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CDNS bags Best Financial Inclusion award

ISLAMABAD: The Central Directorate of National Savings (CDNS) has been awarded for Best Financial Inclusion, Pakistan-2018, by International Finance Magazine, UK. With an entrust to inculcate the habit of thrift among masses and as an important tool towards financial inclusion the CDNS has yet again attained an international recognition and has been declared award winner for its outstanding contribution in financial inclusion. International Finance Awards recognises industry talent, leadership skills, industry net…

Kenya bans plastic bags in bid to fight pollution

NAIROBI: A ban on plastic bags came into force in Kenya on Monday in a bid to slow pollution, with offenders liable to jail time or hefty fines. The ban on the use, manufacture and importation of plastic carrier bags was carried through after the High Court threw out a challenge brought by importers who claim jobs will be lost and livelihoods threatened. Dozens of countries have either restricted, banned outright or imposed levies for the use of plastic bags but Kenya's new law is particularly tough, with…