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Kim Kardashian becomes a billionaire after her net worth surges by $220m in just six months

Kim Kardashian becomes a billionaire after her net worth surges by $220m in just six months

Entertainment
Kim Kardashian has officially become a billionaire, according to Forbes.The reality TV star, 40, saw her net worth soar from $ 780m (£564m) in October to $ 1bn (£723m) this month, the magazine reports. Her fortune comes mainly from her two businesses: the shapewear brand Skims, and the cosmetics company KKW Beauty. Image: Kim Kardashian recently filed for divorce from Kanye West She has also earned millions from her TV career - namely Keeping Up With The Kardashians - and endorsement deals.The rest of her estate is made up of her personal finances, properties and investments. ...
SBI customers face glitches just before scheduled downtime

SBI customers face glitches just before scheduled downtime

Finance
Mumbai: Several customers of (SBI) faced issues processing online transactions hours before its scheduled maintenance outage. The bank, which upgraded its internet banking platform on Thursday, had informed customers about a four-hour maintenance activity although customers faced transaction failures early Thursday. Several customers took to social media to vent their frustration. While a few customers claimed that they were unable to receive payments, others said that transactions were failing while they were trying to transfer money using the Unified Payments Interface (UPI). Some users complained about the timing of undertaking such activity, at the start of a new fiscal year when transaction activity is especially high. The public sector lender had earlier tweeted about the scheduled ...
‘Astronauts aren’t just men – we’re astronauts too’

‘Astronauts aren’t just men – we’re astronauts too’

Science
A seven-year-old aspiring astronaut has spent lockdown building and "launching" a homemade rocket into the sky from her Leicester home.Elizabeth treated fans on her social media accounts to a "static fire" of her cardboard rocket from her parents' living room before rolling the rocket out to a launch pad in the garden.Elizabeth shares her favourite experiments on her YouTube channel, which has hundreds of subscribers.Her online fame has also led to opportunities with American-based payload company, Astrobotic, which has offered to take her YouTube sticker to the moon on board their Peregrine lunar lander later this year.Elizabeth's mother, Jennifer, who is originally from Connecticut, said the US space agency's plans to send a woman to the moon were "huge for humanity"."I'm excited to be t...
View: How the government can truly make India’s state-run banks efficient just like their private sector peers

View: How the government can truly make India’s state-run banks efficient just like their private sector peers

Finance
Budget 2021 has finally made long-awaited policy pronouncements of a reformist nature in the banking and financial sector. Governments are prone to make announcements that catch headlines, but soon fade away with only half-hearted implementation. One says this with the hindsight of the declaration of divestment of the Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) in 2015 and later of Air India. But genuine enthusiasm arises from the fact that after declaring that GoI would privatise public sector banks (PSBs), set up an asset reconstruction company (ARC) and establish a development finance institution (DFI) among others, the administration has started to take steps to implement these. It is encouraging that the finance ministry has already sought timelines from ministries on getting the deci...
CDC: Black people make up just 5% of those vaccinated against COVID-19

CDC: Black people make up just 5% of those vaccinated against COVID-19

Health
Feb. 1 (UPI) -- White people received more than half of all vaccinations against COVID-19 during the first month of the rollout, according to data released Monday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Just over 5% of the nearly 13 million people who received the shot between Dec. 14 and Jan. 14 people vaccinated against the coronavirus in the U.S. so far have been Black, and just under 12% were Hispanic, the data shows. Advertisement Black people make up roughly 13% of the population nationally, while Hispanic people are about 19%, based on figures from the U.S. Census. CDC researchers wrote in the study that "more complete reporting of race and ethnicity data" is needed to prevent "potential disparities" in groups of people in the United States receiving the vaccine -- ...