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22 October, 2018 6:21 PM Dengue Cases Crosses 1,000-Mark In Delhi This Season

Dengue cases crossed the 1,000-mark in Delhi this season, with nearly 540 people being diagnosed with the vector-borne disease in October only, according to a municipal report released today. Also, 411 cases of malaria and 109 of chikungunya have been reported this season till October 20, the report said. The report says at least 539 of the dengue cases 41

22 October, 2018 1:16 PM Net direct tax collection grows 15.7% to Rs 4.89-lakh crore: CBDT

New Delhi: The net direct tax collection in the country grew by 15.7 percent on year-on-year basis to reach Rs 4.89 lakh crore in the current fiscal till third week of October, a senior official on Monday quoting from the latest data. This marks over 42 percent of the full-year direct tax collection target of Rs 11.5 lakh crore for the fiscal ending 35

22 October, 2018 12:59 PM Asian Paints Q2 Profit Falls 14%, Misses Street Estimates

Asian Paints on Monday posted a 14.4 per cent fall in second-quarter profit, which missed analysts' estimates, hurt by higher expenses. Net profit fell to Rs 493 crore ($67.02 million) in the September-quarter from Rs 576 crore a year earlier, the company said in a statement. Analysts, on an average, had expected the Mumbai-based company to post a profit 33

22 October, 2018 12:51 PM Airtel Enlists Google Assistant to Answer Your Mobile Queries

Bharti Airtel on Monday announced that its customers will be able to interact with customer care through Google Assistant. Currently available in English, the feature will also be rolled out in regional languages to deliver a personalised experience to millions of smartphone users, the company said in a statement. Airtel will track what questions customers 45

22 October, 2018 9:22 AM BSNL Rivals Jio By Launching Rs. 1,097 Recharge Pack With Unlimited Voice Calls, 25GB Data for 365 Days

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has brought a Rs. 1,097 recharge pack that brings unlimited voice calls and 25GB of data benefits for as many as 365 days. The new recharge pack is available until January 6, 2019. The BSNL Rs. 1,097 recharge competes against the Rs. 1,699 recharge pack by Reliance Jio that comes with the same 365-day validity but offers 44

22 October, 2018 9:11 AM 60 Per Cent Rise In Number Of Crorepatis In India: Tax Body

The number of taxpayers earning above Rs 1 crore per annum has risen to over 1.40 lakh in the country in the last four years, depicting a growth of about 60 per cent, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said on Monday. Releasing key statistics of income tax and direct taxes for a period of about four years, the policy-making body of the IT department 37

22 October, 2018 5:07 AM How Harvard Selects A Student: One Admitted For Every 19 Rejected

The numbers are ruthless: Out of more than 40,000 applications a year to Harvard University, not quite 2,000 make the final cut. Just one admitted for every 19 rejected. Every year high school seniors with straight A's, perfect test scores and stellar recommendations wonder why they didn't make it. Now, the curtains have been lifted on Harvard's decision-making 40

22 October, 2018 3:30 AM Rupee opens flat at 73.30 against the greenback

Rupee rose for the second successive week despite broad gains in the dollar against its major crosses and one of the primary factors that supported the currency was fall in global crude oil prices. Crude corrected by over 7% in the last couple of weeks on back of swelling US inventories and concern that trade wars were curbing economic activity, reported 39

21 October, 2018 9:52 AM Over 61,000 Post Lying Vacant In Paramilitary Forces: Home Ministry Data

Over 61,000 posts of central paramilitary personnel are lying vacant in six paramilitary forces in the country, Home Ministry statistics said. Altogether, 18,460 posts are lying vacant in the country's largest paramilitary force, CRPF, as on March 1, 2018, while 10,738 posts are remaining vacant in the border guarding force BSF. A home ministry official 49

20 October, 2018 4:00 AM Festive savings; Data localisation; Stock market watch

This week on The Moneycontrol Show, we discuss how should you strike the fine balance between saving and spending this festive season. Sakshi Batra speaks to personal finance expert Gajendra Kothari to find out which are the best options for you to park your funds in during festivals. In our Macro segment, we discuss what the RBI’s data localisation 35