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  • Karnataka eyes $300 billion digital economy in 5 years Nov 19, 2020 04:10 PM IST

    Karnataka eyes $300 billion digital economy in 5 years

    This would be a strong contribution to the one trillion USD dollar digital economy target set by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, C N Ashwath Narayan said.

  • Moody's ups India's growth forecast for FY21 to (-) 10.6% Nov 19, 2020 02:30 PM IST

    Moody's ups India's growth forecast for FY21 to (-) 10.6%

    Moody’s said the latest measures aim to increase the competitiveness of India’s manufacturing sector and create jobs, while supporting infrastructure investment, credit availability, and stressed sectors

  • Deeply concerned over steel price rise due to COVID-19: Engineering Export Promotion Council of India Nov 19, 2020 01:27 PM IST

    Deeply concerned over steel price rise due to COVID-19: Engineering Export Promotion Council of India

    India's engineering exports have declined by 14 percent in April-October 2020-21 period, the Engineering Export Promotion Council of India (EEPC India) said on Wednesday.

  • Centre clocks Rs 72,480 crore tax under Vivad Se Vishwas so far Nov 19, 2020 09:46 AM IST

    Centre clocks Rs 72,480 crore tax under Vivad Se Vishwas so far

    Sources said so far tax of Rs 72,480 crore has been paid by the CPSUs and taxpayers against the disputed demand under the scheme

  • Coronavirus News Highlights: Night curfew imposed in Ahmedabad from November 20 as COVID-19 cases spike Nov 19, 2020 07:16 AM IST

    Coronavirus News Highlights: Night curfew imposed in Ahmedabad from November 20 as COVID-19 cases spike

    Coronavirus News Highlights: Total COVID-19 cases in India have risen above 89 lakh. There are 4,43,303 active cases in the country.

  • Withdrawing SBI FD before maturity? Here's how much penalty you will pay Nov 18, 2020 06:24 PM IST

    Withdrawing SBI FD before maturity? Here's how much penalty you will pay

    Depositors can opt for easy premature withdrawal from their fixed deposits in an unwanted scenario. The depositor, however as a penalty to bank may have to pay a certain amount.

  • Number of companies, members registered with EPFO fall in October: Report Nov 18, 2020 03:58 PM IST

    Number of companies, members registered with EPFO fall in October: Report

    Contributing establishments with the EPFO have dropped by 30,825 from September to October, official data shows

  • Getting youth job-ready: Govt to focus on digital technology, cyber and entrepreneurship in next phase of skilling India Nov 18, 2020 03:07 PM IST

    Getting youth job-ready: Govt to focus on digital technology, cyber and entrepreneurship in next phase of skilling India

    An industry-wide mapping will first be done to identify which skills have become outdated and which are in demand. For each sector, the in-demand skills and job positions for those skills with salary will be assessed and certification programmes will be developed.

  • SC on Loan Moratorium | Supreme Court to resume hearing interest waiver petitions on November 19 Nov 18, 2020 01:30 PM IST

    SC on Loan Moratorium | Supreme Court to resume hearing interest waiver petitions on November 19

    SC on Loan Moratorium: The three judge bench comprising of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy & MR Shah adjourned the case to today

  • AEPC urges commerce ministry to start talks for preferential trade deal with UK to boost exports Nov 18, 2020 01:22 PM IST

    AEPC urges commerce ministry to start talks for preferential trade deal with UK to boost exports

    Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) Chairman A Sakthivel said that the agreement would help in removing the customs duty disadvantages faced by domestic players in the UK.

  • Back to classrooms: Teachers ask for Covid-19 insurance as schools reopen Nov 18, 2020 01:20 PM IST

    Back to classrooms: Teachers ask for Covid-19 insurance as schools reopen

    Close to 50 schools have already purchased group health policies since October. India has 1.5 million schools but only about 0.3 percent of these schools cover staff with insurance. Industry executives say that only a handful of international schools actively provide health insurance to all staff.

  • Punjab CM Amarinder Singh reaches out to US corporate sector for investments Nov 18, 2020 11:31 AM IST

    Punjab CM Amarinder Singh reaches out to US corporate sector for investments

    Addressing a virtual USA-Punjab Investors Roundtable 2020 on Tuesday, he said that after months of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Punjab's economy is coming back on track, industry is back on its feet and migrant labourers have started returning.

  • India will soon become self-reliant in every sector: Baba Ramdev Nov 18, 2020 09:40 AM IST

    India will soon become self-reliant in every sector: Baba Ramdev

    Ramdev said in a video message that "For the first time since Independence, the country has a Prime Minister whose personality reflects Swadeshi, Yoga, nationalism and self-reliance. Modi ji is an ideal for self-reliant India and an inspiration for us. It is the dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be vocal for local and make local global. We will all work to realise that dream".

  • Truck rentals buoyant in festival season, likely to remain firm in next fortnight: IFTRT Nov 17, 2020 07:44 PM IST

    Truck rentals buoyant in festival season, likely to remain firm in next fortnight: IFTRT

    Indirect employment generated by every vehicle has a huge multiplier effect on the unorganised sector. The quantum jump in kharif crop harvest and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) rebounding led to this growth.

  • Production-linked incentive scheme for 10 sectors | The story so far Nov 17, 2020 05:38 PM IST

    Production-linked incentive scheme for 10 sectors | The story so far

    In order to reduce India's dependence on China, the government in March had announced a scheme that aims to give companies incentives on incremental sales from products manufactured in domestic units.

  • Indian oil firms need to bring in foreign players to unlock resources: Dharmendra Pradhan Nov 17, 2020 03:25 PM IST

    Indian oil firms need to bring in foreign players to unlock resources: Dharmendra Pradhan

    India, the world's third biggest oil importer and consumer, depends on foreign purchases for over 80% of its oil needs. The nation's oil and gas output has been stagnant for years, forcing it to raise reliance on imports to meet rising fuel demand.

  • 'Need pick-up in consumer demand and investment expenditure to believe things have turned around' Nov 17, 2020 02:45 PM IST

    'Need pick-up in consumer demand and investment expenditure to believe things have turned around'

    There is room for expecting further rate cuts, but it would be reasonable to expect the RBI to continue with the accommodative stance of policy.

  • The impact of the pandemic on wages and salaries Nov 17, 2020 02:42 PM IST

    The impact of the pandemic on wages and salaries

    Aggregate wages and salaries at 3007 listed non-financial companies fell 1.44 percent year-on-year in the September 2020 quarter, an improvement from the 3.5 percent drop in the June quarter.

  • Kris Gopalakrishnan appointed first chairperson of Reserve Bank Innovation Hub Nov 17, 2020 01:51 PM IST

    Kris Gopalakrishnan appointed first chairperson of Reserve Bank Innovation Hub

    In August, the central bank had announced that it will set up the Reserve Bank Innovation Hub (RBIH) to promote innovation across the financial sector by leveraging on technology and creating an environment that would facilitate and foster innovation.

  • How the likes of Amazon have circumvented India’s FDI laws Nov 17, 2020 01:45 PM IST

    How the likes of Amazon have circumvented India’s FDI laws

    Deep discounting, predatory pricing, preferential treatment to select sellers and similar practices have shaken small retailers in India and made a mockery of regulations. Only proactive rule-making that is based on substance and not form can save the day for crores of traders who have been laid low by giant foreign retailers and the pandemic.

  • India not 'expansionist', believes in welfare of world: Nitin Gadkari Nov 17, 2020 01:40 PM IST

    India not 'expansionist', believes in welfare of world: Nitin Gadkari

    Addressing an event in Pune via video-conferencing, Gadkari said to achieve self-reliance, there is a need for knowledge, entrepreneurship, science, technology, research and successful practices.

  • Government considers easing investment rules from neighbours, including China: Report Nov 17, 2020 10:45 AM IST

    Government considers easing investment rules from neighbours, including China: Report

    In April, India had stepped up scrutiny of investments from companies based in neighbouring countries, in what is widely seen as a move to stave off takeovers by Chinese firms during the coronavirus outbreak.

  • WPI inflation at 8-month high of 1.48% in October on costlier manufactured items Nov 16, 2020 01:13 PM IST

    WPI inflation at 8-month high of 1.48% in October on costlier manufactured items

    The WPI inflation was 1.32 percent in September and 0 percent in October last year.

  • Japan GDP grows most on record after coronavirus-induced recession Nov 16, 2020 11:44 AM IST

    Japan GDP grows most on record after coronavirus-induced recession

    The 21.4 percent expansion in the GDP beat a median market forecast for an 18.9 percent gain, Cabinet Office data showed.

  • Coronavirus News Highlights: Will get COVID-19 under control by listening to experts, says Kamala Harris Nov 16, 2020 07:20 AM IST

    Coronavirus News Highlights: Will get COVID-19 under control by listening to experts, says Kamala Harris

    Coronavirus News Highlights: Total COVID-19 cases in India have risen above 88 lakh. There are 4,65,478 active cases in the country.

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