LIC IPO | Govt selects 10 banks to manage share sale
The government expects to raise Rs 80,000 crore-90,000 crore ($11-12.2 billion) from its stake sale in Life Insurance Corp (LIC) as a part of its plans to raise Rs 1.75 lakh crore from a privatisation programme. Read more.
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Today: TDP to organise protests on petrol, diesel, gas hike IMD issues orange alert for 6 districts in Kerala Tomorrow: Airtel board to meet to consider fundraising options
550 people successfully evacuated from Afghanistan, 260 were Indians: MEA spokesperson
Arindam Bagchi, the spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), said on August 27 that India had successfully evacuated over 550 people from Afghanistan by six separate flights. Read more.
India achieves milestone of over 1 crore COVID-19 vaccinations on August 27
With this, not only did India achieve a landmark of the highest number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in a day but also achieved its highest ever weekly vaccination figure of nearly 4.5 Crore doses from August 21 to 27. Read more.
Movies, music, sports are carving their space in India’s growing NFT market
NFTs are permanent digital certificates of ownership that are secured and encrypted using blockchain-enabled technology. Read more on this here.
Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Manchester United
Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo will return to Manchester United, the top English football club said in a statement issued on August 27. According to United, it has reached an agreement with Juventus - the club team for which Ronaldo is currently playing - for his transfer. Read more.
'The Empire' has scale on its side, but suffers from too much histrionics
The web series based on Alex Rutherford’s Mughal history trilogy is streaming on Disney+Hotstar. Read the full review here.