Merchant Discount Rate (MDR) charges on debit cards, BHIM UPI, up to Rs 2,000 to be borne by government for 2 years to boost digital payments

Merchant Discount Rate (MDR) charges on debit cards, BHIM UPI, up to Rs 2,000 to be borne by government for 2 years to boost digital payments

The Union Cabinet today decided that MDR applicable on all debit card, BHIM UPI, and AePS transactions up to Rs 2,000 will be borne by the government for a period of two years, by reimbursing the same to the banks.

Why are global brokerages bullish on shares of Maruti Suzuki even at all-time high levels?
Why are global brokerages bullish on shares of Maruti Suzuki even at all-time high levels?

Shares of India’s largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki India hit fresh all-time high of 9,237 rising more than 1.3% intra-day, after global brokerage firm Citi raised its target price. We take a look at why global brokerages are bullish on the shares even at record high-levels.

Anil Ambani Group files Rs 5000 cr defamation suit against Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi
Anil Ambani Group files Rs 5000 cr defamation suit against Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi

The Anil Ambani Group has filed a Rs 5,000 crore ($780 million) defamation suit against senior Congress leader and spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi, accusing him of making "false, defamatory and libellous statements".

Cricket rules in India; here is how Facebook's bid for IPL sparked Disney's Fox chase
Cricket rules in India; here is how Facebook's bid for IPL sparked Disney's Fox chase

Three months before he struck a deal with Walt Disney Co., Rupert Murdoch got a sobering reminder of how quickly the media world was changing.

PM Narendra Modi to address rallies in Mizoram and Meghalaya on December 16
PM Narendra Modi to address rallies in Mizoram and Meghalaya on December 16

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit Mizoram and Meghalaya tomorrow to address public rallies and inaugurate development projects.

Railways to explore if a Rajdhani train can make round trip daily
Railways to explore if a Rajdhani train can make round trip daily

The railways will explore if it is possible for a Rajdhani Express train to make a round trip within 24 hours with half-an-hour gaps for inspection at either end, to maximise utilisation of such rakes.

26,339 Maharashtra farmers committed suicide in last 17 years, says government
26,339 Maharashtra farmers committed suicide in last 17 years, says government

As many as 26,339 farmers committed suicide in Maharashtra from 2001 to October 2017, of which 12,805 took the extreme step due to indebtedness and unproductive land, the state government said today.

TECHNOLOGY

India witnessed infusion of Artificial Intelligence across industries
India witnessed infusion of Artificial Intelligence across industries

When it comes to disruptive technologies that will drive businesses in the coming years, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is touted as the most promising and Indian enterprises across the spectrum began embracing it to enhance real-time user experiences.

HEALTH

Ketamine may reduce suicidal thoughts, says study
Ketamine may reduce suicidal thoughts, says study

Addictive party drug ketamine may be effective in reducing suicidal thoughts in depressed people, a study claims. Researchers found that administration of low-dose ketamine reduced anti-suicidal thoughts within hours.

Horoscope: By Peter Vidal

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