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  • Thermal, coking coal imports at major ports dip 25% to 55 MT in April-September: IPA Oct 18, 2020 02:12 PM IST

    Thermal, coking coal imports at major ports dip 25% to 55 MT in April-September: IPA

    Coal volumes at the 12 major ports declined for the sixth straight month in September 2020, as per the Indian Ports Association (IPA).

  • Will meet PM Modi to seek help for rain-hit farmers: Sharad Pawar Oct 18, 2020 01:44 PM IST

    Will meet PM Modi to seek help for rain-hit farmers: Sharad Pawar

    The former Union minister visited Kankarbawadi, Sastur villages in Osmanabad district of Marathwada region in the morning and interacted with farmers affected by the heavy rains that lashed parts of state over the past few days.

  • India set to lose Farzad-B gas field in Iran Oct 18, 2020 01:39 PM IST

    India set to lose Farzad-B gas field in Iran

    ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL), the overseas investment arm of state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), had in 2008 discovered a giant gas field in the Farsi offshore exploration block.

  • ITR filing for FY 2019-20: You can file income tax returns on your own in just 15 minutes; here's how Oct 18, 2020 01:11 PM IST

    ITR filing for FY 2019-20: You can file income tax returns on your own in just 15 minutes; here's how

    Income tax e-filing is an easy alternative you can use for ITR filing for FY 2019-20. Here are all the details about efiling of income tax return

  • Power consumption grows 11.45% in first half of October Oct 18, 2020 11:08 AM IST

    Power consumption grows 11.45% in first half of October

    Power consumption in the country was recorded at 49.67 BU during October 1-15 last year, according to the power ministry data.

  • P-notes investment drops in September but FPIs positive on domestic market, say experts Oct 18, 2020 10:21 AM IST

    P-notes investment drops in September but FPIs positive on domestic market, say experts

    This marks the first decline in investment through the route since March, data available with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) showed.

  • Gold imports down 57% to $6.8 billion in H1 FY21 Oct 18, 2020 10:16 AM IST

    Gold imports down 57% to $6.8 billion in H1 FY21

    The decline in gold and silver imports has helped in narrowing the country''s trade deficit, difference between imports and exports, at USD 23.44 billion during April-September 2020-21 as against USD 88.92 billion in the year-ago period.

  • Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy writes to Amit Shah; requests Centre to grant Rs 2,250 crore for relief works Oct 18, 2020 08:19 AM IST

    Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy writes to Amit Shah; requests Centre to grant Rs 2,250 crore for relief works

    The Chief Minister said as per preliminary estimates Andhra Pradesh suffered damage to the tune of Rs 4,450 crore due to the heavy rains that lashed the state from October 9 to 13 and the consequent flooding.

  • Bangladesh has not surpassed India on 'more appropriate' economic metric: Arvind Subramanian Oct 18, 2020 08:12 AM IST

    Bangladesh has not surpassed India on 'more appropriate' economic metric: Arvind Subramanian

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had taken a dig at the government over IMF growth projections showing Bangladesh closing in on India in terms of per capita GDP this year and described it as a "solid achievement" of six years of the BJP's "hate-filled cultural nationalism".

  • Gems, jewellery exports may dip 20-25%; growth expected by FY22: GJEPC Oct 18, 2020 08:00 AM IST

    Gems, jewellery exports may dip 20-25%; growth expected by FY22: GJEPC

    During 2019-20, the exports stood at Rs 2,52,249.46 crore, according to data provided by the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India (GJEPC).

  • Coronavirus India News highlights: Maharashtra reports 9,060 fresh COVID-19 cases, 150 deaths Oct 18, 2020 07:17 AM IST

    Coronavirus India News highlights: Maharashtra reports 9,060 fresh COVID-19 cases, 150 deaths

    Coronavirus India News highlights: Total confirmed cases have risen to 74.9 lakh. India’s COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 88 percent.

  • Rs 1.08 lakh cr worth loans sanctioned under discom liquidity package Oct 17, 2020 06:00 PM IST

    Rs 1.08 lakh cr worth loans sanctioned under discom liquidity package

    In May, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced Rs 90,000 crore liquidity infusion into cash-strapped discoms, facing demand slump due to the lockdown to contain COVID-19.

  • Digital media, news aggregators, agencies need to comply with 26% FDI cap: Govt Oct 17, 2020 02:22 PM IST

    Digital media, news aggregators, agencies need to comply with 26% FDI cap: Govt

    These companies "would be required to align their FDI to the 26 per cent level with the approval of the central government, within one year from the date of issue of this clarification", the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) said.

  • Indicators point to economic recovery, but recouping may be fragile: Report Oct 17, 2020 01:35 PM IST

    Indicators point to economic recovery, but recouping may be fragile: Report

    It estimated that the economy is likely to contract by 13.5 percent in the second quarter (July-September), and the contraction in FY21 (April 2020 to March 2021) is likely to be around 9.5 percent unless the government takes immediate initiative to revive the economy.

  • Govt warns public against 'mischievous' activities of MSME Export Promotion Council Oct 17, 2020 12:52 PM IST

    Govt warns public against 'mischievous' activities of MSME Export Promotion Council

    The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) issued a clarification in this regard alerting the public after taking strong note ”of mischievous activities of this organisation projecting itself as part of the MSME ministry”.

  • Indian Railways' freight revenue rises in October, hints at demand revival Oct 17, 2020 11:31 AM IST

    Indian Railways' freight revenue rises in October, hints at demand revival

    Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on October 16 said a V-shaped recovery is being seen in several high-frequency indicators.

  • Apparel exports on path of V-shaped recovery: AEPC Oct 17, 2020 10:52 AM IST

    Apparel exports on path of V-shaped recovery: AEPC

    Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) Chairman A Sakthivel said apparel exports rose for the first time this fiscal in September and the steep recovery from 90 per cent fall in April to 10 per cent rise last month "corroborates our belief that the apparel sector is already on the path of V-shaped recovery".

  • India took host of measures to combat COVID-19 impact: Nirmala Sitharaman to World Bank Oct 17, 2020 08:50 AM IST

    India took host of measures to combat COVID-19 impact: Nirmala Sitharaman to World Bank

    Participating in the 102nd meeting of the World Bank Development Committee Plenary, Sitharaman said the COVID-19 pandemic, which started before its last meeting in April, continues to impact the developing and developed countries.

  • Coronavirus India News Highlights: Delhi case count over 3.27 lakh; Maharashtra positivity rate remains high Oct 17, 2020 07:17 AM IST

    Coronavirus India News Highlights: Delhi case count over 3.27 lakh; Maharashtra positivity rate remains high

    Coronavirus India News LIVE Updates: Total confirmed cases have risen to 74.3 lakh. India’s COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 87.7 percent.

  • COVID-19 has resulted in largest global economic contraction in 80 years, say World Bank and IMF Oct 16, 2020 10:07 PM IST

    COVID-19 has resulted in largest global economic contraction in 80 years, say World Bank and IMF

    The monetary institutions warned that the humanitarian crisis can further exacerbate fragility, conflict, and violence as well as intensify risks, including in small island states.

  • RBI announces steps to boost credit flow to real estate sector Oct 16, 2020 09:51 PM IST

    RBI announces steps to boost credit flow to real estate sector

    As per a notification issued by the RBI, new housing loans will attract a risk weight of 35 percent where LTV is less than 80 percent and a risk weight of 50 percent where LTV is more than 80 percent but less than 90 percent.

  • Second sovereign downgrade wave coming, major nations at risk: S&P Global Oct 16, 2020 08:05 PM IST

    Second sovereign downgrade wave coming, major nations at risk: S&P Global

    A total of 31 countries almost a quarter of all those S&P rates - currently have "negative outlooks" on their ratings which more often than not get converted into downgrades.

  • US retail sales grow for 5th month in a row Oct 16, 2020 07:30 PM IST

    US retail sales grow for 5th month in a row

    Retail sales have been recovering since plunging in the spring as stores and malls were ordered closed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • US industrial production fell a sharp 0.6% in September Oct 16, 2020 07:22 PM IST

    US industrial production fell a sharp 0.6% in September

    The Federal Reserve reported Friday that industrial production suffered its first decline since a 12.7 percent drop in April during the spring lockdowns.

  • Finance Ministry kick-starts Budget making exercise amid contraction pressure Oct 16, 2020 07:06 PM IST

    Finance Ministry kick-starts Budget making exercise amid contraction pressure

    It will be the third Budget of the Modi 2.0 government and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Budget 2021-22 is likely to be presented on February 1.

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