Govt extends nationwide lockdown by two more weeks till May 31

Govt extends nationwide lockdown by two more weeks till May 31

🕔19:07, 17.May 2020

New Delhi, May 17 The Centre on Sunday extended the nationwide coronavirus lockdown by two more weeks from May 18 while easing curbs in areas with limited virus infection to boost the economy. The nationwide lockdown 4.0 will end on

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Public sector banks are in for more challenging times:AIBEA

Public sector banks are in for more challenging times:AIBEA

🕔18:27, 17.May 2020

Chennai, May 17  The public sector banks are in for more challenging times following the stimulus package announced by the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, said a top leader of the major banking union All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA).

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Stimulus a game changer for health, education, biz sectors: Shah

Stimulus a game changer for health, education, biz sectors: Shah

🕔18:26, 17.May 2020

New Delhi, May 17  Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday called the mega stimulus push announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman a game changer in health, education and business sectors. Expressing his views in a series of tweets, Shah

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Metro rides in lockdown 4.0: No beeps, no frisking at security check

Metro rides in lockdown 4.0: No beeps, no frisking at security check

🕔18:20, 17.May 2020

New Delhi, May 17  With indications coming that the Delhi Metro will start in lockdown 4.0 beginning from Monday, the CISF is already equipped with providing security cover to the public transport facility premises, but this time with a new

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Reset Stimulus: More social spending, greater pvt participation allowed

Reset Stimulus: More social spending, greater pvt participation allowed

🕔18:18, 17.May 2020

New Delhi, May 17  Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday eased corporate regulations, allowed greater private participation in the economy and increased social spending budget to mitigate the economic fallout of Covid-19 outbreak. On one hand, Sitharaman announced a

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BPCL engages employees by organising an innovative , inhouse “ REFINERY SYMPOSIUM FORUM”

BPCL engages employees by organising an innovative , inhouse “ REFINERY SYMPOSIUM FORUM”

🕔16:42, 17.May 2020

With the objective of developing knowledge base of the employees in different areas of Refining, thereby making them multiskilled, BPCL organised for the first time an innovative, inhouse “ REFINERY SYMPOSIUM FORUM” for its employees on 16th May 2020. Domain

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Some more concessions likely in UP in lockdown 4.0

Some more concessions likely in UP in lockdown 4.0

🕔13:51, 17.May 2020

Lucknow, May 15 (IANS) As the country prepares to enter lockdown 4.0 after May 17, the Yogi Adityanath government is likely to give some concessions and allow some more businesses to operate, albeit with conditions for following safety protocols. The state

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Centre to allocate Rs 40,000 crores more for MGNREGS

Centre to allocate Rs 40,000 crores more for MGNREGS

🕔13:50, 17.May 2020

New Delhi, May 17 The Centre has decided to allocate an additional Rs 40,000 crore for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). In the Union Budget 2020-21, the government had allocated Rs 61,500 crore for MGNREGS, and

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No fresh bankruptcy for 1 year, special insolvency framework for MSMEs

No fresh bankruptcy for 1 year, special insolvency framework for MSMEs

🕔13:47, 17.May 2020

New Delhi, May 17 In a major relief for businesses, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday announced that no fresh insolvency case will be admitted for the next one year in view of the coronavirus pandemic. The government had earlier

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Govt to launch ‘PM eVIDYA’ for access to digital education

Govt to launch ‘PM eVIDYA’ for access to digital education

🕔13:46, 17.May 2020

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said that ‘PM eVIDYA’ programme for multi-mode access to digital education will be launched immediately and that 100 universities will be permitted to start online courses by May 30.

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Govt allows direct listing by Indian companies abroad

Govt allows direct listing by Indian companies abroad

🕔13:45, 17.May 2020

New Delhi, May 17  In yet another move towards fuller capital account convertibility, the government has thrown open the doors for Indian public companies to directly list their shares abroad and access a larger pool of capital. It has also

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Centre decriminalises minor violations under Companies Act

Centre decriminalises minor violations under Companies Act

🕔13:43, 17.May 2020

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) In another set of reform measures announced on Sunday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said minor technical and procedural defaults under the Companies Act will be decriminalised. The decriminalised violations include shortcomings in CSR reporting, inadequacies in

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FM gives stimulus push to rural employment, health, education

FM gives stimulus push to rural employment, health, education

🕔13:42, 17.May 2020

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday gave a stimulus push to education, health and rural employment as well as eased regulatory norms on insolvency and listing norms. The minister on Sunday gave details about programmes and

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FM gives break-up of eco package; allocation at Rs 20,97,053 cr

FM gives break-up of eco package; allocation at Rs 20,97,053 cr

🕔13:40, 17.May 2020

New Delhi, May 17  Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday listed all the measures and allocations made under the Rs 20 lakh crore economic package for the ‘self-reliant India’ programme, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On Sunday, she listed

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India’s Covid tally crosses 90K, nearly 5K cases in a day

India’s Covid tally crosses 90K, nearly 5K cases in a day

🕔10:53, 17.May 2020

New Delhi, May 18  With the sharpest spike of 4,987 in 24 hours, India’s total case count of coronavirus surged past 90,000-mark, the Union Health Ministry data revealed on Sunday. According to the Health Ministry, the total cases reported in

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Trump says US reopening, ‘vaccine or no vaccine’

Trump says US reopening, ‘vaccine or no vaccine’

🕔10:51, 17.May 2020

Washington, May 17  US President Donald Trump says the US will reopen, “vaccine or no vaccine”, as he announced an objective to deliver a coronavirus vaccine by year end. He likened the vaccine project, dubbed “Operation Warp Speed”, to the

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Odisha govt hikes VAT on petrol, diesel

Odisha govt hikes VAT on petrol, diesel

🕔10:50, 17.May 2020

Bhubaneswar, May 17  The Odisha government has hiked Value Added Tax (VAT) on petrol from 26 per cent to 32 per cent and on diesel from 26 per cent to 28 per cent with effect from Saturday midnight. A government

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Auto-rickshaws, shopping malls, domestic flights to start in Lockdown4.0

Auto-rickshaws, shopping malls, domestic flights to start in Lockdown4.0

🕔10:49, 17.May 2020

New Delhi, May 17  As the nationwide Lockdown 4.0 is set to begin from Monday with different specifications, it is expected that movement of auto-rickshaws, opening of shopping malls and starting of domestic flights could be on the cards allowing

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Cyclone alert for West Bengal, Bangladesh coasts

Cyclone alert for West Bengal, Bangladesh coasts

🕔10:41, 17.May 2020

New Delhi, May 17  The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued a cyclone alert for West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts after Cyclone Amphan intensified over the Bay of Bengal. A deep depression in the ocean had intensified into the

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Railways ferried over 15L people in 1,074 Shramik Special trains: Goyal

Railways ferried over 15L people in 1,074 Shramik Special trains: Goyal

🕔10:37, 17.May 2020

New Delhi, May 17  Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday said that Indian Railways has ferried over 15 lakh stranded migrant workers in the last 15 days in more than 1,074 Shramik Special trains amid the nationwide lockdown to

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