Noting that rural demand has been on the rise in recent months, the report says the upward trend is visible from the sale of big ticket items like tractors and the latest corporate earnings of consumer goods companies.
The imports of the metal have been declining since January this year. Contraction in gold imports help contain the current account deficit (CAD).
The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) resolution process has greatly helped Punjab National Bank, which was hit by nearly USD 2 billion fraud allegedly carried out by jeweller Nirav Modi and his associates, he said.
"I wish Professor Amartya Sen would spend some time within India and actually look at conditions on the ground. And at least review all work that has been done in the last four years by the Modi government before making such statements," Kumar told PTI in an interview.
Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar said subsidy should be applicable for all fuels that are used for cooking. At present, the government extends subsidy to users of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).
The sector had attracted FDI worth USD 8.68 billion in 2016-17. The services sector includes finance, banking, insurance, outsourcing, R&D, courier, tech testing and analysis.
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) said in an order that it "hereby notifies that Cyber Security being a strategic sector, preference shall be provided by all procuring entities to domestically manufactured/produced Cyber Security Products".
The 750MW project in Rewa district, spread over an area of 1,590 acres, is among the largest single-site solar power plants in the world.
The list of all such accounts -- of Swiss citizens and foreigners including from India -- was first published by the Switzerland Banking Ombudsman in December 2015 and it keeps getting updated as and when an account is declared dormant.
The RBI has been applauded by the BIS, which calls itself 'a bank for central banks', for effectively using a targeted communication strategy for reaching out to the right audience in "short and simplified" language.
When Goods and Services Tax (GST) was introduced on July 1 last year, five commodities - crude oil, natural gas, petrol, diesel, and aviation turbine fuel (ATF) - were kept out of its purview for the time being.
Corporate funding, including venture capital, public market, and debt financing, in the solar sector was USD 4.6 billion in the January-June period of 2017.
If these banks are unable to meet the norm by August deadline, the Department of Financial Services will have to approach the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) for exemption, sources said.
The latest sell-off comes after foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) withdrew an amount close to Rs 50,000 crore from the debt markets in last five months (February to July). Prior to that, overseas investors had infused over Rs 8,500 crore in January.
Goyal, who is also the corporate affairs minister, said that the former Congress-led government had imposed many such provisions and now the government wants to amend the law.
The major announcements included Mewat feeder and construction of canal at a cost of Rs 700 crore.
Insurance regulator had said that adoption of norms would improve confidence of policyholders and ensure better corporate governance and decision-making at investee companies.
The trade deficit in June 2018 is the highest since November 2014 when the gap was $16.86 billion. The deficit in June 2017 stood at $12.96 billion.
As is the case with mining of several minerals in India, sand mining has also become a victim to mafia and their illegal ways that have brought severe damage to local ecology and wildlife.
Kant said importing minerals when there were ample reserves within the country made no sense.
Royalty and DMF contributions are both outside the purview of GST and payments towards them are currently not offset under the indirect tax regime.
"In last few days the rupee and international prices are moving in favour of buyers. Jewellers are placing orders," said a Mumbai-based dealer with a private gold-importing bank.
Once royalties are considered as input cost, then entities would be able to claim the benefit of input tax credit under the indirect tax regime.
"If we keep growing at the rate which is being projected, it is likely that next year we will be the fifth largest economy ahead of Great Britain," Jaitley said in a Facebook post titled 'The Congress Gave Slogans to Rural India - Prime Minister Modi Gave Resources'.
The senior Congress leader's comments came in the wake of reports that industrial production growth slipped to a seven-month low of 3.2 per cent in May, mainly, due sluggish performance of the manufacturing and the power sectors coupled with poor offtake of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG).