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Why China's space programme is worrisome and may spark a space war

Why China's space programme is worrisome and may spark a space war

Most countries around the world whether big or small, developed or developing, pursue a space programme of their own or in collaboration with advanced countries. Most aspects of these programmes are in the public domain and are targeted towards scientific and human advancement.The spectre of a space...

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Hits & Misses: What India Inc thinks about RBI's latest rate announcement

Hits & Misses: What India Inc thinks about RBI's latest rate announcement

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India had a busy Friday. Besides a hold on revision of crucial lending rates the RBI announced a detailed statement on new policy measures with an objective to deepen the efficiency of the country's financial markets.  Along with the Governor's statement and the MPC ...

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Growth increases in China but no significant change in unemployment situation

Growth increases in China but no significant change in unemployment situation

New Delhi: Joblessness continues to remain high in China despite the country clocking a gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 4.9 per cent in the July-September quarter. However, economic growth has not translated into jobs. The unemployment rate for the worlds second largest economy at 5.4 per cen...

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How a Trump or Biden victory could affect Gold rates?

How a Trump or Biden victory could affect Gold rates?

Gold rates in the last five trading sessions have swung volatile. At the start of the week, the markets traded well above the $1,900 level. This was way below $2,000 levels that the Gold market scaled in August.By mid-week, the trend moved to sub $1,900 levels. On Saturday, the markets traded in a r...

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How JAM trinity and 351 schemes helped Modi govt save Rs 1.70 lakh crores

How JAM trinity and 351 schemes helped Modi govt save Rs 1.70 lakh crores

New Delhi: The system of sending money directly to beneficiaries through the Jan Dhan account, Aadhaar and mobile has saved more than Rs 1.70 lakh crore rupees from falling into the hands of middlemen. This was made possible by the Modi government's direct benefit transfer (DBT) facility implemented...

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How bauxite mining can give more jobs and power to India's economy

How bauxite mining can give more jobs and power to India's economy

Import of bauxite, one of Indias most abundant ores, has caused an estimated forex loss of over $400 million in the last 5 years alone and caused missed opportunities of generating mass scale employment.Experts say bauxite mining creates livelihood opportunities in regions which otherwise have limit...

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Is RBI simplifying the KYC procedure?

Is RBI simplifying the KYC procedure?

Every entity (“Regulated Entity” or “RE”) regulated by the Reserve Bank of India (“RBI”) is required to conduct customer due diligence (“CDD”) on individuals (i) while establishing an account-based relationship; or (ii) while dealing with a beneficial owner, an authorized signatory, or a power of at...

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Your fuel bill would be drastically lower sans govt's greed for revenue

Your fuel bill would be drastically lower sans govt's greed for revenue

New Delhi: You must be wondering why the current freefall in the global oil market is not resulting in commensurate or sharp fall in retail price of petrol and diesel.The answer lies in a plethora of taxes that both Central and state governments levy on the two auto fuels that rob the customers of t...

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Gold and Covid March Outlook: Panic-proofing is tough, but here's what happened in 2008

Gold and Covid March Outlook: Panic-proofing is tough, but here's what happened in 2008

After touching 7 year highs of $1690/ounce in February driven by the threat of a Covid-19 pandemic, gold ended the month much lower at $1610 levels, still clocking gains of 1.62% for the month. The fall in gold prices at the end of the month alongside fall in risk assets despite the risk of the cont...

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Nari-Shakti: Examining influence, roadblocks & potential of women in agriculture

Nari-Shakti: Examining influence, roadblocks & potential of women in agriculture

Agriculture in India defines familial tradition, social relations, and gender roles. Women in the agricultural sector, whether through traditional means or industrial, for subsistence or as an agricultural laborer, represents a momentous demographic group. Agriculture is directly tied to issues such...

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