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The business wrap: Fitch Ratings warns against uncertain gains of note ban, and 7 other top stories

In other headlines: Flipkart replaced Binny Bansal with Kalyan Krishnamurthy as its CEO, and Yahoo will rename part of the company not being sold to Verizon.

A look at headlines in the sector right now:

  1. Short-term pains of demonetisation might outweigh uncertain long-term gains, says Fitch Ratings: The currency ban was a ‘one-off event’, and those who operate in the shadow economy will still be able to use the new notes, the agency said.
  2. In another shake up, Flipkart replaces Binny Bansal with Kalyan Krishnamurthy as CEO: Co-founder Sachin Bansal will continue to remain the executive chairman of the e-commerce company.
  3. Yahoo will rename part of the company not being sold to Verizon: CEO Marissa Mayer and five other directors will resign from the board after the sale.
  4. Proposal to approve Rs 2,000 note reportedly made in May 2016, no talk of demonetisation then, says RBI: The apex bank has also said that the decision to ban Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes was proposed by the Centre, and not by them.
  5. Ratan Tata had asked Cyrus Mistry to resign after ‘no signs of improvement’ under his chairmanship: In a 204-page affidavit filed at the National Company Law Tribunal, Tata Sons said Mistry was ousted after a chain of events that led to a trust deficit.
  6. Over Rs 3 lakh crore of tax-evaded income deposited during 50-day demonetisation window: An Income-Tax Department official told PTI that the data was being verified and notices would be sent to suspected tax evaders.
  7. Sensex climbs 173 points, Nifty ends over 8,200 mark: Oil and gas, auto, PSU and banking stocks saw the highest gains on the BSE index.
  8. Narendra Modi inaugurates BSE’s new international exchange in Gujarat: The Bombay Stock Exchange is planning to invest Rs 500 crore for trading and clearing at the exchange.
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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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