Our analysis suggests that the impact of the bill on insurers' profitability is likely to be fairly miniscule.
In a written reply to Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Food and Consumer Affairs, C R Chaudhary, said the department is sensitising consumers about digital safety through various publicity campaigns.
Railways earned total Rs 914 crore from child passengers between April 21, 2016 and March 20, 2017 as against Rs 686 crore during the same period the previous year.
"Further deviation of the already-high public-debt burden from the peer median, which may be caused by stalling fiscal consolidation or greater-than-expected deterioration in the banking sector's asset quality that would prompt large-scale sovereign financial support...(are) negative sensitivities," it said.
"The two leaders discussed the issue during their meeting inside Parliament. The Left party is for voting and sending the bills back to Lok Sabha today," a source said.
The Congress is not inclined to move any amendments to the GST enabling bills in the Rajya Sabha before they are returned to the Lok Sabha but may support the amendments moved by other opposition parties. Sources said the party leaders will meet tomorrow to decide on whether to support the amendments moved by other parties on GST bills.
Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) of the face value of Rs 6.2 crore were seized by security agencies in different parts of the country post demonetisation.
The Rajya Sabha today took up the four bills related to the GST, with the Opposition questioning the government's preparedness to implement the indirect tax regime and urging for a mechanism to insulate taxpayers from harassment by tax authorities.
Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh said the country's steel output is at around 120 million tonnes and the government is aiming to achieve 300 million tonnes by 2030.
As far as rumours in the market are concerned, we should not go by such rumours," Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said in the Rajya Sabha.
Congress leader Rajiv Shukla today said the issue of low attendance of Sachin Tendulkar and Rekha in the House was being raised because they are celebrities.
There are over 1.5 lakh Indian nationals who have been issued employment-based visas, including nearly 1.26 H1B job permits, by the US in 2016, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.
A total of 82,048 houses have been constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana - Urban (PMAY Urban) as on March 20, 2017 and of these 62,312 have been occupied, the government said today.
The Parliament, on Thursday, passed the Finance Bill 2017. The Lok Sabha, on Thursday, rejected the amendments to the Finance Bill, 2017 by Rajya Sabha.
Of the five opposition amendments, three were moved by the Congress member Digvijaya Singh and two by Sitaram Yechury of CPI(M). The amendments were adopted with a significant margin, with the difference of votes ranging between 27 and 34 votes.
The Opposition today slammed the government over various provisions of the Finance Bill, saying those amounted to "tax terrorism" and a "serious effort to finish off" the spirit of democratic discourse and Parliamentary democracy."
Around Rs 8,000 crore in junked Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes is piled up with 371 district central cooperative banks after RBI barred Currency Chest Banks, veteran NCP leader Sharad Pawar said today.
"Bank-wise and year-wise information on the cost of operation of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan accounts is not maintained. However, the total cost of operation of Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) accounts as reported by State Bank of India as on December 31, 2106, is Rs 774.86 crore," Minister of State for Finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.
Under the Companies Act, 2013, a certain class of profitable companies is required to spend at least 2 per cent of their three-year annual average net profit towards CSR works in a fiscal. The norm came into effect on April 1, 2014.
Delhi and Faridabad were among the top five cities with the worst air pollution in the country between 2015 and 2016, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.
The country's largest ship liner Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) now has a modern fleet with average age of 9.5 years against average Indian fleet age of 18.4 years, Parliament was informed today.
The decline in telecom operators' revenues due to falling tariff impacts their capacity to invest and this can also lead to delay in spectrum payment, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.
Insurers consider HIV-positive patients a risky proposition and are likely to charge high premiums.
There is no "direct link" between demonetisation and the prices of agricultural commodities, the government said today.