Centre Asks States To Fix Stock Limits Of Edible Oils

States have been asked to maintain stock limit of edible oils to soften their prices To bring down the rising prices of edible oils during the ongoing festival season, the department of food and public distribution undertook a meeting with all the states on Monday, asking them to maintain stock limit of the commodity. The […]

Centre To Discuss Measures Taken By States To Curb Edible Oil Prices

Government has called a meeting with states on October 25 to monitor edible oil prices Amid continuous rise in edible oil prices and with the festival season having commenced, the Food and Public Distribution Department will meet all the states on October 25 to review steps taken by them on implementing its stock limit order […]

WhatsApp Monetises User Day. Can’t Claim Privacy Protection: Centre

The Centre has defended in the Delhi High Court the legal validity of its new IT rule requiring messaging apps, such as WhatsApp, to “trace” the first originator of the information, saying that the law empowers it to expect such entities to create safe cyberspace and counter illegal content either themselves or by assisting the […]

NASA Shares Stunning Panorama Shot of Milky Way’s Galactic Centre

NASA never stops surprising us with stunning images from outer space. In a new Instagram post, the space agency has released a new photo of Milky Way on October 19. The colourful image is a panorama of the Milky Way’s galactic centre. NASA mentions that by “combining observations from across the electromagnetic spectrum,” it has […]

Centre In “Constant Discussion” With Finance Ministry To Reduce Fuel Prices: Government Sources

Government is in constant touch with Finance Ministry to reduce fuel prices, say sources The Centre is in “constant discussion” with the Finance Ministry for reduction in petroleum prices, government sources told NDTV, even as fuel prices continue to touch record highs almost on a daily basis across the country. Both the Centre and the […]

US Becomes Largest Bitcoin Mining Centre After China Crackdown

The United States has overtaken China to account for the largest share of the world’s Bitcoin mining, data published on Wednesday by Britain’s Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance showed. The figures demonstrate the impact of a crackdown on Bitcoin trading and mining launched by China’s State Council, or cabinet, in late May, which devastated the […]

Airline Stocks Rise After Centre Allows Domestic Flights To Operate At Full Capacity

The step to ease travel restrictions comes as the vaccination rates have increased. New Delhi: Airline operators’ shares surged on Wednesday after the government lifted Covid-19 pandemic-led restrictions and allowed domestic flights operations at full capacity from October 18. The Centre had banned scheduled domestic flights in March 2020. Flight operations were resumed after two […]

Centre Allows 100% Telecom FDI Via Automatic Route, Slashes Bank Guarantee Requirement By 80%

The new rules will not apply to operators, who are currently going through the liquidation process. New Delhi: The government on Wednesday allowed 100 percent foreign direct investment in the telecom sector through automatic route to promote ease of doing business in the industry. The telecom department has also reduced performance and financial bank guarantee […]

Centre Approves Productivity Linked Bonus For Railway Employees Ahead Of Diwali

Financial implication of PLB payment has been estimated at Rs 1,984 crore, the Ministry of Railways said. New Delhi: The government on Wednesday approved the Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) — 78 days’ wages — to eligible non-gazetted railway employees for the financial year 2020-21 (FY21). The decision doesn’t include Railway Protection Force (RPF) or Railway Protection […]

In Relief for Telecoms, Centre Willing To Reconsider Spectrum Charges

One-time spectrum fees are charges that operators have to pay for holding additional radiowaves In a major relief for the embattled telecom companies, the centre is willing to “reconsider” one-time spectrum charges (OTSC) of Rs 40,000 crore levied on telecom companies. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked the Supreme Court for three weeks time […]

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