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BusinessToday.in
New Delhi, August 21, 2018
With the rupee depreciating by almost 8% from the level of Rs 63 against the dollar in a short span of six months and the trade tariff war going on between the United States and China, Anand Adhikari, Executive Editor, Business Today, discusses how a possible global currency war is going to affect the world market and the Indian currency as a whole.


Piyush Mehra
New Delhi, August 21, 2018
According to a study published in 2017 by the New England Journal of Medicine, India has 14.4 million obese children - to put this in perspective this is greater than the population of ten Indian states.


Goutam Das
New Delhi, August 20, 2018
With RERA having standardised the definition of carpet area, it is easy for buyers to compare developers and see what they are getting in terms of internal area, says Ashish Puravankara, Managing Director at Puravankara Projects Limited.


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.


Aseem Thapliyal
August 16, 2018
The stock has grown 561 per cent from Rs 98.30 on August 16, 2013 to Rs 640 on August 16, 2018. The Sensex has doubled during the same period. Meanwhile, its listed peers PC Jewellers and Titan Company rose 127% and 283.44%, respectively, during the last five years.


BusinessToday.In
August 16, 2018
The rupee set a new all-time low record today, staying above the psychologically-important 70 mark against the US dollar. Here are the factors weighing down the rupee.


Joe C Mathew
August 16, 2018
One and a half decade after Vajpayee demitted office, he is today remembered as a leader who took forward India's telecom revolution, laid the foundation for massive infrastructure projects - road, rail and air, in a size and scale that matched the Nehruvian-era.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, August 16, 2018
Payout by RBI has shot up 63% year-on-year, but the finance ministry is not happy. The government believes that the payout ought to be higher so it has reportedly asked the apex bank to review its dividend and capital conservation rules.


BusinessToday.In
August 16, 2018
The currency fell 42 paise to hit a fresh all time low of 70.32 intra day. Earlier, it opened 35 paise lower to 70.25 level compared to the US dollar.


Mail Today Bureau
August 16, 2018
Arun Jaitley was referring to the RBI's foreign exchange reserves which stood at $402.70 billion in the week ended August 3 which provides a comfortable cushion.


BusinessToday.in
New Delhi, August 15, 2018
On August 1, there were 32.25 crore Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana account holders with a total balance of Rs 80,675 crore. The government provided overdraft of Rs 5,000 to one account holder per household. But merely 1% of account holders used this overdraft facility. Watch BusinessToday.In video to find out why there was such low utilisation of the overdraft facility.


BusinessToday.In
August 15, 2018
ICICI Bank staff will get an additional 1 per cent interest on domestic FDs below Rs 1 crore, the bank said in a statement. The new FD rates are valid for both general and senior citizens.


BusinessToday.in
New Delhi, August 15, 2018
Modi says India is now the land of reform, perform and transformPrime minister Narendra Modi delivered his fifth Independence Day Speech as PM. Running parallel to the  Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Scheme would be the Jan Aarogya Abhiyan which would kick off on September 25, he announced. The healthcare schemes will ensure access to good quality healthcare for the poor and marginalised. Modi also said India used to be a 'sleeping elephant', but has started walking and running now'. He announced a manned mission to space by 2022. He also thanked the business community for the success of GST.Rupee has fallen due to external factors, nothing to worry says govtThe rupee fell to a record low of 70 against the dollar on Tuesday amid fears that the financial troubles faced by Turkey may spread to other emerging economies. The rupee ended trading on Tuesday at 69.89 per dollar.Attributing the fall in rupee value against the US dollar to 'external factors', economic affairs secretary Subhash Chandra Garg said that there was nothing to worry about as long as the depreciation was in line with other currencies.Rupee has given 'vote of no confidence' to Modi by crashing to historic low, says RahulWith rupee touching a fresh all-time low of 70.08 against dollar , Congress President Rahul Gandhi turned the heat on the Narendra Modi government over its failure to control the declining rupee. The Indian currency has seen nearly 10 per cent fall this year alone. Taking a jibe at Prime Minister's remarks of \"70-year misrule\" of various parties, including the Congress, the party said \"Modiji finally managed to do something that we couldn't do in 70 years\".RBI rejects Kotak Bank's promoter stake dilution plan, says it does not meet normsDays after private lender Kotak Mahindra Bank said it had used the preference share allotment route to reduce promoter Uday Kotak's shareholding in the bank, the RBI rejected it saying \"it does not meet their promoter holding dilution requirement\". In a regulatory filing on Tuesday, Kotak Mahindra Bank said it still believes that the bank's stake dilution plan meets the requirement, and assured to continue engaging with the central bank over the issue.India's richest women: Smitha Crishna, Roshni Nadar top listA survey, prepared by Kotak Wealth-Hurun, features Smitha Crishna, the third generation heir of the Godrej empire, as the wealthiest Indian woman with net worth of Rs 37,570 crore. The total wealth of each woman featured in the top 100 women exceeds Rs 1,000 crore, while their average income is around Rs 4,000 crore. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is the only richest self-made women -- with the total wealth of Rs 24,790 crore - who could make it to the top 100. Following Smitha is HCL CEO and Executive Director Roshni Nadar, whose net worth is around Rs 30,200 crore. On the third spot is Indu Jain of Bennett Coleman and Co Group, whose total wealth is estimated to be around Rs 26,240 crore.Twitter launches Twitter LiteMicro-blogging platform Twitter has launched Twitter Lite Android app in 21 more countries, including India, that will minimize data usage. It will load quickly on slower networks and take up less space on a mobile device. It's on the same lines as Facebook Lite and Youtube Go. The app, built for 2G and 3G networks which are still in use in several parts of India, helps a user save on data while using it.Reliance Jio's broadband service GigaFiber registrations to start todayRegistrations for Jio GigaFiber high-speed broadband are now officially open, allowing you to show your interest in the service. Jio GigaFiber was announced last month at the company's 41st Annual General Meeting, and will provide speeds to 1Gbps, according to the company. The company will give priority to areas with the highest interest for the rollout. The Jio broadband service was being tested out for the past two years.Cash-strapped Fortis Healthcare sees signs of improvementCash-strapped Indian hospital operator Fortis Healthcare Ltd said it was starting to see some signs of recovery, as it secured shareholder approval for its takeover by Malaysia's IHH Healthcare Bhd. Fortis which operates 30 private hospitals in India has been struggling with a cash crunch, rising debt and other problems. IHH will invest 40 billion rupees at 170 rupees per share in Fortis.


BusinessToday.In
August 15, 2018
Reliance Jio has setup two ways to go about the registration process. One can either do it on the company's My Jio app or log on to Reliance Jio's official website.


Sonal Khetarpal
August 14, 2018
Promoters of MNCs have also increased the stake in their Indian subsidiaries, probably indicating their belief in the 'India story'.


BusinessToday.in
New Delhi, August 14, 2018
ATMs across the globe under major threat from a cyber attackATMs around the world are under a major risk of fraudulent cash withdrawals. This type of attack is called \"ATM cashout\" and this particular plan has been detected by US' premier investigating agency, FBI. The attack is aimed at ATMs from different banks. The massive heist is expected to take place with the help of cloned cards. The payment processors of various banks might also be hacked to gain easy access to the cash. Reliance JioGigaFiber registrations to go live from August 15Reliance Jio seems all set for an entry in the broadband, cable TV and direct-to-home markets, courtesy of its new venture, JioGigaFiber. The registration for JioGigaFiber will start on August 15. \"Starting this Independence Day, August 15th you can start registering your interest for JioGigaFiber through both MyJio and Jio.com,\" said Mukesh Ambani at company's 41st Annual General Meeting.Xiaomi, Samsung battle it out for the top spot in Indian smartphone marketThe Indian smartphone market in the April-June quarter saw varied results carried out from several market research agencies. IDC, in its report released on Monday, declared China's Xiaomi as the formidable leader with a commanding share. A separate report by analyst last month had put Xiaomi just ahead of Samsung. However, Counterpoint chose Samsung as the leader for the second quarter. But what is inevitable from these reports is that both Xiaomi and Samsung are dominant leaders in the India's smartphone space.


BusinessToday.in
New Delhi, August 14, 2018
Retail inflation slows down to 9-month low level in July; Ease of Living Index: Pune ranks first in 'liveability', Delhi languishes at 65; government dismisses Usha Ananthasubramanian from service, gives CBI permission to prosecute; new road to cut travel time between Delhi and Gurugram, likely to open by Diwali. Watch more in this episode of Business Wrap.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, August 14, 2018
Reliance Jio seems all set for an entry in the broadband, cable TV and direct-to-home markets, courtesy of its new venture, Jio GigaFiber. The registration for JioGigaFiber will start on August 15.


BusinessToday.in
New Delhi, August 14, 2018
Retail inflation slows down to 9-month low level in JulyRetail inflation plunged to a 9-month low of 4.17 per cent in July as vegetable prices fell, strengthening views that the RBI will keep interest rates on hold at its review in October after raising them for a second straight meeting on August 1. The RBI has raised the key repo rate by 0.25 per cent each on inflationary concerns. The next bi-monthly policy is to be unveiled on October 5. Ease of Living Index: Pune ranks first in 'liveability', Delhi languishes at 65The Ease of Living Index 2018 released by Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday has thrown surprises, with few most prominent cities failing to make a cut in the top 10. Of total 111 cities ranked under the index, Pune has been ranked first while Navi Mumbai has surfaced as the second preferred spot in terms of 'liveability'. However, the national capital Delhi has failed to make it to the top 50, ranking much below cities like Vijayawada and Bhopal at number 65. Chennai was also ranked at number 14, while Kolkata refused to participate in the survey.PNB scam: Govt dismisses Usha Ananthasubramanian from service, gives CBI permission to prosecuteNearly three months after Allahabad Bank divested its MD & CEO Usha Ananthasubramanian from all functional responsibilities, the government today dismissed her from service, according to an official notification. Ananthasubramanian is the former CEO & managing director of scam hit Punjab National Bank. Ananthasubramanian was named in a CBI charge-sheet in the Rs 14,000 crore PNB fraud case but had continued to be an employee of the bank. She was to superannuate today but has been dismissed from the service. The government has also given permission to the CBI to prosecute Ananthasubramanian and Sanjiv Sharan, former executive director of the PNBNew road to cut travel time between Delhi and Gurugram, likely to open by DiwaliThe commuters from Delhi to Gurugram will soon have a new road that will bring down congestion and cut short the travel time. The new road will offer a shorter route for commuters from Dwarka, Najafgar and west Delhi to Gurugram.The new route will connect to Najafgarh-Bijwasan road and is part of Gurugram's Masterplan 2031.Infosys to invest Rs 100 cr in software development centre in Kolkata, create 1,000 jobsIndia's second largest software services firm Infosys has said it will set up a new software development centre in Kolkata with an investment of Rs 100 crore.The centre is expected to provide employment to about 1,000 engineers.The first phase of the project will be completed within 15 months from the date of obtaining all statutory clearances.India's forex reserve is in a \"comfortable range\", says a DBS report. India's forex reserve is in a \"comfortable range\" and another 5-8 per cent fall will not jeopardise the situation, says a DBS report. According to the global financial services major, a challenging global environment has compelled RBI to intervene aggressively this year to contain rupee depreciation, resulting in significant drawdown in foreign reserves. Jet Airways to evaluate funding options to meet liquidity needsIndian carrier Jet Airways has said it is considering various options on priority to meet its funding requirements, reaffirming that its revenue-boosting and cost-cutting measures have started to show results. In a report by Reuters, Jet however ruled out a potential stake sale or plans to monetise its investment in its frequent flier programme, calling media reports on the subject \"purely speculative\".No more queues at CNG pumps! IGL to open 50 more stations in Delhi-NCRIn what might come as a big relief to CNG car owners, Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) is planning to come up with 50 more CNG pumps across Delhi-NCR. This is likely to be done by February 2019. As mentioned by an official, the new CNG stations are to come up across Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida, Rewari and Ghaziabad.


Mail Today Bureau
August 14, 2018
The rate of price rise in fruits slowed down 6.98 per cent, as against over 10 per cent in the previous month. However, inflation in the fuel segment based on the changes in the CPI increased to 7.96 per cent from 7.14 in the previous month.


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