Note-ban, GST hit household savings rate, decline may pose challenge for economy: Report

Note-ban, GST hit household savings rate, decline may pose challenge for economy: Report

If the steep decline in the household savings rate -- which has fallen to 16.3 per cent from 23.6 per cent between fiscals 2012 and 2017 -- continues, it may pose a serious challenge to overall growth and the macroeconomic stability, warns a report.

LIVE UPDATES: Atal Bihari Vajpayee health condition deteriorates – critical; he is on life support system
LIVE UPDATES: Atal Bihari Vajpayee health condition deteriorates – critical; he is on life support system

Atal Bihari Vajpayee health condition LIVE UPDATES: Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been undergoing treatment at the premier institute. Vajpayee was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on June 11 with kidney tract infection, chest congestion, urinary tract infection and low urine output.

US blacklists Russian, Chinese companies for breaking North Korea embargo
US blacklists Russian, Chinese companies for breaking North Korea embargo

The US Treasury announced sanctions on Russian and Chinese companies for violating the economic embargo on North Korea as Washington seeks to keep pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear programme.

PM Narendra Modi says agriculture export policy on anvil; government on track to double farm income by 2022
PM Narendra Modi says agriculture export policy on anvil; government on track to double farm income by 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said a new agriculture export policy will be unveiled soon to boost farm income as the government is on track to achieve the target of doubling farmers' income by 2022.

Lord Venkateswara temple daily collections at Tirumala shrine hits record low
Lord Venkateswara temple daily collections at Tirumala shrine hits record low

Daily hundi collections at the Lord Venkateswara temple at nearby Tirumala has hit a record low of Rs 54 lakh against the usual Rs three crore due to curbs on devotees' entry for a six day ritual, a temple official said.

Violence in UP's Auraiya after 2 'sadhus' killed in temple, third injured: Police
Violence in UP's Auraiya after 2 'sadhus' killed in temple, third injured: Police

Two 'sadhus' were stabbed to death and another injured inside a temple premises by unidentified persons today triggering mob violence in the Bidhuna area of Auraiya district, police said.

Five feared drowned near waterfall in Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri district
Five feared drowned near waterfall in Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri district

Five holidaymakers were swept away while bathing near Sultangarh Waterfall in Shivpuri district of Madhya Pradesh this afternoon, police said.

AUTOMOBILES

Independence Day 2018: 5 Things that have made driving in India easier: From Digilocker to Faster Tolls!
Independence Day 2018: 5 Things that have made driving in India easier: From Digilocker to Faster Tolls!

Over the last few years changes made in governance and digitisation, have even further driven this trend, making it easier to own service and have comprehensive paperwork for a vehicle without much duress. Here are our top 5 things that we have to celebrate as drivers this Independence day 2018

TECHNOLOGY

Reliance Jio GigaFiber registration begins: How to book and expected rate of plans
Reliance Jio GigaFiber registration begins: How to book and expected rate of plans

The much-awaited Reliance Jio Gigafiber registrations began on Wednesday with the telecom operator claiming to offer download speed of one gigabit per second through this optical fibre based fixed-line broadband service. The registrations have started both on the Jio website as well as the MyJio App.

COMMODITIES

Pink Bollworm attack: Maharashtra farmers stare at missing 12 lakh bales
Pink Bollworm attack: Maharashtra farmers stare at missing 12 lakh bales

Maharashtra's cotton crop is likely to be hit this year, thanks to the Pink Bollworm attack again. From a crop size of 82 lakh bales last season, the crop is likely to reduce to 70 lakh bales if the farmers remove cotton after 2 pickings.

Horoscope: By Peter Vidal

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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

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