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IndiGo to operate 5,000-series flights from T1 in Mum
IndiGo will be operating flight numbers with subset series 6E 5500-6E 5900 to and from Terminal 1 (Vile Parle) at the Mumbai International Airport from March 10 as directed by Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL), said the airline in a press statement on Saturday.
We must continue to trade with China: Bajaj Auto MD Rajiv Bajaj
Favouring continuation of trade with China, Bajaj Auto managing director Rajiv Bajaj on Saturday said goods should be procured from wherever they are most competitively available. He was speaking at a session on 'Building Reliable Supply Chain' at the second day of the three-day virtual Asia Economic Dialogue 2021, jointly convened by the ministry of external affairs and Pune International Centre.
Trading halt: NSE defends decision to stay with primary site
The country's largest stock bourse NSE on Friday said it stuck to the primary site for carrying out trading on Wednesday and did not switch to the disaster recovery site after a considered view while dealing with telecom connectivity issues which led to the nearly four-hour halt in trading earlier this week.
FM highlights India's Covid response at G20 meet
Speaking at the virtual meeting of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors, she said India's domestic policies have been based broadly on supporting citizens through measures such as credit guarantees, direct transfers, food guarantees, economic stimulus packages and accelerating structural reforms.
Gadkari urges MSMEs to install rooftop solar
The minister for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and road transport & highways said rooftop solar offers an excellent value proposition to MSMEs by significantly bringing down cost of electricity consumption, which on an average, is up to one-fifth of their operations cost.
PM asks toy makers to use more eco-friendly material
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday exhorted toy manufacturers to use less plastic and more eco-friendly and recyclable material in a bid to increase the share of the domestic industry in the global market. Inaugurating the first India Toy Fair, the Prime Minister said, "We have to become Aatmanirbhar in the toy sector and also cater to the global market".
Maruti crosses 20 lakh cumulative exports mark
The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Saturday said it has achieved the milestone of 20 lakh cumulative exports. The auto major achieved the milestone as a batch of products comprising S-Presso, Swift and Vitara Brezza left for South Africa from the Mundra Port in Gujarat.
Govt sets 50L users threshold for 'social media intermediary'
The government has fixed fifty lakh registered users as the threshold for defining 'significant social media intermediary', which will have to adhere to additional obligations and compliance under the new IT rules that seek to crack down on misuse of social media platforms.
'US owes India $216bn as debt soars to $29tn'
The US, the world's largest economy, owes India $216 billion in loan as the country's debt grows to a record $29 trillion, an American lawmaker has said, cautioning the leadership against galloping foreign debt, the largest of which comes from China and Japan.
Zomato to shut office catering business
The Delhi NCR-headquartered food tech company had acquired Bengaluru-based online caterer and office canteen aggregator Tonguestun Food in 2018 for an estimated $18 million to foray into the space, which industry executives said is highly unorganised.
RBI extends due date for NPCI-rival NUE
The RBI has extended the deadline for submitting applications to set up a new umbrella entity (NUE) in the payments system that will rival the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). Earlier, interested parties were to submit their application by February 26, which has now been extended to March 31.
Rupee sinks 105 paise, worst fall since March
The domestic currency crashed by over a rupee against the dollar on Friday to close at 73.47 — the biggest single-day fall since the post-pandemic crash on March 23, 2020. Bankers said that the rupee and government bonds fell in tandem with the selloff in equities and a surge in the dollar as global markets turned risk-averse.
Rising fuel cost pushes India Inc to hike prices
Rising fuel expenses are having a cascading effect on manufacturing costs across sectors, which is resulting in higher prices for the end consumer. On Thursday, RBI governor Shaktikanta Das also pointed out that rising fuel prices have a cost-push factor.
Need same inflation target for 5 more years: RBI
The Reserve Bank of India has said that the current inflation target of 2-6% should continue for the next five years as consumers still have expectations of an elevated inflation. The central bank’s statement comes at a time when some commentators have said that it should be more tolerant of inflation in the wake of the economic crisis brought about by the pandemic.
Economy out of recession, 0.4% growth in October-December
Growth returned to the economy in the October-December quarter of 2020-21 helping it to move out of the recession that had gripped following one of the strictest Coviv-19 lockdowns imposed last year. The contraction in the June quarter was 24.4% while in the September quarter it was 7.3%. An economy is said to be in recession after posting two consecutive quarters of contraction.
Mukesh Ambani is again richest Asian person
India’s Mukesh Ambani is back to being the wealthiest person in Asia. Despite a brutal week for markets, his Reliance Industries Ltd was relatively unscathed as it said it would spin off its oil-to-chemicals business into an independent unit.