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March 29, 2019

83% Lok Sabha MPs are 'crorepatis', 33% have criminal cases: ADR report

At least 83 per cent of 521 sitting MPs are 'crorepatis' and 33 per cent of them have criminal cases against them, according to a report by election watchdog Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). The ADR, an NGO working in electoral reforms, has compiled the report after analysing self-sworn affidavits of the 521 MPs out of 543 members elected to the Lok Sabha in the 2014 elections.

Ola to launch self-drive service; vehicles to include SUVs, luxury sedans

Homegrown cab hailing platform Ola, the second most valued desi startup, has been on a fund raising overdrive in recent times.The Bangalore-headquartered company will invest over $500 million to launch a 'self-drive' car rental service in the coming weeks with a focus on the top 5-7 markets, sources in the know told The Economic Times. The investment will come from a mix of debt and equity over the next couple of years.

Lok Sabha elections: Rahul Gandhi promises easier credit, no angel tax for start-ups if Congress comes to power

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said new ventures will not require any regulatory permissions for three years and will get easy access to bank credit if his party is voted to power. In an exclusive interview to PTI, he also promised to remove the existing 'angel tax' imposed on start-ups. Angel tax is levied on investment in start-ups. Currently, angel tax is charged at a maximum rate of 30 per cent.

India says space debris from anti-satellite test to 'vanish' in 45 days

India expects space debris from its anti-satellite weapons launch to burn out in less than 45 days, its top defense scientist said on Thursday, seeking to allay global concern about fragments hitting objects.The comments came a day after India said it used an indigenously developed ballistic missile interceptor to destroy one of its own satellites at a height of 300 km (186 miles), in a test aimed at boosting its defenses in space.

Next census of India in 2021: Govt

The next census of India will be carried out in 2021 with March 1 of that year as the reference date, the Home Ministry announced Thursday. For Jammu and Kashmir and snow bound non-synchronous areas of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, the reference date shall be the first day of October, 2020, the notification said. India's last census was carried out in 2011 when the country's population stood at 121 crore.

BoB-Dena Bank-Vijaya Bank merger: Here's what will change for customers of these banks from April 1

Two major state-run banks will stop operations from April 1. These two banks are Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank, and they will be merged with Bank of Baroda next month. Banking operations and accounts held by these two banks will be transferred to Bank of Baroda post merger. This would lead to some changes for the customers of Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank.
The customers may get new passbooks, cheque books, debit and credit cards, and even new account numbers and customer IDs


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