The new plan in the works indicates that RIL’s Mukesh Ambani is unlikely to pause for long after a seven-year investment spree (Photo: Mint)
The new plan in the works indicates that RIL’s Mukesh Ambani is unlikely to pause for long after a seven-year investment spree (Photo: Mint)

Reliance Industries likely to go on a spending spree after becoming debt-free

  • Reliance may upgrade its chemicals business once it repays its 1.54 trillion of outstanding debt
  • Petrochemicals accounted for 44% of RIL’s operating profit in the June quarter, up from 40% in the year earlier

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
At present, the interconnect usage charge is at 6 paise a minute. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint )

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PM Narendra Modi at the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York on Monday.  (Photo: Reuters)
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Earlier this year, the government announced that the next census would be conducted in two phases (Photo: Yogendra Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Earlier this year, the government announced that the next census would be conducted in two phases (Photo: Yogendra Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Govt eyes digital census, new all-encompassing  ID

  • Home minister Amit Shah said the govt was set to spend 12,000 crore on the 2021 Census as well as for the preparation of the National Population Register
  • The 2011 Census pegged India’s population at 1.21 billion—a 17.6% rise from that of 2001

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Essel Group chairman Subhash Chandra. (Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint)

Essel lenders sell Zee’s pledged promoter shares

  • According to exchange data a bulk sale of 72.5 lakh ZEEL shares was executed on the NSE on Monday in a transaction executed by Catalyst Trusteeship Limited
  • On Monday CNBC TV18, citing unnamed persons reported that the shares were sold Kotak Mutual Fund

Google's Play Pass will be available on Android devices in the US this week and will be rolled out to additional countries soon. (Reuters)
Google's Play Pass will be available on Android devices in the US this week and will be rolled out to additional countries soon. (Reuters)

Google launches subscription service for select apps and games

  • Google Play Pass—a subscription service that gives Android users access to more than 350 apps and games without ads and in-app purchases
  • Priced at $4.99 per month, the service is similar to Apple Arcade, the iPhone maker's gaming subscription service for mobile devices and desktop computers

R.C. Bhargava, Chairman Maruti Suzuki India (Photo: Mint)
R.C. Bhargava, Chairman Maruti Suzuki India (Photo: Mint)

Maruti Suzuki sees higher sales in Sept

  • August domestic sales at Maruti Suzuki fell 34.3%, one of the biggest monthly drops in sales in recent times
  • Indian auto sales fell for the 10th straight month in August, marking one of the worst slowdowns in the industry's history

The proposed vehicle scrappage policy is expected to boost sales of automobile manufacturers leading to higher production capacity utilization
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'The PMO is very clear that we cannot be selling government companies to another government company and then call it privatisation,' the official said. (Reuters)
'The PMO is very clear that we cannot be selling government companies to another government company and then call it privatisation,' the official said. (Reuters)

Govt plans to sell BPCL, Concor, Air India by March 2020: Report

  • The government plans to sell Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd, logistics firm Container Corp of India Ltd and debt-laden Air India
  • The govt aims to sell these state-owned firms to local or foreign firms to raise up to 60, 000 crore

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As per estimates, the government will spend  ₹140 crore on the implementation of the scheme. (HT )
File Photo: Allahabad bank employees hold placards and shout slogans during a protest against bank mergers.  (ANI)
File Photo: Allahabad bank employees hold placards and shout slogans during a protest against bank mergers. (ANI)

Bank strike deferred after assurance from government

  • Finance Secretary Rajiv Kumar was positive in formation of a committee consisting of all concerned to address the issues arising out of the proposed merger of 10 banks
  • Normal banking activity would not be affected

Keep in mind that there is lack of clarity about some aspects of the new benchmark-linked rate system (Photo: iStock)
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Since 2014, Google has had to weigh nearly 850,000 separate requests to remove links to some 3.3 million websites. ( Photo: Bloomberg)

Google braces for landmark global privacy ruling on ‘right-to-be-forgotten’

  • Google is challenging an order to remove, on demand, links on its platforms if they lead to sites with false details
  • Since 2014, Google has had to weigh nearly 850,000 separate requests to remove links to some 3.3 million websites

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A file photo of Uber Technologies Inc. co-founder Travis Kalanick. (Photo: Reuters)

Uber ex-CEO Travis Kalanick grabs slice of Cloud Kitchen Arena

  • Rebel Foods is now expanding beyond its home turf and into Southeast Asia and the Middle East
  • Mumbai-headquartered Rebel, founded by McKinsey & Co. alumnus Jaydeep Barman, serves a wide menu through 'virtual restaurants'

Workers at the Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq that was damaged by drone strikes.  (Photo: Reuters)
Workers at the Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq that was damaged by drone strikes. (Photo: Reuters)

Saudi Arabia may restore oil output by next week

  • The kingdom has restored more than 75% of its oil output after attacks on its facilities
  • Saudi Arabia ships more than 7 million bpd to global destinations every day

Greater media coverage of climate change can help increase sustainable consumption, suggests a new study.
Trump has spent much of his term fighting off allegations that he benefited from Russian-sponsored interference in his 2016 win. (Photo: Reuters)
Trump has spent much of his term fighting off allegations that he benefited from Russian-sponsored interference in his 2016 win. (Photo: Reuters)

Trump says ‘not at all’ worried about impeachment amid Ukraine drama

  • Trump confirmed that he discussed what he says was corruption by Biden’s family during a call with Zelensky
  • Trump has spent much of his first term fighting off allegations that he benefited from Russian-sponsored interference during his surprise 2016 win over Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton

R.K.S.Bhadauria is set to take over as the IAF chief on 1 October after the retirement of Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa later this month.
R.K.S.Bhadauria is set to take over as the IAF chief on 1 October after the retirement of Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa later this month.

The story behind ‘RB 01’: The first tail number of an IAF Rafale

  • Air Marshal Bhadauria has played an important role in negotiations for procuring 36 Rafale jets in the flyaway condition
  • On 20 September, the IAF technically accepted the first Rafale aircraft from Dassault Aviation at its manufacturing facility in Bordeaux, France

Language pride should move beyond symbolic street and social media protests to a defence of plurality.  (Photo: Sharan Basappa/Mint)
Language pride should move beyond symbolic street and social media protests to a defence of plurality. (Photo: Sharan Basappa/Mint)

Why resisting Hindi is no longer enough

  • The linguistic state project was about plurality, not merely language. Does the south still remember?
  • When Gandhi, Patel and Nehru thought of linguistic territories, their intent was to first unite India and then flourish as a federation of autonomous cultures

The company recently teased a new feature that lowers the volume of the TV when a user receives a call.
The company recently teased a new feature that lowers the volume of the TV when a user receives a call.

New OnePlus devices to debut on 26 September 'Special Event': 5 things to know

  • OnePlus is expected to launch the yearly successors to its 'flagship killing' devices and a brand new member in the company's lineup—the OnePlus TV
  • The OnePlus TV will sport a unique design and will powered by Android with OnePlus' custom UI running atop

A sign hangs above a Thomas Cook Group Plc travel agency store in Orpington, U.K. (Bloomberg)
A sign hangs above a Thomas Cook Group Plc travel agency store in Orpington, U.K. (Bloomberg)

Vacations upended, jobs lost as UK's Thomas Cook collapses

  • The collapse of the firm is expected to have sweeping effects across the European and North African tourism industries
  • The reality was far harsher for the Thomas Cook workers who lost their jobs overnight

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The government has set up a central depository called Vahan to store data relating to all vehicles. (PTI)
Senior advocate Harish Salve recently argued that Supreme Court judgement's of 2012 and 2014 had contributed to the current economic slowdown (Photo: Mint)
The accumulated balance could not be transferred to a PF account with your new employer as it is not a covered establishment under the PF Act. (Photo: iStock)
The accumulated balance could not be transferred to a PF account with your new employer as it is not a covered establishment under the PF Act. (Photo: iStock)

EPF account becomes inoperative if an employee migrates abroad permanently

  • A PF account becomes inoperative and does not earn further interest, where an employee retires from service
  • The accumulated PF balance due and payable to you is exempt from tax if you have rendered continuous service for a period of five years

The early conclusion of RCEP negotiations and its implementation offers several strategic benefits to India (Photo: Alamy)
The 737-800 BCF offers operators lower operating cost per payload ton than older standard-body freighters
The 737-800 BCF offers operators lower operating cost per payload ton than older standard-body freighters

SpiceJet takes delivery of its first 737-800 BCF plane

  • SpiceXpress took its latest freight aircraft on lease from NGF Alpha Limited, a division of Spectre Cargo Solutions
  • BCF are next-generation 737 passenger airplanes, which are converted by Boeing Co into cargo jets that are capable of carrying more payload – up to 23.9 tonnes

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy  (Photo: ANI)
The investment has been made through KA Enterprises Llp, Deepika Padukone’s strategic initiative arm.
The investment has been made through KA Enterprises Llp, Deepika Padukone’s strategic initiative arm.

Deepika Padukone’s family office invests in e-taxi startup Blu Smart

  • Blu Smart is building an all electric ecosystem with strategic partnerships across automotive, infrastructure and energy companies
  • While Padukone has invested via Ka Enterprises, other investors include JITO Angel Network, Bajaj Capital managing director Sanjiv Bajaj and Rajat Gupta

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the scheme on 23 September, 2018, from Ranchi in Jharkhand. (Photo: Mint)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the Howdy Modi event as US President Donald Trump looks on, at NRG Stadium in Houston on Sunday.  (Photo: ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the Howdy Modi event as US President Donald Trump looks on, at NRG Stadium in Houston on Sunday. (Photo: ANI)

Modi’s walk with Trump in Houston shows he has come a long way

  • Modi’s first visit as prime minister in 2014 saw him speak at a public event in New York’s Madison Square Garden
  • The gathering at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas on Sunday saw the largest number of admirers and fans in Indian community

Congress president Sonia Gandhi with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. (PTI)
Army chief General Bipin Rawat. (Photo: ANI)
Nissan said it is firmly committed to continuing to further cultivate robust corporate governance. (Reuters)
Nissan said it is firmly committed to continuing to further cultivate robust corporate governance. (Reuters)

Nissan, Ghosn settle SEC claims over undisclosed compensation

  • Nissan will pay $15 million, while Ghosn agreed to a $1 million civil penalty and a 10-year bar as serving as an officer or director of a publicly traded US company
  • Former Nissan human resources official Gregory Kelly agreed to a $100,000 penalty and a five-year officer and director bar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI)
P. Chidambaram is currently in jail in connection with the INX media case.
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China's trade tussle with the US, which is pushing smartphone makers to seek alternative markets, is giving that fight an additional edge.  (Bloomberg)
China's trade tussle with the US, which is pushing smartphone makers to seek alternative markets, is giving that fight an additional edge. (Bloomberg)

India's corporate tax cut to boost smartphone manufacturing

  • Smartphone makers say the tax cut would help them generate more employment and step up investments in local R&D
  • The tax cut will help draw makers of components like phone display panels, lithium cells and camera modules, say industry executives

Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa.
Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa.

Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa's wife under income tax department scanner

  • Lavasa's wife has been issued a notice by the department to explain certain details in her ITR with regard to holding directorship in about 10 companies
  • After preliminary investigation, the tax department has asked Novel Singhal Lavasa to provide more documents related to her personal finances

Sensex rose over 1,400 points in early trade (Reuters)