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Indian shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and Harsheel Dani advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the China Masters Grand Prix Gold on Wednesday.Kashyap, who is playing his first tournament after a shoulder injury in more than three months, defeated Thailand’s Suppanyu Avihingsanon 21-16, 21-17 to progress to the pre-quarterfinals.However, bigger test awaits the 2012 London Olympian as he will meet Chinese third seed Qiao Bin in the next round.Joining Kashyap in the next round was Dani, who got the better of China’s Yan Runze 21-16, 22-20 in 36 minutes.The youngster will face Chinese Sun Feixiang in the next round at the Olympic Sports Centre.Meanwhile, women shuttlers Sri Krishna Priya Kudaravalli and Sai Uttejitha Rao Chukka suffered losses.Krisha lost to Li Yun 18-21, 11-21 in 34 minutes, while Uttejitha was defeated by Li Wenmei 4-21, 21-13, 12-21 in 49 minutes.
The Xbox Game Pass for PC will launch at a $1 introductory monthly price. Microsoft Microsoft revealed the pricing and initial game release for its Xbox Game Pass for PC ahead of its Xbox press conference at E3 on Sunday. Gamers can join the beta for the subscription-based service gaming for $5 per month for a limited time. Members will receive a 30-day notice before this introductory period ends and Xbox Game Pass for PC reverts to its standard price of $9.99 per month.The service will include access to at least 10 games during its beta phase, including Halo: The Master Chef Collection and Gears 5, each of which is listed as “coming soon.”Microsoft has slowly been making Xbox more integrated with Windows, and support for Game Pass on PC is yet another example. Microsoft is expected to discuss a wide range of new games and initiatives during its Xbox press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo at 1 p.m. PT (4 p.m. ET). But perhaps the most anticipated news will be about Microsoft’s next upcoming Xbox — codenamed Scarlett according to a report from 2018 — of which the company’s offered few details so far.Other games listed on the page include Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2, We Happy Few, Ark Survival Evolved and Ori and the Will of Wisps, which is listed as coming soon. Share your voice Post a comment Microsoft Xbox’s next-gen console ahead, two Uber execs depart See All Tags • 1:22 16 Photos Aug 3 • E3 journalists see their personal info exposed by security flaw Now playing: Watch this: Jul 26 • Doom Eternal: QuakeCon ‘Year of Doom’ keynote shows more ‘Battlemode’ action Aug 19 • Borderlands 3: FL4K, new endgame content and everything else we know Microsoft shows off Xbox trailers, hardware, services at E3 reading • Xbox Game Pass for PC pricing, game lineup revealed E3 2019 0 Aug 28 • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer, gameplay footage and everything we know Gaming E3 2019
Reserve Bank of IndiaReutersThe banking sector has been reeling under the pressure of bad debt and the recent default of Infrastructure lending and Financial Services (IL&FS) has further fuelled liquidity concerns in the economy.But the data released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) shows that credit offtake has grown 14.88 percent to Rs. 91.11 trillion for the fortnight ended November 9. The growth registered by the banks is really encouraging with the fact that RBI has put 11 public sector banks under the prompt corrective action (PCA) framework.Loan disbursed by the banks during the same period last year stood at Rs 79.3 trillion. The RBI releases the credit amount on the fortnight basis and deposits with scheduled banks jumped by 9.13 percent to Rs 118.25 trillion for the fortnight ended November 9 as against last year where it was Rs 108.35 trillion.As on November 9, loans, cash credits and overdrafts increased to Rs 88.9 trillion, as compared to Rs 77.2 trillion in the year 2017. Similarly, bank loans from the RBI also witnessed an uptake with Rs 1.06 trillion as of November 9, as against around Rs 247 billion a year ago.The RBI data also shows that banks took around Rs 1.33 trillion worth of loans from the central bank for the fortnight ended October 26. Moreover, the data for the previous fortnight ended October 26 showed that bank credit had risen by 14.57 percent to Rs 90.37 trillion, whereas deposits jumped by 9.01 percent to Rs 117.71 trillion.The numbers are really are in stark contrast with the market sentiments which firmly believes of cash crunch due to the IL&FS crisis. Speaking to Business Standard, one of the senior public sector bank executives said that “Retail demand is holding on till now and the working capital demand from corporates is on the rise in the busy season. Plus, space will be available in retail as finance and housing finance companies moderate their pace of loan disbursal.”India’s largest lender, State Bank of India also expects an increase of 10 percent in its credit growth by the end of current financial year
Buffalo farms have been set up at Dakshin Kodalpur of Gosairhat upazila of Shariatpur. Photo: Prothom AloTwo buffalo farms have been set up at the sand bars of Meghna river at Gosairhat upazila of Shariatpur.The vast pastures there offer an ideal place for raising cattle and a new opportunity has emerged.About 800 buffaloes are now being raised at the farms in Dakshin Kodalpur area of Kodalpur union in the upazila.Earlier, the local farmers raised only cows and goats at Shariatpur. The total number of cattle is about 400,000 in the region, district veterinary office and local sources said.Last year for the first time, a group of farm owners from Lakshmipur district built two farms along the sand bars.District livestock department official, Subodh Kumar Das, said the Padma and the Meghna, two big rivers, flow through Shariatpur district.He said there are at least 25 sand bars at different places of the rivers and there are several thousand pastures in those areas.The livestock official said pastures are ideal grazing grounds for the buffaloes and they can be raised in low cost.Subodh Kumar Das said the livestock department will give all sorts of assistance to raise buffaloes.Akub Ali from Saheber Char of Lakshmipur set up a farm with 450 buffaloes last year. Some 70 buffaloes are now producing milk which is sold at Tk 100 per kg in Noakhali. “I’ve taken some land of the char (sand bars) on rent for the farm. Local meat traders also buy buffaloes from the farm.””There are many pastures in Shariatpur. It’s profitable to build farms in those areas,” said another farm owner Jakir Hossain while explaining why he set up the farm coming from a long distance of Lakshmipur.“It’s a good initiative. If the local farm owners are proactive, we can assist them,” said Mizanur Rahman, chairman of Kodalpur union.