NDA had promised to create 1.2 crore jobs a year during the 2014 Lok Sabha campaign. However, the government's record on job creation has been poor
The government is working on a consolidation agenda with a view to creating three-to-four global-sized banks and reduce the number of state-owned lenders to about 12, an official said.
The solar energy sector witnessed corporate funding of $4.6 billion globally in the first six months this year, marginally higher than the year-ago period, says a report.
The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has powers to start probe against service providers registered with it without intimating them, according to new regulations.
Observing that differences with China over Kashmir was a new focal point, the Congress has said it would seek a debate in Parliament on the issue, while asserting that the party stood with the government on matters of territorial integrity and national security.
The government has set up a 19-member panel, with three members linked to the RSS and VHP, to carry out what it says will be scientifically validated research on cow-derivatives including its urine, and their benefits, according to an inter-departmental circular.
The country will become self-sufficient in pulses and oilseeds production soon with the government taking steps to boost yields thro ugh use of better quality se eds and technologies.
Despite tall claims and hoopla, transactions thro ugh debit and credit cards rose by merely 7 per cent after demonetisation against a surge of over 23 per cent in overall digital transactions, top government officials told a parliamentary panel.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked all political parties to collectively fight “hooliganism” in the name of cow protection and said the state governments should take stringent action against anti-social elements indulging in violence on the issue.
The government has put no bar on satellite phone services segment and any entity can start operations in the country, according to telecom minister Manoj Sinha. “There is no ban for anyone. It is open for all. If anyone is interested they can come,” Sinha was quoted by PTI as saying.