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An RBI Deputy Guv tells why banks should reveal true NPA nos

"When things are delayed, it only continues to fester in the system, " Deputy Governor N S Vishwanathan said.

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India, China finalise 70 activities to celebrate 70 years of diplomatic ties

The events were finalised in line with the understanding reached by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping during their Second Informal Summit at Mamallapuram on October 11-12 this year.

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  • An agreement on counter-terrorism and organised crime was signed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah and his Uzbekistan counterpart Pulat Bobojonov to further increase cooperation between India and Uzbekistan in diverse fields including counter-terrorism, organized crime and human trafficking, said a statement issued by the ministry.

    Pinaka is an indigenous multi-barrel rocket launch (MBRL) system, which has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the Indian Army. Its weapon system has a state-of-the-art guidance kit bolstered by an advanced navigation and control system. It is one of the most reliable and effective weapon systems of the Indian Army.

    Inaugurating a two day North East MSME summit, Sonowal said that considering MSME sector, being the prime drivers of growth with equity and their contribution to output and employment in all economies, developed as well as transition, they can play key role in making India’s economy one of the biggest in the world.

    The eating out and entertainment industry has seen an 8-10% drop in revenue in the first fornight of November.

    Held as part of Indiajoy 2019, the premier gaming, media and entertainment event is being hosted in partnership with Green Gold Animation. IGDC hopes to redefine the way gaming is perceived in the region and nurture a community without barriers.

    The Canadian agri-commodity company backed by private equity firm Fairfax hopes that Prime Minister Narendra Modi relooks at the quantitative restrictions and tariffs imposed on commodities like pulses. India is the largest buyer of pulses such as peas from Canada. Last year it imposed a 50% tariff on lentils to support the domestic farmers.

    This comes at a time when a number of automakers are considering bringing electric vehicles (EVs) they sell in global markets to India, while Indian automakers are getting ready with their own range of EVs. BMW’s British brand showcased in July its first EV, the Mini Cooper SE for the global market with a starting price of $29,900 (Rs 21.5 lakh, approx.).

    McDonald's had over the last weekend carried advertisements in newspapers seeking to get traffic at its outlets by allegedly disparaging home cooked food and healthy vegetables. A full page advertisement by McDonald's in newspapers had said, "Stuck with Ghiya-Tori Again? Make the 1+1 Combo you love".

    Raking up Kashmir issues, Pakistan's newly appointed envoy to the UN Munir Akram said the Security Council has had uneven record in resolving threats and breaches of international peace and security and there has been prolonged inaction in some cases. He said Pakistan is concerned at the absence of action by the Security Council over the situation in J&K.

    The sudden arrest of two Indians, Prashant Vaindam and Dhari Lal- as reported by Pakistani media, came as a surprise as India had informed Pakistan that they may have crossed over inadvertently, the External Affairs Ministry spokesperson said at a briefing. The MEA hoped that the arrested Indians don't become victims of Pakistani propaganda.

    Karnataka, Maharashtra & Haryana are part of an ambitious initiative to carry out a drone survey across India to create high-resolution digital maps. The Survey of India, the country’s oldest scientific agency, has been tasked with doing this. Haryana has achieved much progress, while Maharashtra has limited the survey to only villages in the first phase.

    The government doled out a Rs 42,000 crore relief to debt-laden teleos after it agreed not to take any payments for spectrum they use for the next two years. The Union Cabinet headed by PM Modi approved giving Airtel, Voda-Idea and Reliance Jio an option to avail a two-year moratorium on payments they were supposed to make in yearly installments.

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