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India's unemployment rate drops 50% in 7 months on Modi govt's rural push

New Delhi: India's unemployment rate has declined to 4.8 per cent in February 2017 compared to 9.5 per cent in August 2016, as a result of the Government's increased focus ...

March 06, 2017

Free WiFi hotspots at over 1,000 gram panchayats

New Delhi: The Government of India is looking to install Wi-Fi hotspots at more than 1,000 gram panchayats across India, under its ambitious project called Digital Village, in orde...

January 18, 2017

Government, RBI ask banks to boost ATM cash supply

New Delhi: The Government of India and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) have asked commercial banks to divert more cash to ATMs in order to make them fully functional by the end of ...

January 10, 2017

Single platform to pay all utility bills in rural areas

New Delhi: The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology is expected to launch the Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS) by December 2016 or in early January 2017, which wou...

December 26, 2016

Magma Fincorp Limited to expand its operations in South India

Kochi: Magma Fincorp, a Kolkata-based non-banking finance company (NBFC) plans to expand its operations in South India, with specific focus on rural and semi-urban markets to help ...

December 23, 2016

MoUs with 20 e-commerce companies to help weavers/artisans market their products directly

Mangaluru: The Ministry of Textiles has signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with 20 e-commerce companies, aimed at providing a platform to artisans and weavers in different ha...

November 28, 2016

Labour ministry to soon notify minimum wages; agricultural workers to get 100 per cent jump in daily pay

New Delhi: The Ministry of Labour and Employment plans to amend the Minimum Wage Act to raise the daily minimum wage of unskilled agricultural labour in C-class towns to Rs 350 (US...

October 31, 2016

NITI Aayog drawing up blueprint for reforms in the farming sector

New Delhi: The NITI Aayog has proposed various reforms in India's agriculture sector, including liberal contract farming, direct purchase from farmers by private players, direc...

October 20, 2016
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