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Child, maternal malnutrition remain major health risk factors

Child, maternal malnutrition remain major health risk factors

Child and maternal malnutrition continues to be the most challenging risk factor for health loss in India, the Economic Survey said on Monday. It listed air pollution, dietary risks, high…

Looking at new growth opportunities in Indian economy: ICICI Bank

Looking at new growth opportunities in Indian economy: ICICI Bank

ICICI Bank is looking at new areas of growth opportunities in the Indian economy as new areas are coming up to be tapped post demonetisation and introduction of GST, its…

West must share benefits of growth with emerging world: Raghuram

West must share benefits of growth with emerging world: Raghuram

Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said the Western world must realise they cannot go a long way without the help of the emerging economies and warned that no one would…

To create jobs is the need of the hour: Vice President

To create jobs is the need of the hour: Vice President

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said the expanding middle class will be the key driver of India’s economic growth, and the need of the hour is to take full advantage…

GST on 29 items, 54 services cut

GST on 29 items, 54 services cut

The all-powerful GST Council cut tax rate on 29 goods, including second-hand vehicles, confectionery and bio-diesel, while veering around to simplifying return filing process for businesses. Also, tax rate on…

Bengal gets Rs 2.20 lakh cr investment proposals in BGBS

Bengal gets Rs 2.20 lakh cr investment proposals in BGBS

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the state has received investment proposals worth Rs 2.20 lakh crore with job potential for 20 lakh persons in the Bengal Global Business…

India, Israel working on 5-yr co-op plan for agriculture, water

India, Israel working on 5-yr co-op plan for agriculture, water

Aiming to strengthen partnership in the farm sector, India and Israel said they are working on a five-year plan for cooperation in agriculture and water. A three-year joint programme (2018-20)…

WPI inflation eases to 3-month low of 3.58% in December

WPI inflation eases to 3-month low of 3.58% in December

Wholesale price-based inflation eased to a three-month low of 3.58 per cent in December 2017 as food prices softened, prompting the industry to seek measures in budget to strengthen agriculture…

India’s GDP to grow at 7.3% in 2018: World Bank

India’s GDP to grow at 7.3% in 2018: World Bank

With an ‘ambitious government undertaking comprehensive reforms’, India has ‘enormous growth potential’ compared to other emerging economies, the World Bank said, as it projected country’s growth rate to 7.3 per…

Direct tax collections rise 18.2% in Apr-Dec

Direct tax collections rise 18.2% in Apr-Dec

Direct tax collections soared 18.2 per cent during the first nine months of current fiscal at Rs 6.56 lakh crore, the finance ministry said. In a statement, the ministry said…