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FDI in services sector up 37 pc in 2018-19

Foreign direct investment in services sector grew 36.5 per cent to USD 9.15 billion in 2018-19, according to the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). The sector attracted FDI worth USD 6.7 billion in 2017-18. Services sector…

INDIA-FIRST: GOOGLE MAPS NOW SHOWS LIVE TRAIN RUNNING STATUS, BUS TRAVEL TIMES

Google Maps has announced three new India-first navigation features. Starting Tuesday, Google Maps users from 10 largest Indian cities will be able to see bus travel times from live traffic. The users can also check Live train status of Indian…

Income Tax dept extends deadline for employers to issue Form 16

The Income Tax department on Tuesday extended the deadline for employers to issue Form 16 TDS certificate for financial year 2018-19 to its employees by 25 days till July 10. However, the extension would leave the salaried taxpayers with a…

Boeing to modernise air traffic management in India

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) and aerospace major Boeing on Tuesday announced the signing of a technical assistance agreement to develop an air traffic management roadmap which will improve airspace utilisation and help maintain efficient aircraft operations. The comprehensive…

‘Czar of Indian Cuisine’ Jiggs Kalra passes away at 71

Celebrated chef and culinary revivalist Jaspal Inder Singh Kalra, popularly known as Jiggs Kalra, passed away early morning on Tuesday. He was 71. Announcing his father’s demise, the iconic chef’s restaurateur son Zorawar Kalra said his father was his “mentor,…

New govt to retain autonomy of Prasar Bharati: Javadekar

The new government at the Centre will retain the autonomy of Prasar Bharati, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday. It was established through an act which safeguards its autonomy, he said after launching state-of-the-art high-definition DSNG vans…

Pre-monsoon rainfall lowest in 65 years: Skymet

The pre-monsoon rainfall in the country was the second lowest in 65 years, private weather forecaster Skymet Weather said Monday. The three-month pre-monsoon season March, April and May ended with a rainfall deficiency of 25 per cent. All the four…

Apple previews new software as it diversifies beyond iPhones

Apple, beset by falling iPhone sales, announced upcoming changes to its phone and computer software intended to highlight its increasing emphasis on digital services and to further position it as a fierce guardian of personal privacy. The revisions previewed Monday…

5G spectrum auction to be held this year: Prasad

India will hold a mega spectrum auction for 5G and other radio waves in the current calendar year, and intends to start 5G trials in the next 100 days, the newly-appointed Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Monday. Setting an…

Six of top-10 firms add Rs 99,994 cr in m-cap; TCS leads

Six of the 10 most valued Indian companies together added Rs 99,994.06 crore in market valuation last week, with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) topping the list. HDFC Bank, HUL, HDFC, Infosys and Kotak Mahindra Bank were also on the gainers’…

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