Monthly Archives: January 2019

‘Economy on track to maintain high growth rate’

growth rate

The Indian economy is projected to be the fastest-growing major economy in the current year and upcoming fiscal 2019-20, the Finance Ministry said on Wednesday, while emphasising that the government has taken several steps to boost investors’ confidence. The average growth of the economy between 2014-15 and 2017-18 was 7.3%, …

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U.K. Sinha to head RBI panel on MSME revival

MSME revival

The RBI has appointed an eight-member expert committee headed by former SEBI chairman U.K. Sinha to comprehensively review and propose long-term solutions for revival of the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector. Other members of the panel are Ram Mohan Mishra, Additional Secretary, Development Commissioner MSME; Pankaj Jain, Joint …

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China growth woes roil Indian markets

Indian markets

Major Asian indices shed 1-3%; Sensex loses 520 points intraday; rupee slumps 1% against dollar A weak trend in the global equity markets on the back of disappointing economic data from China led to the Indian benchmarks shedding 1% on Wednesday as investors became jittery over the near-term outlook on …

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Trump wants another meet with Kim


President Donald Trump is looking forward to another summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, he said on Tuesday. “I look forward to meeting with Chairman Kim who realizes so well that North Korea possesses great economic potential!” Mr. Trump said in a brief tweet. The development comes after Mr. …

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Five-day Manali carnival begins in Himachal’s Kullu

Himachal’s Kullu

The five-day Manali Winter Carnival in Kullu district began on Wednesday. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur flagged off the carnival parade from the circuit house. Source :

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Sabarimala issue:

Sabarimala issue

The entry of two women into the Sabarimala temple on Wednesday has sparked off a debate in Karnataka as well. Vishwesha Tirtha Swami of Pejawar Mutt said on Wednesday that his stand on the issue of women’s entry into Sabarimala temple was neutral and the ‘shastras’ per se do not …

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