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Air Asia announces big sale, offering tickets for as low as Rs 399

Air Asia announces big sale, offering tickets for as low as Rs 399

Finance
Air Asia has announced a new sale under which it claims to offer discounted airfares on both Indian and international routes. However, the sale is only meant for members of its loyalty programme called Big Members. The sale period is from November 12 to November 18, 2018. As per a statement issued by the company, tickets are available for as low as Rs 399 on domestic routes and Rs 1,999 on international routes. On the domestic routes, passengers can choose from 21 destinations where the low-cost carrier flies across the country, with a fleet of 19 A-320 aircraft. Among the cities are Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, New Delhi, Pune, Ranchi, Srinagar and Visakhapatnam. Among the overseas routes passengers can choose from ...
Wonga payday firm stops offering new loans

Wonga payday firm stops offering new loans

Business
Payday lender Wonga has said it is no longer accepting new loan applications as it teeters on the brink of collapse.The company said in a statement on its website that it was continuing to "assess its options" and existing customers could still use their services to manage their loans.It follows a surge in compensation claims against the firm amid a government clampdown on payday lenders.Reports say the firm has lined up Grant Thornton to act as administrators.Wonga, the UK's biggest payday lender, has faced criticism for its high-cost, short-term loans, seen as targeting the vulnerable. Wonga: Where have all the borrowers gone? What's gone wrong with Wonga? The company's statement said: 'While it continues to assess its options...
Elon Musk's latest offering: $1,500 Tesla surfboards

Elon Musk's latest offering: $1,500 Tesla surfboards

Technology
Tesla, the electric car company headed by billionaire Elon Musk, briefly took to selling surfboards through its online store this weekend. The move into surfboards seems to have been a limited-edition promotional tie-up with a company called Lost Surfboards rather than a regular new revenue maker for the company.Earlier this year, Mr Musk's tunnel construction business The Boring Company sold 20,000 flamethrowers and 50,000 hats in a bid to raise equity.The car company said that all of its vehicles - the Model S, X and 3 - could "comfortably accommodate this surfboard on either the inside or outside of the vehicle".Shortly after being advertised on Tesla's site, the surfboards seemed to have sold out despite being listed at $ 1,500 (£1,140) - a significantly premium pr...
Bonobos won't eat filthy food, offering clues to the origins of disgust

Bonobos won't eat filthy food, offering clues to the origins of disgust

Science
June 4 (UPI) -- Bonobos won't eat dirty food. In experiments, the great apes refused fruit that had been contaminated by feces. Scientists wanted to better understand the evolutionary origins of disgust. The reaction helps humans avoid exposure to pathogens, and the latest research suggests the reaction offers apes' similar benefits. Researchers at Kyoto University in Japan offered bonobos several food options: clean apple slices and apple slices tainted by either feces or dirt. Scientists also offered the apes banana slices positioned at various distances from fresh feces. The bonobos most avoided contaminated apples, opting for the clean slices, and were more likely to eat banana slices placed farther away from sources of pathogens. Tests showed the bonobos were also less likely to hav...