Iran-Israel tensions | Seriously concerned over escalating hostilities: India

Iran-Israel tensions | Seriously concerned over escalating hostilities: India

An anti-missile system operates after Iran launched drones and missiles towards Israel, as seen from Ashkelon, Israel on April 14, 2024 | Photo Credit: Reuters India on April 14 said it is seriously concerned over escalating hostilities between Israel and Iran, and called for immediate de-escalation of the situation. Iran-Israel tensions LIVE updates April 14, 2024 … Read more

Economy poised for 8-9% growth, says CII President

Economy poised for 8-9% growth, says CII President

New Delhi: India‘s economy is poised to achieve 8-9% growth, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) president R Dinesh told ET in an interview, highlighting land, labour and manufacturing reforms as the key focus areas for the new government, which he said will also spur private investment. “We should consider establishing a fund to support new-age … Read more

Elections that shaped India | The United Front experiment (1996-98)

Elections that shaped India | The United Front experiment (1996-98)

After five years of steadfast leadership under Mr. P.V. Narasimha Rao, India witnessed some one of its the most unstable years politically, between 1996 and 1999. The cause for this was largely the two consecutive United Front governments and the short-lived Vajpayee government. The United Front (UF) experiment between 1996 and 1998 was a non-Congress, … Read more

India dismisses allegations of abusive conditions at shrimp farms

India dismisses allegations of abusive conditions at shrimp farms

India has emerged as one of the world’s largest shrimp exporters. | Photo Credit: AP India, now the biggest supplier of America’s favourite seafood — shrimps — has strongly refuted allegations of human rights and environmental abuses raised by a Chicago-based human rights group, and top Commerce Ministry officials will meet seafood exporters on Thursday … Read more

Mobile wallet usage in India to grow at 18.3%, touch $6.4 trillion in 2028

Mobile wallet usage in India to grow at 18.3%, touch $6.4 trillion in 2028

Mobile wallets are gradually gaining popularity in India and it is projected that the digital payment mode will cross traditional methods like cash and cards in the coming years. GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, in its report, said mobile wallets and their usage is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate … Read more

Over 60 products from across India earn GI tags

Over 60 products from across India earn GI tags

The Bihu dhol has been given the GI tag. | Photo Credit: Sandeep Saxena Over 60 products from across India, including the famous Banaras Thandai, have been given the Geographical Indication (GI) tag. This is the first time such a large number of GI tags have been given at a go, a senior official from … Read more

SEBI questions mutual funds over selling misleading small-cap schemes to elderly citizens

SEBI questions mutual funds over selling misleading small-cap schemes to elderly citizens

SEBI, the regulatory authority in India, is stepping up its oversight of small-cap funds. They’re now seeking information from individual asset management companies (AMCs) regarding the sale of these funds to super senior citizens. This move aims to ensure greater protection for elderly investors. The news was initially covered by Mint. Investment advisors suggest that … Read more

GDP set to grow 8% or more in Jan-March quarter: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

GDP set to grow 8% or more in Jan-March quarter: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

India‘s gross domestic product (GDP) will grow by 8% or more in the fourth quarter of current fiscal year, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday. Sitharaman said that the economy is expected to show the same rate of year-on-year expansion for the 2023/24 financial year due to the impact of improved inflation management and … Read more