"Most people who live next to sanctuaries or on forest edges feel that they are both part of a system. They are stoic in the sense that they understand that these animals also need to live," says Nair. … [Read more...] about Saving the crocodiles
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UNITED NATIONS: UN chief Antonio Guterres has warned that the COVID-19 pandemic will cause unimaginable devastation, usher in hunger and famine of historic proportions and lead to a loss of USD 8.5 trillion in global output -- the sharpest contraction since the Great Depression -- if nations did not respond with unity and solidarity. “We must avoid it. The pandemic has demonstrated our fragility. Despite all the technological and scientific advances of recent decades, we are in an unprecedented human crisis, because of a microscopic virus,” the UN Secretary General said on Thursday to the high-level event on Financing For Development. He underlined the need for the world to respond to the unprecedented crisis with unity and solidarity. “Unless we act now, the COVID-19 pandemic will cause unimaginable devastation and suffering around the world. Hunger and famine of historic proportions. Sixty million more people pushed into extreme poverty. Up to half the global … [Read more...] about COVID-19 could cause $8.5 trillion loss in global output: UN Sec Gen
I have been investing in mutual funds through SIPs for the least 1.5 years. My risk profile is moderate . Mirae Asset Emerging Bluechip Fund: Rs 3,500Franklin India Prima Fund: Rs 3,000Aditya Birla Sun Life Equity Fund: Rs 3,500Mirae Asset India Equity Fund: Rs 4,000Motilal Oswal Long Term Equity Fund: Rs 6,000HDFC Hyrbid Equity Fund: Rs 6,000Principal Hybrid Equity Fund: Rs 6,000Sukanya Rs 5000/monthPPF: Rs 1,2500/monthMy goals are:Higher education of child: Rs 50 lakh after 18 years Child's Marriage: Rs 85 lakh After 25 years Home purchase: Rs 20 lakh after five years Retirement: Rs 3 crore after 25 yearsPlease tell me whether I should make any changes to my investments, considering the present market condition due to Covid-19 .--Sumant Routray Ideally, a moderate equity investor should invest mostly in multi cap mutual funds. He or she can take a small exposure to large cap funds if s/he wants to reduce the overall risk in the portfolio. You should always choose your mutual funds … [Read more...] about Should I change my mutual funds because of Covid pandemic?
NEW DELHI: The once formidable party that held sway in Delhi for three terms, Congress failed to win a single seat for a second consecutive assembly election with its vote share plummeting further to a little over 4% and 63 of its 66 candidates losing security deposits. The outcome starkly brought out a severe organisational crisis, a disconnect with grassroots and the absence of credible leadership at state and national levels. Congress finds itself in a situation where it is not a political presence of any consequence and is unlikely to recover any time soon. Among those who lost their deposits included heavyweights like former Delhi ministers Haroon Yusuf and A K Walia and former Rajya Sabha MP Parvez Hashmi, among others. The three who barely managed to save their deposits were Arvinder Singh Lovely (Gandhi Nagar), Devender Yadav (Badli) and Abhishek Dutt (Kasturba Nagar). This is the same party that swept 52 out of 70 seats in 1998 and Sheila Dikshit formed the government. Dikshit … [Read more...] about Once Delhi’s hero, Congress again stays at zero
After showing us more 'lion's footprints' on a couple of occasions, he again began softening us up for money. We told him that we had full faith in the Almighty. And were sure He would not create any obstacles between us and the adventure thrills we sought. The lions would reveal themselves in the wilderness during the remaining 90 minutes, we hoped. … [Read more...] about The caged lions of Gir