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India Should Continue Fiscal Consolidation For Better Prospect, Says IMF Report

In order to reduce external vulnerabilities and improve investment prospects, the government should continue with its fiscal consolidation activities including passage of GST Bill, further subsidy reforms and easing domestic supply bottlenecks

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Major Secretary-level Reshuffle; Aruna Sharma New Steel Secretary

B K Prasad, who conducted an inquiry into the missing files relating to alleged fake encounter of Ishrat Jahan, has been appointed as Secretary, National Commission for Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-nomadic Tribes for two years

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Govt Reaches Out To Opposition For GST Bill Passage

The government on Thursday reached out to the leaders of several Opposition parties, including Congress and Samajwadi Party, over the contentious GST Bill which is likely to be taken up by the Rajya Sabha next week

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Facebook Trounces Wall Street Estimates With Sharp Ad Sales Growth

Mobile advertising revenue accounted for 84 per cent of the company's total advertising revenue, compared with 76 per cent a year earlier

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Centre Asks States To Offer Power To Industries At Fixed Rates

Power Minister Piyush Goyal said in Lok Sabha that the country was producing sufficient power and hence efforts should be made by state governments to attract industries by offering uninterrupted power

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Punjab National Bank Profit More Than Halves To Rs 306 Crore In Q1

State-owned Punjab National Bank on Thursday reported a 57.49 per cent plunge in net profit to Rs 306.36 crore during April-June quarter, due to sharp rise in bad loans

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With Eye On China, India Doubles Down On Container Hub Ports

Government will grant billionaire Gautam Adani 16 billion rupees ($240 million) in so-called 'viability gap' funding to help the new port at Vizhinjam in Kerala win business from established hubs elsewhere in Asia

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UN Concerned Over Amended Child Labour Bill In India

The amended Bill might substantially reduce the list of professions considered hazardous, potentially leading to more children working in unregulated conditions

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Prisma For Android Now Available

Prisma, with a single tap, can turn an image into a work of art, funky, detailed, highly stylised, and very interesting

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Business Of Private Tutorials In India Now A Multi-Billion Dollar Industry

Private tutors charge between Rs 1,000 and Rs 4,000 per hour per student, while group tuition costs Rs 1,000 to Rs 6,000 per month

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