NIRF ranking: How govt plans to rate India"s educators and improve them

Ranking is a good way to encourage institutes of higher learning to meet the standards the government wants to set.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardApr 16th, 2018

Govt to use AI, blockchain technology for seamless cargo movement

Beside saving cost and time, it could help India vastly improve its ranking on the 'trading across borders' parameter.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardApr 1st, 2018

Govt leans on IIFT, ICAI to improve World Bank"s "Doing Business" ranking

As per the latest World Bank's Doing Business ranking, India's position improved by 30 places to 100th.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardFeb 25th, 2018

NIRF Ranking 2018: IISc tops list, IIT-Madras best engineering college

IIM-Ahmedabad best management institute; All India Institute of Medical Sciences top medical college.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardApr 3rd, 2018

Here"s how BJP"s flagship smart cities mission echoes failures of UPA govt

Launched in 2015, smart cities mission aims to create 100 smart cities, improve the quality of life for urban residents and steer India's rapid urbanisation.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardApr 2nd, 2018

Govt plans to borrow Rs 2.88 trn in H1FY19; to issue bonds linked to CPI

Govt to issue G-securities of 1-4 years duration; inflation index bonds linked to CPI, flexible rate bonds to be issued.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardMar 26th, 2018

Govt plans to set up ombudsman to empower automobile owners and new buyers

India has had an ombudsman for banking sector since 1995 to address deficiency in banking services.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardMar 15th, 2018

HRD ministry plans to set up innovation cell to promote new ideas

The decision was taken at a high-level meeting today which deliberated upon the need for such a cell after India moved six ranks up the Global Innovation Index Ranking.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardMar 14th, 2018

ILO says India unemployment to reach 18.6 mn, 3.5% rate to remain in 2018

On the fears of increase in unemployment in 2018 and 2019, Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar explained that no target has been set by the govt.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardMar 7th, 2018

MSMEs to be growth engine of new India, Modi govt working on this: DFS Secy

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget speech lowered the corporate tax rate to 25 per cent from 30 per cent for companies with a turnover of up to Rs 2.5 billion.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardFeb 11th, 2018

Govt plans to expand natural gas share to 15% by 2022, LNG imports to soar

Beyond LNG, India is looking to access untapped domestic gas reserves off its east coast.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardFeb 7th, 2018

Modinomics did not improve India"s ease of biz ranking, new methodology did

Even World Bank figures show business still tough under Modi.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardFeb 6th, 2018

Govt"s 60% oil block sell-off plan may hit dual contract roadblock

Govt plans to sell 60% stake in 15 fields of ONGC, Oil India to rope in private firms as part of production enhancement policy.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardFeb 5th, 2018

Budget 2018: Govt breaches deficit goals, taxes investors to woo voters

Modi's government pledged in 2015 to bring down corporate taxes over four years to improve India's investment climate.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardFeb 1st, 2018

How Modi govt plans to use a Roman law to defang Indian tobacco industry

In the past few years, government has taken several measures to curb tobacco consumption - which kills more than 900,000 people each year in India.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardJan 31st, 2018

India likely to put pedal to metal on asset sales

The govt plans to raise a record ₹1 trillion from sale of State assets in FY2018-19.....»»

Category: topSource: thehindubusinesslineJan 28th, 2018

Govt to set up $350 mn fund in bid to add 175Gw in renewable energy by 2022

Installed renewable power capacity is currently about 60 GW, and India plans to complete the bidding process by the end of 2019/20 to add a further 115 GW.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardJan 18th, 2018

Telecommunication sector calls for urgent govt intervention

The government must look at reducing the applicable GST rate to 12 per cent from 18 per cent as the high cost of operations in India is putting questions on the sustainability of the industry in the short-term.....»»

Category: topSource: thehindubusinesslineJan 17th, 2018

India needs more inclusive, active social policies: Dreze

Noted development economist Jean Dreze has pitched for more inclusive and active social policies in India, saying even a high rate of economic growth has failed to improve the quality of life of a la........»»

Category: topSource: thehindubusinesslineJan 14th, 2018

Govt plans to boost Rs 13-trn tourism, travel sector in Budget 2018

India's tourism sector grew over 1% in the six months ending September.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardJan 5th, 2018

14% growth in tourist arrivals, over 1 mn visited India in Nov: Govt

"The growth rate in FTAs in November 2017 over November 2016 is 14.4 per cent," the statement said.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardDec 12th, 2017