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Former Niti boss wants you to stop fretting over the slowdown

For five years after 2013-14 we have grown at 7.5% and now we are slowing down again, said Panagariya.
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Speed up delivery of S-400 missiles, India to tell Russia

India wants Russia to speed up the delivery schedule of the advanced S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile system. The faster delivery of the five squadrons of S-400, under the $5.43 billion deal inked in October 2018, will be discussed in the 19th India-Russia intergovernmental commission on military and military technical cooperation.

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  • The prices of onions, which had touched Rs 80 per kg in August and September, have again shot up to Rs 100 a kg in some places due to a shortage, triggered by unseasonal rainfall leading to crop damage in the main onion growing zones in Maharashtra. Traders have been demanding to liberalise these norms for a faster import of onions to India.

    Ookla's Speedtest Global Index found global average download speed of 29.5 megabit per second and upload speed of 11.34 mbps. South Korea topped the global chart with download speed of 95.11 mbps and upload speed of 17.55 mbps in mobile network. It found download speed of 11.18 mbps and upload speed of 4.38 mbps in India.

    Hathway was in second place for most of the time period with a top speed of 33.69 Mbps while Airtel speeds rose to second place in September with a mean download speed of 34.43 Mbps followed by BSNL and GTPL. Jio showed the most variability in speeds from a dip down to 17.52 Mbps in August to speeds reaching 41.99 Mbps in September.

    So far only around 7 cr farmers have been enrolled in the PK-Kisan scheme against the target of 14 cr and the partnership with CSCs is expected to shore up that number. Farmers can visit nearby CSCs to get enrolled and avail the scheme’s benefit. CSCs have also been given the mandate to make any changes such as address or nominee in previous enrolment.

    India ranks 1st in the number of road accident deaths across the 199 countries reported in the World Road Statistics, 2018 followed by China and US. As per the WHO Global Report on Road Safety 2018, India accounts for almost 11% of the accident related deaths in the World.

    A few years ago, Pawan Goenka, MD of M&M, had confessed that Mahindra had missed the bus in rolling out a compact utility vehicle on time, especially when its rivals were gaining numbers and market share at its expense.

    For retirement, the couple has estimated a need of Rs 4.6 crore in 12 years and can assign their EPF, NPS, stocks and mutual funds. Their other goals include building an emergency corpus, taking a vacation and saving for their son’s wedding.

    A senior NCP source told that "during the first meeting of the three parties in Mumbai last week, discussions were held on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet train project in which we informed the leaders that according to Central government, the Maharashtra government would be bearing Rs 5,000 crore of the total Rs 1.08 lakh crore cost."

    Delhi on Monday recorded its best air quality in 12 days as moderate winds continued to counter the effect of stubble burning.However, weath...

    “Compared to Bangladesh, which saw a similar rate of improvement but lower speeds at 24.02 Mbps, and Pakistan, where speeds stayed relatively flat between 8.54 and 9.14 Mbps, India is the regional leader in mean download speed”, the report said.

    Opensignal has consistently found Airtel to be the fastest network in terms of 4G data download while telecom regulator Trai has found Reliance Jio to be the fastest network from last several months.

    The ongoing trade deal negotiations briefly came up for discussion during a pull aside between Sitharaman and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at the IMF headquarters. Mnuchin is scheduled to visit India early next month.

    Models Triber & Kwid will help the company surpass sales numbers of 2018, says India MD.

    Vodafone REDX will offer bundled international roaming services, unlimited data with superior data speeds (compared to its regular plans), premium customer service, access to airport lounges, exclusive deals on handsets, hotel bookings and other benefits, a company statement said.

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