EPFO data shows 26% fall in average monthly job creation since Oct
The average monthly formal job creation has been falling consistently with every successive EPFO payroll release, which is the only gauge to measure formal job creation in India. From October 2018 to April 2019, every release of EPFO is showing a dip in average monthly job creation. Only November 2018 release is an exception which showed marginal increase of 1,262 jobs on average.
Silver exports fall 75% after Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi flee India
India's silver jewellery exports nosedived 75% to $838 million in the financial year (FY) 2018-19 from nearly $3.4 billion in FY 2017-18. The sharp fall is seen on account of Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi's exit from the Indian market. The uncle-nephew duo fled the country in early 2018 after allegedly cheating the Punjab National Bank (PNB) to the tune of Rs 14,000 crore.
SC hearing on TikTok: Why it is difficult to ban the app in India
TikTok, a new short form video app, is in the midst of controversy in India after Madras High Court asked the Centre to ban the app for "encouraging pornography". Apple and Google have already blocked the download of the app from Play Store and App Store respectively. However, banning or blocking of the apps like TikTok or PUBG, is a futile exercise in the 21st century. People will always find a way to get around the ban.
PM Modi did nothing for poor, farmers, youth: Sachin Pilot
Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot Monday targeted Narendra Modi, alleging the Prime Minister has "done nothing" for the poor, the farmers, the youth, the unemployed and on women security. "If someone asks him about the development of the country, he starts talking about issues of Hindustan-Pakistan, Hindu-Muslim. This election is for 'rozi-roti' (employment) and for saving the country," Pilot said during an election rally here in support of Congress nominee Rijju Jhunjhunwala.
Sri Lanka imposes emergency, says international network involved in attacks
Sri Lanka said on Monday it was invoking emergency powers in the aftermath of devastating bomb attacks on hotels and churches, blamed on militants with foreign links, which killed 290 people and wounded nearly 500.
Huawei says launches 'world's first' 5G communications hardware for auto
China's Huawei Technologies launched on Monday what it said was the world's first 5G communications hardware for the automotive industry, in a sign of its growing ambitions to become a key supplier to the sector for self-driving technology.