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Magicbricks teams up with State Bank of India to launch Big Bang Home Carnival

Magicbricks teams up with State Bank of India to launch Big Bang Home Carnival

Finance
MUMBAI: The country's largest lender State Bank of India and the No.1 property site Magicbricks on Friday announced the launch of the Big Bang Home Carnival, a month-long online housing carnival. The housing festival will showcase nearly 16,000 units, across 22 Indian cities and will culminate on March 9. 62 developers have come on board to showcase 97 projects while SBI is offering a host of loan deals in SBI and RERA Approved Projects. "We are offering home loans at Zero processing Fee with an attractive interest rates and additional 20% loan for the young generation having age upto 45 years," said P.K. Gupta, MD (Retail & Digital Banking), SBI. "The customers can get home loans pre-approved even before they decide the property to be purchased. To improve customer home loan jou...
SpaceX set to launch massive Falcon Heavy rocket

SpaceX set to launch massive Falcon Heavy rocket

Technology
SpaceX is launching arguably its most daring mission to date Tuesday, when the Falcon Heavy rocket takes off on its first test flight. The Falcon Heavy rocket is massive, larger than anything that has launched since NASA's Saturn V missions, which took people to the moon. The rocket's target launch is set for Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. ET from Cape Canaveral, Florida, with a 2.5-hour launch window. There are windows scheduled on Wednesday and Thursday as well, in case Tuesday's launch doesn't work. Thousands of excited viewers are already lining up along the Florida coast to witness the event. Even actor Harrison Ford will be in attendance -- the Falcon, after all, is named after his Millennium Falcon from "Star Wars." This is a private mission funded by billionaire Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX -...
Ariane rocket suffers rare launch anomaly

Ariane rocket suffers rare launch anomaly

Science
Europe's normally highly dependable rocket, the Ariane 5, experienced an anomaly during its latest launch.Telemetry from the vehicle was lost about nine minutes into its flight from French Guiana, shortly after its upper-stage began the final push for orbit.Uncertainty then followed as controllers tried to determine the status of Ariane and the satellites it was carrying.Eventually, though, radio signals from the spacecraft were picked up.It seems the rocket did do its job - but beyond the sight of controllers on the ground.However, it is also clear the Ariane 5 left the satellites in a less than perfect orbit.Arianespace, the company that operates the rocket from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana, issued a statement explaining that a tracking station located in Natal, Brazil, failed t...
PM to launch 'fake news' rapid response team

PM to launch 'fake news' rapid response team

Technology
The Prime Minister is to launch a "fake news" rapid response unit to monitor social media and challenge false stories.The team will be based in the Cabinet Office, according to Alex Aiken, the executive director of the Government Communication Service (GCS), the PR wing of the civil service.In an interview with PR Week, Mr Aiken said the civil service needed to "build a rapid response social media capability to deal quickly with disinformation and reclaim a fact-based public debate".Theresa May will authorise the creation of the unit according to The Times, which reported that insiders doubted whether Whitehall could operate quickly enough to disrupt social media rumours.Social media users have expressed concern that the "fake news" unit would be used to comment on matters of legitimate po...
Time's Up: Stars launch anti-harassment group

Time's Up: Stars launch anti-harassment group

Entertainment
Emma Stone and Natalie Portman are among hundreds of leading Hollywood women backing a new campaign to tackle sexual harassment.Time's Up aims to address "the systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace that have kept underrepresented groups from reaching their full potential"."From movie sets to farm fields to boardrooms alike, we envision nationwide leadership that reflects the world in which we live," says its website."Time's Up is a unified call for change from women in entertainment for women everywhere."It follows the #MeToo movement - which encouraged victims to speak out in the wake of the Weinstein scandal.Three-hundred prominent women in the entertainment industry have backed Time's Up, including Kerry Washington, Meryl Streep and Shonda Rhimes, the executive producer behi...