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To increase efficiency, SBI and its subsidiaries rearrange top management

State Bank of India (SBI)

The State Bank of India (SBI) has reshuffled its senior management and subsidiaries to improve efficiency, according to a media report published on Thursday. The portfolios of all four MDs have been reshuffled, according to the Indian Express story. SBI’s fourth MD, Alok Kumar Choudhary, DMD (Finance), was inducted. According to the article, he is …

To assist countries, the WTO should permit food exports from public stock

World Trade Organization (WTO)

India urged the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Monday to allow exports of food grains from public reserves for international food aid and humanitarian purposes, particularly on a government-to-government basis, because the UN’s World Food Programme was unable to meet demand. Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal stated during an agro intervention at a WTO …

In Prague, Jaishankar meets Indians and discusses the state of bilateral relations

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met with members of the Indian community here on Sunday and briefed them on recent events in India as well as the health of the bilateral relationship. Jaishankar is in town on the final phase of a two-nation journey to Slovakia and the Czech Republic, where he hopes to bolster …

Assam flood death toll rises to 24; situation improves marginally

floods in Assam

Six more people perished in floods in Assam on Sunday, bringing the total death toll to 24, officials said, even as the water situation improved marginally. In 22 of the state’s 34 districts, about 7.19 lakh people have been affected. According to officials of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), further deaths have been …

The Delhi government has requested a report on demolitions from BJP-run civic bodies

Delhi government

The Delhi government has requested a thorough report on the BJP-run civic authorities’ demolition drives that have been taking place around the city since April 1, according to official sources. This comes days after the three civic bodies undertook a series of anti-encroachment activities in various sections of the city, including Shaheen Bagh, Jahangirpuri Madanpur …

PM Modi meets with Sher Bahadur Deuba, his Nepalese counterpart, in Lumbini

India and Nepal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba on Monday in Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, to discuss ways to deepen current cooperation and expand new areas in the comprehensive bilateral partnership. Modi visited Deuba after giving prayers at the historic Maya Devi shrine in the Himalayan nation at Deuba’s …

With a 5.3 percent rise, jet fuel costs are at an all-time high; this is the tenth increase this year

jet fuel prices

In keeping with a jump in global energy costs, jet fuel prices were boosted by a whopping 5.3 percent on Monday, marking the ninth consecutive increase this year. According to a price announcement issued by state-owned fuel dealers, the price of aviation turbine fuel (ATF), which lets planes fly, has increased by Rs 6,188.25 per …

PM Modi speaks in Bharuch’s ‘Utkarsh Samaroh’ and communicates with people

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke through video conference to “Utkarsh Samaroh” in Gujarat’s Bharuch on Thursday to commemorate the district’s 100% saturation of four key state government initiatives that will help deliver prompt financial assistance to individuals in need. During his speech, he chatted with the audience and discussed how the “Utkarsh Initiative” schemes benefited …