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Updated: 8 hours 14 min ago

Ultimate aim of ease of doing business reforms is to improve lives: PM Modi

8 hours 33 min ago
In the World Bank's latest Ease of Doing Business ranks, India jumped 23 spots to 77. Last year, it had jumped 30 spots
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RBI board meeting agrees to set up committee on capital framework

8 hours 42 min ago
A crucial meeting of the RBI's central board was held on Monday amid a rift between the central bank and the government over key issues
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PM Modi sets target of breaking into top 50 of ease of doing biz ranking

10 hours 10 min ago
India was ranked 142nd among 190 nations when the Narendra Modi's government took office in 2014
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Over Rs 110 bn invested in BharatNet, but functional internet still a dream

14 hours 26 min ago
Less than 2.5 per cent of India's 250,000 village panchayats have commercial broadband connections
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NSE launches online platform for retail investors to buy g-sec

15 hours 45 min ago
The app will be available to all the registered investors with NSE's trading members
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India to build projects worth Rs 250 bn along China border in AP, Sikkim

16 hours 35 min ago
The final blueprint envisages construction of 19 roads, 29 permanent integrated buildings and other critical infrastructure along the Indo-China border in Arunachal and Sikkim
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Bahrain likely to ink pact with ISRO for training, research on space tech

17 hours 20 min ago
The agreement will be mainly for training purposes and both countries will cooperate on research and technology
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IDBI Bank and 10 other banks under PCA near asset quality stability

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 7:00pm
The net interest income has shrunk sequentially since their loan book is growing at a slow pace or contracting in some cases
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RBI board meeting today; PCA, NBFCs, economic capital framework in focus

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 7:00pm
In the first fortnight of November, NBFCs were able to issue CPs worth Rs 1.03 trillion as against debt of Rs 726.8 billion that was set to mature during this period
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Rs 13 bn Guj relief package for farmers in 45 talukas due to poor rainfall

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 9:10am
With this, the state government said it would be providing Rs 64 billion as relief package to 96 talukas
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Govt gives ministries autonomy in hiring PSU directors sans PESB nod

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 6:50am
There are 259 CPSEs in the country under the administrative control of various ministries and departments
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Kerala plans aerospace park, aims to supply components for Isro projects

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 5:54am
The move comes at a time when Isro is shifting the majority of its basic manufacturing activities to the private industry so that it can focus on actual R&D
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Mobile cos seek 10-yr tax holiday, reforms to become $230-bn sector: Report

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 5:35am
If India extends its ambitions to the export market, it could manufacture around 1,250 million handsets by 2025 and create more than 47,00,000 jobs in the process, ICEA and McKinsey said
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Consumer electronics should be excluded from FTAs to boost exports: Report

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 2:26am
It has asked the government to not cut or eliminate import duties in this sector under the proposed mega trade deal Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
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Govt wants to 'capture' RBI to control its Rs 9-trn reserves: Chidambaram

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 1:55am
In a series of tweets, the former finance minister also claimed that the government and RBI was heading towards a "confrontation" in the Monday's board meeting of the bank
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PM Modi to chair meet with top industrialists on 'Ease of Doing Business'

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 1:10am
India's rank rose 23 places to the 77th spot in the 'Doing Business' rankings released on October 31
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Taste of cheese cannot be copyrighted, but perfume can be, say EU courts

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 1:06am
The European Court of Justice said that the taste of food was too 'subjective and variable' for it to meet the requirements for copyright protection
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Govt looks to garner Rs 50 bn from CPSE share buybacks in FY19: FinMin

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 1:05am
As many as six CPSEs have made regulatory filings to the stock exchanges for launching share buyback programmes
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Over 358 infra projects show cost overruns of over Rs 3.37 trn on delays

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 12:55am
The report stated that the average time overrun in these 296 delayed projects is 48.39 months
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Govt should stick to fiscal deficit target for 2018-19: Arvind Panagariya

Sun, 11/18/2018 - 12:50am
The government aims to strictly maintain 3.3 per cent fiscal deficit target for 2018-19 fiscal
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