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Uber adds ride booking via WhatsApp in India; service to start from Lucknow

The partnership allows access to Uber's mobility services by sending a message to a WhatsApp chatbot

2 Dec 2021 10:56 am
Vodafone Idea surges 21% in two days, stock nears 52-week high

In the past two weeks, the stock has surged 34 per cent after the telecom service provider increased its prepaid tariff by 20-25 per cent from November 25, 2021

2 Dec 2021 10:32 am
Wall St bounces back after rout spurred by inflation, Omicron risks

Merck up as FDA panel narrowly votes to back Covid pill; payrolls, factory activity increase in November

1 Dec 2021 9:12 pm
Prem Watsa-backed Fairfax sells 3.2% stake in IIFL Finance for Rs 365 crore

The scrip of IIFL Finance settled at Rs 316.25 on the BSE, up 2.36 per cent from the previous close

1 Dec 2021 8:47 pm
Cane arrear reaches Rs 4,445 cr in 2020-21 season, maximum in UP: Centre

Cane dues to be paid by sugar mills to farmers stood at Rs 4,445 crore during the 2020-21 season (October-September), with maximum arrears in Uttar Pradesh, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. During the 2020-21 season, a total of Rs 92,804 crore was to be paid towards sugarcane price to the farmers. Out of which Rs 88,359 crore has been paid and the balance Rs 4,445 crore dues are pending, as per the data placed before Lok Sabha by Minister of State for Food Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti. Of the pend

1 Dec 2021 5:11 pm
India's biggest car dealer Popular plans $100 million listing: Report

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Popular Vehicles & Services, India's biggest auto dealer, is planning a $100 million listing next year, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.

1 Dec 2021 4:42 pm
Rupee gains 22 paise to end at 74.91 against US dollar

The rupee gained 22 paise to close at 74.91 (provisional) against the US dollar Wednesday as positive domestic equities and a weak American currency in the overseas markets boosted investor sentiment

1 Dec 2021 4:32 pm
Need to resurrect concept of gold bank to monetise physical gold: R Gandhi

There is a need to establish a gold bank in the country to help monetise physical gold lying with people, Reserve Bank of India's former deputy governor R Gandhi said on Wednesday. He said the country needs to play along with the Indian psyche of the strong preference for physical gold and gold in the form of jewellery, if it wants to be successful in monetising gold for the betterment of the economy. It is estimated that around 23,000-24,000 tonnes of gold lie with the households and religious

1 Dec 2021 3:57 pm
India's power consumption rises 3.6% to 100.42 BU in November

Last year in November, power consumption stood at 96.88 BU and in the same month in 2019, it was at 93.94 BU

1 Dec 2021 2:37 pm
States improve fiscal position, but local bodies still suffer: RBI report

Covid worsened finances of local govts in 2020-21 and 2021-22; local authorities would lose 15-25% of their revenues in 2021, which may make maintenance of current level of service delivery difficult

1 Dec 2021 2:06 pm
Payments platform UPI maintains momentum in Nov after stellar show in Oct

In November, UPI recorded 4.18 billion transactions worth Rs 7.68 trillion

1 Dec 2021 1:17 pm
HDFC, Bajaj Finance hike rates on long term deposits ahead of RBI meet

India's largest mortgage lender, HDFC Ltd, hiked its long-term rates by upto 15 basis points (bps)

1 Dec 2021 11:51 am
Asian factories shake off supply headaches but Omicron presents new risks

The newly detected Omicron coronavirus variant has emerged as a fresh worry for the region's policymakers, who are already grappling with the challenge of steering their economies out of the doldrums

1 Dec 2021 9:10 am
Fed's Jerome Powell weighs earlier end to bond tapering amid hot inflation

Powell said it's time to stop using the word ransitory to describe inflation

30 Nov 2021 10:15 pm
Eight core sectors' output grows to 7.5% in October: Govt data

The core sector grew 6.9 per cent, compared with the pre-Covid month of October 2019

30 Nov 2021 10:11 pm
AVAR 2021 Virtual will feature leading international cybersecurity experts

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], November 30 (ANI/PR Newswire): The Association of Anti Virus Asia Researchers (AVAR) ( announced today that its much-awaited annual conference, AVAR 2021 Virtual, one of Asia's largest cybersecurity researchers' conferences, will feature cybersecurity experts from across the world who will share their knowledge on the theme of Cybersecurity in Peril: The Changing State of Threat Actors.

30 Nov 2021 10:00 pm
Walmart announces MoU with MP government to train and support MSMEs

The initiative comes under Walmart Vriddhi Supplier Development Programme

30 Nov 2021 8:58 pm
Seven firms, including JSW Steel, submit bids for coal blocks

JSW Steel and Adhunik Power & Natural Resources are among seven companies that have submitted bids for four coal blocks put up for sale under second attempt of auction process for 11 mines for commercial mining. These coal mines were also offered in the first attempt launched on March 25 this year and had fetched single bids. A total of 7 companies have submitted their bids in the auction process, the coal ministry said in a statement. The seven firms are Auro Coal Pvt Ltd, JSW Steel, MP Natural

30 Nov 2021 8:53 pm
30 Nov 2021 8:52 pm
Stricter norms for int'l passengers to be effective from Tuesday midnight

Authorities are stepping their vigil for effective surveillance amid mounting concerns over the emergence of the COVID variant Omicron.

30 Nov 2021 7:26 pm
Axis Bank stock gains after Fitch affirms rating at 'BB+'

The ratings agency has maintained 'Negative' on the bank's long-term IDR

30 Nov 2021 7:10 pm
Maruti Suzuki hikes prices of Eeco van by Rs 8,000 for adding airbags

The increase in price is effective from November 30, 2021

30 Nov 2021 5:16 pm
Secondary Care Surgery leader - Pristyn Care grows 5X To open 1000 surgical centres in 50 cities by March '22

Gurugram (Harayana) [India], November 30 (ANI/India PR Distribution): Pristyn Care, India's largest Secondary Care Surgery provider, today announced that it has grown 5 times since January 2021 and aims expansion with 1000+ surgical centres and 50+ cities including doubling the overall employee count by March 2022.

30 Nov 2021 5:00 pm
Yotta to build next two data center buildings in Greater Noida, gets big boost from Yogi Adityanath's UP Data Center Policy

New Delhi [India], November 30 (ANI/PR Newswire): Yotta Infrastructure announced that it will commence construction of two more data centers in their Greater Noida Data Center Park in January 2022. The two buildings will have a capacity of 30MW IT load each and will be ready to go live in January 2024. The construction of the first of six data center buildings started in January 2021 and will go live for customer operations by July 2022, in a record time of less than 18 months. Once completed, i

30 Nov 2021 5:00 pm observes a 50 percent increase in festive orders in 2021

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], November 30 (ANI/NewsVoir):, one of India's largest multi-category gifting companies, has revealed that it observed a 50% year-on-year growth in Diwali orders this year.

30 Nov 2021 5:00 pm
Rs 26,697 cr lying in dormant accounts of banks: FM Sitharaman

This money is lying in nearly 9 crore accounts which have not been operated for 10 years

30 Nov 2021 4:18 pm
Sebi to auction realty firm's properties to recover investors money

Capital markets regulator Sebi on Tuesday said it will auction four properties of Ravi Kiran Realty India Ltd and its promoters on December 16 to recover investors' money. These properties located in West Bengal will be auctioned at a reserve price totalling Rs 3.22 crore, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) said in a notice. Inviting bids for the sale of these properties, Sebi said the auction will be conducted through online mode. The regulator has asked the intending bidders to

30 Nov 2021 4:17 pm
30 Nov 2021 4:07 pm
Smriti Mandhana signs up as brand ambassador for GUVI

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], November 30 (ANI/NewsVoir): IIT Madras incubated startup ropes in Indian women's cricketer Smriti Mandhana as its brand ambassador. She will be the face of GUVI and will feature across the online campaigns to strengthen the importance & scope of technological education & IT skills.

30 Nov 2021 4:00 pm
Knowlarity's multichannel cloud contact center for all business sizes

Gurugram (Harayana) [India], November 30 (ANI/PRNewswire): Knowlarity, one of Asia's foremost Cloud Business Communication providers, excels at meeting the communication challenges of the ever-evolving businesses and customer expectations.

30 Nov 2021 4:00 pm
Max Life Insurance enhances 'Buy Now, Pay at Approval' feature for term insurance purchase, ensuring hassle-free digital customer journeys

New Delhi (Delhi) [India], November 30 (ANI/NewsVoir): Strengthening its commitment towards superior customer servicing, Max Life Insurance Company Ltd. (Max Life / Company) has enhanced the 'Buy Now - Pay at Approval' feature available on term insurance purchase for customers. Launched last year for policies bought online, the feature allows customers to apply for a policy through a digital payment method. This helps ensure that the premium amount is not deducted until the proposal evaluation b

30 Nov 2021 4:00 pm
Issued no direction to banks to not give loans to 'sensitive customers': FM

Sitharaman, during Question Hour in the Rajya Sabha, said there is no official stated policy directing banks not to give loans to certain categories of customers.

30 Nov 2021 3:18 pm
'Not considering a ban on cryptocurrency ads,' says FM in Rajya Sabha

'We are not considering a ban on the advertisements, but we've been taking steps to caution the public through RBI and SEBI,' says Nirmala Sitharaman

30 Nov 2021 1:40 pm
WHO spl session kicks off seeking 'pandemic treaty' amid Omicron concerns

The WHA May session this year decided to set up a working group to consider the findings and recommendations of a number of panels and committees on global preparedness for Covid-19

30 Nov 2021 11:18 am
CAG flags anomalies in accounts of units under IT, telecom ministries

The CAG on Monday reported multiple irregularities in the accounts of units under the IT and telecom ministries

30 Nov 2021 10:31 am
Rajasthan cuts VAT to reduce fuel prices by up to Rs 5 per litre

The Rajasthan government on Tuesday decided to reduce petrol price by Rs 4 per litre and diesel rate by Rs 5 per litre from midnight. In the cabinet meeting today, it was unanimously decided to reduce the rate of VAT on petrol and diesel. After this, the rates will be reduced by Rs 4 per litre in petrol and Rs 5 per litre in diesel from 12 o'clock tonight, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot tweeted. The meeting chaired by Gehlot was held at the chief minister's residence.

16 Nov 2021 10:30 pm