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PM-Kisan Pension: Farmers' contribution to be Rs 100 per month

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BusinessToday.In | June 14, 2019

Uber to use miniature car 'Qute' to take on India's choked, polluted roads

Uber Technologies Inc has launched a new ride-hailing service in India's tech capital Bengaluru that will use miniature gas-powered cars called "Qute" to win over commuters stressed out by the sprawling city's heavily-congested streets. Uber will price the Qutes, which can carry up to three passengers and have windows and a fan but no air-conditioning, for slightly less than its standard car service.

SCO summit: Modi meets Xi Jinping, Putin, Ashraf Ghani; discuss major issues of trade, terrorism

After his successful visits to the Maldives and Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is attending his first multilateral summit at the 19th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. On the sidelines of the event, the PM held three bilateral meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani.

Pompeo pushes India for access to local markets, says US 'open' to discuss trade issues

Ahead of his visit to India, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has pushed New Delhi to further open its economy and drop the trade barriers, saying countries that have provided American companies access to their markets have seen "real opportunity". Speaking at the India Ideas Summit of US-India Business Council, he also said America is "open" to dialogue on trade issues.

PM-Kisan Pension: Farmers' contribution to be Rs 100/month

Farmers will have to contribute Rs 100 per month under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Pension Yojana that seeks to provide minimum fixed monthly pension of Rs 3,000 on attainment of 60 years, according to the government.The central government will also contribute an equal amount to the pension fund to be managed by the LIC, which will be responsible for the pension payout, it said.

Pakistan extends airspace ban along its eastern border with India till June 28

Pakistan on Thursday extended its airspace ban along its eastern border with India for the third time till June 28, according to a notice issued by the country's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Pakistan fully closed its airspace on February 26 after the Indian Air Force fighter jets struck a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist training camp in Balakot following the Pulwama terror attack in Kashmir.

India plans to create own space station, says ISRO chief K Sivan

India will look to create its own space station following the completion of the country's first manned mission into space in 2022, its space agency chief said on Thursday. The space station, where astronauts can stay for 15 to 20 days, would be placed in an orbit of about 400 kilometres (kms) above the Earth, K. Sivan, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) told a news conference.



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