Bad Loans Likely To Rise Up To 9% By Fiscal-End: CRISIL

Gross non-performing assets (NPAs) of banks are likely to rise to 8 per cent to 9 per cent by the end of the current financial year, compared to 7.5 per cent of last year, rating agency CRISIL said in a report. The Coronavirus relief measures like restructuring and emergency credit line guarantee scheme will help in limiting the rise, it added. The rise in NPAs, said Krishnan Sitaraman, CRISIL’s senior director and deputy chief ratings officer, will be led mainly by retail clients and micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME)…

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Gardening for the Novice: How to enhance your gardening experience by extending the growing season

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need” — Cicero, Roman Statesman and Philosopher (106 BC-43BC) This year has been especially hard on Montcalm area gardeners with all the weather variability they experienced trying to maintain their landscape gardens at a beautiful and productive level. At this point, it is understandable that many gardeners are ready to shut down their gardens and wait for next year’s spring gardening season to begin. However, now is the time for gardeners to enjoy the benefits of their hard…

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Shah Rukh Khan’s brand value slips by 43%; Virat Kohli India’s No.1 celebrity endorser

Virat Kohli, captain of Indian Cricket Team, is the Indian celebrity with highest brand valuation at $170.9 million, says a recent report by Duff & Phelps. After Kohli, the celebrity with the second highest brand valuation in the country is Deepika Padukone, the report says, at $102.5 million. However, Shah Rukh Khan, who was second in 2017, has slipped to number five and is valued at $60.7 million. The report –The Bold, The Beautiful and The Brilliant– lists out top 20 Indian celebrities with highest brand valuations and reveals that…

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Strokes are linked to dementia, increases risk of the brain disease by 70%

People who have suffered a stroke are more likely to develop dementia, a study conducted by the University of Exeter Medical School confirmed. The study involved an analysis of 3.2 million people across the world. Researchers found that the link between stroke and dementia persisted even after taking into account other dementia risk factors such as blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. “We found that a history of stroke increases dementia risk by around 70%, and recent strokes more than doubled the risk. Given how common both stroke and dementia are, this strong…

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65% of Retailers Will Offer Same-Day Delivery by 2019

Small businesses are always looking for ways to have a competitive advantage in the market. Now they are not only competing on price and customer service, but also on speed. According to a recent report by Go People, a Sydney-based on-demand delivery and courier startup, 65% of retailers will provide same-day delivery services by the year 2019. “Globally speaking, same day delivery is no longer just a concept. Instead, it’s the standard practice in many industries nowadays,” writes Nick Hartman, Marketing and Communications Manager for Go People, on the company’s blog. “Fashion retailers,…

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How to control cholesterol by home remedies, here’s what you must include in your diet

If you’ve been having a lot of chicken tikka, mutton seekh kabab and other tandoori dishes from restaurants on a regular basis, it might be a good idea to get a cholesterol check done. Cholesterol produced in your liver has many important functions like keeping our cell walls flexible and producing various kinds of hormones. However, just like anything else, too much of it is a bad thing. Your cholesterol levels largely hinge on your diet, and there are some foods that help bring them down naturally. Here is a lowdown on…

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