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WhatsApp's standalone Business app ready for launch

WhatsApp's standalone Business app ready for launch

As businesses widely use WhatsApp to communicate with their customers, particularly in Asia, the Facebook-owned service appears all set to launch a brand new app for them. In a new....

To match UPA's 10-year average, the economy will have to grow 10.6% in 5th year: Manmohan Singh

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh just two ahead of the Gujarat Assembly Elections, on Thursday addressed a conference and spoke on various issues of concerns related to Indian economy, corruption,....

NewsX in IIM-Ahmedabad: India's brightest minds dissect PM Narendra Modi's economic policies

NewsX in IIM-Ahmedabad: India's brightest minds dissect PM Narendra Modi's economic policies

With the Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017 just two days away, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress, led by Sonia Gandhi Gandhi and vice-president....

See if new notes can be issued to help visually impaired: Delhi High Court

See if new notes can be issued to help visually impaired: Delhi High Court

The  Delhi High Court on Wednesday suggested to the Centre and the Reserve Bank of India to examine the issuance of new Rs 50 currency notes for the benefit of....

RBI, Centre working closely on bank recapitalisation plan

RBI, Centre working closely on bank recapitalisation plan

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is working closely with the government on the latter's recent bank recapitalisation plan to deal with the major issue of non-performing assets (NPAs), or....

RBI keeps repo rate unchanged at 6%, expresses concern over rising inflation

RBI keeps repo rate unchanged at 6%, expresses concern over rising inflation

In its penultimate monetary policy review of the fiscal, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday maintained status quo on its key lending rates citing concerns over the rising....

Pre-Budget consultations start with focus on increasing farmer incomes

Pre-Budget consultations start with focus on increasing farmer incomes

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said there is a need to conserve water, incentivise agro-processing and promoting balanced use of fertilizers in order to ensure higher agriculture productivity, which....

Revised trade policy factors in GST, grants more incentives for exporters

Revised trade policy factors in GST, grants more incentives for exporters

The mid-term review of India's Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) factoring in the impact of GST was unveiled by the government on Tuesday, granting additional Rs 8,450-crore incentives for exporters in....

US 'golden visa' EB5 scheme to extend; offers path to permanent residency: Experts

US 'golden visa' to extend; offers path to permanent residency: Experts

Though the three-month extension of the US' EB5 visa scheme ends on December 8, experts are of the view that the scheme, popularly known as the "Golden Visa", is likely....

YouTube to hire 10,000 people to curb exploitative content

YouTube to hire 10,000 people to curb exploitative content

YouTube will hire 10,000 people to monitor and control violent extremism on the popular video streaming platform, along with curbing content that endangers children. In an interview to The Daily....

RBI to hold interest rate at its policy review on Wednesday

RBI to hold interest rate at its policy review on Wednesday

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is expected to keep its key interest rate unchanged at its penultimate monetary policy review of the fiscal on Wednesday. Owing to higher inflation....

Remember Freedom 251? Its makers are back and promising delivery by March-April

Remember Freedom 251? Its makers are back and promising delivery by March-April

Mohit Goel, the maker of the controversial "Freedom 251" smartphone which became the talk of the town last year, resurfaced on Sunday, saying that if he gets support from the....

Iran inaugurates strategic Chabahar port developed by India. Here are the 10 key points

Iran inaugurates strategic Chabahar port developed by India. Here are the 10 key points

Iran on Sunday inaugurated Chabahar Port which is being developed by India. The first phase of strategic Iranian port was inaugurated by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. In the inaugural event....

Manmohan Singh downplays current GDP numbers, says too early to conclude anything

Manmohan Singh downplays current GDP numbers, says too early to conclude anything

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said it was too early to conclude that the economic slowdown has reversed as the 6.3% growth rate in the July-September quarter did not....

Salil Parekh is the new CEO and Managing Director of Infosys

Salil Parekh is the new CEO and Managing Director of Infosys

IT bellwether Infosys has appointed Salil S Parekh as its Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director with effect from January 2, 2018 for a five-year term, a regulatory filing by....

GST has made trade easier, expanded market for business: FM Arun Jaitley 

GST has made trade easier, expanded market for business: FM Arun Jaitley 

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has made doing trade easier as per the feedback he received after visiting trading centres in....

Institutional mechanism needed for jewellery exports: Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu

Institutional mechanism needed for jewellery exports: Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu

India needs a robust institutional mechanism to help boost jewellery exports, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Friday.Addressing the Gold Summit, organised by the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council,....

After Jio launch, India became world No 1 in mobile broadband: Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani

After Jio launch, India became world No 1 in mobile broadband: Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Friday said India ranks first in the world in terms of mobile broadband penetration, consuming more mobile broadband data than users in the US....

GDP growth rate figure of 6.3% may go up further: Hasmukh Adhia

GDP growth rate figure of 6.3% may go up further: Hasmukh Adhia

Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia on Thursday said there may be an underestimation in the second quarter GDP growth rate figure of 6.3 per cent, which could go up further after....

GES calls for more action to help women entrepreneurs

GES calls for more action to help women entrepreneurs

The eighth Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) concluded here Thursday with the speakers at the closing plenary calling for more action to help women entrepreneurs and later, NITI Ayog and Telangana....

Received loan not grant from Gujarat government: Tata Motors respond to Rahul Gandhi's remark

Received loan not grant from Gujarat government: Tata Motors respond to Rahul Gandhi's allegations

Automobile major Tata Motors has said it received a loan worth Rs 584.8 crore and not a "grant" from Gujarat government for setting up a factory in the state. "The....

India's Q2 GDP growth rises to 6.3%, reverses 5 quarters' slump. Here is how Twitter reacted

India's Q2 GDP growth rises to 6.3%, reverses 5 quarters' slump

Breaking a five quarters slump, a rise in the manufacturing sector's output pushed India's growth rate higher to 6.3 per cent during the second quarter of 2017-18, official data showed....

Single rate GST not possible in India: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

Single rate GST not possible in India: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

Asserting that a single rate Goods and Services Tax (GST) is not possible in the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday it is only applicable in a nation....

Winners of DDA housing scheme draw 2017 announced! 4 simple steps to check the DDA flat winners list

Winners of DDA housing scheme draw 2017 announced! 4 simple steps to check the DDA flat winners list

The wait is finally over for the aspirants of Delhi Development Authority (DDA) flats as the lucky winners of the DDA Housing Scheme Draw 2017 have been announced. The draw....

Delhi: ED raids 7 locations in connection with PMLA case related to Sandesara Group

Delhi: ED raids 7 locations in connection with PMLA case related to Sandesara Group

In another attempt to crackdown on money laundering cases, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday carried out raids at around seven places in Delhi. The raids has been conducted in connection....

Government extends deadline indefinitely for linking of Aadhaar to bank accounts

After banks, leading Internet retailers direct customers to provide Aadhaar to avail services

After banks and other financial institutions made it mandatory for the customers to get their Aadhaar cards linked with their accounts to enjoy uninterrupted services, leading internet firms like Amazon....

Happy birthday One Rupee Note: 20 items you can still buy at Re 1

Happy birthday One Rupee Note: 20 items you can still buy with Rupee 1

Launched hundreds year back, the first ever Indian Rupee one today completes its hundred years to be continue in the Indian currency. Though it has been hundred years when the....

Happy 100th Birthday One Rupee note: Read all you need to know about Re 1 note

Happy 100th Birthday One Rupee note: Read all you need to know about Re 1 note

November 30, 2017, will be remembered in history as the day that marks the 100th Birthday of India's iconic one-rupee note. The first one rupee note was introduced on November....

GST to be simple for everyone by March: Union Minister Shiv Pratap Shukla

GST to be simple for everyone by March: Union Minister Shiv Pratap Shukla

Union Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla on Wednesday said the Goods and Services Tax (GST) should smoothen out by March 2018 as the government has been addressing....

Maggi 100% safe, no harmful adulterant in it, reiterates Nestle India

Maggi 100% safe, no harmful adulterant in it, reiterates Nestle India

FMCG major Nestle India on Wednesday said no amount of ash-content is added to its snack brand Maggi noodles at any stage of the manufacturing process and that the noodles....