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SBI Life's net profit rises 15% to Rs264 cr in Q3 FY2018-19

Indian News       Jan 18, 2019

  Mumbai: SBI Life Insurance at Rs 264.28 crore, posted a 14.7 percent year-on-year (YoY) rise in its net profit during third quarter ending in December 2018. The insurer had posted profit after tax of Rs 230.28 crore in the same quarter previous fiscal.   The new...

ICICI General's net profit remains flat at Rs 239 cr in Q3FY 2018-19

Indian News       Jan 18, 2019

  Mumbai: With higher expenses, ICICI Lombard General Insurance, the country's largest private sector general insurance company, at  Rs 239 crore, has posted a growth of 3.2 per cent in its net profit during the third quarter ending in Dec 2018 as compared to Rs 232...

Delhi a 'gas chamber', better not to live in city, says SC about pollution

Indian News       Jan 18, 2019

  New Delhi: Delhi is a "gas chamber" where it’s difficult to live because of pollution and traffic congestion, said the Supreme Court on Friday, pulling up authorities for failing to improve air quality.   "In the morning and evening, there is so much pollution and traffic...

Urban Affairs Ministry to organise fortnight-long programme for poorest of poor

Indian News       Jan 18, 2019

  New Delhi, The Housing and Urban Affairs ministry will extend outreach of its flagship project Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana among the poorest of poor in the country through a series of events in the coming month. The 'Shehri Samridhi Utsav', focusing on urban livelihoods, will be...

DGCA asks airlines to make extra checks on A320neo planes with P&W engines

Indian News       Jan 18, 2019

  New Delhi: DGCA asks airlines to make extra checks on A320neo planes with P&W enginesIndia's air safety watchdog on Thursday directed airlines to make extra checks on their Airbus A320neo aircraft fitted with Pratt & Whitney engines as part of new safety protocols after temporary...

EV makers demand Rs 20,000 cr in the next two years for promoting vehicles

Indian News       Jan 18, 2019

New Delhi: Electric vehicle (EV) makers' body SMEV Wednesday sought an allocation of Rs 20,000 crore in the next two years for promoting EVs in the country and also urged the government to impose a "notional green cess" on conventional vehicles in the upcoming interim...

Headlights are passé: Luxury cars of the future will be illuminated with lasers

Facts       Jan 17, 2019

  Most people don’t turn on their car’s headlights and think, I wish they were brighter. Shuji Nakamura is not most people.   The Nobel Prize-winning illumination scientist has spent the past five years developing a laser-based lighting system. His company, SLD Laser, says the new design...

Major farm measures likely in coming weeks: Agriculture Minister

Indian News       Jan 17, 2019

  New Delhi: Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh Thursday indicated announcement of major measures in the coming weeks to address farm distress across the country, a move that will come ahead of Lok Sabha elections.    The agriculture ministry has prepared a cabinet note on "addressing income...

Govt to conduct economic census, to create a national business register

Indian News       Jan 17, 2019

  NEW DELHI: The government plans to create a business enterprise register that will have details of all kind of businesses being run in the country as it gears up to conduct a nationwide economic census in 2019-20, a top official said Thursday.  "We propose to...

Bill Gates congratulates Indian government for Ayushman Bharat scheme

Indian News       Jan 17, 2019

  New Delhi: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has congratulated the Indian government for the successful completion of the first 100 days of the healthcare scheme Ayushman Bharat from its launch.   The response from Gates came after Union Health Minister JP Nadda wrote on Twitter that 6,85,000...

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