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Will Place Draft E-commerce Policy in Public Domain For Comments Soon: DPIIT Secretary

DPIIT Secretary Guruprasad Mohapatra said the ecommerce is a fast emerging sector and it is difficult to predict where it will go in the next couple of years. He said the country do not have e-commerce policy and now the department is currently working on this.
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Govt to Ensure Firms Don’t Get Picked up at Throwaway Prices amid Covid-19 Crisis: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

The amendments to the FDI rules were necessitated on concerns among officials as well as businesses about possible takeover attempts at a time when share prices are down due to the COVID-19 crisis.
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Core Sector Output Contracts by Record 38.1% in April due to Coronavirus Lockdown

The eight core sectors had expanded by 5.2% in April 2019, the data released by the Commerce and Industry Ministry on Friday showed.
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China Bans Imports of Pigs, Wild Boar and Related Products from India: Report

India has rejected Beijing’s allegation and said that it was the Chinese troops that was hindering normal patrolling by Indian troops along the Line of Actual Control.
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Forced Lending to Cripple Banks; NPAs to Soar by Up To 600 Basic Points in 2 years: Fitch

The stimulus measures include extension of the 90-day moratorium on recognition of impaired loans to 180 days, in addition to several relaxations in bank lending limits, including allowing banks to fund interest on working capital loans.
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Govt to Withdraw 7.75% Savings (Taxable) Bonds Scheme

The Reserve Bank of India too has notified the Cessation of 7.75 per cent Savings (Taxable) Bonds, 2018. Interest on the Bonds is taxable.
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HPL Operating at 95 Percent Plant Capacity, Witnessing Better Margin

Though cyclone Amphan caused severe damage in some parts of West Bengal including Haldia, the port town in East Midnapore district, the petrochemicals major managed to continue its operations, he said.
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Fitch Projects Indian Economy to Contract 5% This Fiscal on Account of Stringent Lockdown Policies

Fitch said it has made further cuts to world GDP forecasts in its latest Global Economic Outlook (GEO) for May, but the slump in global economic activity is close to reaching its trough.
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Bharti Telecom Sells 2.75% Stake in Airtel For Rs 8,433 Crore to Institutional Investors

Bharti Group and Singtel will continue to hold a majority stake in Bharti Airtel at 56.23 per cent after the transaction.
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Bharti Airtel Promoter to Raise $1 Billion Through Equity: Sources

Bharti Telecom holds around 41 per cent stake in Bharti Airtel, while foreign promoter entities own 21.46 per cent stake in the telecom firm.