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Anupama Airy
New Delhi, June 11, 2018
With the Cabinet approving the National Policy on Biofuels, there is renewed hope for a cleaner environment in the not-too-distant future.

Joe C Mathew
New Delhi, June 6, 2018
Singh said greater emphasis is being given to agricultural education, research and extension activities and extension of the facilities for irrigation, low-cost organic farming, crop insurance, national agricultural market, horticulture development and agro forestry remain focus areas.

New Delhi, May 31, 2018
The Indian economy grew at 6.7 per cent during the financial year 2017-18, while the rate of growth rose to 7.7 per cent during the quarter ended March, GDP estimates released by the government showed.

Aseem Thapliyal
May 25, 2018
The BJP government announced a slew of schemes after it assumed power in 2014 winning 336 Lok Sabha seats out of 543 seats. Work under most of these schemes is still under progress an year ahead of General Election 2019.

May 24, 2018

Joe C Mathew
New Delhi, April 25, 2018
The Minister of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare said that the government is committed to agrarian reforms and will provide adequate budgetary support to all the programmes.

April 22, 2018

New Delhi, April 22, 2018
Asserting that the Indian economy turned in a resilient performance in 2017-18, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel has said the country's growth is expected to accelerate next fiscal.

Washington, April 21, 2018
The International Monetary Fund has said it wants continued momentum in India's growth and structural reforms despite the election period.

Joe C Mathew
New Delhi, April 20, 2018
The Committee on Doubling Farmers Income (DFI) has called for an overhaul of the registration process for crop inputs like pesticides to ensure speedy availability of patented and off-patent agri-inputs in the country.

April 17, 2018
A normal, or average, monsoon means rainfall between 96 per cent and 104 per cent of a 50-year average of 89 cm (35 inches) in total during the four-month monsoon season from June, according to the India Meteorological Department's classification.

April 16, 2018
The rain plays a crucial role in the agricultural sustainability as deficient or excessive rainfall can have damaging effects on crops, thereby affecting the country's agricultural production and rise in inflation.

NA, April 16, 2018
Opting for C2 costs works for both farmers and the government.

April 15, 2018
The statement comes a week after the ADB in a report pegged India's economic growth at 7.3 per cent in 2018 and to 7.6 per cent in 2019. Sen Gupta believes that India is still a marginal player in global trade and there is a lot of potential to increase exports.

April 15, 2018

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March 23, 2018
New Delhi, March 13, 2018
DGCA grounds 11 GoAir, IndiGo aircraft with faulty enginesThe Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has ordered the grounding of 11 Airbus A320neo aircraft operated by budget carriers IndiGo and GoAir that are equipped with Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines with certain serial numbers. The regulator's directive came just hours after yet another mid-air incident. An IndiGo aircraft with the affected engine on the Ahmedabad-Lucknow route developed a mid-air snag shortly after take-off, that forced it to return to Ahmedabad. According to a senior DGCA official, of the 11 planes to be grounded, eight are operated by IndiGo and three by GoAir.IIP rises to 7.5%, retail inflation eases to 4-month low of 4.4%Looks like the effects of demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax are dissipating. According to a report in the Business Standard, industrial activity expanded 7.5 per cent in January, up from 7.1 per cent in December. This is the third straight month that industrial output has expanded by more than 7 per cent. Retail inflation, measured by the consumer price index (CPI), moderated to a four-month low of 4.4 per cent in February, aided by a fall in the price of pulses and moderation in vegetables, led by onion. Headline inflation is now lower than the Reserve Bank's monetary policy committee (MPC)'s forecast of 5.1 per cent for the March quarter. However, core inflation remains elevated at above 5 per cent.Farmers march to Mumbai to ask for helpThousands of protesting farmers from Maharashtra marched into Mumbai to demand government support to address hardship in a sector that employs the majority of the country's workforce. The protesters walked 180 km  from the town of Nashik to Mumbai over several days demanding waivers of agricultural loans and the transfer of forest lands to villagers who have been tilling them for decades. It was the second major protest by farmers in less than a year.Andhra Bank's shares slide to a 15-year low amid fraud probeAndhra Bank, already hurt by an industry-wide spillover of a huge alleged fraud at PNB, saw its shares slide to a 15-year low on Monday after authorities filed new complaints against a former director in a separate case. The Enforcement Directorate said it had filed additional charges against Anup Garg, a former director of Andhra Bank as reported by Reuters. The charges were in connection with a more than 50 billion rupee fraud case involving Sterling Biotech.PM Modi, French Prez Macron join hands to work on world's largest nuclear plant in JaitapurFrench President Emmanuel Macron, who is on a four-day visit to India, joined hands with PM Modi to build the world's largest nuclear plant in India. The leaders urged Electricite de France SA and Nuclear Power Corp, India's atomic power producer to accelerate discussions on the project that has continued for a decade now already. Work on the project is likely to start by December at the site in Jaitapur, Maharashtra.Supreme Court to auction unencumbered assets of Unitech to refund homebuyersIn what could be another cause of worry for the beleaguered real estate developer Unitech Limited, the Supreme Court said that it will auction unencumbered assets of the embattled realty major. The apex court today sought details of all unencumbered assets of Unitech. Coming as a relief for Unitech homebuyers, the Supreme Court said the auctioned assets will be used to refund money to home buyers.

March 9, 2018
New Delhi, March 7, 2018
Nirav Modi's Firestar Diamond moves Delhi High CourtNirav Modi's firm Firestar Diamond has moved the Delhi High Court against the money laundering case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the ongoing Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case. Firestar Diamond International Private Ltd, which is named as one of the accused in the case, has sought a direction to the Ministry of Finance and the Directorate of Enforcement to supply it several documents, including a copy of the search warrants. Billionaire Nirav Modi, his uncle Mehul Choksi and others are being investigated by multiple probe agenciesICICI Bank's Chanda Kochhar, Axis Bank's Shikha Sharma summoned by SFIOSenior officials from private sector lenders ICICI Bank and Axis Bank appeared before the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) with regard to investigations into the over Rs 12,000-crore PNB scam. Axis Bank revealed that it has a Rs 200-crore exposure to the scam-tainted companies promoted by Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi. Sunil Mehta, the managing director and chief executive of Punjab National Bank, which is at the centre of the scam, has also been summoned. Officials from over 30 banks which have had business dealings with the company are being called as reported by PTI.Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos tops Forbes' annual rankings of the world's richest peopleAmazon CEO Jeff Bezos has become the first $100 billion mogul to top Forbes' annual rankings of the world's richest people. But President Donald Trump's fortune sank during his first year in office. The Bezos milestone, revealed in the release of Forbes' much-awaited list, underscores the growing clout of both Bezos and the company that he founded in 1994 as an online bookstore.  As reported by Associated Press, the world now holds more than 2,200 billionaires with a combined fortune of $9.1 trillion.Bill Gates, Microsoft's co-founder and philanthropist, ranks second on the Forbes list with wealth of $90 billion.US is ready for trade war, says TrumpPresident Trump is making news again. He has threatened to slap a 25 per cent tax on import of cars from Europe if the EU retaliated on its decision to impose a 25 per cent import tariff on steel and 10 per cent on aluminium.The European Union has been particularly tough on the US, Trump told reporters at a joint White House news conference. President Donald Trump has also said that the US which has nearly USD 800 billion deficit with other countries is ready for a trade war with themNTPC to set up B-school along with IIM-ANTPC Ltd, India's largest power utility company has plans to set up a management school in Noida along with the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. The school will offer specialised courses on energy management and also work as a policy think tank.Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announces USD 170 mn project for womenOn the eve of International Women's Day, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a USD 170 million project aimed at advancing women's economic empowerment in four countries, including in India. Announced yesterday, the investments focused in India, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda will target four key priorities - advancing gender equality, spreading digital financial inclusion, increasing job opportunities, and supporting the agricultural sector and women's support groups.

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