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Report: USD 5 bn US fine set for Facebook on privacy probe

The newspaper said the Federal Trade Commission approved the settlement in a 3-2 vote, with the two Democratic members of the consumer protection agency dissenting. According to the report, the deal, which would be the largest penalty ever imposed by the FTC for privacy violations, still needs approval from the Justice Department before it is finalized. Although details have not ... Read More »

India sets global milestone in tackling poverty: UNDP Report

The United Nations has hailed India for its tackling of poverty over past ten years. In a report on 2019 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index, the United Nations Development Programme noted that India has demonstrated the clearest pro-poor pattern at the sub-national level. It said that the country lifted over 271 million people out of poverty between 2005-06 & 2015-16. UNDP ... Read More »

SC seeks fresh status report on Ayodhya dispute

The Supreme Court asked Justice FMI Kalifulla, chairperson of the three-member mediation panel, to submit the report by July 18. A five-judge constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi will then analyse the report and will take a decision on further action on 25th of July. On July 9th, one of the litigants in the case, Gopal ... Read More »

CERC grants ‘Category I Electricity Trading License’ to NTPC: Report

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has reportedly granted a ‘Category I Electricity Trading License’ to NTPC for electricity trading. This license will help the company in implementing renewable projects, especially solar and wind, across the country. NTPC is the largest power utility company in India and has presence in Coal, Gas, Solar PV, Hydro and Wind Power Generation and ... Read More »

NHPC organizes three day training programme: Report

NHPC has reportedly organized a three day training programme on ‘Role of Engineering Geology in River Valley and Infrastructure Projects’ ending on July 12 at its corporate office, Faridabad. This training programme has been conceptualised to provide an insight to young professionals about the importance of investigation and construction stage geological studies in River Valley and Infrastructure Projects and to ... Read More »

India strongly protests UN report alleging human rights violations in J&K

Expressing deep concern over the issue, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, OHCHR, it said, the seems to accord legitimacy to terrorism. Foreign Office Spokesman Raveesh Kumar said, the statement is in complete variance with UN Security Council positions which had strongly condemned, the dastardly Pulwama terror attack in February this year and subsequently proscribed the ... Read More »

most coveted Leadership award for sustainability: Report

Hindalco Industries has reportedly received the most coveted Leadership award for sustainability recently at the Frost & Sullivan and TERI Sustainability 4.0 Awards 2019 held at Mumbai. Hindalco Industries is an industry leader in aluminium and copper. The company’s aluminium units across the country encompass the entire gamut of operations from bauxite mining, alumina refining, aluminium smelting to downstream rolling, ... Read More »

GTDC seeks report on cruises operating despite cyclone warning

On Wednesday, the state-run entity’s chairman, Dayanand Sopte told reporters that ‘The GTDC received complaints that some cruise vessels were operating close to the sea waters’. On Tuesday, the weather department predicted heavy rainfall in the state due to cyclone Vayu, prompting the authorities to close the shoreline for swimming. However, GTDC Chairman, Dayanand Sopte noted that despite the warning, some cruise vessels ... Read More »

Government asks Jet Airways’ lenders to share audit report

Lenders of Jet Airways (India) Ltd were asked by the government to share findings of a forensic audit report of the grounded airline in March, around the same time the company’s founder, Naresh Goyal, quit all executive roles, suggest reports. Though the contents of the forensic audit conducted by accounting firm EY have not been made public, the people cited ... Read More »

IOC organizes ‘5th Capacity Building Training Program’: Report

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has reportedly organized ‘5th Capacity Building Training Program’ at New Delhi. Nearly 50 leaders attended the programme. IOC is the largest enterprise in the country and the foremost ranked Fortune Global 500 Company in India and has presence in the complete hydrocarbon value chain from downstream refining & marketing, pipeline transportation, Petrochemicals, E&P and Gas Marketing. ... Read More »

Coal India’s arm commissions new wharf-wall: Report

Coal India’s subsidiary– Northern Coalfields has reportedly inaugurated a new wharf-wall at MGR route line of company’s Nigahi coal producing area to reduce coal transportation by road. The said route line is used by Nigahi for transporting coal to NTPC Vindhyachal. The new wharf-wall will help supply additional 3-4 rakes (approximately 9000 to 12,000 tonnes) of coal to NTPC Vindhyachal. ... Read More »

Hero MotoCorp launches special edition of Splendor: Report

Hero MotoCorp has reportedly launched a special edition of the Splendor to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their iconic motorcycle ‘Hero Splendor’. It is priced at Rs 56,600 (ex-showroom). Based on the Splendor Plus variant, the special edition gets a new colour scheme and graphics. Hero MotoCorp is an India-based holding company and a two-wheeler manufacturer. The company is engaged ... Read More »

State Bank of India signs MoU with NABARD: Report

State Bank of India (SBI) and National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) have reportedly joined hands, by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for formation and credit linkage of 13,00 joint liability groups (JLGs) across Tamilnadu. The groups will be purveying credit in the rural areas that would benefit around 13,000 small/marginal and landless farmers to the tune ... Read More »

Bharti Airtel’s DTH arm launches six new recharge plans: Report

Airtel Digital TV, the DTH arm of Bharti Airtel, has reportedly launched six new recharge plans for its DTH users. Users can choose between HD and SD channels for period of six months or 12 months. Bharti Airtel is a leading integrated telecommunications company with operations across Asia and Africa. WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Bharti Airtel’s DTH arm launches six new ... Read More »

SBI to facilitate loan services for cyclone-affected entrepreneurs in Odisha: Report

State Bank of India (SBI) is reportedly going to facilitate loan services for all the cyclone-affected entrepreneurs in Odisha under various schemes of the bank. Besides, loans already applied by businessmen who have been affected by Fani will be soon sanctioned by the SBI. The Bank will further provide coverage to the beneficiaries registered under SBI General Insurance. SBI is ... Read More »

BPCL unveils lucky draw scheme across Jammu: Report

Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) has reportedly unveiled a lucky draw scheme ‘BPCL aur Kurlon Ke Saath Khushiyon aur Aaram Ki Saugat’ across 107 of its petrol pumps in Jammu. In the scheme, a customer has to fuel for Rs 250 in case of 2-wheelers and 3-wheelers and for Rs 1000 in case of 4-wheelers to participate in the scheme. A ... Read More »

SBI reopens 84 branches in and around Bhubaneswar: Report

State Bank of India (SBI) has reportedly reopened 84 branches in and around Bhubaneswar after Fani Cyclone, even though restoration of electricity connection was yet to be completed. As many as 23 ATMs are functioning in the capital city for convenience of the customers and efforts are on to reopen more branches and ATMs as soon as possible. SBI is ... Read More »

Situation report regarding cyclonic storm “Fani”

1.            Background i.              A Low pressure area was formed over east equatorial Indian Ocean (EIO) and adjoining southeast of Bay of Bengal (BoB) on 25.04.2019 intensifying into a Severe Cyclonic Storm over southeast & adjoining southwest BoB. ii.             It intensified into a very cyclonic storm “FANI” over southeast & adjoining southwest BoBon 30.04.2019 and further intensifying into Extremely Severe Cyclonic ... Read More »

IndiGo wins ‘Best Partnership Airline with Dubai Airport’ award: Report

InterGlobe Aviation (IndiGo) has reportedly won ‘The Best Partnership Airline with Dubai Airport’ award at the Dubai Airports Excellence Awards. At the award ceremony, Dubai airports honoured IndiGo along with other winners and business partners who have demonstrated their commitment to improve services and deliver exceptional customer experiences at Dubai airports. InterGlobe Aviation provides air transportation services in India and ... Read More »

In bid to curb misuse, Twitter adds way to report voter-tricking tweets

An option to report Twitter messages as being misleading about voting was being added to the one-to-many messaging service’s app in India and Europe, with a promise it would be expanded globally through the year. “Any attempts to undermine the process of registering to vote or engaging in the electoral process is contrary to our company’s core values,” the Twitter ... Read More »

NIIT Technologies features as leader in NelsonHall NEAT report 2019

Mumbai : NIIT Technologies has been positioned as a ‘Leader’ in the Overall market segment for RPA and AI in Banking in NelsonHall NEAT report 2019. This NelsonHall Vendor Evaluation & Assessment Tool (NEAT) analyzes the performance of 14 leading vendors offering RPA & AI services in the banking sector. The NEAT tool allows strategic sourcing managers to assess the ... Read More »

Election Commission submits report in SC on PM Biopic Movie

The Election Commission on Monday submitted its detailed report to the Supreme Court on movie based on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took the EC’s report on the Prime Minister’s biopic and asked the poll panel to give a copy of the report to the producer of the movie. The court has now ... Read More »

Intellect Design Arena features as leader in IDC MarketScape report

Mumbai : Intellect Design Arena has been positioned as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide End-to-End Corporate Banking Solution Providers 2019 Vendor Assessment. AI automation, Analytics, APIs, and a focus on cloud-based flexibility and UX are outlined in Intellect’s future strategy reports IDC MarketScape. IDC MarketScape vendor assessment model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness ... Read More »

U.S. AG: Mueller Report Finds ‘No Collusion’

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Thursday offered a spirited defense of President Donald Trump ahead of the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election, but revealed that it detailed 10 episodes of potential obstruction of justice by the president. Barr is one of a handful of people to have seen the ... Read More »

Release of long-awaited Mueller report on Russia a watershed moment for Trump

Attorney General William Barr’s planned release of the nearly 400-page report comes after Mueller wrapped up his 22-month investigation last month into the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia and questions about obstruction of justice by the president. Its disclosure, with portions expected to be blacked out by Barr to protect some sensitive information, is certain to launch a new political ... Read More »

NGT directs MoEF to submit report on constitution of BMCs

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel also asked the states who have not constituted the committees to file an affidavit stating the reason for the delay. During the hearing, a monitoring committee formed by the tribunal informed it that as against 2,52,709 panchayats where Biodiversity Management Committees were to be constituted a total of 1,44,371 BMCs ... Read More »

PFS planning to raise up to Rs 2,000 crore through bonds: Report

PTC India Financial Services (PFS) is reportedly planning to raise up to Rs 2,000 crore through a bonds issue. The first tranche will be of about Rs 600 crore under a 10-year bonds issue. This will be issued by the end of April. The bonds by the company are backed by bank credit from public sector lender, State Bank of ... Read More »

Defence Minister rejects US magazine report on Pak’s F-16 aircraft

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitaraman on Saturday rejected US Magazine report that claimed all F-16 fighter planes with Pakistan are intact and none of them missing. Addressing a Press Conference at Vadodara in Gujarat, the Defence Minister said, it is pretty clear the electronic signature intercepted by IAF radars was that of an F 16 aircraft, used by Pakistan to target ... Read More »

Global trade growth faces uncertainties in 2019: WTO report

This year, the WTO lowered its forecast for global trade growth this year from 3.7 percent to 2.6 percent, due to these economic uncertainties. The report points out that in 2018, trade grew by 3 percent due to the tensions and uncertainties in global trade. Some economists predicted that in 2019, the growth rate may drop to 2.6 percent, however ... Read More »

Ethiopian Airlines crash report expected this week

It gave no details on the exact timing of the release, nor hints about the report’s findings. Foreign ministry spokesman Nebiat Getachew said the transport ministry would release “a preliminary report into its investigation” of the March 10 tragedy in which a Nairobi-bound Boeing 737 MAX crashed shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa. Nebiat initially said the report would ... Read More »

Last day of Budget Session; CAG Report on Rafale Deal tabled in Parliament

Tuesday was the last day of the Budget Session which was also the last session of the 16th Lok Sabha and on the final day, the CAG report on the Rafale deal was tabled in the Rajya Sabha. In the Rajya Sabha, Samajwadi Party and TMC Members raised slogans, and in the midst of the uproar, the house saw repeated adjournments. Finally Rajya Sabha was adjourned sine ... Read More »

M&M participates in new road safety campaign: Report

Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has reportedly participated in a new road safety campaign ‘1 Crore Haath Saath Saath’. The road safety campaign was organised by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH), in partnership with the NGO Drive Smart Drive Safe (D2S). The flag-off event of the campaign saw 80 employees and ... Read More »

HPCL in talks with Total SA to build second LPG storage facility: Report

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) reportedly in preliminary talk with Total SA, to build an underground Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) storage facility. The company might build its second LPG in Mangalore in the state of Karnataka. For the first LPG cavern in Visakhapatnam in the state of Andhra Pradesh the company has also partnered with Total SA. HPCL is an Indian ... Read More »

The gunk in your nose is GOOD for your health, claims a health report

What do you call that icky, green substance that comes out of your nose, ever so often? Commonly known as mucus, snoot, booger or phlegm, it is probably the most disgusting by-product of the human body (second to pooping, obviously). But did you know that in spite of being labelled as gross, boogers are actually good for your health? Yes, ... Read More »

Coal India planning to put 25-30 MT of coal on auction in Q4: Report

Coal India is reportedly planning to put another 25-30 million tonnes (MT) of coal to auction in the ongoing January-March quarter (Q4). The company has been able to secure 54 MT of coal via e-auction till December as against 79 MT in the corresponding period of the last fiscal year, registering fall of 31.65%. Coal India is the world’s largest ... Read More »

Arvind’s arm aiming to double its revenue in 5 years: Report

Arvind’s subsidiary — Arvind Fashions is reportedly aiming to double its revenue to Rs 8,000 crore in the next 5 years. The company’s growth will be driven by new product extensions of its brands, value retail and cosmetics business. The company is also aiming on the value retail segment through its store chain Unlimited which currently has 100 stores and ... Read More »

TVS Motor pitches for lower GST rate on two-wheelers: Report

TVS Motor Company has reportedly pitched for lower the goods and services tax (GST) rate on two-wheelers from current rate of 28 percent. The company said that two-wheeler is an item for mass mobility and cannot be benchmarked against luxury and sin goods. TVS Motor Company is a leading two and three-wheeler manufacturer, and is the flagship company of the ... Read More »

M&M’s arm sets up grape pack house facility in Nashik: Report

Mahindra & Mahindra’s (M&M) subsidiary– Mahindra Agri Solutions (MASL) has reportedly set up its grape pack house facility in Nashik. The facility is a unique one in India and features the latest technologies that are available in post-harvest management of grapes. M&M is the flagship company of the Mahindra Group, a multinational conglomerate based in Mumbai, India. Amongst the various ... Read More »

Essel Group in talks to raise upto $400 million: Report

Essel Group is reportedly in talks with investors to raise upto $400 million in a structured credit transaction. The group will raise funds to refinance a part of the promoter debt which will mature over the next few quarters. Essel Propack is a flagship company of the Essel group is a producer of plastic packaging material in the form of ... Read More »

Pfizer to shut down two of its plants located at Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra: Report

Pfizer has reportedly planned to shut down two of its plants located at Irungattukottai in Tamil Nadu and Aurangabad in Maharashtra. The company concluded that due to the very significant long-term loss of product demand, manufacturing at these sites in not viable. Pfizer has produced innovative breakthroughs in a wide range of research areas, including depression, erectile dysfunction, high cholesterol, ... Read More »

Minor ’20-weeks pregnant’ reveals medical report, accused absconding

Udaipur : The minor girl who was raped for weeks in Satpura village under Chanderiya police station in Chittorgarh has been found to be 20 weeks pregnant. The girl was taken for a medical examination on tuesday and the medical board confirmed her pregnancy. Meanwhile, police team couldnt find the accused from the village as he had gone absconding since the ... Read More »

BPCL looking to revive plan to build terminal for imported LNG: Report

Bharat Petroleum Corporation’s (BPCL) is reportedly looking to revive its plan to build a terminal for imported Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) amid increasing domestic demand for the clean fuel. The company is presently deliberating its options for setting up the LNG terminal. It is exploring locations on both the east and west coasts. It may cost the company around Rs ... Read More »

GAIL seeks for LNG cargo for January – February delivery: Report

GAIL India is reportedly seeking for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo for delivery in late January to February. The cargo is for delivery over January 20 to February 5 on a delivered ex-ship (DES) Dabhoj/Dahej basis. GAIL India is India’s principal Natural Gas Company with activities ranging from Gas Transmission and Marketing to Processing (for fractionating LPG, Propane, SBP ... Read More »

JPC report on Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 tabled in Lok Sabha

It is listed to be tabled in Rajya Sabha as well. The  Bill amends the Citizenship Act, 1955 to make illegal migrants who are Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, eligible for citizenship. The Bill relaxes the 11 year requirement of residing in India, to just 6 years for the above migrants. The Bill ... Read More »

IOC may quit plan of buying stake in Mundra LNG terminal: Report

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) may quit its plan to buy 50% stake in the Mundra LNG terminal in Gujarat, according to a report. Earlier, in August 2017, the company has received an in-principle approval from its board to acquire 50% stake in the 5 million tonnes per annum terminal (mtpa) for around Rs 750 crore. The Mundra LNG terminal is ... Read More »

Bajaj Auto may hike prices of 125cc motorcycles: Report

Bajaj Auto may reportedly hike prices of Pulsar, Discover and Avenger (125cc and above) motorcycles between Rs 4,000-10,000 post-April 2019 due to the incorporation of anti-lock braking system (ABS) safety norm. Bajaj Auto is world’s fourth largest two and three-wheeler manufacturer. Bajaj Auto has three plants in all, two at Waluj and Chakan in Maharashtra and one plant at Pant ... Read More »