Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman (PTI)
Royal Enfield dominates India’s premium middle-weight motorcycle segment with 97% market share.
Sometimes AAA yields are compared to lower rated bonds, but note that the drivers of high quality and a credit portfolio are different. ANURAG MITTAL Fund manager, IDFC Mutual Fund

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Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant. File photo: Mint
Cardholders need to approach their bank to enable any other facilities including online transactions, international transactions (Bloomberg)
Cardholders need to approach their bank to enable any other facilities including online transactions, international transactions (Bloomberg)

Credit or debit cards can be disabled for online transactions from today

  • Starting from October 1, your debit and credit cards will be more secure
  • All new debits and credit cards, including those which are reissued, can only be used for domestic transactions at ATMs and point of sale (PoS) terminals, said RBI

On Tuesday, RBI appointed D K Kashyap as an additional director on Dhanlaxmi Bank's board.  (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
In the first half of FY 2019, the top players of the life insurance sector, who hold more than two-thirds of the private life insurance market, saw a 65% increase in protection sales.
In the first half of FY 2019, the top players of the life insurance sector, who hold more than two-thirds of the private life insurance market, saw a 65% increase in protection sales.

COVID-19: Life, health insurances must for 'safeguarding future', shows survey

  • At least 75% who don’t have a critical illness health plan, are planning to buy it within the next three months, shows survey
  • Amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, a majority of Indians are working to build up their immunity levels

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PepsiCo has raised prices of all the beverages. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg
The company’s total domestic commercial vehicle sales were at 23,245 units, down 4% (REUTERS)
The company’s total domestic commercial vehicle sales were at 23,245 units, down 4% (REUTERS)

Tata Motors domestic sales grow 37% YoY in September

The company dispatched 21,199 cars last month as against 8,097 units in the year-ago period as it continues to ride the demand for personal mobility across urban and rural markets

While funding activity was impacted by the pandemic in the April-June period, July-September showed quick improvement (MINT_PRINT)
FILE PHOTO: Cars are seen parked at Maruti Suzuki's plant at Manesar, in Haryana, India, August 11, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis/File photo (REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Cars are seen parked at Maruti Suzuki's plant at Manesar, in Haryana, India, August 11, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis/File photo (REUTERS)

Passenger car wholesales grow in Sept as automakers stock up for festive sales

  • Leading passenger vehicle manufacturers posted a double-digit growth in wholesale volumes in September
  • To be sure, the double digit growth posted by leading automakers comes over a low base of September 2019

President Ram Nath Kovind (MINT_PRINT)
A sign for a Wall Street building is shown in New York (AP)
The Jabalpur airport is the third busiest in Madhya Pradesh
A man receives a flu vaccine (AFP)
She said that while banking recruitments allow candidates from across the country to join, there is a need for bankers to know the local language of area they are posted in. mint (MINT_PRINT)
She said that while banking recruitments allow candidates from across the country to join, there is a need for bankers to know the local language of area they are posted in. mint (MINT_PRINT)

Finance minister pushes for regional languages in Indian banking

Sitharaman was speaking on Thursday at the virtual launch of a uniform training programme, including modules on preventive vigilance, for induction and mid-level training for officers of public sector banks (PSBs)

Overall exports jumped by 57.54% to 18425 units during the month.  (Reuters)
Economists expected initial claims to fall to 850,000 and for continuing claims of 12.2 million, according to survey (REUTERS)
Economists expected initial claims to fall to 850,000 and for continuing claims of 12.2 million, according to survey (REUTERS)

US jobless claims reach 837,000, layoffs continue

  • Initial jobless claims in regular state programs decreased by 36,000 to 837,000 in the week ended Sept. 26
  • US stock futures remained higher after the report, while 10-year Treasury yields extended gains

Shares of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries on Monday closed at  ₹428.80 per scrip on the BSE, up 0.92% from its previous close.
The birth anniversary of Gandhi is an apt occasion to reflect on the relevance of Gandhian values to the world of impact investing and social entrepreneurship (Photo: Getty Images)
The birth anniversary of Gandhi is an apt occasion to reflect on the relevance of Gandhian values to the world of impact investing and social entrepreneurship (Photo: Getty Images)

For a better India, we need more people’s startups

Social enterprises, which try to solve vital, chronic problems for people, exemplify the nature of business Gandhi would have espoused

Crisil’s credit ratio of Indian companies for April-September was at 0.54, the lowest in more than a decade Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint
A screengrab of the B777 (Air India One) aircraft  (ANI)
Passengers from international flights (REUTERS)
Sensex gained 629 points to 38,697
Photo: ANI
Photo: ANI

Sensex ends 629 points higher, Nifty above 11,400; banks, financial stocks lead

  • India's benchmark equity indices settled higher on Thursday, as government eased more restrictions on the business activity. Stronger global peers also boosted the investor sentiment.

CEO Sundar Pichai said the new product called Google News Showcase will launch first in Germany. The product will be rolled out in Belgium, India, the Netherlands and other countries (Photo: Reuters)
CEO Sundar Pichai said the new product called Google News Showcase will launch first in Germany. The product will be rolled out in Belgium, India, the Netherlands and other countries (Photo: Reuters)

Google to pay publishers over $1 billion over 3 years for news content

Alphabet’s Google will start paying select media outlets to display curated content on its news app in a concession to the industry which has accused the search engine and other tech giants of unfairly using content for years

Suresh Kumar, Karnataka Primary & Secondary Education Minister (ANI)
Suresh Kumar, Karnataka Primary & Secondary Education Minister (ANI)

Karnataka: Decision underway on re-opening of schools, says govt

  • 'Our decision will be based on students health and parents concern,' says Suresh Kumar, Karnataka Primary & Secondary Education Minister
  • The Union Home Ministry yesterday stated that states and UT govts have been given flexibility to decide on reopening schools after October 15 in a graded manner

Nifty50 closed the week at 11417
Passengers stand in a queue as they arrive at Chennai airport for domestic travel, after flights resumed during the ongoing nationwide lockdown, in Chennai (Photo: PTI)
Passengers stand in a queue as they arrive at Chennai airport for domestic travel, after flights resumed during the ongoing nationwide lockdown, in Chennai (Photo: PTI)

Flight ticket cancellation amid COVID-19 lockdown: SC orders full refund

  • The apex court's order will be applicable for the bookings made for both domestic and international tickets during the period
  • The court has asked the Ministry of civil aviation to issue compliance notification in the matter

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi after police personnel allegedly pushed him while he was on his way to Hathras along with party workers to meet the family members of a Dalit woman who was murdered and gang-raped two weeks ago after his vehicle was stopped by the authorities at Yamuna Expressway (PTI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi after police personnel allegedly pushed him while he was on his way to Hathras along with party workers to meet the family members of a Dalit woman who was murdered and gang-raped two weeks ago after his vehicle was stopped by the authorities at Yamuna Expressway (PTI)

Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Vadra, on way to Hathras, taken away by UP Police

  • Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Rahul Gandhi were going to Hathras on Thursday to meet the family of the woman who was gang-raped and later died
  • The UP cops cremated the victim's body in the dead of the night, while her family remained locked inside their house

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Parents say online education is catching up and is doing reasonably ok in the current situation.   (iStockphoto)
Parents say online education is catching up and is doing reasonably ok in the current situation. (iStockphoto)

Schools are reopening but parents apprehensive of sending their children

  • Parents say they are ready to settle for online education for their children and don't want to expose their families to the risk of covid infection. School authorities, on the other hand, believe that some students should return albeit in small numbers.

The bank has proposed to utilise the net proceeds from the fresh issue towards augmenting its Tier –1 capital base to meet future capital requirements  (Photo: iStock)
The bank has proposed to utilise the net proceeds from the fresh issue towards augmenting its Tier –1 capital base to meet future capital requirements (Photo: iStock)

Suryoday Small Finance Bank files IPO papers with Sebi

The initial public offering comprises fresh issuance of 1,15,95,000 equity shares and an offer for sale of up to 84,66,796 equity scrips by existing shareholders, according to the draft papers filed with Sebi

Whatsapp has released a bevy a features for its Android Beta users, which is likely to roll out as stable versions soon (Reuters)
Whatsapp has released a bevy a features for its Android Beta users, which is likely to roll out as stable versions soon (Reuters)

WhatsApp features: Always mute, new storage UI, more rolling out for Beta users

  • The other features that is available for Beta users of the app are a new Storage Usage UI and its tools, and Media Guidelines
  • All these features are in WhatsApp 2.20.201.10 beta for Android and are yet to be rolled out for all users in a stable release

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The 5% tax will be collected at source only on the foreign remittance above 7 lakh.
With the metal hitting a record $2,075 a troy ounce in August, the concern we’re heading toward peak gold has reared its head again
With the metal hitting a record $2,075 a troy ounce in August, the concern we’re heading toward peak gold has reared its head again

Is the world running out of gold?

There’s still good reason to invest in it, though

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