Month: August 2019

Final phobia a thing of the past: Sindhu

Final phobia a thing of the past: Sindhu

Sports
Updates from :  the hindu The World champion calls triumph a collective effort, says she will start preparing for Tokyo 2020 P.V. Sindhu, fresh from her World championship triumph, said her ultimate target is the 2020 Tokyo Olympics gold next year. Speaking at the Gopi Academy here on Tuesday, Sindhu said she was relieved to go all the way after losing two consecutive finals. “Yes, many talked about the final phobia, but now that is a thing of the past and I will start preparing for the Olympics in right earnest,” she said. “I have been waiting for this gold for long and it was the result of the collective effort of everyone, including Gopi sir, Kim Ji-Hyun and others at the Academy. This performance is not because of my efforts only,” said Sindhu. Felt no pressure “
Here to produce champions: Kim

Here to produce champions: Kim

Sports
Updates from :  the hindu Solid bonding is helping to get good results, reveals Korean “I am not here to make money, but to produce champions”, says Korean Kim Ji Hyun, former Asian Games gold medallist and now credited for playing a key role in P.V. Sindhu winning the 2019 World championship badminton gold in Basel (Switzerland) last Sunday. “I would have left my job here (with Sports Authority of India at the Gopi Chand Badminton Academy here) if I were not enjoying it. And, also I make it a point that every one of my trainees enjoys their role,” she told The Hindu in an exclusive chat on return her return on Tuesday. “Yes, I believe Sindhu played the perfect and best match of the championship in the final. We were specific that she should attack from the word go against No
BP to exit Alaska in $5.6 billion deal

BP to exit Alaska in $5.6 billion deal

Business
Updates from :  the hindu The sale, which is due to be completed next year, is part of BP’s $10 billion divestment programme to help the company shore up its balance sheet. British oil giant BP said on Tuesday it will sell all of its Alaska operations for $5.6 billion, exiting the state after 60 years to help meet divestment goals. The local firm Hilcorp Alaska will acquire the BP assets, including operations in the mammoth Prudhoe Bay oilfield, BP said in a statement. The sale, which is due to be completed next year, is part of BP’s $10 billion divestment programme to help the company shore up its balance sheet. In June, the company said it would sell assets in Egypt’s Gulf of Suez to a Dubai firm for an undisclosed sum. Projects elsewhere in the world are now better s
Review capital framework every five years, says Jalan Committee

Review capital framework every five years, says Jalan Committee

Business
Updates from :  the hindu Jalan panel for aligning RBI’s accounting and financial years to cut need for paying interim dividend The Bimal Jalan Committee, set up to review the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) economic capital framework, has suggested that the framework may be periodically reviewed after every five years. “Nevertheless, if there is a significant change in the RBI’s risks and operating environment, an intermediate review may be considered,” the report, which was made public on Tuesday, said. The panel recommended to align the central bank’s accounting year with the financial year which could reduce the need for paying interim dividend. “It could reduce the need for interim dividend being paid by the RBI. The payment of interim dividend may then be restricted to
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