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India’s seafood exports at Rs 9,066 cr in first quarter

India’s seafood exports at Rs 9,066 cr in first quarter

Kochi, Oct 16  India’s seafood exports stood at 2,51,735 Metric Tonnes, valued at Rs 9,066.06 crore (US$1.42 billion) in the first quarter of the current fiscal, according to the Marine Products Exports Development Authority (MPEDA). During the...

AirAsia flight returns to Perth after plunging 20,000 feet

Perth, Oct 16 An AirAsia flight was forced to turn back to the Australian city of Perth after the plane suddenly dropped 20,000 feet, officials said on Monday. Flight QZ535, bound for the Indonesian island of Bali, changed course about 25 minutes after...

Reliance Industries Q2 consolidated net up 12.5% at Rs 8,109 cr

Mumbai, Oct 14  Reliance Industries Limited’s (RIL) consolidated net profit increased by 12.5 per cent to Rs 8,109 crore for the second quarter (July-September) of 2017-18, a company statement said here on Friday. The company’s revenue increased...

Bharti Airtel acquires Tatas’ telecom business on cash-free basis

New Delhi, Oct 13  Bharti Airtel and Tata on Thursday announced that they have entered into an understanding to merge Consumer Mobile Businesses (CMB) of Tata Teleservices Limited (TTSL) and Tata Teleservices Maharashtra Limited (TTML) into Bharti Airtel. The...

100% cashback on recharge in Jio Diwali Dhan Dhana Dhan offer

New Delhi, Oct 12  Reliance Jio has announced a new Jio Diwali Dhan Dhana Dhan offer that would give its subscribers 100 per cent cashback on a recharge of Rs 399, according to sources. “All Jio customers who would recharge in this offer period...
Almost 100-year-old flower delivery service launches India website

Almost 100-year-old flower delivery service launches India website

Mumbai, Oct 12 Interflora, an almost 100-year-old flower delivery service based out of the US and UK, has launched an India-specific online edition for a country that “has the youngest population in the world” that has “a growing appetite...

Google to ‘permanently remove’ Home Mini’s faulty recording feature

San Francisco, Oct 12  Google has decided to “permanently remove” the feature that led its smart speaker ‘Home Mini’ accidentally record several times a day without being given any command from the user. The company said that...
India loses fastest growing economy rank; IMF slashes 2017 growth rate by 0.5 % to 6.7%

India loses fastest growing economy rank; IMF slashes 2017 growth rate by 0.5 % to 6.7%

United Nations, Oct 11  India has lost its rank as the world’s fastest growing major economy in the International Monetary Fund’s tally after it slashed India’s growth projection for 2017 by 0.5 percent to 6.7 percent on Tuesday. China...
Microsoft, GE sign pact on new wind project in Ireland

Microsoft, GE sign pact on new wind project in Ireland

Dublin, Oct 10  Microsoft has signed a 15-year wind energy agreement with GE in Ireland, becoming one of the first global technology firms to support a new wind project in the country. Microsoft will purchase 100 per cent of the wind energy from its...
Jet Airways to introduce three new international services

Jet Airways to introduce three new international services

New Delhi, Oct 10  Full-service passenger carrier Jet Airways on Monday said that it will introduce three new international services this winter. According to the airline, it will also reinforce six existing routes with additional frequencies to meet...
Shell to fuel energy startups in India

Shell to fuel energy startups in India

Bengaluru, Oct 10  British-Dutch oil major Shell’s Indian subsidiary on Monday unveiled a programme to support energy startups in India by offering to work with them for six months. “Selected startups will have access to work at our technology...
L&T bids lowest to supply EESL 50 lakh smart meters

L&T bids lowest to supply EESL 50 lakh smart meters

New Delhi, Oct 10 Larson & Toubro (L&T) has emerged as the lowest bidder of the tender issued by state-run EESL for procurement of 50 lakh smart meters to be installed in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, an official statement said on Monday. “L&T...

India looks at strategic partnership with oil producers

  The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi in a group photograph with the Oil and Gas CEOs and Experts from across the world, in New Delhi on October 09, 2017. The Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship,...
PM Modi meets oil honchos, stresses on need for access to energy in eastern India

PM Modi meets oil honchos, stresses on need for access to energy in eastern India

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi in a group photograph with the Oil and Gas CEOs and Experts from across the world, in New Delhi on October 09, 2017. The Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship,...

Reliance Jio tops TRAI’s 4G download speed test for August

New Delhi, Oct 9  Reliance Jio has topped the telecom regulator’s 4G download speed test for the eighth consecutive month, official data showed on Monday. According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s speed data, Jio recorded average...

Adani Enterprises to demerge renewable power business

New Delhi, Oct 9  Adani Enterprises on Saturday said that it will demerge the “Renewable Power Undertaking” into Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL). The company said that the move will result in listing of AGEL on the BSE and the National...
Mother Dairy’s token milk price up by Rs 2 per litre

Mother Dairy’s token milk price up by Rs 2 per litre

New Delhi, Oct 7  Mother Dairy on Saturday said it has raised the price of its loose vended milk — which is commonly known as “token milk” — by Rs 2 in the city with effect from October 8. The leading dairy firm said the prices...
Apple ‘looking into’ iPhone 8 batteries swelling

Apple ‘looking into’ iPhone 8 batteries swelling

San Francisco, Oct 7 (IANS) In what reminds us about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle last year, there have been at least half a dozen cases where batteries of newly-launched Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are swelling and phones are being left split-apart. The...

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani richest Indian for the 10th consecutive year: Forbes

Mumbai, Oct 6  Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani has again topped the list of richest Indian for the 10th consecutive year, business magazine Forbes India said on Thursday. Ambani, 60, who retains the top spot in the annual list of 100 richest...
Sebi panel recommends minimum 6 directors on company boards

Sebi panel recommends minimum 6 directors on company boards

Mumbai, Oct 6  Securities market regulator Sebi on Thursday said that a committee formed by it to look into corporate governance has recommended a minimum of six directors on the board of listed firms. The recommendation was made by a committee formed...