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HDFC Life Insurance Company has launched Neo — a servicing bot for Twitter that uses artificial intelligence for customer service.

The insurer hopes to deploy the bot in answering policy —related queries on social media.This is the second bot put in operation by HDFC Life, after the launch of SPOK, which was an email bot to answer customer queries.

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has formed a High-level Task Force on Public Credit Registry (PCR) for India.The task force has been constituted under the chairmanship of Yeshwant M. Deosthalee.

It will review the current availability of information on credit, the adequacy of existing information system and identify gaps that could be filled by a PCR.

Ahead of the state assembly elections, the state government has cut value-added tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel,

making it the first state to follow the Centre's directions to do so.Recently, the union government cut basic excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 2 a litre.Gujarat currently levies a 28.96 per cent VAT on petrol and diesel.

World Teachers' Day is celebrated yearly on October 5.World Teachers' Day is celebrated around the world since 1994."Teaching in Freedom,

Empowering Teachers" is the theme of this year's World Teachers' Day. 

The World Government Summit announced that India is a guest country in its upcoming gathering.The Annual Gathering is scheduled for February 11 to 13, 2018.

Honorary guests from India will join the notable list of speakers synonymous with the World Government Summit to showcase the country’s emerging economic growth, highlight valuable knowledge, skills, and capabilities and elaborate on the country’s unique culture, according to the Summit.