Sunday , 18 November 2018


Nokia, Infosys establish strategic alliance

UNI   NEW DELHI Nokia and Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services, have established a strategic alliance to drive digital transformation in a wide array of enterprises and industries, addressing vertical markets including transportation, energy and manufacturing, media and entertainment and education. This collaboration will couple technology, products and services from Nokia with platform solutions, engineering ... Read More »

Bardez ZAO gears up to promote commercial cultivation of mango

MAPUSA: The zonal agriculture officer for Bardez is gearing up to promote commercial cultivation of mango in Bardez taluka as agriculture department has come up with a new scheme which provides maximum assistance for beneficiary of the scheme up to Rs 2 lakh in case of hard rock soil and Rs 1 lakh in case of  soft soil. Please like ... Read More »

FAO warns of impact of price, currency trends on smallholder incomes

NEW DELHI: Declining international agricultural commodity prices should ease the bill the world’s poorest countries pay for food imports, although the strengthening US dollar poses “serious concerns”, a new United Nations report says. Please like & share: Read More »

RBI acts as seat belt for government: Rajan

NEW DELHI: Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan described the apex bank as a “seat belt” for the Central government which is in the driver’s seat, protecting the government against any “accident”. Please like & share: Read More »

Petrol, diesel prices stay unchanged on Diwali

NEW DELHI: Following five consecutive days of cuts, state-run oil marketing companies kept prices of key domestic transport fuels — petrol and diesel — unchanged on Wednesday, on the festival of Diwali. Please like & share: Read More »

WB power regulator seeks details from CESC on demerger

PTI   KOLKATA WBERC, the state power regulator, has sought details from RP Sanjiv Goenka’s flagship company CESC Ltd on the demerger of Spencer’s and other non-power businesses from the company, an official said. “We had sent two letters to CESC. First, asking them to update the commission about the demerger based on media reports and letters received from public,” ... Read More »

World shares mixed ahead of US midterm election

AP   BANGKOK Share prices were mixed in Europe and Asia on Tuesday as cautious world investors awaited the outcome of the US midterm elections. Britain’s FTSE 100 lost 0.1 per cent to 7,093.77 while Germany’s DAX added 0.2 percent to 11,514.21. The CAC 40 in France was flat at 5,101.42. Wall Street was likewise headed for a lackluster start, ... Read More »

India voices concern to China over large trade deficit

PTI   BEIJING India on Tuesday voiced its concern to China over the large trade deficit with it which has climbed to over USD 51 billion, and underlined the need to boost bilateral trade in IT services, agriculture products, pharmaceuticals and tourism sectors in which it has proven strength and global presence but miniscule presence here. The bilateral trade between ... Read More »

Giant leap in ease of doing business

D M DESHPANDE The ease of doing business report has been released by the World Bank. It has some good news for the Indian economy after a while. India has pole vaulted 23 places to reach 77th place in the ease of doing business index. In two years (2016-18), the nation has jumped 53 places which indeed is a commendable ... Read More »

‘US embargo stopped Indian company from sending medicine to Cuba’

IANS   UNITED NATIONS The US embargo on Cuba is preventing Indian companies from sending medicines and development-related equipment to the Caribbean island nation, according to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. In his annual report to the General Assembly on the US embargo on Cuba, he said that the State Bank of India (SBI) and at least four other banks have refused ... Read More »