"More than 1.78 lakh medical visas, granted for medical treatment and follow-up treatment, were issued in 2016 as against 1.22 lakh medical visas in 2015," Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said in a written reply.
The West Bengal government has created a model for a significant growth in the access of credit from the formal banking sector to thousands of rural women.
Private sector lender Federal Bank on Wednesday reported a healthy set of numbers with a 25.6 percent rise in net profit at Rs 210.15 crore for three months to June on higher core income and improvement in asset quality.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved the proposal of the Department of Rural Development for cost revision of the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011.
According to the statement, the investment limit per fiscal year has been increased to 4 kg for individuals, 4 kg for Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) and 20 kg for trusts and similar entities notified by the government from time to time.
The CAG report for the year ended March 31, 2016, which was tabled in the Assembly last month, said, "The actual sale of power is only 24.10 per cent of the purchase of power resulting in deficit of Rs 4,650 crore during the year 2015- 16."
There seems to be no end to farmer woes. Last year a good monsoon led to a glut which resulted in prices of farm commodities touching the ground. This year rainfall has been more concentrated resulting in floods in many parts of the country.
There has been no indication of any action from the Central bank as of now
In an interview to CNBC-TV18's Latha Venkatesh, Pronab Sen Former Principal Adviser Planning Commission, Sonal Varma Chief India Economist Nomura, Samiran Chakraborty Chief Economist, Citigroup, Soumya Kanti Ghosh Chief Eco Adviser, SBI and Sajjid Chinoy Chief India Economist JP Morgan, shared their views on their expectations from Reserve Bank of India's monetary policy on August 2 2017.
After over a decade of back and forth, the goods and services tax became a reality on the July 1. India's biggest tax reform since independence subsumed more than a dozen taxes in the country. We are nearing the one month milestone of the GST rollout and today we take stock of the hits and misses in this first month.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that the rains will increase to 98 percent of long-term average in July vs the earlier predictin of 96 percent
The Road Transport and Highways Minister also sanctioned Rs 400 crore for dredging work in Brahmaputra and said Brahmaputra Express Highway will be constructed in Assam as a highway-cum-embankment to check flood.
Incessant rain and pest attacks have caused cut-backs in supplies from many major tomato-producing states, triggering a sudden increase in prices.
These institutes offer research and academic facilities that are on par with global institutes. Students also said that partnerships with other institutes and proximity to Ivy League schools is an advantage
The telecom industry, including state-owned firms, and major banks have apprised the government about the financial stress, the telecom minister informed the Lok Sabha today.
While moving a motion in the Upper House for electing one MP as a member of the Board, Deputy Chairman P J Kurien asked if the government was planning to close the body and stop subsidies to the rubber growers.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said a special drive was launched by all zonal railways from April 1 to June 30 to conduct checks in mass contact areas.
Agriculture Insurance Company of India Limited (AIC) is given the responsibility to offer agriculture insurance schemes to those in need. It is run by the Government of India.
International institutes now want individuals to give detailed description of extra-curricular activities and the impact that it has had on the society.
The first batch of supplementary demands for grants for 2017-18 include 61 grants and 3 appropriations, according to the supplementary demands for grants. "Approval of the Parliament is sought to authorise gross additional expenditure of Rs 11,166.18 crore.
The majority of the country’s workforce is involved with execution or operational jobs, many which can be replaced by technology.
Even though the rural development ministry has the details of about 85 percent NREGA workers, bank accounts of only 50 percent of the workers have been linked with Aadhaar number.
The goverment plans to slowly phase out higher denomination notes from circulation.
According to the Japanese financial services major, although inflation has bottomed, in the medium term it is expected to see a significant uptrend and rise above the RBI's target.
According to its report 'Global Infrastructure Outlook', India has an infrastructure investment need of USD 4.5 trillion by 2040, making it the second largest infrastructure market in Asia after China.