Saturday, 1 October, 2022

Topic: FICCI

FICCI launches online course on coronavirus management to help ‘if situation gets worse’

The nine-module course is open to those even without a science background and is free of cost.

DH Pai Panandiker, the economic adviser who batted for Raghuram Rajan’s appointment as CEA

D.H. Pai Panandiker, noted economist and former secretary general of Ficci, passed away Monday.

PM Modi to chair meeting with top industrialists on ‘ease of doing business’

Modi will brainstorm on measures which can help India be a part of the top 50 in the World Bank’s ease of doing business index.

Pakistan remains an army-ruled country despite prime minister Imran Khan: V.K. Singh

Minister of state for foreign affairs V.K. Singh said India is adopting a wait and watch approach on the newly installed government in Pakistan.

Modi govt may push for mergers to tackle crisis in state-run banks

Apart from the insolvency and bankruptcy code, the govt may announce additional mechanisms to strengthen recovery and reduce NPA levels.

Indian companies seem to believe leadership is not a woman’s job, FICCI survey finds

Stressing the adverse impact of these numbers on the overall health of the workplace, the survey noted that ‘there is steady and consistent thinning of female workforce on the way up’.

Weaponisation of outer space must be prevented, says Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar

India has taken a conscious decision not to have a space weapons programme, despite provocations by Chinese tests in the past.

With help from ISRO, Japan plans to take humans to the moon by 2020s

Space agency chief Naoki Okumura says Japan & India may be in competition, but cooperation on moon mission will help fend off other countries.

On Camera


Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.