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The business wrap: Rs 60 crore found in 20 fake accounts at Axis Bank, and six other top stories

In other headlines: US Federal Reserve increased its key interest rates by 25 basic points and the Sensex declined following developments in the United States.

A look at the headlines in this sector right now:

  1. I-T raid finds Rs 60 crore in 20 fake accounts at an Axis Bank branch in Noida: The accounts, which were opened in the names of low-income workers and labourers, were reportedly being used by companies to cover up black money.
  2. US Federal Reserve hikes key interest rates by 25 basis points: The increase and the strengthening of the dollar against the rupee may spell problems for India.  
  3. Sensex closes 84 points lower, Nifty by 29 as markets respond to US Federal Reserve’s rate hike: The strong buying of IT stocks saw the BSE recover from an intra-day low of 200 points.
  4. Niti Aayog announces awards of up to Rs 1 crore to promote cashless transaction: The National Payments Corporation of India will also give away Rs 1,000 each to 15,000 winners for the next 100 days, and 7,000 weekly awards for merchants. 
  5. Court fines Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved Rs 11 lakh for misleading advertisements: The company sold certain products with its label although those were manufactured somewhere else.
  6. India is prepared to deal with increased US Federal Reserve interest rates, says chief economic adviser: Arvind Subramanian said the development will lead to volatile and uncertain in capital flows in emerging market economies.
  7. I-T department warns against making drastic changes on revised tax returns: The agency fears a few taxpayers may misuse this amendment to legalise their black money.
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These GIFs show you what it means to miss breakfast

That monstrous roar is your empty stomach.

Let’s take a glance at your every day morning routine. You crawl out of bed, go for a quick shower, pull out and wear your neatly ironed clothes at the speed of light and then rush out of the house, making sure you have your keys and wallet in place.

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You walk into office, relieved because you have made it to work on time. Stifling yawns and checking emails, you wonder how your colleagues are charged up and buzzing with energy. “What is wrong with these people” you mumble to yourself.

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Slowly, you start to change. You start snapping at colleagues and start arguing with your computer. You take out your frustration on anything or anyone in sight.

To add to the aggressive behaviour, you’ve completely lost your focus. After some time, you simply forget what you were doing.

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Unable to bear the hunger pangs, you go for a mid-morning snack. It is only when a colleague asks you for a bite do you realize that you have developed into a fully formed, hunger fueled, monster. Try not to look at yourself in the mirror.

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If only you had spared not even twenty or ten but just 5 minutes in the morning and not skipped breakfast, your story would look completely different - as you will see in this video.

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The fast dip in your mood and lack of focus is because your body has missed its most important meal of the day – breakfast. Research has shown that skipping a meal, especially in the morning, worsens the mood because there is a drop in the blood sugar. This in turn affects the levels of serotonin and dopamine, the chemicals produced in the brain that control our moods and feelings. In simpler English, not having breakfast is going to make you really cranky and confused!

Morning is also when the body needs maximum nutrition to function efficiently through the day as you’ve just woken up from a full 7 hours of no food (and if you’re sleeping less than that, that’s a whole other article).

So in short, having a breakfast could make you go from looking like the earlier GIFs to this:

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But with changing lifestyles and most people hard pressed for time, a healthy breakfast is taking the backseat. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. MTR has come up with a range of widely loved Indian delicacies like Poha, Upma and Halwa which can be made in (hold you breath) just 3 minutes! All you have to do is add hot water and wait for 3 minutes to get a delicious and filling breakfast.

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These amazing and delicious breakfasts can be made in a jiffy and consumed with the least hassle, even in the midst of your frenetic morning routine. So grab your #MTRbreakfastin3 to start the day on an awesome note.

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