To visit America’s richest zip code, you’ll first need a boat

Ferry boats from Fisher Island are seen navigating Government Cut near Downtown Miami, which can be seen in the background.pc:ht

The richest zip code in America is just as exclusive and elite as the people who live there. Fisher Island, located just off the coast of Miami, is accessible only by ferry or water taxi and is a haven for the world’s richest.

The 216-acre island has diverse residents, representing over 50 nationalities and professions ranging from professional athletes and supermodels to executives and lawyers.

The average income in Fisher Island, zip code 33109, was $2.5 million in Continue reading

WhatsApp looking to hire for India operations

WhatsApp is scouting for India head.pc:ht

Messaging app WhatsApp is scouting for a full-time hire to lead its operations in India, its largest market globally.

The individual will lead the company’s operations in India, “including products for people and businesses along with our interest in peer to peer payments,” a job advertisement on WhatsApp’s website.

WhatsApp has over one billion users globally. India is the largest market for the company with over 200 million monthly active users as of February 2017.

“This is a senior leadership position that requires product Continue reading

Hackers delete most watched YouTube video Despacito, restore it

Despacito is the most watched video on YouTube.pc:ht

YouTube’s Vevo account which shows official music videos, live interviews and more has reportedly been hacked. Vevo accounts of popular singers have been hacked and the most watched music video on YouTube, ‘Despacito’ was deleted. The video was unavailable on YouTube for over an hour but is back again.

This was first shared on The Hacker News which now has a thread with the latest updates on the YouTube hack. The original link of the music video on YouTube read, “This video has been removed by the user”. Also if you searched for “Despacito” on YouTube, the official music video doesn’t appear.

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Algerian military plane crashes near Boufarik airport, at least 100 dead

A screengrab from the video posted on local channel Ennahar TV. The Ennahar TV reported that more than 100 military personnel were on board the plane when it came down near Boufarik airport.pc:ht

At least 100 people were killed when a military plane crashed soon after take-off in a farm field in northern Algeria on Wednesday, officials said.

The cause of the crash was unclear, and an investigation has been opened, according to a Defense Ministry statement.

More than 100 military personnel were on board the plane when it came down near Boufarik airport, local channel Ennahar TV reported. There was no immediate confirmation from authorities.

“There are more than 100 deaths. We can’t say exact how many at this point,” Mohammed Achour, chief spokesman for the civil protection agency, told Continue reading

‘I am not Gandhi or Mandela’: Saudi crown prince Salman on his private expenses

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman arrives at Lambeth Palace, London, Britain.image source: HT

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to meet with US President Donald Trump in Washington on Tuesday.

Mutual rival Iran will be high on the agenda, but the 32-year-old strongman prince will also be looking to showcase his sweeping changes to Saudi society and an increasingly assertive foreign policy that includes the war in Yemen and an ongoing diplomatic feud with Qatar.

The following are quotations from an interview he gave to CBS News on Sunday.

The role of women

Prince Mohammed has implemented some reforms on women’s rights, loosening clothing restrictions, pushing for greater participation in the workforce, and, significantly, lifting a ban on women driving.

But guardianship laws, which require women to seek the permission of male relatives for a host of activities, remain in place. Continue reading

Delhi drivers with no accidents for 1 year claim huge reward

India: Why Did No One Tell Modern Car Owners This New Policy?

Two shocking reports show that insured drivers have significantly overpaid. This is the trick your motor insurer does not want you to know.

According to two comparison services, you could save up to 60% or 70% by finding the right insurer. Thousands have trusted this simple process to get extreme insurance discounts.

We’ve found several discounts that may very well help you find a winning insurance company. There are a few insurers that will give a discount for no recent traffic tickets for rash driving. Secondly, having no car accidents in the last one to five years shows to an insurer that you’re skilled at avoiding accidents and your care while driving. The third savings is if you’re over 25 years old because Continue reading

Karnataka cabinet agrees to consider Lingayats as separate religious minority

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah meets the Lingayat community Seers at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Sunday.pc:ht

The Karnataka government on Monday agreed to consider the Lingayats as a separate religion, seeking the support of the powerful Hindu community ahead of assembly elections this year.

“Based on the recommendations of Karnataka State Minorities Commission, the state cabinet has unanimously decided to grant status of religious minority to Lingayats and Veerashaiva Lingayats (believers of 12th century social reformer Basava’s ideologies),” state law minister TB Jayachandra told media after a cabinet meeting.

The state cabinet has also decided to Continue reading

NABARD Recruitment to the post of Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS)

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Recruitment to the post of Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS)

Applications are invited from Indian citizens for the post of Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) in National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). Candidates can apply only ON-LINE on NABARD website www.nabard.org/Career Notices between 13 March 2018 and 02 April 2018.

Phase I (Preliminary Exam) – Online Examination 12th May 2018 @
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Mumbai banker becomes a billionaire by managing wealth of India’s new rich

Nirmal Jain has hit the jackpot serving the new rich in the world’s fastest-growing major economy.

The Mumbai banker’s $20 billion private-wealth-management unit became India’s biggest by assets and helped make him a billionaire.

The nation’s demographics are a driving force, as well as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts to withdraw India’s biggest bills from circulation, which has pushed savings into the financial system. India’s young and thriving workforce will support its growth for years to come, Jain, 51, said in a phone interview, pointing out that millennials account for about a third of the country’s population and most of the income. Continue reading

All about UPI : How it works, how to send and receive money, and more

With Whatsapp embracing UPI-based payments feature, there has been a lot of buzz around the digital payment platform. Unified Payments Interface has been developed by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). While the payment platform has been around since 2015, it received a big push after demonetisation drive in November, 2016.

Currently, all major banks in India support the UPI platform. It has also been adopted by the likes of Paytm and technology giant Google, which launched India-focused Google Tez peer-to-peer payment platform based on UPI. According to the recent data from NPCI, BHIM UPI saw 171.40 million transactions worth Rs 19,126 crore as of February, 2018.

What is UPI?

Unified Payments Interface (UPI) is essentially a single platform that Continue reading