Cabinet note on vehicle scrappage policy ready

Cabinet note on vehicle scrappage policy ready

🕔20:39, 19.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 19  The much-awaited vehicle scrappage policy may soon be a reality as a Cabinet note on the issue is ready and sent for further consultations with the stakeholders on PMO directions. “The Ministry of Road Transport and

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Amazon, Microsoft invest in sustainable concrete producer

Amazon, Microsoft invest in sustainable concrete producer

🕔20:37, 19.Sep 2020

Toronto, Sep 19  A Canadian cleantech company, CarbonCure Technologies, that develops carbon dioxide removal (CDR) solutions for the concrete industry has received investment from leading technology and property developers. Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund and Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) co-led the

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GSTN unveils creative contest to bring taxpayers closer to tax system

GSTN unveils creative contest to bring taxpayers closer to tax system

🕔20:36, 19.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 19  In yet another attempt to bring taxpayers and tax authorities closer to each other by way of better understanding of the tax systems, the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) has launched a creative contest namely

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Global effort begins again to stabilise oil prices, OPEC+ meet may be called in Oct

Global effort begins again to stabilise oil prices, OPEC+ meet may be called in Oct

🕔20:34, 19.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 19 A bigger global effort to stabilise oil prices involving all major oil producers including Russia is again on the cards to see that the current crisis does not escalate further putting several oil producers closer to bankruptcies.

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Goyal engages with states, UTs to review oxygen availability

Goyal engages with states, UTs to review oxygen availability

🕔20:23, 19.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 19 Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal on Saturday addressed 12 states and union territories and reviewed their oxygen availability. He requested them to focus on analysing district-level and health facility-level status and effectively plan and

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1,875 women officers serving in IAF: Shripad Naik

1,875 women officers serving in IAF: Shripad Naik

🕔20:22, 19.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 19  The strength of women officers serving in the Indian Air Force (IAF) is 1,875, out of which 10 are fighter pilots and 18 are navigators, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said in the Parliament

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Power Minister lays foundation stone for REC CSR projects worth ₹24.38 Crore in Muzaffarpur (An Aspirational District), Bihar

Power Minister lays foundation stone for REC CSR projects worth ₹24.38 Crore in Muzaffarpur (An Aspirational District), Bihar

🕔19:58, 19.Sep 2020

R. K. Singh, Minister of State (IC) for Power & New and Renewable Energy today laid foundation stone for the CSR projects to be undertaken by REC Ltd. (Formerly Rural Electrification Corporation) worth ₹24.38 Crore, in Muzaffarpur (Aspirational District), Bihar,

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Power PSUs have made India a power surplus nation

Power PSUs have made India a power surplus nation

🕔19:56, 19.Sep 2020

R.K. Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, New and Renewable Energy and Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India, today, inaugurated various developmental projects and facilities in Bihar. As a responsible corporate, NTPC, country’s

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Govt withdraws 3 labour Bills, reintroduces with fresh provisions

Govt withdraws 3 labour Bills, reintroduces with fresh provisions

🕔19:17, 19.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 19  The Centre on Saturday withdrew three Bills moved by the Labour Ministry in the Lok Sabha and reintroduced them with fresh labour code provisions as part of the labour reforms initiative. The Occupational Safety, Health and

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MTNL plans to sell assets in Mumbai through DIPAM

MTNL plans to sell assets in Mumbai through DIPAM

🕔18:30, 19.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 19  State-run telecom operator MTNL has submitted a set of assets for monetisation through the framework of the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM), which comes under the Finance Ministry. The assets proposed for sale

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Diesel prices down 19-21 paise across metros

Diesel prices down 19-21 paise across metros

🕔16:31, 19.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 19  Diesel prices declined in the range of 19-21 paise across the four metropolitan cities on Saturday. In the national capital, diesel was sold at Rs 71.82, lower from Rs 72.02 per litre on Friday. Similarly, in

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Extra financial burden on consumers due to PGCIL’s inefficiency: CAG

Extra financial burden on consumers due to PGCIL’s inefficiency: CAG

🕔14:15, 19.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 19  In a scathing attack on inefficient operations of state transmission utility Power Grid Corporation of India, the official au ditor Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has put the blame of higher electricity tariff on PSUs inability

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Surcharge on dividend income for FPIs may be capped at 15%

Surcharge on dividend income for FPIs may be capped at 15%

🕔14:13, 19.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 19  In a major relief for foreign portfolio investors, the Union Government has proposed to cap the surcharge on dividend income from FPIs with a trust structure at 15 per cent. Currently, FPIs that operate as trusts

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No buyers for Air India may mean divestment to be put off

No buyers for Air India may mean divestment to be put off

🕔14:12, 19.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 19  Air India is not finding any takers and the privatisation may be put off by three years, delivering a blow to the efforts to divest the national carrier. It seems that due to the turbulence caused

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Centre to buy aircraft worth Rs 250 cr for weather forecast

Centre to buy aircraft worth Rs 250 cr for weather forecast

🕔14:11, 19.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 19  The government is planning to use more hi-tech methods for accurate weather forecast. Union Minister Harsh Vardhan said there is a plan to purchase an aircraft at a cost of Rs 250 crore, which will help

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Over 93K Covid cases take India tally across 53L

Over 93K Covid cases take India tally across 53L

🕔10:15, 19.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 19  Continuing with its massive daily spike, India recorded 93,337 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking its overall tally across the 53-lakh mark, data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed on Saturday.

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Preparing for potential Covid-19 vaccine launch: Moderna CEO

Preparing for potential Covid-19 vaccine launch: Moderna CEO

🕔07:58, 19.Sep 2020

New York, Sep 19  US-based biotech firm Moderna is actively preparing for a potential commercial launch of mRNA-1273, its Covid-19 vaccine, the company’s CEO has said. The announcement comes amid an unprecedented race worldwide to bring a vaccine to protect

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Air India Express ops to Dubai to resume from Saturday

Air India Express ops to Dubai to resume from Saturday

🕔07:57, 19.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 19  Air India Express operations to Dubai will be restored from September 19, the airline said late on Friday. “All Air India Express flights from or to Dubai will operate as per original schedule w.e.f tomorrow, September

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Bank of Baroda launches initiatives to improve tractor financing

Bank of Baroda launches initiatives to improve tractor financing

🕔07:54, 19.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 19 The Bank of Baroda on Friday announced three new initiatives towards improving credit penetration in farm mechanisation. The initiatives are focused on providing better financial service to farmers and empowering them towards farm mechanisation, the bank said

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SEBI steps to curb market volatility to continue till Oct 29

SEBI steps to curb market volatility to continue till Oct 29

🕔07:52, 19.Sep 2020

Mumbai, Sep 19  The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has extended, till October 29, the enforcement of regulatory measures aimed to contain market volatility amid the coronavirus pandemic. The measures, first introduced in March, include limits on positions

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