COVID-19: 'Nationalism', 'citizenship', 'demonetisation' among chapters dropped from CBSE syllabus
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) notified the new syllabus for classes 9 to 12 for the 2020-21 academic session on Wednesday after rationalising up to 30 per cent of the curriculum.
Heard on the Street: DeMon buyers of gold, silver getting exit now
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Currency in circulation higher in March and April due to festivities, says RBI paper
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Demonetisation led to economic slowdown: Bengal FM Amit Mitra
"Seventeen reasons were given to justify demonetisation, but none of those hold good. There is more cash in the system now than there was before demonetisation," says Amit Mitra.
Microfinance GLP jumps 48% to Rs 2 lakh cr in Sept quarter
In the second quarter ended September 2019, the total number of microfinance loan accounts were at 9.79 crore as compared to 7.43 crore account in the year-ago period, according to a quarterly report by Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN). Since March 2017, an estimated 1.83 crore unique borrowers have been added, which is an average of 0.73 crore per year.
Amendments to RTI Act 'final assault' to decimate legislation: Sonia Gandhi
"We have opposed these amendments in Parliament and will continue to oppose them in practice. We condemn this piecemeal destruction of our democratic institutions and will continue to fight the Modi government in these self-serving actions which are the very opposite of national interest," she said.
Left parties hold protest rally, hit out at government over economic crisis
The left parties alleged that the government was "plundering" the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and banks to bailout corporates, instead of boosting demand by raising minimum wages, old-age pension. Issues such as price rise were also raised.
Small stocks in dumps as Sensex, Nifty scale new peaks in selective rally
The BSE mid-cap index fell by nearly 3 per cent this year
No MDR on RuPay,UPI payments will kill industry, warns industry
The move will apply to all companies with a turnover of Rs 50 crore or more. Merchant Discount Rate is the fee paid by a merchant to a bank for accepting digital payments. The move is part of the budget announcement in July.
India readies for its 2020 FATF review
A high-level inter-ministerial coordination committee has raised concern about absence of effective regulatory mechanism for gems & jewellery and real estate sectors to curb money laundering and counter terror financing ahead of India’s case coming up for review before FATF in October 2020. Countries on FATF grey list could could face restrictions from international financial system.
Guj bank defamation case: Rahul Gandhi seeks documents
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday moved a magisterial court here seeking documents of a defamation case filed against him by the Ahmedabad District Co-operative Bank.
Piyush Goyal says government not in denial about economic slowdown, working on solutions
Economic growth has decelerated in India since mid-2018, with GDP growth rate slipping to 4.5% in July-September. Other macroeconomic indicators also indicate stress in the economy, but the minister denied that it was a ‘gloom and doom’ situation.
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Hair oil, biscuits bear slowdown brunt
Most of these products fall in the discretionary category where consumers - especially rural ones - reduce spending when financial conditions are weak.