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NDTV appoints former SEBI chairman U.K. Sinha, Welspun India CEO Dipali Goenka as independent directors

Former Securities Exchange Board of India chairman Upendra Kumar Sinha, and Welspun India CEO Dipali Goenka have been appointed as an independent directors at NDTV [...]

Explained | Will mega textile parks help boost the sector?

Where are mega parks coming up in the first phase under the PM MITRA scheme? What has been the reaction to the announcement from MSMEs which dominate the textiles and apparel industry? How is the new initiative different from earlier textile park schemes? [...]

The acquisition is the first step for TII and PI to initiate a medtech platform to design, manufacture and distribute innovative medical products at affordable price points. [...]

MSMEs not static, but growing in size, asserts Finance Ministry

Ministry cites Udyam portal data, but less than a quarter of MSMEs registered on it, say industry representatives [...]

Reliance Industries names new chief financial officer

Srikanth Venkatachari takes over from Alok Agarwal, who has been Reliance Industries CFO since 2005 [...]

A changing scenario on the cards  

A burgeoning industry of ‘games of skill’ like poker and rummy is making successful celebrities of some players and leaving some others in financial ruin. Aroon Deep speaks to players on both ends of the spectrum amid changing jurisprudence on games of ‘skill’ and of ‘chance’   [...]

Airtel pips Jio in 5G roll-out, reaches 500 cities

Airtel said that it is adding 30-40 cities on its 5G network daily. [...]

Accenture to cut 19,000 jobs, trims forecasts

The company expects annual revenue growth to be in the range of 8% to 10% in local currency, compared to 8% to 11% expected previously. [...]

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw retires from Infosys Board; Sundaram is Lead Independent Director

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw was appointed to the Infosys Board as an Independent Director in 2014, and as Lead Independent Director in 2018. [...]

SEBI getting set to regulate index providers

Govt. puts onus of regulating index providers on SEBI, amid concerns about the safety of investors’ savings parked in funds linked to indices that have added or retained several Adani group stocks, despite post-Hindenburg meltdown [...]

China's industrial profits slump in Jan.-Feb. as COVID pain lingers

China Jan-Feb industrial profits slump 22.9% year-on-year, decline 4% for 2022 [...]

S&P keeps India’s economic growth forecast unchanged at 6% in FY24

In the quarterly economic update for Asia-Pacific, S&P saw inflation rate easing to 5% in 2023-24 fiscal, from 6.8% in the current financial year. [...]

Net direct tax growth for 2022-23 to slow to 15%

Tax growth rates were higher in earlier months as there were no deadline relaxations for taxpayers this year, refunds have accelerated, and economic growth has slowed in the second half of the year [...]

Explained | Understanding IMF bailouts

Why are Sri Lanka and Pakistan facing major macroeconomic risks? How does currency devaluation and price rise affect an economy? What is the International Monetary Fund? Why does the IMF impose certain conditions before lending money to countries? [...]

Centre caps maximum GST cess rate on pan masala, tobacco

It has linked it to the retail sale price of the products; the cap was brought in as part of the amendment to the Finance Bill 2023 [...]

IMF says risks to financial stability have increased, calls for vigilance

The IMF managing director reiterated her view that 2023 would be another challenging year, with global growth slowing to below 3% due to scarring from the pandemic, the war in Ukraine and monetary tightening [...]

Debt MF tax: Fund houses woo investors for one last week

Some AMCs are urging clients to invest in hybrid funds before March 31 since the change in tax treatment is set to start from April 1 [...]

Finance Bill 2023 was approved with amendments. Here are the highlights

Here are the key highlights of the Finance Bill 2023 which was passed in the Lok Sabha today [...]

Government hikes securities transaction tax on futures, options contracts

The STT for futures has been hiked to 0.0125% from 0.01%, a source said [...]

Obesity: What you need to know as it grows to ‘epidemic proportions’

Over 5 million people die every year because of the diseases and harmful effects associated with it. [...]

BRICS nations offer a new world order as alternative to the West

It offers a diplomatic forum and development financing, outside of the Western mainstream. [...]

Weaponising the defamation law: A closer look at the Rahul Gandhi verdict

All people with the ‘Modi’ surname do not form a “collection of persons” as required by the existing law. [...]

Assamese monks on mission to save rare culture and language

This Buddhist community began an initiative to preserve Tai Phake history, culture, and identity. [...]

Amritpal Singh: The story so far

Even as Amritpal remains at large, his friends and family fear he may be killed in an encounter. [...]

1947 Indo-Pak war: what the Bucher papers show

The Bucher-Nehru correspondence shows the General and not the Prime Minister urged caution in 1947. [...]

Congress cries foul as Rahul Gandhi is disqualified as MP

Party stalwarts decry “anti-democratic” move to silence their leader. [...]

Kausar Jahan’s appointment as Delhi Haj panel chief stokes debate

While the BJP claims it is genuine women’s empowerment, others claim it is just a token gesture. [...]

Surat court sentences Rahul Gandhi to two years’ prison in 2019 defamation case

Congress leader’s lawyer says judgment cannot sustain scrutiny of higher courts. [...]

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