So far this fiscal year, PVR shares have risen 20%. (Mint )
The company said capital expenditure projects will be delayed by nearly a year, particularly the 5 million tonne per annum Dolvi plant expansion. (Mint)
The company said capital expenditure projects will be delayed by nearly a year, particularly the 5 million tonne per annum Dolvi plant expansion. (Mint)

JSW Steel Q3 net profit crashes 88% to 187 crore

  • The company said capital expenditure projects will be delayed by nearly a year, particularly the 5 million tonne per annum Dolvi plant expansion
  • Revenue from operations fell 12% year-on-year to 17,416 crore

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Infosys had appointed law firm Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas to investigate these claims (Mint )
Adani Gas is developing city gas distribution networks to supply piped natural gas to industrial, commercial and domestic users, and compressed natural gas to the transport sector (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Adani Gas is developing city gas distribution networks to supply piped natural gas to industrial, commercial and domestic users, and compressed natural gas to the transport sector (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Petroleum regulator alleges violations on city gas projects; Adani Gas clarifies

  • The issues assume importance in the backdrop of Total, which plans to buy a 37.4% stake in Adani Gas
  • The Adani family owns a 74.8% stake in Adani Gas

HDFC Bank managing director Aditya Puri's term comes to an end in October this year
HDFC Bank managing director Aditya Puri's term comes to an end in October this year

HDFC Bank taps Egon Zehnder to identify Aditya Puri's successor

  • A six-member internal search committee, appointed in November last year, has been unable to reach a consensus on selecting a successor to Puri, who has been at the helm of HDFC Bank since its inception in 1994: Report

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Kolkata saw home prices rise 3%, bucking a trend of falling costs in places like Mumbai and Chennai
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Following abrogation of article 370, EPFO started covering the J&K region for the first time in November 2019, and thus some payroll data (HT)
Following abrogation of article 370, EPFO started covering the J&K region for the first time in November 2019, and thus some payroll data (HT)

What does payroll data tell about J&K job seekers?

  • In the month of November, at least 11,887 people aged 35 or above were in formal sector jobs, whereas 6,536 were in the age group of 29-35
  • As per the payroll data, 3106 workers joined formal work in the 26-28 age group

Of the 10 most popular free Google Play apps in Kenya on Jan. 15, five were lending apps, according to a SimilarWeb ranking (AP)
Of the 10 most popular free Google Play apps in Kenya on Jan. 15, five were lending apps, according to a SimilarWeb ranking (AP)

Google ban fails to stamp out short-term payday lending apps

  • Lending apps are particularly popular in developing nations such as Nigeria, India and Kenya
  • The epicenter is Kenya, where an explosion in mobile lending and little government oversight has made Google the arbiter of which apps customers can choose

Delhi Metro services on Republic Day 2020.
Bank employees' unions have threatened to sit on a two-day bank strike after wage related talks with IBA failed. (Mint)
The feature is currently testing in select markets and will continue becoming more widely available throughout 2020 (Bloomberg)
A move to a common charger would affect Apple more than any other companies as its iPhones and most of its products are powered by its Lightning cabl
A move to a common charger would affect Apple more than any other companies as its iPhones and most of its products are powered by its Lightning cabl

Why Apple does not want to shift to USB-C despite EU's push for common charger

  • A move to a common charger would affect Apple more than any other companies as its iPhones and most of its products are powered by its Lightning cable
  • EU has been pushing for a common charger for more than a decade

Infosys CEO Salil Parekh during a press conference to announce the company's third quarter results in Bengaluru. An internal audit cleared Infosys on anomalies such as visa costs and large deals (Photo: PTI)
Infosys CEO Salil Parekh during a press conference to announce the company's third quarter results in Bengaluru. An internal audit cleared Infosys on anomalies such as visa costs and large deals (Photo: PTI)

Sebi plans to get tough on Infosys, order forensic probe of allegations

  • Markets regulator to investigate allegations of unethical practices by the company
  • An initial analysis found that put positions were fully hedged, making it hard to detect insider trading in them

FPIs are also allowed to invest in exchange-traded funds that invest only in debt instruments, it added. (Mint )
FPIs are also allowed to invest in exchange-traded funds that invest only in debt instruments, it added. (Mint )

RBI ups investment limit for FPIs in govt, corporate bonds

  • Currently, short-term investments by a foreign portfolio investorsshould not exceed 20% of the total investment
  • The short-term investment limit has now been increased from 20% to 30% in both cases, the RBI said in a circular

The nascent recovery would need a helping hand, with expectations building that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will provide some stimulus. Photo: Mint
The nascent recovery would need a helping hand, with expectations building that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will provide some stimulus. Photo: Mint

India’s economy seems to be shaking off a slump

The needle on a gauge measuring so-called animal spirits signaled the economy may be taking a turn for the better, as five of the eight high-frequency indicators tracked by Bloomberg News came in stronger last month

(FILES) A pregnant woman walks past the US State Department in Washington, DC. (Agency)
(FILES) A pregnant woman walks past the US State Department in Washington, DC. (Agency)

'Birth tourism': US to limit visas for pregnant women

  • The White House said foreigners were using the visas 'to secure automatic and permanent American citizenship for their children by giving birth on American soil.'
  • Temporary B-1 and B-2 visitor visas would no longer be issued to 'aliens seeking to enter the United States for 'birth tourism,' the White House said

Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd, owned by Reliance Industries Ltd, on Thursday paid  ₹195 crore to the department of telecommunications to clear all adjusted gross revenue dues (Reuters)
Motorola Razr flip phone is a 6.2-inch smartphone, with a foldable display
Four ticket checkers of the Central Railway collected over  ₹1 crore each in fines from ticketless commuters in 2019. (PTI)
Four ticket checkers of the Central Railway collected over 1 crore each in fines from ticketless commuters in 2019. (PTI)

A Railway ticket checker collected 1.5 crore fine from train passengers

  • Travelling Ticket Inspectors are authorised to collect fines from ticketless passengers on both local and long-distance trains
  • Despite regular drives against ticketless travel, the number of such cases are increasing every year

When it comes to exchanging a phone, many of us just walk into a mobile phone store and get talking to the guy behind the counter hoping that he has a good enough solution for us. However, in most cases we come back disappointed and/or confused. (Pixabay)
When it comes to exchanging a phone, many of us just walk into a mobile phone store and get talking to the guy behind the counter hoping that he has a good enough solution for us. However, in most cases we come back disappointed and/or confused. (Pixabay)

Middlemen ruining your experience of exchanging phones? Here is a solution

HX Faraday is an automated exchange/buyback/sales platform that will help you buy new products or exchange old products for new ones

Delhi airport has a unique cab service meant only for women passengers.
Delhi airport has a unique cab service meant only for women passengers.

Delhi airport gets a new women-only cab service

  • A man with a family and only women commuters are allowed to take the 'Sakha Cabs' ride from Delhi airport
  • The cabs are driven by women drivers and the services are also provided to only female commuters

Marazban Bharucha, resident of Andheri here, had travelled by a GoAir flight from Ahmedabad to Mumbai in July 2019. (Mint)
Marazban Bharucha, resident of Andheri here, had travelled by a GoAir flight from Ahmedabad to Mumbai in July 2019. (Mint)

GoAir asked to pay 12,500 compensation for damaged baggage

  • Mumbai resident Marazban Bharucha's bag was found ripped and torn after a GoAir flight
  • GoAir was asked to pay 7,500 on account of damage, 5,000 towards mental agony and another 3,000 as litigation costs

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The ED also told the court that fresh summons have also been issued to two witnesses for questioning. (HT)
Gold prices today: On MCX, gold fell to  ₹40,075 per 10 gram
Artwork at Jamia Millia Islamia on the ongoing protests against CAA.  (Photo: Sanchit Khanna)
Artwork at Jamia Millia Islamia on the ongoing protests against CAA. (Photo: Sanchit Khanna)

How India lost and got her words back

We seemed to have been struggling with the absence of a common vocabulary. But the ever-expanding anti-NRC, anti-CAA protests have ensured the return of shared words: nation, happiness, complexity, kindness, home

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‘The Crown’ is about the institution of monarchy and its centrality in the UK.  (Photo: Netflix)
A member of Brazil’s indigenous community protests against Bolsonaro.
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