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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

RBI asks banks to supply at least 40% of currency to rural areas

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has instructed banks to give priority to rural areas in supplying cash and ensure that at least 40 per cent of currency issued are in denomi...

January 04, 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

Next step towards '24x7 Power For All': Shri Piyush Goyal launches GARV-II App to track Rural Household Electrification and Citizen Engagement Window 'SAMVAD'

New Delhi: Mr Piyush Goyal, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, has launched a new app, GARV-II, to provide real time dat...

December 21, 2016

Nabard to give RuPay cards to 34 mn farmers

Ahmedabad: The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) plans to provide around 200,000 point-of-sale (PoS) machines in 100,000 villages and distribute RuPay ca...

December 21, 2016
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