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Corporate governance standards at PSBs much better than ever before, says Goyal

Corporate governance standards at PSBs much better than ever before, says Goyal

Finance
Emphasising that corporate governance standards being followed by public sector banks are much better than ever before, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal today said the government has stopped the "phone-call thing" coming in from Delhi to the banks. In an apparent dig at the previous UPA regime, Goyal said that not a single phone call would go to "give a loan, to address a loan, to restructure a loan or to settle a loan". Against the backdrop of high amounts of stressed assets in the banking system, the ruling BJP had alleged that earlier, banks used to get calls from the higher ups in the national capital to provide loans to various entities. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also made references to it while replying to the debate on no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha last month. Goyal told...
Demi Lovato net worth: How much is singer in hospital with suspected drug overdose worth?

Demi Lovato net worth: How much is singer in hospital with suspected drug overdose worth?

Entertainment
Reports from TMZ suggested Demi Lovato had been rushed to hospital in LA with a suspected heroin overdose.However, since then the website has reported it was not heroin she had used.Emergency services rushed to the 25-year-old’s Hollywood Hills home Tuesday morning.The Sober singer would not tell paramedics which drug she had taken when they arrived.Demi is now said to be awake and responsive in hospital after paramedics brought her back to consciousness using Narcan.The medication, which is sprayed into the nose, blocks the effects of opioids and restores normal breathing.Demi has previously spoken openly about her battle with alcohol and drugs.Despite her struggles, she is still releasing music which has earned her a small fortunate. ...
Your credit score could mean as much as $45,000 in savings … or expenses

Your credit score could mean as much as $45,000 in savings … or expenses

Finance
Over your lifetime you’re going to need things you can only buy on credit. Big things. A house. A car. A dream vacation, or college tuition. Most people have to finance these things. And a lackluster score will make them more expensive, because you’ll pay more in interest. A survey from LendingTree shines a light on exactly how much a lower credit score can cost you over a lifetime. The site analyzed loan requests and average loan balances for an apples-to-apples comparison on wha...
Why are women only saving half as much as men for retirement?

Why are women only saving half as much as men for retirement?

Finance
Planning young: a retirement roadmap All working Americans need retirement savings, regardless of gender. But the need is particularly strong for women, since they have a tendency to live longer than their male counterparts. They're also more likely to require paid care at some point — as a spouse may not be around to provide care. It's therefore unsettling to learn that women are only saving about half as much as men for the future. In a recent Student Loan Hero study, women had an average of $ 45,614 socked away for retirement, whereas men had $ 90,189. That sort of gap could put women at a severe disadvantage later in life. Why are women falling behind savings-wise? When asked why they're struggling to save for retirement, women cited living paycheck to payc...
Playing video games too much might lead to a real problem, WHO says

Playing video games too much might lead to a real problem, WHO says

Health
"Call of Duty," "Grand Theft Auto" and "Fortnite" are just some of the super-popular video games that have captured the imaginations of gamers around the world. But health officials have become increasingly concerned about what all those hours lost in gaming worlds might actually be doing to mental health. This week, the World Health Organization said that gaming can be highly addictive and that "gaming disorder" will be added to the latest version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). In the U.S., 60 percent of Americans play video games daily, according to the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). Video games are designed to be riveting, the reaction designers hope for is "I couldn’t stop playing." But the desire to keep players going and wanting more is ...