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BBB recommends Ashwini Bhatia for post of SBI MD

BBB recommends Ashwini Bhatia for post of SBI MD

Finance
NEW DELHI: The Banks Board Bureau (BBB) on Saturday recommended names of Ashwini Bhatia, M V Rao and P P Sengupta for the post of managing director of three state-owned lenders -- State Bank of India, Central Bank of India and Indian Overseas Bank, respectively. Bhatia is currently serving as deputy managing director (DMD) at SBI, while Rao is executive director with Canara Bank. The bureau members interfaced with 20 candidates from nationalised banks on May 30 for the position of managing director in State Bank of India and the position of MD and CEO of Indian Overseas Bank and Central Bank of India, an official statement said. Bhatia will be appointed in place of P K Gupta who superannuated on March 31, while Rao will replace Central Bank of India MD Pallav Mohapatra who will retire in...
Undergoing surgery with COVID-19 can lead to serious lung complications, study says

Undergoing surgery with COVID-19 can lead to serious lung complications, study says

Health
May 29 (UPI) -- More than half of those who undergo surgery with COVID-19 develop lung complications like pneumonia and serious breathing problems, according to a study published Friday by the journal The Lancet. In addition, nearly 40 percent of those patients died within 30 days, the authors found. Advertisement "Although the risks associated with COVID-19 need to be carefully balanced against the risks of delaying surgery for every individual patient, our study suggests that the thresholds for surgery should be raised, compared to normal practice," co-author Dr. Aneel Bhangu said in a statement. "Medical teams should consider postponing noncritical procedures and promoting other treatment options, which may delay the need for surgery or sometimes avoid it altogether," said Bhangu, a su...
Four U.S. combatant commands, NORAD conduct homeland defense exercise

Four U.S. combatant commands, NORAD conduct homeland defense exercise

Business
May 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. Northern Command on Friday announced an Atlantic Ocean exercise involving four other combatant commands and led by the USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group. The unprecedented, large-scale exercise involves homeland defense operations and the involvement of the U.S. Northern Command, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, the U.S. Transportation Command, the U.S. Strategic Command and the U.S. Space Command. Advertisement With Canadian fighter planes also participating, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, is also involved. The exercise, which started Friday, is the first time that four U.S. combatant commands have worked together in a military exercise. Homeland defense operations, exercising joint integration, conducting multi-natio...
‘Scorching-hot hacked computer burned my hand’

‘Scorching-hot hacked computer burned my hand’

Technology
Bullets rained down from all angles but Abdelrhman Badr kept calm. Suddenly an enemy burst through a window. Abdelrhman swung round to face the soldier and save his team. He lined up his sights for a fatal shot and squeezed the trigger but… his screen went black. His computer had silently and suddenly shut itself down without warning.Abdelrhman was confused. The game he was playing had never caused problems before. He reached down and looked inside his computer, which he liked to leave open and on display in his bedroom.Instinctively he touched one of the components, cursed and pulled his hand back. The graphics card was so hot it had burned his fingers.The 18-year-old from Sheffield hadn't real
Watch live: NASA astronauts on way to space station in SpaceX capsule

Watch live: NASA astronauts on way to space station in SpaceX capsule

Science
ORLANDO, Fla., May 30 (UPI) -- NASA and SpaceX ended a nine-year absence of human spaceflight from U.S. soil Saturday when two astronauts lifted off toward a rendezvous with the International Space Station. The 3:22 p.m. EDT launch, under overcast skies, from Kennedy Space Center in Florida marked the first time since the final space shuttle mission in 2011 that NASA astronauts didn't have to rely on Russia to get into space. Advertisement NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, in comments earlier this week, called the launch a beacon of hope to a nation troubled by the COVID-19 pandemic and social strife, much in the same way the Apollo moon program boosted the nation's morale. The successful launch began a 19-hour journey for astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who are to dock with the...