Syed Akbaruddin India’s next Permanent Representative to UN

Syed Akbaruddin India’s next Permanent Representative to UN

Senior diplomat and former high- profile spokesperson of the External Affairs Ministry Syed Akbaruddin has been appointed as India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, succeeding Asoke Mukerji. A 1985 batch IFS officer, Akbaruddin, currently serving as an Additional Secretary in MEA, is credited with bringing a whiff of fresh air into the Ministry’s External

India, Australia finalise nuclear deal

India and Australia have finalized their nuclear deal, which will make it possible for India to source uranium from Australia. After the first meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the new Australian PM, Malcolm Turnbull in Antalya, Turkey, on the sidelines of the G-20 summit, the two countries announced the exchange of instruments of

Bad loans of Indian banks: is the worst over?

Net interest income, the main source of revenue, rose modestly in the September quarter for listed Indian banks. It rose 3.54% from a year earlier for 14 publicly traded banks that are outside state control and 3.19% for 24 state-run listed banks. When it comes to so-called other income, consisting of fees and profits from

Baba Ramdev launches Patanjali Atta Noodles

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev launched the much awaited Patanjali Atta Noodles on Monday.   The yoga guru said the noodles would cost Rs 15. The noodles contain no lead or monosodium glutamate. “Jhat pat pakao, aur befikr khao” is the catchline of the Patanjali noodles. Baba Ramdev also hinted at a range of baby products

Cheaper Treatment: Up to 90% discount on cancer drugs

A pilot project launched at AIIMS Delhi will sell anti-cancer drugs, cardiac stents etc at a fraction of the market rates. Called AMRIT, it will be run in association with the public sector HLL Lifecare; the pilot was launched by Union Health Minister J P Nadda Sunday. The drugs range “Under the AMRIT (Affordable Medicines