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India likely to fund some $28 billion of 2020/21 expenditure via off-budget borrowings: Sources
Off-budget borrowings are a means by which the government keeps its fiscal deficit in check by making quasi-government entities borrow on its behalf, to partly fund its expenditure plan for the year. This would mark a roughly 13.8% increase in so-called off-budget borrowings from an estimated 1.75 trillion rupees ($24.6 billion) in the ongoing fiscal year.
US gains a robust 266,000 jobs; unemployment falls to 3.5%
The healthy job gain runs against a widespread view that businesses are struggling...
BIS to rank state capitals, smart cities for quality tap water in next 3 months
The final report of samples collected from Delhi will be made...
Tomato prices likely to normalise in 10 days
The prices of tomatoes have climbed to Rs 80 a kg in last few days burning pockets of consumers.
Maintaining database: National Business Register on anvil
It will have a district-wise list of all enterprises and establishments dealing in goods or services.
Finance Ministry to showcase achievements of financial inclusion at Republic Day parade
Besides DFS, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, NDRF Ministry of Home Affairs, CPWD Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, and Ministry of Shipping will also participate in the Republic Day parade, according to a Defence Ministry release.
Multiple ministries at work on their own ecommerce rules
Commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal had said in June that a national ecommerce policy would be ready within 12 months.
DIPAM asks economic affairs division to let it oversee PSU dividends
Currently, the dividend policy and its collection is handled by the economic affairs divison.
Younger consumers prefer digital payments this festive season: ACI study
The study found that younger consumers preferred digital payments (42 per cent for Gen Z and 48 per cent for Millennials), but their adoption was consistent across age groups.
With renewable energy, Rail ministry to transform Indian Railways into 'Green Railways'
Through the Power Sector Reform (PSR) programme, the MoU with DFID envisages to include co-operation for energy efficiency and energy self-sufficiency for Indian Railways.
Oct 31 is new deadline to submit feedback on ecomm guidelines
Draft rules say companies would not be allowed to influence prices or engage in ‘unfair’ practices.
Railways signs MoU with DFID for cooperation in field of energy efficiency
As part of its obligations & commitment to reduce carbon footprints, Indian Railways is taking several initiatives in the field of Green Energy to achieve the same.
Deferment of spectrum payment to provide headroom to telecom sector: India Inc
The government doled out a Rs 42,000 crore relief to debt-laden teleos after it agreed not to take any payments for spectrum they use for the next two years. The Union Cabinet headed by PM Modi approved giving Airtel, Voda-Idea and Reliance Jio an option to avail a two-year moratorium on payments they were supposed to make in yearly installments.
Can CCI be more agile like its EU and US counterparts in disposing of cases?
The recommendations made by the Competition Law Review Committee could make the CCI more effective.
Stocks in the news: Wipro, Bajaj Consumer, Can Fin Homes, BPCL and Omaxe
SBI Life Insurance Company reported a 48.7% fall in the net profit for the quarter ended September.
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