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- Bandhan Bank has set up a new vertical called “Emerging Entrepreneurs Business (EEB)”.The new vertical has been launched to support the emerging needs of the unbanked and underbanked segment of customers.The vertical will focus on supporting this segment of customers in their journey to becoming entrepreneurs.In addition to micro loans, the vertical will also manage micro home loan, micro bazaar loan and micro enterprise loan.
- Public sector lender Canara Bank has launched lead management system (LMS) – i-Lead 2.0 (Inspiring Leads System version 2.0).The system has been launched to provide its services to customers irrespective of where they reside.Through lead management system (LMS), customers can enquire and get services rendered through simple modes such as internet banking, mobile banking, call centre, SMS and missed call.
- Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has been given the additional charge of Food Processing Industries Ministry.He has been given the additional charge as President Ram Nath Kovind has accepted the resignation of Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal from the Union Council of Ministers, with immediate effect, under clause (2) of Article 75 of the Constitution.
- Margaret Atwood has won the 2020 Dayton Literary Peace Prize’s lifetime achievement award.The award celebrates literature’s power to foster peace, social justice and global understanding.Margaret Atwood is a prolific writer of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, essays and comic books.In the recent years, she has drawn a new round of acclaim for “The Handmaid’s Tale”, her bestselling 1985 novel of a dystopian future in which women are subjugated after a theocratic group overthrow the US government
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(1893) New Zealand becomes the first country to grant all women the right to vote
(2017) New MLB record for most home runs in a season, no. 5,694 hit by Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals