BUSINESS AWAAZ

PM UAE visit to help attract funds to infrastructure sector: CII

Expecting positive outcomes from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the UAE, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has hoped that the visit will help attract more funds from the Gulf nation into India’s infrastructure sector. CII said that with the UAE transforming itself into a knowledge-based economy and considering India’s leadership in key sectors such … Continue reading PM UAE visit to help attract funds to infrastructure sector: CII

Govt selects pvt sector professionals to head BoB, Canara Bank

The government has appointed, P S jayakumar as MD and CEO of Bank of Baroda and Rakesh Sharma as MD and CEO of Canara Bank. This is the first time the government has chosen the two candidates from the private sector to head the Public Sector Banks. The announcements were made along with MD and … Continue reading Govt selects pvt sector professionals to head BoB, Canara Bank

Govt extends deadline for comments on net neutrality

AMN- Government has extended the deadline for submission of public comments on the proposed policy framework for net neutrality till August 20. The submission of views was earlier scheduled to close yesterday. Department of Telecom said in a notice on its website that last date for submission of suggestions and comments on report of committee … Continue reading Govt extends deadline for comments on net neutrality

Jaitely launches Plan Indradhanush to revamp public sector banks

Bank Board Bureau to monitor key performance indicators of PSU banks AMN Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said that the government has decided to set up a Bank Board Bureau,BBB through which public sector banks PSBs would be monitored for key performance indicators. The BBB will start the functioning from 1st April next year and … Continue reading Jaitely launches Plan Indradhanush to revamp public sector banks

July WPI prices fall 4.05 percent

India’s wholesale prices fell by 4.05 percent in July, their ninth straight decline and their lowest in at least a decade, mainly driven by weak food and fuel prices, government data showed. The data, released on Friday, compared with a 2.8 percent year-on-year fall forecast by economists in a Reuters poll and a provisional 2.4 … Continue reading July WPI prices fall 4.05 percent

If India’s monsoon fails ?

AMN / The Economist has examined the consequences if India’s monsoon fails in future. The report explores the potential effects on India and the world if the nation experiences a more erratic rainy season. The report is part of The World If, a compilation of scenarios of what might happen across politics, business and technology. … Continue reading If India’s monsoon fails ?

RBI asks banks to provide short-term crop loans at lower rate

AMN / Reserve Bank of India has asked all banks to provide interest concession of 2 per cent on short term crop loans of up to 3 lakh rupees. In a notification issued yesterday, the RBI said that interest subvention of 2 per cent per annum will be made available to public and private sector … Continue reading RBI asks banks to provide short-term crop loans at lower rate

Govt determined to roll out GST from April next year: Arun Jaitley

AMN Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today asserted that government was determined to roll out Goods and Services Tax from April next year. Addressing a press conference in New Delhi, Mr. Jaitley attacked opposition party for disruption in Parliament saying it was aimed at delaying the GST Bill. He alleged that Congress party’s real intent was … Continue reading Govt determined to roll out GST from April next year: Arun Jaitley

IMF welcomes China’s new mechanism to value currency

The International Monetary Fund has welcomed Beijing’s newly announced system to value the country’s currency, saying it will allow market forces to play a greater role in the nation. China cut the yuan’s value against the dollar for a second day today, sending ripples through financial markets and raising fears that the currency could fall … Continue reading IMF welcomes China’s new mechanism to value currency

Stock markets fall globally after Chinese currency weakens further

Stock markets fell across the world, and emerging market currencies were under pressure after Chinese yuan weakened further. In Asia, Japan’s Nikkei 225 index fell 1.6 percent; Singapore’s Straits Times index slumped 2.9 percent; Hong Kong Hang Seng plunged 2.4 percent; South Korea’s Kospi slipped 0.6 percent; and China’s Shanghai Composite index lost 1 percent. … Continue reading Stock markets fall globally after Chinese currency weakens further

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POLITICS

BJP website goes live with a tagline — Phir Ek Baar Modi Sarkar

Our Correspondent / New Delhi n Bharatiya Janata Party’s website was allegedly hacked has come live almost ...

Congress demands Lokpal probe into BJP’s ‘Yeddyurappa Diaries’

BJP dismisses Congress allegations over reported payoffs to its top leaders   Agencies / New Delhi ...

BJP Releases First List: PM Modi to Contest from Varanasi, Amit Shah Gets Advani’s Seat

BJP Releases First List: PM Modi to Contest from Varanasi, Amit Shah Gets Advani's Seat   File ph ...

SPORTS

Prajnesh makes it to Miami Masters main draw

India's number one singles player, Prajnesh Gunneswaran, has made it to the main draw of the Miami Open, his s ...

Mandhana, Jhulan at top of ICC Women’s ODI Rankings

Indian duo of Smriti Mandhana and Jhulan Goswami continue to top the batting and bowling charts in the latest ...

India crash out of Asia Mixed Team Badminton Championships

India crashed out of the Asia Mixed Team Badminton Championships at Hong Kong after losing 2-3 to Chinese Taip ...

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MARQUEE

116-year-old Japanese woman is oldest person in world

  AMN A 116-year-old Japanese woman has been honoured as the world's oldest living person by Guinness ...

Centre approves Metro Rail Project for City of Taj Mahal, Agra

6 Elevated and 7 Underground Stations along 14 KmTaj East Gate corridor 14 Stations all elevated along 15.40 ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Priyanka Chopra is among world powerful women

AGENCIES   Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined international celebrities including Opr ...

Documentary on Menstruation stigma ‘Period’ wins Oscar

  WEB DESK A Netflix documentary Period. End of sentence, on the menstruation taboo in rural India has ...

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