NITI Aayog

Falling rupee not cause of worry: Niti Aayog V-C Rajiv Kumar

By PTI<p>NEW DELHI: Niti Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar today said the falling rupee is not a cause of worry as it is getting back to its natural value.<p>…


One graph that captures 50 months of ‘Modi Magic’ on Google

Rahul Gandhi’s hug may have made big news but it’s Aadhaar and Supreme Court collegium that showed steady search interest.


Rupee moving towards its natural value: NITI Aayog

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) As rupee continued to fall to new record lows on Thursday, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar said the Indian currency was …

Business (India)

UPI 2.0 To Be Launched By The NPCI Today In Mumbai

The updated version of Unified Payments Interface, known as UPI 2.0, will be launched by the<b> National Payments Corporation of India today at an event</b> …

Business (India)

Challenges ahead as Ayushman Bharat insurance scheme gets set for launch

Several States still lack proper hospital infrastructure; bigger hospitals stay away due to the scheme’s lack of clarity


Parliament committee pulls up govt departments for not spending SC/ST funds

A Standing Committee report of the Social Justice Ministry has revealed that several ministries and departments of the government are setting aside …


Rupee hits a new all-time low against the US dollar, domestic indices fall sharply

The fall in the markets was the result of losses in metal and banking stocks, which offset the gains in IT and pharmaceutical shares.<p>The Indian rupee …

Business (India)

Pondy Lit Fest Angers Left for Promoting Right-Wing Ideology

Slated to be Puducherry’s first ever literature fest, “Bharat Shakti: Pondy Lit Fest 2018”, has already stirred the hornet’s nest ahead of its first …

Foreign Policy

MARKETS LIVE: Rupee, Turkey crisis to be in focus, Asian markets weak

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Stock Markets

Income of farm households 23% higher than non-farm homes: Nabard survey

The income of agricultural households, which account for nearly half the rural households in the country, surged to Rs 1,07,172 in 2015-16 at a annua

Business (India)

Why companies like Ola, Zoomcar and ZipGo are bullish on electric vehicles

<i>From electric two-wheelers to autorickshaws and buses, the auto industry is training its sights on electric vehicles. The question is: is this viable?</i><p>…

Electric Vehicles

From Golden Quadrilateral to Rural Roads, Vajpayee's Midas Touch Paved Way for India's Economic Rise

Vajpayee’s contribution to the Indian economy has been exemplary. To make India a daunting economic power in the 21st century, he transformed the …


Narendra Modi Independence Day Speech LIVE: PM Highlights 'Constitutional Protection' to Backward Groups

Aug 15, 20187:52 am (IST)<p>“The Constitution given to us by Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar has spoken about justice for all. We have to ensure social justice …


From promises to work, PM Narendra Modi’s four Independence Day speeches to 125 crore Indians

Through his repeated invocations to Mother India (2014), Team India (2015) and New India (2017), Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s referred to his …

India News

Special Cell takes over Umar Khalid attack case

New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Delhi Police Special cell on Tuesday took over the case of attack on JNU scholar Umar Khalid by an unknown assailant here …


Modi govt to observe September as National Nutrition Month

The National Nutrition Mission aims to bring down stunting of children in the age bracket of 0-6 years from 38.4% in 2018 to 25% by 2022.


Government ropes in NITI Aayog to fasten seatbelt of aviation sector

NITI Aayog will be coming up with a roadmap to help the aviation sector lose the baggage of high fuel prices and cheap tickets by the end of …

India News

With no representation in committee finalising Bitcoin policy, industry players feel left out

Priyanka Pani The interdisciplinary committee finalising a regulatory framework for cryptocurrency trade in India has no representation from the sta

Business (India)

An initiative to foster creativity and curiosity in schoolchildren

Atal Tinkering Labs allows schoolchildren to experiment with DIY kits.<p>We have often heard of people falling sick after drinking contaminated water. …

Business (India)

Supreme Court judge rues taking over challenge to anti-sealing law from Delhi HC

The long adjournment came as Additional Solicitor General A S Nadkarni, appearing for the Centre, sought more time to finalise the government’s …

India News

Mizoram one of highest growing state economies: CM

Aizawl, Aug 15 (IANS) Mizoram is one of the highest growing economies among the Indian states, along with Gujarat, Jharkhand and Tripura, that …


Govt Plans to Hold Elections in 11 States With 2019 Lok Sabha Polls

The reports came just hours after BJP chief Amit Shah wrote a letter to the Law Commission, batting for One Nation, One Poll to ensure that the …


Snap Fact | Slow travel times in India: It’s not just traffic

Traffic accounts for less than 30% of variation in mobility across Indian cities, finds new research. Photo: HT<p><b>Mumbai:</b> Last week the NITI Aayog …

Business (India)

This 24-year-old mechanical engineer quit his job to set up an innovation lab in rural Odisha

<b></b><i>Sameer Kumar Misra is helping students at Gram Vikas Vidya Vihar, who are mostly first-generation tribal learners, think out of the box and …

Startups (India)

PM Modi's Independence Day Speech Could Be More About Politics and Less About Policy

What Modi will speak on tomorrow is anybody's guess. But there's an interesting pattern, and some common themes, one could observe from parsing his …


Playing Drake While Ploughing Dirt: Tech Giants Are Bringing The Internet To Rural India, But Is Data The Price?

Teaching villagers about the Internet allows companies to mine them for data too<p>DHOLPUR, Rajasthan — After Drake's "Kiki Challenge" went viral around …

India News

JNU student Umar Khalid attacked: Lone PCR van near Constitution Club, area was buzzing at time of attack

When Khalid was allegedly attacked around 2.15 pm, the area was buzzing with people, most of whom hid as he was pushed and the accused whipped out …

Business (India)

Data For Data’s Sake: A Manmade Health Hazard

14 Aug 2018, 8:16 AM14 Aug 2018, 8:16 AM14 August 2018, 8:16 AM14 August 2018, 8:16 AM<p>The collection of health data, without sensitisation and …

Opinion (India)

TRS chief rules out alliance with BJP

Hyderabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday ruled out any truck with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), saying that …


Mismanagement Of Water, River Pollution Are Villains Of India’s Water Crisis: Waterman Of India Rajendra Singh | Independence Day

<b>Mumbai:</b> A man in his late twenties quit his job in his hometown Uttar Pradesh’s Bagpat district and migrated to Jaipur along with his family. Fed up …