Former Finance Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Former Finance Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Successful disinvestment of BPCL, CONCOR to lay path for more stake sales: Garg

  • 2019-20 will be an eventful year witnessing some extra-ordinarily positive events and a few misses, Garg said in a blog
  • Garg also pointed out that another extremely positive outcome for the government was the receipt of extra-ordinarily large surplus transfer from the RBI

Motorcycles can be hailed at stands, popular markets and key junctions (Photo: Rohit Chawla)
Motorcycles can be hailed at stands, popular markets and key junctions (Photo: Rohit Chawla)

Need a ride? Just ask the pilot

Goa’s motorcycle pilot system may be on its way out but it can still be counted on for quick and safe transport

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The women of Shaheen Bagh are protest against CAA. Pradeep Gaur/Mint (MINT_PRINT)

Opinion | Delhi under NSA? Why?

  • India has had mass protests and sporadic bouts of tumult after it amended its citizenship law in a manner widely seen as discriminatory

Palladium’s surge has been a boon for platinum-group miners in South Africa
Palladium’s surge has been a boon for platinum-group miners in South Africa

Palladium tops $2,500 an ounce in biggest one-day surge since 2008

  • Spot palladium jumped as much as 9.7% to an all-time high of $2,539.14 an ounce
  • Palladium is trading at more than twice the price of platinum, according to Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd

Men walk on a road along a snow covered village after heavy snowfall at Ferozpora, Tangmarg in Baramulla district of north Kashmir. (PTI)
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Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai (Photo: Reuters)
Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai (Photo: Reuters)

Which company just hit $1 trillion market cap? Google it.

  • Alphabet is up nearly 17% over the last three months, outpacing a broader rally in the S&P 500 index
  • Alphabet joins Apple, Amazon and Microsoft as the only US firms to hit $1 trillion in market value

Demonstrators holding placards of Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad protest against CAA and NRC, at Jama Masjid in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)
Demonstrators holding placards of Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad protest against CAA and NRC, at Jama Masjid in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)

Delhi placed under National Security Act for 3 months amid CAA protests

  • The Act allows police to detain a person for months if it feels that he/she is a threat to national security
  • In August 2019, the NSA was extended to Jammu and Kashmir following the abrogation of Article 370

The boundless energy, innovation, and grit of the Indian people always inspire me, Bezos said in his note (Photo: Bloomberg)
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The government has made the process of hallmarking of gold jewellery mandatory, (Mint)
You can book appointment for yourself at any convenient Aadhaar Seva Kendra from your mAadhaar app.
There are more than 50 countries where Indians either do not need visa to enter or get visa on arrival. (iStock)
NAREDCO's portal was launched by Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra. (iStock)
Banks can also take the help of AI and facial recognition tools during the video KYC for new customers. (Photo: iStock)
Great Wall and General Motors signed an official agreement on Thursday for the transfer of the Talegaon plant. (Bloomberg)
Great Wall and General Motors signed an official agreement on Thursday for the transfer of the Talegaon plant. (Bloomberg)

China’s Great Wall Motors to acquire GM’s Talegaon plant

  • Great Wall is said to have earmarked 1,500-2,000 crore to establish the brand in India
  • GM’s sales arm Chevrolet Sales India Pvt. Ltd will continue to operate as an independent entity

SBI has lowered the interest by 15 basis points for RDs maturing in 1 year to 10 years. (Mint)
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The Android 10 update comes with a number of exciting and fresh features (Android)
Asha Devi, mother of 2012 Delhi gangrape victim (File photo: ANI)
Asha Devi, mother of 2012 Delhi gangrape victim (File photo: ANI)

2012 Delhi gangrape convicts to be hanged on 1 Feb at 6 am

  • The mercy plea by Mukesh Singh, one of the convicts, was rejected by President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday
  • While death warrants had earlier been issued for 22 January, the filing of curative petitions and the mercy petition had stalled the process of execution

S&P 500 surged past the 3,300-mark for the first time, boosted by a rally in technology stocks and strong retail sales data (Photo: Reuters)
S&P 500 surged past the 3,300-mark for the first time, boosted by a rally in technology stocks and strong retail sales data (Photo: Reuters)

Strong US housing data, earnings drive Wall Street to new highs

  • US housing starts race to 13-year high in December
  • Schlumberger rises after Q4 earnings beat; indexes up: Dow 0.12%, S&P 0.20%, Nasdaq 0.16%

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However, significant from the Chinese government's perspective, the GDP expanded to $14.38 trillion from last year's $13.1 trillion (Photo: Reuters) (Reuters)
However, significant from the Chinese government's perspective, the GDP expanded to $14.38 trillion from last year's $13.1 trillion (Photo: Reuters) (Reuters)

China posts weakest growth in 29 years as US trade war bites

  • China’s growth slowed to 6.1% last year, from 6.6% in 2018, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed
  • The new GDP data comes a day after China and the US signed a long-awaited phase one deal

Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh. (Hindustan Times)
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh. (Hindustan Times)

After Kerala, Punjab assembly passes resolution against CAA

  • The move is significant as it highlights the opposition’s attempt to use state legislatures and the judiciary to challenge the controversial law
  • Amarinder Singh says CAA should be repealed in India’s interest

A file photo of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. (AFP)
A file photo of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. (AFP)

Jack Dorsey asks Elon Musk how to fix Twitter

  • Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey asked Tesla CEO Musk how he would fix the social network
  • Elon Musk has almost 31 million followers on Twitter

Shares of Bharti Airtel Ltd, meanwhile, touched a 52-week high on Friday. Pradeep Gaur/Mint (MINT_PRINT)
Shares of Bharti Airtel Ltd, meanwhile, touched a 52-week high on Friday. Pradeep Gaur/Mint (MINT_PRINT)

Airtel stock hits new high on duopoly hopes; investors should note risks too

  • With insurmountable liabilities and promoters unwilling to pump-in fresh equity, analysts fear Vodafone Idea may fall far behind competition
  • Shares of Bharti Airtel Ltd, meanwhile, touched a 52-week high on Friday; the stock has gained by about 39% since the SC ruling in end-October

An FIR under relevant IPC section has been registered and an investigation is underway (PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan)
An FIR under relevant IPC section has been registered and an investigation is underway (PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan)

Delhi Police bust fake Thailand airline 'Yo Air' job racket; one arrested

  • The arrested person was identified as Sanket Jha, resident of Kandiwala, Mumbai
  • A woman named Shipra Singh from Noida reported that she came to know through the social media page regarding an interview for Cabin Crew in 'Yo Air'

(File photo) Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai. (Reuters)
(File photo) Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai. (Reuters)

Google introduces online coding course 'Python' to train workers

  • The program includes a final project where learners will use their new skills to solve a problem they might encounter in a job
  • 'Python is now the most in-demand programming language,' said Natalie Van Kleef Conley Product Lead, Grow with Google

(Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)
(Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)

Sebi puts in place guidelines for listed REIT, InvIT on rights issue

  • Sebi called for disclosure of objects of the issue, financial details in the offer document by such investment instruments
  • Sebi said the issuer will have to disclose objects of the issue, related-party transactions, valuation, financial details, review of credit rating and grievance redressal mechanism in the placement document

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