Growth, inflation to trend higher in next 6-12 months: Nomura

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | PTI | New Delhi:

Economic growth and inflation are expected to trend higher in the next 6-12 months and the Reserve Bank is likely to stay on a prolonged pause, says a Nomura report. According to the Japanese financial services major, the MPC minutes suggest low inflation and growth concerns led to policy...

No more lobbying in public sector bank appointments: Govt

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

No lobbying, ‘allotment’ on the basis of merit-cum-performance and enlarging the employment pool to include the private sector are some key initiatives taken by the Centre for top-level recruitments in public sector banks, the personnel ministry has said. The two big issues that Indian public sector banks grapple with are high...

Bank strike on Aug 22 against proposed reforms

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | PTI | Kolkata:

United Forum of Banking Unions (UFBU), the umbrella body of trade unions in the banking sector, has called a nation-wide strike on August 22 to protest against the reforms proposed by the Centre. West Bengal convenor of UFBU, Siddhartha Khan said that the Government is ushering in privatisation and...

Maruti rolls out sporty ‘Ciaz S’ at Rs 9.39 lakh

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | PNS | New Delhi:

The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Friday launched a sporty version of its mid-sized sedan Ciaz with petrol variant tagged at Rs 9.39 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The diesel smart hybrid trim of the ‘Ciaz S’ version, which comes with all new premium black interiors with grey...

Gen Re kicks off operations after getting final licence from IRDAI

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | PTI | MUMBAI:

Gen Re, a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, has kicked off its operations in the country after receiving the final licence from Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI). “Establishing a reinsurance branch is an important milestone for us. We firmly believe in the great potential of...

Audi’s ‘Design’ editions of SUV Q7, A6 sedan unveiled

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | PNS | New Delhi:

German luxury car manufacturer Audi on Friday launched 'Design' editions of its popular SUV Q7 and sedan A6 priced at Rs 81.99 lakh and Rs 56.78 lakh, respectively. The Design Edition Q7 offering is powered by a 3 litre diesel engine with 249 horse power (hp), capable of accelerating from...

India ahead of China on Retail Development Index in H1 FY 2017

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | PTI | New Delhi:

India has surpassed China in the global Retail Development Index in 2017, indicating growing prominence of the country as a preferred retail destination for global brands, says a report by real estate consulting firm CBRE South Asia. Seven new global brands entered the country during the first half of 2017 and...

Road Rally for spreading awareness among voters

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

District Magistrate/District Election Officer, District North on Thursday flagged off the Road Rally for spreading awareness among voters in connection with coming Bye-Election to Assembly Constituency, Bawana (AC-07) with a view to create awareness among College students and general public at large. Speaking on the occasion, Sakshi Mittal, District Magistrate/District Election...

Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation Limited names TRAC Representations as its Marketing Representative in India

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | pns | New Delhi

India is an important source market for Maldives as it shares a close relation with India and has distinct offerings for the Indian travellers. Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation Limited (MPRCL) have appointed TRAC Representations as the PR representative of Maldives in India, to strengthen trade relations and execute...

‘Demand for AI, machine learning experts likely to rise 60% by 2018’

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

Demand for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning specialists in the country are expected to see a 60 per cent rise by 2018 due to increasing adoption of automation, says KellyOCG India. According to Francis Padamadan, Country Director, KellyOCG India, a talent management solutions provider, although AI and machine adoption...


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Govt to unveil new Haj policy this month: Naqvi

13 Aug 2017 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on said in Mumbai on Saturday that the Haj Policy-2018 — aimed at making the piligrimage process “transparent” and “smooth” — would be unveiled later this month. Speaking at the 22nd annual Haj orientation camp organised for Haj pilgrims at Haj House in Mumbai, Naqvi said that from the next year, the Haj would be organised as per to...

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GSI to look for limestone deposits in Raigarh dist

19 Aug 2017 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

The Geological Survey of India will carry out assessment of Limestone deposits In Laladhurwa-Jognipali Block of Raigarh district in Chhattisgarh. GSI last year took up assessment of limestone deposits at Birutola-Nawapara-Sohagpur Blocks of Kabirdham district in Chhattisgarh, officials stated...

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