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 IPO, the first of 2020, will remain open for four days in anticipation of higher investor appetite. Mint
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The merger of Bharti Infratel and Indus Towers will create the world’s second largest tower company. (Mint)

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The petition is expected to be heard shortly.. Photo: Mint

Flipkart files separate plea challenging CCI probe, jurisdiction

  • Flipkart’s petition, reviewed by Mint, comes just two weeks after Amazon's petition against a January order by the Competition Commission of India
  • Flipkart, which has been a respondent in the Amazon-CCI case, has now filed a petition in Karnataka high court questioning CCI's investigation probe

CCI may also see changes in its structure to ensure fair scrutiny of business processes. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint )
CCI may also see changes in its structure to ensure fair scrutiny of business processes. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint )

Competition Commission of India to get more teeth to regulate tech M&As

  • The Competition Amendment Bill, 2020, aims to give faster clearance to M&As and fill certain gaps in the statute
  • The regulator may also see changes in its structure and functioning to ensure fair practices when it comes to scrutinising business processes

Trai's suggestions range from marketshare math to approval timelines, and other terms.. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Trai's suggestions range from marketshare math to approval timelines, and other terms.. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Trai moots reforms in merger norms for telecom licences

  • Trai recommended that the guidelines on transfer/merger of licences should not 'hard-code' (that is, explicitly specify) the spectrum caps
  • Trai's suggestions range from marketshare math to approval timelines, and other terms

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, (Photo:Reuters) (REUTERS)
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

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Thackeray, who has been in a war of words with his alliance partners over the issue, said after meeting Modi, that no one should have fears over Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Photo: PTI
Thackeray, who has been in a war of words with his alliance partners over the issue, said after meeting Modi, that no one should have fears over Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Photo: PTI

No one should have any fears on CAA: Uddhav Thackeray after meeting PM

  • The chief minister's statements are significant as it comes in the backdrop of political differences between the Shiv Sena and the Nationalist Congress Party
  • Thackeray led Shiv Sena is an erstwhile ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) but split ways post assembly elections last year due to differences over chief ministerial post

RBI governor Shaktikanta Das said the overall flow of credit to the NBFC sector has improved quite steadily over the last few months
RBI governor Shaktikanta Das said the overall flow of credit to the NBFC sector has improved quite steadily over the last few months

Efforts on to include G-Secs in global indices, says RBI chief Shaktikanta Das

  • The development would attract higher foreign flows as many overseas funds are mandated to track global indices
  • This was a long-pending suggestion of foreign investors that was addressed in the Budget this year

Pakistan PM Imran Khan. Islamabad is looking for a favourable outcome from the FATF Paris plenary (Reuters)
An artists paints a portrait of U.S. President Donald Trump on a wall in Agra, India. (AP)
An artists paints a portrait of U.S. President Donald Trump on a wall in Agra, India. (AP)

Three-tier security in place at hotel for Donald Trump's visit

  • Donald Trump will stay at the 'Chanakya' suite of the ITC Maurya hotel, which has hosted the likes of former US presidents George Bush and Barack Obama
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host a lunch for Trump, while President Ram Nath Kovind will host a banquet in honour of the visiting dignitary

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The anti-drone system will work along with the local police, teams of the Rapid Action Force, the State Reserve Police Force, Chetak Commando and the Anti-Terrorist Squad.. Photo: ANI
The anti-drone system will work along with the local police, teams of the Rapid Action Force, the State Reserve Police Force, Chetak Commando and the Anti-Terrorist Squad.. Photo: ANI

How this DRDO-made weapon will safeguard skies during Trump-Modi's roadshow

  • To keep an eye on the skies, a domestically manufactured anti-drone system has deployed in Ahmedabad
  • The DRDO system can detect and identify drone threats at a moment’s instance and terminate them

The combined offerings from Wipro Digital and Rational Interaction are expected to help in driving long-term revenue growth
The combined offerings from Wipro Digital and Rational Interaction are expected to help in driving long-term revenue growth

Wipro Digital acquires customer experience firm Rational Interaction

  • The combined offerings from Wipro Digital and Rational Interaction are expected to help in driving long-term revenue growth and help CMOs scale for the future
  • As it integrates with Wipro Digital, Rational Interaction will continue to grow and service its clients, with no plans to reduce its current staff

The cost of the project will be in excess of  ₹700 crore, a senior official said
The cost of the project will be in excess of 700 crore, a senior official said

Rajnath Singh lays foundation stone for Thal Sena Bhavan

  • The Army headquarters is currently housed in the iconic South Block at Raisina Hill in Lutyens' Delhi
  • Christened 'Thal Sena Bhawan', the multi-storeyed complex is designed 'like a rising sun' and it will be spread over nearly 39 acres

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

A man wearing a mask is seen on a street in Shanghai, China, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus. (REUTERS)
A man wearing a mask is seen on a street in Shanghai, China, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus. (REUTERS)

India's IT industry braces for coronavirus impact

  • India's top IT firms have a large presence in China, the epicenter of the epidemic
  • China has placed stringent curbs on travel and movement, disrupting global supply chains

The Air Force's clarification closely resembles the US Army's landmark 2017 policy adjustment, which similarly clarified the terms and process for soldiers requesting religious accommodations.
The Air Force's clarification closely resembles the US Army's landmark 2017 policy adjustment, which similarly clarified the terms and process for soldiers requesting religious accommodations.

US Air Force updates dress code to accommodates Sikhs

  • To date, the Sikh Coalition has helped more than 20 Sikh-Americans secure accommodations to serve in the US military
  • The Air Force's clarification closely resembles US Army's landmark 2017 policy adjustment, which similarly clarified terms and process for soldiers requesting religious accommodations

Security personnel with his snipper dog during the inaugural run of Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express. (ANI )
Security personnel with his snipper dog during the inaugural run of Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express. (ANI )

Indian Railways to launch Delhi-Dehradun Tejas Express via Haridwar

  • Piyush Goyal said work on the project will begin as soon as a pathway is available
  • An agreement in principle to start a Tejas Express train between Delhi-Haridwar-Dehradun has been given on a request by the Uttarakhand chief minister

The police are keeping criminal records only, which they are within their rights to do (MINT_PRINT)
The police are keeping criminal records only, which they are within their rights to do (MINT_PRINT)

Delhi Police says only criminal records retained from use of facial recognition

  • The Delhi Police had earlier started using its facial recognition software, acquired in 2017 to track missing children and persons, to screen crowds
  • The software, made by Delhi-based Innefu Labs is capable of screening faces from social media as well, as founder Tarun Wig had explained to Mint in an earlier interaction

Harley Davidson sold 2,676 motorcycles in India during FY 2019. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Images
Harley Davidson sold 2,676 motorcycles in India during FY 2019. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Images

Harley Davidson bikes set to get cheaper; Modi's 'Namaste Trump' gift on tariffs

  • The Indian officials have apparently promised to lower tariffs to 'a single digit' for the bikes with displacement above 1600cc
  • The cuts will not only boost the Harley Davidson but also American motorcycle brands like Indian Motorcycle, Honda and Triumph

The plant is severely damaged, further raising doubts on the impact the incident would have on disrupting the parts procurement of key customers. Photo: Mint
If you were planning to take a home loan, or to purchase a car with loan funds, you may now get a lower rate and probably pay a lower EMI. Photo: iStock
If you were planning to take a home loan, or to purchase a car with loan funds, you may now get a lower rate and probably pay a lower EMI. Photo: iStock

Post RBI policy, no immediate gains for borrowers, but depositors to suffer

  • RBI adopted unconventional measures to bring down the cost of funds for banks
  • If lending rates come down, auto and realty sectors could witness a pick-up in sales

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It's still not clear who will represent Kabul at the negotiation table for the intra-Afghan talks, considered a key pillar in finding a lasting peace in the war-torn country. (AP )
It's still not clear who will represent Kabul at the negotiation table for the intra-Afghan talks, considered a key pillar in finding a lasting peace in the war-torn country. (AP )

US to sign deal with the Taliban to end America’s longest war

  • After months of negotiations, the US will sign a peace pact with the Taliban on 29 February in Doha
  • The Taliban have refused to talk to Ghani's government and also denounced the election results

As of now, the company has three platforms for its entire range of products that comply with Bharat Stage IV emission norms. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint
Nirav Modi. (Mint)
Two people evacuated to Australia from the Diamond Princess cruise ship have tested positive for the coronavirus (Reuters)
The abolition of the fees has been made for an interim period until April 30, 2020, according to the circular. (iStockphoto)
The abolition of the fees has been made for an interim period until April 30, 2020, according to the circular. (iStockphoto)

Zero UPI interchange, PSP fees may hurt PhonePe, Google Pay

  • The same is not applicable to services like mandates, EMI, overdraft account and business-to-business (B2B) collections and payments
  • The move to do away with these transactions fees comes after the abolishment of the Merchant Discount Rate (MDR)

(top) Zeenat Aman in ’Dearest Bapu, Love Kasturba’ with Arif Zakaria; and in ‘Haré Rama Haré Krishna’.
(top) Zeenat Aman in ’Dearest Bapu, Love Kasturba’ with Arif Zakaria; and in ‘Haré Rama Haré Krishna’.

The return of Zeenat Aman

  • The actor is headlining her first stage production in 16 years.
  • Zeenat Aman plays Kasturba Gandhi in ‘Dearest Bapu, Love Kasturba’

lipkart argues the CCI ordered its probe without initial evidence that the company's practices were harming competition. (Mint)
lipkart argues the CCI ordered its probe without initial evidence that the company's practices were harming competition. (Mint)

After Amazon, Flipkart challenges antitrust probe

  • The filing comes days ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to India, and amid U.S. concerns about India's tightening of foreign investment rules for the e-commerce sector

A file photo of Apple CEO Tim Cook. (AFP)
The Kashi-Mahakal Express was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to his parliamentary constituency Varanasi.
The Kashi-Mahakal Express was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to his parliamentary constituency Varanasi.

Kashi Mahakal Express begins commercial run from Indore

  • The Kashi-Mahakal Express was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to his parliamentary constituency Varanasi
  • The train connects the three Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva - Omkareshwar (located near Indore), Mahakaleshwar (Ujjain) and Kashi Vishwanath (Varanasi) in the country

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