $1999 View Deal B & H Photo Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices 14-inch MacBook Pro M2 Pro 12-core CPU/19-core GPU, MSPR: $2,499/2,699 Retailer Price $2,448.94 View Deal $2499.00 View Deal $2499.00 View Deal $2499 View Deal Adorama Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices 14-inch MacBook Pro M2 Max 12-core CPU/30-core GPU, MSPR: $3,099/3,349 Retailer Price $3099.00 View Deal $3099.00 View Deal $3099 View Deal Adorama Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best 16-inch MacBook Pro M2 Pro & Max deals 16-inch MacBook Pro M2 Pro 12-core CPU/19-core GPU, MSPR: $2,499/2,699 Retailer Price $2,449.99 View Deal $2499.00 View Deal $2499 View Deal Adorama Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide 16-inch MacBook Pro M2 Pro 12-core CPU/19-core GPU, 1TB SSD, MSPR: $2,699/2,899 Retailer Price $2,649.99 View Deal $2699.00 View Deal $2699 View Deal Adorama Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide 16-inch MacBook Pro M2 Pro 12-core CPU/19-core GPU, MSPR: $2,499/2,699 Retailer Price $3,449.00 View Deal $3499.00 View Deal $3499 View Deal Adorama Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Best 13-inch MacBook Pro (M2) deals 13-inch MacBook Pro M2 8-core CPU/10-core GPU, MSPR: $1,299/1,349 Retailer Price $1099.00 View Deal Adorama $1179.00 View Deal $1,289.00 View Deal $1299.00 View Deal B & H Photo Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices 13-inch MacBook Pro M2 8-core CPU/10-core GPU, MSPR: $1,499/1,549 Retailer Price $1299.00 View Deal Adorama $1499.00 View Deal $1499.00 View Deal $1499 View Deal B & H Photo Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Best deals on discontinued MacBook Pro We are seeing some great deals for the 14in MacBook Pro in the US and UK now that stock isnt so constrained. Though some configurations are shipping later than others. 14-inch MacBook Pro M1 Pro 8-Core CPU/14-Core GPU, MSRP WAS: $1,999/1,899 Retailer Price Adorama $1679.00 View Deal $1,898.98 View Deal $1899.00 View Deal $1999 View Deal B&H Photo and Video $1999 View Deal B & H Photo Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices 14-inch MacBook Pro M1 Pro 10-Core CPU/16-Core GPU, MSRP WAS: $2,499/2,399 Retailer Price Adorama $1899.00 View Deal $2,099.00 View Deal $2399.00 View Deal $2499 View Deal B & H Photo Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices 16-inch MacBook Pro (M1 Pro 10-Core CPU/16-Core GPU), MSPR WAS: $2,499/2,399 Retailer Price Adorama $1899.00 View Deal $2,099.00 View Deal $2299.00 View Deal $2499 View Deal B & H Photo Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices 16-inch MacBook Pro (M1 Pro 10-Core CPU/16-Core GPU, 1TB SSD), MSRP WAS: $2,699/2,599 Retailer Price $2,299.00 View Deal $2699 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide 16-inch MacBook Pro M1 Max (10-Core CPU/32-Core GPU, 1TB SSD), MSRP WAS: $3,499/3,299 Retailer Price $2,999.00 View Deal $3499 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide 13-inch MacBook Pro (256GB), MSRP WAS $1,299/1,299 Retailer Price $1104.99 View Deal B & H Photo Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide 13-inch MacBook Pro (512GB), MSRP WAS $1,499/1,499 Retailer Price $1104.99 View Deal B & H Photo Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Where to buy a MacBook Pro There are limited stocks leading to some shipping delays, but you can find the MacBook Pro on sale at various locations. You could buy a MacBook Pro directly from Apple, or at stores and Apple Premium Resellers around the world many of whom offer discounts on new and old Macs, so its worth shopping around. You can find out where the MacBook Pro is in stock or read our Where to buy a Mac article for more advice. One benefit of buying from Apple is you could trade in your old Mac and get money off. We have an article explaining How to get money off with Apples trade-in program. We recommend the following resellers in the US and UK: U.S. retailers Apple Store Apple Education Store Amazon B&H Photo Best Buy Walmart Adorama U.K. retailers Apple Store Apple Education Store Amazon AO.com BT Shop Currys Ebuyer John Lewis Laptops Direct Very Additionally, Apple has a number of Apple Premium Resellers in the U.K. who stock Macs and offer other services: KRCS Insight iStore Select Western Computer Jigsaw Best MacBook Pro refurbished deals While Apple rarely discounts new Macs, from time to time there are some excellent deals to be had in Apples Refurbished Store . The Macs in Apples refurbished store may be ex-display stock, or they may have been returned to Apple due to a fault, but they are fully reconditioned now and come with a full years warranty. Read about buying a refurbished Mac . Its not only Apple that sells refurbished Macs, but Apple does offer some great incentives to buy from Apples Refurbished Store , so we do recommend taking a look there for great MacBook Pro deals. We often see the cheaper M1 MacBook Pro on sale on the refurbished store, which means you could get the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro Apple M1 Chip with 8Core CPU and 8Core GPU with 256GB SSD for just 1,099/$1,099. A saving of 200/$200. There are often deals for refurbished MacBook Pro but these tend to sell out quickly so we recommend you check often. Most of the deals we have seen are for the Intel-powered models rather than M1 or M2-series Macs. In the UK watch this page and the US Refurb Store page is here . In the U.S.: Apple Refurb: M1 13-inch MacBook Pro, 8-core GPU, 256GB : $1,059 (190 off) Apple Refurb: M2 13-inch MacBook Pro, 10-core GPU, 256GB : $1,169 (130 off) Apple Refurb: M1 Pro, 14-inch MacBook Pro, 14-core GPU, 256GB : $1,539 (360 off) Apple Refurb: M1 Pro, 14-inch MacBook Pro, 16-core GPU, 256GB : $1,929 (470 off) Apple Refurb: M1 Pro, 16-inch MacBook Pro, 16-core GPU, 256GB : $1,929 (370 off) Apple Refurb: M1 Pro, 16-inch MacBook Pro, 16-core GPU, 512GB : $2,079 (420 off) In the U.K.: Apple Refurb: M2 13-inch MacBook Pro 256GB : 1,209 (140 off) Amazon also has a certified refurbished store for Apple products but we would advise against buying any products that are older than five years most of the products we see on the Amazon refurbished store are unfortunately very old. Another place to look is BackMarket US and BackMarket UK , which sells refurbished Macs and other Apple products. Find the latest Apple refurbished deals here . If you are considering buying a second hand Mac read: Should I buy a second hand Mac? Apple, Mac

Macworld 6 Feb 2023 7:09 pm

Asia prepares for two-way oil product flows as EU ban, price cap take effect: report

Shipping costs and logistics will pose challenges as long-haul product shipments in relatively small tankers all the way from Asia to destinations in regions such as Europe may not be viable commercial options unless the arbitrage window is wide enough, the report said

Livemint 6 Feb 2023 7:04 pm

ATP Rankings: Novak Djokovic edges closer to Steffi Grafs record, Alexander Zverev slips two places

Novak Djokovic, who sat out Serbia's Davis Cup win over Norway, will spend his 375th week at the top of the pile.

Firstpost 6 Feb 2023 6:55 pm

Top 10 borrowers owe Rs 12,71,604 cr to Scheduled Commercial Banks: CRILC

Also, as per the RBI guidelines, banks are required to have a clear policy regarding the Debt-Equity Ratio for project financing to ensure that promoters bring in equity funds proportionate to

Business Standard 6 Feb 2023 6:38 pm

RBIs Monetary Policy Committee meeting starts amid expectations of lower rate hike

Mumbai;RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das-headed Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) started its three-day meeting on Monday amid expectations of a smaller 25 basis points rate increase or a pause on the rate hiking spree that started in May last year to check inflation. The decision of the six-member rate setting panel will be announced by the Governor []

Kashmir Reader 6 Feb 2023 5:50 pm

RBI's Monetary Policy Committee meeting starts amid expectations of lower rate hike

The decision of the six-member rate setting panel will be announced by the Governor on Wednesday.

The Hindu 6 Feb 2023 5:50 pm

Five states inform Centre about reverting to old pension scheme

In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, minister of state for finance Bhagwat Karad said as per RBI's report titled 'State Finances: A Study of Budget of 2022-23', the annual saving in fiscal resources that reversion to the old pension scheme entails is short-lived.

The Economic Times 6 Feb 2023 5:37 pm

RBI likely to hike repo rate by 25 bps in upcoming policy review

RBI likely to hike repo rate by bps in upcoming policy review

India Today 6 Feb 2023 5:33 pm

RBI MPC meeting starts amid expectations of lower rate hike

RBI governor Shaktikanta Das-headed Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) started its three-day meeting on Monday amid expectations of a smaller 25 basis points rate increase or a pause on the rate hiking spree that started in May last year to check inflation.

The Times of India 6 Feb 2023 5:05 pm

RBI's 3-day long MPC meeting starts amid expectations of lower rate hike

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das-headed MPC started its three-day meeting amid expectations of a smaller 25 basis points rate increase or a pause on the rate hiking spree that started in May 2022

Business Standard 6 Feb 2023 5:04 pm

Best iMac deals this month

An iMac is no small investment, which is why it is wise to spend some time making sure youre getting the iMac thats right for you at the best price. Thats where we come in the team here at Macworld is constantly on the look out for the best iMac deals from around the web. All year round we spot the biggest and best deals from U.S. and U.K. retailers, and list them all right here in this article. Best iMac deals right now Here are some of the best deals for the iMac were seeing right now. In the U.S.: Amazon: 24-inch M1 iMac (8core CPU, 7core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) : $1,199 ($100 off) In the U.K.: Note that Apple has just put iMac prices up in the U.K. so these savings are better than ever (at least on paper). Currys, 24-inch M1 iMac, 7-core GPU : 1,127.97 (121 off original price). Amazon has the same deal. Amazon, 24-inch M1 iMac, 8-core GPU : 1,287.98. Thats 161 off original price, but Apples just put prices up to 1,599 for this model so the saving is even greater! For even more deals check out our best prices comparison tables in the section below they are always up-to-date. What you need to know Back in April 2021 Apple announced the 24-inch iMac that comes in a collection of seven different colours and is powered by Apples M1 Chip. Read our review of the 2021 24in iMac . Rather than updating the 27in iMac, Apple discontinued it in March 2022. This may not be the last we see of the larger iMac though: read 27in iMac discontinued, but not necessarily dead and rumours about the new iMac Pro. At launch the iMac models cost the following, but as you will see the prices in the U.K. are now considerably higher. iMac U.S. price Old U.K price New U.K. price 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, 256GB $ 1,299 1,249 1,399 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 256GB $1,499 1,449 1,599 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 512GB $1,699 1,649 1,799 Assuming that the 27in iMac is gone for good, you might be interested in the new Mac Studio see Best Mac Studio deals . We also have a dedicated Mac mini deals article. You might also want to look through our round-up of the best MacBook Pro deals and MacBook Air deals . Make sure you check out our complete round up of the best Apple deals weve seen too. If you need help deciding which Mac is best for you read our Mac buying guide . Best ongoing iMac deals Heres are some of the best iMac deals you can get right now: 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, 256GB, MSRP $1,299/1,399 (was 1,249) Retailer Price $1249.99 View Deal $1,295.00 View Deal $1299 View Deal $1299.99 View Deal Adorama Not Available View Deal B & H Photo Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 256GB, MSRP $1,499/1,599 (was 1,449) Retailer Price Adorama $999.00 View Deal $1,449.99 View Deal $1449.99 View Deal $1499.00 View Deal $1499.99 View Deal B & H Photo Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 512GB SSD, MSRP from $1,699/1,799 (was 1,649) Retailer Price $1,649.99 View Deal $1699.00 View Deal $1699.99 View Deal B & H Photo Not Available View Deal Adorama Not Available View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices Where to buy an iMac You can buy an iMac directly from Apple in the US or at Apple UK , but there are plenty of stores and Apple Premium Resellers around the world that offer discounts on new and old Macs. Some Mac retailers offer great discounts on Apple products and Apple accessories, so you should be able to save a few hundred pounds off some iMac configurations. Beware, though. The Mac listed by the reseller may be an older model than the one Apple currently sells. Weve seen resellers advertising Macs with money off based on the price they were previously sold at by Apple, even after Apple has started selling a newer Mac at the same price so the deal often looks better than it actually is. So be careful to check the age and spec of the machine being sold, and dont automatically assume that its current. To get an idea of what the old model should be worth, take a look at Apples refurbished store to see what Apple is selling the older version for (and remember that buying from Apple, even if its refurbished, will mean you get a full years warranty). And for another way to save money on a new Apple product read about how you can trade in old products at Apple and other resellers and get money off. Read: How Apple trade in works and saves you money . We regularly see Mac-related deals from the following U.K. and U.S. retailers: U.S. Want to buy a iMac from Apple? View the iMac in the Apple Store . Get your education discount: View the iMac in the Apple Education Store View the iMac at Amazon where we often see discounts. View the iMac at B&H Photo. View the iMac at Best Buy. View the iMac at Walmart. You can find the iMac at Adorama here . U.K. You can be sure that you are buying a Mac at the correct price at Apple. View the iMac in the Apple Store. Save money if you are a teacher or student. View the iMac in the Apple Education Store. Get a iMac from Amazon where we often see discounts. View the iMac at Amazon View the iMac at AO.com. You may find an iMac at Argos , although we only tend to see deals in conjunction with events like Black Friday. We often see great deals on iMac at BT Shop . View the iMac at Currys , who also frequently offer discounts. View the iMac at Ebuyer. View the iMac at John Lewis , where we often see discounts. You can get an iMac from Laptops Direct here And you may also find discounts on the iMac at Very Apple has a number of Apple Premium Resellers in the UK who stock Macs and also offer other services: KRCS where we often see great discounts at KRCS (who are often the first to discount new Apple products) Insight iStore Select Western Computer Jigsaw From time to time, Amazon runs lightning deals, which could get you a discount if you act quickly. If youve found that youre missing out on Amazons Lightning deals , which run for just a few hours and offer limited stock, wed recommend signing up for Amazons 30 day free trial of Prime, which will get you access to deals 30 minutes before everyone else. Plus, youll get free next-day delivery with the Prime trial, as well as access to Prime Instant Video and more. Sign up for Prime here . Best refurbished iMac deals One of the best places to look for iMac deals all year round is the Apple Refurbished Store . There, youll find huge iMac discounts, sometimes even on the latest models. These iMacs have been returned to Apple for various reasons, and then completely revamped ready for resale. One of the major benefits in buying a refurbished Mac from Apple is that it will come with a one-year warranty so Apple may fix or replace it for free should anything happen to it in that first year. You wont be able to tell the difference between a refurbished iMac and a brand-new iMac, aside from the box it comes in, which is white to prevent people buying them and attempting to sell them as new. Find out more about buying a refurbished iMac here. There are often deals for refurbished iMacs with M1 chip but these tend to sell out quickly so we recommend you check often. In the UK watch this page and the US Refurb Store page is here . In the U.S.: Apple Refurb: 24-inch M1 iMac (8core CPU, 7core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) : $1,099 ($200 off) Apple Refurb: 24-inch M1 iMac (8core CPU, 8core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) : $1,269 ($230 off) Apple Refurb: 24-inch M1 iMac (8core CPU, 8core GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) : $1,439 ($260 off) In the U.K.: Apple Refurb: 24-inch M1 iMac (8core CPU, 7core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) : 1,059 (340 off) Apple Refurb: 24-inch M1 iMac (8core CPU, 8core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) : $1,229 (370 off) Apple Refurb: 24-inch M1 iMac (8core CPU, 8core GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) : $1,399 (400 off) Amazon also has a certified refurbished store for Apple products but we would advise against buying any products that are older than five years most of the products we see on the Amazon refurbished store are unfortunately very old. Another place to look is BackMarket US and BackMarket UK , which sells refurbished Macs and other Apple products. Best iMac Student Deals If you are a student you can save money with Apple all year round. Read: How to get an Apple student discount. to find out more. Also take a look at when Apple will be running its Back to School deal this year, when you can get a free pair of AirPods with your purchase. Mac

Macworld 6 Feb 2023 5:03 pm

Expect RBI to pause rate hike from next quarter as inflation abates: SBI Chairman Dinesh Khara

SBI Chairman Dinesh Khara Exclusive Interview:This could be the last interest rate hike before the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) decides to put pause further hikes, State Bank of India Chairman Dinesh Kumar Khara told Zee Business in an exclusive interview.

Zee Biz 6 Feb 2023 5:03 pm

Protests in J&K against BJP, Adani group; clashes reported at some places

They also slammed the administration over the ongoing arbitrary eviction drive in the Union territory, saying it was great injustice with landless tillers, small, marginal farmers and the common people

Mid Day 6 Feb 2023 4:58 pm

RBI's Monetary Policy Committee meeting starts amid expectations of lower rate hike

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das-headed Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) started its three-day meeting on Monday amid expectations of a smaller 25 basis points rate increase or a pause on the rate hiking spree that started in May last year to check inflation. The decision of the six-member rate setting panel will be announced by the Governor on Wednesday.

The Economic Times 6 Feb 2023 4:03 pm

Bond yields jump ahead of RBI policy decision, tracking higher U.S. peers

Bond yields jumped after U.S. Treasury prices fell as data showed job growth surged and services activity rebounded in January, likely undermining the Fed's attempts to bring down inflation.

The Economic Times 6 Feb 2023 3:53 pm

Ashish Kacholia takes part in Orbis Financial's Rs 111-crore fundraising

The company is also the custodian for institutional investors with forward looking services designed and customised to equip mutual fund houses, foreign portfolio investors, institutional investors, family offices, HNIs across segments to efficiently manage their operations.

The Economic Times 6 Feb 2023 3:17 pm

Bank of Baroda says open to lending to Adani Group

The State Bank of India, IndusInd Bank, Punjab National Bank have all tried to allay concerns regarding their exposure to group, while the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has said that the Indian banking system remains resilient and stable

Livemint 6 Feb 2023 3:00 pm

Tejaswi Prakash was seen hugging the little girl, looking cutie pie herself!

Tejashwi Prakash is very much discussed these days and after working in great television shows like Bigg Boss and Khatron Ke Khiladi, the fan following of this actress has become very strong. Let us tell you that both of them live in a live-in relationship, Tejashwi Prakash always shares her hot and stylish pictures with fans on the internet and remains in the limelight on Instagram. For your information, let us tell you that recently some pictures have been posted in which she is seen with the little girl and now you can see that she is seen hugging her and Tejaswi Prakash herself is not looking less than a barbie doll.

Kalam Times 6 Feb 2023 3:00 pm

J&K Congress Holds Protests Against BJP, Adani Group

JAMMU, Feb 6: The Jammu and Kashmir Congress on Monday protested in support of the partys demand for a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe into the allegations of irregularities against the Adani group, and clashed with police at some places. They also slammed the administration over the ongoing arbitrary eviction drive in the Union territory, saying it was great injustice with landless tillers, small, marginal farmers and the common people. In Jammu, hundreds of Congress workers, led by senior party [] The post J&K Congress Holds Protests Against BJP, Adani Group appeared first on Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism | Breaking News J&K .

Daily Excelsior 6 Feb 2023 2:59 pm

Meet Zalman Farizy, the Kochi delivery person who found a calling in photography

Art Zalman Farizy takes photos with an Mi A1 phone, gifted by a German artist who recognised his skills in photography. It is half a building, a quaint old structure without a roof and missing a wall. What remains is charmingly old-world, stripped of the pale blue paint it was once coated with, cracks exposing the faded brick beneath. It is into this space, sitting opposite a Biennale venue in Kochis Mattancherry, that Zalman Farizy carried framed photographs, both in black and white and colour, and hung them all over the walls. This is the first photo exhibition of the courier delivery person who accidentally found his calling in photography. I call the exhibition Come What May, to show the attitude of the people here [in Kochi]. When they have a little [money] they live with it; when they dont, they live with that. Come what may, they survive, Zalman says. The photos are of moments he captured while delivering courier orders. A colour picture shows four old men sitting on a pavement, laughing at a joke, while a black and white one has three boys sitting on the wheels of a machine, like a flashback of the first. Another photo in a small frame shows a woman at work, in contrast to a bigger photo of three men sitting relaxed inside a house. It was a German artist who discovered my eye for a good photo. I had gone to her to study art but within a week we both realised I am not so good at it. But she saw the photos I took from a bridge using my phone and said, Zalman your hands are pretty useless, but your eyes are good, he says, laughing. It was she who gifted him an Mi A1 phone, which he used to click the photos displayed at the venue. Zalman, who studied hospitality but found no interest in it, earns his living by delivering couriers. Even as we speak, he is in the midst of work, he says. An hour later, we see him on his motorbike with packages to deliver, temporarily leaving behind the charming old building. Also read:Meet Shantha Devi, a 65-year-old student artist featured at Kochi Muziris Biennale

The News Minute 6 Feb 2023 2:51 pm

Katrina Kaif is looking very young in her saree, photos will melt your heart!

Bollywood's Barbie Girl i.e. Katrina Kaif is ruling the hearts of crores of people and today she is not dependent on any identity, the number of her fans is very high among young people and after marrying Vicky Kaushal, she is in a lot of discussions. This actress always keeps people entertained through social media. Recently Katrina Kaif has done a photo shoot in a saree, you can see in these pictures that she is seen in open hair and she is looking cutie wearing earrings. She is looking no less than an angel and the traditional look of Katrina Kaif is very much liked by the people, there is no doubt about it.

Kalam Times 6 Feb 2023 2:50 pm

In pro-Putin Serbia, liberal-minded Russians seek a home

About 200,000 Russians have left their homeland for Serbia since the start of the war in Ukraine

ABC News 6 Feb 2023 2:24 pm

Kosovo PM calls on West not to put pressure over Serb entity

Kosovar Prime Minister Albin Kurti has called on Western powers not to pressure his tiny Balkan country into accepting a contentious association of five Serb-majority municipalities that is ramping up tensions between Kosovo and Serbia

ABC News 6 Feb 2023 2:24 pm

RBI's National Financial Information Registry To Make Loans Easily Accessible To People

The bill will address the issues faced by citizens in getting loans.

News18 6 Feb 2023 1:43 pm

Why does FM and PM not come in parliament to discuss Adani issue, asks Congress

Congress general secretary Randeep Surjewala has claimed that LIC and SBI have lost over Rs 78,000 crore in market capitalisation of their shares due to exposure in Adani Group and asked why the Union finance minister, RBI, SEBI, and probe agencies are silent over the issue. The loan exposure of SBI and Invest Value decline of LIC in Adani Group is in addition thereto. Yet RBI, SEBI, ED, SFIO, CBI, and the FM remain on mute mode, Surjewala wrote.

The Times of India 6 Feb 2023 1:27 pm

RBI's 3 day MPC meeting starts today: Will RBI to continue or hit the pause button on rate hike?

The RBI's MPC will be meeting on February 6-8 to decide on the policy rates.

Zee News 6 Feb 2023 12:57 pm

RBI plans to set up regional office in Visakhapatnam, submits proposal to AP Govt - Yo Vizag

RBI plans to set up regional office in Visakhapatnam, submits proposal to AP Govt Yo Vizag

Google News 6 Feb 2023 12:50 pm

RBI MPC Starts 3-Day Meeting; 25-bps Repo Rate Hike Likely On Wednesday

Retail inflation in December 2022 declined to a one-year low of 5.72 per cent, which is under the RBI's comfort zone

News18 6 Feb 2023 12:28 pm

EXCLUSIVE: Kabir Khan on people getting offended easily, targeting films: There have been too many instances of very arbitrary things picked up and being made into an issue

Bollywood filmmaker Kabir Khan says that it has begun to play on his mind when it comes to the current climate of people getting offended easily. He says that things are often blown out of proportion and he has become a little conscious when it comes to his work. Speaking to Bollywood Hungama, Kabir said it is actually sad that as creators, one has to now keep these things in mind as well. Speaking about the current climate, Kabir Khan said, It has begun to play on my mind. There have been too many instances of very arbitrary things picked up and being made into an issue. But, at the same time, I am going to say that most of it are on social media. So, if you are someone like me who is a little insulated from social media, you dont even realise its that big. It's people who are into social media, in their minds, those issues are really large big. I have seen this and I have been consciously trying to stay away from this. Sometimes I realise, if you dont see it, you dont even its there. He added, Having said that, it is a nuisance. It can affect sometimes a release of a film. You dont want that because it is somebodys money riding on that. You cant be like I dont care. You cant be in la la land. You have to have some level of awareness of whats happening. So yes, I am a little more conscious of some things that can be taken in the wrong context and can be misconstrued, and thats sad because as creators we should not be doing that. We are responsible enough to know that we wont be doing something deliberately to hurt anybodys sentiment and nobody wants to do that. But, at the same time, you cant be looking at things with a microscope and trying to pick up things to create trouble. Thats something like a colour, one line, one word you cant pick up that and bring down the vision of the entire film or the director into just that like Oh, they are trying to do this deliberately. I think thats nothing but a nuisance. So yes, one has to be a little careful; maybe we would do a double check once weve written to make sure everything is kosher as far as we know and we can imagine its not going to hurt anybodys sentiment, he said. Meanwhile, on the work front, Kabir Khan has his next directorial with Kartik Aaryan. ALSO READ: EXCLUSIVE: Love I have got for 83 is 3 times of all my films put together, says Kabir Khan

Bollywood Hungama 6 Feb 2023 12:25 pm

Market eye RBI policy outcome after Budget 2023 & US Fed last week: Kunal Shah

The Indian indices witnessed a sharp fall in the past week on the back of the Adani news. The Nifty and the Bank Nifty breached their critical support zones of 18000 and 42000, respectively.

The Economic Times 6 Feb 2023 12:21 pm

Refurbished Mercedes GLA 200 demo car for sale: Is it worth buying?

BHPian techspark recently shared this with other enthusiasts. I am in the market for a new car and I have my heart on the Mercedes-Benz GLA Petrol. It is way beyond my budget but no other car has come close to impressing me more than the GLA. Yesterday, I went to this showroom and there was a demo GLA 200 (petrol) with the following:It's GLA 200 petrol Registered in 2021 (Warranty already started)It has run 13,000 km on the odo and the dealer has told me it has been used as a demo car only.The car has not met with any accident (as informed by the dealer) but he says he has to spend Rs 2 lakhs to 'refurb' the car and remove all the scratches. When I asked for more details, he is ready to share the invoice for all the fixes made. He will be sending the invoice tomorrow.Orally he has told me that 5 panels have been repainted.Car looks good from the inside and outside after taking a glance. No scratches or dent outside and the interiors look good too but Inside there is one problem, the steering wheel (which is leather stitched) cover has cuts on the leather wrap like some animal has scratched it - this is probably the biggest red flag for me because no one driving a merc would be so reckless to cut or scratch the steering cover. The salesperson told me this cannot be fixed.The dealer says he is no longer offering a test drive of this vehicle as he has already spent Rs 2 lakhs to refurb it but if I insist then he will take the booking amount and offer a test drive (booking amount is refundable)Upfront he has offered me 7 lakhs of discount which I know is way too less but I have not sat down for negotiation yet.I wanted to ask everyone, if should I go for this car and if yes, what would be a fair good price for this car? Also, what additional information should I ask the dealer to make sure I am not getting scammed? All inputs will be appreciated, thank you Here's what GTO had to say on the matter:50 lakhs on a 2-year-old demo car that has been so abused that it has 5 repainted panels & 2 lakhs in refurbishment!! Why brother, why? You are being a sucker for punishment. For that kind of money, you can buy a used GLC, C-Class or 3-Series from a single owner who drove it with love & care. Please avoid. You are trying to justify the wrong purchase. Mumbai has lots of better options for the money.Here's what BHPian Sk8r had to say on the matter:I am not sure how you would feel buying a ~ 50 lakh odd Demo car. Red flags I see:Budget: stretching way beyond your budget only to get a Demo car could backfire badly in case of mechanical failures at a later pointRefurb: 2 lakhs to refurb screams minor dents / a minor accident maybe?My humble opinion would be to stay away from it! You don't want to be an example of: Penny wise, pound foolish Here's what BHPian himanshugoswami had to say on the matter:13K of driving on a demo car, 2 lakhs spent on refurbishment, the car already registered, scuffed steering- these are all red flags and I would walk away from this car. You will be better off finding a good example in the pre-owned market which would also be significantly cheaper. If your heart is still set on this particular model, I would start by offering the dealer 35 lakhs for this (you will be the second owner) and then negotiate my way to close this sub-40. anything more is simply not worth it. I had shortlisted the GLA in my last round of car purchases and while the car is a lovely little thing, that petrol engine is quite underwhelming in terms of performance. So I am not sure how the 1.3 L mill will stand up to abuse over 13K km.Here's what BHPian Bhokal had to say on the matter:I would stop at:Way beyond budget1.3 (161 HP) engine for Rs 50+ lakhsCheck out BHPian comments for more insights and information.

Team-BHP 6 Feb 2023 12:17 pm

Cyber Insurance: What is a cyber insurance policy? How to get benefits in case of fraud...

Cyber Security Insurance: In today's era, cases of cyber fraud are increasing continuously. The incidents of online fraud are coming to the fore. In such a situation, it is necessary to get 'cyber insurance' for security. Cyber insurance will not only cover you against any financial loss arising out of cyber threats but will also cover other related expenses related to data restoration, any regulatory action, or litigation. We have spoken to Sanjay Dutta, Chief Underwriting, Reinsurance and Claims, ICICI Lombard GIC, about this. What is cyber security insurance? Cyber insurance or cyber security insurance provides coverage to customers from activities such as bank account fraud, unauthorized transactions, and much more. Till now there are 2 types of products for this. There are corporate cyber liability policies for corporates and retail cyber liability policies for individual buyers. Also, there is a growing segment of B2B2C, where a corporate buys policies for its customers or offers them to buy them on its platform or application. The number of claims increased after the pandemic The number of claims before the coronavirus epidemic was comparatively less. Mainly only specific sectors like BFSI and high net worth corporates were the target of hackers. However, after Kovid, there has been a huge increase in the number of claims in many different industries. Email compromise and ransomware attacks have been seen as major contributors. In what kind of cases claims are increasing We have seen a manifold increase in the number of cyber information since last year. These cyber-attacks have mainly been a combination of ransomware and business email compromise attacks. Due to interruptions in business, a large number of claims were seen, as cyber attackers are becoming more clever than before. Along with this, a disturbing trend of large-scale data exfiltration has also been observed, due to which claims of data liability have come to the fore. What to consider while giving cyber insurance While giving insurance, apart from reviewing the risk, a comprehensive evaluation of the company is done. The risk is assessed keeping in mind 3 key pillars. For example, how strong is the human firewall, how mature are the internal processes and how well are the technology ie safety controls arranged? This assessment is done through reviews of information security policies, business continuity plans, nature of data, industry, geographic presence of their operations, and external scans. Additional consideration a. Educating and training the workforce b. Information security certification such as ISO 27001 c. Policy regarding data collection and storage (GDPR, Personal Data Protection Bill, and IT Act) d. Frequency of external audits and progress in addressing weaknesses

Kalam Times 6 Feb 2023 11:47 am

It's whole Opposition's demand to have a JPC on the Adani Group row: Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan

It's very clear why governmnet is not listening us. He (Gautam Adani) is their special friend. But this is conutry's issue, it involves LIC, SBI, PNB and RBI just asked how many banks have given money to theAdai Group. It should be discussed in the Parliament. PM should tell the nation how much much of the country's wealth has eroded and how much money has been given to the Adani Group. We demand nothing less than a JPC. It's government's responsibility to assure the country and the Opposition in this regard: Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan

The Times of India 6 Feb 2023 11:26 am

Earthquake of 7.8 magnitude quake kills at least 29 in Syria

TURKEY: At least 29 people were killed while dozens of others were reportedly trapped under rubble in Turkey and Syria after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The early-morning Monday earthquake occurred 33 km from the major city of Gaziantep and at a depth of 10 km close to Kahramanmaras in southern Turkey. There have been at least 6 aftershocks, and tsunami risk is currently being assessed by monitoring services. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wrote on Twitter that search and rescue teams were immediately dispatched to the areas hit by the quake. We hope that we will get through this disaster together as soon as possible and with the least damage, According to official media claims, entire buildings have collapsed in northwest Syria, with examples from Aleppo and Hama. People in the area controlled by rebels have been asked to leave and congregate in open spaces by the opposition's Syrian Civil Defense. Many citizens of Damascus' capital city had fled to the streets as the buildings trembled. Buildings shook about 40 seconds, jolting citizens in Lebanon as well as those in the directly afflicted areas. Many Beirut inhabitants evacuated their homes, wandered the streets, or sped away from the structures. Cyprus could also feel the vibrations. Visuals sharedonline after the earthquake showed a trail of destruction throughout many places, including broken structures and fires. According to updates on Turkish television and social media, rescuers were seen sifting through the wreckage of demolished buildings in the cities of Kahramanmaras and neighbouring Gaziantep. Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu stated that there were at least 6 earthquakes and advised people against going into damaged structures due to the dangers. After Turkiye summons the Norwegian envoy, Norway's police forbid Qur'an burning protests Trkiye questions Swedens NATO commitments

News Track 6 Feb 2023 9:54 am

RBI likely to settle for 25-bps repo rate hike: Experts

NEW DELHI: With retail inflation showing signs of softening and the US Federal Reserve moderating the pace of increase in its benchmark interest rate, the Reserve Bank is likely to settle for a smaller 25 basis points (bps) repo rate hike In its upcoming bi-monthly monetary policy meeting due later this week. In its December monetary policy review, the RBI had raised the key benchmark interest rate by 35 basis points after delivering three back-to-back increases of 50 bps. Since May last year, the RBI has increased the the short-term lending rate by 225bps to contain inflation, mostly driven byexternal factors, especially global supply chain disruption following the Russian outbreak. RBI's rate-setting panel - Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) - will start its 3-day deliberations today, February 6 and the decision will be announced on February 8. Kotak Institutional Equities in a report said the global inflation environment is gradually turning benign although inflation is still well above every central bank's target. Inflation will likely moderate further in the next few months, leading to the end of the rate hiking cycle by the firsthalf of 2023 and possible rate cuts in late 2023 early-2024. We expect the RBI MPC to hike policy rate by 25 bps to 6 percent, after by a prolonged wait-and-watch approach, as it assesses the lagged impact of monetary tightening on growth and inflation, the report read. This Bank implements RBI's first phase of Digital Rupee, Know more Digital creator and actor Surbhi Rathore celebrates Christmas in Dubai Centre hopes dividend of Rs48,000 cr from RBI, PSU banks in FY24

News Track 6 Feb 2023 9:30 am

Bond yields and rupee to closely track RBI's monetary policy meet

The RBI is widely expected to raise interest rates by 25 basis points (bps) on Wednesday, which many traders believe will be the last before a prolonged pause

Business Standard 6 Feb 2023 8:38 am

From RBI MPC To IIP Data: Top Trends To Drive Market This Week

In its December monetary policy review, the central bank had raised the key benchmark interest rate (repo) by 35 basis points (bps)

News18 6 Feb 2023 7:48 am

Dealing with difficultconversations through a ball game!

Desta is similar visually to Monument Valley and is just as absorbing, but more elaborate in terms of the games mechanics and story.

The New Indian Express 6 Feb 2023 7:43 am

RBI to hike rate by 25 bps before pausing: Experts

Softening retail inflation to weigh in February 6-8 MPC meeting

The New Indian Express 6 Feb 2023 7:28 am

SpaceX will attempt Starship orbital test in March, says Elon Musk

SpaceX could attempt to complete Starships long-awaited orbital test flight as early as next month, according to Elon Musk. Responding on Saturday to a question from one of his Twitter followers, Musk said the private space firm is targeting a March launch attempt. If remaining tests go well, we will attempt a Starship launch next month, he wrote . If remaining tests go well, we will attempt a Starship launch next month Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 4, 2023 While the date of Starships orbital test flight has been a moving target for much of the past year and a half , theres reason to believe next month could see the rocket finally fly. In January, Starship successfully completed its first-ever stacked fueling test . The wet dress rehearsal saw SpaceX load both stages of the vehicle with more than 10 million pounds of liquid oxygen and methane fuel. Critically, the company also ran through some of the countdown procedures it will need to complete on launch day. Among the tests SpaceX still needs to carry out, the most crucial is a static firing of all of the Super Heavy stages 33 Raptor engines. To date, the company has never ignited more than 14 of the engines at once. That will need to change for SpaceX to obtain the go-ahead for an orbital test flight from the Federal Aviation Administration. As of the end of January, there were signs SpaceX was preparing to carry out the static test fire as early as the first week of February. That didn't happen. However, Musk's comment would seem to indicate SpaceX will attempt the test sooner rather than later.

Engadget 6 Feb 2023 1:24 am

RBI may hike rate by 25bps; will it be last in this series?

Our view is that RBI will find it difficult to cut rates unless the US Fed is ready to cut rates

Livemint 6 Feb 2023 12:17 am

Bears likely to ease off ahead of Adani Q3 results this week

FMs comments on financial stability and higher margins may dampen heavy punting.FM, RBI say bank exposures to Adani cos are within permitted limits

Livemint 5 Feb 2023 11:51 pm

You are killing us

The High Court yesterday rebuked the Department of Environment for its inaction in curbing Dhakas air pollution despite repeated directives.

The Daily Star 5 Feb 2023 11:30 pm

DP World Tour and LIV Golf go to court in London over playing rights

LIV Golf players want to play on DP World Tour Three-member panel will hear five days of lawyers arguments Eight days after Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed battled it out for the Dubai Desert Classic, the latest skirmish in golfs civil war will be waged off the course and in the heart of London. Starting on Monday, a three-member arbitration panel will hear five days of arguments from lawyers for a group of 13 LIV Golf players and those representing the DP World Tour in an attempt to clarify the playing status of the former on the latter. Continue reading...

The Guardian 5 Feb 2023 10:38 pm

Health: Dragon fruit is a treasure trove of nutrients, know its benefits here...

Dragon Fruit Health Benefits: Consumption of fruits is very important to keep the body healthy. Experts also recommend eating fruits in your daily routine for healthy fitness. When it comes to fruits, only fruits like apple, orange, banana, pomegranate, and chiku come to our mind but do you know that pink and bright-colored dragon fruit is also very beneficial for our health? Is. In many places dragon fruit is also known as Pitaya. So many nutrients are found in it that dragonfruit is used in the treatment of many diseases. Dragon fruit is mainly found in South America. It is of two types - one with white pulp and the other with red pulp. Let us tell you that dragon fruit flowers are very fragrant and these flowers have a specialty in that they bloom at night and fall till morning. Let us know about the benefits that the body gets from dragon fruit Beneficial in diabetes: Dragon fruit is naturally rich in antioxidants. Along with this, flavonoids, ascorbic acid and rich fiber are found in it. All these nutrients control the sugar level in the blood as well as bring down the increased sugar level. Therefore, if you are a diabetic patient, do not forget to eat dragon fruit. Beneficial for heart disease: Diabetes is a serious disease and in some cases it also becomes a major cause of heart disease. Experts believe that one of the major reasons for heart disease due to diabetes is the increase in oxidative stress in the body. In this condition, experts recommend eating fruits and vegetables with antioxidants. Many anti-oxidant properties like betalains, polyphenols and ascorbic acid are found in dragon fruit. They also reduce the risk of heart disease. Beneficial in the treatment of cancer: Dragon fruit is beneficial in fatal diseases like cancer. Dragon fruit has properties like anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-tumor. Research on dragon fruit has also revealed that this fruit also reduces the risk of breast cancer in women. However, before using dragon fruit for cancer disease, do consult a health expert. Cholesterol Effective: Cholesterol is a serious disease for health. In the problem of cholesterol, waste material starts accumulating in our blood vessels due to which the blood vessels get narrowed. Due to this, the flow of blood is badly affected and the risk of heart attack increases due to not being able to reach the essential organs like the heart properly. It has been revealed in the study that cholesterol, triglyceride and LDLC i.e. lipoprotein reduces cholesterol.

Kalam Times 5 Feb 2023 8:19 pm

Italy v France: Six Nations 2023 live

Six Nations updates from 3pm UK time And you can email Lee or tweet @bloodandmud Give me all your thoughts on what is about to unfold, or any other matter, via the email or you can tweet @bloodandmud Italy are without Paolo Garbisi, their Montpellier superstar, who is sidelined with injury and replaced with Tommaso Allan. Last years Cardiff hero Padovani is on the bench, with Coach Crowley preferring Pierre Bruno and Tommaso Menoncello as his starting wings. Continue reading...

The Guardian 5 Feb 2023 8:17 pm

Proposals but no consensus on curbing water shortages in Colorado River basin

6 of 7 states proposed downstream reductions, but California wants to avoid cuts.

Ars Technica 5 Feb 2023 5:51 pm

Should RBI regulate cryptocurrency in India ?

Cryptocurrency, also known as digital or virtual currency, has become a topic of much debate in India. While some believe that it has the potential to revolutionize the financial sector, others see it as a...

The Times of India 5 Feb 2023 4:15 pm

Monetary Policy outlook February 2023

Though the transparent policy and interactive communication with the industry makes it possible to comprehend the next monetary policy moves of RBI, but still there is lot of curiosity to understand how the Monetary Policy...

The Times of India 5 Feb 2023 4:11 pm

Legendary movie 3 Idiots pair comes together once again

Bollywood actor Sharman Joshi has been in the news for his film 'Congratulations' for the past many days. This is a Gujarati movie, for which Sharman has also adopted a special and unique path. In fact, while promoting his film 'Congratulations', the actor shared a video. This video has caught everyone's attention. Along with Sharman, Aamir Khan, and R Madhavan are also seen in the video. This video shared by the Sharman pair has started becoming very viral on social media. In this video, after a long time, a trio of '3 Idiots' are seen together. That is, Raju, Rancho, and Farhan, are not happy to see together. In the video shared, it can be seen that initially Sharman is seen shooting a video. In which he is making a video for his film 'Congratulations', Madhavan comes there as soon as he starts. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sharman Joshi (@sharmanjoshi) Madhavan hugs him and asks him what are you doing, to which Sharman tells him that he is making a video for 'Congratulations'. Then he says okay you keep making, and he stands behind. Sharman starts making videos again, then Aamir Khan comes there and starts disturbing him again. Aamir also asks the same questions and Sharman tells him that he is making a video for 'Congratulations'. His film is going to be released today. When Abhishek Bachchan said his marriage to Aishwarya Rai is Not a compromise Sussanne spotted again in a black dress with Arslan Ajay Devgn's daughter wreaks havoc of her beauty at a night party, see pics

News Track 5 Feb 2023 3:53 pm

Budget breather for the RBI: Rate hike cycle is coming to an end

With inflation moderating and the Budget sticking to a fiscal consolidation path, the February monetary policy may well see the last of the rate hikes for now.

Business Today 5 Feb 2023 3:51 pm

Exorbitant house prices dont just hurt the young. They are a blight on all our lives | Will Hutton

Steps to change an unfair landscape include ending right to buy, taxing residential property at todays prices and building vital social housing Housing policy is killing British civilisation, said my interlocutor. Right to buy has been a social catastrophe, making todays generation pay for the earlier generations bonanza of buying their council house on the cheap the stock has collapsed because the homes were not replaced. There is too little or no affordable housing or rents in great parts of the country where young people can start or bring up a family. It is already hitting the birthrate . Forget building a quarter of a million houses a year rising to 300,000: it is not going to happen with the new planning rules that enthrone the nimbys. This country so safeguards the interests of the old and the equity in their houses, it is literally killing off its future. Continue reading...

The Guardian 5 Feb 2023 3:00 pm

The curious case of the 2023 Kerala budget

Kerala Budget 2023 Instead of taking remedial measures to collect the tax lacuna of over Rs 70,000 crore, the government has dug into the pockets of the poor who are already burdened by the financial crisis, writes former Congress MLA KS Sabarinadhan. PTI The presentation of the annual Kerala budget by the state Finance Minister KN Balagopal in recent years has been a very insipid affair. The previous Finance Minister, the verbose and venerable Dr Thomas Isaac, used to season his budget with poetry and quotes, and the post budget discussions would inevitably be on the niceties around the budget. Dr Isaac would drift from one newsroom to the other, charming everyone with his intellectual might, ambitious plans, and romantic optimism, dismissing any questions on financial uncertainties. Balagopal tends to be media neutral and more matter-of-fact, and to his credit, is far more welcoming and accepting of the pathetic affairs of the states coffers. So on budget day this year, as the pundits and public were preparing for a dry budget with a few tax suggestions and austerity moves, his radical income generating measures of taxing the poor not only blindsided everyone but also infuriated the governments closest allies. There are no two ways about it, Kerala is in an extremely bad financial state. The debt has mounted to almost Rs 4,00,000 crore and this small state has overtaken most of the Indian states in most of the financial indicators. The debt/GDP ratio has spiralled to upwards of 37% and a 2022 RBI report titled State finances: A risk analysis indicates ominous signs for the state. The major reason for the crisis is the inefficient handling by the successive Pinarayi Vijayan administration. Being a consumer state with virtually no big projects, the state is solely dependent on tax revenues. The ill-effects of GST, floods, and Covid, and the improper implementation of GST has resulted in over Rs 70,000 crore of tax money not being collected. In 2017, the state had relaunched an ambitious off-budget infrastructure development scheme under the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB), essentially aimed at circumventing the budgetary loan taking restrictions imposed by the Kerala Fiscal Responsibility Act under the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003. The source of KIIFB will be cess on petrol, motor vehicle tax, loans, and grants from the government. After six years, KIIFB has turned out to be a damp squib. 962 projects worth Rs 75,000 crore were announced, but only projects worth Rs 6,300 crore have been completed by February 2022. Projects worth Rs 20,000 crore are in early stages of completion. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India in a report later declared that all off-budget borrowings form an integral part of state finances, thus landing all KIIFB projects in a self-created mess. The Congress-led opposition maintained a stance that KIIFB was irksome since the huge debt would be an essential component of our loan limits. The uncertainty over KIIFB has delayed all big projects resulting in an open revolt by MLAs from the Left stable, something hitherto unheard of in Left circles. The discriminatory actions of the Union government is also to blame. The states share of the central tax revenue pool, which was 42% in the 14th Finance Commission, has been reduced to 41% in the 15th Finance Commission. The shareable net proceeds to Kerala have been falling considerably. During the 15th Finance Commission, the share of horizontal devolution to Kerala has shrunk from 2.5% to 1.925%. The only saving grace in these years of financial crisis was that the welfare measures, including social security schemes, were protected. Around 60 lakh people in Kerala receive monthly pensions of Rs 1,600, a practice started years back and taken forward very well by all governments. Even though the major social pension was protected, there have been recent complaints of smaller schemes meant for those with disabilities, tribals, orphans, and single mothers that have been affected due to the financial crunch. While it was expected that a few tax rates would be increased to service the social sector obligations, Balagopal surprised everyone by indiscriminately increasing the tax and cess rates in areas that directly affect households. A few of them are listed below: > Social security cess of Rs 2 per litre on petrol and diesel> Rs 20 extra for each bottle of Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) with an MRP of Rs 500-999> Rs 40 extra for each bottle of IMFL with an MRP of above Rs 1,000> One-time tax on new cars and bikes up by 1% and 2% depending on vehicle cost> Fair value of land increased by 20%> Stamp duty on flats and apartments raised from 5% to 7% In addition to these budgetary blows, the water rates have been hiked by almost Rs 10 per unit while the electricity rates and public transportation rates also saw a steep hike in recent months. Instead of taking remedial measures to collect the tax lacuna of over Rs 70,000 crore and declaring austerity measures, the government has dug into the pockets of the poor and the middle-class who are already burdened by the financial crisis. This doesnt fit any model of socialism espoused by the Left government. The budget also disappointed the public by rehashing and remixing projects listed in earlier budgets. The Minister still doesnt have an answer to how the state is going to achieve these capital intensive projects. The opposition led by the Congress is out on the streets and there are widespread agitations across the state as I write this article. The public sentiment is very high and there is a major backlash on social media platforms. These protests cannot be seen in isolation. There is an already growing disgruntlement against the government in its handling of the economy, the spending extravaganza, and the appointment of party loyalists in government positions at high salaries. Unemployment is higher than the national average, but party workers are getting backdoor entries without any qualifications. The budget has added fuel to this fire. Lets hope that better sense prevails and the government rolls back these decisions. And on a lighter note, the state was happier when Balagopal spoke less. When the reticent Minister spoke for over 2 hours and 18 minutes this time, it unleashed mayhem. Also read: Kerala Budget 2023: What will get cheaper and more expensive Kerala Budget: Rs 1,000 cr for Vizhinjam port land acquisition, no mention of K-Rail KS Sabarinadhan is a former two-time legislator and currently the Vice President of the Indian Youth Congress, Kerala. Views expressed are the authors own.

The News Minute 5 Feb 2023 2:28 pm

The amazing Premier League table since Brighton appointed De Zerbi

What a job he's doing at the Amex. The post The amazing Premier League table since Brighton appointed De Zerbi appeared first on Planet Football .

Planet Football 5 Feb 2023 2:00 pm

This new Michael Jackson biopic will glorify a man who abused children

The director of disturbing documentary Leaving Neverland, which featured two of the singers young victims, says the forthcoming film about the star sends out an unacceptable message It has been four years since the first public screening of Leaving Neverland to a shocked, tearful American audience in a packed 266-seat venue at the 2019 Sundance film festival . The four-hour documentary, co-produced by Channel 4 and HBO, is a brutally frank and explicit account of two abusive relationships that the King of Pop, Michael Jackson , had with children: one with Wade Robson describes how the boy was just seven when the entertainer first raped him, and an earlier one with James Safechuck, who was all of 10 years old when it began. The films spine consists of searingly candid interviews with Robson and Safechuck and their mothers. The Guardian reported : After the film ended, an ashen-faced crowd rose to their feet to applaud Wade and James, who arrived on stage, both visibly moved by the response. What had motivated me and Robson and Safechuck even more so to embark on making Leaving Neverland was not just the opportunity to expose Jackson by having his victims speak on camera for the first time. Here was an opportunity to bring to the widest possible audience an insight into how children fall victim to any sexual abuser, the psychology of the predator and, above all, the grooming process. Maybe we could help prevent young children from falling prey to this most scarring, crippling of crimes. Of course the fact that the child molester in this case was one of the worlds most famous men meant that a lot of people would watch. Setting fire to Jacksons reputation, already charred around the edges by multiple allegations and payments of hush money, was not the primary goal of the documentary. But it seemed like a necessary collateral impact: if you know that your idol has abused children, should that not make celebrating his personality a little more problematic, to say the least? Continue reading...

The Guardian 5 Feb 2023 1:30 pm

Whos going to be triggered by Northanger Abbey? Its hardly Game of Thrones | Catherine Bennett

Greenwich University is warning students to prepare themselves for the toxic friendships Jane Austen satirises in her novel Spoilers but does it matter? Now Jane Austens Northanger Abbey is identified by a British university as a vehicle for potentially disturbing gender stereotypes and toxic relationships and friendships, perhaps the safest way to approach the satire is, if at all, second hand. The University of Greenwichs trigger warning (TW) is for undergraduates, but since the original intention of such alerts was to prepare readers for some possible reminder of upsetting experiences, its older ones who should be most grateful for this vigilance. Who, after all, is likely to have squeezed in more toxic relationships or suffered more acutely from gender stereotyping? Can such a novel be considered remotely safe for mature women, even those of us too young to have been jilted by an army captain in a Georgian pump room? Plainly, since Greenwich has stuck a warning on it, not. Continue reading...

The Guardian 5 Feb 2023 1:00 pm

Labour MPs are nothing like Andrew Tate

Trans-inclusive men in parliament are just doing their job in difficult circumstances To compare MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle and other trans-inclusive men in the Labour movement to Andrew Tate one of the most disgusting men on the internet, accused of rape and sex trafficking is downright disturbing ( Forget Andrew Tate what about the host of misogynists in Labours ranks? , Comment). May I remind Catherine Bennett that there is a long and important tradition of the Commons being an adversarial institution. I might also remind her that this is an emotive issue for pro-trans politicians. For men like Russell-Moyle and Ben Bradshaw, the constant gaslighting and public hysteria must make this feel more like 1988 than 2023. Section 35 is the new section 28. The reforms laid out in the Scottish reform bill do not go far enough, but would have been a start. The Tory torpedoing of Scotlands legislation is nothing but a tragedy. Alex Charilaou , Labour students trans officer and co-chair of Labour for Trans Rights West Drayton, London Continue reading...

The Guardian 5 Feb 2023 11:30 am

The number of moons in the solar system is broken by a planet

USA: A total of 92 moons have been discovered on Jupiter, making it the planet with the most moons in the solar system, according to astronomers. This is due to the discovery of 12 additional natural satellites. With 83 confirmed moons orbiting it, Saturn, the previous record-holder, has dropped to second place. The newly discovered moons of Jupiter have recently been added to a list maintained by the Minor Planet Center of the International Astronomical Union, according to Scott Sheppard of the Washington-based Carnegie Institution, who participated in the search for the moons. Also Read: At least 23 people have died in Chile's forests due to numerous wildfires In 2021 and 2022, the moons were discovered using telescopes in Hawaii and Chile, but to officially declare the discovery, the researchers had to track the moons' entire orbits. According to Sheppard, the diameter of these new satellites ranges from 0.6 miles to 3 kilometres (km). He continued, However, only half of them will be named, the rest being below the minimum diameter of 1.5km for naming. In a previous interview with the website Sky and Telescope, the scientist noted that three moons rotating in a prograde direction were particularly difficult to spot. They are closer to Jupiter, and the planet's intensely scattered light is the cause, he said. Also Read: Russian and Ukrainian prisoner exchange; bodies of British volunteers are returned According to Sheppard, the numerous small satellites that orbit Saturn and Jupiter are thought to be the remains of larger moons that collided with comets or crashed into one another. In order to more accurately ascertain their origins, he told AP, I hope we can image one of these outer moons close-up in the near future. In April, the European Space Agency will launch a spacecraft to study Jupiter and one of its largest moons, and in 2024, NASA will launch a mission to the planet's Europa satellite, which may have an ocean beneath its ice crust. Also Read: There are three fatal avalanches in Austria When it comes to natural satellites, Jupiter and Saturn vastly outnumber the other planets in our solar system. There are 27 known moons that orbit Uranus, 14 for Neptune, two for Mars, and one for Earth. There are no moons on Venus or Mercury.

News Track 5 Feb 2023 11:07 am

Centre asks TN to reduce VAT levied on air turbine fuel - The New Indian Express

Centre asks TN to reduce VAT levied on air turbine fuel The New Indian Express

Google News 5 Feb 2023 8:50 am

How to enter the Forbidden Meadow in Forspoken

Can't figure out how to bypass this locked gate in Junoon? It's not a bug, but the answer isn't clear. Here's how to get into the Forbidden Meadow in Forspoken.

Digital Trends 5 Feb 2023 2:30 am

Jupiter Takes Crown for Most Moons, With New Tally of 92

The orbits of a dozen new small worlds circling the gas giant have recently been published.

NewsLookup 5 Feb 2023 2:29 am

Morbi tragedy: bail pleas of seven rejected | Cities News - The Indian Express

Morbi tragedy: bail pleas of seven rejected | Cities News The Indian Express

Google News 5 Feb 2023 1:10 am

Best of 9to5Toys: M1 MacBook Air $800, Galaxy S23/+/Ultra see launch cash discounts, more

In this weeks Best of 9to5Toys: M1 MacBook Air $800 , Samsungs Galaxy S23/+/Ultra see launch cash discounts , iPhone 13 hits $560 refurbished, and much more more The post Best of 9to5Toys: M1 MacBook Air $800, Galaxy S23/+/Ultra see launch cash discounts, more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 4 Feb 2023 9:32 pm

Its time for the good ice. GEs Opal nugget ice maker falls to new low at $280 refurb (Orig. $579)

Today only, Woot is offering the refurbished GE Opal Nugget Ice Maker for $279.99 Prime shipped , with non-Prime members being charged a $6 delivery fee. Down from a $579 original price, right now thats what youd pay for the model that includes a side tank in new condition at Amazon. In fact, todays deal beats our last mention of $350 from Black Friday and marks a new all-time low that weve tracked in any condition. Everyone knows it by something different. Whether thats pellet ice, nugget ice drive-in ice, or even just the good ice, these tiny crunchy nuggets are arguably the best ice aroundat least in my opinion. Youll find that GEs Opal maker will produce up to 24 pounds of ice per day as well, and the bin will hold 3-pounds at a time, so itll just keep making it as you keep using it. All you need is water and a plug, as it doesnt require any hookups meaning it can function just about anywhere. Plus, theres an optional side tank you can pick up that allows it to make around three times more ice before its time to fill back up. Ships with a 1-year warranty. Keep reading for more. more The post Its time for the good ice. GEs Opal nugget ice maker falls to new low at $280 refurb (Orig. $579) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 4 Feb 2023 8:28 pm

Gujarat court rejects bail pleas of seven accused in Morbi bridge collapse case - Times of India

Gujarat court rejects bail pleas of seven accused in Morbi bridge collapse case Times of India

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Morbi bridge collapse case: Gujarat court rejects bail pleas of seven accused - Economic Times

Morbi bridge collapse case: Gujarat court rejects bail pleas of seven accused Economic Times

Google News 4 Feb 2023 4:23 pm

Regulators will do what needs to be done in Adani case, FM Sitharaman

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has already commented on the banking system and financial institutions State Bank of India (SBI) and Life Insurance Corp of India (LIC) have also clarified their position on exposure to the group, Sitharaman said replying to media questions on the beleaguered group.

The Economic Times 4 Feb 2023 4:04 pm

Stronger alliance and innovative collaborations can help close the gap in cancer care

Cancer is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in India. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, the incidence of cancer in India is on the rise, with over 2.5 million new cases...

The Times of India 4 Feb 2023 3:58 pm

FM on Adani row: Regulators will take own actions

It'll be regulators who'll do their job. RBI made statement, prior to that banks, LIC came out & told about their exposure (to Adani group). Regulators independent of govt, they're left to themselves to do what is appropriate so market is well regulated. So the regulators will do their jobs, said Sitharaman in a press conference.

The Economic Times 4 Feb 2023 3:22 pm

Bank Locker New Agreement: RBI issued a new guideline regarding bank locker, some rules have changed, check rule here

Bank Locker Rules: Now it will be easy for the customer to handle the locker and the responsibility of the bank will increase. Along with this, in case of any recall, it will be easier for the bank as well. Bank Locker Rules Changed: If you have taken the facility of a bank locker, then [] The post Bank Locker New Agreement: RBI issued a new guideline regarding bank locker, some rules have changed, check rule here first appeared on discountwalas .

DiscountWalas 4 Feb 2023 2:36 pm

'Workers are not getting respect', Ashok Choudhary lashes out at his own party MLA

Patna: The ongoing war in JDU is not stopping. While on the one hand, the rebellion of Upendra Kushwaha continues. On the other hand, on the occasion of one day function in Sheikhpura, Building Construction Minister Ashok Choudhary lashed out at the MLA of his own party. Accusing Sudarshan Kumar, MLA of Barbigha assembly constituency, Ashok Choudhary said that in the last 7 years, his colleagues and supporters were feeling completely uncomfortable. Our people are finding it difficult to get respect. Their morale is breaking. In fact, Bihar Government's Building Construction Minister Ashok Choudhary had reached Sheikhpura to attend a one-day workshop at Sai Institute of Technology in Shekhopursarai block of Sheikhpura district. Meanwhile, due to his speech, he said that I am with all the supporters and workers. Will always stand with them in al l their happiness and sorrow. Because of this, he also made it clear that he does not have any political ambition. He himself or any member of his family is not coming here to contest from Barbigha. The land of Barbigha and the people here took him to this point. They will no longer be allowed to feel lonely and neglected. Will not be allowed to feel cheated because of his close relationship with the people here for a long time. Minister Ashok Choudhary took a dig at his own party's MLA Sudarshan Kumarand said that his supporters had put their lives in making MLA Sudarshan Kumar win from this Barbigha seat. He said that in the year 2015, I was the state president of the Congress, and at that time I made him an MLA by giving him a party ticket from the Barbigha seat. Then in 2020, when I came to JDU, I got him a ticket from JDU. Our workers make him win. He also won, but in his 7 years tenure till now those workers were neglected. He assured his workers that whether I remain in power or not, But I will not let any flaws come in the development of Barbigha. Sharjeel Imam acquitted in Jamia violence case Investigation of suspected Sunni Waqf properties begins today, complaints of irregularities received Ajit Doval to meet UK NSA amid BBC documentary row, these issues will be discussed

News Track 4 Feb 2023 2:18 pm

Kerala Budget: Oppn continues to Witness Protests Over Fuel Cess

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : The Left government's budget proposal to put a cess on petrol, diesel, and liquor was the subject of ongoing protests by the opposition Congress on Saturday, calling for its repeal. As the Chief Minister's convoy left the state-run guest home in Kochi, a number of Youth Congress activists tried to block it by jumping in front of it and waving black flags in his direction. However, the police dispersed the agitators yelling slogans, allowing the CM's convoy to proceed. The protesters were later forcefully bundled into the police vehicle. The Congress party declared Saturday a black day throughout the state in an effort to have the idea to impose a social security cess on liquour and fuel dropped. Several protest programmes including marches and siege of petrol pumps were organized under the aegis of various district congress committees . Party sources said that mandalam committees across the state would hold protests into the night. The convenor of the UDF, which is run by Congress, M M Hassan, sharply condemned the LDF government and claimed that the budget suggestions were a war cry directed at the common people. In this regard, a decision regarding more ferocious protests would be made at the following UDF meeting. ''This is the worst budget in the history of Kerala, it is nothing but the looting of people,'' the leader added. KPCC general secretary TU Radhakrishnan said party workers would take out marches to district collectorates across Kerala on February 9 under DCCs. When presenting the budget on Friday, Finance Minister K N Balagopal had stated that it was proposed to charge a Social Security Cess on the sale of petrol and diesel in order to complement the financial resources needed to continue defending the decent lifestyles of disadvantaged groups of society. In the meantime, after the government decided to impose a cess on its sale, CPI (M) state secretary M V Govindan attacked the media when they inquired about the impending increase in the price of fuel in the state. He alleged that the BJP-led union government had hiked the petrol and diesel price to an exorbitant rate and the media was 'silent' over it. It was the Center that had consistently raised the price of petrol. He stated in this passage that it was the cause of the inflation. He also indicated that the cess on liquor, petrol, and diesel was just a budget proposal and not a final decision. Budget Kerala: State hikes petrol, diesel prices, Check new rates Kerala Budget 2023 LIVE: Rs1000-Cr allocated for Make in Kerala

News Track 4 Feb 2023 1:56 pm

You season four: Penn Badgleys soapy murderfest pulls off an incredible trick

The drama relocates to London, and ends up being a wild ride through bluffs, double-bluffs and its leads tremendous performance. After this long, it shouldnt be so fun Its taken me long enough to realise it, but the Netflix series You now entering its fourth season is very close to being good. Although we have to be careful, throwing around words with traditional meanings such as good, dont we. Its not good, exactly, in that its good, but its very good at what it does, and I think in 2023 thats close enough to good that well take it. So: despite everything I have said about You since its inception, the Netflix series You is g I cant say it. Its gooooo I cant. [Closes eyes, inhales deeply] its alright. Where are we this time? After New York , LA and suburbia , Joe now finds himself murdering about in London, although in a way you may have to turn your brain off for: he teaches on a campus in Egham, exits on to a street in Spitalfields, then walks all the way to the expansive flat in Kensington that he lives in on a professorial salary. (Normally I dont care too much about US productions taking egregious licenses with London geography and financial reality, but come on.) He sees a beautiful woman for less than 100th of a second through a window and falls utterly and completely in love with her in a way that somehow always ends up with a perspex cage. The point with You, though, is to just let it wash over you without thinking too hard essentially its a soap, just with higher production values and an incredible face and performance at the centre of it and the schlockiness of it has always been a feature, not a bug. No more is this evident in season four, where Joe doing the usual growling, menacing voiceover that Penn Badgley so excels at is faced with a cavalcade of posh English people, all sounding more English than an English person has ever sounded on screen. Obviously, at some point, someone dies. The cogs whirr into motion. Bluffs and double-bluffs. Every character could secretly be a threat. Thrills and twists await. And then, that beautiful woman wanders casually on to screen and hello, you. Continue reading...

The Guardian 4 Feb 2023 12:30 pm

New London Ulez scrappage scheme worth up to 3,000 to low-income motorists

Package for dealing with old polluting vehicles launched in run-up to expansion of zone on 29 August Low-income Londoners are being offered a package worth as much as 3,000 to scrap their old polluting cars in readiness for this summers expansion of the ultra-low emission zone (Ulez) to cover most of the citys roads. Transport for London (TfL) estimates that 30,000 vehicle owners will access payouts from the scrappage scheme . However, there is only 110m up for grabs and it will be doled out on a first-come, first-served basis, with car drivers having to vie with van, motorbike and minibus owners for the money. Continue reading...

The Guardian 4 Feb 2023 12:30 pm

DSP Investment Managers receives RBI approval to invest in DCB Bank through schemes of DSP MF

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Business Standard 4 Feb 2023 11:04 am

Best of BS Opinion: Capital crisis in Andhra, age of verbiage, and more - Business Standard

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Google News 4 Feb 2023 6:30 am

The borders we make and how they make us: Those lines on the ground are a source of much misery

As China jostles India with infrastructure buildups and periodic skirmishes, the line of actual control is tense with activity. Meanwhile, Ukraine is being bombarded at its borders. These arbitrary lines that carve up the world...

The Times of India 4 Feb 2023 2:10 am

Security researchers warn of a new Google malware scam that could infect your Mac

If theres one thing that computer users can always count on, its that hackers will always try to find ways to intrude upon your devices. And according to a report by security specialists Spamhaus and abuse.ch (via Ars Technica ), hackers have become more aggressive with attempts to spread malware through Google searches for Mac software. Essentially, hackers are running ads that appear when using Google to search for software. The Google ads appear at the top of the search results and seem to provide what the user is looking for. Then the user clicks the ad and goes to a spoofed software download page, and when the user clicks to download, malware is saved to the computer. The most common malware is known as XLoader , which is available for both Windows and macOS. XLoader has previously been used to record keystrokes and steal personal data on infected machines. Spamhaus has seen an increase in malvertisting over the past few weeks with several popular apps such as Mozilla Thunderbird and Microsoft Teams. In the report, abuse.ch states that there is a great deal of demand for the nefarious ads, so they will likely become even more commonplace. In its own investigation using a Mac, Ars Technica easily found malvertising in simple Google searches for common software downloads such as visual studio download and Tor download. Google is aware of the practice and is working to fix the issue. However, it is still extremely widespread as noted by a statement sent to Ars Technica: We are aware of the recent uptick in fraudulent ad activity. Addressing it is a critical priority and we are working to resolve these incidents as quickly as possible. How to avoid malware Even if Google fixes the problem in the immediate future, hackers will find a new way to spread malware to your Mac. That means its up to users to protect themselves. The safest way to get Mac software is through Apples App Storeits what the company says is why the App Store exists in the first place. (The truth is its all about the money, but the two things can both be true.) Apple verifies that each app in its store is safe to download. Most of the popular apps from large software developers are available, and theres a great selection from indy devs, too. If the app you need isnt in the App Store (or you want developers to get as much of the paid fee as possible and dont want Apple to get its cut), then you have to turn to the internet. Your best option when downloading software is to go directly to the developers website. They should offer secure methods to acquire the software you need. Try to avoid websites that specialize in software downloads as much as possible because hackers constantly target these sites. If you have no alternatives, you can use a site such as VirusTotal to check files and URLs for malware. The setting in macOS Ventura for allowing only App Store downloads. Foundry If you want to restrict a Mac to only allow app installation from the App Store, you can set this in macOS. In the Privacy & Security system setting in macOS Ventura (or the Security & Privacy system preference in macOS Monterey and older), youll see a setting to Allow applications download from and you can select App Store . You can go even further in protecting yourself by installing antivirus software. Macworld has a roundup of antivirus apps to help you find an app. We also have a guide if youre wondering if your Mac needs antivirus software in the first place. Antivirus, MacOS, Security

Macworld 3 Feb 2023 11:46 pm

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NDTV 3 Feb 2023 11:27 pm

All is well, say govt, RBI on Adani Group stock rout | Top developments

The Adani Group crisis continues to worry investors and shareholders, but the government assured people, saying India's public financial system is robust despite the fluctuations in the group's stock value.

India Today 3 Feb 2023 11:27 pm

Apple TV+: Pinecone and Pony season 2 and Dear Edward are now streaming

Apple has planted its own flag in the streaming wars with Apple TV+ , its in-house streaming service that focuses almost entirely on original programming rather than an extensive library of existing TV shows or movies. This resource will list all the Apple TV+ content you can watch today, grouped into: TV shows, limited series, and movies. Theres also a ton of new content in the works for Apples $6.99-a-month service. If you want to know whats on the way, check out our list of upcoming Apple TV+ shows and movies . Updated 02/03/23: The second season of childrens animated series Pinecone and Pony is now streaming, as is the new drama series Dear Edward . u003cbru003eMentioned IN THIS story Apple TV 4K (2022, 3. Gen.) 128GB WiFi + Ethernet Read our review MSRP: 64GB $129 | 128GB $149 Best Prices Today: $129 at Apple Shows and series These are all the episodic, recurring series you can currently watch on Apple TV+, ordered from the most recent premiere date to the oldest. Apple Dear Edward (season 1) A 12-year-old boy becomes the lone survivor of a plane crash. As he and others affected by the tragedy try to make sense of what happened, unexpected friendships, romances, and communities are formed. Watch here Premiered: February 3, 2023 Pinecone and Pony (season 2) Kate Beatons beloved book comes to life in this animated series. As a warrior in training, Pinecone fears no challenge. Thankfully, Pony always makes sure Pinecone never gets in over her head. Together they learn life can be a fun-filled adventure. Watch here Premiered: February 3, 2023 Shrinking Jimmy is struggling to grieve the loss of his wife while being a dad, friend, and therapist. He decides to try a new approach with everyone in his path: unfiltered, brutal honesty. Can he help himself by helping others? Will it bring him back into the light? Watch here Premiered: January 27, 2023 Shape Island On a charming island, Square, Triangle, and Circle seek adventure and connection while learning how to navigate each others differences. Based on the internationally best-selling books by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen. Watch here Premiered: January 20, 2023 Truth Be Told (season 3) Decend into the world of true-crime podcasts. This NAACP Image Award-winning drama stars Octavia Spencer as a podcaster who risks everythingincluding her lifeto pursue truth and justice. Watch here Premiered: January 20, 2023 Servant (season 4) The final season of this thriller about a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home. Watch here Premiered: January 13, 2023 Little America (season 2) An anthology series based on the true stories of immigrants in America. Watch here Premiered: December 9, 2022 Puppy Place (season 2) Charles and Lizzie Peterson have found the perfect way to foster their love of dogsliterally. The siblings take on the tough but rewarding task of fostering puppies and finding their forever homes. With ever new pup, a new adventure begins. Watch here Premiered: December 9, 2022 Carpool Karaoke (season 5) Celebrities! Theyre just like us! They sing in the car! Dont you want to watch them sing in the car? Watch here Premiered: December 9, 2022 Slow Horses (season 2) This darkly funny espionage drama follows a team of British intelligence agents who serve in a dumping ground department of MI5 due to their career-ending mistakes. Led by their brilliant but irascible leader, the notorious Jackson Lamb, they navigate the espionage worlds smoke and mirrors to defend England from sinister forces. Watch here Premiered: December 2, 2022 Interrupting Chicken (season 1) Little red chicken Piper is a budding writer who uses her big imagination to rewrite stories, jumping into the action to create unforgettable adventures. Based on David Ezra Steins best-selling, award-winning childrens book series. Watch here Premiered: November 18, 2022 Mythic Quest (season 3) Game development workplace comedy Mythic Quest returns for its third season. Watch here Premiered: November 11, 2022 Circuit Breakers (season 1) In this family sci-fi anthology series, curiosity leads to chaos when students in the near future experience mysterious events. Watch here Premiered: November 11, 2022 The Mosquito Coast (season 2) Allie Foxa brilliant inventor and stubborn idealistuproots his family for a dangerous quest through Mexico to flee the U.S. government and find safety. Watch here Premiered: November 4, 2022 Slumberkins (season 1) Embark on adventures with Bigfoot, Unicorn, Sloth, Yak, and Fox as they explore a world of feelings in this Jim Henson Company series that brings the emotional learning of Slumberkins to life. Watch here Premiered: November 4, 2022 Acapulco (season 2) In 1984, Maximo Gallardos dream comes true when he gets the job of a lifetimes at Acapulcos hottest resort, Las Colinas. But he soon realizes that working there will be far more complicated than he ever imagined. Watch here Premiered: October 21, 2022 Ghostwriter (season 3) When a ghost haunts a neighborhood bookstore and starts releasing fictional characters into the real world, a group of friends team up to solve an exciting mystery surrounding the ghosts unfinished business. Season 3 brings on a new cast of characters. Watch here Premiered: October 21, 2022 The Problem with Jon Stewart (season 2) Jons weekly show enters its second season, where he examines issues in society with a panel discussion and interview. The first episode is The War Over Gender. Watch here Premiered: October 7, 2022 Hello Jack! The Kindness Show (season 2) Jason is one of Clover Grovers most thoughtful and caring residents, greeting everyone with kindness and humor. His ability to spread compassion, creativity, and imagination inspires everyone in town to do the same. Watch here Premiered: October 7, 2022 Sago Mini Friends (season 1) Welcome to Sagoville, where Harvey loves to play and discover ways to have silly fun! He and his closest friends explore, imagine, and express true thankfulness for all things, big and small, through creative adventures and unforgettable songs. Watch here Premiered: September 16, 2022 Central Park (season 3) The animated musical comedy continues for a third season. Its about Owen, the manager of Central Park who lives there with his family, and a wealthy hotel heiress who wants to buy the park and build over it. Watch here Premiered: September 9, 2022 Life by Ella After a life-changing experience, 13-year-old Ella is eager to seize the day. As she learns to appreciate each moment, she faces the fears that once defined herand encourages others to do the same. Watch here Premiered: September 2, 2022 See (season 3) The final season of Apples post-apocalyptic epic, starring Jason Momoa, about a far-future world where humans have long since lost their sight. Watch here Premiered: August 26, 2022 Bad Sisters The tight-knit Garvey sisters have always looked out for each other. When their brother-in-law winds up dead, his life insurers launch an investigation to prove malicious intentand set their sights on the sisters, all of whom had ample reasons to kill him. Watch here Premiered: August 19, 2022 Amber Brown Between her parents divorce and best friend moving away, Amber Brown is having a tough time. But her art, video diary, and new friend Brandi provide outlets for Amber to express her feelings and find gratitude in the love that surrounds her. Watch here Premiered: July 29, 2022 Best Foot Forward John Dubin is thrilled to switch from homeschool to public school, and being the only kid with a prosthetic leg is a challenge hes ready to face. As he carves out a place among his peers, his friends and family are with him every step of the way. Watch here Premiered: July 22, 2022 Trying (season 3) Nikki and Jason finally got their adopted kids, and thats just the start of their troubles. Watch here Premiered: July 22, 2022 Duck & Goose (season 1) Feathered friends Duck and Goose couldnt be more different, but in this preschool show, they learn how to bring out the best in one another. Based on books by Tad Hills. Watch here Premiered: July 8, 2022 Loot (season 1) After divorcing her husband of 20 years, Molly Novak must figure out what to do with her $87 billion settlement. She decides to reengage with her charitable foundation and reconnect with the real worldfinding herself along the way. Watch here Premiered: June 24, 2022 Home (season 2) Discover the groundbreaking ideas and inspiring stories behind the worlds most imaginative dwellings. In this globe-spanning docuseries, meet the visionaries who are challenging conventional concepts of home and rethinking how we live. Watch here Premiered: April 17, 2022 For All Mankind (season 3) Nearly ten years after the events of Season 2, this season sees the space race extend to Mars, and take on new challengers from the private commercial spaceflight arena. Watch here Premiered: June 10, 2022 Lovely Little Farm Nestled in lavender fields is a lovely little farm where sisters Jill and Jacky nurture and love all their animalsincluding the talking ones. Being a young farmer isnt easy, but every day brings adventure and a chance to grow. Watch here Premiered: June 10, 2022 Physical (season 2) Shelia Rubin is a quietly tormented housewife in the 80s San Diego. Behind closed doors, she battles extreme personal demons and a vicious inner voice. But things change when she discovers aerobics, sparking a journey toward empowerment and success. Watch here Premiered: June 3, 2022 Now & Then (season 1) On the eve of college graduation, six best friends embark on an epic weekend the celebratebut it takes a fatal turn. Nearly 20 years later, the survivors are reluctantly reunited by a blackmail text threatening to expose the truth about that fateful night. Watch here Premiered: May 20, 2022 Greatness Code (season 2) Iconic athletes pull back the curtain on a pivotal career moment when they touched greatness. A stylized hybrid of live action and visual effects, this short-form docuseries sheds new light on the sports legends you thought you knew. Watch here Premiered: May 13, 2022 Tehran (season 2) Glenn Close joins the cast in the second season of this action-packed Israeli spy thriller. Watch here Premiered: May 6, 2022 Shining Girls (season 1) Years after a brutal attack left her in a constantly shifting reality, Kirby Mazrachi learns that a recent murder is linked to her assault. She teams with veteran reporter Dan Velazquez to understand her ever-changing presentand confront her past. Watch here Pinecone & Pony (season 1) Kate Beatons beloved book comes to life in this animated series. As a warrior in training, Pinecone fears no challenge. Thankfully, Pony always makes sure Pinecone never gets in over her head. Together they learn life and be a fun-filled adventure. Watch here Premiered: April 8, 2022 Slow Horses (season 1) This quick-witted spy drama follows a dysfunctional team of MI5 agentsand their obnoxious boss, the notorious Jackson Lambas they navigate the espionage worlds smoke and mirrors to defend England from sinister forces. Watch here Premiered: April 1, 2022 Stillwater (season 2) Siblings Karl, Addy, and Michael have a very special next-door neighbor: a wise panda names Stillwater. His friendship and stories give them new perspectives on the world, themselves, and each other. Watch here Premiered: Season 2 premiered on March 18, 2022 The Snoopy Show (season 2) Charlie Browns famous beagle is back for more animated adventures. Watch here Premiered: Season 2 landed on March 11, 2022 The Problem with Jon Stewart (season 1) Jon Stewart is back on TV with his new one-hour show. Each episode covers a single topic, and speaks to experts and advocates about the systems that cause them and how we can affect change. Watch here Listen to the companion podcast . Premiered: September 30, 2021, came back from break with new weekly format March 3, 2022 Central Park (season 2) The animated musical comedy from the creators of Bobs Burgers continues, as the family that lives and works in the park continues their quest to stop an evil old woman from buying the whole thing and filling it with skyscrapers and stores. Watch here Premiered: June 25, 2021, continued March 4, 2022 after an extended break Dear (season 2) The second season of this documentary series inspired by the Dear Apple ad campaign. Celebrities read letters by people whose lives they have changed through their work. Watch here Premiered: March 4, 2022 Severance (season 1) Mark leads a team of office workers whose memories have been surgically divided between their work and personal lives. When a mysterious colleague appears outside of work, it begins a journey to discover the truth about their jobs. Watch here Pretzel and the Puppies (season 1) Meet Pretzel, the worlds longest dachshund and a playful, supportive dad to five frisky puppies. Together with his wife, Greta, they encourage their pups to get their paws up to solve problems and make their bark on the world. Watch here Premiered: February 11, 2022 Suspicion (season 1) Four ordinary Brits are accused of kidnapping the son of a prominent U.S. media mogul. They embark on a desperate race against time to prove their innocence, but will anyone believe themand are they telling the truth? Watch here Premiered: February 4, 2022 The Afterparty (season 1) When a high school reunions afterparty ends in a stunning death, everyone is a suspect. A detective grills the former classmates one by one, uncovering potential motives as each tells their version of the storyculminating in the shocking truth. Watch here Premiered: January 28, 2022 Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock (season 1) Jim Hensons fun-loving, musical Fraggles are back! Jon Gobo, Red, Wembley, Mokey, Boober, and new Fraggle friends on hilarious, epic adventures about the magic that happens when we celebrate and care for our interconnected world. Watch here Premiered: January 21, 2022 Servant (season 3) From M. Night Shyamalan, Servant follows a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home. Watch here Premiered: January 21, 2022 El Deafo (season 1) Going to school and making new friends can be tough. Having to do both while wearing a bulky hearing aid on your chest? That takes superpowers! With a little help from her superhero alter ego, El Deafo, Cece learns to embrace her differences. Watch here Premiered: January 7, 2022 Harriet the Spy (season 1) Outspoken and perpetually curious. Thats 11-year-old Harriet in a nutshell. But if shes going to be Harriet M. Welsch, future writer, shell need to know everything. And to know everything means shell need to spyon everyone. Watch here Premiered: November 19, 2021; additional episodes on May 20, 2022 Snoopy in Space (season 2) Black off with Snoopy as he takes on a new frontier: space! Joined by Charlie Brown, Woodstock, and the rest of the Peanuts gang, Snoopy embarks on epic adventures of interstellar exploration and discovery. Watch here Premiered: November 12, 2021 Dickinson (season 3) The third and final season of this period drama with modern sensibilities and references, a coming-of-age story about one of Americas greatest poets. Watch here Premiered: November 5, 2021 Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show (season 1) Jack is one of Clover Groves most thoughtful and caring residents, greeting everyone with kindness and humor. His ability to spread compassion, creativity, and imagination inspires everyone in town to do the same. Watch here Premiered: November 5, 2021 Swagger (season 1) From NBA star Kevin Durant, filmmaker Reggie Rock Bythewood, and the team behind Friday Night Lights. A basketball prodigy must navigate a maze of pressure if hes going to overcome the odds against him and learn what it truly means to have swagger. Watch here Premiered: October 29, 2021 Invasion (season 1) Earth is visited by an alien species that threatens humanitys existence. Events unfold in real time through the eyes of five ordinary people across the globe as they struggle to make sense of the chaos unraveling around them. Watch here Premiered: October 22, 2021 Puppy Place (season 1) Charles and Lizzie Peterson have found the perfect way to foster their love of dogsliterally. The siblings take on the tough but rewarding task of fostering puppies and finding their forever homes. WIth every new pup, a new adventure begins. Watch here Premiered: October 15, 2021. Acapulco (season 1) In 1984, Maximo Gallardos dream comes true when he gets the job of a lifetime at Acapulcos hottest resort, Las Colinas. But he soon realizes that working there will be far more complicated than he ever imagined. Watch here Premiered: October 8, 2021 Get Rolling with Otis (season 1) Welcome to Long Hill Dairy Farm, home to Otis the tractor and all his friends. Otis may be little, but he has a big heart. Whenever he sees a friend in need, he hits the brakes to see whats wrong and rolls into action to help. Watch here Premiered: October 8, 2021 The Problem with Jon Stewart (season 1) Jon Stewart is back on TV with his new one-hour show. Each episode covers a single topic, and speaks to experts and advocates about the systems that cause them and how we can affect change. Watch here Listen to the companion podcast . Premiered: September 30, 2021 Foundation (season 1) Based on the classed Isaac Asimov novels, Foundation chronicles a band of exiles on their monumental journey to save humanity and rebuild civilization amid the fall of the Galactic Empire. Watch here Premiered: September 24, 2021 Wolfboy and the Everything Factory (season 1) William Wolfe is no ordinary human boy. Down in the magical spryte realm of the Everything Factory, hes Wolfboy. And with his new spryte friends, he learns his vivid imagination and limitless creativity have the power to change the world. Watch here Premiered: September 24, 2021 The Morning Show (season 2) The second season picks up where the first left off, with The Morning Show reeling from sexual misconduct allegations and about to run right into the COVID pandemic. Watch here Premiered: September 17, 2021 Doug Unplugs (season 2) The second season of this 3D animated show for kids about a curious robot named Doug is split into two halves. Watch here Premiered: The first half of season 2 started on September 17, 2021. Episodes 8-13 landed on April 1, 2022. See (season 2) In the second season of this post-apocalyptic epic thriller, Dave Bautista joins the cast, playing the brother of Jason Momoas character Baba Voss. Watch here Premiered: August 27, 2021 Truth Be Told (season 2) Season 2 has Poppy Parnell (Octavia Spencer) investigating the murder of the husband of her childhood friend Micah Keith, a successful lifestyle guru played by Kate Hudson. Watch here Premiered: August 20, 2021 Mr. Corman With better luck, better choices, better postureJosh Corman couldve been a rock star. Now he teaches fifth grade, and though he loves his students, he still struggles to find happiness and meaning in a world that sometimes feels short on both. Watch here Premiered: August 6, 2021 Ted Lasso (season 2) Apples breakout hit continues as AFC Richmond finds itself struggling to break an unprecedented streak of tie games and earn its way back to the Premiere League. Watch here Premiered: July 23, 2021 Schmigadoon! In this parody of 1940s musicals, backpacking couple Melissa and Josh get trapped in Schmigadon, a magical town filled with singing and dancing townspeople, and learn they cant leave without finding true lovewhich they thought they already had. Watch here Premiered: July 16, 2021 Central Park (season 2) The animated musical comedy from the creators of Bobs Burgers continues, as the family that lives and works in the park continues their quest to stop an evil old woman from buying the whole thing and filling it with skyscrapers and stores. Watch here Premiered: June 25, 2021 Physical A half-hour drama/comedy seriesset in a 1980s Southern California beach community. Its about a tortured woman who finds a path to power in the world ofaerobics. Watch here Premiered: June 18, 2021 Home Before Dark (season 2) In season two, when a mysterious explosion hits a local farm, reporter Hilde Lisko begins an investigation that will lead her to fight a powerful and influential corporationwith the health of her family and Erie Harbor in the balance. Watch here Premiered: June 11, 2021 Trying (season 2) In the eight-episode second season of Trying , Nikki and Jason are continuing to navigate the adoption process. Watch here Premiered: May 21, 2021 Mythic Quest (season 2) With the quarantine finally over, the second season of Mythic Quest finds everyone back in the office, attempting to build upon the success of Ravens Banquet by launching an epic new expansion. Watch here Premiered: May 7, 2021 The Mosquito Coast (season 1) Adaptsthe bestselling novel The Mosquito Coast , to star Justin Theroux. The novel was published in 1981 by Therouxs uncle, Paul Theroux, and made into a movie five years later starring Harrison Ford. Watch here Premiered: April 30, 2021 Mythic Quest Everlight special A special bonus episode in advance of Season 2. With the COVID pandemic over, the Mythic Quest crew returns to the offices for the companys annual Everlight party. Watch here Premiered: April 16, 2021 Tiny World (Season 2) Six more episodes of this nature documentary narrated by Paul Rudd, featuring spectacular footage of some of the smallest creatures in nature. Watch here Premiered: April 16, 2021 The Earth at Night in Color (Season 2) Tom Hiddleston narrates six more episodes showcasing the nighttime activities of wild animals, shot using a new technique that enables full color in the dark. Watch here Premiered: April 16, 2021 For All Mankind (Season 2) The story continues in the 1980s, almost a decade after season 1. Tensions escalate with the Soviets, and NASA struggles to push forward into the next generation of spaceflight. Watch here Premiered: Feb. 19, 2021 The Snoopy Show (Season 1) An animated series all about Snoopy, Charlie Browns famous dog. Watch here Premiered: Feb. 5, 2021 Losing Alice (Season 1) The series follows Alice, a 48-year-old female film director, who feels irrelevant since raising her family. She becomes obsessed with 24-year-old screenwriter Sophie, and eventually surrenders her moral integrity in order to achieve power, relevance, and success. Watch here Premiered: Jan. 22, 2021 Servant (Season 2) Continuing the mystery around Jerichos disappearance. Watch here Premiered: Jan. 15, 2021 Dickinson (Season 2) The story continues as Emily struggles with her burgeoning notoriety. Watch here Premiered: Jan. 8, 2021 Stillwater (Season 1) A CG animated kids cartoon about three siblings who live next door to a wise panda named Stillwater, who teaches them new perspectives on life through Eastern philosophy. Watch here Premiered: Dec. 4, 2020 Earth at Night in Color (season 1) A six-part nature documentary series that films animals at night using new technology to capture full natural color. Narrated by Tom Hiddleston. Watch here Premiered: Dec. 4, 2020 Doug Unplugs (Season 1) A CG animated kids series that follows the robot Doug and his human friend Emma as they go on adventures and learn how the world works. Watch here Premiered: Nov. 13, 2020 Helpsters (Season 2) An educational series produced by Sesame Workshop. A group of monsters work together to help solve the problems of customers who enter their shop through teamwork and problem solving. Watch here Premiered: Oct. 20, 2020 Ghostwriter (Season 2) More mysteries for the kids in the bookstore. This season is only seven episodes. Watch here Premiered: Oct. 9, 2020 Tiny World (season 1) A six-part nature documentary about the lives of some of the smallest creatures in the wild. Narrated by Paul Rudd. Watch here Premiered: Oct. 2, 2020 Tehran (Season 1) An espionage thriller that tells the thrilling story of a Mossad agent who goes deep undercover on a dangerous mission in Tehran that places her and everyone around her in dire jeopardy. Watch here Premiered: Sept. 25, 2020 Ted Lasso (Season 1) Jason Sudeikis plays American college football coach takes over as head coach of U.K. Premiere League soccer team AFC Richmond. Watch here Premiered: Aug. 14, 2020 The Oprah Conversation (Season 1) Oprah leads intimate discussions with todays foremost newsmakers, thought leaders, and masters of their craft. Watch here Premiered: July 30, 2020 Little Voice (Season 1) A romantic comedy-drama about a singer-songwriter who struggles to be heard and find herself. Watch here Premiered: July 10, 2020 Greatness Code (season 1) Seven famous athletes discuss their moments of greatness. Presented in a hybrid of live action and special effects. Watch here Premiered: July 10, 2020 Dear (season 1) A documentary series inspired by the Dear Apple ad campaign. Celebrities read letters by people whose lives they have changed through their work. Watch here Premiered: June 5, 2020 Central Park (Season 1) A musical comedy animated series from the creators of Bobs Burgers, about the family of the Central Park groundskeeper and their attempts to foil the wealthy old woman who wants to buy and destroy the park. Watch here Premiered: May 29, 2020 Fraggle Rock (Seasons 1-4) Apple will reboot the classic Jim Henson show from the 1980s, but in the meantime, it has all four original seasons. This is a rare case where Apple TV+ has a library of old content. Watch here Premiered: May 27, 2020 Mythic Quest (Quarantine Special) A special filmed remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, detailing how the Mythic Quest staff is dealing with remote work. Watch here Premiered: May 22, 2020 Trying (Season 1) A British comedy series that follows a couple who want to become parents but are struggling to conceive. Watch here Premiered: May 1, 2020 Home A documentary series that examines the inspiration behind some very creative living spaces. Watch here Premiered: April 17, 2020 Home Before Dark (Season 1) Based on the life of young Hilde Lysiak, a girl moves from New York to the small lakeside town her father is from, and investigates the towns old mystery. Watch here Premiered: April 3, 2020 Amazing Stories (Season 1) An anthology of fantastical tales, reviving the acclaimed 1985 TV series. Executive produced by Steven Spielberg, among others. Watch here Premiered: March 6, 2020 Mythic Quest (Season 1) A comedy that follows the video game studio that produces the popular fictional online RPG Mythic Quest . Watch here Premiered: Feb. 7, 2020 Little America (Season 1) An anthology series based on the true stories of immigrants in America. Watch here Premiered: Jan. 17, 2020 Truth Be Told (Season 1) A true crime podcaster investigates the case of a convicted killer she previously painted as the murderer, who now claims he was framed. Watch here Premiered: Dec. 6, 2019 Servant (Season 1) A psychological horror series executive produced by M. Night Shyamalan. Watch here Premiered: Nov. 28, 2019 Helpsters (Season 1) An educational series produced by Sesame Workshop. A group of monsters work together to help solve the problems of customers who enter their shop through teamwork and problem solving. Watch here Premiered: Nov. 1, 2019 Oprahs Book Club (Season 1) A stand-alone version of the popular Oprahs Book Club segment on her talk show. Watch here Premiered: Nov. 1, 2019 Ghostwriter (Season 1) A revival of the 1992 TV series, where four kids help a ghost in a bookstore solve mysteries that bring to life characters from the books. Watch here Premiered: Nov. 1, 2019 Dickinson (Season 1) A half-hour comedy-drama about the life of Emily Dickinson that blends period-era trappings with modern sensibilities, music, and dialogue. Watch here Premiered: Nov. 1, 2019 See (Season 1) Hundreds of years after a plague kills most of humanity and robs the rest of their sight, a pair of twins are born who can see. Jason Momoa plays their adoptive father. Watch here Premiered: Nov. 1, 2019 The Morning Show (Season 1) A drama about the production of a fictional morning news show amidst a sexual misconduct scandal. Features big-name stars like Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell, and Billy Crudup. Watch here Premiered: Nov. 1, 2019 For All Mankind (Season 1) How would history play out differently if the Soviet Union landed on the Moon before the United States? Watch here . Premiered: Nov. 1, 2019 Limited series These limited series are comprised of multiple episodes, but are not expected to have multiple seasons or continue in an ongoing basis. Apple Super League: The War for Football The past, present, and future of European football collide when plans for a breakaway league emerge, leaving the games most powerful leaders to defendor upendthe traditions of the sport. Watch here Premiered: January 13, 2023 Shantarm Escaped convict Lin Ford flees to the teeming streets of 1980s Bombay, looking to disappear. Working as a medic for the citys poor and neglected, Lin finds unexpected love, connection, and courage on the long road to redemption. Watch here Premiered: October 14, 2022 Gutsy Take an unforgettable journey with Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton as they go on adventures with some of the worlds boldest and bravest womenfrom household names to unsung heroeswho make us laugh and inspire us to be more gutsy. Watch here Premiered: September 9, 2022 Five Days at Memorial Based on actual events from Hurricane Katrina. When the floodwaters rose, power failed, and heat soared, exhausted caregivers at a New Orleans hospital were forced to make profound, heart-wrenching decisions. Watch here Premiered: August 12, 2022 Surface A traumatic head injury leaves Sophie with extreme memory loss. In her quest to put the pieces of her life back togetherwith help from her husband and friendsSophie begins to question the truth behind her picture-perfect life. Watch here Premiered: July 29, 2022 Black Bird Inspired by actual events. As Jimmy Keene begins a 10-year prison sentence, he gets an incredible offer: If he can elicit a confession from suspected killer Larry Hall, Jimmy will be freed. Completing this mission becomes the challenge of a lifetime. Watch here Premiered: July 8, 2022 Prehistoric Planet Experience the wonders of our world like never before in this epic series from Jon Favreau and the producers of Planet Earth. Travel back 66 million years to when majestic dinosaurs and extraordinary creatures roamed the lands, seas, and skies. Watch here Premiered: May 23, 2022 The Essex Serpent London widow Cora Seaborne moves to Essex to investigate reports of a mythical serpent. She forms a surprising bond of science and skepticism with the local vicarbut when tragedy strikes, locals accuse her of attracting the creature. Watch here Premiered: May 13, 2022 The Big Conn Eric C. Conn was a lawyer living a little too large in eastern Kentuckyuntil two whistleblowers realized he was at the center of government fraud worth over half a billion dollars, one of the largest in U.S. history. And that was just the beginning. Watch here Premiered: May 6, 2022 Make or Break Dive into the world of pro surfing as the best in the sport travel the globe to compete for the World Championship title. With unprecedented access, this docuseries captures the athletes lives on tour and the sacrifices they make to get to the top. Watch here The Long Game: Bigger Than Basketball Makur Maker was a five-star NBA prospect heading to the Draftuntil an unexpected detour led him to Howard University. This inspiring docuseries follows Makurs journey and his determination to rewrite his story with the help of his family. Watch here Premiered: April 22, 2022 They Call Me Magic Earvin Magic Johnson is an icon for the agesfrom humble beginnings to the Dream Team to business titan. Featuring interviews with President Obama, Larry Bird, Pat Riley, and more, this docuseries charts the life and career of a legend. Watch here Premiered: April 22, 2022 Roar Featuring an all-star cast, this genre-bending anthology series waves together eight darkly comedic feminist fables that take unexpected approaches to subjects like gender roles, autonomy, and identity. Watch here Premiered: April 15, 2022 Pachinko Based on the New York Times bestseller, this sweeping saga chronicles the hopes and dreams of a Korean immigrant family across four generations as they leave their homeland in an indomitable quest to survive and thrive. Watch here Premiered: March 25, 2022 WeCrashed Inspired by actual eventsand the love story at the center of it all. WeWork grew from a single coworking space into a global brand worth $47 billion in under a decade. Then, in less than a year, its valuation dropped $40 billion. What happened? Watch here Premiered: March 18, 2022 The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey Suddenly left without his trusted caretaker, Ptolemy Grey is assigned to the care of orphaned teenager Robyn. When they learn about a treatment that will restore Ptolemys dementia-addled memories, it beings a journey toward shocking truths. Watch here Premiered: March 11, 2022 Lincolns Dilemma Discover a side of Abraham Lincoln youve never seen before. In this four-part docuseries, a diverse panel of historians and rare archival materials offer a more nuanced look into the man dubbed the Great Emancipator. Watch here Premiered: February 18, 2022 The Line In covert modern warfare, the line between right and wrong has blurred. This docuseries examines the moral ambiguities of war as embodied by the 2018 case in which a U.S. Navy SEAL platoon accused its chief, Eddie Gallagher, of war crimes. Watch here The Shrink Next Door Inspired by the true story of Marty and the therapist who turned his life aroundthen took it over. When he first meets Dr. Ike, Marty just wants to get better at boundaries. Over 30 years, hell learn all about themand what happens when they get crossed. Watch here Dr. Brain From visionary filmmaker Kim Jee-Woon. Brilliant brain scientist Sewon (Lee Sun-kyun) suffers a horrific personal tragedy. Desperate to uncover what happened to his family, he conducts brain syncs with the dead to access their memories for clues. Watch here Blush When a horticulturalist-astronaut crashes onto a desolate planet, he encounters an ethereal visitor and discovers the joy of building a new liferealizing the universe has delivered something astonishing. Watch here Premiered: October 1, 2021 Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson Oscar and Grammy award-winning producer Mark Ronson explores the intersection of technology and musical innovation with his heroes and fellow hitmakersincluding Paul McCartney, DJ Premier, Charli XCX, Dave Grohl, and Questlove. Watch here Premiered: July 30, 2021 Liseys story Based on the Stephen King novel and adapted by King himself. A series of unsettling events causes Lisey (Juliette Moore) to face memories of her marriage to novelist Scott Landon (Clive Owen) that she has deliberately blocked out of her mind. Watch here Premiered: June 4, 2021 The Me You Cant See A collaboration between Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry, this five-party documentary series explores mental health in our modern world. It talks to experts, celebrities, and everyday people about the challenges of mental health across the world. Watch here Premiered: May 21, 2021 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything In a tumultuous era, 1971 was a year of musical innovation and rebirth fueled by the political and cultural upheaval of the time. Stars reached new heights, fresh talent exploded on the scene, and boundaries expanded like never before. Watch here Premiered: May 21, 2021 Calls Based on the French series of the same name, using audio and minimal abstract visuals to tell nine short-form stories. Each episode follows a mystery that unfolds through a series of seemingly average, unconnected phone conversations that quickly become surreal. Watch here Premiered: March 19, 2021 Becoming You Told through the eyes of hundreds of kids around the globe, this six-part documentary series shows how kids grow up from birth to age five. Watch here Premiered: Nov. 13, 2020 Long Way Up Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman ride Harley-Davidson electric motorcycles up from Argentina to Los Angeles. It is similar in style and scope to their previous outings in Long Way Round and Long Way Down . Watch here Premiered: Sept. 18, 2020 Helpsters Help You A remote-produced version of Helpsters made during the COVID-19 pandemic, staring the helpful monster Cody as she helps kids deal with what to do when life doesnt go as expected. Watch here Premiered: April 24, 2020 Defending Jacob Based on the novel of the same name, parents deal with the accusation that their 14-year-old boy may have committed murder. Stars Chris Evans and Michelle Dockery. Watch here Premiered: April 24, 2020 Fraggle Rock: Rock On! A series of six shorts filmed remote during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Fraggles talking to each other in remote caves. Watch here Premiered: April 21, 2020 Oprah Talks COVID-19 Oprah has remote conversations with experts and people facing challenges to provide insight, meaning, and tangible advice for the human spirit. Watch here Premiered: March 21, 2020 Visible: Out on Television A five-episode documentary series about the representation of LGBTQ+ people in television, on-screen and off. Watch here Premiered: Feb. 14, 2020 Snoopy in Space A dozen animated shorts in which Snoopy becomes a NASA astronaut and goes into space. Watch here Premiered: Nov. 1, 2019 Movies, short films, and specials Apple TV+ is home to a fair number of original movies, too. Some of the movies saw a limited theatrical release, but are listed here by the date they were made available on Apple TV+. Apple The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse Charlie Mackesys best-selling book comes to life in this beautifully animated film from NoneMore and Bad Robot Productions. Follow the unlikely bond between four friends as they explore the meaning of kindness, courage, and hope. Watch here Premiered: December 25, 2022 Emancipation Inspired by the gripping true story of a man who would do anything for his familyand for freedom. When Peter, an enslaved man, risks his life to escape and return to his family, he embarks on a perilous journey of love and endurance. Watch here Premiered: December 9, 2022 Spirited Imagine Charles Dickens heartwarming tale of a scrooge visited by four ghosts on Christmas Evebut funnier. And with Will Farell, Ryan Reynolds, and Octavia Spender. Also, huge musical numbers. Okay, were asking a lot. Maybe just watch the trailer? Watch here Premiered: November 18, 2022 Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me After years in the limelight, Selena Gomez achieves unimaginable stardom. But just as she reaches a new peak, an unexpected turn pulls her into darkness. This uniquely raw and intimate documentary spans her six-year journey to a new light. Watch here Premiered: November 4, 2022 Causeway Jennifer Lawrence stars as Lynsey, a soldier struggling to adjust back home in New Orleans following a traumatic injury. When she meets local mechanic James (Brian Tyree Henry), the pair begin to forge an unexpected bond. Watch here Premiered: November 4, 2022 Raymond & Ray Half brothers Raymond and Ray reunite when their estranged father diesand discover that his final wish was for them to dig his grave. Together, they process who theyve become as men, both because of their father and in spite of him. Watch here Premiered: October 21, 2022 The Greatest Beer Run Ever Chickie (Zac Efron) wants to support his friends fighting in Vietnam by doing something wildpersonally bringing them American beer. What starts as a well-meaning journey quickly changes Chickies life and perspective. Based on a true story. Watch here Premiered: September 30, 2022 Sidney From producer Oprah Winfrey, this revealing documentary honors the legendary Sidney Poitiericonic actor, filmmaker, and civil rights activist. Featuring interviews with Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Barbara Streisand, and more. Watch here Premiered: September 23, 2022 Lucys School The Peanuts gang is nervous about going to a new school, so Lucy starts her own. She soon learns that teaching is tougher than she thoughtand that change can be a good thing. Watch here Premiered: August 12, 2022 Luck From Skydance Animation and the creative visionary behind Toy Story and Cars comes the tale of Sam Greenfield, the unluckiest person in the world! Sams quest to turn her luck around leads to a magical adventure in the never-before-seen Land of Luck. Watch here Premiered: August 5, 2022 Cha Cha Real Smooth Fresh out of college and stuck at his New Jersey home without a clear path forward, 22-year-old Andrew begins working as a party starter for bar/bat mitzvahs-where he strikes up a unique friendship with a young mom and her teenage daughter. Watch here Premiered: June 17, 2022 To Mom (and Dad), With Love Mothers Day is almost here, and the gang is excitedexcept Peppermint Patty. For her, its a reminder that she didnt grow up with a mom. But good pal Marcie helps Peppermint Patty see that families come in all shapes and sizes. Watch here Premiered: May 6, 2022 Its the Small Things, Charlie Brown Charlie Brown is determined to win the big baseball game. But things turn into a fiasco right before the matchup, when Sally bonds with a little flower on the pitchers mound and vows to protect it at all costs. Watch here Premiered: April 15, 2022 The Sky is Everywhere Lennie is a teen musical prodigy grieving the death of her sister when she finds herself caught between a new guy at school and her sisters devastated boyfriend. Through her vivid imagination and conflicted heart, Lennie navigates first love and first loss. Watch here Premiered: February 11, 2022 The Tragedy of Macbeth Denzel Washington and Farnces McDormand star in Joel Coens bold and fierce adaptationa tale of murder, madness, ambition, and wrathful cunning. Watch here Premiered: January 14, 2022 Swan Song In the near future, Cameron Turner is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Presented with an experimental solution to shield his wife and son from grief, he grapples with altering their fate in this thought-provoking exploration of love, loss, and sacrifice. Watch here Premiered: December 17, 2021 Snoopy Presents: For Auld Lang Syne After finding out her grandmother wont be visiting for Christmas, Lucy decides to cheer herself up by throwing the ultimate New Years Eve party. Meanwhile, Charlie Brown tries to fulfill one of his resolutions before the clock strikes midnight. Watch here Premiered: December 10, 2021 Mariahs Christmas: The Magic Continues The Queen of Christmas returns with a blast of holiday cheer in this special. Mariah performs her enchanting original song Fall in Love at Christmas with Khalid and Kirk Franklin, chats with Apple Musics Zane Lowe, and signs off with a festive classic. Watch here Premiered: December 3, 2021 Twas the Fight Before Christmas In this true-life twist on a holiday fable, Jeremy Morris brings a whole new meaning to Christmas spirit when his extravagant seasonal display sparks a dispute with his neighbors that lands them all in court. Watch here Premiered: November 26, 2021 Finch Tom Hanks if Finch, a man who embarks on a moving and powerful journey to find a new home for his unlikely familyhis beloved dog and a newly created robotin a dangerous and ravaged world. Watch here Premiered: November 5, 2021 The Velvet Underground Experience the iconic rock bands legacy in the first major documentary to tell their story. Directed with the eras avant-garde spirit by Todd Haynes, this kaleidoscopic oral history combines exclusive interviews with dazzling archival footage. Watch here Premiered: October 15, 2021 Come From Away Filmed live on Broadway, the Tony Award-winning musical tells the remarkable true story of 38 flights grounded in a small Canadian town on September 11, 2001. As the locals host these come from aways, they come together and find hope. Watch here Premiered: September 10, 2021 9/11: Inside the Presidents War Room Experience the events of September 11, 2001 through the eyes of President Bush and his closest advisors as they personally detail the crucial hours and key decisions from that historic day. Watch here Premiered: September 1, 2021 CODA As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults), Ruby is the only hearing person in her home. When she discovers a passion for singing, Ruby must choose between family obligations and her dreams. Watch here Premiered: August 13, 2021 Who Are You, Charlie Brown? Lupita Nyongo narrates a documentary about Peanuts and its creator, Charles M. Schulz. Famous fansincluding Drew Barrymore, Kevin Smith, and Al Rokershare its influence on them, and a new animated story finds Charlie Brown on a quest. Watch here Premiered: June 25, 2021 Fathom Two biologists set out on an undertaking as colossal as their subjectsdeciphering the complex communication of whales. Dr. Michelle Fournet and Dr. Ellen Garland journey to opposite hemispheres to uncover a culture eons older than our own. Watch here Premiered: June 25, 2021 The Year the Earth Changed Narrated by David Attenborough, this documentary special highlights the way nature has started to recover during the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch here Premiered: April 16, 2021 Cherry A young Ohio man takes a wild journey through love, military service, PTSD, drug addiction, and crime. Watch here Premiered: March 12, 2021 Billie Eilish: The Worlds a Little Blurry A documentary that tells of the meteoric rise of singer-songwriter Billie Eilish. Watch here Premiered: Feb. 26, 2021 Palmer Former high-school football star Eddie Palmer gets out of jail and tries to put his life together, and finds himself taking care of a unique young 7-year old kid. Watch here Premiered: Jan. 29, 2021 Wolfwalkers An animated film in which a young apprentice hunter journeys to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last wolf pack. While exploring the forbidden lands outside the city walls, she befriends a member of a mysterious tribe rumored to have the ability to transform into wolves by night. Watch here Premiered: Dec. 11, 2020 Mariah Careys Magical Christmas Special Mariah Carey talks to a big list of celebs as she moves from one musical number to the next. Watch here Premiered: Dec. 4, 2020 Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds A documentary about the study and cultural impact of meteorites and deep impacts sites. Watch here Premiered: Nov. 13, 2020 On the Rocks Laura thinks shes happily married, but when her husband starts logging late hours at the office with a new co-worker, Laura begins to fear the worst. She turns to her father Felix, who insists they investigate the situation. Watch here Premiered: Oct. 23, 2020 Bruce Springsteens Letter to You Behind the scenes of the recording of Springsteens latest album Letter To You. Watch here Premiered: Oct. 23, 2020 Boys State A documentary film that dives into a week-long annual program in which a thousand Texas high school seniors gather for an elaborate mock exercise: building their own state government. Watch here Premiered: Aug. 14, 2020 Greyhound Tom Hanks stars as a longtime Navy veteran who is tasked with protecting a convoy of ships across the treacherous waters of the Atlantic during World War II. Watch here Premiered: July 10, 2020 Dads A documentary film celebrating fatherhood featuring testimonials of Judd Apatow, Jimmy Fallon, Neil Patrick Harris, Ron Howard, Ken Jeong, Jimmy Kimmel, Hasan Minhaj, Conan OBrien, Patton Oswalt, Will Smith and more. Watch here Premiered: June 19, 2020 Beastie Boys Story A live documentary retrospective of the Beastie Boys, as told by Michael Diamond (Mike D) and Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock). Watch here Premiered: April 24, 2020 Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth An animated short family film where a seven-year-old learns about the wonders of the world from his parents and the Museum of Everything. Watch here Premiered: April 17, 2020 The Banker Businessmen Bernard Garrett and Joe Morris devise a plan to take on the racist establishment of the 1960s by helping other African Americans buy homes. They train a working-class white man to pose as the face of their real estate and banking empire. Watch here Premiered: March 20, 2020 Hala Hala Masood is a seventeen year old Pakistani American Muslim girl struggling with the clash of her familys values versus her desires. Watch here Premiered: Dec. 6, 2019 The Elephant Queen Follow elephant matriarch Athena as she leads her family across the African landscape in search of water during a drought. Watch here Premiered: Nov. 1, 2019 Apple TV

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Valentines Day gifts that keep on giving: Live succulents, cacti, bamboo, more from $16

Amazon has now kicked off its annual Costa Farms Valentines Day sale. Starting from just under $16 , everything ships free for Prime members or in orders over $25. Youre looking at up to 39% in savings on a range of live plants, all rooted in soil and complete with decorative pots. After way to many years of spending way too much money on exorbitantly over-priced roses for delivery, Im starting to favor these live plants for Valentines Day myself. A gift that can truly keep on giving for years to come in some cases, you will find all of our top picks from the Amazon Costa Farms Valentines Day sale below. more The post Valentines Day gifts that keep on giving: Live succulents, cacti, bamboo, more from $16 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

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Bose offers up to 50% off for Valentines Day: Speakers, headphones, buds, more from $114

Bose has now launched its annual Valentines Day sale featuring price drops on Bluetooth speakers, headphones, earbuds, and more at up to 50% off . One standout is the Bose SoundLink Flex Bluetooth Portable Speaker at $129 shipped on Amazon and directly from Bose . Regularly $149, this is a solid $20 price drop, a match for the Amazon low, and the best we can find for a new unit. You will also find this model for $114 via the world-class Bose refurbishment program (same warranty as a new unit, more details below), which is matching our previous mention. This indoor/outdoor speaker delivers a custom-engineered transducer for deep, clear, and immersive audio alongside a waterproof and floating design, 12 hours of battery life, and USB-C charging. Head below for more Bose Valentines Day deals. more The post Bose offers up to 50% off for Valentines Day: Speakers, headphones, buds, more from $114 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 3 Feb 2023 9:39 pm

BBC's PM Modi Series In Supreme Court: Why Use 'Emergency Powers' To Block?

The row over the blocking of the BBC docuseries on PM Modi has reached the Supreme Court. The Centre has now been asked to explain the move to block 'India: The Modi Question'. The court has issued a notice to the government to which it has to reply within three weeks. The petitioners have challenged the use of emergency powers to block the documentary and remove links from social media. The court acted on a petition by veteran journalist N Ram, activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan, and Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra, asking that the Centre be stopped from censoring the documentary. A separate petition by lawyer ML Sharma calling the ban on the two-part documentary malafide, arbitrary, and unconstitutional and said the Centre never formally publicised the blocking order. So what are these provisions being used to block the docuseries and what's the justification for it.

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Bank of Baroda Q3 net up 75%; exposure to Adani Group well below RBI cap

Bank management says, exposure to Adani Group well below the ceiling prescribed by RBI under large exposure framework

Business Standard 3 Feb 2023 8:30 pm

RBI okays appointment of sitting YES Bank exec Rajan Pental as ED

Pental, who has been with YES Bank since November 2015, will continue to head retail banking; he is also non-executive director at YES Securities

Business Standard 3 Feb 2023 6:58 pm

Banking sector stable, says RBI on banks' exposure to Adani Group

Amid a slide in shares of the Adani Group, the Reserve Bank of India said it keeps a constant vigil on the banking sector and on individual banks to maintain financial stability.

India Today 3 Feb 2023 6:46 pm

iPhone 13 hits $560 in Woots latest refurb Apple sale (Orig. $799), iPhone 12 series from $330

Through the end of today, Woot has launched its latest collection of certified refurbished Apple gear discounts that put the last two generations of iPhone models in the spotlight. Across the board, shipping is free as always for Prime members, with a $6 delivery fee applying otherwise.Headlining the sale, the unlocked iPhone 13 128GB in one of four colors is now marked down to $559.99 . Down from its usual $799 going rate, youre looking at a new all-time low at $229 off. This is an extra $20 below our previous mention from over Black Friday, too. The now previous-generation iPhone 13 arrives as an even better value thanks to the discount today, and comes powered by the A15 Bionic chip. Alongside notably improved battery life compared to predecessors, theres also that same squared-off design as last time around to pair with the Super Retina XDR display with a smaller notch. Theres also an upgraded camera experience with its more recent Cinematic mode and improved sensors, too. Includes a 90-day warranty. Dive into our coverage over at 9to5Mac for a closer look and then head below for more. more The post iPhone 13 hits $560 in Woots latest refurb Apple sale (Orig. $799), iPhone 12 series from $330 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 3 Feb 2023 6:18 pm

ONDC has the potential to fuel Indias retail revolution

Open Network Digital Commerce, commonly called ONDCcan be a harbinger of a retail revolution in India which is currently valued at around $1 trillion. The main purpose of ONDC is to create a level playing...

The Times of India 3 Feb 2023 5:45 pm

India Cements to embark on refurbishment of old cement plants costing Rs 1,600 crore: MD

The 'refurbishment programme' is estimated to cost Rs 1,500 crore to Rs 1,600 crore and will take about 15-18 months for completion, he said. The city-based company has a vast land of 26,000 acres and the funds would be raised by monetising the land bank, he further said. According to company officials, the refurbishment programme would start with Malkapur and Vishnupuram plants in Telangana and would not cover the modern plants like Sankari in Tamil Nadu nor the Banswara plant in Rajasthan.

The Economic Times 3 Feb 2023 5:43 pm

FOREX reserves rise for 3rd consecutive week, hits 6-month high

India's foreign exchange (FOREX) reserves scaled up above a 6-month high of USD 576.76 billion in the week through January 27, the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) statistical supplement indicated on Friday, February 3. This is the third straight week that India's Forex reserves have risen. In the week to January 20, the Forex reserves stood at USD 573.73 billion. The Reserve Bank of India has intervened to buy dollars as the rupee stabilised, said forex market participants. This, coupled with valuation changes, adds to the central RBI's forex reserves. The Indian rupee declined 0.5 percent against the US dollar in the week to January 27 on suspected central bank's intervention and importer hedging, having traded in a range of 80.88-81.7650. For the current week ending Februay 3, the Indian rupee fell again on equity outflow jitters. Earlier in Nanuary, the RBI's forward dollar holdings jumped in November, according to data released, when the RBI's net forward dollar holdings stood at USD 8.49 billion as of end-November, compared with USD 241 million as of end-October. Market Closing: See Rupee Vs US Dollar, Crude oil, stocks and more S&P Dow Jones claims 'Will Drop Adani Ent. from Sustainability Indices' Adani stocks' market valuation continue to fall below Rs10-La-Cr, Here is why

News Track 3 Feb 2023 5:36 pm

Forget a new HomePod, Apple needs an assistant thats actually smart

Voice assistants arent perfect, and it would be unreasonable to expect them to be. The technology to recognize words themselves in a huge range of accents and tones is incredible, and further deciphering the jumbled cadences and vocabulary of natural speech takes the challenge to the next level. Its not surprising that our devices sometimes cant understand what were saying. But the problem with Siri, beyond all other voice assistants Ive tried, isnt merely failure. Its misplaced self-confidence. Its the Dunning-Kruger effect . Its the ConfidentlyIncorrect subreddit . Its the trivia night teammate who insists you go with his wrong answer. When I ask my HomePod to play a song and use slightly the wrong intonation, or someone else is speaking at the same time, it struggles. Siri, in my experience, isnt the acutest of listeners and often misses what Im trying to say. That much alone would be frustrating, if understandable. But Siri compounds the problem by guessing . Hey, Siri, I might optimistically say, play Roadgame by Kavinsky. Okay, comes the reply. Now playing [ominous pause] Ocean Drive by the Lighthouse Family. (I should note, for full disclosure, that this is merely a re-creation of events and the actual song/playlist/radio station varies from day to day. Presumably, there is a word or phrase which triggers the confusion, but I have never yet been able to work out Siris reasoning. So I chose a song, as Siri appears to do, entirely at random.) This is then followed by frantic requests to Stop Playing , whereupon Siri claims to be On It , before finally throwing up its hands and plowing ahead with the wrong music. Adding insult to sonic injury, Siris admissions of failure tend to be accompanied by a tedious boilerplate error message that I can now recite from memory, having heard it approximately ten billion times; I am often driven to say Hey Siri, stop just to end the punishment, which then triggers another error message (Hi David, there is no music to stop playing. For more information) and an eruption of blue language from the HomePods aggrieved owner. Foundry It seems obvious to me that playing the wrong song is worse than not playing anything, particularly if for some reason you need to access a flawless internet signal to process the command Stop Playing . I would far prefer Siri, when unable to understand what Im saying, to play nothing. But it insists on taking a punt and getting it epically wrong. And these errors seem (in my anecdotal experience, and that of many of my friends) to be getting more frequent, not less. Amazons Alexa, which I use fairly often in friends houses, isnt perfect either, but seems to have a far higher success rate at understanding commandsand, crucially, far less of an instinct to guess. When its not guessing which song I want to hear, Siri loves to push in where its not wanted. If I say Hey, sorry! after spilling gravy on my mothers shoes, the HomePod will say Come again? or Huh? in its pompous little voice. And again, thats an imaginary scenario that I found amusing and makes a sort of sense; in reality, these interjections have always been as mysterious as they are unwanted. If theres a phrase I need to avoid in my life in order to keep Siri off my back well, first off thats deeply annoying, but second, I still dont know what it is. (Hilariously, Apple has reportedly considered making Siris trigger phrase shorter , as if the voice assistants biggest problem is that users are wasting valuable time saying three syllables to summon it. In the name of all that is holy, Apple, please dont do it. I might very well go mad.) Siris bumptious overconfidence is the worst of its problems, but there are others. I was excited, for example, when AirPlay 2 brought the prospect of multi-room audio, and currently have HomePods set up in four rooms in my house. But this creates further problems when I ask Siri to play this in the living room (wildly misunderstood more often than not) or when it arbitrarily decides to play a requested song in a room Im not currently in. Siri also tends to lag behind rival voice assistants on smart features more generally: Alexa, unsurprisingly, is far better set up for shopping, while Google Assistant can make and answer phone calls for you . Apple has been working diligently to improve in this department, but the others always seem to remain one step ahead. Its generally wiser to play music on your HomePod using your iPhone rather than relying on Siris accuracy. Foundry In short, Siri is a bad voice assistant. And this is all the more tragic because other than Siri the HomePod is great . Its exactly the sort of product to suit me, with excellent audio quality and a smart, compact look. With a family subscription to Apple Music (a service with which I am extremely happy) and HomePods in every room, I should be living my best life. But Siriarrogant, pushy, frequently wrong Siriruins it all. Which is why I found the HomePod relaunch so baffling. Im currently reviewing the new model and expect it to be just as excellent as the first one. HomePods biggest problem isnt the hardware, its the snooty little voice assistant. A colleague from a more Apple-skeptical website told me hed love to buy a HomePod if it allowed him to use Alexa. And he probably isnt alone. That might be a concession too far even for 2023s less dictatorial Apple, but the company would sell a lot more HomePods if it fixed Siri. This might be hurtful for those who work on the Siri team. But then again, I doubt theyve understood a word Ive said. Different Think is a regular column in which Macworld writers expose their less mainstream opinions to public scrutiny. Home Audio

Macworld 3 Feb 2023 5:00 pm

Sensex rises for 5th straight day, See Top stocks today

Indian shares opened higher on Friday, helped by a rise in financials and optimism that the rate hike cycle may be near its end after global central banks hinted at inflation easing, while the ongoing rout in Adani group stock capped gains. The Nifty settled above the 17,850 mark after hitting day's low of 17,584.20 in mid-morning trade. Banks, financial services and consumer durables scrips were in demand.On the other hand, healthcare, pharma and oil & gas stocks declined. The BSE Sensex jumped 909.64 points or 1.52% to 60,841.88. The Nifty 50 index gained 243.65 points or 1.38% to 17,854.05 High weightage financials rose over 1% ahead of earnings of the country's largest lender State Bank of India and after clarification from life insurers SBI Life and HDFC Life, addressing investor concerns regarding the latest budget proposals. Adani stocks slipped, extending the ongoing selloff in the conglomerate's stocks which has caused a rout of over USD 100 billion in market valuation after the Hindenburg report on Jan. 24, keeping a check on the upbeat mood. 31 of the Nifty 50 stocks rose with Titan , IndusInd Bank, Bajaj Finance, SBI Life and SBI among the top gainers. The NSE has put Adani Enterprises, Adani Ports and Ambuja Cements under an additional surveillance measure (ASM) framework after the recent selloff. The federal reserrve hiked the key interest rate by 25 basis points, while the ECB and BoE raised it by 50 bps each and signalled that the tide was turning against inflation. The RBI is expected to raise the key policy repo rate by 25 bps at its policy meeting on Feb. 8, beginning the end of almost a year-long tightening cycle. S&P Dow Jones claims 'Will Drop Adani Ent. from Sustainability Indices' Adani stocks' market valuation continue to fall below Rs10-La-Cr, Here is why NSE puts 3 Adani stocks under ASM to curb short selling

News Track 3 Feb 2023 4:18 pm

FC Bayerns Georgia Stanway To Face Former England Team-Mate In Bundesliga

On Sunday, England's Georgia Stanway will recommence her first season playing in Germany's Frauen Bundesliga for FC Bayern Munich with a match away to former European Champions, Turbine Potsdam where she could go head-to-head with her former u20 World Cup team-mate Mollie Rouse.

Forbes 3 Feb 2023 12:30 pm

Tata Sons exploring ways to get out of upper layer NBFC list: Report

Since the collapse of IL&FS in 2018, the RBI has been gradually tightening the regulatory framework for NBFCs

Business Standard 3 Feb 2023 10:23 am

RBI asks banks for details of Adani Group exposure

Adani Groups market losses swells to more than $100 billion, a day after its flagship company abandoned a $2.5-billion stock offering

Mid Day 3 Feb 2023 9:43 am

Disadvantages of Coconut Water: Do you also drink coconut water daily? You can be a victim of these 4 major diseases

Drinking coconut water is considered good for health. Many such vitamins are found in it, due to which the amount of electrolytes in the body increases. Due to its consumption, toxins are removed from the body, due to which the skin of the body looks glowing. But do you know that drinking coconut water excessively can also cause harm to the body? It contains potassium, which can become the reason for the development of many diseases if consumed in excess. Coconut Water Side Effects Coconut Water for Electrolyte Imbalance Coconut water contains electrolytes like sodium, potassium, and manganese. Its limited amount is good for the nutrition of the body, but drinking coconut water in excess can increase the amount of potassium in the body, due to which the body can become a victim of paralysis. There may be diarrhea (Coconut water Cause Loose Motion) Coconut water contains monosaccharides, fermentable oligosaccharides, and polyols. These are short-chain carbohydrates. If the quantity of these elements increases in the body, then they start absorbing water from the body, due to which problems like diarrhea, vomiting-diarrhea, and gas-acidity can arise. So avoid drinking coconut every day and drink it only occasionally. Sugar level increases (Side Effects of Coconut Water for Diabetes) People who have high blood sugar i.e. diabetes, should not drink much coconut water. It contains sugar and high calories, due to which the amount of sugar in the body starts increasing rapidly. If you also want to drink coconut water, do not forget to consult your doctor first. Consume it only after that. Coconut Water Cause Low Blood Pressure Due to the high amount of potassium in coconut water, drinking it excessively harms health. Due to this, the blood pressure level of the body can suddenly decrease and dizziness can start. Due to this, the life of the victim can also be in danger.

Kalam Times 3 Feb 2023 9:10 am

Telangana HC adjourns petitions on amendment to MV Act

Petitioners contended that the amendment to the MV Act was arbitrary, illegal, unconstitutional, and biased, and is against public policy and victims rights

The New Indian Express 3 Feb 2023 9:10 am

Azad Engg to supply nuke turbine parts to GE Steam

At present, nuclear power is the one of the most cost-effective, clean zero-carbonised electricity sources and is one of the best alternatives available to coal-based power, the release said.

The New Indian Express 3 Feb 2023 8:50 am

Another biker falls off Fatehgunj flyover in Vadodara, killed

A 35-year-old man died after falling off Fatehgunj flyover in the city while riding his motorbike on Wednesday night. Harsh Limbachiya died during treatment while Deval Solanki, 19, who was riding pillion, is in a serious condition.

The Times of India 3 Feb 2023 8:47 am

Students plan to protect Surajpur wetland, one tree at a time

The marshy precincts of Surajpur came to life on the hazy winter morning as a group of forest department officials, green enthusiasts, students and birders gathered to observe World Wetlands Day on Thursday. Located about 14.4 kilometres from Noida, the wetland is home to 3,137 waterbirds of 37 species, as per the Asian Waterbird Census, 2023.

The Times of India 3 Feb 2023 8:10 am

Pick up a refurb Roku Streambar for your entertainment center down at $75 (Orig. $130)

For a limited time, Woot is offering the refurbished Roku Streambar with Voice Remote for $74.99 Prime shipped with non-Prime members being charged a $6 delivery fee. With a new condition streambar going for $130, this limited deal marks the lowest price weve tracked for one of these streaming solutions, new or refurbished. You will receive a 90-day limited Woot warranty with this refurbished soundbar. Here you will get a soundbar combined with a Roku streaming player which is capable of 4K HDR playback. The soundbar itself supports Dolby Audio although it cannot play Dolby Atmos content. Also included here is the Roku Voice Remote which will allow you to open your favorite streaming apps just by asking. Rounding out the Roku Streambar is support for Apple AirPlay and HomeKit, Alexa and Assistant integration, and Bluetooth for streaming from your phone. Be sure to check out our launch coverage to learn more and keep reading below. more The post Pick up a refurb Roku Streambar for your entertainment center down at $75 (Orig. $130) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 3 Feb 2023 6:22 am

Move fast, regulators: Adani group crisis calls for incisive response from Sebi, RBI. Financial panic has a habit of spreading

The day after Adani Enterprises decided not to go ahead with its fully subscribed follow-on public offer (FPO), its shares closed lower by 27% at Rs 1,565.30. Its now around half the floor price of...

The Times of India 3 Feb 2023 2:20 am

Tangedco takes up feasibility study for setting up gas turbine stations in north Chennai

The proposal is to take advantage of the natural gas pipeline infrastructure facility available at Ennore; the study involves setting up power plants of the capacity of 18 to 20 MW

The Hindu 3 Feb 2023 12:37 am

Tangedco takes up feasibility study for setting up gas turbine stations in north Chennai - The Hindu

Tangedco takes up feasibility study for setting up gas turbine stations in north Chennai The Hindu

Google News 3 Feb 2023 12:37 am

Led by the US Fed

With global central banks on a tightening path, it might be harder for the RBI to hold its policy rate, for that would widen the interest differential with hard-currency assets

Livemint 3 Feb 2023 12:13 am

U-Turn Orbit Theory review: nothing theoretical about this stellar turntable

With the Orbit Theory, turntable maker U-Turn makes the jump to premium territory with a stellar option.

NewsLookup 2 Feb 2023 10:26 pm

Grab a refurb Yamaha ATS-2090 2.1-Ch. Soundbar System marked down to $160

The official Woot Amazon storefront is currently offering the refurbished Yamaha ATS-2090 2.1-Channel Soundbar System for $159.99 shipped. With a new model costing as much as $350, this is matching the lowest price weve tracked for a new condition soundbar. Otherwise, todays deal comes within $10 of the all-time low weve seen for a refurbished model. You will receive a 90-day Amazon Renewed Guarantee with this system which means you can return it no-questions-asked within that timeframe should there be problems. Alongside built-in Alexa voice control is support for DTS Virtual:X surround sound with the soundbar and subwoofer. The soundbar also features 4K HDMI passthrough with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi allowing for wireless music streaming with services such as Spotify Connect. Audio can also be sent to the soundbar through an optical audio cable rather than the HDMI depending on your setup. Keep reading for more. more The post Grab a refurb Yamaha ATS-2090 2.1-Ch. Soundbar System marked down to $160 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 2 Feb 2023 10:13 pm

Ahead of Market: 10 things that will decide D-St action on Friday

European shares climbed on Thursday, led by technology and real-estate stocks, with focus squarely on the European Central Bank's interest rate decision a day after the Federal Reserve acknowledged its progress on curbing stubborn price pressures.

The Economic Times 2 Feb 2023 10:12 pm

Health: Problems will increase due to lack of blood in the body, this diet will compensate for it..

The structure of our body is very complex in which every organ and element has a special function. One of these is blood, which is one of the essential ingredients needed to keep the body alive. It proves helpful in delivering oxygen to every part of the body. In such a situation, the lack of blood in the body can cause many problems. To compensate for this, you should consume an iron-rich diet. A deficiency of iron in the body can lead to anaemia in which there is a lack of blood inside the body. Today, in this episode, we are going to give you information about some iron-rich foods which help in maintaining the level of haemoglobin and replenishing the blood. Let us know about these diets Pomegranate Pomegranate is one of the best fruits to increase your blood count. It is a rich source of iron, and vitamins A, C and E. The ascorbic acid present in pomegranate increases the iron content in the body by regulating the blood count. Including pomegranate in your diet increases your haemoglobin. A glass of homemade pomegranate juice is better than any processed juice. Beetroot Beetroot is a good source of iron. Iron obtained from beetroot helps in the formation of haemoglobin in the blood and is also effective for the activation of red blood cells. Apart from beetroot, beetroot leaves also contain a lot of iron. Beetroot is a panacea for people suffering from anaemia. Using it daily in the form of salad or vegetables in your diet makes the blood in the body. Spinach Spinach is rich in iron, due to which helps a lot in increasing blood and removing deficiency. In such a situation, you must include spinach in your diet in the form of vegetables, juice or soup.

Kalam Times 2 Feb 2023 8:26 pm

Top 25 Mac games for 2023

Unfortunately in recent years a number of great games for Mac have declined because many are no longer supported. Every new version of macOS tends to break a few games, but macOS Catalina in 2019 meant that lot of games that used 32-bit code were no longer Mac compatible. At the same time that Apple went 64-bit only it also introduced Metal for 3D graphics, which left a lot of games developers with a decision: make new Mac versions of their games or stop making them. Unfortunately many chose the latter. However, despite this and contrary to popular belief, Mac gamers still have plenty of top games titles to choose from indeed, the most difficult part is narrowing down the options, and then finding the money to buy and time to play them. We cant help with the latter, but the first problem is right up our alley. Weve collected the 20 of the best Mac games for your delectation including five new games for 2023. Below you will find what we believe are the greatest Mac games out there, together with links to the Mac App Store, Steam and other reputable vendors, so you can buy them right away. These are the very best games for Mac. They are in alphabetical order, not in order of preference. We also have eleven separate articles covering our favorites in each game genre. So if you want more of the same, select your favorite genre from the list below and jump to that article. Best Adventure Games for Mac Best Racing Games for Mac Best Sport Games for Mac Best Puzzle Games for Mac Best Strategy Games for Mac Best MOBA games for Mac Best RPGs for Mac Best Mac card games Best Simulation Games for Mac Best Mac Action Games Best Platform Games for Mac You may also like to take a look at our Best Mac for gaming guide. Plus we have an in-depth look at using a M1 MacBook Pro as a gaming laptop . Best Mac Games 2023 Before we run through out list of the best games weve played on the Mac, here are five new games that we strongly recommend you play on the Mac in 2023. 1. Baldurs Gate 3 Best single-player RPG MSRP: $59.99 Best Prices Today: $59.99 at Steam The original Baldurs Gate games were classics of the RPG genre when the series was launched almost 25 years ago, but their 2D graphics havent aged well, despite an HD update in 2012. However, the forthcoming Baldurs Gate 3 brings the series well and truly up to date with slick 3D graphics and a vast adventure that looks set to match the epic scale of its predecessors. Its actually been available in early access on Steam since 2020, but the game finally has a firm release date for August 2023 so you can now dive in and test drive the early chapters of the game to prepare yourself for the arrival of the full game in just a few months time. Its not a true sequel as the story and the main characters are all new set more than 100 years after BG2 although it is still set in the famous Baldurs Gate region from the popular Dungeons & Dragons table-top games (and spoiler alert some familiar faces do make a welcome reappearance). Rather than the powerful, god-like being that you became in Baldurs Gate II, the new game lets you start from scratch with an entirely new character, chosen from the traditional D&D selection of races and classes humans, elves, dwarves, wizards, warriors and rogues and you then awake to find yourself prisoner on a flying ship controlled by Mindflayers (a familiar villain from D&D lore). The ship is attacked by dragons, but youre able to escape only to find that a Mindflayer larva has been implanted inside your brain. So, along with other survivors from the crashed ship, you set out to try to find a cure and then quickly find yourself embroiled in a mysterious war between the Mindflayers and an assortment of enemy races who wont be fully revealed until the games launch in the summer. The 3D graphics really bring the game to life as you and your companions wade into combat, but the spectacular visuals do need a fairly fast Mac in order to run properly. The developers says that the game will run on an Intel Mac with a quad-core CPU and an AMD graphics card, or on most Macs with M1 or M2 processors. However, we had to drop the resolution to just 1600900 on our M1 iMac in order to get a playable 25fps, so an M1 Pro or higher might be better. Fortunately, the games turn-based combat doesnt require lightning reflexes and high-speed action, so you can still get by with an M1 Mac if you need to. The decision to opt for turn-based combat might worry old-timers like yours truly who remember the terrific real-time-with-pause system of the original games. But turn-based is the trend these days, and if my time in the early access game is anything to go by then youll find that the old Baldurs Gate magic will soon tempt you in as you gather your party before venturing forth just like the good old days! 2. The Elder Scrolls Online Best subscription-free MMO MSRP: $19.99 Best Prices Today: $19.99 at Bethesda $19.99 at Steam Along with World Of Warcraft, The Elder Scrolls Online or ESO to its thousands of fans is one of the few A-List MMO titles that still supports the Mac (sadly, we lost Guild Wars 2 a couple of years ago). But, unlike WoW, you dont need to pay a monthly subscription to play the game, which makes it great value for players who want to immerse themselves in hundreds of hours of quests and adventures in the games online world of Tamriel. Some people i.e. me also prefer its grittier graphical style to the Disney-esque cartoon graphics of WoW. ESO keeps its fans coming back year after year by releasing regular expansions which it refers to as Chapters, as each new chapter brings a new story and a new series of quests to the game, as well as opening up new zones for you to explore. The latest chapter is High Isle, which takes you to the homeland of the games Breton race, and throws you into a story of political intrigue involving High Isles rival factions and a mysterious organization known as the Ascendent Order. Other new features include a new deck-building card game that you can play to while away a few hours, and two new computer-controlled companions for players who prefer to go questing on their own. And, of course, there are plenty of new quests to complete and dungeons waiting to be plundered. You can buy the base version of the game for $19.99/15.99, or buy the High Isle Collection, which includes High Isle and all the previous chapters for $49.99/42.99. Or, if you already own the game, you can just upgrade with High Isle on its own for $29.99/24.99. Once youve bought the game you can play for as long as you want without paying a monthly subscription, and there are enough dungeons and quests already available to keep you busy for years. However, you can pay for an optional subscription if you want ($14.99/8.99), which provides bonuses such as a larger inventory for storing all your gear and some extra gold coins to spend in the games online store. The Mac version of ESO did have a wobbly patch, around the time of Catalina, but it now runs well on both Intel and Apple Silicon Macs, and we were able to get a playable 30fps from the game at 19201080 resolution even on a basic M1 processor on our 24-inch iMac. 3. Resident Evil: Village Best horror game MSRP: $39.99 Best Prices Today: $39.99 at Mac App Store $39.99 at Steam The Resident Evil games are the sort of A-List titles that rarely come to the Mac, so the announcement at 2022s WWDC that Resident Evil: Village would be released on the Mac at the end of the year was big news for Mac gamers. The game doesnt disappoint either, providing a series of creepy locations for you to explore, and a variety of supernatural menaces to fight against. Mac users, of course, will be new to the games, but Village starts off with a brief recap of the previous game to bring us up to date. Three years ago in Resident Evil 7 Ethan Winters and his wife, Mia, were trapped by the Baker family in Louisiana, who had been infected and mutated by a mysterious black mold. They managed to escape, assisted by para-military operative Chris Redfield, and then three years pass by before things start to get weird all over again. Ethan and Mia are now living peacefully, along with their young daughter, Rose, until Redfield suddenly reappears, gunning Mia down in cold blood and kidnapping Rose. So, playing as Ethan, you now have to pick up the trail and try to figure out what is going on. Its a frustrating game to get into at first, as the early stages of the game simply involve stumbling around a dark forest, liberally scattered with dead animals. Eventually, though, you discover the Village of the title, which is under siege by wolf-like Lycans, and find clues that suggest your daughter is being held in the conveniently creepy nearby castle. The pace barely lets up after that, with the game combining atmospheric horror and manic combat in equal measure (not to mention enough gore and bad language to merit a 17 age rating). Apple used the game at WWDC to demonstrate the graphical performance of its new M2 chips but the good news is that we found the game runs pretty well even on a 24-inch iMac with the older M1 chip. The bad news is that (a) it doesnt run on Intel Macs at all, and (b) youre paying extra for the Mac version, which costs $39.99/34.99 on the Mac App Store, while the Windows version released in 2021 is half that price on Steam. Its still a great game, though, and hopefully its just the first of many A-List titles that we can look forward to on the Mac in the new couple of years. 4. World Of Warcraft: Dragonflight Best subscription MMO MSRP: $49.99, plus $12.99/month subscription Best Prices Today: $49.99 at Bilzzard World Of Warcraft has dominated the MMO genre for almost two decades now, and is one of the few A-list games to have staunchly supported the Mac throughout its history in fact, it even provided an update that allowed the game to run on Apple Silicon Macs as early as November 2020. Its had a few ups and downs in recent years both in the real-world and in the games virtual world of Azeroth but the release of the Dragonflight expansion at the end of 2022 was a welcome return to form, providing some important new features and also updating some of the more dated aspects of the game. Dragonflight costs $49.99/39.99, and is required in order to enjoy new features such as raising your characters to the new maximum of Level 70. It also gives you access to the Dragon Isles, which contain four major new zones for you to explore and go adventuring. The Dragon Isles are also home to a new playable race of draconic humanoids called Dracthyrs, who can play as the new Evoker class, which has the ability to choose between either healing or combat abilities. And, on entering the Dragon Isles, you can also obtain your own drake a flying dragon that allows you to learn a new set of dragonriding skills that let you fly further, faster and higher as you explore the new zones. Throw in a more streamlined skill tree and a number of improvements to WoWs aging interface, and the entire game feels more sprightly than it has done for several years. You dont have to buy Dragonflight straight away though, as WoW still provides a free trial that takes you up to Level 20 for free, while owners of previous versions of the game can still continue to play without the new Dragonflight features by paying for a monthly subscription ($12.99/9.99 per month, with discounts for three-month or six-month subscriptions). 5. Total War: Warhammer III Best strategy game MSRP: $59.99 Best Prices Today: $59.99 at Feral 59.99 at Steam Perhaps the biggest game release of 2022 on the Mac, Total War: Warhammer III provided a truly epic conclusion to this popular series of strategy games. Theres no need to worry if you havent played any of the earlier games, though, as this three-quel includes an optional prologue, called The Lost God, that can act as an introduction for people who are new to the world of Warhammer. This prologue explains that the great Beard God, Ursun, who is worshipped by the human kingdom of Kislev has been imprisoned in the demonic Realms Of Chaos. In Ursuns absence, a terrible winter has fallen over Kislev, so you start by playing Prince Barkov of Kislev, who leads a small band of warriors to discover the fate of Ursun. This section also acts as a tutorial for people who might be new to strategy games, and when youre up to speed you can progress to the main campaign in which rival factions compete to reach Ursun and use his godly powers for their own ends. As well the people of Kislev, you can command another human kingdom called Grand Cathay, or turn to the dark side by playing one of the many demonic princes who all have their own monstrous armies. Theres Nurgle, the Plague Lord, whose somewhat squishy troops spread disease and decay, along with Khorne, the Blood God, the hedonistic Slaanesh, and Tzeentch, the master of Chaos Magic. And, finally, theres the uber Daemon Price, whose powers and even body parts can be customized so that you can create a playing style thats all your own. You can also buy additional DLC packs that add new factions and races to the game. Theres also a free add-on called Immortal Empires, which brings together campaign maps, factions and battles from all three Warhammer games into one vast and endlessly replayable series of battles. The good news is that the game will run on any Mac with an M1 or M2 processor and we found that it ran at a smooth 30-40fps at 19201080 resolution even on a 24-inch iMac with a standard M1 processor. But while Intel Macs with AMD graphics may be able to run the game, there are a few technical glitches that can affect these Macs, so the game isnt officially supported on Intel Macs. The best games you can play on a Mac Heres the full list of the best games for Mac. Alien: Isolation The Collection: Best Action Game Company: Feral Interactive Where to buy: Steam ($49.99/34.99), Mac App Store ($39.99/38.99) System requirements: Mac OS X 10.5, 2.0GHz dual-core Intel processor, 4GB RAM, 1GB graphics card Most of the games based on the Alien films have been pretty awful in fact, Alien: Colonial Marines even prompted a lawsuit back in 2013 from disgruntled customers who felt theyd been misled by the advertising for the game. Fortunately, as our friends over at GameAgent recently remarked, Alien: Isolation is one of the good Alien games. Originally released for the PC in 2015, Alien: Isolation has arrived on the Mac and does a great job of capturing the tension and atmosphere of that very first Alien film. The game is set 15 years after Alien, following the discovery of the black-box flight-recorder from Ellen Ripleys ship, The Nostromo . Ripley, of course, is still missing, so her daughter Amanda heads off to recover the black-box from the space station that found it. No prizes for guessing what Amanda and her team discover when they arrive at the space station: a toothy xenomorph on the loose, and gradually working its way through the terrified crew. Your task as Amanda is not to go in with all guns blazing, but simply to avoid the alien and stay alive hiding inside a locker, or creating a distraction that will draw the alien away for a few crucial seconds. The game creates a real sense of tension, and the computer-controlled alien is smart enough to provide a really formidable foe. This collection also includes a number of bonus missions, including Crew Expendable, which re-enacts events from the original Alien film. However, the games system requirements are pretty high, so you should check that your Mac is up to it before buying the game. Baldurs Gate II: Enhanced Edition: Best RPG Company: Beamdog Where to buy: Steam ($4.99/3.74), Mac App Store ($19.99/19.99) System requirements: Mac OS X 10.7, dual-core Intel processor, 4GB RAM, 2.5GB hard disk The original Baldurs Gate II was released way back in 1988 by the roleplaying gods at Bioware, and its 2D graphics will look pretty dated to anyone that has played modern roleplaying games such as Biowares Dragon Age series. Even so, its an essential purchase for anyone that has even the slightest interest in roleplaying games, and the sheer size of the game means that its excellent value for money. Its a shame that this updated Enhanced Edition couldnt be brought right up to date with more modern 3D graphics, but it does get a cosmetic makeover with high-def versions of the original artwork, so it doesnt look too bad on modern computer screens. Besides, whether in 2D or 3D, Biowares great strength has always been its story-telling skill, and Baldurs Gate II is as captivating now as it was nearly 30 years ago. Its very much traditional fantasy fare with you taking on the role of a warrior, wizard, rogue or cleric but its done on a truly grand scale. Your character is just one of many mortal offspring spawned by the evil god Bhaal, and the game pits you against several of your own brothers and sisters as they vie to succeed Bhaal and claim his power as their own. There are hundreds and hundreds of quests along the way around 300 hours worth if you try to complete them all including power struggles within the guild of Shadow Thieves, and an epic battle with the wizard Irenicus, played in full scenery-chewing mode by Brit character actor David Warner. Throw in the return of bonkers barbarian Minsc and his giant space-hamster Boo, and BGII is a real retro treat for RPG fans. Braid: Best Platform Game Company: Hothead Games Where to buy: Mac App Store ($10.99/10.99), Steam ($14.99/10.99) System requirements: OS X 10.6.6 or later The first time you play Braid, you might be forgiven for thinking youve just bought a late 90s puzzle platformer. You jump and run like Mario, kill monsters by jumping on their heads and collect puzzle pieces. And then youre introduced to Braids killer feature: you can turn back time. As you progress, you realise that this is a crucial part of the games mechanics. There are sections you cant complete without winding back the action. Add in some fiendishly designed levels, a lot of old-school gaming and a genuinely great soundtrack, and you realise why Braid won all those awards. Civilization V: Brave New World Best Strategy Game Company: Aspyr Where to buy: Steam ($29.99/19.99), Green Man Gaming ($29.99/19.99), Mac App Store ($29.99/28.99) System requirements: OS X 10.6.8 or later The Civilization strategy games basic formula remains the same: you start with a bunch of cavemen and progress through history to create a civilisation that will rule the world. But the Civ series has long since passed the point where all you had to do was build up a big army. Civilization V beefed up the diplomacy elements and the Gods and Kings expansion pack added religion to the mix. Brave New World adds even more depth. There are nine new civilisations, including Portugal, Morocco, Brazil and the Zulus, but the real substance in Brave New World lies in the new cultural and ideological systems. The Culture Victory, for instance, is a new way of conquering the world, whereby nations can place musicians, writers and artists in key buildings, such as the Globe Theatre in London. Theres combat aplenty if thats how you like your strategy games, but the political, religious and cultural elements that it adds to the mix create a game in which you really can develop an entire civilisation, rather than just building up a big army. Read our full Civilization V: Brave New World review . Diablo III: Best Action RPG Company: Blizzard Entertainment Where to buy: Battle.net EU (from 16.99/19.99) or Battle.net US ($19.99) System requirements: OS X 10.6.8, 10.7.x or later; Intel Core 2 Duo; nVidia GeForce 8600M GT or better; ATI Radeon HD 2600 or better; 2GB RAM; 12GB available HD space Twenty years after the events of the last game, a meteor strikes the much-troubled town of Tristram, opening up a gateway into the depths of the earth and paving the way for the return of the demon lord Diablo. As always, its up to you to gird your loins and turn back the forces of darkness before they unleash untold nastiness upon the earth. This time around you can choose from five different character classes barbarian, demon hunter, monk, witch doctor and wizard each with its own unique skills and abilities. The graphics have been updated too, and now provide a true 3D view of the action. Theres no denying the addictive grip that Diablo III exerts, even if Blizzard could have been more ambitious in updating from Diablo II. If you have any interest at all in sword and sorcery action games this is simply irresistible. Read the full Diablo III for Mac review Disco Elysium: Best Detective RPG Company: ZAUM Where to buy: Steam ($39.99/34.99), GOG ($43.59/34.99), Mac App Store ($39.99/38.99) System requirements: Mac with OS X v10.13.4 or later, Metal-Compatible graphics card Its tough being a Mac gamer sometimes, watching great new games always arriving first on PC and often never being released on the Mac at all. Last years launch of Disco Elysium was particularly galling for RPG fans, as we watched the PC version of the game mop up awards all over the place. However, the Mac version of Disco Elysium has suddenly appeared, with no advance publicity, and is widely available on all the main online game stores. As mentioned, Disco Elysium is a roleplaying game, but instead of medieval fantasy or futuristic sci-fi, the game casts you in the role of a drunken detective in a sort-of-contemporary setting, in the town of Revachol. You wake one morning in a sleazy hotel, with a mega-hangover, barely knowing who you are. After locating your trousers, you explore the hotel and encounter your partner, who reminds you that you are a detective investigating a murder case. You then set off to explore the local neighbourhood, interrogating suspects and looking for clues as you try to crack the case. Despite the contemporary setting many traditional roleplaying features are still in evidence you can choose an archetype for your character, such as the Thinker who relies on deductive skills, or take the Physical approach and try to intimidate suspects for information. Theres also an extensive set of additional skills, such as empathy or logic, that you can use to help you in your investigation. You dont need to get too bogged down in stats and details, though, and youll soon be able to head off and explore the neighbourhood, which is wonderfully depicted, with grimy graphics and atmospheric music. Disco Elysium is the sort of absorbing, immersive game that can absorb you for hours on end. However, the system requirements for the 3D graphics are quite steep, so check to make sure your Mac can handle it first. Some of the language is a bit ripe too, so this definitely isnt a game for younger children. Divinity: Original Sin 2: Best Multiplayer RPG Company: Larian Studios Where to buy: Steam ($26.99/17.99), Mac App Store ($44.99/43.99) System requirements: macOS 10.13.6 or later, MacBook Pro 2016 or later, MacBook Air 2017 or later, iMac with AMD graphics 2013 or later, Mac Mini 2018 At the end of 2018, the developers at Larian Studios announced that they were working with Apple in itself a bit of a shock as Apple generally shows bugger-all interest in games on the Mac to develop a Mac version of Original Sin 2 (one of the greatest RPGs of all time) using Apples Metal graphics system. Theres nothing half-hearted about the Mac version, either as well as using Metal for the impressive 3D graphics, the game supports HDR (high dynamic range) on the latest Macs, as well as Mac-specific features such as Apple trackpads and the TouchBar on new MacBook Pro models. And the games multiplayer mode even works across both Macs and PCs, so you can play online with your friends (as long as youve all got the latest patches and updates). The only drawback here is that the Metal graphics require a fairly powerful Mac, so make sure to check the games system requirements before buying. Dont worry if youve havent played the original game, as this sequel remains in the fantasy world of Rivellon, but steps forward in time and allows you to embark on an entirely new adventure. You start the game in a bit of trouble, as youve been captured and sentenced to jail for using a dangerous magical force called Source. Using Source gives you and other Sourcerors great power, but it also creates a gateway to another dimension called The Void, allowing evil creatures to invade Rivellon. And, yep you guessed it your job is to save the world from the invading demons. The game begins with a helpful tutorial to get new players started, and newcomers can also opt for a ready-made origin character that has already been set up for you. More experienced players can delve into character creation, with a wide variety of races on offer with standard options such as humans, dwarves and elves complemented by more exotic lizards and undead and the game also offers several difficulty levels and modes to cater for different playing styles and levels of experience. It might all sound like fairly routine fantasy fare, but Original Sin 2 is tremendously well-made and involving. There are few simple good-versus-evil choices, and sometimes youll find yourself wracked with guilt because you simply cant find a nice, clean solution to a particular problem or a tricky side-quest. The solo game by itself will keep even hardened roleplaying fans absorbed through the dark winter months, and the various online and multiplayer modes will ensure that Divinity: Original Sin 2 is a game that youll come back to time and time again. Elder Scrolls Online (plus Blackwood expansion): Best MMORPG Company: Zenimax Where to buy: Green Man Gaming ($59.99/42.49), Steam ($59.99/49.99). This is for the base game plus the expansion set; both sites also sell the base game, or just the upgrade, for a lower price System requirements: macOS 10.13, Mac with quad-core CPU, discrete GPU with 1GB VRAM The Elder Scrolls Online is one of the few A-list MMORPG titles that supports the Mac, and ever since its launch back in 2014 the developers at Zenimax have kept their loyal players coming back by updating the game with a regular series of new chapters. These are essentially expansion packs that add more content, and occasionally new features too. But every year or so, Zenimax releases an update that makes major changes to the game in order to keep it feeling fresh and exciting and 2021s Blackwood expansion is one of the biggest updates for quite some time. The changes begin as soon as you enter the game. Even if you havent bought the Blackwood expansion theres a new introductory tutorial that sends you to the island of Balfiera, where you can learn the ropes by helping the local townsfolk to fend off an invading army of monsters. Once youve completed the tutorial youre given the option of entering a portal that can send you anywhere in the vast world of ESO. If you decide to head off to Blackwood, youll discover a vast new zone, full of quests and challenging dungeons. Blackwood also introduces a new companion system, which allows solo players to recruit a computer-controlled companion who can fight alongside you. This will be great for players like me who tend to play solo most of the time, with the new companion helping you to complete quests and tasks that might previously have been a bit too tough for one player on their own. Blackwood also introduces a new Gates of Oblivion storyline that will continue developing throughout this year, with a major quest that pits you against the demonic Prince Of Destruction, as he schemes to invade the mortal realm. The good news is that you dont have to pay the full price for Blackwood right away, as the original base game now costs just 14.99/$19.99 and no longer requires a monthly subscription to play. That contains enough action and adventure to keep you happy for months, before you decide if you want to visit Blackwood as well. Final Fantasy XIV Online: Best MMORPG Company: Square Enix Where to buy: Square Enix US store (from $19.99, plus $14.99 per month) or Square Enix EU store (from 9.99 + 7.69 monthly subscription); free trial also available System requirements: Mac with OS X v10.14 or later, 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 processor As weve mentioned in the past, Final Fantasy XIV has had a bit of a chequered history with the original Mac version in 2015 being so bad that the developers actually offered refunds. However, a series of updates over the past few years have seen FFXIV emerge as one of the top games in the MMORPG genre despite the fact that, until recently, it was one of the few MMORPGs that still required a subscription to play. The latest update, which is now called Final Fantasy XIV Online, gives the game another major revamp, reworking the central quest system in order to give players a smoother introduction to the games vast online world. It also incorporates the Heavensward expansion pack that was previously sold separately, giving you even more quests and adventures to explore. Most important, though, is the new free trial system, which allows new players to sign up for a free account that provides access to vast areas of the game without paying for a subscription (although, to be honest, the registration process is a bit of a chore). Players with a trial account can take their characters all the way to level 60 the maximum level with a subscription is 80 and explore the main game and all the extra zones and quests in Heavensward for free. If you want to advance beyond L60 and explore new character classes and other new features then you will still need to buy a copy of the game and pay for a continuing subscription. However, you can start for as little as 9.99/$19.99 for the Online Starter Edition, and then decide if you want to continue your subscription, and buy the latest Shadowbringer expansion pack as well. Football Manager 2022: Best Sports Game Company: Sega Where to buy: Steam ($54.99/39.99), Epic ($54.99/39.99) System requirements: Mac with OS X v10.13.6 or later, 1.8GHz Intel Core i5 processor Whod want to be a football manager these days, when billionaire owners can hire and fire at the drop of a hat? Fortunately, the Football Manager series doesnt worry too much about that, and this years update very much concentrates on putting armchair managers even more firmly in control of their teams than in previous years. A key feature of Football Manager 2022 is its new data hub, which provides in-depth analysis of your teams performance throughout each match. A series of Key Findings provides a quick summary and key data such as successful passes and long shots, but if youre a real data hound you can drill right down and view graphs that illustrate both team and individual performance. You have better communication with your support team too, via a new weekly Staff Meeting. This includes reports from your assistant manager, scouts and coaching staff. Your staff can also make suggestions, which you can accept, or delay, or even pass over to the rest of the staff to ask for a second opinion. Theres a new animation engine that more closely follows the physical skeleton of the players on screen, creating the appearance of smoother movement. Even the ball itself benefits from a new dribbling system which sounds a bit gross, but produces more accurate and realistic movements as players try to change the direction of the ball when passing. As well as improving the appearance of the graphics, this opens up new tactical possibilities, allowing the game to now accurately depict a wider range of dribbling movements, such as the famous Cruyff Turn, for the first time. Hearthstone: Best card game Company: Blizzard Where to buy: playhearthstone.com (free to play, with in-game purchases) System requirements: macOS 10.10, Intel Core Duo, Nvidia GeForce 8600M or AMD Radeon HD 2600 Pro Hearthstone has been around for a few years now, and Blizzards typically slick presentation quickly established it as one of the leading computer card games. Like most card games, the basic version of Hearthstone is free to play, but offers a wide range of card packs that you can either buy with real money starting from 2.99/2.99 for two packs of five cards or earn by collecting gold and treasure within the game itself. Picking up a trick from the long-running success of World Of Warcraft, Blizzard also releases special expansion packs for Hearthstone every now and then, which bring new features to the game, as well as new cards and other goodies. But Hearthstone is still a fun game to play, even if you dont want to spend a lot of money buying all the latest expansions. Its a good option for newcomers to card games, with a simple tutorial that guides you through the main features of the game, and the basic/free version of Hearthstone still includes several different game modes that you can play in order to win new cards without spending any money at all. The game runs on most types of computer and mobile devices too, so you can switch between Mac, iOS and other devices using the same game account. Lego Star Wars Saga: Best Lego Game Company: Feral Interactive Where to buy: Steam ($19.99/15.49), Mac App Store ($19.99/19.99) System requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.8; 1.5GHz Intel processor; graphics card with 128MB VRAM No home should be without at least one Lego game, and if you pick up the Saga version you get the six games based on the Star Wars films for an affordable price. The sheer fun of playing with the Lego versions of Luke, Han, Yoda and Darth Vader will appeal to both adults and children. The six games in this pack offer a variety of different scenarios, including space battles, lightsaber duels, and the famous battle on the ice planet of Hoth. If youre a Star Wars fan, Feral has also released a new Lego game based on the Clone Wars cartoon series, and there are other Lego games based on the Batman, Harry Potter and Indiana Jones films as well. Life Is Strange: Best Adventure Game Company : Feral Interactive Where to buy : Green Man Gaming ($3.20/2.56), Steam ($19.99/15.99, first episode free), Mac App Store ($17.99/17.99) System requirements: Mac with OS X v10.11 or later, 2.0GHz dual-core Intel processor, 8GB RAM, 512MB VRAM At first glance, Life Is Strange looks like a fairly conventional adventure game. You play a teenage girl called Max Caulfield who is having a bit of a bad day at school. Max ducks out of class and heads to the bathroom for a time-out, and as you wander the school corridors you can click on objects or people around you to gather information that guides you through the game. Thats routine adventure stuff, but life starts to get strange when Max witnesses the murder of her friend Chloe and discovers that she has the ability to turn back time. Saving Chloe reveals a deeper mystery concerning a missing student called Rachel, so Max and Chloe set off to find Rachel and uncover the dark secrets of the sleepy town of Arcadia. Thats straightforward enough, but Chloes time-travelling abilities add a whole new dimension to the standard point-and-click adventure format. Sometimes a conversation with another character will reveal some useful information, allowing Chloe to go back and replay recent events so they have a different outcome. However, changing past events can have unexpected consequences, leading to some difficult and dangerous decisions. The story unfolds in five separate episodes, but you can check it out for free by downloading the first episode through Steam and then deciding if you want to explore the mystery further. We enjoyed its haunting, Buffy-esque depiction of the dark side of teenage life, and our only complaint is that the keyboard-and-mouse controls felt a bit clumsy so youll progress more smoothly if you have a proper game controller to help you out. Papers, Please: Best Puzzle Game Company: 3909 LLC Where to buy: Steam ($9.99/6.99), GOG ($9.99/7.89) System requirements: 1.5GHz Core2Duo; OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) or later; 2 GB RAM; 100MB hard disk space Almost unclassifiable in normal gaming terms weve put it with the puzzlers, although its really a bizarre take on the classic worker simulation Papers, Please sees you taking up the post of border control in an authoritarian regime. Which is certainly a novel idea for a game. People enter your booth and present their papers; its your job to figure out if they can be allowed in. If you spot an irregularity in their paperwork, deny them entry. If their sob story touches your heartstrings, let them in. But if you let through too many dodgy types, or work too slowly, the money you earn will take a dip, and your family need to eat. Papers, Please is a quirky, interesting game set in a truly novel (and utterly bleak) environment. And while the level of profundity is debatable, theres definitely more going on here than in your average worker sim. Read the full Papers, Please for Mac review The Sims 4: Best Sims Game Company: Maxis Where to buy: Origin ($4.79/12.94), Best Buy ($39.99) System requirements: Mac OS X Lion; Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz; nVidia GeForce 320M; 4GB RAM; 10GB available HD space Theres a lot to take in with the latest addition to The Sims line-up: deeper customisation, more variety with actions, new careers and new places to explore. The Sims 4 had a lot to live up to after the success of The Sims 3, but it fills its predecessors shoes beautifully. You get a deeper level of character customisation than in previous generations. While you can still browse and select preset eyes, mouth, hair, etc, The Sims 4 allows you to fine-tune your characters looks and build by clicking and dragging the area you want to tweak. Does your Sims belly protrude a little too much for your liking? Clicking on the troubled area and dragging it in will make your Sim thinner its as easy as that. The build & design mode in The Sims was the basis for the game as a whole it started off as a simulator that architects could use. And its fantastic here. Its a great experience being able to design a home exactly how you want it to be and really gets your creative juices flowing. With more design options (like the ability to build in the air with no support below), houses in The Sims 4 looks more breathtaking than ever. You can pick up and move whole rooms whenever you fancy a change, and buy whole rooms of same-style furniture. For those of us without an eye for interior design, it allows us to really appreciate the game and the design process. Day-to-day life in The Sims 4 is more enjoyable, too. If your Sim is hungry, simply click on the hunger bar and the Sim will automatically feed themselves the same applies to all their other needs too. It takes the effort out of the more mundane tasks and allows you more time to do the fun things with your Sim. The Sims 4 is a great game with so many options that youll lose yourself for hours at a time. Lewis Painter Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: Best RPG Company: Aspyr Where to buy: Green Man Gaming ($2.80/2.01), Steam ($3.49/2.51), Mac App Store ($9.99/9.99) System requirements: Mac OS X 10.9.5, 2.2GHz dual-core Intel processor, 4GB RAM, 256MB graphics card Its more than a decade since the original Knights Of The Old Republic was first released, but that game is still selling well on the App Store even after all these years. So it came as a bit of a surprise when we realised that this sequel originally released for PC back in 2005 has only just arrived on the Mac for the first time. Like its predecessor, KOTOR II is set thousands of years in the past, long before the events of the Star Wars film series. You play one of the last surviving Jedi, who have been almost completely wiped out after a long war with the evil Sith Lords. At the start of the game you wake up injured and with no memory of recent events. Even your trusty light-sabre has gone missing, so your initial challenge is to recover your memory and your Jedi powers, and then set off to try and find any other Jedi that may have survived. Theres a wide range of skills and abilities that you can develop as you progress through the game, and you can focus on either light-sabre combat or spooky Force Powers depending on how you want to develop your character. Theres also a strong story and roleplaying element, full of political twists and turns, and moral decisions that will affect the final outcome of the game. The 3D graphics look a little dated now, but the intriguing storyline and light-sabre action will soon have you hooked, and at just 9.99 the games a real bargain for Star Wars fans. Total War: Warhammer II: Best Strategy Game Company: Creative Assembly / Feral Interactive Where to buy: Steam ($59.99/39.99) System requirements: macOS 10.14, 2GHz Intel Core i5, Radeon R9 M290 or Intel Iris 540 with 2GB video memory Total War: Warhammer was a match made in Orc-heaven, as it combined the fantasy warfare of the Warhammer series with the large-scale battles of the Total War strategy games. So its no surprise that this follow-up offers more of the same, albeit with enough variety to make it worth coughing up the rather hefty 39.99/$59.99 on Steam. But you should check the games system requirements first, as the battling armies of elves, lizardmen and rodent-like Skaven need a pretty powerful Mac to handle their demanding 3D graphics. The story for the main single-player campaign is, to be honest, fairly trite fantasy fodder, with the games four rival factions competing to control a great, swirling vortex of magical energy floating up in the sky. Thats little more than an excuse to get the rival armies and heroes charging across the games vast landscapes, but the main campaign is well constructed and gives you plenty of different options for getting stuck into endless hours of fantasy fisticuffs. You can control any of the four rival races, and each race lets you choose between two Legendary Lords, who all have different storylines and starting locations, as well as their own special abilities that can be used to assist their troops in battle (and, if youre new to the Total War games, one Lord for each race also gives you a handy tutorial to get started). That gives you eight different options for playing and re-playing the game, and if you also own the original Total War: Warhammer then you get a free bonus campaign thrown in as well. The game also includes a number of Battle modes that you can dip into for a quick fix every now and then, as well as a multiplayer mode. Wildermyth: Best RPG Company: Worldwalker Games Where to buy: Steam ($24.99/19.49) System requirements: Mac with OS X v10.13, 64-bit processor Wildermyth is an unusual and impressive roleplaying game with flexible character development that encourages you to go back and play through it again. Its an immediately eye-catching game with papercraft graphics that look like a childs popup book, as your 2D characters use a turn-based combat system to move through hand-painted 3D environments. You start by creating a party with three characters: a warrior, a hunter (rogue) and mystic. These characters are created by the game, with their own personalities and backgrounds, although you can fine-tune each character by modifying their appearance, skills and other abilities. And, like all good roleplaying games, it allows you to make choices that affect the story and the relationships between the various characters. At various points youll be presented with options drawn like panels from a comic book rather than dull lumps of text that establish whether your characters are friends, rivals, or even in a romance, and this affects the way that the story develops and how the lives of your characters unfold. The tutorial could be a little clearer I had to look up some videos on YouTube to help me get started but the turn-based combat isnt too difficult to master, and you can develop your partys abilities to combine stealth, magic and weapon skills in any way that you like. And, at the end of each game, you can save favourite legacy characters in order to bring them back the next time you play. This is where Wildermyth really stands out, as its story is procedurally generated its not entirely random, but is flexible within a framework that is controlled by the game itself. Theres enough variety within that framework to enjoy playing through again, and gives you the luxury of being reunited with your favourite characters to see how their stories and relationships continue to develop throughout their lives. World Of Warcraft: Best MMORPG Company: Blizzard Where to buy: WoW (free for Starter Edition, plus $12.99/8.99 monthly subscription) System requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.8; Intel Core 2 Duo; graphics card with 256MB VRAM Its cutesy graphics arent to everyones taste, but World of Warcraft is still the game that rules the massively multiplayer online scene, with around seven million subscribers playing as wizards, priests, warriors and rogues. Part of that success is down to the release of regular expansion packs, such as 2010s Cataclysm, which quite literally shook up the landscape, destroying some old areas and introducing new zones for you to explore. The fairly regular release of new material keeps experienced players happy, but to attract new players, Blizzard announced a Starter Edition of the game that allows you to play for free until your character reaches level 20. XCOM 2: Best Strategy Game Company: Feral Interactive Where to buy: Steam ($14.99/8.74), Mac App Store ($49.99/48.99) System requirements: Mac with OS X 10.11.2, 2.4GHz dual-core processor, discrete graphics card with 1GB VRAM The good news is that XCOM 2 arrived on the Mac at the same time as the PC version. The bad news is that the aliens won at the end of XCOM: Enemy Unknown back in 2013. So now we jump forward 20 years and the Earth is ruled by Advent a coalition of alien overlords and their human collaborators (boo, hiss) so its up to you to lead the human resistance movement and recruit a new XCOM team to wage a guerrilla war against the alien oppressors. Like its predecessor, XCOM 2 is a turn-based strategy game that provides an overhead isometric view of the battlefield so that you can plan your teams moves as they approach their target. But the moment you pull the trigger the action switches to a close-up view similar to a first person shooter that gives it a more visceral feel than most conventional strategy games. There are five soldier classes available to help you out, including Sharpshooters with their long-range sniper skills, and Grenadiers who just charge in and blow up everything in sight. Theres also the Psi Operative, who adds a fantasy/sci-fi element with telepathic abilities such as Soulfire and mind-control. Each class also gets its own selection of different skills, giving you plenty of freedom to develop your team in a way that suits your combat style. There are other resources available too. Your base is a captured alien ship called the Avenger, and between missions you need to give careful thought to developing the engineering, research and armoury facilities on the ship in order to provide new weapons and technology for your team. Its gripping stuff, and guaranteed to keep strategy fans glued to the screen for hours on end. Further reading Thats it! Were done. But if you want to read even more about your software options, why dont you check out our guide to the Best free Mac games ? Its amazing what you can get without paying a penny. On the hardware side, take a look at our Best Mac for gaming guide. Plus we have an in-depth look at using a M1 MacBook Pro as a gaming laptop . Mac, Personal Software, Video Games

Macworld 2 Feb 2023 8:19 pm

Madras HC advocates write to Collegium, demand not to elevate Victoria Gowri as judge

Judiciary Members of the Bar in a representation dated February 1 said that the recommendation to elevate advocate Gowri dents the independence of the judiciary, citing two interviews given by Gowri to back their claim. Advocate Lekshmana Chandra Victoria Gowri: Facebook/Abu Faisal Written by Azeefa Fathima Edited by Sukanya Shaji A group of advocates from the Madras High Court (HC) Bar Council has sent a representation to the President, as well as to the Supreme Court (SC) Collegium, voicing out concerns against the recommendation to elevate advocate Lekshmana Chandra Victoria Gowri as one of the judges of the HC. The SC collegium, on January 17 this year, recommended the elevation of five advocates as judges of the Madras HC, namely Venkatachari Lakshminarayanan, Lekshmana Chandra Victoria Gowri, Pillaipakkam Bahukutumbi Balaji, Ramaswamy Neelakandan, and Kandhasami Kulandaivelu Ramakrishnan. Lekshmana Chandra Victoria Gowri is a lawyer, hailing from Nagercoil in Tamil Nadu, and is one of the 17 advocates and three judicial officers, who were recommended for appointment as judges by the collegium headed by the Chief Justice of India, Justice DY Chandrachud. Members of the Bar, in their representation dated Wednesday, February 1, 2023, said that the recommendation to elevate advocate Gowri dents the independence of the judiciary, and substantiated their statement with two interviews given by Gowri. Citing one of the videos titled More Threat to National Security and Peace? Jihad or Christian Missionary? - Answers Victoria Gowri, the bar members said that in the video, Gowri launches a shocking, distasteful diatribe against Christians. In the video, she is seen saying, At the world level, they find the Islamic group as more dangerous than Christian groups. But as far as India is concerned, I would like to say that Christian groups are more dangerous than Islamic groups. Both are equally dangerous in the context of conversion, especially love jihad. I dont mind a Hindu marrying a Muslim - a Hindu girl marrying a Muslim boy, unless and until they are in love with each other and they are living in understanding and love. But if I am not able to find my girl with him as his wife, instead, if I find my girl in Syrian terrorist camps, I have an objection, and that is what I define as love jihad. (sic) She also goes on to explain a personal experience where her family member was converted to Christianity. To a question about which is more dangerous for national security, where the questioner claims that there are bombings from jihadi groups but not church groups, she is seen saying, Bombing is less dangerous compared to the kind of conversions being done by the aggressive Christian theologist groups.(sic) The protesting advocates also cited another video titled Cultural genocide by Christian Missionaries in Bharat - Victoria Gowri, where she is seen saying that Bharathanatyam should not be performed to Christian songs and that the dance form and Carnatic music were tampered with and awkwardly taken by Christians. Saying that the tune of a song about a goddess was used for a kuthu (peppy, fast numbers are referred to as kuthu songs in Tamil) song, Gowri claimed that it was a conspiracy hatched by the leftists and the DK [Dravidar Kazhagam] supporters in Tamil Nadu. To a question about Bharathiya cultural elements being hijacked by Christian missionaries and evangelist groups, she says in the video, This is the most nefarious activity of the Roman Catholic sect of Christianity, and adds that Public Interest Litigations (PILs) should be filed against the organisations to stall the nefarious activities. Citing these two videos, the advocates have said that her statements amount to hate speech and are likely to spread and incite communal discord/violence. They also mentioned an article that was published in Organiser (a publication of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)) where she had written about religious conversions. In their representation, the advocates have stated that the collegiums recommendation of a person who harbours such strong antipathy towards minorities is disturbing. Further, stating that an impartial and independent judiciary is an essential aspect (sine qua non) of a democracy, they questioned if a litigant belonging to a Muslim or Christian community would get justice in her court. They have also reiterated the stand of the United Nations and the judgments of the SC with respect to hate speeches. A judge is a custodian of Constitutional rights and cannot be its saboteur. We are therefore compelled to state that appointing a person who spews vitriol and animosity towards an entire community as a judge of a High Court will cause grave harm to the judiciary, they said, mentioning that Gowri was the National General Secretary of the Mahila Morcha of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). While Victoria Gowri is listed as one of the National Secretaries of Mahila Morcha, in a BJP press release dated 2010, the Twitter ID annexed to their representation - that mentions her post - does not exist now. Further, stating that it was critical to safeguard the judiciary from being weakened by its own administrative action, the aggrieved advocates have sought to recall the recommendation of the collegium to appoint Gowri as a judge of Madras HC. A Collegium is a system under which appointments and transfers of judges to the higher judiciary are made. The Collegium consists of senior-most judges, including the Chief Justice of India.

The News Minute 2 Feb 2023 6:58 pm

Muslim women can exercise right to dissolve marriage only through courts: Madras HC

Court Justice C Saravanan made the observation while quashing a Khula certificate for a couples divorce issued by the Shariat Council, Tamil Nadu Towheed Jamath in 2017. Madras HC judge Justice C Saravanan By Azeefa Fathima The Madras High Court in a recent order said that a Muslim woman can exercise her rights to dissolve a marriage through the Khula procedure by approaching a family court, but cannot do so before private bodies such as a Shariat Council, or a self-declared body consisting of few members of Jamath. Khula refers to a procedure for divorce in Islam, initiated by a woman. Justice C Saravanan passed the order when hearing a writ petition filed by a man seeking to quash a Khula certificate issued by the Shariat Council, Tamil Nadu Towheed Jamath in 2017. Quashing the Khula certificate, the court stated that a Muslim woman has an inalienable right to dissolve her marriage, which is recognised under the provisions of the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937. However, this should be done by approaching a family court and not private bodies, the court said. While it is open for a Muslim woman to exercise her inalienable rights to dissolve the marriage by Khula recognised under the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937 by approaching a Family Court, it cannot be before a self-declared body consisting of few members of Jamath, the court said. The judge also directed the respondent and the petitioner to approach the Tamil Nadu Legal Services Authority or a family court to resolve their disputes. The high court also observed that private bodies such as the Shariat Council are neither courts nor arbitrators of disputes, and therefore cannot pronounce or certify dissolution of marriage by Khula. Justice Saravanan observed that the courts have also frowned upon such practice in the past. The writ petition was filed by Mohammed Rafi, who married the woman in 2013. However, the couple separated in 2016, and the woman dissolved the marriage through Khula. The Shariat Council granted a Khula certificate dissolving their marriage in 2017, against which Rafi filed a writ petition in the high court seeking to quash it, deeming it illegal. He had also filed another petition which is pending before a family court. Read: Court shall not surrender to the opinions of the Islamic clergy: Kerala HC

The News Minute 2 Feb 2023 6:44 pm

CAPEX hike in Budget: Best to buy these infrastructure stocks

According to brokerage and research firm HDFC Securities, the growth in project awarding for road and highway development by NHAI and Morth can benefit companies like PNC Infra, KNR Infra, and NCC. Companies like Larsen and Toubro (L&T), Siemens, and ABB engaged in the infrastructure and capital goods segment can also benefit from the growth in capex by the government and private companies. It is a commendable move to increase capital spending, especially on the railroads, as this might spur several additional private sector investments and boost income growth. This may be advantageous for the infrastructure, capital goods, and materials sectors. Due to borrowing estimates being within anticipated ranges, bond street is relieved, the note said. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made the announcement during the budget statement on Wednesday. The rise in capital investment outlay has been boosted sharply for the third year in a row by 33% to Rs. 10 lakh crore, which would equal 3.3% of GDP. The Urban Infrastructure Development Fund, which the government would set aside Rs. 10,000 crore year for, will be utilised to build infrastructure in tier-2 and tier-3 cities. Further, the capital outlay of Rs. 2.40 lakh crore that has been allocated for the Railways might assist businesses like IRCON, RVNL, and waggon manufacturing firms active in the building of railway infrastructure. Sensex, Nifty, Share Prices Today: Domestic indices concluded Thursdays volatile session on a mixed note. The BSE Sensex settled in green above 59,900 while NSE Nifty 50 ended in red below 17,650. The NSE Nifty 50 fell 5.90 points or 0.03% to 17,610.40 and NSE Nifty 50 rose 224.16 points or 0.38% to 59,932.24. Britannia, ITC, IndusInd Bank, Hindustan Unilever and Infosys were the top gainers while Adani Enterprises, Adani Ports, UPL, HDFC Life nd Eicher Motors were the losers. Infra Dev CAPEX hiked by 33 pc to Rs10-La-Cr for 2023-24: FM Union budget likely to continue CAPEX hike to boost investment Centre hopes dividend of Rs48,000 cr from RBI, PSU banks in FY24

News Track 2 Feb 2023 5:43 pm

Reliance Retail becomes first retailer to accept the Digital Rupee

e-R was introduced by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on December 1, 2022, for retail markets across select Indian cities in a pilot mode, with access limited to consumers of certain identified banks.

Your Story 2 Feb 2023 5:01 pm

Mozilla Thunderbird Portable 102.7.1

Major update to the portable version of the popular email client, but with a limited number of new features

Downloadcrew 2 Feb 2023 3:16 pm

Kotak Mahindra Bank implements RBI's first phase of Digital Rupee

Kotak Mahindra Bank rolled out the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) to a Closed User Group (CUG) of customers, which includes retail consumers and businesses

Livemint 2 Feb 2023 1:27 pm

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank receives RBI nod for scheme of amalgamation

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Business Standard 2 Feb 2023 11:47 am

Adani Group debt: RBI asks banks to furnish exposure details; here's what Kotak Securities says

Last week, CLSA said share of bank funding in total Adani group debt was less than 40 per cent and that bonds, financial institutions and foreign banks formed a large part of the group debt.

Business Today 2 Feb 2023 11:02 am

RBI asks Indian banks for details of exposure to Adani Group: Report

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has asked local banks for details of their exposure to the Adani Group of companies, Reuters reported

Livemint 2 Feb 2023 10:44 am

RBI asks banks for details of exposure to Adani group, says report

India's central bank has asked local banks for details of their exposure to the Adani group of companies, government and banking sources said on Thursday

Business Standard 2 Feb 2023 10:42 am

Health Tips: Know what are the misconceptions related to a heart attack!

Misinformation About Heart Health: Our heart is a very delicate part of our body. 5 such wrong information related to its health is prevalent in society, which you should not believe even by mistake, otherwise you may die. Misconceptions about Heart Attack: Nowadays, due to bad lifestyles and disturbances in food, the cases of heart attack are increasing rapidly. Earlier it was believed that this danger is only for people above 50 years, but nowadays cases of heart attack are being seen in youths up to 18 years of age. Today we tell you about many such misconceptions related to heart attacks, the sooner you remove them, the better it will be for your health. Misinformation About Heart Health Heart protection from diabetes medicine The problem of diabetes and heart attack are related to each other but are different problems. Having diabetes also increases the risk of a heart attack. Despite this, the use of diabetes medicine does not protect from a heart attack. In such a situation, if you have any heart problem, then you should consult a specialist doctor and take only heart medicine. A small heart attack is not life-threatening Many people believe (Misinformation About Heart Health) that there is no danger from a minor heart attack. Such thinking is not correct. A heart attack is just a heart attack. It cannot be counted as a small or big heart attack. Therefore, whenever a heart attack occurs, one should always follow his advice after getting treatment from a specialist doctor immediately. Only chest pain is a sign of heart disease Usually, when a heart attack (Misinformation About Heart Health) comes, there is severe pain in the chest and suffocation in breathing. But these symptoms don't need to be always visible. Sometimes there is no pain in the chest, but cramps start in the neck or jaw. At the same time, there is no feeling of pain anywhere in the body. Despite this, a heart attack comes. That's why always be alert and keep getting yourself checked in between. It is okay to get tested only after 40 Many people say that often the risk of heart attack starts only after 40 years. That's why there is no special benefit to getting the heart checked before 40. This is wrong thinking. According to a study, cholesterol testing should be started from the age of 20 in today's era. As soon as cholesterol is seen increasing in the body, treatment should be started immediately by meeting a specialist doctor. Benefits of boiled food for heart problems When someone starts having a heart problem (Misinformation About Heart Health), people often advise him to eat boiled food. It is forbidden to eat things containing salt, spices, and oil. According to doctors, after the onset of heart disease, it is good for health to reduce the use of fried things, but it is also not right to eat only boiled food. Due to this, other problems start in the body. (Disclaimer: The information given here is based on home remedies and general knowledge. Must take medical advice before adopting it. Kalamtimes does not confirm it.)

Kalam Times 2 Feb 2023 9:30 am

Heart Attack Misconceptions: Never believe these 5 wrong pieces of information related to the heart, Know the truth

Nowadays, due to a bad lifestyle and disturbances in food, the cases of heart attack are increasing rapidly. Earlier it was believed that this danger is only for people above 50 years of age, but nowadays cases of heart attack are being seen in youths up to 18 years of age. Today we tell you about many such misconceptions related to heart attacks, the sooner you remove them, the better it will be for your health. Misinformation About Heart Health Heart protection from diabetes medicine The problem of diabetes and heart attack are related to each other but are different problems. Having diabetes also increases the risk of a heart attack. Despite this, the use of diabetes medicine does not protect from heart attacks. In such a situation, if you have any heart problem, then you should consult a specialist doctor and take only heart medicine. A small heart attack is not life-threatening Many people believe (Misinformation About Heart Health) that there is no danger from a minor heart attack. Such thinking is not correct. A heart attack is just a heart attack. It cannot be counted as a small or big heart attack. Therefore, whenever a heart attack occurs, one should always follow his advice after getting treatment from a specialist doctor immediately. Only chest pain is a sign of heart disease Usually, when a heart attack (Misinformation About Heart Health) comes, there is severe pain in the chest and suffocation in breathing. But these symptoms don't need to be always visible. Sometimes there is no pain in the chest, but cramps start in the neck or jaw. At the same time, there is no feeling of pain anywhere in the body. Despite this, a heart attack comes. That's why always be alert and keep getting yourself checked in between. It is okay to get tested only after 40 Many people say that often the risk of heart attack starts only after 40 years. That's why there is no special benefit to getting the heart checked before 40. This is wrong thinking. According to a study, cholesterol testing should be started from the age of 20 in today's era. As soon as cholesterol is seen increasing in the body, treatment should be started immediately by meeting a specialist doctor. Benefits of boiled food for heart problems When someone starts having a heart problem (Misinformation About Heart Health), people often advise him to eat boiled food. It is forbidden to eat things containing salt, spices, and oil. According to doctors, after the onset of heart disease, it is good for health to reduce the use of fried things, but it is also not right to eat only boiled food. Due to this, other problems start in the body.

Kalam Times 2 Feb 2023 9:10 am

Oversleeping Side Effects: Sleeping too much is dangerous for health, more rest will be forbidden

Rest is very important for good health, which is why every health expert advises healthy adults to sleep for 7 to 8 hours daily. This removes the tiredness of the day and you feel fresh. We are all aware that sleeping less is not good for health, but do you know that excessive sleep can also be fatal for your health? Let's take a look at the disadvantages of taking Kumbhakarna's sleep. Disadvantages of sleeping too much 1. Heart Disease If your sleep does not open even after 8 hours, then take the help of an alarm or family members, because if you sleep for a long time then the heart may be at risk. This increases the risk of coronary artery disease. 2. Headache If you get enough sleep then it removes fatigue and headache, but if you are used to sleeping more then it can increase headaches, so change this bad habit as soon as possible. 3. Depression We are all aware that sleeping less can cause stress, but sleeping more can also cause such problems. People who are unable to control their sleep, often become victims of depression. 4. Obesity When you sleep more than a limit, then it is obvious that you will not be able to take out time for physical activities, in such a situation it is bound to increase belly and waist fat. This can later become the cause of diabetes and high blood pressure.

Kalam Times 2 Feb 2023 8:50 am

With 12 Newfound Satellites, Jupiter Quietly Takes Crown for Most Moons

The orbits of a dozen new small worlds circling the gas giant have recently been published.

NewsLookup 2 Feb 2023 6:19 am

Morbi bridge collapse: Oreva Group chief Jaysukh Patel sent to police custody for 7 days

Jaysukh Patel, the Managing Director of Oreva Group was sent to police custody for seven days till February 8. The firm was tasked with the maintenance of Morbi Bridge, which collapsed on October 30, 2022.

India Today 1 Feb 2023 10:10 pm

Hover-1s just-released Altai Pro electric motorbike sees first discount at $400 off

Amazon is now offering the Hover-1 Altai Pro R750 Electric Bicycle for $2,599.99 shipped . Typically fetching $3,000, youre looking at the very first price cut on this new release. Amounting to $400 in savings, this model just launched last fall and is now dropping to a new all-time low. Hover-1 Altai Pro may arrive as an e-bike, but its design screams more of motocycle vibes with a rugged frame that houses the 750W electric motors. It can travel 55 miles on a single charge and at top speeds of up to 28 MPH, all of which is thanks to the 48V/20Ah lithium-ion batterythat refuels over night in 8 hours. Circling back to that unique frame design, there are two saddle bags, as well as storage racks, and not to mention the pair of 20-inch fat tires that help you handle uneven terrain. Hover-1 lastly outfits the Altai Pro with a headlight, taillights, turn signals, and side mirrors. Head below for more. more The post Hover-1s just-released Altai Pro electric motorbike sees first discount at $400 off appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 1 Feb 2023 9:29 pm

Virgin Orbit receives another small investment from Bransonand its worrisome

More clarity on the company's financial situation should come by late March.

Ars Technica 1 Feb 2023 8:55 pm

Todays best game deals: Horizon Forbidden West $30, TMNT Collection $30, more

This is the place to find all of the best price drops on Nintendo Switch titles as well as a series of Xbox and PlayStation releases everyday of the week. Sony has now kicked off a couple notable digital PSN sales including the Games Under $15 and Critics Choice events featuring some notable blockbuster titles. One standout here is Horizon Forbidden West on PS4 for $29.99 . Regularly $60, this is up to 50% off the going rate and the lowest price we can find. This version in physical form is selling for $45 on Amazon right now, but remember, the digital PS4 edition upgrades to a digital PS5 copy for free. If youre yet to jump into Aloys latest adventure to the west, nows a notable time to do it especially with the launch of Horizon Call of the Mountain on PlayStation VR2 just a few weeks away now. Heres a closer look at the PS VR2 launch lineup and release details while youre at it.Head below or some top picks and the rest of todays best Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox games deals. more The post Todays best game deals: Horizon Forbidden West $30, TMNT Collection $30, more appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 1 Feb 2023 8:12 pm

Tech Nation forced to close after losing funding to Barclays

Tech entrepreneurs react with surprise and dismay. Tech Nation , the UK industry body set up in 2014 to support tech entrepreneurs in scaling up their businesses, has announced that it will be forced to close following the UK government's decision to withdraw crucial funding. The announcement , posted yesterday afternoon, began as follows: After a decade as a government-backed organisation serving the UK scaleup tech ecosystem, we are today announcing that Tech Nation will be closing its doors from 31st March 2023. Tech Nation's core grant funding from DCMS is being awarded to Barclays Bank. With this foundation removed, Tech Nation's remaining activities are not viable on a standalone basis. As a direct result of the DCMS grant withdrawal, Tech Nation will be ceasing all existing operations through a carefully planned wind-down and has commenced a redundancy consultation process. Tech Nation is also actively seeking interested parties to acquire its portfolio of assets to take forward in a new guise. The not-for profit organisation was set up to promote UK tech. This involved providing support for founders via coaching, network building, education, specific accelerators for companies focused on AI, cyber and fintech, running the global tech talent visa program talent and publishing research. Tech Nation has been highly effective in helping UK tech businesses to scale, and bringing tech talent to the UK. More than 95% of the start-ups nurtured through Tech Nation's accelerator programs have gone on to grow further, and more than a third of the tech unicorns and decacorns created in the UK have graduated from a Tech Nation program. It's alumni includes some very familiar names such as Ocado, Depop, Bloom & Wild, Just Eat, Darktrace and Peak AI. The organisation claims in its statement that for every 1 contributed by the UK taxpayers, it delivers a 15 return. Indeed, the success of UK tech, valued at $1 trillion, and employing 4.8 million people, has been lauded in recent speeches by both the Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer as a great British success story, and a critical part of the UK economy. Jeremy Hunt even name checked Tech Nation graduates Monzo and Revolut in his speech at Bloomberg on 27 th January, as examples of the UKs world-beating fintech sector. Given the demonstrable success of Tech Nation it is not obvious why the DCMS chose to award the 12.09mn Digital Growth Grant to Barclays Eagle Labs. A statement published on the DCMS website says: The Digital Growth Grant was awarded following an open competition and rigorous assessment process. The Barclays Eagle Labs bid represented the best value for taxpayers' money as the full grant will be allocated to supporting the UK tech ecosystem, with Eagle Labs absorbing all operational and people costs associated with delivering the programme of activity. It will enable Eagle Labs to launch new programmes to grow tech businesses as well as increasing access to Eagle Labs' existing services. The funding will double the number of mentoring sessions offered to tech firms to 1,500 a year. The independent panel assessing applications concluded Eagle Labs was uniquely positioned to deliver targeted support across the country. A bespoke regional partnership programme will ensure funding and training reflects the challenges digital businesses are facing in their area. Tech entrepreneurs and VCs have greeted the news of Tech Nation's closure with dismay. Ekaterina Almasque, General Partner at early-stage European VC OpenOcean said: This is a difficult day for the UK tech industry. Tech Nation was founded to spearhead the UK's digital industry during its Silicon Roundabout heyday. So it's a troubling sign of the times that this body, which has overseen growth programmes for start-ups, digital academies, and international expansion efforts, has been forced to close its doors. The loss of Tech Nation will deny current and future entrepreneurs an important network for the UK tech industry. Building these connections are so crucial for start-ups in their earliest days of growth. It can help a firm secure funding, find talented employees, or simply share ideas with peers in the industry. If the UK government wishes to turn the UK into a new Silicon Valley, the industry needs grassroots support. Deep tech firms in fields like quantum technology, for example, have timelines measured in decades, and rely on targeted incentives and funding from government to ensure continued progress is made. Many countries around the world are making these efforts to back their tech economy. The UK must do the same if it is to avoid falling behind its peers. Simply branding plans with Silicon' is not sufficient. We must ensure that we put in place the correct processes to bring talented founders with innovative software ideas all the way from ideas on a whiteboard to stock listings in Piccadilly Square. A DCMS spokesman said: We have supported Tech Nation since 2017 to accelerate the growth of startups and scaleups across the UK. Our decision to make the Digital Growth Grant competitive brings the funding into line with the majority of government grants.Barclays Eagle Labs was successful because their application represented the best value for taxpayers' money, will benefit the most startups and scale-ups over the next two years, and was scoredhighestby an independent panel. We are committed to supporting Tech Nation until March 2023.

Computing 1 Feb 2023 5:40 pm

Sheer greed: Industry reacts to Oracle's new Java pricing

IT leaders are spitting tacks this week after Oracle moved to massively hike licencing fees for the open source Java language. One customer, speaking on condition of anonymity, tells us subscription models are jeopardising profits. Subscription (or consumption) models have boomed in the last decade, as software vendors seek recurring revenue: a big driver for venture capital investment. When prices remain roughly comparable to the one-off cost of buying software outright, this is all well and good; but when costs spike and IT gets blamed, who bears the brunt? In the closing days of January Oracle announced a change to the licencing model for Java standard edition (SE) from a per-user price to per-employee. This means that, for new customers, the price of a Java licence will be based on total number of employees (full-time, part-time, temporary workers, consultants and contractors), not just those using the language directly. Some CIOs we talked to said they will take this as an opportunity to quietly exit stage left, dropping Oracle as a supplier as alternatives become available. Others are not so lucky, relying on Java - one of the world's most popular programming languages - for essential systems. From capex to opex One IT leader, who wished to remain anonymous, said the move to consumption models was hurting his business's bottom line. With all these companies you used to be able to buy a CD and capitalise the cost over five years. Now it's a subscription model and the costs are all operational...and effectively costs have gone up as much as 100%. Vendors have worked out a model where they can get more money out of you. The person, who leads IT at a large multi-national firm, took Microsoft - one of the first vendors to move away from single payments and towards recurring revenue - as an example. We used to buy Office 2012 for 300-400 and spread the cost over five years, at a maximum cost of about 100 a year to use to our heart's content. Now a subscription model is 50 a month for Office 365. Multiply that by all our staff and our costs have risen by 109 million. The cost of Java is rising 1,400% for small businesses The costs are huge for enterprise-scale firms like the above, but small companies may bear an even greater burden considering their comparatively lower budgets. An SME with 250 employees and a modest Java presence - say, 20 desktop users and eight Java processors - would pay around $3,000 (2,435) a year under the old pricing model. With the move to per-employee pricing, that same firm would pay $15 per user per month: $3,750 (3,000) every month, or $45,000 (36,500) a year, 14 times higher than the original price. Oracle, we'll reiterate, is not forcibly moving existing users to the new pricing model; it only applies to new customers. The new Java SE Universal Subscription was developed based on feedback from our customers with Java workloads running in increasingly diverse environments, Oracle said. It no longer requires customers to count every single Processor, Desktop, or Named User that may be using the subscription, and the permitted use is universal across desktop, servers, and cloud infrastructure. Java SE Universal Subscription is a new product and does not change anything for existing customers with the previous Subscription offering. The vendors are winning The CIO we talked to said the senior leadership at their firm had already described IT costs as crippling, but continued to hire people, putting the tech team into a difficult position. IT vendors are increasing costs by 25% a year to keep up with their revenue targets. This is why I'm not a fan of the cloud - once you're in, you can't get out. Sharepoint is a good example: The way Microsoft saves versions of your files can't be replicated, so if you do extract yourself from SharePoint you'd have individual files for each version, ballooning your storage. Everything, they said, is moving to a model where customers are charged per-user or based on usage. It means the vendors are winning. They'll say you're getting incremental updates [to justify the higher costs], but we might not want those updates. Sheer greed Donald Gardiner, MD of P&Q International , is less circumspect. He believes Oracle and other companies have one hell of a cheek for trying to profit from open source systems like Linux and Java. It is just sheer greed... I have never heard of pricing a language this way, especially at such exorbitant prices per head for people that aren't even using it. While he's against this move, Gardiner believes that per-employee pricing has a place: specifically, when only a few people use the system directly but everyone in the organisation benefits, such as payroll and HR software. In my view, a programming language is a very different type of software and completely inappropriate for this pricing model - and that is multiplied a thousand-fold when it relates to open source software... By all means quote me. People need to stand up and reject such blackmail / ransom unequivocally. Ian Hill, director of information & cybersecurity at Upp, shares that view, referring to Oracle's move as legalised ransomware. [This is] another example of Oracle living up to its reputation as one of Silicon Valley's biggest corporate bullies... Considering that Java is in principle open source, ever since Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems in 2010 it was always on the cards that they would find a way around the open source hurdle, fully commercialise Java and maximise its profit potential through what some might argue is a form of legalised ransomware. After all, to the pursuit of profit, customers are just a necessary inconvenience. Other industry leaders, who declined to be quoted, wondered how long it would be before companies and developers switch away from Java, or write an equivalent language at a lower cost - or even what they called eal open source. Oracle's move to more heavily monetise Java is clearly proving controversial, but it remains to be seen whether any customers will - or can - follow through with their threats and drop the language entirely.

Computing 1 Feb 2023 3:03 pm

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Forbes 1 Feb 2023 11:30 am

Key Terms in Budget Speech: What is the meaning of these words appearing in the Finance Minister's speech? know here...

How to understand key terms used in Budget 2023: The budget speech of the Finance Minister is included in the most important economic documents of the year. But many such words are used in this speech, whose meaning is sometimes not understood. If you know the meaning of some such keywords then it will be easy to understand the budget speech. Annual Financial Statement Union Budget is also known as Annual Financial Statement (AFS). It means accounting expenditures and receipts during a particular financial year. Under Article 112 of the Constitution, it is mandatory for the Central Government to present its AFS before the Parliament. In the budget, along with the details of the current financial year, the estimate for the next financial year is also given, which is called Budget Estimates (BE or budget estimates). Fiscal Policy Fiscal policy or fiscal policy includes the tax policy of the government, details, and estimates of tax income and expenses. It is a major means of indicating the economic condition of the country. The government does work by planning its expenses and adjustment in tax rates only under the fiscal policy. Fiscal policy has a direct impact on the total demand for goods and services, employment, inflation, and economic growth in the country. Monetary Policy Another important policy affecting important aspects of the economy like growth rate, demand, and the inflation rate is the monetary policy, the main responsibility of which is determined by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Through monetary policy, the Reserve Bank affects the money supply and interest rates in the country. Fiscal Deficit If the total expenditure of the government exceeds the total revenue, then it has to bear the loss. This negative difference between expenditure and revenue is called Fiscal Deficit. While calculating the fiscal deficit, the external borrowings of the government are not added. Current Account Deficit Current Account Deficit is also called current account deficit in Hindi. It indicates the condition of the country's international trade i.e. Export-Import. Generally, the value of total exports in India is more than the value of total imports. This difference is the reason for the trade deficit and current account deficit. Revenue Deficit The government faces a revenue deficit when its actual net income or revenue generation is less than the projected net income. This happens when the amount of actual revenue and expenditure of the government does not match the amount of revenue and expenditure estimated in the budget. The revenue deficit also shows how much the government is spending more than its regular income. Capital Expenditure Capital Expenditure or Capital Expenditure refers to the expenses that the government spends on works such as creating new infrastructure, and buying or upgrading new physical assets or equipment. These are long-term expenses, whose benefits are available in the long run. Works like construction of roads, railways, ports, dams and powerhouses are prime examples of capital expenditure of the government. Goods and Services Tax (GST) The Finance Minister can mention the Goods and Services Tax (GST) while giving details of the government's income in her budget speech, but no changes are made in it through the budget. This is because all the decisions related to the slab and structure of GST are taken in the meetings of the GST Council, in which the representatives of the state governments play an important role. Customs duty Customs duty is levied on export or import of goods. Its burden ultimately falls on the end user of these items. Custom duty has so far been kept out of the purview of GST. Therefore, the government can make changes in these through the budget.

Kalam Times 1 Feb 2023 10:54 am

Motorbike collision: One dead, 4 injured in Kochi

The police registered a case against Sabir.

The New Indian Express 1 Feb 2023 9:45 am

Budget 2023: Industry leaders expect schemes that provide relief

It would fill the supply chain gaps and restore the market balance by curbing the rising prices.

The New Indian Express 1 Feb 2023 9:36 am

Lover kills woman after tiff over borrowed money

A 35-year-old married woman was murdered by her paramour nine days ago. The body of the paramour's was dug out of sand in an open field by the police on Monday night after the accused, Ismail Parmar, admitted to the crime. The police said that the woman was married to Raju Bavaliya, a resident of Por. She got into an illicit relationship with Ismail about eight years ago, and they used to meet regularly. However, their relationship went sour some months ago, and she blocked his number on her phone. Mittal had given about Rs. 25 lakh to Ismail. She began demanding the money back. Ismail tried to convince her to continue the relationship, but she refused. On January 22, Ismail called her under the pretext of sorting out the differences. He took her to an isolated spot near Por, on his motorbike. The duo got into a heated argument, and Ismail told the cops that he pushed her violently in anger. Mittal, a mother of two kids, fell on the ground and suffered severe injuries on the back of her head. Ismail claimed that she was not breathing and hence he panicked after some time. He dug a pit in the sand nearby and buried her there

The Times of India 1 Feb 2023 8:52 am

Youth held for disturbing council meet in Tamil Nadu

Four members of an unregistered organization barged into a Valparai municipal office on Monday and questioned the councillors and officials for not implementing many schemes and their failure to address people's grievances. The police nabbed one of them on Tuesday.

The Times of India 1 Feb 2023 8:45 am

Best Mesh Router Deals: Netgear Orbi: $85, TP-Link Deco S4: $110 - CNET

With so many discounts available on mesh routers right now, fixing that dead zone in your bathroom shouldn't bust the budget.

Cnet 1 Feb 2023 7:30 am

Bird survey in TN finds presence of South American suckermouth armoured catfish in Thamirabarani tanks

Volunteers of the 13th Thamirabarani waterbird census have found the presence of invasive South American Suckermouth armoured catfishes in many water tanks.

The New Indian Express 1 Feb 2023 7:00 am

Shariat councils cannot issue divorce papers: HC

Shariat Councils are neither courts nor arbitrator of disputes and hence they cannot certify dissolution of marriage, Madras high court has said, adding that Muslim women must approach only family courts to seek divorce (khula).

The Times of India 1 Feb 2023 5:35 am

NASA captures photo of 'bear's face' on the surface of Mars

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took a a photograph of a formation that resembles a bear's face on the surface of the Red Planet.

Fox News 1 Feb 2023 5:33 am

Sen. Dick Durbin urges DOJ to review Twitter's handling of child exploitation

In a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, Durbin said Twitter

NewsLookup 1 Feb 2023 2:25 am

Morbi tragedy: Oreva chief Patel surrenders - Hindustan Times

Morbi tragedy: Oreva chief Patel surrenders Hindustan Times

Google News 31 Jan 2023 11:45 pm

RBI Did A Tremendous Job In Controlling Inflation: Former RBI Governor

While discussing the challenges posed by inflation, former RBI governor Duvvuri Subbarao says, RBI has done a tremendous job in controlling inflation. He adds that along with RBI, government is also responsible for curbing inflation.

NDTV 31 Jan 2023 8:09 pm

Morbi Bridge collapse in Gujarat: Oreva Group MD Jaysukh Patel surrenders before court - Economic Times

Morbi Bridge collapse in Gujarat: Oreva Group MD Jaysukh Patel surrenders before court Economic Times

Google News 31 Jan 2023 7:06 pm

Morbi bridge collapse: 'Absconding' Oreva group MD Jaysukh Patel surrenders before court - Economic Times

Morbi bridge collapse: 'Absconding' Oreva group MD Jaysukh Patel surrenders before court Economic Times

Google News 31 Jan 2023 5:07 pm

Study Finds Third COVID Vaccine Booster Dose Can Reduce Mortality Rate By 90%

The findings of a research conducted recently highlight the potential benefits from booster vaccination, specifically in vulnerable populations living with multi-morbidity.

The HealthSite 31 Jan 2023 4:46 pm

Disturbing call from Lamlongei ST tag could be answer

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E-Pao 31 Jan 2023 6:50 am

Ex-employee claims Facebook apps can purposefully drain your iPhone battery

If youve ever noticed your battery draining abnormally fast while using the Facebook or Messenger app on your iPhone, it might not be a coincidence. According to a former Meta data scientist, the company has the ability to secretly drain users Android and iPhone batteries as part of its internal app testing. In an interview with The New York Post , George Hayward claims he was fired last November for refusing to participate in negative testing while working on the Messanger app. According to QASource , negative testing lets developers compare the expected output against the incorrect output by revealing how an app responds to invalid data. In Facebooks case, negative testing could be used to see how certain features work or how quickly messages load when batteries are drained more quickly than expected. Hayward, who filed a lawsuit but later withdrew it due to an arbitration requirement, says the practice could harm somebody by depleting their battery without warning. Hayward doesnt say how many people may have been impacted by the negative testing or if the Messenger testing ever made it out of the beta stage. However, Hayward told the Post that he was given an internal training document titled, How to run thoughtful negative tests, which included examples of battery-draining experiments being carried out. He then claims he was fired after three years with the company for refusing to participate in the testing. Facebook apps has long been accused of causing iPhone battery drain. This Reddit thread from 2020 that shows the Messenger app using more battery than PUBG Mobile is just one of many examples. Its unclear from the report what the next steps in the lawsuit are or if Facebook will be forced to respond. Haywards lawyer contends that his client stands by the allegations of the clearly illegal practice. iPhone

Macworld 31 Jan 2023 1:17 am

Walmart clears out cellular Apple Watch Series 7 styles at $249 all-time lows (Save $250)

Walmart is now clearing out Apple Series 7 models for those who dont need the latest and greatest. Dropping the GPS + Cellular 41mm Green aluminum style to $249 shipped , this is well below its original $499 going rate. Todays offer not only amounts to $250 in savings for the new condition model, but also undercuts previous refurbished discounts. Its a notable chance to lock-in some clearance pricing on quite the capable wearable. While its not the all-new version, Apple Watch Series 7 still packs quite a punch for your fitness kit for far less than either of Apples latest. Theres a similar build centered around the brightest screen Apple makes, as well as all-day battery life backed by a fast charging mode for overnight wear. And while theres no onboard temperature sensor like Series 8, youll still find onboard heart rate monitoring, the ability to keep tabs on blood oxygen levels, and even take ECGs. All with watchOS 9 at the center of the experience. more The post Walmart clears out cellular Apple Watch Series 7 styles at $249 all-time lows (Save $250) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 30 Jan 2023 8:53 pm

Arbitration importance

Arbitration means a process where parties come into an arbitration agreement in which the party with mutual consent appoints a person(s) as an arbitrator who can resolve disputes and make harmo...

Legal Service India 30 Jan 2023 1:58 pm

Overview of Supreme Court of India on MSME Act In Recent Judgement

The Supreme Court of India recently held that the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act (MSMED Act) will have overriding powers over the Arbitration Act. In a landmark decision, t...

Legal Service India 30 Jan 2023 1:58 pm

Arbitration: A Better Approach Of Dispute Settlement In India

Judiciary is one of the best and oldest judicial system but now it becoming incapable to handle all the pending cases. To deal with this problem, the judicial system introduced a new process wh...

Legal Service India 30 Jan 2023 1:58 pm

Morbi royal family proposes memorial for victims of Jhulto Pul bridge tragedy - The Indian Express

Morbi royal family proposes memorial for victims of Jhulto Pul bridge tragedy The Indian Express

Google News 30 Jan 2023 1:11 pm

American green iguana surfaces at Goa's Chapora

A juvenile of a green iguana (Iguana iguana), a herbivorous lizard preferred by many hobbyists for its bright colours and quiet nature, that was recently rescued at Chapora is being tended to at a rescue centre at Bicholim.

The Times of India 30 Jan 2023 12:08 pm

SC agrees to hear plea challenging govt's move to ban BBC series next week

A petition filed by advocate ML Sharma called the ban on the BBC documentary titled 'India: The Modi Question' malafide, arbitrary and unconstitutional.

India Today 30 Jan 2023 11:57 am

Students must take country forward to next century: Governor RN Ravi

We didnt listen to the message of Swami Vivekananda, Chinamayanantha, Rishi Arbindo and our ancient sages and rishis.

The New Indian Express 30 Jan 2023 6:00 am

New York Yankees And Gleyber Torres Demonstrate Prudence In Avoiding Arbitration

New York Yankees and Gleyber Torres avoid a potentially contentious arbitration hearing by agreeing to a one-year, $9.95 million contract.

Forbes 30 Jan 2023 4:58 am

Refurbished Tablet Alert: Grab Amazon Fire or Kindles for as Little as $15 - CNET

Choose from over ten different kinds and styles of tablets at discounted prices on Woot.

Cnet 30 Jan 2023 12:51 am

T.N. among top five States receiving GST compensation, says RBI study - The Hindu

T.N. among top five States receiving GST compensation, says RBI study The Hindu

Google News 30 Jan 2023 12:22 am

LVMHs Growth Was Challenged In Fourth Quarter: Is It A Harbinger For 2023?

LVMH reported 23% growth in 2022 over 2021 and is confident in its ability o continue the growth observed in 2022. However, dark clouds hang over the luxury market's prospects in 2023, signaled by the company's slowdown in growth during the fourth quarter.

Forbes 29 Jan 2023 5:48 pm

Assam: Gauhati High Court advocate Bijan Mahajan removed fromcourtfor wearing jeans during hearing

Guwahati:In an unprecedented incident, an advocate of the Gauhati High Court wason Fridayremoved from the court campus for wearing jeans during the hearingof a case. Advocate Bijan Kumar Mahajanwas moved out of the court when the court was hearing an anticipatory bail plea. HC Judge Justice Kalyan Rai Surana directedthe police to de-court lawyerBijan Kumar [] The post Assam: Gauhati High Court advocate Bijan Mahajan removed fromcourtfor wearing jeans during hearing appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 28 Jan 2023 8:35 pm

Morbid Obesity: When Bariatric Surgery May Be The Only Option For A Patient?

A 38-year-old man weighing 262 Kg lost 41 Kg in one month after a bariatric weight loss surgery. Read on to know the benefits of bariatric surgery and when it is considered.

The HealthSite 28 Jan 2023 11:42 am

120 Katrang families shifted out of Satkosia reserve

The 120 families from Katrang village in the core area of Satkosia Tiger Reserve have been relocated to make way for development of meadows. The relocation was part of the habitat rejuvenation project after the tiger translocation project failed earlier. Wildlife officials said the villagers were relocated after they agreed to move out of the core area where they have been living for years. The presence of humans disturbs animals in the core area, and they were given compensation as per the guideline of the National Tiger Conservation Authority. Sources said the relocation provided the wildlife wing of 450 hectares as the villagers vacated the space. The department will develop meadow for prey animals or herbivores so that it becomes sustainable for carnivores at present. Satkosia has no tiger currently, but leopards are only sighted in Satkosia Field Director of Satkosia's statement. Five villages including Katrang need to be vacated to create inviolate space in the reserve.

The Times of India 28 Jan 2023 8:49 am

120 Katrang families shifted out of Satkosia Tiger Reserve

The 120 families from Katrang village in the core area of Satkosia Tiger Reserve have been relocated to make way for development of meadows. The relocation was part of the habitat rejuvenation project after the tiger translocation project failed earlier. Wildlife officials said the villagers were relocated after they agreed to move out of the core area where they have been living for years. The presence of humans disturbs animals in the core area, and they were given compensation as per the guideline of the National Tiger Conservation Authority. Sources said the relocation provided the wildlife wing of 450 hectares as the villagers vacated the space. The department will develop meadow for prey animals or herbivores so that it becomes sustainable for carnivores at present. Satkosia has no tiger currently, but leopards are only sighted in Satkosia Field Director of Satkosia's statement. Five villages including Katrang need to be vacated to create inviolate space in the reserve.

The Times of India 28 Jan 2023 8:49 am

Govt will spend 29crore on devp projects

Ludhiana local government minister Dr. Inderbir Singh Nijjar has announced that the government will be spending approximately Rs. 2908 crore on development works in Ludhiana district. Rs. 2767 crore will be spent on supply installation testing and commissioning of portable compactors for secondary storage and hook loaders for transportation of municipal solid waste for the municipal corporation Ludhiana. Rs. 6676 lakhs will be spent for implementation of surveillance infrastructure in court complex DC office and associated areas. Apart from this, Rs. 7470 lakhs will be spent for supply of ready mix road repair bituminous material for central store municipal corporation Ludhiana. Dr. Nijjar has also instructed the officers of the department to ensure quality and transparency in development works.

The Times of India 28 Jan 2023 8:46 am

Tiger census begins at Nagarahole

The Nagarahole Tiger Reserve is set to carry out an 8-day tiger census exercise starting on Friday, February 6th. Beat officers and other staff will carry out a sign survey of carnivores and megaherbivores, logging all direct and indirect evidence in the mstripes app. The camera trapping exercise was completed in 25 days time on December 10th. The exercise will start in November and will include density and vegetation plot surveys in each line transect of the respective beats within the next 36 days, based on the number of line transects in each beat. Direct sighting of prey species on the transect line will be logged using a range finder and compass, this being used to determine the distance between the prey species and the transect line. Earlier on Thursday, a refresher training about the phase 1 exercise for this census was conducted at the Veeranhosahalli range. All range coordinators of all ranges of Nagarahole Tiger Reserve range forest officers of all ranges respective subdivision assistant conservator of forest and deputy conservator of forest of the D.C.F. along with other staff of Nagarahole Tiger Reserve participated. Green activists are looking forward to the tiger census report 2022 before the end of

The Times of India 28 Jan 2023 8:34 am

Ban on BBC film attempt at curbing access to content critical of govt

Legal experts explain what the emergency power under 2021 IT Rules is and whether it infringes upon fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution

Mid Day 28 Jan 2023 7:55 am

Protests over BBC docu on DU campus, students detained

We detained 24 people from outside the Arts Faculty for disturbing peace in the area, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Sagar Singh Kalsi.

The New Indian Express 28 Jan 2023 7:50 am

Apple Arcade FAQ: Squiggle Drop is now available

Gaming subscription services are all the rage now, but Apple Arcade isnt quite like Google Stadia or Xbox Game Pass. So if youve got questions about it, weve got plenty of answers. Updated 01/27/23: Squiggle Drop is now available. What is Apple Arcade? Apple Arcade is a gaming subscription service for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and AppleTV that features more than 150 games. The games are a mix of genres and styles, and include original games youll only find on the service and others that can be found on the regular App Store or even other platforms. Apple Arcade isnt a streaming service like Google Stadia. Games must be downloaded onto your device in order to be played. What do I need to run it? Apple Arcade is available as part of iOS 13, iPad OS 13, tvOS 13, and macOS Catalina or later. Some of the more visually-intensive games may only run well on newer hardware, though, and some Mac games require macOS 11 (Big Sur). How much does Apple Arcade cost? Apple Arcade costs $4.99 per month, and youll also get a one-month free trial. You can also sign up for the annual plan, which is $49.99. If youre currently on the $4.99 month-to-month plan and want to switch to the annual plan, you can do so on youriPhone or iPad. Open the App Store app, then tap your account icon in the upper right. Tap Subscriptions , then tap the entry for Apple Arcade . Here, you can switch to the annual plan. Apple Arcade is also included in the Apple One subscription bundles , which range from $10 a month to $30 a month. How do I sign up for Apple Arcade? There isnt an Apple Arcade appits built into the App Store. On your iPhone, iPad, or Mac open the App Store and look for the Apple Arcade tab at the bottom of the screen (or in the left column on macOS). A sign-up screen with a Try It Free button will appear. After the trial youll be charged either the monthly or annual fee, depending on your selection. When subscribing, youll need to enter your Apple ID password or use Touch ID or Face ID to sign in, and youll have to confirm your subscription purchase a few times. Once youre done with the sign up, the Arcade section of the App Store shows what games are available to you. To access a game, tap on it in the App Store, then tap the Get button. When the game is done installing on your device, the Get button turns into a Play button, and you can tap it to launch the game. The game app icon will also appear on your devices Home page. On the Apple TV, there actually is an Arcade app. Open that to see the sign-up offer. Youll also find an Arcade tab within the App Store. Does my subscription include family sharing? Yes. One $4.99 per month subscription can be shared between up to six people (including you). How do I cancel Apple Arcade? First off, keep in mind that if you cancel Apple Arcade (either before your free trial is up or after subscribing), you wont be able to keep playing the games unless you re-subscribe. If youre okay with that, you can use the same process you use to cancel any other subscription service. Heres the easiest way to do it on the iPhone and iPad: Open the App Store app and tap on your profile photo in the upper right. In the screen that pops up, press Subscriptions near the top of the page. Youll then see a list of active subscriptions, and Apple Arcade should be listed there. Tap it. Youll either see Cancel Free Trial or Cancel Subscription toward the middle of the page that appears. Tap whatever option is available , then Confirm Cancellation . And heres how to cancel Apple Arcade on the Mac: Open the App Store app and then press the icon with your profile photo in the lower left. The Account window will appear, and you should then click View Information at the top of the window. Enter your password when/if prompted. When your Account Information appears, scroll down to the Manage section and click the Manage link to the right of Subscriptions . When the list of your active subscriptions appears, click Edit to the right of Apple Arcade . Toward the middle of the page that appears, youll see a button that says either Cancel Free Trial or Cancel Subscription . Click it, then click Confirm Cancellation and Confirm . How do I access Apple Arcade games? Apple Arcade is its own tab in the App Store. You can find games to download there, and grab anything you like without fear of being charged, seeing ads, or having to later buy in-app purchases. Once downloaded, Apple Arcade games are found just like any other app on your device. Youll find this tab on the Mac, too. Does Apple curate the games on Apple Arcade? Yes. Apple says it is handpicking the games in Apple Arcade and that it curates them based on originality, quality, creativity, fun, and their appeal to players of all ages. Do Apple Arcade games have in-app purchases? No. In Apples words, since every game includes access to the full experience, including all game features, content, and future updates, no additional purchases will be required. Even games that have in-app purchases on the App Store wont have any in Apple Arcade. Do Apple Arcade games have ads? Also no. On a related note, Apple says Apple Arcade has no ad tracking. Is Apple Arcade a game streaming service like Googles Stadia or Xbox Game Streaming? No. All Apple Arcade are downloaded. Are Apple Arcade games available on other systems? Apple Arcade games were originally exclusive to Apple Arcadenot in the regular App Store nor on any other mobile platform. Some would appear on PC or consoles, but never in a subscription service. Apple has since relaxed that policy somewhat, and you can find games in Apple Arcade that also exist in the regular App Store or on Android. They are usually denoted by a + at the end, to differentiate the Apple Arcade version (free to download with your subscription, and free from ads or in-app purchases) from the App Store version. For example Mini Metro (App Store) vs. Mini Metro+ (Apple Arcade). Will I still be able to buy games on the App Store without an Apple Arcade subscription? Yes. Theres no sign that the existing games model will be going away, as it works fine for freemium games like Idle Heroes or Toon Blast . Apple is focusing on handpicked games for Apple Arcade, so theres little doubt that the library will be much smaller than the thousands of games available in the App Store. Are there demos for Apple Arcade games? No, and theyre not really necessary. Like App Store apps, games download quickly and can easily be removed if you dont want to keep it anymore. Apple partly envisions Apple Arcade as a way of letting players try out games with more freedom than the App Store currently allows (which is basically none). In Apples words, rather than pay upfront for each game, a subscription to Apple Arcade will give players the opportunity to try any game in the service without risk. The service has a free trial, though, as weve seen with both Apple Music and Apple News+. Am I able to keep playing Apple Arcade games if I cancel my subscription? No. As with most subscription services, you only have access while youre a subscriber. Can I use controllers with Apple Arcade games? Yes. In additional to traditional MFi (Made for iOS) controllers, you can pair some specific Bluetooth controllers for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with either your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. Since many Apple Arcade games are playable on Mac and Apple TV (where controller support is more common), many games will support them. Some games, especially those that are also available in the broader App Store and only for iPhone or iPad, have no controller support. Recently Apple relaxed the requirements for MFi controller certification, which may have grown out of the Apple Arcade negotiations. How often are new games released? Games are typically released on Fridays, but not every Friday. The release schedule is sporadicsome Fridays there are no new games released, some see one game released, some more than one. Sometimes there will be no new game release, but existing games will get a big update with new content and features. On average, new games are released at a rate of about one every 2-3 weeks, though this may improve as Apple has loosened the rules around Apple Arcade exclusivity. What games have been released so far? There are over 150 games available for Apple Arcade, and the list grows all the time. 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Macworld 27 Jan 2023 11:16 pm

Where to buy a second-hand or refurbished iPhone

If youre on the hunt for an iPhone but your budget doesnt quite stretch to Apples newest models, buying an old, used or refurbished iPhone is a great way to pick up a bargain. While this might sound like a risky option, that doesnt have to be the case, as specialist retailers offer warranties and check devices before sending them out. Well help you find a reputable source for second-hand phones. With Apple focusing on its 14-series iPhones from late 2022, you can find excellent deals on older phones such as the 13-, 12- and 11-series. (Apple still sells the standard iPhone 12 and 13 models, but has discontinued many of the variants, which means refurbished is the way to go with those models.) The older youre prepared to go, the bigger the savings you can enjoy. In this article we cover everything there is to know about buying a safe and reliable refurbished iPhone, whether youre looking to buy SIM-free or on contract. Where to buy a refurbished iPhone SIM-free Apple itself should be your first port of call, if only to establish a benchmark of what is reasonable to pay for your chosen handset: check to see if the Refurbished Store has the iPhone model youre looking for. (Thats the U.S. store. British readers should try the U.K. Refurbished Store .) At time of writing were seeing a range of models from the iPhone 11 to the iPhone 13, but newer products will be added in due course. Apples store tends to be the most expensive place to buy refurbished iPhonesalthough its still significantly cheaper than buying new. (The standard reduction on the Apple Refurbished Store is 15 percent.) But there are advantages that come with this higher price. The refurb phones all come with the same one-year limited warranty that youll find on the brand-new versions, for example. And its worth noting that any parts used in the refurb will be official Apple ones, and all devices come with brand-new batteries. Its worth shopping around, however, to make sure youre getting a good deal. There are plenty of other companies that make a living from refurbishing and selling iPhones. Our top picks include: Refurbished iPhone sellers in the U.S. Decluttr : A popular destination for refurbished devices, often with sales that slash even more money off. You can also trade in any of your old tech, gadgets, and media (including books and CDs) to get steeper discounts. The iOutlet on eBay : Offers competitive pricing for refurbished devices and also accepts other gadgets such as iPads, Apple Watches, and gaming consoles. Amazon Renewed Store : This sites greatest benefit is that purchases are all backed by Amazons standard returns policy and its Renewed Guarantee lets you get a refund or replacement within 1 year of receiving your product. Best Buy : Best Buy doesnt offer a great deal of information on pre-owned iPhones condition, but you can return within 14 days if the item is unopened or defective in any way. Walmart : Walmart doesnt sell refurbished iPhones directly; rather, they are sourced from other sellers. Return policies vary from seller to seller, but there are minimum requirements that apply universally. Refurbished iPhone sellers in the U.K. Music Magpie : The UK version of Decluttr and a good place to start looking for refurbished iPhones. You may find that sales reduce the price still further. The iOutlet or The iOutlet on eBay : Offers competitive pricing for refurbished devices and also accepts other gadgets such as iPads, Apple Watches, and gaming consoles. Amazon Renewed Store : While you cant really sell on Amazon Renewed unless youre a business, those looking to buy a refurbished iPhone Amazon Renewed have plenty of options to choose from. Its greatest benefit is that purchases are all backed by Amazons standard returns policy and its Renewed Guarantee lets you get a refund or replacement within 1 year of receiving your product. Envirofone : Also allows you to trade in your old phone for cash towards purchasing a refurbished phone. However, it mostly specializes in phones so you wont be able to trade in your DVDs or books for cash. 4Gadgets : Offers a 12-month warranty for all online orders. Reboxed : Pledges that devices are fully tested and in perfect working order. All come with a 12-month no quibble warranty. Smartfone Store : Look out for the additional 10 percent discount for students and young people. Refurb-Phone : Like most refurb sellers, this site offers a 12-month warranty. Less commonplace is its policy of allowing returns within 14 days if you simply change your mind. The Big Phone Store : Says it ensures refurb phones are thoroughly tested, repaired, and cleaned before being sent out. Backs this with a 12-month warranty. Laptops Direct : You get a 12-month warranty on parts and labor. Watch out for slightly confusing grading system: A3, for example, means Average condition. Back Market : You get 30 days to change your mind and a 12-month warranty or occasionally more. const circularConfig = { container: circularContainer, partnerId: DC00002, }; Best refurbished iPhone deals now The large number of refurb sellers and variations of condition and warranty mean its impossible to provide exhaustive details of the best deal for every buyer. The best option, if you have time, is to visit each of the sellers listed above and shop around for the best price that meets your requirements. For the reader in a rush, however, we have assembled the standout deals for each model using the following criteria: the lowest price currently available from a reputable seller with the minimum storage allocation, unlocked, and the highest condition grade where applicable. This should help you pinpoint the sellers offering the best value. Refurbished iPhone Deals US Apple iPhone 13 Pro (128GB, Renewed) 1 From: Amazon Renewed Store Was: $999 Now: $760 ($239 off 2021 price) View Deal This is a good price on last years flagship iPhone. Apple iPhone 12 mini (64GB, Refurbished, Excellent) 2 From: eBay Was: $599 Now: $314.95 ($284.05 off 2021 price) View Deal This handset is certified as eBay Refurbished, which means All items are tested by qualified refurbishers and function as intended. Apple iPhone SE (2020, 64GB, Refurbished) 3 From: Walmart Was: $399 Now: $128.98 ($270.02 off 2020 price) View Deal Walmart doesnt offer much information about condition, but theres a reassuring warranty. And here are the best deals in the UK. Refurbished iPhone Deals UK Apple iPhone 13 Pro (128GB, Refurbished, Excellent) 1 From: Back Market Was: 949 Now: 719 (230 off 2021 price) View Deal This is the cheapest we can find an iPhone 13 Pro at its sellers highest condition grade. The Big Phone Store is matching the price. Apple iPhone 12 mini (64GB, Refurbished, Excellent) 2 From: Back Market Was: 579 Now: 304.60 (274.40 off 2021 price) View Deal Apple iPhone SE (2020, 64GB, Refurbished, Excellent) 3 From: Back Market Was: 399 Now: 135.10 (263.90 off 2020 price) View Deal Back Market is miles ahead of the pack on the 2020 iPhone SEnobody else comes close to this price. Apple iPhone 11 Pro (64GB, Refurbished, Excellent) 4 From: Amazon Renewed Store Was: 1,049 Now: 323.99 (725.01 off 2019 price) View Deal A big saving on 2019s flagship iPhone. The Big Phone Store is a good option if Amazon runs out of stock. Apple iPhone 11 (64GB, Refurbished, Excellent) 5 From: Amazon Renewed Store Was: 489 Now: 264.89 (224.11 off 2021 price) View Deal Amazon has the lowest price on the iPhone 11, but price is dependent on the color finish you choose. Back Market is worth a look too. Where to buy a refurbished iPhone on contract You can pick up refurbished phones on contract as well from the following carriers and resellers: US carriers Verizon AT&T T-Mobile UK carriers GiffGaff Mobiles.co.uk O2 Like New Vodafone Carphone Warehouse Fonehouse Outside of specialist retailers, theres also eBay and eBay UK (just be sure to check the sellers feedback and read the descriptions carefully), and, in the UK, CeX . Buying older iPhones new on contract Another way to dampen the financial impact of buying a new iPhone is to go down the tried and tested route of contracts offered by mobile providers. Youll find older iPhone models in the online stores of various UK carriers, such as the iPhone 8 or XR, on much cheaper tariffs than the iPhone 14 range. Prices change all the time, so wed recommend reading our Best iPhone deals guide on a regular basis to see which offers are currently available. Should I buy a refurbished iPhone? What is refurbished? You might be concerned about buying a refurbished handset, thinking that it would be like buying a second-hand iPhone, but theres no reason to be worried. Remember: refurbished and second-hard arent the same thing. Refurbished iPhones are pre-owned but are wiped, tested and repaired to work like new. The iPhones Apple sells in the Refurbished Store were returned to Apple for a variety of reasons: The previous owner could have exercised their consumer rights and returned the handset unused within 14 days (as per Apples refund and exchange policy). The iPhone may have been used as a demonstration model. The iPhone may have been returned to Apple due to a fault. The third point on that list may concern you, but you can be sure that Apple will have identified and fixed any faults before reselling the device. The company says refurbished products undergo full functional testing and are provided with genuine Apple part replacements (if necessary). They also get a thorough cleaning, incidentally. There are plenty of benefits to buying a refurbished iPhone: You get a one-year warranty. You get 90 days of tech support . Because youre buying from Apple directly, there are no shipping costs and free returns. You can also take advantage of Apples 14-day returns policy if you change your mind. (Note however that Apple isnt the only seller to offer such a policy.) Refurbished vs second-hand: Whats the difference? If its not already clear, a refurbished iPhone is tested and repaired so the handset works like new (or as close to new as possible). A second-hand iPhone, on the other hand, is simply sold as is, which means the device may not last as long. The battery in particular will be a worry in the long term. There are other risks to buying second-hand too. If the previous owner hasnt dissociated their Apple ID from the device you may get permanently locked out of the iPhone. Unfortunately, Apples customer service wouldnt be able to help you unlock the phone either, as the company has strict security policies. Such a situation would be less of a concern if you know and can easily contact the previous owner (and they remember their Apple ID details), but wed prefer avoiding such complications to start with. This is just another reason why buying refurbished is a more reliable route to go if you did want to pick up a previously owned iPhone. What does refurbished Grade A mean? When you shop refurbished you might see grade scores such as A, B, or C; this indicates the condition of the phone. Is it dinged up? Does it have scratches? Or is it completely blemish-free and pristine? The grade gives you a general idea. We say general because these grades arent set by an independent body, which means they can vary from retailer to retailer. This is how the grades usually break down: Grade A: Looks like new or has very few signs of wear Grade B: Might have some minor scratches and some wear Grade C: Looks used and has obvious signs of wear But some sites go with Fair, Good, and Excellent or some other variation. (One site weve visited appears to grade everything as A plus a numberso a comparatively poor handset would be rated as A3. This may strike some readers as a little confusing.) Needless to say, Grade A/A1/Excellent refurbished devices will be more expensive than Grade C, but youll still be paying far less than you would for a brand-new device. Pay attention to refurbished warranties Given that the quality of refurbished iPhone devices can vary from retailer to retailer, its important to pay attention to the warranty. How long is the phone covered? The warranty allows you to get help or free repairs from the seller if you run into any issues after purchase. Retailers typically offer a year, and many allow quibble-free returns if you change your mind within 14 days. Check the fine print. More refurbished Apple guides Should I buy a refurbished Apple Watch? Why you should buy a refurbished Mac Should I buy a refurbished iPad & best deals Where to buy a refurbished MacBook or Mac iPhone

Macworld 27 Jan 2023 11:05 pm

Generative AI ChatGPT Can Disturbingly Gobble Up Your Private And Confidential Data, Forewarns AI Ethics And AI Law

All those people eagerly using generative AI ChatGPT are potentially falling into an insidious trap, namely entering confidential info that they assume will be ironclad confidential. Here's what they and everyone needs to know.

Forbes 27 Jan 2023 6:30 pm

Score a new 45mm GPS + Cellular Midnight Apple Watch Series 7 from $329 ($100+ off)

Alongside the refurbished price drops we are still tracking at Woot, Walmart is now offering the previous-generation Midnight Apple Watch Series 7 GPS + Cellular at $329 shipped in the 45mm sizing. Originally fetching $499, this is well below the Amazon listing and the best price we can find. Todays deal is also on par with many of the holiday deals we tracked last year and, while we have seen the green and red colorways go for less, is a solid price for the GPS + Cellular 45mm Midnight model . If you can make do without the current-generation Series 8 model, the Series 7 delivers a compelling Apple wearable experience for quite bit less. It provides a similar swim-proof build as well as all-day battery life and plenty of built-in sensors to track workouts, your blood oxygen levels, heart rate, the ability to take ECGs, get irregular heart rhythm notifications, and more. Just dont expect to get the new temperature sensor. Head below for more details. more The post Score a new 45mm GPS + Cellular Midnight Apple Watch Series 7 from $329 ($100+ off) appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 27 Jan 2023 5:50 pm

Woot's 1-Day AirPods Sale Drops Prices as Low as $80 - CNET

If you don't go for a refurbished set, this is one of the cheapest ways to get your hands on Apple's earbuds.

Cnet 27 Jan 2023 5:04 pm

Morbi case: Gujarat police to file chargesheet in court today - Times of India

Morbi case: Gujarat police to file chargesheet in court today Times of India

Google News 27 Jan 2023 4:01 pm

Opinion: The Kalaignar Pen Statue in Chennai will script fisher disasters

Landslides in the Himalayas and storms in the Bay of Bengal are commonplace. Such natural events turn into disasters only when human lives or property is harmed. We now know enough about land and the seas to be wary of the vulnerabilities and limits of human activity in locations such as the coast, hillsides, deserts, floodplains, and riverside. Why then do we still contend with tragedies like the Bhopal gas disaster, the Joshimath land subsidence, or the devastating flash floods in Kedarnath in 2013, or the urban floods in Chennai, Bengaluru, Pune, Hyderabad or Mumbai? The quality of due diligence exercised by authorities in assessing Tamil Nadu governments proposal for former and late Chief Minister Kalaignar Karunanidhis memorial a 52-metre Pen Statue inside the Bay of Bengal offers some insights by spotlighting the fault lines that lead to environmental and social disasters. It is known that the Bay is no placid lagoon to be trifled with. The site chosen for the Pen Statue off Chennais famous Marina Beach, is itself a monument to human hubris. In 1881, the British built the breakwaters for the Chennai harbour which interfered with the flow of sediments along the shoreline. As a result, entire villages to the north of the harbour were eroded and swallowed by the sea, while the southern shores grew, permanently and disastrously blocking the Cooum river mouth. A public hearing for the Pen Statue is scheduled to be held at Kalaivanar Arangam, Chennai, at 10.30 am on January 31, and a draft Rapid Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for the 'Proposed Construction of Muthamizh Arignar Dr Kalaignar Pen Monument in Bay of Bengal off the Coast of Marina Beach' has been published for comments. The 383-page document claims to present the baseline status of the project site, local communities, their livelihoods and the environment (flora, fauna, air, water and sediment quality) in and around the project site, the proposed projects projected impact on the baseline, and the management measures to be undertaken to mitigate those impacts. But as explained below, the poor quality of the EIA report is itself an insult to Kalaignars literary genius. Wrong in law Until March 2015, statues and monuments inside the sea were not permissible under the Coastal Regulation Zone rules that were created under the Environment Protection Acts provision empowering the Union government to take all such measuresfor the purpose of protecting and improving the quality of the environment. The law stood in the way of the Government of Maharashtras proposal to erect a statue for Shivaji inside the Arabian Sea. So the law was changed to introduce the following caveat in the list of prohibited activities: Reclamation for commercial purposes such as shopping and housing complexes, hotels and entertainment activities [except for construction of memorials/ monuments and allied facilities, only in CRZ-IV (A) areas in exceptional cases, by the concerned State Government, on a case to case basis. To make up for the arbitrariness of the exemption, conditions were imposed requiring such proposals to provide justification for locating the project in CRZ area along with details of alternate sites considered, submit a full EIA, and undergo a public hearing. The exemption, though, applies to structures only in CRZ-IV(A) areas. The pedestrian pathways and approach structures from the beach to the Pen Statue inside the sea traverse CRZ 1A (turtle nesting grounds), CRZ II (urban coastline) and CRZ IVA (sea). The memorial is not covered by the exemption. But instead of rejecting it at the pre-appraisal stage on legal grounds, experts at the state and Union-level and the state environment department appear to have taken a politically expedient decision to entertain the proposal. Second, a statue can be constructed anywhere on land, including inside the Secretariat. No justification has been provided for locating the project inside the sea. Rather, the alternative site analysis evaluates three sites all of which are inside the Bay of Bengal. Hiding fish, obliterating fishers Indian EIAs are notorious for their shoddy science, plagiarised content and fudged and irrelevant data, and for being vacuous despite their size. This EIA provides a case in point. The Terms of Reference for the EIA requires primary baseline data on aquatic flora and fauna, demographics and livelihood, and evaluation of impact of the project on marine life, migratory species, and fishing activity. No baseline survey for either aquatic flora/fauna or local demographics and livelihood base was carried out. That is like diagnosing and prescribing treatment without even examining a patient. The secondary data presented for plants and animals pertain to the Adyar River, not even the Cooum which empties into the Bay near the project site. For a project that is to come up inside the sea and on a notified turtle nesting beach, the EIA is peppered with inane conclusions such as this: The study area is in non-forest land where presence of fauna is very rare. As such, there will be no adverse impact of the plant unit activity on fauna around the plant unit area. The mention of plant unit in reference to a memorial project suggests that these sentences may have been lifted from some other EIA report pertaining to a plant (factory). A marine survey claims to have been carried out between May and July 2021, well before the proposal was even submitted for CRZ clearance. According to the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Changes Parivesh website, the proposal was submitted on August 11, 2022 and the Terms of Reference for the EIA was issued on September 27, 2022. This survey, though, does not present an exhaustive record of flora and fauna. Rather it is arbitrarily restricted to data about bathymetry, marine water and sediment quality, pelagic organisms, sensitive marine species (seagrass, coral reef, exotic fish, etc). The survey concluded that: Seabed was devoid of any sensitive species like coral reefs, seagrass, and Olive Ridley turtles. The structures will be built on piles, which will be positioned such that they will not disturb any fishing activities. During the survey, no fishing boat movement was observed throughout the project area as well as in the vicinity of the 500 m radius of the proposed Pen Statue. No sensitive marine flora and fauna were found in and around the proposed project site. The marine water and sediment quality were found to be optimum. Plastic bags, wrappers, and PET bottles etc were found floating on the surface. Seabed was found clear with better visibility from the midpoint to bottom of the sea bed. These conclusions fly in the face of what local fisherfolk will tell you about the sea, seabed, and the life that thrives in this region. For instance, gravid mother turtles visit Chennais beaches to lay eggs during the cooler months between December and March and not during the summer when the survey was conducted. The Pen Statue, which will urbanise a prominent turtle nesting coastline, neither acknowledges the coast as a nesting site for a scheduled species nor provides for its conservation. Contrary to the survey finding, the marine sediment quality is anything but optimum. Even this EIAs sediment data records that mercury levels in six out of eight samples are at dangerously high levels already. Dredging and construction in such contaminated sediments will resuspend the settled mercury and spread the contamination further afield. The EIA does not discuss any of these possibilities and their impact on the food chain. The list of fish reported from the Pen Statue site includes fish that do not exist, such as letrius, engraylish lobster and synargis. If the second is a reference to English lobster, that makes this site the first to host a species of commercially precious lobster that is restricted to the cold waters of Northeast Atlantic, Mediterranean and Black Sea. The only mention of anything remotely resembling synargis in fisheries is of Lutjanus synagris , a variety of snapper found in the western Atlantic. As for Letrius, according to Google, it is a half-destroyed planet in a sci-fi novel titled Tyrant Robot of Letrius. Just as the EIA brings alive fishes never heard of before by the regions fishers, it invisibilises the richness of the ocean floor in the region, and exposes the authors ignorance of the diversity of fishers, fishing methods and their craft and gear. The report wipes out the presence of fishers from their local seas by claiming that no boats were observed during their survey. Ironically, the survey itself was carried out using a local fishing boat piloted, in all likelihood, by a fisherman who could have helped enrich the EIA with his experiential expertise about the local seas and the coastline. On December 1, 2022, Urur Kuppam fisher elder S Palayam called me excitedly. The Chief Minister should visit the beach behind his fathers memorial today. Fishing boats from three districts Thiruvallur, Chennai and Kanchipuram are gathered here. There is an unseasonal bounty of shrimp in the kadavadu seru (the muddy seabed) exactly around where the Pen Statue is to come up, he explained. A memorial should trigger good memories of the departed soul. This project is a kick to the stomachs of fishers. Stalin should call it off, he said. Local fishers also point to the importance of nearshore and shore fishing in the waters behind the Chief Ministers memorials to poorer fishers without the means to own boats and gear. Ignoring the importance of such fisheries to the local economy, the EIA report claims that No fishermen will do fishing within 360 m from the shore. As the shoals of fishes would be available only in the deep venture ( sic ) of the sea. It is common knowledge that in tropical seas, fish are found in the nutrient-rich waters closer to the shore, and it is the coastal waters that are most intensely fished and contested over. The authors failure to study fishing habits and methods is evident in their claim that the project will not interfere with fishing activity as the structure will be built on piles i.e. there will be a clearance between the Pen Statue platform and the sea. Fishers point out that having structures, especially in the form of concrete columns that support the pedestrian bridge or the monument itself, are a major hindrance. There are four prominent ocean currents at play here, Palayam explained. The olini is a powerful current that flows from east to west from the sea towards land. Memeri flows in the opposite direction. The Vanni flows from north to south and is the dominant current during the Vaadai season (northeast monsoon). The Thendi currents are southerly currents that characterise the Kachaan season (southwest monsoon). We set our nets as per the prevailing currents, expecting the nets to drift a bit. The proposed structure will block the drift, and the nets will snag on the pillars and be destroyed. Each net may cost anywhere between tens of thousands and several lakhs. Who will compensate the fisher for the damaged net? asksled Palayam. The reports glib denial of easily verifiable facts exposes a disregard not just for the interests of fisherfolk but also for the security of the city. For a maritime metropolis, Chennais resilience hinges on a healthy and respectful relationship with the sea. Such a relationship is impossible without respect for the lives and livelihoods of fishers that have the closest connect with the local seas. Far from memorialising the late Chief Minister, Kalaignars pen memorial has the power to write over the Dravidian social justice narrative by obliterating marginal geographies and livelihoods. Nityanand is a Chennai-based writer and social activist. Views expressed are the authors own. Region: Tamil Nadu Category: Voices Bread Crumb: Environment Image Upload: Kalaignar-memorial-1200_240821-min.jpg Blurb: Honest impact assessments are essential to ensure that ordinary projects dont end up being environmental disasters. The studies for the Kalaignars Pen Statue are an example of everything that is wrong with Indian environmental decision-making. Author: Nityanand Jayaraman Image Courtesy: Twitter / MK Stalin Inner page image(check if Yes): Home Page Ranking: 1 Enanble Notification: No TNM Marquee: No Enable Rss: No News Trend: Banner Image Slide Show Style: Revendra T News Theme: News Default Show Thumbnail on Banner Slide Show: flase Article Slideshow Style: Revendra T Article Slideshow Auto Start: true Article Slideshow Show Thumbnail Selector: false Facebook Instant Article: No Disable ads in AMP page: 1 Don't display ads: Tags: Environment Restrict in india:

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