ECONOMY
Modi Govt declares MSP will be as per Swaminathan panel recommendation
BUDGET DHAMAKA
31.01.18 - PT Economic Desk


NEW DELHI, February 1: IN A CLEAR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT of the crisis being faced by India's farmers, the Narendra Modi government finally capitulated and declared it will implement a key proviso of the MS Swaminathan Commission on Farmers of ensuring a Minimum Support Price for crops ...
  


India behind Pakistan, China in inclusive development index: WEF report
RANKS 62ND OUT OF 74 COUNTRIES
23.01.18 - TEAM PT

Hours before PM Narendra Modi showcases India before the global investors’ community at Davos, Switzerland, the nation was ranked at 62nd place among the emerging economies on an Inclusive Development Index, a World Economic Forum (WEF) report said. India ranks much below China’s 26th position ...
  


WhatsApp Business launched in India for Android users
APPLE USERS HAVE TO WAIT
23.01.18 - TEAM PT

Just days after its initial rollout, the WhatsApp Business app has now debuted in India. The standalone app offers a simple tool for small businesses to let them communicate with their clients and customers in an easy way. Facebook-owned WhatsApp announced the plans to kick ...
  


New business policy will play as catalyst for development - Brahm Mohindra
GOVT MAKING STRENUOUS EFFORTS FOR ALL ROUND DEVELOPMENT OF PUNJAB
26.11.17 - TEAM PT

New Delhi: Referencing to the strenuous efforts being made by the Punjab Government for infrastructural and industrial development of the state, Punjab Minister for Health and Family Welfare Brahm Mohindra today said that Punjab Government's New Industrial and Business Development Policy-2017 will play as catalyst for ...
  


No time to read this story?
That's ok – please do not feel guilty
15.10.17 - Kamjaat Singh

No one cares. So if you do not read this little news report all the way till the end, do not feel guilty. You are not alone. In fact, vast sections of Indian mainstream media actually ensure you do not read such a thing.
 
This is ...
  


BJP to undertake world’s biggest training programme to educate India's farmers
MODI GOVT MOVE TO HELP FARMERS: PROPER SYLLABUS & TRAINING
14.10.17 - KRISHDEEP KHOSLA

Plan involves unleashing 50,000 trained cadres to educate farmers about links between religion and agriculture, tell them of Modi govt's good work.
 
NEW DELHI, OCT 14: FINALLY, the government has woken up to the plight of the farmers. The Narendra Modi government has now come up ...
  


Paddy is ready for harvest, so is confrontation
10.10.17 - By Devinder Sharma

(These are excerpts from the author’s article that appeared in the Hindustan Times today. For the complete article, please see the link at the bottom of these excerpts. – Ed.)

 
Not to take any more risk with human health, the Supreme Court has reinstated the ban ...
  


Punjab gets Rs. 28,262.84 cr cash credit for smooth Paddy procurement
05.10.17 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH: Responding to CM Amarinder Singh’s persistent efforts, the central government on Thursday sanctioned Cash Credit Limit (CCL) amount of Rs. 28,262.84 crore for procurement of paddy in the Kharif marketing season 2017-18.

Disclosing this here, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that the ...
  


Arvind Subramanian gets extension as Chief Economic Advisor
ONE YEAR EXTENSION
23.09.17 - TEAM PT

CHEIF ECONOMIC ADVISER Arvind Subramanian will get a one-year extension, the Finance Ministry announced Saturday. His three-year tenure was due to end on October 16 this year.

Interacting with reporters today, Jaitley said Subramanian will get one-year extension. 

The BJP-led NDA government's 5-year term ends in May ...
  


7 lakh Indians to go jobless in IT sector
Robots To Steal Jobs
07.09.17 - TEAM PT

About 7 lakh low-skilled workers in IT and BPO industry in India are likely to lose their jobs to automation and artificial intelligence by 2022, says a report by US-based research firm HfS Research. 
 
The report says a rise in adoption of automation and artificial intelligence ...
  


GDP growth hits three-year low of 5.7%
GST and Demonetisation After Effects
31.08.17 - TEAM PT

The economic growth of India slipped to a three-year low of 5.7 per cent in April-June as disruptions caused by demonetisation spilled over to the third straight quarter amid slowdown in manufacturing activities. According to the government data, the GDP had expanded by 6.1 per ...
  


Deadline for linking PAN with Aadhaar extended till Dec 31
Huge Relief
31.08.17 - TEAM PT

There is good news for taxpayers as the income tax department has extended the deadline to link PAN with Aadhaar by 4 months to December 31. The department had earlier said that tax returns filed without linking of Aadhaar and PAN would not be taken ...
  


Our Suicidal Short Sightedness
THINK THIS OVER
30.08.17 - sanehead

FLOODS IN MUMBAI during last three days (and devastating unprecedented floods due to Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana in the US at about the same time)
 
Floods in Barmer Sirohi and other parts of Rajasthan and Gujarat.
 
And of course floods in Bihar UP, Assam and ...
  


McDonald's to shut all 169 outlets in North and East India
THOUSANDS OF JOBS AT RISK
21.08.17 - TEAM PT

Fast food chain McDonald's India today said that it has terminated the franchise agreement for 169 fast-food outlets in North and East India run by Connaught Plaza Restaurant Ltd or CPRL.
 
McDonald's India had a 50:50 joint venture with CPRL, a company led by Vikram Bakshi. ...
  


RBI announces new Rs 50 currency note
18.08.17 - TEAM PT

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will now issue new bank notes of Rs 50 denomination.  The new notes are being made under the Mahatma Gandhi series.

They will also have the motif of 'Hampi with Chariot'.

The new fluorescent notes will bear the signature of RBI ...
  


Govt. blocks Internet Archive in India, makes it harder to catch liars on the web
No one knows why?
09.08.17 - team pt

The Indian government has blocked access to the internet archiving website known as the Wayback Machine, according to media reports and people attempting to access archived sites in India.

The Wayback Machine is run by a non-profit called the Internet Archive. It trawls through the internet ...
  


Cong. claims RBI printed different types of Rs 500 notes, calls it biggest scam of the century
Govt rejects it as 'frivolous'
08.08.17 - team pt

The Congress on Tuesday alleged that two different kinds of Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 notes were printed post demonetisation, "jeopardising the credibility" of Indian currency, and demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi clear the air on the issue.

The opposition party, which disrupted proceedings in ...
  


Mukesh Ambani launches ‘Jio Phone’ for Rs. 0
21.07.17 - TEAM PT

Reliance has today unveiled the latest JioPhone feature phone for the Indian consumers.  It will be available for pre-booking from August 15 for Rs ZERO. However, one has to pay Rs 1,500 has a security deposit, which will be 100 percent refundable after three years. ...
  


Sainath takes up a zero TRP subject, again, and manages to shock
20.07.17 - PT EXCLUSIVE*

New Delhi: Even as discussions or debates about poverty are considered non-TRP subjects, and research papers and newspaper articles on the issue are now out-of-fashion, P Sainath remains valiant in his efforts to keep the issue in the headlines. This week, the intrepid scholar-journalist was ...
  


India lost 1.5 million jobs in the aftermath of demonetisation
20.07.17 - TEAM PT

The Modi government’s demonetisation decision may have resulted in the loss of roughly 1.5 million jobs, according to new survey data put out by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE).

CMIE’s data is based on the result of consecutive waves of household surveys performed from ...
  



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