January 28, 2021 21:17 (IST)
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Economy showing signs of improvement but medium term outlook still uncertain: RBI Governor

Mumbai/IBNS: RBI Governor Shakti Kanta Das has said the economy has started showing signs of improvement with the easing of over two months of strict lockdown but "a very careful trajectory" has to be followed after the pandemic is over.

CERT warns against possible phishing attack in India

Kolkata/IBNS: The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has issued an advisory recently warning about a possible phishing attack by cyber criminals against people in India with the intent to steal personal data, including bank account information, using the email id - ncov2019@gov.in.

ParleG records unprecedented sales during the lockdown period; Twitter applauds with #BharatKaApnaBiscuit

Mumbai/IBNS: Parle G, the biscuit brand which has been a favourite of the masses since decades, recorded unprecedented sales during the lockdown period, said a senior company official, according to media reports.

What to expect from Centre's Rs. 20 lakh crore economic package: Report

New Delhi/IBNS: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at 4 pm on Wednesday will share the details of the mega stimulus economic package worth Rs. 20 lakh crore announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last night.

Lockdown income-loss forces workers to lay hands on Provident Fund savings

Mumbai/IBNS: As many as 6,50,000 people have withdrawn money from their Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) savings to fulfill the income loss due to extended Covid-19 lockdown, said a media report.

Centre rejects report by IRS officials suggesting Income Tax hike, calls it ill conceived

New Delhi/ IBNS: The Centre has rejected a report prepared by a group of IRS officers that suggested a 40 per cent hike in the income tax rate, a 4 per cent Covid-19 relief cess and imposing a super-rich tax, finance ministry officials have said, reported media. 

MSME Minister Nitin Gadkari asks entrepreneurs to take advantage of anti-Chinese sentiments to attract business

New Delhi/IBNS: Union minister Nitin Gadkari has said Indian manufacturers can take advantage of the current anti-Chinese sentiments by manufacturing items for which India is largely dependent on Chinese imports, media reports said.

PM Modi and Finance Minister Sitharaman meet to discuss economic stimulus package amid COVID-19 outbreak

New Delhi/ IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman met on Thursday to discuss the much-awaited financial package to mitigate the negative impact of COVID-19, said media reports.

SBI waives ATM transaction charges

Mumbai/IBNS: India's largest bank State Bank of India (SBI) has waived charges for its customers on all transactions made on SBI ATMs and other bank ATMs, after exceeding free transactions, till June 30.

Indian exports and imports nosedive in March

New Delhi/ IBNS: Indian exports and imports declined by record volumes in March, as countries across the world sealed their borders to fight the COVID-19 outbreak.

Income Tax Dept issues 10.2 lakh refunds worth Rs 4,250 crores in one week

New Delhi/IBNS: The Income Tax department has released 10.2 lakh refunds worth Rs 4,250 crores in a week's time, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said on Wednesday.

Raghuram Rajan ready to help India as country stares at post-COVID-19 economic crisis

New Delhi/IBNS: Days after giving suggestions to the Narendra Modi government on how to tackle the post-Coronavirus economic situation, former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan said he was ready to help India as the vast country of 1.3 billion people is staring at a financial crisis once the threat of COVID-19 retreats.

Centre released Rs 15,841 crore under PM KISAN in the lockdown period

New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre has released the first installment of Rs 15,841 crore under the PM KISAN scheme during the lockdown period, the Agriculture Ministry said in a statement on Friday.

Greatest emergency since Independence: Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan over COVID-19 situation

New Delhi/IBNS: Advising the Indian government to spend more on poor to manage the crisis caused by the Novel Coronavirus, former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan has said the pandemic virus is the "greatest emergency since Independence".

Piramal Group commits Rs 25 crores to COVID-19 relief effort besides helping with manpower and services

Mumbai/IBNS: Piramal Group, an Indian business conglomerate with a global footprint, has pledged Rs 25 crores towards the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM Cares Fund) to aid the fight against Covid-19.