FM: Committed to Andhra Pradesh special package :- Finance Minister says Centre committed to giving special package to Andhra Pradesh, says proposal of giving assistance to the state based on the 90:10 formula for 5 years already with the state govt.
Cabinet rolls out relief for Telecom sector :- Cabinet clears relief package for stressed telecom sector, gives more time to operators to pay for spectrum and easing easing spectrum holding limits; Dearness Allowance for central govt employees also hiked by 2%.
PNB head Sunil Mehta appears before SFIO :- Punjab National Bank Managing Director and CEO Sunil Mehta on Wednesday appeared before the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) here after being summoned for recording his statement in connection with the Rs 12,636 crore fraud at the bank.
Centre seeks crackdown on statue vandalising :- Centre takes a stern view on vandalising of statues in different parts of the country; PM says guilty will not be spared; Home Ministry issues advisories to state govt’s seeking a crackdown; also appeals to political parties to stop their activists from committing such crimes.
Petrol bombs hurled at BJP office in Coimbatore :- Miscreants hurled petrol bombs at the BJP office in Coimbatore early on Wednesday but no one was injured, police said.
Indian Railways plans provision of cheap bio-degradable pads at 8,000 stations :- Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said he wants to run a campaign, ensuring that all women are provided with the benefit of bio-degradable sanitary pads in rural areas.
Biplab Kumar Deb to be next Chief Minister of Tripura :- The BJP State President, Biplab Kumar Deb, was unanimously elected as the leader of the Legislature Party in a meeting of the newly-elected members of BJP and its ally – Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura in Agartala on Tuesday.
Trump top economic advisor resigns after trade dispute :- White House’s top economic adviser Gary Cohn onTuesday resigned over his differences with US President Donald Trump on trade policy, in another high-profile resignation.
Trump says N. Korea seems sincere about talks :- U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he believes North Korea is ‘sincere’ in its willingness to suspend nuclear tests while it holds possible talks with U.S. officials.
Mukesh Ambai richest Indian; Jeff Bezos tops global rich list :- Mukesh Ambani’s net worth has soared to USD 40.1 billion, making him the richest Indian for the 11th year in a row, while Amazon founder Jeff Bezos toppled Bill Gates as the world’s wealthiest person, says Forbes.
India seeks collaboration with other nations on 5G: Sinha :- India is keen to collaborate with other nations on 5G to cement its position as a “leader” in refinement and adoption of this emerging and important technology, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said on Wednesday.
India outplay Malaysia in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Hockey :- A brilliant performance helped India outplay Malaysia 5-1 on Wednesday to keep the chances alive to play in the final of the 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.
New system lets blind players enjoy popular racing video games :- Scientists have developed a new audio based system that makes existing racing video games accessible to visually impaired people, allowing them to get the same experience as sighted players.
Soft-drinks vs lassi: Why kids choose junk food decoded :- Kids in low and middle income countries who recognise logos of popular fast-food chains are more likely to prefer junk food and sugar sweetened beverages over traditional and home cooked meals, according to a study conducted in countries including India, Pakistan and China.
Einstein letter fetches $100,000 at Jerusalem auction :- A note written by Albert Einstein to an Italian woman scientist who had declined to meet him sold at auction on Tuesday along with a batch of other letters left by the renowned physicist.
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