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RBI to issue Rs. 200 banknote tomorrow

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said in a statement that it's releasing the first-ever Rs. 200 denomination banknote tomorrow.

02 Jul 2017


Cyber-attacks: India pushes Microsoft to sell Windows 10 at discount

In the wake of ransomware attacks around the world, India is, meanwhile, pushing Microsoft to offer a sharply-discounted one-time deal to users for upgradation to the latest Windows 10.

KK Venugopal appointed as India's new Attorney General

Senior lawyer KK Venugopal has been appointed as the new Attorney General of India as Mukul Rohatgi steps down from the post.

How will GST affect the sports industry in India?

The Goods and Service Tax (GST) is all set to roll-out in India from 1st July, 2017.

30 Jun 2017


Remember 1962, stop asking for war: China to India

Accusing India of transgressing into its territory, China's People's Liberation Army spokesperson, Wu Qian asked India to remember lessons from its defeat in the 1962 war with China and to stop asking for war.

30 Jun 2017


Confusion still looms large on the eve of GST rollout

With India poised to rollout GST, its biggest tax reform, confusion still looms large.

29 Jun 2017

United Nations (UN)

India becomes 1st country to donate $100,000 to UN Tax-fund

India became the 1st country to contribute a sum total of $100,000 in order to help the developing countries participate in discussing tax issues.

29 Jun 2017


Microsoft is banking on artificial intelligence to tackle malware attacks

In the last few months, there's been a continuous outbreak of malware attacks.

29 Jun 2017


Xiaomi launches laser projector, Ninebot Plus and Mi Ultrasonic toothbrush

Xiaomi, which is mainly known in India for its smartphones, has launched three more products for its Mi Ecosystem in China.

29 Jun 2017

Health & Wellness

'Vegetarian' capsules: Government forwards controversial proposal to scientific panel

For the benefit of vegetarians, the government is considering substituting animal-based gelatin coating on capsules with plant cellulose.

29 Jun 2017

Bharti Airtel

Indian telecom sector will become a four-operator market, says survey

The Telecom sector is currently going through a big reshuffle. Reliance Jio has majorly disrupted the already financially ailing sector.

28 Jun 2017


Ghoonghat: The 'pride' of Haryana? Government faces flak

The Haryana government has landed in a controversy. Krishi Samvad, a supplement of the government's monthly Haryana Samvad magazine, has published a questionable ad.

28 Jun 2017


Not In My Name: Indians against 'targeted lynching' of Muslims

On June 28, thousands of people across India will take to the streets to protest against "targeted lynching of Muslims". 'Not in my name', they say.

28 Jun 2017


India's GST paves way for $3 billion tax services industry

With the Indian government opening up the market for GST to be effected from 1 July 2017, the move has given way for a massive industry for GST service providers.

28 Jun 2017

Narendra Modi

Modi makes a business pitch that American businesses can't refuse

Modi's first US tour under Trump regime had him woo investors and then in the role reversal, get wooed.

28 Jun 2017

NITI Aayog

India's NITI Aayog proposes Coal India split

India's policy think-tank NITI Aayog has proposed that the government-owned Coal India Limited be split into seven independent companies to help it become more competitive.

28 Jun 2017

South Korea

Global Entry Program: Indians eligible for speedy entry into US

India has formally been inducted into the US' Global Entry Program, which means low-risk nationals can now get speedy entry into America after landing.

28 Jun 2017

Narendra Modi

PM Modi concludes foreign visit, calls Netherlands India's 'natural partner'

PM Modi wrapped up his three-nation tour with a visit to Netherlands where he held discussions on bolstering political and economic relations between India and Netherlands.

28 Jun 2017


IBM to collaborate with Indian developers on AI, machine learning

Technology trends like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Internet of Things have been gaining momentum for some time now.

28 Jun 2017

Health & Wellness

Reckless antibiotic usage can turn fatal

Antibiotic resistance is the new plague in India. Reckless use of antibiotics has made seemingly common diseases including urinary tract infections (UTI) fatal.

27 Jun 2017


GST Rollout: 10% duty to be levied on imported smartphones

Under the new GST regime which will kick in from 1st July, the government announced that it would slap a customs duty of at least 10% on imported smartphones.

68 bureaucrats including 39 IAS officers accused of corruption

Almost 70 bureaucrats are currently under the scanner for alleged corruption and other malpractices.

27 Jun 2017


India to get an exclusive tourist police, soon!

There might soon be a tourist police in India, catering exclusively to visitors to the country and ensuring their safety.

27 Jun 2017


#ThisDayThatYear: 50th anniversary of ATMs

Every country, including India, is trying to go for a cashless economy in the future.

27 Jun 2017


Indian, Chinese troops face-off at the border in Sikkim

Tensions have been rising once again at the Sino-Indian border, with China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) accusing India of provoking them at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Sikkim.

27 Jun 2017

Madhya Pradesh

With possible change in financial year, budget in November?

There is speculation about change in financial year from 2018. The present April-March cycle might soon be rescheduled to January-December.

27 Jun 2017

Narendra Modi

Trump greets Modi warmly, says India-US relations never been stronger

Indian PM Narendra Modi was greeted with a firm handshake and a broad smile by US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, DC.

HDFC Life, Max rejig merger plans after IRDA's cancellation

Post Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDA) rejection of HDFC Life Insurance Co. Ltd and Max Life Insurance Co. Ltd's three-step union, the two firms have extended their merger deadline and have come up with a new structure in compliance with all norms.

26 Jun 2017

Delhi High Court

Tibetans unhappy over conditions for passports set by government

The 14th Dalai Lama fled to India in 1959 and since then, about 1.5-2 lakh Tibetans have followed his footsteps.

26 Jun 2017

South Africa

India is creating its own 'Antarctica Law'

Antarctica might be an almost uninhabitable, ice-covered landmass now but with the rise in world's population, soon there will come a day when it'll see more human presence, over-exploitation of fisheries and perhaps criminal activities.

26 Jun 2017


SBI chief's salary is nothing compared to private bank counterparts

When former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan said that top talents shy away from PSBs due to lack of proper remuneration, he was not exaggerating.

Massive scam: Despite major looting, stent industry members escape action

Even after regulation of stents' prices exposed a nexus between industry players (hospitals and sellers) in overcharging people, no action has been taken against anyone.

26 Jun 2017


After Guardian surveillance drones, India now eyes unmanned combat drones

Right ahead of PM Narendra Modi's Washington visit, US approved India's request for 22 Guardian surveillance drones, government sources said. An official notification is still awaited.

26 Jun 2017

Narendra Modi

#ModiInUSA: PM says surgical strikes prove Indian can defend itself

PM Narendra Modi, who was attending a reception by the Indian-American community in Virginia, said India has successfully explained the threat of terrorism to the world.

26 Jun 2017

Russia News

Indian military using 13 satellites for surveillance, communication

With the recent launch of Cartosat-2E, the Indian military now has 13 satellites in space working for it.

26 Jun 2017

Sushma Swaraj

Meira Kumar asks leaders to listen to 'voice of conscience'

The joint Presidential nominee, Meira Kumar appealed to the electoral college and asked them to "heed the inner voice of conscience" when voting for the post of President.

Banks not responsible for loss of valuables in lockers: RTI

If there is a burglary or theft at the bank where you have your safety deposit box and the perpetrators end up stealing the valuables that are present in the box, the bank will not compensate you for it.

25 Jun 2017


GST rollout: Job market expects 1 lakh immediate openings

India's job sector is eagerly awaiting the GST (Goods and Services Tax) rollout as it expects the tax regime to usher in fresh employment opportunities.

25 Jun 2017


PM Modi lauds residents for efforts to make India ODF

PM Modi in today's Mann Ki Baat hailed the efforts of people towards making India an open defecation free (ODF) country.

25 Jun 2017

Google Maps

Are Google Maps really authentic?

Google Maps make navigation faster and easier, becoming a part of our daily activities.