SBI slashes growth forecast to 10.4% on rising lockdowns
With India topping the global infection list for the third consecutive day and more states imposing restrictions, SBI Research on Friday cut its growth forecast for the current financial year to 10.4 per cent from 11 per cent earlier.
SBI offers video KYC-based account opening feature
The country's largest lender State Bank of India on Friday said it has launched a video KYC (know your customer) based savings account opening feature on its mobile banking app, Yono. The initiative, powered by artificial intelligence and facial recognition technology, is a contactless and paperless process, the bank said in a release.
Government to provide 5 kg free food grains to poor in May & June
The government on Friday announced to provide 5 kg free food grains to the poor for May and June 2021. This will cover nearly 80 cr beneficiaries under the National Food Security Act. Each beneficiary under NFSA will get 5 kg per person per month for the next two months and this will be in addition to 5 kg rice, wheat and coarse grains at Rs 3, 2 and Re 1 per kg respectively.
IPL stars 'lucky' as Covid-19 ravages India, says Woakes
Indian Premier League cricket stars are the "lucky" ones as they play the world's richest Twenty20 tournament while a coronavirus emergency ravages India, England all-rounder Chris Woakes said. Four players have tested positive and some, including England's Liam Livingstone, have left the IPL because of the coronavirus, which is infecting more than 300,000 people a day in India.
Japan's restaurant booze ban sets new Covid-19 emergency apart
Japan is singling out alcohol consumption in bars and restaurants in a new state of emergency for Tokyo, Osaka and two other prefectures, a response that highlights experts' belief that alcohol can help accelerate transmission of Covid-19.
Trisha Krishnan's Mesmerizing Pictures
Actress Trisha Krishnan, who made her Tollywood debut with Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu, surely knows how to grab media attention. The gorgeous diva always manages to set the internet on fire with her hot and sultry pictures. Blessed with a pretty innocent face and super-hot desirable curves, the star has made a mark for her in showbiz. Check out her mesmerizing picture here:
Leaving with satisfaction, I did my best: CJI Bobde
Outgoing Chief Justice of India (CJI) Sharad Arvind Bobde Friday said he was leaving the Supreme Court with "happiness, goodwill and very fond memories" and the satisfaction of having done his best. Justice Bobde, who decided several key cases during his tenure including the historic Ayodhya verdict, was administered oath as the 47th CJI in November 2019 and is retiring today.
Tabassum reacts to 'death' rumours
Yesteryear actress Tabassum's phone hasn't stopped ringing since early this morning and her son Hoshang Govil saw many missed calls when he woke up. Calling back on some of them, he realised that it was being said that his mother was no more. When contacted, Hoshang told ETimes, "I am fed up. I don't know who started a fake news department against my mother's health. She was hospitalised for Covid and when she tested negative, it was being reported that she's got Alzheimer's. And now, it's being said that she has passed away. Ridiculous!"
Milind & Ankita celebrate their anniversary
Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar recently celebrated their wedding anniversary. The lovebirds took to their social media handles to wish each other. They shared some priceless moments from their wedding day along with heartwarming notes.
IPL 2021: Can Virat Kohli's RCB go all the way this season?
Over the years, RCB has come close to winning that elusive IPL title, but haven't managed to get their hands on the silverware. They have been runners-up thrice (2009, 2011, 2016). Out of 13 completed editions, they have finished in the top four six times.
Suchitra: Dream to play role like Umrao
In an exclusive conversation with ETimes, the Suchitra Pillai spoke about her ongoing web show MX Player’s ‘Hello Mini 3’, and how she approached the character to make it stand out. She also spoke at length about having constant work in the industry, dealing with the pressure of expectations among other things. Read on: