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Railways conducts‘world’s largest’ recruitment exercise for 1.27 lakh vacancies

Two recruitment notifications — one for Assistant Loco Pilots and technician and the other for Level-I (erstwhile group D) posts — were released in 2018 for filling up about 1.27 lakh vacancies. Total Posts of Assistant Loco Pilots (ALPs) and technicians were 64,371 and about 47.45 lakhs candidates applied for these posts. Vacancies for Level-I posts (erstwhile group D) were ...

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U.S. Stocks Drift Amid Muddied Trade Messages: Markets Wrap

Ten-year Treasury yields narrow; European equities decline Oil trims weekly advance as dollar climbs for a fifth day WT24 Desk U.S. equities drifted after President Donald Trump said the U.S. hasn’t agreed to a tariff rollback with China, dimming hopes for a preliminary trade deal next month, Bloomberg reports. The S&P 500 Index ticked lower Friday after notching record highs in the previous ...

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Rupee declines most in Asia as Moody’s cuts India rating outlook

The reduction comes at a time when investors have been skeptical about the government meeting its budget targets amid a slowdown in tax revenues and September’s surprise $20 billion tax giveaway for companies. WT24 Desk Rupee declined the most in Asia, while sovereign bonds and stocks saw modest losses after Moody’s Investors Services lowered the nation’s rating outlook to negative ...

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Matchbox Cars, Magic: The Gathering, coloring books make Toy Hall of Fame

WT24 Desk Matchbox Cars, Magic: The Gathering and coloring books were selected for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame in New York state, UPI reports. The Strong Museum of Play in Rochester announced the miniature cars, collectible card game and coloring tomes are this year’s inductees, chosen from a list of 12 finalists that also included Care Bears, Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Jenga, ...

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US court grants Ronaldo’s bid to block accuser in rape case

WT24 Desk Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyers won a courtroom bid Thursday to block a Nevada woman accusing the soccer superstar of raping her in Las Vegas in 2009 from digging into the validity of their 2010 confidentiality agreement and $375,000 hush-money payment, Agencies report. U.S. Magistrate Judge Daniel Albregts told Kathryn Mayorga’s attorney that it will be up to a higher-level ...

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Australia crush Pakistan in final T20I

WT24 Desk Ruthless opening pair Aaron Finch and David Warner ran riot as Australia routed Pakistan by 10 wickets in Perth to wrap up their Twenty20 series 2-0 Friday in emphatic fashion, AFP reports. After restricting the visitors to 106 for eight, Finch (52) and Warner (48) whacked five sixes and eight fours between them as they raced to the ...

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