According to the RBI's RTI reply, 3,542.991 million notes of  ₹2,000 denomination were printed during 2016-17
According to the RBI's RTI reply, 3,542.991 million notes of 2,000 denomination were printed during 2016-17

Some bank ATMs stop dispensing 2,000 rupee notes

  • Banks on their own have decided to fill their ATMs with smaller denomination notes for the convenience of customers, say sources
  • State-owned Indian Bank has already announced that its has decided to stop using 2,000 notes in their ATMs

The government’s latest decision to ease FDI norms for the insurance sector will enable foreign brokerage companies to buy stake in Indian companies (Photo: iStock)
The government’s latest decision to ease FDI norms for the insurance sector will enable foreign brokerage companies to buy stake in Indian companies (Photo: iStock)

Government notifies 100% FDI for insurance intermediaries

  • FM Sitharaman in the Union Budget last year said that 100% FDI will be permitted for insurance intermediaries
  • This will bring in global practices in the country, which will include new insurance products and selling strategy

The deterioration in January is largely on account of the external sector
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Coronavirus updates: Hubei and Wuhan together with over 50 million population continue to be under lockdown since January 23. (AFP)

Coronavirus updates: Six countries pull out of shooting World Cup

  • The ISSF World Cup is slated to be held from March 15 to 26 at the Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi
  • The death toll in China's novel coronavirus epidemic today climbed to 2,715 with 52 new fatalities

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US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump received at Rashtrapati Bhawan by President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind (Photo: ANI)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump received at Rashtrapati Bhawan by President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind (Photo: ANI)

Trump, Melania reach Rashtrapati Bhavan for dinner banquet; goat meat on menu

  • Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are also present at the event
  • The chefs will dish out appetizers and main courses to about 90 guests with a careful combination of spices to suit Indian and American palates

Restrictions were placed as Bandhan Bank did not meet promoter shareholding norms which were part of the licensing agreement
Restrictions were placed as Bandhan Bank did not meet promoter shareholding norms which were part of the licensing agreement

RBI allows Bandhan Bank to open new branches without prior permission

  • Opening of branches will be subject to condition that 25% of newly opened banking outlets in a financial year shall be in unbanked locations
  • In September 2018, RBI had said that Bandhan Bank cannot open new branches without prior approval

Officials take details for the 2011 Census from a Kashmiri family on the outskirts of Srinagar.  (Photo: Getty Images)
Officials take details for the 2011 Census from a Kashmiri family on the outskirts of Srinagar. (Photo: Getty Images)

Census misses many people, so will NPR

India’s 2011 census missed an estimated 28 million people, roughly equal to the population of Punjab at that time

White House senior advisor Ivanka Trump poses for a photograph as the US delegation tours the historic Taj Mahal, in Agra. (REUTERS)
White House senior advisor Ivanka Trump poses for a photograph as the US delegation tours the historic Taj Mahal, in Agra. (REUTERS)

Ivanka Trump puts Instagram on fire with 'awe inspiring' Taj Mahal pics

  • Ivanka, daughter of President Donald Trump, and her husband Jared Kushner are part of the US delegation accompanying the US President
  • The US first family went to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal after attending the grand 'Namaste Trump' event at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with US President Donald Trump during the 'Namaste Trump' event at Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad (Photo: PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with US President Donald Trump during the 'Namaste Trump' event at Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad (Photo: PTI)

India’s rise as a prosperous democratic nation inspiring, says Trump

  • Trump urged the government to begin a peace process with Pakistan, a country seen as vital to the US
  • 'US and India are firmly united in our ironclad resolve to defend our citizens from the threat of radical Islamic terrorism,' said Trump in Ahmedabad

U.S. President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, disembarks from Air Force One, upon arrival at the airport in New Delhi, India.  (AP)
U.S. President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, disembarks from Air Force One, upon arrival at the airport in New Delhi, India. (AP)

Concluding first day of his visit, Donald Trump reaches luxurious ITC Maurya

  • Donald Trump along with his wife Melania Trump arrived here after completing their engagements in Ahmedabad and taking a family trip to the Taj Mahal in Agra
  • Donald Trump who is currently on a two-day maiden visit to India addressed around one lakh people at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad

Indian IT services companies are increasing their local hiring numbers in the US, despite higher costs, because of increasing scrutiny and rejection of visa applications.
Indian IT services companies are increasing their local hiring numbers in the US, despite higher costs, because of increasing scrutiny and rejection of visa applications.

Amid the bonhomie, an H-1B reality check

  • Trump government has been accused by the IT industry in India of discriminating against Indian workers seeking H-1B visas
  • About 80% of H-1B visa applications from companies such as TCS and Infosys were approved by US immigration authorities

Ambani said gaming can become bigger than music, movies and TV shows put together during a fireside chat with Nadella. pti
Ambani said gaming can become bigger than music, movies and TV shows put together during a fireside chat with Nadella. pti

Nadella pins hopes on Jio partnership to help propel India forward

  • Microsoft-Jio pact will define new decade, says RIL chief Mukesh Ambani
  • In August 2019, Reliance Industries announced a 10-year technology partnership with Microsoft for its subsidiary Reliance Jio Infocomm, including for cloud-based solutions

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The historic Taj Mahal is pictured, where US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are expected to visit, in Agra.  (REUTERS)
The historic Taj Mahal is pictured, where US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are expected to visit, in Agra. (REUTERS)

Agra decked up to welcome Donald Trump; security forces fortify city, Taj Mahal

  • Donald Trump is slated to arrive in Agra on Monday evening after jointly attending with Prime Minister Narendra Modi the mega 'Namaste Trump' event
  • The city administration is all geared up for the big day and preparations are in full swing to present the 'best face of Agra'

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump board Air Force One as they depart Washington for India from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, US. (REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump board Air Force One as they depart Washington for India from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, US. (REUTERS)

India gears up to greet the Trumps with grand namaste

  • Ahmedabad decks up for US president’s visit with a massive security cover
  • The Trumps will spend three-and-a-half hours in the heritage city, divided between photo-ops at Sabarmati Ashram and the Namaste Trump event at Motera stadium

The lottery industry had sought a uniform tax rate on lotteries following which a group of ministers were set up to suggest the GST rate. (Alamy)
The lottery industry had sought a uniform tax rate on lotteries following which a group of ministers were set up to suggest the GST rate. (Alamy)

Lotteries to attract uniform 28% GST rate from March 1

  • The lottery industry had sought a uniform tax rate on lotteries following which a group of ministers were set up to suggest the GST rate
  • Currently, lotteries run by the state-owned agencies levy 12% GST, while a state-authorised lottery attracts 28% tax.

RBI governor Shaktikanta Das will deliver the keynote address at the 13th Mint Annual Banking Conclave on Monday. (PTI )
RBI governor Shaktikanta Das will deliver the keynote address at the 13th Mint Annual Banking Conclave on Monday. (PTI )

$5-trillion challenge takes centre stage at Mint’s banking meet today

  • The theme of this year’s ABC, 'Indian Banking Sector: The $5-trillion Challenge', focuses on the financial sector’s role in helping the Indian economy realize its ambitions
  • Shaktikanta Das and an ensemble of industry experts will discuss these issues threadbare

The Supreme Court's recent judgement on the AGR calculation had created uncertainties in the telecom sector
The Supreme Court's recent judgement on the AGR calculation had created uncertainties in the telecom sector

BSNL employees plan hunger strike on Monday

  • The strike is also aimed at putting pressure for the expeditious settlement of employees' grievances, according to an AUAB statement here on Saturday
  • Last year the cabinet approved a 69,000 crore revival package for both BSNL and MTNL

File photo Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, (AP)
File photo Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, (AP)

Berkshire Hathaway 100% ready for my departure: Warren Buffett

  • Buffett, one of the world's richest men, did not go into detail or name a successor
  • Buffett is known for his track record of brilliant investing but also for his folksy and humble persona, as well as his philanthropy

Sonbhadra district mining officer K K Rai had said on Friday that the gold deposits were found in Son Pahadi and Hardi areas of the district.
Sonbhadra district mining officer K K Rai had said on Friday that the gold deposits were found in Son Pahadi and Hardi areas of the district.

No discovery of around 3000-tonne gold deposits in UP's Sonbhadra: GSI

  • 'GSI has not estimated such kind of vast resource of gold deposits in Sonbhadra district,' GSI Director General (DG) M Sridhar said
  • The exploration works of the GSI for gold was not satisfactory

Further, the name of Prayag Ghat (PYG) station will be changed to Prayagraj Sangam
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. (ANI )
The charge of hosting products claiming to
The charge of hosting products claiming to "kill" coronavirus emerged after the platform earlier dealt with accusations of hosting unsafe, counterfeit, and even expired goods.

Amazon removing products that claim to cure coronavirus

  • With the coronavirus spreading to over two dozen countries and the overall death toll in mainland China surpassing 2,000, fighting misinformation about the virus has become a major challenge
  • On top of it, some sellers are even trying to cash in on the fears of the virus by making false claims

People wearing masks wait for a signal in Daegu, South Korea. Coronavirus infections in the country have doubled in 24 hours. (Reuters)
People wearing masks wait for a signal in Daegu, South Korea. Coronavirus infections in the country have doubled in 24 hours. (Reuters)

Coronavirus enters worrying new phase as cases outside China rise

  • Investors are wary of the impact of a wider regional outbreak on global growth and corporate earnings
  • The epidemic that emerged in early December has yet to become a pandemic, which is defined as a situation where the virus is spreading across multiple continents

According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), India is set to become the third largest aviation market by 2025, after the US and China. (Ramesh Pathania/Mint)
According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), India is set to become the third largest aviation market by 2025, after the US and China. (Ramesh Pathania/Mint)

Indian airports now turn hot destinations for foreign investors

  • ADP’s acquisition of a GMR stake makes it the second global airport operator to enter India in last three months
  • Groupe ADP will buy 24.99% of GMR in the coming days, and will acquire an additional 24.01% stake later

The presidential limousine known as 'The Beast,' with President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump aboard. (AP)
The presidential limousine known as 'The Beast,' with President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump aboard. (AP)

Donald Trump's '2018 Beast' to be on Delhi roads

  • Motorcades escorting the US presidential state car constitute around 50 vehicles maintained by White House Military Office and helicopters of Marine One
  • The Presidential Cadillac is actually a giant Chevrolet SUV platform underneath a body designed to look like a cadillac

Specialist Anthony Matesic, center, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange,  (AP)
Specialist Anthony Matesic, center, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, (AP)

US markets: Stocks fall, bond prices rise as investors seek safe ground

  • The losses had the benchmark S&P 500 index on track for its first weekly loss after two weeks of gains
  • Traders remain anxious over the economic fallout from the virus outbreak that began in China, which continues to spread

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The Nasdaq was down 139.82 points, or 1.42%, at 9,677.37. Photo: Bloomberg
The Nasdaq was down 139.82 points, or 1.42%, at 9,677.37. Photo: Bloomberg

US markets tumble as coronavirus fears mount

  • At 12:11 p.m. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 283.37 points, or 0.97%, at 29,064.66 and the S&P 500 was down 32.79 points, or 0.97%, at 3,353.36
  • Technology stocks led the slide, with Microsoft down 2.5% and Apple and Amazon.com dropping 1.3% each

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Former New York mayor Bloomberg and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren during a Democratic primary debate of the 2020 US presidential campaign season. (AFP)
Former New York mayor Bloomberg and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren during a Democratic primary debate of the 2020 US presidential campaign season. (AFP)

Michael Bloomberg gets bashed at Democratic debate

Rivals savaged him for coming in late and throwing huge amounts of money at the race

Vodafone Idea is staring at dues worth around  ₹50,000 crore. (Mint )
Vodafone Idea is staring at dues worth around 50,000 crore. (Mint )

Telcos owe around Rs22,589 cr as licence fees; rest Rs70k cr is interest,penalty

  • As telecom operators scramble to comply with Supreme Court order on AGR dues, the sources said actual pending liability regarding licence fees is 22,589 crore
  • Bharti Airtel has paid 10,000 crore, Vodafone Idea 3,500 crore and Tata Group 2,197 crore for both licence fee and SUC dues

A file photo of viral load AIDS kit (Photo: Reuters)
A file photo of viral load AIDS kit (Photo: Reuters)

China HIV patients risk running out of AIDS drugs in days: UNAIDS

  • UNAIDS said it had surveyed over 1,000 HIV people in China and found that the coronavirus outbreak is having a 'major impact' on their lives
  • HIV patients in China risk running out of life-saving AIDS drugs because quarantines, lockdowns mean they cannot replenish vital medicine stocks

The Nasdaq Composite was up 0.71% at 9,801.65. (Photo: Bloomberg)
The Nasdaq Composite was up 0.71% at 9,801.65. (Photo: Bloomberg)

US markets: S&P 500, Nasdaq hit new highs on China stimulus hopes

  • Dow Jones rose 0.29% to 29,316.60 and the S&P 500 gained 0.46% to 3,385.73
  • Technology stocks, which are sensitive to news related to China's growth, gained 0.8%, the most among major S&P sectors

Twelve more stations are likely to be added within the next 2-3 months wherein around 500 more e-rickshaws will be put into service. (Photo: Bloomberg)
Twelve more stations are likely to be added within the next 2-3 months wherein around 500 more e-rickshaws will be put into service. (Photo: Bloomberg)

Delhi Metro launches 250 e-rickshaws at 12 stations to boost connectivity

  • With this, the total tally of stations where such facilities are available rises to 29, with an operational fleet of over 1,000 e-rickshaws
  • These e-rickshaws will be plying from 12 stations — Qutab Minar, Ghittorni, Arjangarh, Nawada, Shadipur, Patel Nagar, Nangloi, Nangloi Railway Station, Govindpuri, Harkesh Nagar Okhla, Moolchand and Botanical Garden.

The govt had cleared some of the personal protection equipment like masks for exports to China,in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
The govt had cleared some of the personal protection equipment like masks for exports to China,in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Scientists announce 'breakthrough' atomic map of coronavirus

US scientists announced today they had created the first 3D atomic scale map of the part of the novel coronavirus that attaches to and infects human cells, a critical step toward developing vaccine and treatments

The show was supposed to be funny, but as it progressed through six seasons, it became scarier, showing how devastating addiction can be
The show was supposed to be funny, but as it progressed through six seasons, it became scarier, showing how devastating addiction can be

A long quest for a happy ending

The final episodes of ‘BoJack Horseman’, one of Netflix’s longest series, offer an earnest, cynical look at the life of a celebrity, the #MeToo movement and mental health

Pakistan PM Imran Khan. Islamabad is looking for a favourable outcome from the FATF Paris plenary (Reuters)
Jaguar Land Rover chief executive officer Ralf Speth. (Photo: Bloomberg)
A book ‘The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives’.
A book ‘The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives’.

Preparing for a faster tomorrow

In their new book, Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler probe the science of technological convergence and how it will transform industries and impact society

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The country’s largest airline IndiGo reported a decline in capacity utilization from 90.1% in December to 87.8% in January
The country’s largest airline IndiGo reported a decline in capacity utilization from 90.1% in December to 87.8% in January

Air travel volume shows muted growth in January

  • Domestic airlines carried 12.78 million passengers in January 2020 against 12.5 million in the same month a year ago
  • The DGCA report said that barring Vistara, all domestic airlines reported a decline in capacity utilization in January compared to December

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaks during a press conference after an interactive session with industrialists on Budget 2020, in Bengaluru (Photo: PTI)
A bus leaves the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship at a port on Sunday in Yokohama, near Tokyo. (Photo: AP)
A bus leaves the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship at a port on Sunday in Yokohama, near Tokyo. (Photo: AP)

Two more Indians test positive for coronavirus on cruise ship off Japan

  • Two more Indians on board quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess off Japan have been tested positive for coronavirus
  • Now, the number Indian nationals infected with the deadly virus on the vessel is six

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AAP has very successfully mainstreamed into a regular political outfit even while it has successfully hung onto its original message of being a change agent. (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
AAP has very successfully mainstreamed into a regular political outfit even while it has successfully hung onto its original message of being a change agent. (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Opinion | Delhi keeps faith in AAP, rebuffs BJP, ignores Congress

It is amusing to see the solace the Congress and the BJP are drawing from their defeat

File photo of BJP MP Bhupendra Yadav (Photo: ANI)
An iceberg floats near Fournier Bay, Antarctica. (REUTERS)
An iceberg floats near Fournier Bay, Antarctica. (REUTERS)

Antarctic high temp records will take months to verify: UN

  • Scientists at an Argentine research base measured a temperature of 18.3 degrees Celsius Feb 6 on a peninsula that juts out from Antarctica
  • Climate change is causing the Arctic and the Antarctic to warm faster than other parts of the planet

AAP supporters at the swearing-in ceremony of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in New Delhi (Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint)
Photo: Mint
Photo: Mint

DLF plans to raise 2,000 cr via sale of commercial land

  • The monetisation of land parcels would help the company in reducing its net debt, which stood at 4,866 crore at the end of December quarter
  • In its investor presentation, DLF said the company is committed to further deleveraging in the near future

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia during a meeting of newly-elected AAP MLAs at former's residence, in New Delhi. (Photo: ANI)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia during a meeting of newly-elected AAP MLAs at former's residence, in New Delhi. (Photo: ANI)

AAP expects one lakh people at Arvind Kejriwal's oath ceremony

  • Speaking to IANS, Gopal Rai said around one lakh people were expected at the ceremony
  • According to senior officials, around 5,000 police personnel, 125 CCTV cameras, 12 LED screens and 45,000 chairs will be there

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