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Following the SC verdict in Oct last year, the DoT estimated that the total liability of 15 telecom companies, including penalties and interest, would be  ₹1.47 trillion
Following the SC verdict in Oct last year, the DoT estimated that the total liability of 15 telecom companies, including penalties and interest, would be 1.47 trillion

DoT examining if 23 Jan deadline for AGR payment applies to non-telecom PSUs

  • The PSUs too have been asked to make payments related to statutory liabilities
  • DoT has estimated over 2.4 tn in liability for non-telecom firms, including GAIL, PowerGrid, which had taken licences to trade broadband on optic fibre running along their pipelines, transmission lines

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India's National Security Advisor Ajit Doval with Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa (Photo: ANI)

India, Sri Lanka seek closer military ties as China clout grows

  • India's NSA Ajit Doval met Saturday with recently elected Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and discussed setting up a maritime research coordination centre
  • The meeting followed Rajapaksa's visit to New Delhi in late November for talks with PM Modi, who offered $450 mn in aid to Sri Lanka

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Kerala governor Arif Mohammed Khan

'Won't remain a mute spectator': Governor on Kerala govt moving SC against CAA

  • 'This is not a personal fight. What is important is the Constitution and law of land,' says Arif Mohammed Khan on the tussle with Kerala government over the CAA
  • Khan had earlier said that the citizenship law has to be implemented as there is no other option and the states have to implement it under Article 254

Some more index heavyweights, particularly the large private banks, are expected to deliver results this week such as Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd, Axis Bank Ltd and ICICI Bank Ltd. (Photo: Mint)
Some more index heavyweights, particularly the large private banks, are expected to deliver results this week such as Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd, Axis Bank Ltd and ICICI Bank Ltd. (Photo: Mint)

Pre-budget rally is the latest hope for the markets

  • When the stockmarket resumes trading on Monday, it would also be responding to the quarterly results of RIL, TCS, and HDFC Bank, the 3 biggest heavyweights in Indian market indices
  • As long as there are no negative surprises, it seems there’s hope for the markets, despite their high valuations

Doctors said she was being treated for the infection in the intensive care unit and is currently on a ventilator and other supporting systems
Doctors said she was being treated for the infection in the intensive care unit and is currently on a ventilator and other supporting systems

Indian school teacher undergoes treatment for Streptococcal infection in China

  • Preeti Maheshwari, a teacher at an international school in Shenzhen, is being treated for the infection, her husband said
  • Chinese city of Wuhan is currently under the grip of a new mysterious viral pneumonia

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Kerala, a big consumer of gold, collected  ₹600 crore in taxes on the yellow metal prior to GST’s introduction (Photo;Mint)
Kerala, a big consumer of gold, collected 600 crore in taxes on the yellow metal prior to GST’s introduction (Photo;Mint)

State ministers explore ways to check GST evasion on gold

  • The ministerial panel decided to take suggestions from various agencies including firms that import gold and from income tax officials
  • Kerala has reported a drastic fall in taxes collected from the levy on gold since the implementation of GST in July 2017

The insurance cover is available to customer aged 18-54 years and requires no paperwork or medical test (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
The insurance cover is available to customer aged 18-54 years and requires no paperwork or medical test (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Airtel announces 179 prepaid bundle with built-in life insurance cover

  • The Airtel new prepaid plan offers unlimited calling to any network, 2 GB data, 300 SMS along with a term life cover of 2 lakh from Bharti AXA Life Insurance
  • The pack has a validity of 28 days and is targeted at entry-level users users in semi-urban, rural markets

India currently has 66,817 petrol pumps, with public sector retailers owning 59,716 (Photo: Mint)
India currently has 66,817 petrol pumps, with public sector retailers owning 59,716 (Photo: Mint)

Reliance outpaces industry in petrol, diesel sales from its outlets

  • Reliance registered an 11% growth in diesel sales and 15% growth rate in petrol sales from its 1,394 fuel retail outlets
  • This is compared to industry growth rate of 0.2% for diesel and 7.1% for petrol

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Union budget for 2020-21 on 1 February  (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Union budget for 2020-21 on 1 February (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Nirmala Sitharaman likely to set realistic nominal GDP target at 9.5-10%

  • Revenue estimates and fiscal deficit targets are also likely to be circumspect as not to face a situation of failing to meet them
  • The PMO, which is closely associated the budget has told North Block not to set over-ambitious tax, fiscal deficit targets

AAP national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (Photo: PTI)
AAP national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (Photo: PTI)

Arvind Kejriwal releases 'guarantee card', promises free bus rides for students

  • Arvind Kejriwal today released a 'guarantee card' listing 10 promises that AAP will deliver on if it is elected to rule Delhi again
  • Kejriwal promised to continue the scheme for free electricity up to 200 units, free health facilities and to plant 2 crore saplings in the national capital over the next 5-year

The railway stations which will have Sanskrit names in Uttarakhand include Dehradun, Haridwar, Roorkee, Laksar, Raiwala, Doiwala, Rishikesh, among others. (Photo: Mint)
The railway stations which will have Sanskrit names in Uttarakhand include Dehradun, Haridwar, Roorkee, Laksar, Raiwala, Doiwala, Rishikesh, among others. (Photo: Mint)

Railways to replace Urdu with Sanskrit on station signboards in Uttarakhand

  • The railway signboards which have names of stations written in Hindi, English, Urdu will now be written in Hindi, English and Sanskrit
  • The decision has been taken as per provisions of the Railway Manual, which says that names of the stations should be written in Hindi, English and in the 2nd language of the state

The logos will be updated. The most conspicuous change is the erasure of the word 'Fox' from the logo marks (Photo: Reuters)
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Photo: Reuters

Iran says it is preparing for satellite launch

  • Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi tweeted about the development
  • Iran says its satellite program, like its nuclear activities, is aimed at scientific research and other civilian applications

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Govt considering specific excise duty on ATF

  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present her second budget on February 1
  • ATF presently is chargeable at 11% ad valorem rate of excise duty

The market capitalisation of RIL jumped by  ₹20,890.58 crore to reach  ₹10,02,009.11 crore  (Photo: Reuters)
Domestic petrol and diesel prices are reviewed by oil marketing companies on a daily basis
Domestic petrol and diesel prices are reviewed by oil marketing companies on a daily basis

Petrol, diesel prices cut for 4th straight day. Check latest rates

  • The petrol now costs 75.09 a litre in Delhi, 80.68 a litre in Mumbai, 77.68 a litre in Kolkata and 78.01 a litre in Chennai after the price cut
  • Diesel costs 68.45 a litre in Delhi, 71.77 a litre in Mumbai, 70.81 per litre in Kolkata and 72.33 a litre in Chennai

In 2017, such schemes had witnessed an impressive inflow of around  ₹1.33 trillion as compared to  ₹51,000 crore in 2016 (Photo: iStock)
In 2017, such schemes had witnessed an impressive inflow of around 1.33 trillion as compared to 51,000 crore in 2016 (Photo: iStock)

Investment in equity mutual funds drops 41% to 75,00 crore in 2019

  • Equity and equity-linked saving schemes (ELSS) attracted an inflow of 74,870 crore in 2019, much lower than 1.2 trillion seen in 2018, Amfi data said
  • Experts, however, are of the view that equity schemes will attract investor interest this year as the market is expected to perform well

One of the most popular religious destinations in the country, Saibaba Temple in Shirdi witnesses lakh of devotees visiting the holy site every year.
One of the most popular religious destinations in the country, Saibaba Temple in Shirdi witnesses lakh of devotees visiting the holy site every year.

Sai Baba temple to remain open amid indefinite shutdown at Shirdi from today

  • Sai Baba temple at Shirdi will remain open on 19 January, says CEO Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust
  • Devotees will not face any difficulty if they come to Shirdi Baba Temple, said B. Wakchaure, a member of Saibaba Sansthan Trust

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Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina  (Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint)
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint)

CAA, NRC 'internal matters' of India: Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

  • Sheikh Hasina has termed CAA and NRC as 'internal matters' of India, but at the same time said the act was 'not necessary'
  • She voiced concern that any 'uncertainty' in the country is likely to affect its neighbours

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(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

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