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Pulwama fallout: tea exporters ready to stop exports to Pakistan

KOLKATA: India can stop exporting tea to Pakistan in the wake of escalating tensions between the two neighbours following the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir that claimed the lives of 45 paramilitary troopers, said the exporters body, which is ready to back the Centre in case of any retaliatory measures, even at the cost of incurring losses. Please ... Read More »

World Bank extends $40 mn loan for Shimla water supply

NEW DELHI: The Indian and Himachal Pradesh governments and the World Bank on Friday signed a $40 million loan agreement to help provide clean and reliable drinking water to the Greater Shimla area which has been facing severe water shortages and water-borne epidemics over the last few years. Please like & share: Read More »

‘Amazon Pay UPI’ launched for Android users in India

IANS   BENGALURU To facilitate secure payments and financial transactions on its platform, Amazon on Thursday launched “Amazon Pay Unified Payments Interface (UPI)” for Android users in partnership with Axis Bank to issue UPI IDs to its customers in India. UPI is an instant real-time payment system developed by National Payments Corporation of India processing inter-bank transactions. With this, users ... Read More »

PM-KISAN: Modi to give 1st installment to 1 crore beneficiaries on February 24

PTI   NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi will formally launch the Rs 75,000 crore PM-KISAN scheme at Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh with the transfer of the first installment of Rs 2,000 to about one crore beneficiaries, a senior agriculture ministry official said Thursday. The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-KISAN) was announced in the interim Budget 2019-20, under which ... Read More »

Kia Motors firms up Goa presence

NT NETWORK   PANAJI With the state having a reputation for strong automobile sales, Korean car company, Kia Motors on Thursday announced its presence to Goan buyers. The company is in the process of finalising a local dealership and is set to launch its first product, the SP2i, a mid-SUV, during the second half of 2019. The car will roll ... Read More »

ECONOMIC SCAN

Lifestyle consumer exhibition at Margao PANAJI: Shopping Utsav Festival, the lifestyle consumer exhibition is underway for the first time at BPS sports club, Margao and will be open to public until February 17, from 10.30 am to 9 pm. There are lot of exclusive offers on Prestige, Rohtash Home Furniture and Handicrafts, Maruti Exteriors,  Aayat Fitness & Sports, Shikha Machines, ... Read More »

Infosys to train students in US for digital jobs

IANS   BENGALURU Infosys is partnering with the Community College of Rhode Island to set up a digital economy aspirations lab for training students in the US for digital jobs, said the software major on Wednesday. “Our digital innovation and design centre at Providence in Rhode Island will help bridge the gap for design and human-centric skills and provide digital ... Read More »

Govt gears up to give 2 installments under PM-KISAN before LS polls

PTI   NEW DELHI The Centre is gearing up to give two instalments amounting to Rs 4,000 directly to eligible farmers under the newly announced PM-KISAN scheme before the Lok Sabha elections, a senior agriculture ministry official said Wednesday. In the interim-budget, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal announced the direct income support scheme called Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) under ... Read More »

Global recession looming large: Krugman

PTI   DUBAI There is “quite a good chance” of a global recession late this year or next year, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman has warned, citing a general lack of preparedness among economic policymakers. Speaking at the World Government Summit in Dubai, Krugman said it was unlikely that just “one big thing” would prompt an economic downturn. He said ... Read More »