How to set your ##dining ##table for ##guests

How to set your dining table for guests

Have a fancy dinner table don’t know how to set it for formal occasions? Here are a few tips on how to make it look aesthetically nice…

Go for crisp linens: If you want to spread a table cloth, make sure it’s in linen, as this material hangs well on any surface. You can also place napkins and table mats in the same material.
Invest in Chinaware: Though expensive, the look that dainty Chinaware provides on a table during a special or festive occasion is unmatched. Invest in a set that can be used sparingly whenever you have guests over.
A sleek centerpiece: If you have a big dining table, you can decorate it with a creative centerpiece, complementing it with the decor or even with the cuisine that you’re serving. From candles and potpourri to bulbs.
Name cards on the table: For a large, formal dinner party, if you’ve invited many people, you can even keep names cards on the table, so that people know where they are expected to sit, without causing any chaos and confusion.

Top 75 #companies #spent Rs 4,000 crore on #CSR in 2015

Big CSR spenders include Reliance Industries with Rs 760 crore, ONGC with Rs 495 crore, Infosys with Rs 239 crore, NTPC with Rs 205 crore and TCS with Rs 220 crore, according to company filings.

The country’s top 75 companies spent more than Rs 4,000 crore towards corporate social responsibility in the last fiscal, the first year after the government mandated bigger companies to give away a part of their profits for social work, early estimates of the government show.

Big CSR spenders include Reliance IndustriesBSE -0.31 % with Rs 760 crore, ONGC with Rs 495 crore, InfosysBSE 3.13 % with Rs 239 crore, NTPCBSE -0.08 % with Rs 205 crore and TCS with Rs 220 crore, according to  ..

Sensex posts biggest weekly fall in a month on rate hike concerns

Sensex posts biggest weekly fall in a month on rate hike concerns

Bharat Heavy Electricals falls 3.84% to Rs.155.20, while ICICI Bank slips 4.06% toRs.1,086.05. Photo: Hindustan Times
Mumbai: The S&P BSE Sensex retreated over 200 points on Friday to mark its biggest weekly fall in nearly a month, as rate-sensitive stocks such as ICICI Bank Ltd fell on caution ahead of the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) policy review and the US Federal Reserve meet next week to decide the course of its monetary stimulus.
Weak economic data released on Thursday also dented investor sentiment.
The Sensex climbed to a record on 9 December after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the state elections, giving it momentum to end the ruling Congress party’s decade-long rule in polls due by May and install Narendra Modi as Prime Minister. Modi is credited with achieving higher growth than the national average and increasing power capacity more than fivefold in his home state of Gujarat since becoming chief minister in 2001.
On Friday, The Sensex closed 1%, or 210.03 points, lower at 20,715.58 points, while the National Stock Exchange’s broader 50-share Nifty fell 1.10%, or 68.65 points, to 6,168.40 points.
The S&P BSE Bankex index fell 2.25% to be the biggest loser among sectoral indices.
The gainers included Coal India Ltd (CIL) that added 0.82% to Rs.283.85 andTata Motors Ltd that rose 2.73% to Rs.370.45.
Among the losers, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (Bhel) fell 3.84% toRs.155.20, while ICICI Bank Ltd slipped 4.06% to Rs.1,086.05.
Data released after market hours on Thursday showed that the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) dropped 1.8% in October versus a 2% growth in September while consumer price inflation (CPI) accelerated to 11.24% in November from 10.09% in October.
Weak data has increased chances of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) hiking its benchmark interest rate when it reviews its monitory policy on 18 December.
“The data is creating flutter in the market and its influence will be seen as to what the RBI governor will say next week,” Gaurang Shah, assistant vice-president at Geojit BNP Paribas Financial Services Ltd, said on Bloomberg TV India on Friday. “A 25 basis point rate increase is on the cards but anything more will see more downside.”
RBI governor Raghuram Rajan has raised the key interest rate twice after he moved to the central bank in September to fight rising prices. He may raise the repo rate to 8.5% next year from 7.75%, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said on 21 November.
All eyes now are on the wholesale price index (WPI) to be released on Monday. A Bloomberg poll showed that the WPI will be 7% for November, same as October. However, a higher WPI numbers would almost make a rate hike certain.
Global investors bought a net $160 million of local shares on 11 December, taking this year’s inflows to $18.7 billion, the most in Asia after Japan, data from the market regulator show.
The Sensex has climbed 6.63% this year, the best performer among the four largest emerging markets, and trades at 13.5 times projected 12-month earnings, compared with the MSCI Emerging Markets Index’s 10.4 times.