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Cyptocurrency not banned in India, RBI says in Supreme Court

WEB DESK The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said it had not banned cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. It says it has only “ring-fenced” regulated entities from associated risks, The Economic Times reported. The statement was in an affidavit filed with the SC against a petition filed by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). … Continue reading Cyptocurrency not banned in India, RBI says in Supreme Court

IMF cuts India’s growth rate to 4.8%, calls it ‘negative surprise’

Agencies / Davos The International Monetary Fund imf has lowered India’s growth estimate for 2019 sharply to 4.9 per cent, and called it one of the “negative surprises” last year. The latest cut follows a downward trend which reduced India’s growth to 6.1 per cent in October. IMF’s World Economic Outlook (WEO) blamed India’s economic … Continue reading IMF cuts India’s growth rate to 4.8%, calls it ‘negative surprise’

Printing of Union Budget documents 2020-21 begins with Halwa ceremony

AMN / NEW DELHI The printing of Union Budget documents 2020-21 began on Monday with the traditional Halwa ceremony. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presided over the ceremony in the presence of Minister of State for Finance, Anurag Thakur. Other officials of the ministry also participated at the ceremony at North Block in New Delhi. After … Continue reading Printing of Union Budget documents 2020-21 begins with Halwa ceremony

Total Wealth of 63 Indian billionaires higher than Union Budget 2018-2019: Oxfam

WEB DESK A new report from Oxfam has revealed that the combined total wealth of 63 Indian billionaires is higher than the total Union Budget of India for the fiscal year 2018-19 which was at INR 24,42,200 crore. The report has been released today ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. The … Continue reading Total Wealth of 63 Indian billionaires higher than Union Budget 2018-2019: Oxfam

World’s billionaires have more wealth than 4.6 billion people: Oxfam Report

Inequality is worse than ever with the world’s richest 1% holding more than twice as much wealth as 6.9 billion people. WEB DESK The world’s 2,153 billionaires have more wealth than the 4.6 billion people who make up 60 per cent of the planet’s population, reveals a new report from Oxfam today ahead of the … Continue reading World’s billionaires have more wealth than 4.6 billion people: Oxfam Report

Centre to spend over Rs 100 lakh cr on infrastructure in 5 years: FM

AMN / CHENNAI Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said, the Centre would spend over a hundred lakh crore rupees in the next five years in the country’s infrastructure. Delivering the Nani Palkhivala Centenary lecture here this evening, she said the target of India becoming a five trillion-dollar economy is not just abstract thinking but … Continue reading Centre to spend over Rs 100 lakh cr on infrastructure in 5 years: FM

E-commerce firms should follow Indian Law in ‘letter and spirit’: Goyal

A Akhter / NEW DELHI Soon after the world’s richest person Jeff Bezos announced fresh $1 billion investment in India, Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said his firm Amazon was not doing a favour to the country by the investments. He even questioned how the online retailing major could incur such … Continue reading E-commerce firms should follow Indian Law in ‘letter and spirit’: Goyal

Another worry, India’s exports dipped 1.8% to $27.36 bn in Dec 2019

WEB DESK Another worry for Indian Economy as the country’s exports dipped 1.8 per cent to $27.36 billion in December 2019, according to government data. Exports in December 2019 were USD27.36 billion, as compared to USD27.86 billion in December 2018, exhibiting a negative growth of (-)1.80 per cent. In Rupee terms, exports were Rs. 1,94,764.74 … Continue reading Another worry, India’s exports dipped 1.8% to $27.36 bn in Dec 2019

Hallmarking of gold jewellery, artefacts to be made mandatory

WEB DESK The hallmarking of gold jewellery and artefacts will now be mandatory. Briefingmedia in New Delhi today, Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswansaid that the government will issue a notification tomorrow regarding mandatory hallmarking. He said, after the issuance the notification, the jewellers willget one year time till 15th of January 2021 … Continue reading Hallmarking of gold jewellery, artefacts to be made mandatory

Retail inflation rose to 5-yr high of 7.35%, surpasses RBI’s comfort level

AGENCIES /New Delhi Retail inflation worsened to 7.35 per cent in December, highest since July 2014, government data showed on Monday. That marked the third month a row in which consumer inflation – or the rate of increase in consumer prices – remained above the Reserve Bank of India’s medium-term target of 4 per cent, … Continue reading Retail inflation rose to 5-yr high of 7.35%, surpasses RBI’s comfort level

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SPORTS

Delhi Badminton League (DBL) from Jan 25 in Thyagraj Stadium

Harpal Singh Bedi/ New Delhi Delhi Badminton League (DBL), an initiative of RDG Global Sports to promote sp ...

With 256 medals, Maharashtra prove superiority at Khelo India Youth Games

HSB / Guwahati Maharashtra retained supremacy in the Khelo India Youth Games 2020 with a rich collection o ...

Khelo India Youth Games: MP’s Amit battles illness, top seed to claim badminton gold

HSB / Guwahati Madhya Pradesh’s Amit Rathore was up against not just the favourite or the No. 1 seed, whe ...

ART & CULTURE

Difference between World Hindi Day and Hindi Divas

WEB DESK There is some confusion over World Hindi Day and Hindi Divas. We must know the difference between ...

New Delhi World Book Fair-2020 begins

This Book Fair is Asia’s biggest book fair and I am hopeful that this fair would soon become the world’s b ...

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MARQUEE

IRCTC to operate Golden Chariot luxury train from March 2020

AMN The Indian Railway Catering And Tourism Corporation, IRCTC, will operate and manage luxury train, Golden ...

Qutub Minar glitters amid LED illumination

  QUTUB MINAR Staff Reporter / New Delhi The historic Qutb Minar came alive ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

FILMI TIDBITS-2; ‘Chhapaak’, a story of acid attack survivors

ENTERTAINMENT DESK Deepika Padukone’s ‘Chhapaak’; a story of acid attack survivors Deepika Pad ...

FILMI TIDBITS -Salman was thrown out of school in 4th grade

Salman Khan was thrown out of school in 4th grade Salman Khan by his own admission was “very difficult” ...

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