February 28, 2021 06:30 (IST)
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Uber to offer 30,000 free rides to CHILDLINE 1098 for helping children in distress across India

New Delhi/IBNS: Ride-hailing app Uber on Wednesday announced a partnership with the CHILDLINE India Foundation (CIF), supported by the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development, the nodal agency which operates the CHILDLINE 1098, the only national, emergency helpline service for children, to provide 30,000 free rides to child care professionals for reaching and attending to children in distress.

India set to trail behind Bangladesh in per capita GDP: IMF

New Delhi/IBNS: In a shocker for India, the financial condition of which has taken a beating due to Coronavirus pandemic, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has forecasted that the per capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the Asian giant could trail behind its neighbour Bangladesh this year.

Maldives planning to scrap FTA with China to protect trade relationship with other nations

Male: Maldives may soon scrap Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China to protect its trade relationship with other countries, media reports said.

Indian Rupee recovers 9 paise against USD

Mumbai/UNI:  The Rupee on Wednesday recovered by nine paise to close at 73.76 against the US Dollar on selling of US Dollar by bankers and exporters, dealers at the Forex Market said.

India's total COVID-19 recoveries cross the landmark milestone of 50 lakh

New York: India’s total recoveries have crossed the landmark milestone of 50 lakh today (50,16,520, the centre said on Monday.

Rupee recovers 21 paise against USD

Mumbai/UNI: The Rupee on Friday bounced back by 21 paise to close at 73.44 against the US Dollar on fresh selling of US Dollar by bankers and exporters, dealers at the Forex Market said.

Rupee regains 12 paise against USD

Mumbai/UNI: The Rupee on Wednesday bounced back by 12 paise to close at 73.52 against the US Dollar on selling of US Dollar by bankers and exporters, dealers at the Forex Market said.

Indian Rupee recovers 6 paise against USD

Mumbai/UNI: The Rupee on Monday recovered by six paise to close at 73.47 against the US Dollar on selling of greenback by bankers and exporters, dealers at the Forex Market said.

Recovery in domestic air passenger traffic in August 2020 from previous month but down from previous year: ICRA

Kolkata/IBNS: The Indian aviation industry saw a recovery in domestic passenger traffic in August 2020, with a sequential growth (over July 2020) of 25 per cent to 26 lakh passengers, said ICRA in a recent release.

Japan offering subsidies to lure its manufacturers out of China, offers subsidies to shift base to India, Bangladesh

Tokyo/IBNS: Japan has said it will give subsidies to its manufacturers who shift base from China to India or Bangladesh, as part of its plans to diversify supply chains, media reports said.

Finance Ministry and UNDP India collaborate to pormote sustainable finance in India

New Delhi/IBNS: The Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India have launched the Sustainable Finance Collaborative (SFC). The three-day consultation was held with the objective of bringing together leading experts and organizations to work together to boost the country’s efforts on mobilizing sustainable and green finance.  

India's July retail inflation for industrial workers eases marginally to 5.33 pct

New Delhi:  Retail inflation for industrial workers eased marginally to 5.33 per cent in July, as per government data released on Monday.

Eight core industries' output contracts for the 5th consecutive month in July, moves down by 9.6 pct

New Delhi: The output of eight core infrastructure industries moved down for the fifth consecutive month in July as it touched 9.6 percent, as per government data released on Monday.

India and Japan deliberate on investment opportunities at Indian Chamber of Commerce forum

Kolkata/IBNS: Information Technology (IT), Information Technology Enable Services (ITES), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Tools, Aerospace, Biotechnology, and Engineering Design are some of the areas where Japanese investment can flow in, said Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa.

US firms are optimistic about investing in India, says San Francisco based Indian Consul General

New Delhi/IBNS: India and the United States shares many common interests and a strong bilateral relation, said Dr. T.V. Nagendra Prasad, Consul General, Consulate General of India, San Francisco, recently.