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Rajnath Singh launches online portal for items to be purchased against firm demand from CSD

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday launched the Online Portal https://afd.csdindia.gov.in/ for purchase of items Against Firm Demand (AFD) from CSD Canteens. “The objective of the launch of this Online Portal is to enable about 45 Lakh CSD…

Tesla CEO Elon Musk becomes world’s richest person surpassing Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

WASHINGTON: Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Thursday (January 7) became the richest person in the world, surpassing Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who had held the title since 2017. The net worth of Musk is more than USD 185 billion, up…

The MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition Launched in India

Gurugram: MINI India introduced a special edition of the MINI 3-Door Hatch, the MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition in India. Offered as a Completely Built-Up unit (CBU), only 15 units are available and can be booked exclusively on shop.mini.in. In 1964,…

Activa scooter model crosses 2.5 crore customers-mark in India: HMSI

Mumbai: Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) on Thursday said its “Activa” scooter model has crossed 2.5 crore customers in the domestic market. The Japanese two-wheeler maker had first launched Activa in India in 2001 when the scooter demand in…

TCS buyback: Tata Sons sells shares worth Rs 10,000 crore

New Delhi: Tata Sons Pvt Ltd, the holding company of salt-to-software Tata Group, has raised about Rs 10,000 crore from selling close to 1 per cent holding in Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in the IT firm”s recently concluded share buyback.…

MG Motor India launches seven-seater version of SUV Hector

New Delhi:  MG Motor India on Thursday launched the seven-seater version of its popular SUV Hector priced between Rs 13.35 lakh and Rs 18.33 lakh (ex-showroom), as it enhances its product portfolio with an eye on selling a total of…

Global economy to expand by 4 pc in 2021: World Bank

WASHINGTON DC: The global economy is expected to expand by 4 per cent in 2021, assuming an initial COVID-19 vaccine rollout becomes widespread throughout the year, the World Bank has said. A recovery, however, will likely be subdued unless policy…

Equity indices trade flat, PSU banks in focus

MUMBAI: Equity benchmark indices saw a flattish opening during early hours on Wednesday as global markets awaited the outcome of US Senate runoff elections in Georgia that will likely shape fiscal policy in the President-elect Joe Biden administration. At 10:15…

Monthly transactions through FASTag increased by 1.36 crore in December

New Delhi: The number of transactions through the electronic toll collection system FASTag recorded an increase of 1.36 crore in December 2020, said an official from the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) on Tuesday. “FASTag recorded 13.84 crore transactions…

On New Year’s Eve 2020, WhatsApp sets record with over 1.4 billion voice, video calls

WASHINGTON: Social media giant Facebook recently revealed that over 1.4 billion voice and video calls were made on New Year’s Eve 2020 globally, the most ever in a single day on WhatsApp. According to Mashable, WhatsApp calling increased over 50…

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