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NEW DELHI: A leading global IT solution provider, Z-Com in association with Institute of Informatics and Communication, University of Delhi launches their collaborative project of design, development, and manufacturing of Carrier Grade Wi-Fi devices in India under the Make in India Campaign.

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BENGALURU : Taiwanese hardware and electronics brand Acer on Wednesday launched its "Predator Orion 9000" gaming desktop in India. Starting at Rs 319,999, the gaming desktop features powerful Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition processors with up to 18 cores and 36 threads and up to two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080Ti graphics cards, the company said in a statement.

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NEW DELHI: One motor car changed the course of automotive history. Today, the legend is re-told as Rolls-Royce Motor Cars proudly announces the creation of a collection of 35 model year 2018 Rolls-Royce Ghosts, created in homage to the original Silver Ghost's achievement.

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NEW DELHI: Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), the apex industry association representing the country's major telecom, Internet, technology and digital services companies, recently released the latest telecom subscriber numbers, for the month ending January 2018. As per the data, India's private telecom service providers have a total of 999.33 million subscribers.

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NEW DELHI : Telecom services provider Bharti Airtel on Friday announced the availability of Samsung's latest flagship Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones on its online store.
Airtel's online store is a platform where prospective buyers can get budget-friendly down payment options and bundled monthly plans.

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NEW YORK:  Five-time Grand Slam tennis champion, Maria Sharapova, has experienced some monumental moments in her career: Among them are in 2004, with the life-changing win at Wimbledon, and in 2012, with the launch of her own successful candy company, Sugarpova.

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NEW DELHI: In a written message, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his greetings to the organisers of the 26th Convergence India 2018 expo/2nd Internet of Things (IoT) India 2018, which was scheduled to open on March 7 here at Pragati Maidan.

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NEW DELHI: On the occasion of women's day, it is delightful to see how not just government, startups are also looking at creating a comfortable system for women to turn into entrepreneurs. A lot of startups have been looking at empowering women with their special offerings. Major concerns of women over the period have been funds, safety, comfortable work environment, business opportunities etc.

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MUMBAI : Key Indian equity indices opened on a higher note on Tuesday. The wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) traded higher by 61.65 points or 0.60 per cent at 10,420.50 points.

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NEW YORK : The Punjab National Bank (PNB) is not shown as a creditor in the bankruptcy documents filed in a court in New York by three companies affiliated with Nirav Modi, who has been accused in a $2 billion-scam involving the nationalised financial institution.

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NEW DELHI: The Indian Railways announced that Merchant Discount Rate (MDR) charges will not be levied on passengers for booking railway tickets (at the railway ticketing counters as well as through IRCTC ticketing website) on payment made through debit cards for a transaction value.

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NEW DELHI: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday reasserted the fact that revolutionary changes have been made in systems like Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT), Goods and Services Tax (GST), and Direct Tax system among others, by his government.

"Even in terms of policies, a very large number of changes have taken place. Therefore to capture each of those changes, whether it is the changes in the Direct Tax system, or more particularly the entire overhauling of the Indirect Tax system or the GST which has taken place, and through that particular system the allocations between the centre or the states; the Integrated Goods and Service Tax (IGST) being distributed between the centre and the state, and being done in a manner where nobody can ever raise a question and this entire revolutionary change which can be made on account of DBTs which manages to ensure that the pipeline of pass through directly to the beneficiary itself is maintained, I think these are important changes with which the entire system itself is now adjusting to," Jaitley said at the 42nd Civil Accounts Day Function.

Delivering the inaugural address, the Finance Minister also said that the highest level of integrity and efficiency is required on the part of officers and staff of Civil Accounts Service as great sanctity is attached to the accounting system.

"We have to keep pace with these changes and maintain highest level of accounting system," he said.

This event was organised by the Office of Controller General of Accounts (CGA), Department of Expenditure.

Source: ANI, Image Credits: NDTV

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LUCKNOW: Arun Jaitley, the Union Finance Minister on Thursday termed urban infrastructure as an "engine of growth," adding that it is crucial for investment in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Addressing the gathering at the Uttar Pradesh (UP) Investors' Summit here, Jaitley said any state possessing the capacity to build infrastructure employment and buzzing economic activity becomes an attractive destination for investors.

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MUMBAI : Actor Tiger Shroff has forayed into the active lifestyle business space with the brand PROWL. The brand is jointly created and owned by Tiger and Mojostar. This is the first brand launch, for Mojostar, which is creating a house of lifestyle brands with celebrities, read a statement.

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NEW DELHI: The Indian stock markets continued their free fall for the third day since the presentation of the Union Budget 2018-19. If experts are to believed, the slump is likely to continue for the next few days. Stock market expert Sunil Shah attributes the reason to the fall seen in global markets. "There is a selling pressure and there is no new buying emerging. So first, the scenario will stabilise at some point of time.

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SAN FRANSCICO: Facebook has banned ads that promote initial coin offerings (ICOs), cryptocurrency like Bitcoin and binary options trading from its platforms, including Instagram, Audience Network and Messenger. The new policy prohibits ads that promote financial products and services that are frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices, Facebook said in a statement late on Tuesday.

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CHENNAI: Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu is expected to launch a Rs 2,600 crore special package for the leather and footwear industry which is expected to generate around three lakh jobs, said a Council for Leather Exports official on Tuesday. Prabhu will launch it while inaugurating the 33rd edition of India International Leather Fair, Mukhtarul Amin, Chairman, Council for Leather Exports, told reporters.

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NEW DELHI: International cash-and-carry retail major SIAM Makro on Thursday launched its India operations -- LOTS Wholesale Solutions -- and said that it plans to open its first store by the second half of 2018. According to the company, it plans to invest Rs 1,000 crore in the next five years.

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NEW DELHI: Automobile major Maruti Suzuki will launch the new version of its popular hatchback car Swift at the Delhi Auto Expo 2018. The automobile major said it has opened the bookings for the new hatchback model which is going to be available with "K12 VVT" petrol engine and "DDiS 190" diesel engine.

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BANGALORE: Facebook and YouTube have become the platforms of choice for the Indian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), accounting for 80 per cent of their total social media traffic, followed by Instagram, Blogger and Quora, a report said on Wednesday.

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CHENNAI: Commercial vehicles major Ashok Leyland Ltd on Wednesday announced it has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Phinergy of Israel to secure long-term arrangements for its electric vehicle plans. In a statement here, Ashok Leyland said: "With the intention of providing varying Energy Management solutions to the customers,

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NEW YORK: Eighty five percent of banks cite implementation of a digital transformation program as a business priority for 2018, according to the EY Global Banking Outlook 2018. Investment in technology to drive efficiency, manage evolving risks and benefit from growth opportunities is seen by banks as critical for sustainable success.

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NEW YORK: Unless you're living under a rock, ever since the Harvey Weinstein scandal, daily news reports are detailing a never-ending litany of sexual harassment cases toward women in the workplace.  The daily barrage of #MeToo posts describing women's inappropriate treatment in the workplace is, sadly, the new normal. With that in mind, now may be the time for women to start businesses of their own. 

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SAN FRANCISCO: Two key Apple shareholders have requested the Cupertino-based iPhone maker to take urgent steps to safeguard young users from the ill-effects of iPhone addiction.In a letter, Apple shareholders Jana Partners and the California State Teachers' Retirement System, who according to a Wall Street Journal report together control about $2 billion worth of Apple shares, told the company to make its products safer for the younger users in the US.

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NEW DELHI : Implementation of GST and subsequent slowdown in the manufacturing sector is expected to drag down India's growth to 6.5 per cent in 2017-18, official data showed on Friday, even as industry analysts projected economic growth to be higher due to a favourable base effect.

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MUMBAI : Key Indian equity indices on Friday traded at record high levels during the mid-afternoon session as positive global cues and healthy buying in auto, consumer durables and banking stocks gave a boost to investors' sentiments.

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New Delhi: The country’s largest public sector bank The State Bank of India (SBI), collected rupees 1,771 crore as penalty charge from minimum balance savings accounts. SBI raked up as much as Rs 1,771 crore during April-November 2017 in Minimum Account Balance (MAB) charges, according to an Indian Express report. The amount surpasses the bank’s second quarter net profit of Rs 1,581.55 crore.

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NEW DELHI : Lenovo-owned Motorola on Friday announced a permanent price cut of Rs 1,000 on its popular mid-range smartphone -- Moto G5S Plus in India, bringing down the price to Rs 14,999. Moto G5S Plus was launched in August for Rs 15,999 and comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage which is further expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card slot.

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SAN FRANCISCO: Apple CEO Tim Cook, who saw his salary and perks jump 47 per cent to almost $13 million in 2017, will now fly on private aircraft even for personal travel for "security and safety reasons". According to a new shareholder proxy statement from Apple, the board of directors has approved that Cook will fly on private aircraft whenever he travels, be it for business or personal purpose, Business Insider reported on Thursday.

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The resilient Indian IT industry, which has been going through challenging times on multiple fronts, faced disruption in 2017 from increasing automation and the boardroom spat in software major Infosys spilling into the public domain.

Though the $150-billion (almost Rs 10 trillion) software sector reconciled to single digit export growth of 7-8 per cent for the 2017-18 fiscal,

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India will “leapfrog” Britain and France to become the world’s fifth largest economy in 2018, ahead of an oncoming major global economic shift towards Asia, according to a British research organization. The World Economic League Table (WELT) 2018 released on Monday by Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) said that in dollar terms India will rise from its seventh rank to overtake those European economies next year despite the stumble of demonetization and the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST).

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MUMBAI : A sovereign ratings upgrade from US credit rating agency Moody's on Friday lifted the key Indian equity indices to their new intra-day record highs. The two indices -- S&P BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty50 -- gained over 300 points each after the ratings upgrade.

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NEW DELHI : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that recommendations made by the GST Council will benefit citizens and add strength to the tax structure. "The recommendations made by the GST Council today will further benefit our citizens and add strength to the GST. These recommendations are in spirit of the continuous feedback we are getting from various stakeholders on GST," Modi said in a series of tweets.

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SAN FRANCISCO : Ride-hailing app Uber has announced that it will start its ambitious flying taxi project in Los Angeles by 2020 to deal with the city's traffic problem. When Uber's Chief Product Officer Jeff Holden on Wednesday revealed the plan at the Web Summit, a technology conference in Lisbon, the company also posted a 100-second-long video clip advertising the flying taxi project named "Elevate", reports Xinhua news agency.

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NEW DELHI : Demand for gold in India for third quarter (July-September) 2017 was at 145.9 tonnes down 24 per cent as compared to overall demand for the corresponding quarter in 2016, a World Gold Council (WGC) report showed here on Thursday. In 2016 Q3 the demand was 192.8 tonnes.

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MUMBAI : Global digital payments major PayPal on Wednesday announced its India operations, after offering cross-border payments in the country for close to a decade, the company said. In a statement issued here PayPal Holdings, Inc, said: "At launch, Indian consumers can use PayPal to shop online at some of India's most popular businesses. 

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