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Money Control
November 18, 2017
Business Outlook! 80% of the respondents estimate an uptick in demand, expect a modest …
India’s 7% GDP growth seems to be just a quarter or two away, says India Inc
Majority of CEOs were positive to neutral about the impact of demonetization on their businesses:…
The Times Of India
November 18, 2017
Economic reforms, including demonetisation and rollout of GST cited as factors behind Moody’s …
Moody’s revises India’s sovereign ranking to Baa2 from Baa3
Moody’s ups India’s rating, it is highest since the 1991 reforms, comes as a huge boost for the …
The Economic Times
November 18, 2017
Moody’s says demonetisation & GST will help reduce corruption, formalise economic activity
Modi Govt’s reforms will help improve the business climate, enhance productivity, stimulate …
India’s forex reserves increase to all-time highs, creating significant policy buffers to …
The Times Of India
November 18, 2017
Moody’s upgrades India's credit rating after a gap of almost 14 years
Bankers’ lauds the nation’s sovereign ratings upgrade by Moody's to Baa2
Moody’s rating upgrade is a re-affirmation of how the world views India, says SBI Chairman
The Financial Express
November 18, 2017
India records highest-ever number of domestic flyers this October at 1.04 crore
January to October, 2017 period has seen 9.5 crore domestic flyers, up 17.3% from same period …
October sees 20.52% more domestic flyers that the 86.7 lakh who flew in same month last year
The Economic Times
November 18, 2017
India, France agree to deepen security co-operation
India-France ties not limited to bilateral context: PM Modi
PM Modi meets French Foreign Minister, discusses ways to expand strategic partnership
The Times Of India
November 17, 2017
Govt increases carpet area of houses under PM Awas Yojana
Govt decision to increase the carpet area would give buyers in MIG category a wider choice: Realtor
"Housing for All by 2022’’ takes a huge leap forward by the increase in unit size of MIG Houses:…
Business Standard
November 17, 2017
Cabinet okays continuation of CSS to improve judiciary infrastructure
Union cabinet approves setting up of an online monitoring system with geo-tagging by the …
Approval of Rs 3,320 crore for judicial Infrastructure to improve the performance of judiciary …
The Economic Times
November 17, 2017
Moody’s upgrades India’s sovereign rating for the 1st time since 2004, citing constant progress …
Longer term, India’s growth potential is significantly higher than most other Baa-rated …
Moody’s upgrades India’s rating to Baa2 from Baa3
The Economic Times
November 17, 2017
Naukri Job Speak index for Oct, 2017 stands at 1,728, up 9% from 1,580 in the year-ago period
On the rise! Online hiring activity registers a 9% jump in October
Key industries like banking-insurance record a growth of 28% in hiring in October: Report
Live Mint
November 17, 2017
Cabinet nod to setting National Anti-profiteering Authority to ensure GST benefits to buyers
National Anti-profiteering Authority will ensure that benefits GST rate cuts are passed on to …
GST rate cut! Anti-profiteering measures to ensure that the full benefits of input tax credits …
The Financial Express
November 17, 2017
Now, those with an annual income of up to Rs 12 lakh to buy or build a house of up to 1,200 sq …
New rules by the Govt in home loan would encourage more purchases, says SBI
Big boost by Modi Govt; Cheaper home loans to raise demand & help revive real estate sector
The Indian Express
November 16, 2017
Government identifies 24 strategic locations in the North-East and Jammu & Kashmir to step up …
Connecting North East: Civil Aviation Ministry identifies 9 airports in Arunachal Pradesh, 5 …
AAI undertaking development and expansion of a number of airports in the North-East
The Times Of India
November 16, 2017
PM Modi remains "by far" the most popular figure in Indian politics: Pew research Center survey
Indians increasingly upbeat about PM Narendra Modi and the country’s growing economy: Pew …
More than 8-in-10 say economic conditions in India are good under PM Modi: Pew Survey
Bloomberg
November 16, 2017
Indians like Prime Minister Modi and his leadership more than ever: Pew Research Center
Pew survey shows 9-in-10 hold a "favourable opinion" of PM Narendra Modi
PM Modi’s popularity rises in southern and eastern parts of India: Pew Survey
Financial Times
November 16, 2017
Narendra Modi’s popularity in India remains undiminished after three eventful years as Prime …
88% of Indians have a favourable view of PM Modi, higher even than the figure for 2015: Pew Survey
70% Indians approve the PM Modi’s handling of the challenges of unemployment, terrorism, …
The Times Of India
November 16, 2017
CISF has been graded 4.8 out of 5 in the category of feeling of being safe and secure: Poll
Most of the travellers find the end to stamping and tagging of cabin baggage "very heartening"
95.58% of air travellers rate CISF service as excellent in terms of making them feel safe, …
Pew Global
November 16, 2017
Indians increasingly upbeat about PM Modi, broad public satisfaction with economy: Pew Survey
Nearly nine-in-ten Indians hold a favorable opinion of PM Modi: Pew Research Report
Over 80% people believe country's economic conditions are 'good', says Pew survey
The Economic Times
November 16, 2017
Over 3 Crore LPG connections have been released across the country under the #UjjwalaYojana so far
Crash in food prices is fueled by the big impetus that has been given to PMUY, says SBI
Rural fuel & light inflation declines due to increase in number of LPG connections: SBI
The Times Of India
November 16, 2017
Ivanka Trump to lead the American delegation at #GES2017, which is being co-hosted by India & the US
I am excited to join many of these remarkable entrepreneurs with PM Modi for #GES201: Ivanka Trump
PM Modi calls #GES2017 a unique opportunity for bringing together entrepreneurs & startups with …
The Economic Times
November 16, 2017
France to deepen cooperation with India in Indian Ocean Region and Defence
France wants to work with India in Indo-Pacific: French Envoy
France's President Emmanuel Macron to visit India in early 2018
The Economic Times
November 16, 2017
GST rejig; 178 items of daily use were shifted from the top GST bracket of 28% to 18%
GST at 5% for restaurants: Eating out will become cheaper now
GST Bonanza! FMCG companies gear up to pass on tax reduction benefit to consumers
The Financial Express
November 15, 2017
UPI sees 149% rise m-o-m in terms of volume of transactions to 76.77 million
Value of transactions made through IMPS grow by 4.6% m-o-m to Rs 75,042 crore
Transactions made through point-of-sale (PoS) terminals risen by 6.4% m-o-m in volume terms to …
The Economic Times
November 15, 2017
Demonetization acts as solutions to curb the use and generation of black money in the country: CBDT
More people applying for PAN means they want to keep their businesses & financial transactions …
CBDT: 300% rise in PAN applications post-demonetisation
The Economic Times
November 15, 2017
Multiple entry visas with a validity of 5 years maximum will be issued to Indian applicants: …
Japan to simplify multiple-entry-visa rules for Indians from January 1
Relaxations in visa process to boost people-to-people exchanges between Japan & India: Japanese …
The Financial Express
November 15, 2017
DeMo Impact: Income Tax department to issue notices to suspicious cash depositors
CBDT notes that demonetisation & the subsequent OCM lead to an overall increase of 20% in IT …
Over 20,000 cases of returns filed post the note ban, says CBDT chairman
The Indian Express
November 15, 2017
In Manila, Prime Minister Modi calls for joint efforts with ASEAN to mitigate terror
India would continue its support to ASEAN for a rules-based security architecture for the region: PM
50 years of ASEAN was an occasion of pride, joy & a time to think ahead about its members can …
The Indian Express
November 15, 2017
PM Modi, Prez Trump discuss the comprehensive strategic partnership between the United States …
In Manila, India, US pledge to enhance their cooperation as Major Defense Partners
Prez Trump & PM Modi resolve that the US and India should 'have the World's Greatest Militaries':…
Business Standard
November 15, 2017
Govt’s decision to lower GST rates to lower CPI inflation by about 20 basis points: Nomura
If the GST changes are fully passed on to consumers, there would lower CPI inflation: Nomura Report
GST rejig; 178 items of daily use were shifted from the top tax bracket of 28% to 18%
Live Mint
November 14, 2017
Ujjwala Yojana’s success in terms of getting new LPG connections a clear demonstration of …
Ujjwala Yojana witnesses massive success in terms of getting new LPG connections to the poorest …
Ujjwala Yojana sees coverage of 8.7 million in 2014 to 48.3 million in 2017
The Indian Express
November 14, 2017
Mangesh says he saw the joy on the face of his mother Devkabai after receiving LPG cylinder …
On receiving personalized letter from PM Modi, Mangesh says it’s quite gratifying to get this …
Mangesh conveys his pride to the PM about how the #UjjwalaYojana had reached 2.5 crore beneficiaries
Live Mint
November 14, 2017
ASEAN Summit: India, US can take ties beyond bilateral parameters, says PM Modi
It’s a lot of good reports coming out of India. So I want to congratulate you: Prez Trump to PM …
PM Modi thanks President Trump for speaking ‘highly’ about India during his current five-nation …
The Economic Times
November 14, 2017
We are working on the early conclusion of the Agreement on Maritime Transport between India & …
For the first time in India, collateral-free loans have been disbursed to over 90 mn small …
We are working to ensure good governance which includes easy, effective and transparent …
Business Standard
November 14, 2017
GST rejig helps in reduction of price on products such as plastics floorings, fabrics, furniture,…
Plastic industry is one of the biggest beneficiaries of the GST rationaliation of GST slabs: …
The removal of anomalies in GST rates on plastics items is a right step taken by the government:…
The Times Of India
November 14, 2017
India to pip France & Britain to emerge as the world's 5th largest economy after Germany by 2019
We see India crossing Germany & Japan in nominal GDP in dollar term by 2028: Bank of America report
India overtakes Brazil & Russia to emerge as the second largest BRIC economy: Bank of America …
The Economic Times
November 13, 2017
Prices of FMCG products set to decline after #GSTCouncil eases tax slabs
#GST rate cut: Prices of shampoo, chocolates, nutrition drinks and condensed milk are set to …
#GST rate cut: FMCG firms laud government, say will pass on benefits to consumers
The Times Of India
November 13, 2017
#GSTCouncilMeet: As many as 180 items moved out of the highest tax slab of 28% and into lower slabs
#GSTCouncilMeet: Compliance requirements for small businesses simplified
Changes in #GST architecture set to have a positive impact on the economic environment
Business Standard
November 13, 2017
PM Modi arrives in Manila, Philippines; holds pull-aside meetings with several world leaders
India, US, Japan, Australia agree to ramp up security cooperation under quadrilateral coalition
India, US, Japan, Aus agree that a free, open, prosperous & inclusive Indo-Pacific region …
The Economic Times
November 12, 2017
PM Modi gives new lease of life to a sickly scheme from UPA government
Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana: Scheme has now drastically brought down medicine prices
Jan Aushadhi Yojana: From 2014-17, 636 medicines & 132 surgical items brought under the scheme …
Times Now
November 12, 2017
HUL, Patanjali hail the GST Council's decision to lower tax rates on commonly used items
As many as 178 items of daily use shifted from the top tax bracket of 28% to 18%
Uniform 5% tax prescribed for all restaurants, both air-conditioned and non-AC
The Times Of India
November 12, 2017
GST Council’s decision to fix 5% tax for restaurants and hotels hailed by tourism sector
5% GST on hotels with tariff below Rs 7,500 per night will boost tourism: Uttarakhand finance …
Govt slashes GST to 5% on hotels and restaurants after tourism sector demands
Hindustan Times
November 12, 2017
Digitisation is one demonstrable success story of demonetisation
Demonetisation leads to increase in digital payments and decrease in the relative importance of cash
Transactions through PoS machines, NEFT, IMPS and UPI shows a massive upward trend post …
The Economic Times
November 12, 2017
Visit to Manila will give a new boost to India's bilateral relations with the Philippines: PM Modi
PM Modi to hold bilateral meeting with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte & other ASEAN & …
PM to take part in special celebrations of the 50th anniversary of ASEAN & ASEAN Business & …
Business Standard
November 12, 2017
The first consignment of wheat from India reaches Afghanistan via the Chabahar port
Bypassing Pakistan, India's wheat shipment arrives in Zaranj City of Afghanistan through the …
The shipment is part of a commitment made by India to supply 1.1 million tonnes of wheat to …
The Financial Express
November 11, 2017
All decisions relating to the GST are people-friendly: PM Modi
Jan Bhagidari is at the core of our working, says PM Modi
All our decisions are people-inspired, people-friendly & people-centric, says PM Modi after GST …
Siliconeer
November 11, 2017
Indian economy making “tremendous” progress & adapting to the demands of life in the 21st …
India using digital infrastructure and technology to turn demonetization into remonetization: …
Indra Nooyi lauds PM Modi’s commitment to make it easier for international companies to do …
Zee News
November 11, 2017
Spiritual Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar applauds Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls him a very …
After a long term, we have got a strong leader (in PM Modi): Spiritual Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
PM Modi is a tough man, with a soft heart: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
The Times Of India
November 11, 2017
Cabinet clears a proposal for creation of a National Testing Agency (NTA)
NTA aims to bring in high reliability, standardized difficulty level for assessing aptitude, …
NTA will relieve the CBSE, AICTE and other agencies from responsibility of conducting various …
The Times Of India
November 11, 2017
There will be a 142% growth in jobs in India’s aviation industry by 2027: Report
The current staffing in India’s aviation industry, as on FY17 is 1,97,309 which is expected to …
Currently, India has 6,772 pilots & by FY 2027 it would need 16,802, says the CAPA report
Zee News
November 11, 2017
Industry welcomes GST reduction in 178 items from 28% to 18%
The big changes in the GST rates will lead to a pickup in consumer demand: Assocham
Reduction in GST rates should reduce the burden on the common man, says Deloitte