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India tops as Asia’s most investment savvy economy: StanChart

India is Asia’s most investment savvy economy and more than two-thirds of the country’s affluent class prefer to use various investment products to achieve their financial goals and greater social mobility, says a study. According to a new Standard Chartered study of 11,000 emerging affluent consumers across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, 68% of Indian people belonging to this segment are using investment products to achieve their financial goals, as compared to an average figure of 57%. For the purposes of this study ‘investment products’ refers to fixed income…

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Shashank Sharma from Mohali’s preparatory institute tops NDA entrance exam

Over 5 lakh students appeared in the NDA exam for entry to the armed forces this year. Of these, two in the top 10 — including All-India Rank (AIR) 1 Nangal’s Shashank Sharma and Muktsar’s Armaandeep Singh, AIR 8— are from the same institute in Chandigarh. With 25 selections of 41 students who appeared (the exam was held in September), the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Armed Forces Preparatory Institute (AFPI), in Sector-77 Chandigarh, a Punjab government institute set up in 2011, has been a consistent success. Twelve of the institute’s students are in…

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ICSE Class 10 result: Panchkula’s Shreya Chauhan tops tricity, scores 98%

Shreya Chauhan of Saupin’s School, Panchkula, bagged the top position across the tricity in the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) Class 10 results that were declared on Monday evening. The 16-year-old daughter of Manimajra-based businessman SPS Chauhan, Shreya scored 98% marks. Chandigarh-based Strawberry Fields High School’s Adit Jindal scored 97.6% marks to bag the second position in the tricity. Tricity’s third spot is shared by four students, each scoring 97.4% marks. Charu Gupta from Panchkula’s Little Flower Convent School, Amanjot Singh of Yadavindra Public School, SAS Nagar, Srijan…

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Malta Tops EU Obesity Rankings, Romania Thinnest

Malta has the highest proportion of obese adults in Europe, according to EU figures released Thursday, while Romania is the least obese. In total just under a sixth of adults living in the European Union are obese — 15.9 percent, according to the Eurostat statistics agency, which said the figure goes up amongst older and less educated Europeans. Counting 26 percent of its adults as obese, the Mediterranean island of Malta appears the worst hit by the public health problem, followed by Latvia and Hungary. Britain — which leads the…

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