• Japan's largest banks look to bolster presence in India, stimulated by PM Modi's reform agenda
    • PM Modi’s Japan visit a sign that India is willing to boost business and political ties with Japan
    • Mitsui Banking Corp seeks to tap more project finance business buoyed by Prime Minister’s commitment
    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi becomes one of the top most searched personality globally this year
    • Historic Lok Sabha elections in April-May emerge as country's first digital election
    • Lok Sabha elections pointed to the power of digital media and unprecedented demand for information


    • Modi govt’s New Year resolution: Clean India, Green India
    • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley releases New Year calendar
    • Calendar highlights 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’; free mobile app to be launched for the new calendar
    • Asian business sentiment rebounds; India most optimistic, China least
    • The Thomson Reuters/INSEAD Asian Business Sentiment Index increased to 72 in 4th quarter
    • India boosted Asian Business Sentiment Index, companies look to economic recovery under PM Modi
    • PM's pet project Jan Dhan Yojana has so far registered 87.6mn accounts & issued 57.8mn RuPay Cards
    • Govt has directed Banks to open at least 1 account for every household; 87.6 mn a/c opened till date
    • Govt survey: Household coverage has increased to 89% after launch of PM Modi’s Jan Dhan Yojana
    • Muslim community organised cleanliness drive as a part of PM Modi’s #SwachhBharat mission in Qadian town
    • #SwachhBharat: Ahmadiyya community cleaned streets, roads, hospitals, railway stations, other public places
    • Ahmadiyya community is organising a 3-day Intl ‘Jalsa Salana’ & cleanliness drive under #SwachhBharat mission

    Bollywood Life

    • Kareena Kapoor joins Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan! #MyCleanIndia
    • The Bajrangi Bhaijaan actors are doing their bit to support PM Modi’s #SwachhBharat Abhiyan
    • Following Salman Khan’s footsteps, Kareena was seen colouring a villager’s house in Karjat #MyCleanIndia

    International Business Times

    • Various superstars supported PM's #Clean India campaign: Priyanka, Hrithik, Amitabh, Salman & Others
    • #SwachhBharat: Salman Khan kick-started cleanliness drive & nominated Aamir Khan, Rajinikanth & others
    • Sachin Tendulkar said "#SwachhBharat hi Sach Bharat Hai. Aao sab milkar haath badhaye"

    Business World

    • WPI hit a zero level in Nov, lowest in about 5.5 yrs, on account of decline in prices of food & fuel
    • As per data released by the govt, the food inflation fell to nearly three year low of 0.63%
    • Asia's 3rd-largest economy is recovering from slowest growth since 80s, has raised calls industry for support
    • India appears to have overcome issue of women's safety & dollar less growth to draw 10% more tourists
    • Significantly increase in tourists came during non-peak season between May and October 2014
    • August saw sharpest increase of foreign tourists visiting India, registering an increase of 16.9%