Colombo: Sri Lankan police officers clear the road as an ambulance drives through carrying injured of Church blasts in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photo: AP
Colombo: Sri Lankan police officers clear the road as an ambulance drives through carrying injured of Church blasts in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photo: AP

Sri Lanka blast hints at growing terror in South Asia, ISIS hand suspected

  • The pattern of the Sri Lanka attack – a series of coordinated blasts at high-value targets, intelligence units said – was atypical of the Da’esh
  • 'No Tamil fringe group is responsible for this attack,' said a senior Union home ministry official

Jet Airways employees attend a protest demanding the release of their salaries outside company's headquarters in Mumbai. (Reuters )
Jet Airways employees attend a protest demanding the release of their salaries outside company's headquarters in Mumbai. (Reuters )

Jet Airways crisis: Arun Jaitley assures to look into it, says CEO Vinay Dube

  • Jet CEO Vinay Dube, along with representatives of pilots, engineers, cabin crew, met Arun Jaitley on Saturday
  • Jet Airways, which ceased all operations last week, has not paid to its entire staff for March

A string of blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches in Sri Lanka. Photo: AFP
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Job creation trebles in Feb at 8.61 lakh: EPFO payroll data

  • The retirement fund body Employees' Provident Fund Organisation has been releasing payroll data from April 2018
  • According to the latest data, the highest job creation was recorded in January 2019 at 8.94 lakh against the provisional estimate of 8.96 lakh released last month

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Binge-watching has been defined as watching three or more episodes of a TV show in one sitting. Photo: AP

Waiting for weekend to binge watch Netflix? You may have a 'mean world' syndrome

  • Researchers looked at five most binge-watched series: House of Cards, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Marco Polo, Bloodline and Daredevil
  • The more hour you spend on Netflix, the more likely it is that you see the world as a mean and scray place, say researchers

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A customer walks outside an HDFC Bank branch in Mumbai. (Photo: Reuters )

HDFC Bank fourth-quarter profit up 22.6%to record high

  • The bank also said its board had approved raising up to 500 billion rupees by issuing debt over the next 12 months
  • Net profit rose 22.6 % in the fourth quarter through March from 47.99 billion rupees a year ago

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Samajwadi party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav with Party president Akhilesh Yadav sharing the dias during SP-BSP and RLD's joint rally in Mainpuri on Friday. (ANI )
Samajwadi party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav with Party president Akhilesh Yadav sharing the dias during SP-BSP and RLD's joint rally in Mainpuri on Friday. (ANI )

With fate of many in Mulayam's clan in balance, third-phase poll campaign ends

  • The polling for the third phase is to be held on April 23 for ten Lok Sabha seats in the Rohilkhand region of Uttar Pradesh
  • There are 2,98,619 first-time votes in the age group of 18-19 years and 2,99,871 voters who are about 80 years of age

Grounded planes of Jet Airways are pictured at Chattrapati Shivaji International Airport. (Photo: AFP)
Grounded planes of Jet Airways are pictured at Chattrapati Shivaji International Airport. (Photo: AFP)

Jet Airways employees considered taking over airline: NAG

  • FM Arun Jaitley was requested to ensure that slots in the possession of Jet Airways are not given away to any other airline
  • The NAG is the union of Jet Airways' pilots

Sri Lankan military officials stand guard in front of the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 21, 2019.  (Photo: Reuters)
Sri Lankan military officials stand guard in front of the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 21, 2019. (Photo: Reuters)

World leaders condemn Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka

  • Dozens of foreign nationals were feared to have been killed in the near simultaneous blasts
  • Three explosions were reported from the five-star hotels - the Shangri-La, the Cinnamon Grand and the Kingsbury

Jaypee Group Chairman Manoj Gaur apologised to the homebuyers for the delay in completing the homes and offered to infuse  ₹1,500 crore.
Jaypee Group Chairman Manoj Gaur apologised to the homebuyers for the delay in completing the homes and offered to infuse 1,500 crore.

Jaypee Infra buyout race picks up with Adani, NBCC bids

  • Jaypee Group Chairman Manoj Gaur apologised to the homebuyers for the delay in completing the homes and offered to infuse 1,500 crore
  • The realty firm has an outstanding debt of nearly 9,800 crore and over 22,000 of its flats in Noida remain incomplete

IndiaMart co-founder and CEO Dinesh Agarwal. ( Wikimedia Commons)
IndiaMart co-founder and CEO Dinesh Agarwal. ( Wikimedia Commons)

IndiaMart expects 29% CAGR revenue growth in next 2 years

  • SaaS refers to a model where customers access software over the Internet
  • The business-to-business (B2B) company, which is in the process of getting listed, posted revenue of 429 crore in 2017-18 and operating profit of 46 crore

An Air India Airlines Boeing 787 dreamliner.  (Reuters )
An Air India Airlines Boeing 787 dreamliner. (Reuters )

Air India waives cancellation charges for Colombo flight tickets

  • Air India operates two daily flights to Colombo from the national capital while Air India Express flies a daily Chennai-Colombo flight
  • The airline has requested passengers to report well in advance to clear security at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo

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TRS supremo and Telangana chief minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao (Photo: AFP)
TRS supremo and Telangana chief minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao (Photo: AFP)

More defections to TRS in Telangana? Congress cries foul

  • Leaders from the grand old party’s Telangana unit are also claiming that the defections are an attempt by TRS supremo K. Chandrashekar Rao
  • Even after the 2014 assembly elections, the Congress had lost eight of its 21 MLAs to the TRS

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Jet Airways crisis continues as passengers are yet to get their refunds (Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint)
Jet Airways crisis continues as passengers are yet to get their refunds (Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint)

No joy of flying! Jet Airways passengers wait for refunds

  • Sudden grounding of Jet Airways has hit budget travellers the most because there is no clarity on when the refund would be processed
  • Though Jet Airways has said it would refund the full amount, there is no clarity on how long that could take

People around Biden have said for months that while he’s been all but certain to run for Presidential Election 2020. Photo: AFP
People around Biden have said for months that while he’s been all but certain to run for Presidential Election 2020. Photo: AFP

Joe Biden to announce US Presidential run next week: Report

  • Biden would offer a counterpoint in the race to Sanders, who’s running on a populist progressive platform
  • Biden is tentatively aiming to get into the race with the release of a video announcing his candidacy, says a report

CJI firmly stated that the 'judiciary of the country is under serious threat.'

IndiGo to gain most from Jet Airways collapse

  • The airline, which has 43.4% market share in the domestic market, has very aggressive fleet expansion plans
  • IndiGo currently has a fleet of 200 aircraft and operates 1,400 daily flights connecting 53 domestic and 18 international destinations

The direct tax collection target for 2018-19 was set at  ₹12 trillion. (iStockphoto)
The direct tax collection target for 2018-19 was set at 12 trillion. (iStockphoto)

March saw income tax department go on an overdrive

  • The income tax department is said to have adopted at least six different 'out of the ordinary' methods to recover tax dues
  • The income tax department this year also used a rare provision to collect dues directly from a company's bank accounts

Lobsang Wangyal with his voter ID on the streets of McLeodganj. Photo:  Priyanka Parashar/Mint
Lobsang Wangyal with his voter ID on the streets of McLeodganj. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint

An election in exile: Making the Tibetan vote count

  • On 7 February 2014, that the Election Commission of India (ECI) issued a directive to enrol Tibetans born in India after 26 January 1950 and before 1 July 1987 in the national electoral rolls
  • As the Tibetan diaspora in India struggles to assert its identity, its voice, though faint, is a reminder of a minority that has remained largely invisible

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(Photo: Reuters)

Beyonce inks $60 million deal with Netflix: Report

  • According to Variety, the Grammy-winning singer's collaboration with the streaming service also includes her newly released documentary "Homecoming"
  • The documentary features behind-the-scenes footage of her act and is a massive spectacle of dance, visuals and music

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The success of hotel startups such as Oyo and Treebo has opened a vast opportunity to consolidate hotel assets from unorganized sector into the branded fold.
The success of hotel startups such as Oyo and Treebo has opened a vast opportunity to consolidate hotel assets from unorganized sector into the branded fold.

Hospitality firms eye unbranded hotel space to expand footprint

  • Hotel firms are adopting a less capital intensive approach while focusing on quicker addition of supply
  • The biggest supply in the mid to economy hotel space is coming from rebranding of unbranded hotel properties

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Air India has written to SBI seeking permission to temporarily operate on lease five Boeing 777 aircraft owned by Jet Airways. (Alamy)
Air India has written to SBI seeking permission to temporarily operate on lease five Boeing 777 aircraft owned by Jet Airways. (Alamy)

SpiceJet, Air India step in to clean up after Jet Airways

  • Spicejet is offering jobs to Jet Airways employees and inducting new plans to help keep flight ticket prices in check
  • Air India, on its part, has volunteered to temporarily use a few of Jet Airways' planes on key international routes

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(Photo: Reuters)

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It's no accident that LVMH and Kering led the way for donations to salvage the cathedralThe city of Paris, its streets and landmarks, have held a special role as the artistic center of the industry since its earliest days

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: PTI)

Election Commission orders Eros Now to take down web series on Modi

  • This web series being an original web series on Shri Narendra Modi, cannot be exhibited," said the poll panel"
  • The poll panel has cited its April 10 order, banning a biopic on Modi, to place a similar bar on the web series titled "Modi - Journey of a Common Man"

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All the major banks including SBI, Bank Of Baroda, Kotak Mahindra Bank, HDFC and ICICI Bank offer their customers several variations of savings accounts. (AFP)
All the major banks including SBI, Bank Of Baroda, Kotak Mahindra Bank, HDFC and ICICI Bank offer their customers several variations of savings accounts. (AFP)

Savings accounts compared: SBI vs Bank of Baroda vs ICICI vs HDFC Bank

  • You can earn an interest in the range of 3.5-6% on your savings accounts, depending on the amount and the bank
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank has lowered rate of interest on savings account deposits of up to 1 lakh to 4.5%

A US border patrol helicopter overflies the US-Mexico border fence as seen from Mexicali. Photo: AFP (Representative image)
A US border patrol helicopter overflies the US-Mexico border fence as seen from Mexicali. Photo: AFP (Representative image)

Two stranded Indian nationals apprehended for trying to enter US illegally

  • Two Indian nationals, including a Sikh man, have been apprehended by the patrol agents at the US-Mexico border in Arizona
  • The duo called for help using technology installed in remote locations to help people in distress

2018 saw an all-time high of $35.8 billion worth of PE/VC deals, a sharp rise from the previous best of 2017's $26.1 billion. (Vipul Sharma/Mint)
2018 saw an all-time high of $35.8 billion worth of PE/VC deals, a sharp rise from the previous best of 2017's $26.1 billion. (Vipul Sharma/Mint)

Infrastructure, real estate seen driving PE/VC deals in India in 2019

  • Real estate and infrastructure attracted $6.3 billion in investments in 2018, led by PE/VC investors such as KKR, Brookfield and CPPIB
  • Annual PE/VC investments in India are expected to exceed $65 billion by 2025, assuming y-o-y GDP growth of 7% till 2025

Few mutual fund schemes are exposed to Jet Airways while there is substantial exposure to its competitors, InterGlobe Aviation Ltd and SpiceJet Ltd. (Mint)
Few mutual fund schemes are exposed to Jet Airways while there is substantial exposure to its competitors, InterGlobe Aviation Ltd and SpiceJet Ltd. (Mint)

Relief for investors as mutual funds chose SpiceJet, IndiGo over Jet Airways

  • Five actively managed mutual funds held shares in Jet Airways as of March 2019, as compared to 89 in IndiGo and 24 in SpiceJet
  • SpiceJet shares have gained 74.57% over the last month and IndiGo 17.69% in the same period, even as Jet Airways shares fell 30.37%

ITR-1 form or Sahaj is usually the easiest to fill with least number of details. (Illustration: Sudhir Shetty)
ITR-1 form or Sahaj is usually the easiest to fill with least number of details. (Illustration: Sudhir Shetty)

Your guide to filing income tax returns this year

  • For FY 2019-20, directors of unlisted shares or investors in unlisted equity will no longer be able to file their returns
  • Those with an income below 5 lakh are no longer exempt from filing their returns online

Ekso Bionics exoskeleton
Ekso Bionics exoskeleton

The story of innovation at your fingertips

  • The exhibits in ‘Once Upon A Try’ don’t confine themselves to pure science, looking at innovation across disciplines
  • It is hailed as the largest online exhibition by Google Arts & Culture, with over 400 interactive exhibitions and 200,000 artefacts from 127 collections

Actor Vivek Oberoi has played the role of Narendra Modi in the biopic