Eco/Invest/Demography

'87% women would quit over sexual harassment, bias in hiring'

Facts       Mar 25, 2019

  In the wake of various public allegations of misconduct a recent survey has revealed that 87 percent of women would be likely to leave their job if a gender-based scandal like sexual harassment, bias in hiring among others occurred at the company they work for.  ...

Congress president Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi promises big-bang minimum income scheme; 20 % families to get Rs 72K annually

Indian News       Mar 25, 2019

  New Delhi: In a big bang election promise, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday announced that 20 per cent families belonging to the poorest category will be given Rs 72,000 each annually as minimum income if his party comes to power.   The money will be...

Gold imports dip 5.5 pc during April-Feb to $29.5 bn

Data       Mar 24, 2019

New DelhI: The country’s gold imports dipped about 5.5 per cent in value terms to USD 29.5 billion during April-February 2018-19, which is expected to keep a lid on the current account deficit.   Total imports of the precious metal in the corresponding period of 2017-18...

FPIs pour in Rs 38,211 cr in March on improved global liquidity

Data       Mar 24, 2019

    Mumbai: Foreign investors have poured in a net amount of Rs 38,211 crore in the domestic capital markets in March so far, mainly on account of improved global liquidity.   In February, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) had put in a net amount of Rs 11,182 crore...

Hinduja family richest Asians in Britain, worth 25 billion pounds: Report

International News       Mar 24, 2019

London: Leading London-based NRI industrial tycoons, the Hinduja family top the Asian Rich List 2019 for the sixth successive year with an estimated net worth of 25.2 billion pounds, an increase of over 3 billion pounds over the previous year.   According to the Asian Rich...

PMSYM scheme: Government eyes over 1 crore enrolments by April-end

Indian News       Mar 24, 2019

  New Delhi: The government is expecting to cross 1 crore enrolments by April-end under the Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan (PMSYM) Yojna -- a pension scheme for unorganised sector workers, a senior official has said.   The PMSYM scheme provides for a minimum monthly assured pension of...

India could boycott China's Belt and Road Forum for the second time

Indian News       Mar 20, 2019

  Beijing: India on Wednesday signalled that it will boycott China's second Belt and Road Forum for a second time, saying no country can participate in an initiative that ignores its core concerns on sovereignty and territorial integrity.   India boycotted the first Belt and Road Forum...

WHO panel for strong international governance on human genome editing

International News       Mar 20, 2019

  Geneva: The World Health Organization’s new advisory committee on developing global standards for governance and oversight of human genome editing has agreed to work towards a strong international governance framework in this area.   “Gene editing holds incredible promise for health, but it also poses some...

Higher Incidences of renal disorders among  Millennials: SBI Gen Study

Indian News       Mar 19, 2019

  Mumbai: While heart attacks and neurological disorders continue to be the top life-threatening ailments across the country, kidney related disorders are on the prowl and on a steady rise, particularly amongst the millennials, reveals a study conducted by SBI General Insurance. The study comes out...

Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi among world's cheapest cities to live in: Report

International News       Mar 19, 2019

Move over Singapore — the world's most expensive city has two new rivals.   After topping the Economist Intelligence Unit's Worldwide Cost of Living Survey for five years, Asia's Lion City has been joined by Paris and Hong Kong in a tie at the top of...

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