Delivering a special address on 'Universal Health Coverage' to a gathering at NITI Aayog today, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it is essential to educate people at the primary level about health and well-being.
India has a great potential to develop into a global superpower by 2030 but only if it is able to reconcile the corresponding rise of China.
Speaking publicly for the first time on the Rs 13,600-crore fraud that broke out at Punjab National Bank, Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel today blamed "deep fissure in the landscape of banking regulatory terrain" that allowed the scam to take place.
Coal India has rationalised sources of coal supply to thermal power plants of PSUs to the tune of 30.46 million tonne on the basis of requests received from them.
Giving some relief to investors, the government today extended indexation benefit for computing tax liability on sale of shares listed after January 31, though capital gains arising from such transactions will continue to be taxed at 20 percent.
A parliamentary standing committee on commerce in its report said that export not only generate jobs but also boost manufacturing.
The economy is expected to grow at 6.7 percent in the current financial year, the multilateral lending agency said in its biannual publication 'India Development Update: India's Growth Story'.
In a statement, CII President Shobana Kamineni said the move would have a "disruptive impact" on the buyers' credit market, in the immediate term.
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The World Bank's biannual publication, India Development Update: India's Growth Story, expects the economy to clock a growth rate of 6.7 per cent in the current fiscal ending March 31.
Apart from home appliances, production and manufacturing saw a 59 percent growth compared to last year
The agri-science fair or mela, to be held at the Pusa campus, will start on March 16. The Prime Minister will address lakhs of farmers, agri-scientists and other stakeholders the next day.
Using high end technology like artificial intelligence and robotics in the airlines industry will be another priority area for the ministry, Prabhu said.
"Most important for us at this point of time as policy-makers and also as stakeholders who are at the receiving end... We do not have a national e-commerce policy and we do not have a consolidated legal framework to deal with it.
February wholesale price index (WPI) inflation has come in at 2.48 percent which is in line with the street expectations and it would imply that WPI inflation has eased for the third straight months.
The Minister of State for Civil Aviation said that the government is working on steps such as developing new greenfield airports and skilling manpower to achieve this target.
According to global financial services major Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML), risks regarding price rise are overdone and March inflation is likely at 4.2 per cent, well within RBI's 2-6 per cent mandate.
This will involve working across the entire gamut of operations and also some classroom training
On the basis of Wholesale Price Index (WPI), inflation was 2.84 per cent in January and 5.51 per cent in February 2017.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley moved the Finance Bill 2018, which contains taxation proposals of his fifth and final budget, as well as the appropriation bill that details spendings in various departments, amid din created by slogan-shouting opposition. The bills were passed by voice vote.
However, the central bank has allowed issue of letters of credit (LC) and bank guarantees for trade credit for imports into India.
The country's buffalo meat exports during the period rose 7.2 percent from a year ago to 1.16 million tonnes on good demand from Vietnam, Malaysia and Egypt, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority said in a statement.
"Because of new industries, what (will) happen to existing industries? Our policy focuses on modernising existing industries as a first step," he said here at the AIMA function.
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan agreed with the views of Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar that the guillotine (end of discussion on various demands for grants), the Finance Bill and the Appropriation Bills be taken up at 12 noon instead of 5 pm.
At a meeting held with the representatives of International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) here, the Minister emphasised the thrust given by the government to develop the bamboo sector to address various issues such as livelihood, climate change mitigation and land degradation, an official statement said.