ECONOMY
Health, Budget & Politics - Why NHPS is doomed to fail, & what sick India really needs
JAITLEY'S SICK PLAN
10.02.18 - DR. PYARA LAL GARG

WE ALL KNOW that any democratically elected Governments are supposed to provide health and curative services to their populace by state funding. However in India, health care is still not with in the reach of major sections of the society, particularly the most marginalised ones. ...
  


Indian Railways announces 62,907 vacancies: Check how to apply, eligibility
REGISTRATIONS STARTED
10.02.18 - TEAM PT

Railway Recruitment Board, RRB has invited applications for filling up 62,907 vacancies in the railways under Group D via its Centralized Employment Notification, CEN 02/2018. The registration for the railways Group D positions would start from today, February 10, 2018 and close on March 12, ...
  


Singh brothers took Rs 473 cr out of Fortis without board approval
COMPANY CALLS IT 'LOAN'
09.02.18 - TEAM PT

There seems to be no end to troubles for the Fortis promoters, Malvinder Singh and Shivinder Singh. First the accusation of siphoning off of $300 million by a US-investor, then the Delhi High Court verdict in favour of Japanese drug maker Daiichi Sankyo, and now ...
  


Google fined Rs 1.36 billion in India for ‘search bias’
CAUSING HARM TO ITS COMPETITORS
08.02.18 - TEAM PT

Country's antitrust watchdog on Thursday imposed a Rs 1.36 billion ($21.17 million) fine on Google for "search bias", in the latest regulatory setback for the world's most popular internet search engine.
 
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) said Google, a unit of U.S. firm Alphabet Inc, ...
  


Modi Govt declares MSP will be as per Swaminathan panel recommendation
BUDGET DHAMAKA
31.01.18 - PT Economic Desk


NEW DELHI, February 1: IN A CLEAR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT of the crisis being faced by India's farmers, the Narendra Modi government finally capitulated and declared it will implement a key proviso of the MS Swaminathan Commission on Farmers of ensuring a Minimum Support Price for crops ...
  


India behind Pakistan, China in inclusive development index: WEF report
RANKS 62ND OUT OF 74 COUNTRIES
23.01.18 - TEAM PT

Hours before PM Narendra Modi showcases India before the global investors’ community at Davos, Switzerland, the nation was ranked at 62nd place among the emerging economies on an Inclusive Development Index, a World Economic Forum (WEF) report said. India ranks much below China’s 26th position ...
  


WhatsApp Business launched in India for Android users
APPLE USERS HAVE TO WAIT
23.01.18 - TEAM PT

Just days after its initial rollout, the WhatsApp Business app has now debuted in India. The standalone app offers a simple tool for small businesses to let them communicate with their clients and customers in an easy way. Facebook-owned WhatsApp announced the plans to kick ...
  


New business policy will play as catalyst for development - Brahm Mohindra
GOVT MAKING STRENUOUS EFFORTS FOR ALL ROUND DEVELOPMENT OF PUNJAB
26.11.17 - TEAM PT

New Delhi: Referencing to the strenuous efforts being made by the Punjab Government for infrastructural and industrial development of the state, Punjab Minister for Health and Family Welfare Brahm Mohindra today said that Punjab Government's New Industrial and Business Development Policy-2017 will play as catalyst for ...
  


No time to read this story?
That's ok – please do not feel guilty
15.10.17 - Kamjaat Singh

No one cares. So if you do not read this little news report all the way till the end, do not feel guilty. You are not alone. In fact, vast sections of Indian mainstream media actually ensure you do not read such a thing.
 
This is ...
  


BJP to undertake world’s biggest training programme to educate India's farmers
MODI GOVT MOVE TO HELP FARMERS: PROPER SYLLABUS & TRAINING
14.10.17 - KRISHDEEP KHOSLA

Plan involves unleashing 50,000 trained cadres to educate farmers about links between religion and agriculture, tell them of Modi govt's good work.
 
NEW DELHI, OCT 14: FINALLY, the government has woken up to the plight of the farmers. The Narendra Modi government has now come up ...
  


Paddy is ready for harvest, so is confrontation
10.10.17 - By Devinder Sharma

(These are excerpts from the author’s article that appeared in the Hindustan Times today. For the complete article, please see the link at the bottom of these excerpts. – Ed.)

 
Not to take any more risk with human health, the Supreme Court has reinstated the ban ...
  


Punjab gets Rs. 28,262.84 cr cash credit for smooth Paddy procurement
05.10.17 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH: Responding to CM Amarinder Singh’s persistent efforts, the central government on Thursday sanctioned Cash Credit Limit (CCL) amount of Rs. 28,262.84 crore for procurement of paddy in the Kharif marketing season 2017-18.

Disclosing this here, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that the ...
  


Arvind Subramanian gets extension as Chief Economic Advisor
ONE YEAR EXTENSION
23.09.17 - TEAM PT

CHEIF ECONOMIC ADVISER Arvind Subramanian will get a one-year extension, the Finance Ministry announced Saturday. His three-year tenure was due to end on October 16 this year.

Interacting with reporters today, Jaitley said Subramanian will get one-year extension. 

The BJP-led NDA government's 5-year term ends in May ...
  


7 lakh Indians to go jobless in IT sector
Robots To Steal Jobs
07.09.17 - TEAM PT

About 7 lakh low-skilled workers in IT and BPO industry in India are likely to lose their jobs to automation and artificial intelligence by 2022, says a report by US-based research firm HfS Research. 
 
The report says a rise in adoption of automation and artificial intelligence ...
  


GDP growth hits three-year low of 5.7%
GST and Demonetisation After Effects
31.08.17 - TEAM PT

The economic growth of India slipped to a three-year low of 5.7 per cent in April-June as disruptions caused by demonetisation spilled over to the third straight quarter amid slowdown in manufacturing activities. According to the government data, the GDP had expanded by 6.1 per ...
  


Deadline for linking PAN with Aadhaar extended till Dec 31
Huge Relief
31.08.17 - TEAM PT

There is good news for taxpayers as the income tax department has extended the deadline to link PAN with Aadhaar by 4 months to December 31. The department had earlier said that tax returns filed without linking of Aadhaar and PAN would not be taken ...
  


Our Suicidal Short Sightedness
THINK THIS OVER
30.08.17 - sanehead

FLOODS IN MUMBAI during last three days (and devastating unprecedented floods due to Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana in the US at about the same time)
 
Floods in Barmer Sirohi and other parts of Rajasthan and Gujarat.
 
And of course floods in Bihar UP, Assam and ...
  


McDonald's to shut all 169 outlets in North and East India
THOUSANDS OF JOBS AT RISK
21.08.17 - TEAM PT

Fast food chain McDonald's India today said that it has terminated the franchise agreement for 169 fast-food outlets in North and East India run by Connaught Plaza Restaurant Ltd or CPRL.
 
McDonald's India had a 50:50 joint venture with CPRL, a company led by Vikram Bakshi. ...
  


RBI announces new Rs 50 currency note
18.08.17 - TEAM PT

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will now issue new bank notes of Rs 50 denomination.  The new notes are being made under the Mahatma Gandhi series.

They will also have the motif of 'Hampi with Chariot'.

The new fluorescent notes will bear the signature of RBI ...
  


Govt. blocks Internet Archive in India, makes it harder to catch liars on the web
No one knows why?
09.08.17 - team pt

The Indian government has blocked access to the internet archiving website known as the Wayback Machine, according to media reports and people attempting to access archived sites in India.

The Wayback Machine is run by a non-profit called the Internet Archive. It trawls through the internet ...
  



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