Category: Business & Economy
Cybercrimes cost firms $600 billion last year: McAfee report

Cybercrimes cost firms $600 billion last year: McAfee report

Why in news In the last three years, costs incurred by businesses across the world due to cybercrimes have gone up from $445 billion in 2014 to $600 billion by the end of 2017. ...

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Minimum public holding: SEBI provides additional avenues to listed firms

Minimum public holding: SEBI provides additional avenues to listed firms

Why in newsThe Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) on Thursday provided two additional measures to listed companies to ensure these firms comply with 25 per cent ...

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First signs of recovery in December quarter corporate earnings

First signs of recovery in December quarter corporate earnings

Why in news?Corporate earnings showed the first signs of recovery in the December quarter as the negative effects of demonetization and the subsequent goods and services tax ...

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India needs to create more salaried jobs: World Bank

India needs to create more salaried jobs: World Bank

Why in news? India needs to create regular, salaried jobs with growing earnings rather than self-employed ones in order to join the ranks of the global middle class by 2047—the ...

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RBI withdraws SDR, S4A, sets banks 180-day timeline for bad loan resolution

RBI withdraws SDR, S4A, sets banks 180-day timeline for bad loan resolution

Why in news? In a major overhaul for resolution of NPAs (non-performing assets), the Reserve Bank of India has revised the new stressed assets framework asking banks to resolve ...

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Banks review sale of loans under resolution to ARCs

Banks review sale of loans under resolution to ARCs

Why in news? Banks are rethinking plans to sell bad loans under resolution in bankruptcy courts to asset reconstruction companies (ARCs), three bankers aware of the matter said, ...

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SBI reports Rs2, 416 crore loss as bad loans surge

SBI reports Rs2, 416 crore loss as bad loans surge

Why in news?  State Bank of India (SBI), India’s biggest lender by assets, on Friday reported a net loss of Rs2,416 crore for the fiscal third quarter after setting aside funds ...

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Electoral bonds lack transparency

Electoral bonds lack transparency

Why in news? Mr. Yechury and his party have challenged the Centre’s decision in the Supreme Court on issuing electoral bonds to cleanup corporate funding to political parties. ...

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Higher MSPs for farmers won’t accelerate inflation

Higher MSPs for farmers won’t accelerate inflation

Why in news?  According to officials and economists, the announcement of a Minimum Support Price (MSP) of 1.5 times the farmer’s cost will likely not have a strong upward impact ...

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Jaitley’s view on cryptocurrencies splits opinion

Jaitley’s view on cryptocurrencies splits opinion

Jaitley’s view on cryptocurrencies splits opinion Why in news? Cryptocurrency is not legal tender in India but the government will explore its underlying technology, called ...

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Economic Survey Report 2017 – 18

Economic Survey Report 2017 – 18

This is the first economic survey after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was implemented last year What is Economic Survey? The Department of Economic Affairs, Finance Ministry of ...

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Long-term capital gains taxation

Long-term capital gains taxation

Why in news? The current debate on whether Union finance minister Arun Jaitley should reintroduce taxation of long term capital gains (LTCG). Idea behind taxation on capital ...

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Patanjali, going the e-commerce way

Patanjali, going the e-commerce way

Hindustan Unilever Ltd have highlighted how modern trade (chain stores) and e-commerce channels have been growing faster than the traditional (kirana) segment. The question ...

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India Ranks 62nd On WEF’s Inclusive Development Index

India Ranks 62nd On WEF’s Inclusive Development Index

In spite of an enhanced execution, India keeps on being positioned underneath neighbors Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal in the Inclusive Development Index discharged by the World ...

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