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BusinessToday.In
August 19, 2018
Kerala has been hit by the worst-ever floods in a century. So far, over 357 people have lost their lives and over 10,000 people evacuated from the worst-affected areas of southern state.


PTI
August 19, 2018
In his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his government would launch the ambitious the Ayushman Bharat healthcare scheme on September 25.


PTI
August 19, 2018
The Home Ministry in a notification said that the new procedures would come into effect from February 8, 2019. The move came in view of the spurt in incidents of attacks on cash vans, cash vaults, ATM frauds and other internal frauds leading to increased sense of insecurity.


BusinessToday.In
August 19, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday visited flood-ravaged Kerala and announced an immediate financial assistance of Rs 500 crore. He also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh per person to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to those seriously injured.


Reuters
August 18, 2018
Technology executives and trade groups have discussed approaching Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office to appraise him of their worries. Separately, the industry is considering pitching the issue as a trade concern, including at the India-US talks in September in New Delhi.


BusinessToday.In
August 18, 2018
Imran Khan-led  PTI emerged as the single largest party with 116 seats in July 25 elections. Its number increased to 125 after nine independent members joined it and final tally reached 158 after it was allotted 28 out of 60 seats reserved for women and five out of 10 seats reserved for minorities.


Niti Kiran
August 17, 2018
Let's look at how the markets performed under Atal Bihari Vajpayee and other former Prime Ministers of India.


BusinessToday.In
August 17, 2018
The labour ministry is reportedly working on a new legislation that will formalise the $20-billion media and entertainment industry.


BusinessToday.In
August 17, 2018
Appealing for donations from people across the country, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan today said the road to recovery for the southern state is going to be a long one.


BusinessToday.In
August 17, 2018
As a member of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Atal Bihari Vajpayee was already politically active by the age of 16. He participated in the Quit India Movement in 1942 and was arrested with his brother for 23 days.


Dipak Mondal
August 17, 2018
One of the better-known economic legacies of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was his push for privatization of the central public sector enterprises (CPSE).


BusinessToday.in
New Delhi, August 17, 2018
Why Indians should be grateful to Atal Bihari VajpayeeAs the nation mourns the loss of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, it's also time to remember all that he did for India's economy. He started the 'Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan' with the aim to provide education for all. He made India a nuclear state. Pokhran 2 was conducted during his tenure. He laid the foundation of the Golden Quadrilateral in 1999 for smoother movements of products and people. He's also considered the architect of the telecommunication sector in the country. He established a separate disinvestment ministry. He passed the Chandrayan-1 project.Health insurance to now cover mental illness says IRDAIIn a pathbreaking move, 3 months after  the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 came into force, the Indian insurance regulator IRDAI has notified insurers to cover medical treatment for mental illnesses. The notice issued on Aug. 16, said that, \"every insurer shall make provision for medical insurance for treatment of mental illness on the same basis as is available for treatment of physical illness.\" The order is applicable on all insurance companies in India with immediate effect. The Mental Healthcare Act, 2017, which came into effect on May 29, is aimed at protecting the rights of persons with mental illnesses during delivery of mental healthcare and services.UPI gets an upgrade with new featuresNational Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has launched UPI 2.0 in Mumbai as an upgrade to the first iteration of Unified Payments Interface (UPI) that debuted in April 2016. The new UPI version has features such as UPI Mandate and Invoice in the Inbox. There are also new security enhancements including Signed Intent and QR that are designed to let customers verify merchants before making any payments as reported by NDTV. Further, there is an option to attach UPI to an overdraft (OD) account. This comes in addition to the existing saving and current account support. Banks that are using the upgrade include State Bank of India (SBI), HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, IDBI Bank, RBL Bank, Yes Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, IndusInd Bank, Federal Bank, and HSBC.Mercedes-Benz to hike prices by up to 4% next monthGerman luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz said it will hike prices of its vehicles across models by up to 4 per cent from September to offset adverse impacts of rising input costs and upward forex movement. The rising inflation due to geo-political dynamics, coupled with rising input costs and increasing forex rates has been exerting significant pressure on overall operations, Mercedes-Benz India said in a statement.Airlines advised to keep air fares in check for Kerala flightsThe Central government has asked domestic airlines to keep a check on air fares for flights operating to and from Kerala.The advisory comes as the state suffers from one of the worst bouts of floods in the recent past.According to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, airfare on 18 domestic routes are being monitored. The monsoon fury has hit different parts of Western Ghats including districts of Kerala and adjoining areas in Karnataka.Plunging rupee to increase India's oil import bill by $26 billionIndia's crude oil import bill is likely to surge by about $26 billion in 2018-19 as rupee falling to a record low has made buying of oil from overseas costlier, government officials said yesterday as reported by Mint. The Indian rupee opened at 70.25 and plunged to a fresh record low of 70.40 a dollar. Moreover, the weak rupee will also lead to a hike in the retail selling price of petrol, diesel and cooking gas (LPG).


BusinessToday.In
August 17, 2018
In the blog, Modi decodes how Vajpayee rescued the economy in the mid 1990s and how he was ahead of his times. PM Modi also talks about Vajpayee's four decades of illustrious leadership and the high standards of debate in Parliament.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, August 17, 2018
Gross NPAs have exceeded Rs 8.5 lakh crore, up 19% year-on-year, while total provision for NPAs jumped 28% (y-o-y) to Rs 51,500 crore.


BusinessToday.In
August 16, 2018
As the nation mourns Vajpayee's loss, let's looks at the reasons why the country should be thankful to the poet prime minister.


Goutam Das
August 16, 2018
The IT industry was tottering at around $6 billion in 1999-2000. It is more than a $150 billion industry now.


Manu Kaushik
August 16, 2018
Vajpayee government took some historic decisions to fast-track the growth in the telecom sector.


Prosenjit Datta
August 16, 2018
Vajpayee is no more, but no one can doubt his contribution on economic, political and diplomatic fronts.


Anand Adhikari
New Delhi, August 16, 2018
BJP was seen as a party which opposed liberalisation or reforms. However, in his tenure as the prime minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee emerged as more of a reformist.


BusinessToday.In
August 16, 2018
The 93-year old political icon was suffering from kidney tract infection, urinary tract infection and even respiratory problems.


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