India, EU trade pact to help unleash fresh potential: Goyal

India, EU trade pact to help unleash fresh potential: Goyal

Sunday, 19 June 2022 | PTI | Brussels

With India and the European Union (EU) formally resuming negotiations for proposed agreements on trade, investments and geographical indications (GI), Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has said implementation of these pacts would help unleash the significant untapped potential for enhancing economic ties between the two regions. India and the EU...

Maruti invests Rs 2 cr in AI startup Sociograph Solutions

Saturday, 18 June 2022 | PTI | New Delhi

The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India on Friday said it has invested around Rs 2 crore in Sociograph Solutions Pvt Ltd (SSPL), a startup specialising in artificial intelligence.  The investment is part of the company's MAIL initiative to support startups with promising mobility solutions, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) said...

Will go on strike if Electricity (Amendment) Bill is passed without consultation: AIPEF

Saturday, 18 June 2022 | PTI | New Delhi

The All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) on Friday warned that its members would go on strike if Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2021 is passed without taking them into confidence. Union Power Minister R K Singh on Thursday said the Bill, which aims at enabling consumers to choose between multiple service providers...

WTO clinches deal on fisheries subsidies; agrees for patent waiver for Covid vaccines

Saturday, 18 June 2022 | PTI | Geneva

After two nights of intense negotiations, World Trade Organisation members on Friday clinched a deal on curbing harmful fishing subsidies and agreed for a temporary patent waiver for Covid-19 vaccines. It was also agreed to find a final solution to the issue of continuation of moratorium on imposing customs duties on...

HDFC Life to raise up to Rs 350 cr debt capital via bonds

Saturday, 18 June 2022 | PTI | New Delhi

HDFC Life Insurance Company on Friday said it will raise debt capital of up to Rs 350 crore by issuing bonds on a private placement basis. The Capital Raising Committee of the company’s board approved a proposal for raising up to Rs 350 crore through issuance of 3,500 non-convertible debentures, HDFC...

PACL case: Sebi panel provides facilities for investors to update mobile number

Saturday, 18 June 2022 | PTI | New Delhi

A high-powered Sebi committee on Friday provided facilities to PACL investors to update details of their mobile numbers and enquire whether SMSs have been sent to them to submit original certificates. The committee in April asked investors, who invested in illegal schemes of PACL, to submit their original registration certificates by...

To rein in pvt retailers, Govt expands USO to remote petrol pumps

Saturday, 18 June 2022 | PTI | New Delhi

In a bid to rein in private fuel retailers curtailing operations to cut losses, the government has expanded the scope of Universal Service Obligation (USO), mandating licensed entities to maintain petrol and diesel sales at all petrol pumps, including in remote areas, for specified working hours. "The government has now expanded...

Rupee settles flat at 78.09 against US dollar

Saturday, 18 June 2022 | PTI | Mumbai

The rupee pared initial gains to settle just 1 paisa higher at 78.09 (provisional) against the US dollar on Friday amid a muted trend in domestic equities and unabated foreign capital outflows. A strong dollar overseas and higher crude prices also kept the domestic unit under pressure, forex dealers said.  At the...

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