SBI Collects Rs 300 Crore from Zero Balance Accounts for Certain Services in 5 Years: Study

Several banks, including State Bank of India (SBI), have been imposing excessive charges on certain services provided to poor persons having zero-balance or Basic Savings Bank Deposit Accounts (BSBDA), a study by the IIT-Bombay has revealed. The study observed that the SBI’s decision to levy a charge of Rs 17.70 for every debit transaction beyond […]

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First responders increasingly facing violence, Justice Min. says

Despite politicians in The Hague trying to turn the tide, first responders like police and paramedics are increasingly faced with violence, Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security said to the Telegraaf. In 2019, the police received 2,750 reports of aggression and violence against people with a public task. Police officers themselves were attacked 10,624 […]

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Facebook will ban ads that present races or religions as threats

Facebook is placing new restrictions on hateful content in ads, explicitly banning ads that encourage racial divisions. Specifically, the new policy will “prohibit claims that people from a specific race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, caste, sexual orientation, gender identity or immigration status are a threat to the physical safety, health or survival of others.” […]

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