On a visit last week to the most crucial of the three states, Madhya Pradesh, which was voting on Wednesday, Reuters spoke to 134 rural voters along a 400 km (250 miles) corridor - 89, or about two-thirds, said they would vote for the opposition Congress party rather than the ruling BJP.
The ministry will impose quarantine from December 3, which will bar the entry of media persons into the North Block, the seat of the country's Finance Ministry, till the date of presentation of the interim Budget by the finance minister in Parliament on February 1, 2019, it said.
The recent public row between the government and the RBI over policy matters unrelated to monetary policy has "somewhat diminished" the central bank's independence according to a third of the 46 respondents, though two-thirds saw no major impact.
The S&P BSE Oil and Gas index has lost more than 20 percent of its value since it touched a record high of 16,727.41 in November last year.
Globally, 153 billion hours of labour were lost due to heat exposure in 2017.
Hours after the government issued its own stark warning about a no-deal Brexit, the BoE said the economy could shrink by as much as 8 percent in about a year.
Specifically, in the month of August the excess demand in Merchant segment was far outstripped by oversupply in Inter Bank market, said the report titled 'Rupee for a Turnaround'.
In a report for the Group of 20 leaders meeting in Buenos Aires, the IMF said auto tariffs, if imposed, could cut three fourths of a percent off the global economy.
The money will be invested into developing India-specific products and technology
Transport and Shipping Minister Gadkari, who is in Kenya to attend a conference on the blue economy, also said that Africa could be a good market for Indian electric vehicles and two-wheelers.
It is estimated that 30-40 percent of crops are destroyed annually due to attacks by wild animals in India
Companies will make it very tough for policyholders to be admitted into the health insurance framework
Growth will continue to be under pressure for the remainder of the current fiscal as well and the FY19 growth number will come at 7.1 percent, economists at private sector lender Axis Bank said in the report.
Forex dealers said the greenback's weakness against some currencies overseas also aided the domestic currency.
The back series data released on November 28 has been aligned with a new methodology which changed the base year to 2011-12.
The global investment firm also said the apex bank's decision Tuesday to infuse Rs 40,000 crore through OMOs in December may not be adequate to defuse the current liquidity shortfall, which is as high as Rs 1,00,000 crore.
In an interview to PTI, Fitch Ratings Director (Financial Institutions) Saswata Guha said, given the past record, it is unlikely that banks would exercise prudence while restructuring loans of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME).
A majority of the 18-member board, now stacked with government nominees, intends to press for reduced curbs on lending and governance changes that would give the board more say.
Sharma - who met telcos including Vodafone Idea, Reliance Jio and Airtel on issues to be prioritized for 2019 - asserted that the upcoming deliberations will not have any bearing on the past recommendations of Trai on the auction of radiowaves.
As on October 31, 2018, there were 18.10 lakh registered companies in India, of which 11.16 lakh were active
Naked short selling, which occurs when an investor sells stock that has not yet been borrowed, is illegal in South Korea.
'We believe that protectionist and unilateral approaches do not offer solutions to problems on trade. On the contrary, they will only bring about more economic uncertainty to the world,' Liu said.
BoE Governor Mark Carney and finance minister Philip Hammond have both previously stressed the importance of a transition period, as included in May's plan, to ease Britain out of its four-decade membership of the EU.
The Airborne Visible-Infrared Imaging Spectrometer - Next Generation (AVIRIS-NG) will be used to locate minerals like lead, zinc, copper, platinum, diamond, gold and other associated minerals.
Forex traders said the rupee's rise was supported by dollar-selling by exporters and banks after the Chinese foreign ministry announced a mutually beneficiary agreement with the US.