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Pepsico India wins US award for saving more than 17 billion litres of water. Pentagon releases footage of raid on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's hideout. HDFC Life Insurance hits new high after multiple block deals. Election results: Slowing economy is taking a toll on BJP's popularity. Jeff Bezos to lose his crown as world's richest after Amazon shares tumble. Jeff Bezos is about to relinquish the title of world’s richest person to Bill Gates, as Inc. stock tumbled in late trading Thursday.

Jeff Bezos to lose his crown as world's richest after Amazon shares tumble

Shares of the biggest online retailer dropped 8.1 per cent to $1,637 in extended trading at 4:24 p.m. in New York. At that price, Bezos would have a net worth of $102.8 billion, ranking him second, and almost $5 billion behind Gates, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Bezos took the top spot from the Microsoft Corp. co-founder in October 2017.

The ranking officially updates after the close of each trading day in the U.S., so the change won’t be official until Friday’s market close. Microsoft, the world’s most valuable company, has surged 38 per cent this year, boosting the value of Gates’s 1% stake and bringing his fortune to $107.5 billion. Assembly Election Results LIVE: Hooda seeks allies to form govt in Haryana. Assembly poll result: BJP ahead in Haryana, BJP-Sena combine in Maharashtra. Samvat 2076: Growth revival will be led by consumption sector stress easing. Market sentiment has been moving on a constructive path, even as worries of weak demand conditions and prospect of feeble earing season is underway.

Samvat 2076: Growth revival will be led by consumption sector stress easing

The benchmark indices have recovered since mid-September, gaining 9 per cent following several growth-boosting measures announced by the government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in response to decline in real gross domestic product (GDP) growth to 5 per cent in the first quarter of financial year 2019 – 20 (Q1FY20). The question now is whether the pervasive fear of continued growth slowdown will mar sentiment again? While it is undeniable that there has been a cyclical deceleration in growth since end of 2018, but what has been adding to the structural headwind is the intensified US-China trade conflict.

Several of these are structural shock. That said, some of these stress points may be ebbing. On its part, China has been diversifying its sourcing of imports from the US by reducing tariff rates elsewhere. Govt approves BSNL-MTNL merger, clears Rs 70,000-crore relief package. Just days before Diwali, the government has taken a decision to lift the air of uncertainty over the two public sector telecom behemoths — Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL).

Govt approves BSNL-MTNL merger, clears Rs 70,000-crore relief package

While approving a package of nearly Rs 70,000 crore for the two financially stressed entities, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday also drew up a timeline to merge them. Monetising real estate assets worth Rs 37,500 crore is part of the overall relief package that would be used to retire debts, upgrade networks and offer a voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) aimed at reducing the companies’ employee strength by half.

HCL Tech Q2 net income rises 4.4% to Rs 2,651 crore, EBIT up 17.9% HCL Technologies, the country’s third-largest information technology services firm, reported a 4.4 per cent annual rise in net income in the September-ended quarter (Q2) at Rs 2,651 crore.

HCL Tech Q2 net income rises 4.4% to Rs 2,651 crore, EBIT up 17.9%

It raised its full year revenue forecast to a growth of 15-17 per cent in constant currency, from a 14-16 per cent range earlier, because of its strong deal pipeline. The earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) rose 17.9 per cent to Rs 3,497 crore during the quarter. On Wednesday, the Noida-based firm reported a 20.5 per cent rise in annual revenue in constant currency to Rs 17,528 crore. On a sequential basis, revenue in the quarter ended September 30, rose 6.7 per cent while net income rose 19.4 per cent. Amazon found selling clothes from factories other retailers blacklist. After a 2013 factory collapse killed more than 1,100 people in Bangladesh, most of the biggest U.S. apparel retailers joined safety-monitoring groups that required them to stop selling clothing from factories that violated certain safety standards.

Amazon found selling clothes from factories other retailers blacklist Inc. didn’t join. According to a Wall Street Journal investigation, the site today offers a steady stream of clothing from dozens of Bangladeshi factories that most leading retailers have said are too dangerous to allow into their supply chains. Dish TV stock falls over 12% as promoters reduce their stake in Q2. Infosys bounces back 6% from day's low on heavy volumes. Shares of Infosys slipped 4 per cent to Rs 615, but recovered later, on the BSE on Wednesday as sentiment continued to remain subdued due to window-dressing allegations by whistleblower groups.

Infosys bounces back 6% from day's low on heavy volumes

At 10:30 am, the stock was trading 1.3 per cent higher at Rs 651 per share. In comparison, the S&P BSE Sensex was ruling 0.42 per cent higher. The stock bounced back 6 per cent from day's lows and touched an intra-day high of Rs 655.35 apiece. Trading volumes more than doubled on the counter in the intra-day deals. According to news reports, markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) could seek clarification from the IT major on charges level levelled by the whistle-blower.

L&T Finance Holdings to cut structured finance book to Rs 5,000 crore. RBL Bank tanks 20%, hits life-time low as net profit dips 74% in Q2. Shares of RBL Bank tanked 20 per cent to Rs 231, its fresh life-time, low on the BSE on Wednesday after the private sector bank posted its worst quarterly show for the July-September quarter (Q2FY20) since listing on August 31, 2016.

RBL Bank tanks 20%, hits life-time low as net profit dips 74% in Q2

The stock fell below its previous low of Rs 242 touched on October 15. The stock was trading close to its issue price of Rs 225 per share. At 10:10 am, RBL Bank was trading 17 per cent lower at Rs 238, as compared to a 0.36 per cent rise in the S&P BSE Sensex. A total of 9.05 million shares have changed hands on the counter on the BSE and NSE so far. PM Narendra Modi joked that media trying to trap me: Abhijit Banerjee. Abhijit Banerjee, this year’s Indian-born Economics Nobel Laureate, met Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi on Tuesday morning.

PM Narendra Modi joked that media trying to trap me: Abhijit Banerjee

Soon after, Modi tweeted that it was an excellent meeting and that “India is proud of his accomplishments”. Banerjee shared the Nobel with co-researchers Esther Duflo, who he’s married to, and Michael Kremer. Duflo, the youngest Economics Nobel winner, wasn’t present at the meeting with the PM. “Excellent meeting with Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee. His passion towards human empowerment is clearly visible. NIFT 2020 entrance exam dates announced; application process begins today. The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) announced the examination dates for design entrance test on October 22, 2019.

NIFT 2020 entrance exam dates announced; application process begins today

The NIFT entrance exam is held to select students for admission into Bachelors of Design, Bachelors of Fashion Technology, Master of Fashion Technology, Master of Design, Master of Fashion Management courses etc. Candidates who applied for the NIFT 2020 entrance test can check for important announcements. The entrance exam for Bachelors of Design and Master of Design will be conducted on January 19, 2020.Candidates qualifying the test will be eligible for admission in any of the 16 NIFT campuses across India. The NIFT 2020 application process begins today i.e. on October 23, 2019, and will continue till December 31, 2019. Two stocks that Vaishali Parekh of Prabhudas Lilladher is bullish on. Nifty, which recovered strongly from the 50-day moving average (DMA) level of 11,090 levels has decisively crossed the 11,600-mark and has entered a new zone for further upside targets of 11,950-12,000 levels.

Two stocks that Vaishali Parekh of Prabhudas Lilladher is bullish on

Bank Nifty has underperformed as compared to the Nifty index but is still in a positive zone above the 200-DMA of 28,860 level. However, the support for the week is seen at 38,600/11,440, while the resistance is seen at 40,000/11,900 levels. Bank Nifty would have the daily range of 28,440-29,950 levels. CMP: Rs 1,447.80. Infosys tumbles 16% as whistleblowers accuse of unethical practices. Shares of Infosys tanked over 16 per cent to Rs 643 apiece on the BSE on Tuesday after the revelation that a group describing itself as ‘whistle-blower staffers’ had accused the management of hiding the true financial picture. Infosys reported its sharpest intra-day fall in more than six years. Earlier on April 12, 2013 it fell 22 per cent in the intra-day trade. The stock contributed 451 points to Sensex's fall.

The latest charge is from an anonymous group, calling itself ‘Ethical Employees’. Reliance Jio unveils new plans with bundled in interconnect usage charges. Reliance Jio has launched plans that come bundled with interconnect usage charges (IUC) usage. This comes after it announced that subscribers will have to get additional top-ups to make off net calls for compensating IUC paid by the operator. Under the new plans, Jio customers will not have to buy IUC top-up vouchers for making voice calls to other operators. Ayodhya verdict will have 'consequences' for India's polity: Muslim parties. Muslim parties, including UP Sunni Wakf Board, have filed their written submissions in the Supreme Court in the decades-old Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute at Ayodhya and said that the verdict will have "consequences" for the future polity of the country. The Muslim parties, which had filed the notes in sealed covers to the five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, later issued a statement for the common public.

"The Muslim party contestants before this Hon'ble Court wish to state that: the decision by this Hon'ble Court, whichever way it goes, will impact future generations. It will also have consequences for the polity of this country," the note prepared by senior lawyer Rajeev Dhavan, appearing for the Muslim parties, said. Good news for Jio users: No need to buy top-ups to cover increased tariff. Telecom operator Reliance Jio Infocomm on Monday announced three new plans to address subscribers’ concerns over its decision to raise tariff by 6 paise per minute on calls to rival telecom networks. After the telco imposed an interconnection usage charge (IUC), its customers had been demanding a simple and hassle-fee package so that they did not have to buy top-ups to cover the additional tariff. The newly announced plans — Rs 222, with a validity of one month; Rs 333 with a two-month validity; and Rs 444 with three months’ validity — come with 1,000 minutes of free off-network calls.

This is different from Jio’s earlier offer, where it allowed all voice calls free of charge. J&K Police Recruitment 2019 last date: Apply for 2700 posts before Oct 22. J&K Police Recruitment 2019: The Jammu & Kashmir Police Department has invited applications for the recruitment of both male and female candidates for 2,700 Constable posts. Digvijaya Singh says EVM can be manipulated, suggests an alternative. Amidst polling in Maharashtra and Haryana for the Assembly elections, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has suggested the Election Commission a "reliable system of a combination of EVM and Ballot Box", and urged all political parties to consider this option. iPhone's LCD panel supplier JDI sees OLED screens sweeping market by 2021. Xiaomi plans to launch more than 10 5G phones in 2020: CEO Lei Jun. Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp plans to launch more than 10 5G phones in 2020, Chief Executive Officer Lei Jun (pictured) said on Sunday, speaking at the World Internet conference in the eastern Chinese town of Wuzhen.

Pakistan F-16 jets escorted SpiceJet Boeing 737 aircraft in September. Delhi's air quality improves a bit, but still at 'very poor' levels. Maharashtra police ties up with AI firm to prevent spread of fake news. In the run-up to the Maharashtra State Assembly Elections, the Maharashtra Police has tied up with Logically, an extended intelligence (artificial and human intelligence)-powered tech firm, to detect and prevent the spread of fake news. How opportunistic behaviour can worsen India's $200 bn-plus bad loan crisis. Sitharaman dubs India 'the best place for investors', promises more reforms. Investors can find no better place in the world than India that has a democracy loving and capitalist respecting environment, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said.

UPSSSC Assistant Accountant, Auditor Exam result 2019 declared: Know more. UPSSSC: The Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Service Commission, which conducted the written examination for 2874 posts of UPSSSC Assistant Accountant & Auditor Recruitment Examination, 2016, has declared the result on UPSSSC's official website (click here for direct link). The written examination was held on September 11, 2016. Candidates who appeared for the examination can download the final result from the link mentioned above. Bajaj Chetak makes a comeback in electric avatar, to be available from Jan. Indians are entrepreneurs at heart: Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata. Parle Biscuits net profit rises 15% in FY19; revenue up 6.4% to Rs 9,030 cr. Xiaomi Redmi 8A review: Great battery, performance for a budget smartphone. Mi Band 4 review: Decent-looking, fairly accurate, pocket-friendly wearable.

LVB, Syndicate Bk hit 52-wk low as RBI imposes penalty for violating norms. LVB, Syndicate Bk hit 52-wk low as RBI imposes penalty for violating norms. Russia-backed Syrian forces step in after US declares full withdrawal. FM Nirmala Sitharaman defends govt's policies after husband's remarks. Ashok Kapur family backs Yes Bank management, ready to dilute stake. Religare fraud: What led to Singh brothers' arrest in the Rs 2,400-cr case. Forbes India rich list 2019: Mukesh Ambani retains top spot, Adani second. Xi's seaside summit with Modi aims to reset China-India ties beyond Kashmir. Govt gears up to privatise 150 trains, 50 stations; to form task force. Apple removes app used by Hong Kong protesters after China warning. OnePlus 7T Pro launch at 8:30 PM today: Livestream, likely specs & features. Honda gets Indian patent for alerting mechanism in electric motorcycle.

Top events today: Kashmir opens for tourists, US-China trade talks, & more. Govt approves Rs 5.5 lakh resettlement package for 5,300 displaced families. Trade war costs US its competitiveness top spot to Singapore: WEF. Malaysian PM Mahathir accepts failure of the boom he launched 30 years ago. HUL declares war on plastic with cardboard deodorant and bamboo toothbrush. Soon flying taxis to arrive in Singapore to test cleaner, quieter sky ride. Lakshmi Vilas Bank nears 10-yr low; dips 22% in 5 days on RBI's PCA action. Danger ahead: $63-bn stalled real estate projects a threat for Indian banks. E-commerce must not use muscle power of large capital: Piyush Goyal. Best of BS Opinion: An unusual monsoon, electric car revolution, and more. Country's first private train, Tejas Express to pay you if there is a delay. Taking on 'Islamophobia', Imran Khan ignoring China's Muslim oppression. Delhi TGT Recruitment rules likely to be changed: All you need to know.

Shadow bank woes may continue to haunt stock market after disrupting rally. Monetary policy review: Another rate cut may not help Indian economy. WBJEE 2020 exam date may be advanced to February 2, before Class 12 exams. One million schoolkids around the world build and light solar lamps. Microsoft unveils foldable Android phone, earbuds, ARM-based Surface laptop. Can a land bank be the solution to India's huge shadow bank crisis? Can a land bank be the solution to India's huge shadow bank crisis? Huge cash withdrawals seen at crisis-hit PMC Bank ahead of RBI clampdown. Samsung Galaxy Fold coming to India on October 1: Specs, features, and more. I only said no single-use plastic, not plastic-free India, clarifies PM. Elon Musk outlines plans for vehicle he expects to take humans to Mars. CISF recruitment: 914 constable vacancies announced; find more details here. CISF recruitment: 914 constable vacancies announced; find more details here.

Science, tech streams in higher education are losing students' preference. Centre bans onion export, imposes stock holding limit to check price rise. Hyundai Foundation to invest Rs 15 L in social ideas developed by students. IRCTC IPO opens Monday. Here's why analysts suggest subscribing to it. Vikram had hard landing; NASA releases images of Chandrayaan 2 landing site. Huawei Technologies founder dangles 5G secrets to create a US foe. India should integrate AI with education to become world leader: Sikka. Saudi Arabia to offer tourist visas for the first time to diversify economy. YES Bank hits 6-yr low despite being 'on course' to raise growth capital. OnePlus 7T, OnePlus TV India launch today at 7 PM: Expected specs, features.

Banks to discontinue cashback on credit card payments at petrol pumps. Strong investor interest for capital raising plans, says YES Bank. World leaders come up short at UN summit as millions demand climate action. Why boys and girls use tech differently? Here's the likely reason. Xiaomi Redmi 8A India launch at 12 PM: Livestream, expected specs, features. Extended CAT 2019 registration deadline ends today, apply on IIT Delhi extends GATE 2020 registration deadline, apply on

Infosys ranks 3rd in Forbes' list of 'The World's Best Regarded Companies' Infosys ranks 3rd in Forbes' list of 'The World's Best Regarded Companies' US-India trade deal very soon, says Donald Trump after meeting with PM Modi. Kejriwal demands more funds for Delhi under the 'Jammu & Kashmir model' Sebi imposes Rs 22.7 crore fine on Aurobindo Pharma for insider trading. CBSE single-girl child scholarship: Apply by 18 Oct; here's how to do it.