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Those giving gyan must have courage to verify themselves; law against social media abuse: Ravi Shankar Prasad

March 8, 2021 7:58:03 am

In an exclusive interview with The Indian Express, Prasad for the first time talks about the need to introduce the new guidelines, the case for regulation of big tech companies and what would happen if social media intermediaries do not follow the government laid norms in future.

Eye on US bond yields, FPIs pull out Rs 4,275 crore from debt market in a week

March 8, 2021 1:35:12 am

According to data available from the National Securities Depository Ltd (NSDL), overseas investors pulled out a net Rs 881 crore from equities and Rs 4,275 crore from the debt segment between March 1 and 5, taking the total net withdrawals to Rs 5,156 crore.

India Inc’s overseas direct investment falls 31% in Feb

March 8, 2021 1:23:08 am

Domestic companies made investments of $2.66 billion in their overseas subsidiaries and joint-ventures in the year-ago month, February 2020.

As ethanol turns cheaper than petrol, sugar industry sees opportunity

March 8, 2021 8:40:19 am

Oil marketing firms set to procure record amount to blend with petrol

Tax notices, summons served to pre-GST, dispute resolution cases

March 8, 2021 1:34:47 am

The summons have been sent under Section 70 of CGST Act, which provides powers to tax officers to summon persons to give evidence and produce documents.

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Non-basmati rice exports surge as West Asia, Africa build reserves

March 7, 2021 1:17:33 am

Shipments of the staple food grain between April 2020 and January 2021 more than doubled over the same period in the previous financial year, showed provisional government data.

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15th Finance Commission opted for continuity, predictability: N K Singh

March 7, 2021 1:07:22 am

Speaking at a webinar organised by the Centre for Policy Research, NK Singh said the 15th Finance Commission had an option of continuing the trajectory of enhancing devolution to a somewhat higher figure.

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E-comm players may take the ‘interactive’ route soon

March 7, 2021 1:00:08 am

To put it simply, companies will have to curate a blended model — embedding content to drive consumer engagement, allowing easy discoverability of products and supporting a network of influencers and community participation.

Anurag Thakur: Govt open to evaluate, explore cryptocurrencies

March 6, 2021 7:44:25 pm

The government would take a decision on the recommendations of the IMC and the legislative proposal, if any, would be introduced in Parliament following the due process, Anurag Thakur said.

Govt, RBI likely to retain inflation band for next 5 years

March 6, 2021 7:41:45 am

There was a proposal before the government to increase the band from the current level in the wake of the sluggish growth induced by the Covid pandemic

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PLI schemes will lead to production worth $520 billion in next 5 years: PM Modi

March 6, 2021 1:31:43 am

Addressing industry leaders from the beneficiary-sectors through a webinar, the Prime Minister promised to reduce the burden of India Inc drastically by doing away with as many as 6,000 compliance requirements.

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Economy to do better than -8% prediction, says Finance Ministry

March 6, 2021 1:13:26 am

The National Statistical Office, in its second advance estimate last week, projected an 8 per cent contraction for FY21, as against 7.7 per cent assumed earlier.

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Govt bond auction devolves partially on underwriters

March 6, 2021 1:15:22 am

The US yield curve, a measure of economic expectations, steepened on rising yields, with the gap between two- and 10-year yields widening by another 6.3 basis points overnight, analysts said.

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PM Modi calls for stepping up manufacturing in India to boost job openings

March 5, 2021 12:34:06 pm

PM Modi said the Union Budget and country’s policymaking should not be restricted to a government process and every stakeholder associated with development of the country should have an effective engagement in it.

EPFO keeps 8.5 per cent interest on EPF deposits for financial year 2020-21

March 4, 2021 3:29:55 pm

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has more than five crore active subscribers.

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EPFO board recommends 8.5% interest for 2020-21

March 5, 2021 1:01:39 am

A CBT member said discussions on the investment portfolio of the retirement fund body took place and keeping the returns in consideration, the Board made the recommendation for 8.5 per cent interest rate.

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Exports slip into negative zone in Feb as core shipments slow

March 3, 2021 6:19:37 am

Exports had crashed between March and May 2020, as the government was forced to impose a stringent lockdown to battle the pandemic.

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Security Watch: Interconnected sectors raise need for robust cyber defence strategy

March 3, 2021 6:10:49 am

There were 6.97 lakh cyber security incidents reported in the first eight months of 2020, nearly equivalent to the previous four years combined, according to information reported to and tracked by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team.

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Spectrum sale: Higher than DoT estimate, but 20% of base price

March 3, 2021 6:05:58 am

Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio Infocomm emerged as the highest bidder in the 4G auctions concluded on Tuesday, having bid for 488.35 MHz of the total 855.60 MHz spectrum that was sold over the two days.

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RBI says banks reluctant to lend to big business

March 2, 2021 7:48:32 am

“Owing to the stressed assets in large industries, there was a general reluctance on the part of bankers to lend to these industries, with the problem getting compounded by the pandemic,” the RBI said.

‘Global growth to be hit if IP norms not waived to deal with Covid’

‘Global growth to be hit if IP norms not waived to deal with Covid’

February 28, 2021 5:44:55 am

"we are coming in the way of $6-7 trillion of global GDP output in 1 year,” Indian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the WTO, Brajendra Navnit, said at the Asia Economic Dialogue.

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Piyush Goyal bats for Airbus production in India

February 28, 2021 5:33:34 am

The Minister said, “It is another matter that I don’t think I will be able to do it, but I’m actively pursuing Airbus to try and get them to come to India to start manufacturing aeroplanes in India”.

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Glitch due to ‘instability of telecom links’: NSE

February 27, 2021 6:36:37 am

“NSE has multiple telecom links with two service providers to ensure redundancy and we received communication of instability of the links from both the service providers,” it said.

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‘Acumen, few others to take part in aircraft leasing biz at GIFT City’

February 27, 2021 6:29:26 am

Pradeep Singh Kharola mentioned various players being interested in participating in aircraft leasing activities at the Gujarat-based GIFT City.

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‘216 infra projects worth `74K cr completed till Dec’

February 27, 2021 6:15:15 am

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chaired a meeting with Niti Aayog and 12 infrastructure ministries to discuss post-Budget action points for infrastructure roadmap,