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Insurance for Jan Dhan a/c holders: FM

New delhi, Aug. 29 -- Holders of Jan Dhan accounts will be offered government-backed life and accident insurance, the finance ministry said on Friday, signalling an expansion of social security for th... Read More


Government allows more benefits under Jan Dhan Yojana

NEW DELHI, Aug. 28 -- To create a social security net for the poor, the government will offer its life and accident insurance schemes--PM Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) and PM Surakhsha Bima Yojana... Read More


Location data shows India is still wary of venturing out

New Delhi, Aug. 28 -- Anonymized location data collected by Google from millions of cellphones suggests that Indians are still wary of going out, five months into the pandemic, pointing to a long and ... Read More


Tyres to get tags based on fuel efficiency

New delhi, Aug. 27 -- India plans to label tyres as per their fuel efficiency and rolling resistance in a wider effort to empower consumers and allow them to take informed decisions about their purcha... Read More


Railways reaches out to solar power developers to meet zero carbon emission aim

NEW DELHI, Aug. 27 -- Indian Railways has reached out to top solar power developers, including Renew Power, Hero Future Energies, Greenko Group, Azure Power and Tata Power, to meet the net zero carbon... Read More


Banks Board Bureau to meet on 28 Aug to discuss appointment of SBI chairman

NEW DELHI, Aug. 27 -- The Banks Board Bureau (BBB) will meet virtually on Friday to discuss the appointment of the chief of State Bank of India (SBI) as incumbent Rajnish Kumar will demit office in li... Read More


NIIF shows interest in revamping CST railway station

New delhi, Aug. 25 -- State-owned Indian Railway Stations Development Corp. Ltd (IRSDC) on Monday said that government of India backed National Infrastructure Investment Fund (NIIF) has evinced intere... Read More


Nirav Modi scam: PNB gets Rs 24 crore as first tranche of recovery from US

New Delhi, Aug. 25 -- Punjab National Bank (PNB) on Tuesday informed the government that it has received the first tranche of Rs 24.33 crore in recoveries in the fraud involving Nirav Modi. "Punjab N... Read More


Up to 6% of PNB's loan book may be recast

New Delhi, Aug. 25 -- State-owned Punjab National Bank (PNB) Monday said about 5-6% of its loan book may be eligible for a one-time debt restructuring. The bank hopes to get a clearer picture by Septe... Read More


People still chary of venturing out despite multiple unlocks

New Delhi, Aug. 25 -- Anonymized location data collected by Google from millions of cellphones suggests that Indians are still wary of going out, five months into the pandemic, pointing to a long and ... Read More