PM Narendra Modi's free LPG scheme PMUY achieves goal, PDS kerosene sales dip 20%

PM Narendra Modi's free LPG scheme PMUY achieves goal, PDS kerosene sales dip 20%

The Narendra Modi government’s free LPG scheme for below poverty line (BPL) women seems to have achieved its objective of addressing health hazards posed to millions by polluting cooking fuels.

Big boost for BCCI, IPL valuation jumps 9% to $3.8 bn; but challenging times in offing
Big boost for BCCI, IPL valuation jumps 9% to $3.8 bn; but challenging times in offing

One of biggest moneyspinners for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Indian Premier League (IPL), witnessed a 9% increase in valuation at $3.8 billion in 2017.

Babri Masjid demolition case: LK Advani, MM Joshi, Uma Bharti to appear before CBI court in Lucknow
Babri Masjid demolition case: LK Advani, MM Joshi, Uma Bharti to appear before CBI court in Lucknow

Senior BJP leaders Murli Manohar Joshi, LK Advani and Union Minister Uma Bharti will appear before a special CBI court in Lucknow in connection with Babri Masjid demolition case.

Bomb kills 13, hurts 24 in Baghdad; IS claims responsibility
Bomb kills 13, hurts 24 in Baghdad; IS claims responsibility

A car bomb exploded outside a popular ice cream shop in central Baghdad, killing 10 people and wounding 22, hospital and police officials have said.

IT industry layoffs: Residential, office absorption set to suffer 15-20% fall
IT industry layoffs: Residential, office absorption set to suffer 15-20% fall

Absorption of office space, primarily led by the IT sector, is estimated to fall this year after what could be called a bull run in the last three years.

How to review mutual fund investments; 3 points to know
How to review mutual fund investments; 3 points to know

However, it is essential to periodically review the performance of the schemes by studying the historical returns of that scheme and comparison with the returns of benchmark/category that the schemes belongs to, over the same period of time.

How rising repatriation, disinvestment outflows spoil India's fine FDI story
How rising repatriation, disinvestment outflows spoil India's fine FDI story

According to the commerce ministry, this is a response to substantial easing of rules—87, to be precise, spread across 21 sectors—that has catapulted India into the topmost FDI destination globally.

BANKING & FINANCE

Singapore's Central bank fines Credit Suisse, UOB over 1MDB-linked transactions
Singapore's Central bank fines Credit Suisse, UOB over 1MDB-linked transactions

Singapore's central bank said on Tuesday it had fined Credit Suisse and United Overseas Bank (UOB) a total of S$1.6 million ($1.15 million) for breaches of anti-money laundering rules for transactions related to Malaysia's scandal-ridden state fund 1MDB.

TRAVEL

Exploring Egypt's Red Sea Riviera
Exploring Egypt's Red Sea Riviera

Occupying almost 50 km of Red Sea Riviera's coastline in Egypt, Hurghada is a vibrant city with many exciting attractions for the global Indian traveller who would like to explore the different facets of the ancient country

Horoscope: By Peter Vidal

Today ( 30 May )This Week ( 28 May - 03 Jun )

SAGITTARIUS Your creative energy should now be at a peak, but not perhaps because the stars are all on your side. On the contrary, challenging romantic stars remind us of the cliché that all great art stems from… read more