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January 17, 2019



BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, January 17, 2019
Facebook brings stricter ad rules ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha electionsNews from Facebook is that it would extend some of its political advertising rules and tools for curbing election interference to India, Nigeria, Ukraine and the European Union before significant votes in the next few months.As the largest social media service in nearly every big country, Facebook since 2016 has become a means for politicians and their adversaries to distribute fake news and other propaganda. In India, which v...


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, January 16, 2019
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley goes to US for 'medical check-up', say sources; and civil aviation ministry moots corridor for flying drones. Watch more in this episode of News Blast.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, January 16, 2019
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley goes to US for 'medical check-up', say sourcesFinance Minister Arun Jaitley has left for the United States for a \"regular medical check-up\", following a kidney transplant last year, two people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. A finance ministry spokesman confirmed the report and said Jaitley was expected to be back by the weekend. 7th Pay Commission: Modi govt approves proposal to extend benefits for teachers7th Pay Commission: ...


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, January 9, 2019
Lok Sabha passes 10% job quota bill for upper caste poor; also covers private education institutions; Flipkart's Myntra narrows consolidated losses to Rs 178.7 crore for 2017-18. Watch more in this episode of Business Wrap.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, January 9, 2019
Lok Sabha passes 10% job quota bill for upper caste poor; also covers private education institutionsThe Lok Sabha has passed a Constitution amendment billthat aims to provide 10 per cent reservation for general category poor. The bill provides reservation in the central as well as educational government jobs, which also includes private higher educational institutions, to those belonging to the economically weaker sections from the upper castes. The bill will now be presented in the Rajya Sab...


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, January 7, 2019
India can save Rs 77,000 cr annually with Aadhaar, run 3 schemes like Ayushman Bharat with it: Arun JaitleyTerming Aadhaar as a \"game changer\", Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Sunday said savings made through its implementation can fund three public welfare schemes of the magnitude of Ayushman Bharat, the ambitious healthcare programme. He also attributed the successful implementation of Aadhaar to the decisive leadership of Prime Minister Narendra ModiRCom says committed to settle dues, but ...


BusinessToday.In
January 4, 2019
Last-minute airfares from Delhi airport surge by record 28%, says report; and 13 Canadians held in China since arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou. Watch more in this episode of Business Wrap.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, January 4, 2019
Indian startups raised $38.3 billion in funding in 2018Indian startups are estimated to have raised $38.3 billion in funding in 2018, behind only the US and China, a report by Yostartups said Thursday. Flipkart's $16 billion deal with American retailer Walmart accounted for the biggest piece of the pie, followed by Swiggy raising about $1.3 billion over three deals, and OYO picking up $1 billion in 2018, the report said. Other big funding deals included those by Paytm Mall ($895 million), ReN...


BusinessToday.In
January 3, 2019
Reliance Jio adds 1 crore new users in October; inches closer to Vodafone-Idea, Airtel; and Uber India revenue grows manifold to Rs 21.5 crore in FY18. Watch more in this episode of Business Wrap.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, January 3, 2019
Reliance Jio adds 1 crore new users in October; inches closer to Vodafone-Idea, AirtelOnly two operators, Reliance Jio and state-run BSNL, gained new subscribers in October, leading to a marginal growth in overall telecom user base to 119.2 crore, according to the Trai data. Reliance Jio and BSNL jointly added over 1.08 crore new mobile phone customers, while rest of the operators -- Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtlel, Tata Teleservices, MTNL and Reliance Communications -- lost more than 1.01 cror...


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, January 2, 2019
BJP confident of doing well in general election: PM Narendra ModiIndia's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is confident of doing well at this year's general election despite the party's recent losses in state polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in an interview with Reuters partner ANI on Tuesday. Modi said it was more important to focus on his government's achievements, including the introduction in September of a new healthcare scheme for the poor. IT ministry to disc...


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, December 31, 2018
PM Modi lays foundation of 50 MW LNG-based power project in Andaman; the RBI said banks recovered Rs 40,400 crore from defaulters in FY18; iPhone battery replacement: Last day to get new Apple battery for Rs 2,000; Air Works releasing planes without recording, rectifying defects, says DGCA audit. Watch more in this episode of Business Wrap.


BusinessToday.In
December 31, 2018
PM Modi lays foundation of 50 MW LNG-based power project in AndamanPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid the foundation stone of 50 MW LNG-based power project at Hope Town in South Andaman, the Power Ministry said.The PM also inaugurated two projects on clean cooking and electric mobility in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the ministry said in a statement.Banks recover Rs 40,400 crore from defaulters in FY18: RBIBanks have seen a significant improvement in recovery of stres...


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, December 27, 2018
E-tailers, traders welcome new FDI policy; small vendors say 25% limit will deter entrepreneurship; Indian-American Rajesh Subramaniam named President and CEO of FedEx; tech startups to hire over 40,000 people next year; Zomato, Oyo, Swiggy chalk out plans. Watch more in this episode of Business Wrap.


BusinessToday.In
December 27, 2018
To this body blow from the government, Walmart-owned Flipkart has responded by assessing the impact on the industry and listing the promises online retail sector holds for the Indian economy.


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, December 27, 2018
E-tailers, traders welcome new FDI policy; small vendors say 25% limit will deter entrepreneurshipE-commerce firms and trade groups on Wednesday appreciated the new rules for the sector, noting that the norms would help create level playing for all sellers. But small vendors are a worried lot over the condition on vendors to sell only 25 per cent of their products through an e-commerce platform. The monitoring and compliance mechanism of the new policy has been questioned by All India Online ...


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, December 26, 2018
Delhi pollution: Air quality remains severe for 4th day; 23 areas most affectedDelhi continued to battle severe pollution for the fourth consecutive day even as authorities said that increased wind speed may bring respite and improve the air quality. While the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data showed the overall air quality index (AQI) at 'severe' level of 408, the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR) showed an AQI of 385 which falls in the very poor cate...


BusinessToday.In
New Delhi, December 24, 2018
Jaitley, Kamal Nath to join over 100 Indian leaders at World Economic Forum in DavosFinance Minister Arun Jaitley and two of his union cabinet colleagues are likely to travel to Switzerland's snow-laden resort town of Davos next month for the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting, which would also be attended by three chief ministers, including Madhya Pradesh's Kamal Nath and over 100 Indian CEOs. Microsoft's Indian-origin CEO Satya Nadella and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim will be am...


Reuters
December 24, 2018
The extension announced by the Tokyo District Court means Ghosn will remain in Tokyo's main detention centre, where he has been confined since his arrest last month


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