RS passes International Financial Services Bill
The Upper House passed International Financial Services Authority Bill, 2019 which will set up a unified regulator for international financial services combining powers and functions of RBI, SEBI, IRDAI and PFRDA, says Department of Economic Affairs secretary Atanu Chakraborty.
NFRA seeks client details from auditors
The audit regulator seeks info on audit processes, number of clients, non-audit work done for them and fees.
Pak should focus on its minorities rather than commenting on India's internal matter: MEA
MEA on Imran Khan's remarks on CAB: Pak should focus on its treatment of minorities rather than commenting on India's internal matter.Pak sh...
Improving material use and resource efficiency can reduce greenhouse gas emissions: UN science panel
According to the International Resource Panel, emissions from the production of materials as a share of global greenhouse gas emissions increased to 23 per cent in 2015 from 15 per cent in 1995. More than half of the emissions from materials is from direct material production processes.
Railways needs to rationalise expenses, increase internal revenue for reasonable operating ratio: Standing Committee
The Committee expressed concern that the operating ratio of Indian Railways reached an all time high of 98.4 in 2017-18, though it marginally came down to 97.29 in 2018-19, it said in a report on Demand for Grants (19-20) for Indian Railways tabled in Parliament on Thursday.
Forex reserve soars by $2.3 billion, hits fresh all-time high of $453 billion
Expressed in dollar terms, the foreign currency assets include the effect of appreciation or depreciation of non-US units like the euro, pound and the yen held in forex reserves. During the reporting week, gold reserves increased by $430 million to $27.078 billion.
Passengers can now get food served near boarding gates at Delhi airport terminal 3
"The food is delivered by delivery personnel on electric scooters at designated pick-up points, for passengers to collect it, in up to 20 minutes. Passengers can enjoy food at the piers while waiting to board the aircraft, or carry the packed food with them into the plane to have a bite during the journey," a release said on Friday.
Saudi Arabia ready to issue new international bonds as soon as January
Local issues are expected to account for 55 per cent of the total debt issuance plan.
GoAir starts maiden flight to Saudi Arabia
Jeh Wadia, managing director, GoAir said: “With the new flight to KSA, GoAir further consolidates its international network - within a short span of 14 months we have added 9 destinations. Our flights to Dammam are already receiving an overwhelming response. Dammam is GoAir's 4th international destination from Kannur International Airport.
India slams Pakistan, says footprint of every major act of terrorism passes through this country
First Secretary in India's Permanent Mission to the UN Paulomi Tripathi was responding to remarks made by Pakistan's Munir Akram, who focussed a majority of his speech on India and its internal matters, including J-K, the abrogation of Art 370, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, the National Register of Citizens and the Supreme Court's Ayodha verdict.
US and "like-minded" partners will keep security in Asia: Admiral
On a visit to Bangkok, Admiral John Aquilino, 56, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, criticised China's construction of artifical islands in the South China Sea, a vital trade waterway with rich energy resources where Beijing has disputes with five nations. "We are in competition with the People's Republic of China," Aquilino told reporters.
COP 25: India calls for speedier expansion of international solar alliance
Expressing contentment over 83 countries joining the ISA in just four years, Javadekar said, "When ISA was launched, the idea was that all those countries who get more solar energy as they fall between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn should come together to create the consumers' own market.
Some important threads from the India-West Indies T20I series
India have won the three-match Twenty20 International series beating West Indies, the current T20 World Cup champions, by 2-1 in an exciting fashion. Here are some of the important threads that we picked from the series.
ECB holds its deposit rate at record low - 0.5% while keeping option of another rate cut firmly on table
The European Central Bank kept its ultra-easy monetary policy unchanged at Christine Lagarde's first meeting in charge on Thursday, even kee...
Reducing ship speeds by 10-15% could reduce maritime emissions by 20-30%
Cariou, a researcher & professor at KEDGE Business School and a specialist in maritime and port economy suggests that decreasing ship’s speed seems to be the best short-term answer to meeting the initial deadline of 2030 for cutting.
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