Daily Archives: October 2, 2018

Kolkata GPO marks 150 years in service of the city

Museum in heritage structure extended to accommodate more exhibits, including photographs that appeared in journals and periodicals Under the 120-foot-high dome of Kolkata’s General Post Office (GPO), a special postal cover was released on Monday. The event marked 150 years of the GPO. A fresh coat of paint and tiny …

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Gita Gopinath is IMF Chief Economist

International Monetary Fund (IMF) appointed India-born Gita Gopinath as Economic Counsellor and Director of the IMF’s Research Department. Ms. Gopinath will succeed Maurice (Maury) Obstfeld, who announced he would retire at the end of 2018, an official statement said on Monday. Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-business/gita-gopinath-is-imf-chief-economist/article25100829.ece

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GST collection rises marginally in Sept.

Collections from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in September increased marginally to Rs. 94,442 crore from the Rs. 93,690 crore collected in August. “The total gross GST revenue collected in the month of September 2018 is Rs. 94,442 crore of which CGST is Rs. 15,318 crore, SGST is Rs. …

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Manufacturing PMI rises to 52.2 in Sept.

Growth in new orders, gains in output and employment boosts index Manufacturing activity improved in September on the back of stronger gains in new orders, output, and employment, according to a private sector survey. The Nikkei India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to 52.2 in September from 51.7 in …

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Car sales slide on rising fuel prices

Market leader Maruti Suzuki reports 1.4% fall while Hyundai Motor India’s local sales slip 4.5% in Sept. Domestic passenger car sales by major players declined in September, 2018 as compared with the same period last year on account of rising fuel and product prices. Market leader Maruti Suzuki witnessed 1.4% …

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Further defaults will not take place: Govt.

‘Fully committed to ensure needed liquidity is arranged’ The government on Monday made clear its commitment to ensuring that the ailing Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) receives the liquidity it needs from the financial system, and that no further defaults take place, terming the company a large Systemically Important …

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