UN needs reform in responses, processes and character: PM Modi

There is a serious need for the United Nations to introspect – it does not represent the voice of 184 nations out of the 193 members, but goes by the demands of one nation that has permanent representation in the UN Security Council - Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the 75th session of the UN General Assembly

Singing legend SP Balasubrahmanyam no more

A versatile singer, SPB had sung over 40,000 songs covering 16 Indian languages and commanded a fan following across the nation

Vodafone Idea rebranded 'Vi' as company looks for a fresh start

Vodafone Idea board on Friday had approved a plan to raise up to Rs25,000 crore, to inject fresh life into the joint venture, as the new brand buries the images created by Vodafone and Idea Cellular 

Lok Sabha passes 3 landmark Labour Codes

The Codes among others provide for setting up of `Social Security Fund’ for 400 million workers in the unorganised sector along with gig and platform workers that will help in widening universal social security coverage

Govt hikes MSP for grains, pulses and oilseeds; steps up procurement

Besides raising support price for wheat by 1.5 times its cost of production and that of pulses by 3 times, the government also increased the number of procurement centres in order to reach the benefit of higher prices to more farmers

PM wishes farmers on passage of farm bills in Parliament

While government’s MSP procurement will continue, the bill seeks to ensure a seamless electronic trading system - inter-state and intra-state - outside the confines of the State Agricultural Produce Marketing legislations, ensuring better price realisation



Woman at the Helm of Financial Powerhouse Citi

Jane Fraser has been elected to the board of directors of Citigroup, and will take over from Corbat when he retires from Citi and steps down from its board of directors in February 2021

Realty needs government handholding

The real estate sector is perhaps the largest industry in the country in terms of scale and revenue generation and the top employer providing employment to millions directly and to several millions indirectly

Is COVID-19 covered under Health Insurance ?

In the last two weeks, the public at large from all over India has been seeking advice on Health Insurance and Term Insurance. Even Indians already in foreign countries who have an Overseas Travel Policy have asked whether it covers treatment for COVID-19 abroad, if required

To cut a long story short

Gopal Ramanan in conversation with Swetha Amit on Radha's Revenge & Other Stories , a collection of short stories