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The asteroid hunter

Sunday, 15 Jan 2017 | Sangeeta Yadav | in Sunday Pioneer

At 16, he is the youngest Indian astronomer to have discovered asteroids over the last two years. Aryan Mishra made headlines when he won the All India Asteroid Search Campaign and he now aspires to become the first youngster to land on Mars. He talks to Sangeeta Yadav about his...

‘Society was far more liberal 25 years ago’

Sunday, 15 Jan 2017 | Shalini Saksena | in Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | Vishal Mishra He started his career as a film critic and is now making his directorial debut with the film Coffee With D, slated to release next week. He talks to SHALINI SASKSENA about the movie and how he had anticipated problems but not to the extent of get...

What a wild journey

Sunday, 15 Jan 2017 | Shalini Saksena | in Sunday Pioneer

Most times, visiting a zoo means seeing those animals which are endangered and you can’t find them in the wild. But the Wildlife Reserves Singapore is not just about a zoo. It is much more in the field of conservation, says SHALINI SAKSENA How would you like to eat breakfast with...

‘Limited budget triggers great ideas'

Sunday, 15 Jan 2017 | Sangeeta Yadav | in Sunday Pioneer

Guneet Monga, producer of Haraamkhor, talks to Sangeeta Yadav about the release of her award-winning film which was banned for four years by the Censor for being ‘very provocative’ only to get clean chit by the Film Certification Apellate Tribunal Having worked with Nawazuddin Siddiqui in The Lunch Box and Shweta...

The new wow in DJ experiments

Sunday, 15 Jan 2017 | Sangeeta Yadav | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

From trance music making a comeback in Electronic Dance Music (EDM) to established DJs reinventing style by experimenting with new genres and sounds, to upcoming artistes — the DJ world is buzzing and expanding like never before. Some DJs call themselves open-format DJs, some are performance-based and some want to...

Get booked!

Sunday, 15 Jan 2017 | RACHITA MALHOTRA | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

The World Book Fair 2017, now in its 44th year, is much more than just books. On exploring a little, one will find some really interesting items that you will love. Here’s a list that may catch your attention. Souvenirs: Attractive fridge magnets, bottle openers and other catchy items is something...

Govt respects independence, autonomy of RBI, says FinMin

Sunday, 15 Jan 2017 | PNS | NEW DELHI | in Sunday Pioneer

Refuting allegations of interference by an union of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the Finance Ministry on Saturday clarified that the Government fully respects independence and autonomy of the RBI. “It is categorically stated that the Government fully respects the independence and autonomy of the RBI,” Finance Ministry said in...

Central Bank’s own figures indicate return of Rs15L-cr of banned notes

Sunday, 15 Jan 2017 | IANS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Despite the Reserve Bank of India dismissing reports that suggested 97 per cent of the demonetised currency had returned to the bank’s coffers by December 30, its own weekly figures on ‘currency in circulation’ indicate that this number is correct. These figures, in fact, suggest that only Rs54,000 crore of...

Tech Mahindra launches incubator for UK startups

Sunday, 15 Jan 2017 | PTI | NEW DELHI | in Sunday Pioneer

IT firm Tech Mahindra has launched InnovateMK, an incubator that will work with technology startups in Milton Keynes in the UK. Over the next two years, InnovateMK aims to support more than 50 entrepreneurial ventures in the region, Tech Mahindra said in a statement. InnovateMK is also supported...

IFCI cuts benchmark lending rate by 75 bps

Sunday, 15 Jan 2017 | PTI | NEW DELHI | in Sunday Pioneer

Term finance lender IFCI on Saturday reduced its benchmark lending rate by 0.75 percentage point in line with market competition. The company has reduced benchmark lending rate from 11.50 per cent to 10.75 per cent with monthly rests, IFCI said in a statement. The new rate would be effective...


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