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Achin Garg

14 May 2016

Business

Reliance to make passenger aircraft with Antonov

Anil Ambani-led Reliance Defence is planning to manufacture 50-80 seater passenger aircraft in India in collaboration with its Ukranian joint-venture partner Antonov.

14 May 2016

Business

India worried over linking of funding with labour standards

Developed countries are trying hard to link funding from multilateral development agencies to labour standards in order to allow companies from developed countries to bag contracts.

14 May 2016

World

Iran cancels participation in annual hajj

Iran has suspended its participation in the annual hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabi as a mark of protest over Saudi's callousness in handling hajj pilgrims.

13 May 2016

Business

RBI amends ownership guidelines in private banks

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has changed the guidelines for ownership in the private sector banks.

13 May 2016

India

5-year plan to give way to 15-year development agenda

After the replacement of the Planning Commission with NITI (National Institute for Transforming India) Aayog, the government is all set to replace the country's 5-year development plans with the 15-year 'National Development Agenda'.

13 May 2016

Business

Inflation rises, industrial growth decelerates

The Index of Industrial Production and inflation have shown lacklustre performance with industrial growth plummeting to 0.1% in March and inflation soaring to 5.39% in April.

13 May 2016

India

CBI questions ISRO ex-Chair Nair on Antrix-Devas deal

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) questioned the former Chairperson of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Madhavan Nair in connection with the Antrix-Devas deal.

12 May 2016

World

SAARC will set up a uniform child helpline-number

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) members have signed an agreement to set up a uniform child helpline number to check violence against children.

12 May 2016

World

Brazilian President suspended, to face impeachment

The Brazilian Senate voted 55-22 in favour of impeaching President Dilma Rousseff after a 22-hour long debate in the Senate.

12 May 2016

India

Passport, pension, license to be delivered online

Communication and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that various government services such as passport, licenses, pension, etc. will be delivered online under the Digital India programme.

11 May 2016

World

Act to lift ties with India introduced in Senate

A bill, US-India Defence Technology and Partnership Act, has been introduced in the US Senate to take India-US security relations to new levels.

11 May 2016

World

India, Mauritius to amend tax treaty

India will levy a capital gains tax on the investments routed through Mauritius from 1st April 2017, bringing an end to the 3-decade old tax exemption on such investments.

11 May 2016

India

UPSC results declared: Delhi girl tops exam

The Union Public Service Commission declared results for the Civil Service Examination, 2015 yesterday.

10 May 2016

World

Rising sea levels submerges 5 Pacific islands

Research published in a scientific journal shows that rising sea levels have claimed 5 islands in the Pacific Ocean.

10 May 2016

Politics

Floor test ends in 70 seat Uttarakhand Assembly

The SC-monitored floor test in the Uttarakhand assembly ended and the results will be declared tomorrow by the court.

10 May 2016

Business

India trying to resolve payment issues with Venezuela

The Indian Commerce Ministry is trying to solve the crisis arising out of the non-payment of dues by Venezuelan importers to Indian exporters.

9 May 2016

World

China overtakes India in providing assistance to Nepal

China has become the 4th largest donor to Nepal even as India slips out of the top 5 donor list.

9 May 2016

World

Greek Parliament passes controversial reforms

Amidst protests, the Greek Parliament has passed the controversial tax and pension reforms to get the much-needed bailout money released from creditors.

9 May 2016

Entertainment

Wiki-style project on Gurudev launched in London

A new crowd-sourced Wikipedia-style project was launched at the Nehru centre in London to mark the 155th anniversary of the legend, Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore.

9 May 2016

Business

TFA may help India deal with export rejects

The Trade Facilitation Agreement may come to India's rescue while exporting agricultural products.

8 May 2016

Business

India fastest growing e-commerce market globally

According to a report by Assocham and Forrester, India's e-commerce sector is the fastest growing in the world.

8 May 2016

India

Opposition blocks amendment to Enemy Property Act

Four parties- Congress, JD(U), CPI and Samajwadi Party- have blocked the government's move to amend the 48-year old Enemy Property Act.

8 May 2016

Business

Startups and big cos spar over software patents

The technology industry in the country is divided over the issue of allowing the patenting of software.

6 May 2016

Business

RBI releases guidelines for 'on-tap' bank licenses

The Reserve Bank of India released guidelines for granting 'on-tap' bank licenses to individuals, groups, companies or entities.

6 May 2016

India

Germany offers next generation submarines to India

For the first time, Germany has offered a military deal for providing 6 next generation German submarines to India under the government-government arrangement.

6 May 2016

India

Upto 7 year jail term for incorrect India map

The government has come up with 'Geospatial Information Regulation Bill 2016' which makes it mandatory for anyone to take permission for acquiring, disseminating, publishing or distributing any geospatial information on India.

5 May 2016

India

Railways forms high-level panel to examine IRCTC hacking

The Railway board has formed a high-level panel to examine the alleged hacking of the IRCTC website.

5 May 2016

India

7th Pay commission recommends abolition of overtime

The Seventh Pay Commission has recommended the abolition of overtime allowances given to central government employees.

5 May 2016

India

Govt approves coal linkage policy

The Union Cabinet approved a new way of awarding coal linkages, giving greater discretionary powers to the states.

4 May 2016

Business

Govt bars Apple from selling 2nd-hand phones in India

The Indian government has dealt a blow to Apple's plan of importing and selling second-hand phones in India, to prevent dumping of hazardous e-waste in the country.

4 May 2016

India

AAI to invest Rs.15,000 crores to revamp airports

In a bid to upgrade and develop airports in India, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) will invest Rs.15,000 crores over the next 4 years.

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