EPFO payroll data: 4.4 mn jobs created in 9 months till May

Jul 21 2018

Retirement fund body EPFO's payroll data suggests that as many as 4,474,859 jobs created during September 2017 to May this year.

Himachal govt announces MIS for apple procurement

Jul 21 2018

The Himachal government has approved implementation of Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) for procurement of apple.

Facebook wants to launch own Internet satellite in 2019: Report

Jul 21 2018

As part of its plan to connect billions of people who are still offline, Facebook is working on launching Athena, its own Internet satellite, early in 2019, the WIRED reported.

Over 20 Indian-origin persons sentenced in massive call center scam in US

Jul 21 2018

"The stiff sentences imposed represent the culmination of the first-ever large scale, multi-jurisdiction prosecution targeting the India call center scam industry," Sessions said.

Week ahead: Wall Street braces for tariff fallout as S&P 500 companies report

Jul 21 2018

Investors are worried about the impact on earnings should the United States’ trade war with China and other major trading partners escalate.

U.S. loses bid to end children's climate change lawsuit

Jul 21 2018

A federal appeals court in San Francisco rejected the Trump administration’s renewed bid to dismiss a lawsuit by young activists who say the US govt is ignoring the perils of climate change.

Amazon, Toyota, Alcoa and others working to counter Trump's tariff plans

Jul 21 2018

Big companies in the US from Amazon to Toyota and Alcoa Corp are working to counter the effect of the Trump administration’s trade policies and to head off new tariffs.

TRAI sticks to its stance on 15-day time-bound nod for demo licences; rejects DoT's views

Jul 20 2018

TRAI has stuck to its stance that short duration 'demonstration' licences be granted within a maximum period of 15 days as part of ease of doing business in the sector, rejecting Telecom Department's arguments that the recommended time period may not be sufficient.

Governor of Syria's Quneitra expects insurgent evacuation today

Jul 20 2018

The governor of Syria’s Quneitra province said he expected the evacuation of insurgents to start on Friday, after rebels agreed to surrender their territory to the state.

S&P flat as gains in Microsoft offset tariff fears

Jul 20 2018

The S&P 500 was trading flat on Friday as Microsoft’s robust results helped offset escalating tariff worries after President Donald Trump said he was ready to impose levies on $500 billion worth of goods from China.

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