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  • Clamour for sharing vaccine tech and IPR grows louder by states; puts Centre under pressure May 11, 2021 07:59 PM IST

    Clamour for sharing vaccine tech and IPR grows louder by states; puts Centre under pressure

    The central government, however, believes that the exercise of statutory powers would be 'counter-productive’ at this stage and is actively engaging itself with global organisations at a diplomatic level to find out a solution in the best possible interest of India.

  • India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive: Shortage, pricing, and missing May 1 deadline May 03, 2021 02:55 PM IST

    India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive: Shortage, pricing, and missing May 1 deadline

    An industry veteran says the price of the vaccines could have been far lower. A former health secretary says the Centre’s procurement policy would lead to inequality in distribution. Even as there are many complaints, India has thus far given 15.7 crore vaccine doses.

  • MPC outcome: RBI likely to keep FY2022 GDP estimate at 10.5%, says Suvodeep Rakshit of Kotak Institutional Equities Apr 06, 2021 06:04 PM IST

    MPC outcome: RBI likely to keep FY2022 GDP estimate at 10.5%, says Suvodeep Rakshit of Kotak Institutional Equities

    The RBI MPC is likely to keep the repo rate unchanged and maintain an accommodative stance over the near term, says Rakshit.

  • Govt introduces bill to amend definition of 'major airport' in Lok Sabha Mar 24, 2021 05:59 PM IST

    Govt introduces bill to amend definition of 'major airport' in Lok Sabha

    Government has decided to club or pair profitable and non-profitable airports, which could be offered in public-private partnership mode as a package to the prospective bidder.

  • Explained | India's National Railways asset monetisation plan and how it will be executed Mar 23, 2021 09:43 AM IST

    Explained | India's National Railways asset monetisation plan and how it will be executed

    So far the national carrier’s has already identified 87 land parcels, 84 railway colonies, 4 hill railways and 3 stadiums for asset monetisation so far, Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal said Replying to a question in Lok Sabha.

  • Policy Talk | Many in IT sector from Haryana itself: Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala on 75% private sector reservation row Mar 19, 2021 07:16 PM IST

    Policy Talk | Many in IT sector from Haryana itself: Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala on 75% private sector reservation row

    Haryana Deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala says his state not the first to reserve jobs in the private sector for locals.

  • Like Australia, India should enact law to make tech giants pay for news content: Sushil Modi Mar 18, 2021 02:53 PM IST

    Like Australia, India should enact law to make tech giants pay for news content: Sushil Modi

    BJP leader and Rajya Sabha member Sushil Modi also said that he was planning to write to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry regarding the same.

  • Government issues rules for mandatory recall of defective vehicles by auto manufacturers Mar 17, 2021 03:51 PM IST

    Government issues rules for mandatory recall of defective vehicles by auto manufacturers

    As part of the new guidelines, the government has asked automobile companies to recall vehicles in case the number of complaint about a defective part in a particular model rises beyond a threshold.

  • E-tailers like Amazon, Flipkart need to treat all sellers equally, says draft e-commerce policy Mar 13, 2021 05:44 PM IST

    E-tailers like Amazon, Flipkart need to treat all sellers equally, says draft e-commerce policy

    The government is trying to address the burning issues of preferred vendors and online discounting which have marred the growth of offline retailers in India.

  • Government to shortly announce RoDTEP rates to boost exports: Amitabh Kant of Niti Aayog Feb 23, 2021 08:51 PM IST

    Government to shortly announce RoDTEP rates to boost exports: Amitabh Kant of Niti Aayog

    Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP), which became applicable with effect from January 1, 2021, was formed to replace the existing Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS). Under the MEIS regime, the government provided duty benefits at different rates depending on product and country.

  • Crisil says NBFC stressed assets may hit Rs 1.5-1.8 lakh crore by end of FY21 Feb 16, 2021 03:47 PM IST

    Crisil says NBFC stressed assets may hit Rs 1.5-1.8 lakh crore by end of FY21

    However, the one-time COVID-19 restructuring window, and the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) restructuring scheme offered by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will limit the reported gross non-performing assets (GNPAs).

  • No decision taken on opening up private market for vaccines: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Feb 15, 2021 09:06 PM IST

    No decision taken on opening up private market for vaccines: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

    "This is an emergency use authorisation (EUA), and during the course of EUA, it is the responisbilty of the govt to keep things under control, that is why it is not been opened up for private market," the health minister said.

  • Fall in India’s Covid-19 case count: Is it sustainable, and why complacency is risky Feb 10, 2021 06:45 PM IST

    Fall in India’s Covid-19 case count: Is it sustainable, and why complacency is risky

    Experts warn that the coronavirus’ behaviour is not something that can be predicted, as evident from the UK, Brazil and South Africa, where new and highly transmissible variants of the virus have led to a massive spike in cases. Complacence and vaccine hesitancy are a matter of concern

  • Budget 2021: Higher spends on infra, capex to help revive capital goods sector Feb 01, 2021 03:44 PM IST

    Budget 2021: Higher spends on infra, capex to help revive capital goods sector

    Capital goods companies believe that the cascading effect of the government spending on capex and infrastructure will boost their order book and help them recover fast from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Economic Survey 2021 highlights need for healthcare sector regulator Jan 29, 2021 03:47 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2021 highlights need for healthcare sector regulator

    On the lines of banking and finance industry - that mitigates the information gap through credit rating agencies and credit bureaus, the Economic Survey suggests creating agencies to assess the quality of the healthcare providers – both doctors and hospitals; and patients.

  • Explained: How to read the Union Budget Jan 25, 2021 09:28 PM IST

    Explained: How to read the Union Budget

    The finance minister's budget speech is one of the many parts of the budget documents, all of which are uploaded on indiabudget.gov.in within hours of the speech. We explain what you need to look out for in the documents.

  • India may scrap e-commerce policy due to lack of unanimity: Report Jan 22, 2021 10:16 AM IST

    India may scrap e-commerce policy due to lack of unanimity: Report

    The inter-ministerial group discussing the policy consisted of the Agriculture Ministry, Corporate Affairs Ministry, Electronics and IT Ministry and the Finance Ministry.

  • Trump's last-minute moves against China complicate Biden's agenda Jan 20, 2021 11:45 PM IST

    Trump's last-minute moves against China complicate Biden's agenda

    Beijing is likely to pressure Biden to reverse at least some of the Trump administration’s decisions as a condition of resuming talks on other issues.

  • Union cabinet clears 850 MW Ratle power project in J&K Jan 20, 2021 07:08 PM IST

    Union cabinet clears 850 MW Ratle power project in J&K

    The Ratle hydroelectric project will result in direct and indirect employment to around 4,000 persons. Further, Jammu and kashmir will benefit by getting free power worth Rs 5,289 crore and through a levy of water usage charges worth Rs 9,581crore from the project, during its lifecycle of 40 years.

  • Budget 2021 | Centre working on policy to centralise regional rural banks under holding company: Report Jan 20, 2021 02:47 PM IST

    Budget 2021 | Centre working on policy to centralise regional rural banks under holding company: Report

    Applicable to the 43 RRBs in India, the policy will also lay out a “common strategy for the 21,871 branches of these banks".

  • Toycathon 2021: Here is all you need to know Jan 19, 2021 03:14 PM IST

    Toycathon 2021: Here is all you need to know

    Aim of Toycathon 2021 is to crowd source ideas for developing and games based on Indian ethos and value systems, local folklore and heroes

  • Do we need to change India’s flexible inflation targeting framework? Jan 04, 2021 08:50 AM IST

    Do we need to change India’s flexible inflation targeting framework?

    If low interest rates are not enough to revive growth, then the private sector will not really be able to kickstart the economy and the burden for growth will fall entirely on the government, until vaccination restores confidence

  • Year-ender 2020 | Infrastructure projects on track despite COVID blues, cost overrun a lingering issue Dec 29, 2020 03:33 PM IST

    Year-ender 2020 | Infrastructure projects on track despite COVID blues, cost overrun a lingering issue

    The relief measures announced under the Atmanirbhar Bharat 3.0 package indicate the government's continued focus on the sector.

  • Confident we'll get enough funds as per National Infrastructure Pipeline target: Road ministry secretary Giridhar Aramane Dec 15, 2020 04:19 PM IST

    Confident we'll get enough funds as per National Infrastructure Pipeline target: Road ministry secretary Giridhar Aramane

    In an interview with Moneycontrol, Giridhar Aramane said the Road Ministry may spend more than the allocated amount, adding that the 11,000 km target will generate employment on a large scale.

  • Coming soon, a standard personal accident insurance policy: Should you buy it? Dec 14, 2020 09:06 AM IST

    Coming soon, a standard personal accident insurance policy: Should you buy it?

    The proposed standard insurance product will have to be mandatorily offered by all general and health insurers from April 1, 2021

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