RS passes International Financial Services Bill
The Upper House passed International Financial Services Authority Bill, 2019 which will set up a unified regulator for international financial services combining powers and functions of RBI, SEBI, IRDAI and PFRDA, says Department of Economic Affairs secretary Atanu Chakraborty.
Congress seeks Pentagon briefing on India US cooperation in Western Indian Ocean
The conference report on National Defense Authorisation Act ...
Improving material use and resource efficiency can reduce greenhouse gas emissions: UN science panel
According to the International Resource Panel, emissions from the production of materials as a share of global greenhouse gas emissions increased to 23 per cent in 2015 from 15 per cent in 1995. More than half of the emissions from materials is from direct material production processes.
Railways needs to rationalise expenses, increase internal revenue for reasonable operating ratio: Standing Committee
The Committee expressed concern that the operating ratio of Indian Railways reached an all time high of 98.4 in 2017-18, though it marginally came down to 97.29 in 2018-19, it said in a report on Demand for Grants (19-20) for Indian Railways tabled in Parliament on Thursday.
Forex reserve soars by $2.3 billion, hits fresh all-time high of $453 billion
Expressed in dollar terms, the foreign currency assets include the effect of appreciation or depreciation of non-US units like the euro, pound and the yen held in forex reserves. During the reporting week, gold reserves increased by $430 million to $27.078 billion.
Pak should focus on its minorities rather than commenting on India's internal matter: MEA
MEA on Imran Khan's remarks on CAB: Pak should focus on its treatment of minorities rather than commenting on India's internal matter.Pak sh...
Indian Ocean island Mayotte on cyclone alert
The storm was expected to make landfall around 7:00 pm local time (1600 GMT), and island authorities warned inhabitants in a statement to stay indoors and "not come out in any circumstances".
Passengers can now get food served near boarding gates at Delhi airport terminal 3
"The food is delivered by delivery personnel on electric scooters at designated pick-up points, for passengers to collect it, in up to 20 minutes. Passengers can enjoy food at the piers while waiting to board the aircraft, or carry the packed food with them into the plane to have a bite during the journey," a release said on Friday.
Saudi Arabia ready to issue new international bonds as soon as January
Local issues are expected to account for 55 per cent of the total debt issuance plan.
GoAir starts maiden flight to Saudi Arabia
Jeh Wadia, managing director, GoAir said: “With the new flight to KSA, GoAir further consolidates its international network - within a short span of 14 months we have added 9 destinations. Our flights to Dammam are already receiving an overwhelming response. Dammam is GoAir's 4th international destination from Kannur International Airport.
Indian, French navies to carry out joint patrolling in Indian Ocean Region
Vice admiral Didier Maleterre, who is Joint Commander of the French forces deployed in the Indian Ocean region, also said that the two navies will ink an agreement early next year which will provide for sharing of classified information. On the proposed joint patrol, he said Indian Navy is expected to deploy its P8I maritime surveillance aircraft for it.
India slams Pakistan, says footprint of every major act of terrorism passes through this country
First Secretary in India's Permanent Mission to the UN Paulomi Tripathi was responding to remarks made by Pakistan's Munir Akram, who focussed a majority of his speech on India and its internal matters, including J-K, the abrogation of Art 370, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, the National Register of Citizens and the Supreme Court's Ayodha verdict.
US and "like-minded" partners will keep security in Asia: Admiral
On a visit to Bangkok, Admiral John Aquilino, 56, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, criticised China's construction of artifical islands in the South China Sea, a vital trade waterway with rich energy resources where Beijing has disputes with five nations. "We are in competition with the People's Republic of China," Aquilino told reporters.
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