Markets end day's trading in red: Sensex down 310 points at 30,380, Nifty drops below 9,000-mark; Kotak Bank top loser, cracks 6%
Markets surged more than 2 percent in early deals as investors on Dalal Street shrugged off the dire forecasts of virtually no growth in 2020 and took positives from the reports that businesses could see phased opening from 20 April.
More than 32 cr poor receive Rs 29,352 cr aid under Garib Kalyan Yojana; fintech, digital technology in place for swift transfer to beneficiary
A finance ministry statement on Monday said the swift implementation of the package is being continuously monitored by central and state governments.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Nirmala Sitharaman took care of the poor, Shaktikanta Das has taken care of middle class by cutting interest rates
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das in a press conference said these are extraordinary circumstances, and unprecedented measures are required to support the sagging economy as all the economic activities have come to a halt.
Bihar floods: Death toll rises to 341 as situation worsens; nearly 146.19 lakh affected in 19 districts
The flood situation in Bihar remained grim with the death toll reaching 341 on Tuesday, an official said.
A 3.6-magnitude earthquake rattled the Italy's resort island of Ischia at the peak of tourist season and sending panicked residents and tourists into the streets.
Uttar Pradesh floods: Indian Army steps in for rescue operations; Yogi Adityanath conducts aerial survey
The current spell of floods in Uttar Pradesh has claimed 36 lives, prompting authorities to seek the army's help for relief and rescue operations, officials said on Friday.
Over 73 lakh people have been affected by the Bihar floods. So far, 72 people have died. Unconfirmed reports put the death toll to over 100.
China announced USD million assistance to flood-hit Nepal as the country's Vice Premier Wang Yang held talks with his Nepalese counterpart on ways to enhance bilateral ties.
At least 19 people were killed and about 250 others injured in the powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake that jolted a mountainous region in China's southwest Sichuan province
NDRF will soon have four more battalions totalling about 4,000 personnel for better reaction and effective reach during calamities.
Gujarat floods: State govt announces relief package of Rs 1,500 crore for Banaskantha, Patan districts
The Gujarat government on Thursday announced a special relief package of Rs 1,500 crore for the flood-affected Banaskantha and Patan districts.
Expressing grief over the killings in Assam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to families of the dead.
Almost a month after cyclone Hudhud hit Odisha, seven tribal families are yet to receive aid.
Major rivers like Rusikulya, Godahada and Vansadhara were flowing below the danger mark.
Relief and rescue operations have been launched in the affected areas.
Winds with a speed of 100-160 km per hour are expected to blow in the parts of the East Coast including Orissa by this evening when the cyclone crosses the coast.
The Central government also said that there were 26,909 people stranded in Muzaffarnagar and 14,920 in Shamli district. It said that 2,462 people have been arrested.
Officials said taking relief material to remote villages is a major problem due to poor connectivity.