Draw up strategy for doubling farmers’ income by 2022: Centre to states

Parshottam Rupala said in Parliament that a roadmap has been outlined by the Niti Aayog for farm sector reforms and doubling farmers’ income by 2022. The Centre has asked states to chalk out relevant plans to achieve the goal of doubling farmers’ income by 2022, Parliament was informed today. The average monthly income per agricultural […]

RBI not reviewing 90-day NPA classification window: Government

Government issues clarification in Rajya Sabha. The finance ministry today said the Reserve Bank is not examining any proposal to extend the 90-day period for classification of non-performing assets (NPAs) or bad loans to help small businesses. The extant prudential NPA norms were brought in after extensive consultations and were based on the report of […]

Even as London feuds, Brexit negotiations take place in Brussels

Britain’s Brexit minister pledged to “get down to work” as he kicked off a first full round of negotiations on Monday, but a year after Britons voted narrowly to leave the EU their government seemed at war with itself over the divorce terms. Prime Minister Theresa May, her authority diminished after losing her majority in […]

Mandela ambulance ‘caught fire’, his surgeon reveals

An ambulance carrying South Africa’s first democratically elected president Nelson Mandela caught fire as it was rushing him to hospital, his doctor revealed in a book published today. The incident is one of several bizarre episodes contained in the book chronicling Mandela’s final years by Vejay Ramlakan, who was South Africa’s surgeon general and the […]

Magnitude 7.8 quake hits off Russia’s Kamchatka: USGS

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.8 off Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula triggered a tsunami warning but the threat has now passed, the US Geological Survey and U.S. Pacific Tsunami Center said. The quake struck at 11:34 am on Tuesday (2334 GMT on Monday) some 125 miles (200 km) from the city of Nikolskoye on Bering island […]