Monthly Archives: October 2019

UPI achieves 2 milestones; plans to go global

UPI, India’s very own domestic payments platform has crossed 100 million users making it the fastes adopted payment system in the world. This was achieved in three years after its launch. Alongside reaching this landmark, UPI ( Unified Payments Interface ) has also completed one billion transaction in October. Having achieved two milestones, National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), which

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Small cities opt for “Made in India”

Based on inputs by Meeta K This year Diwali shopping, in small towns like Gorakhpur and Guwahati was more inclined towards “Made in India” unlike previously when Indian market was flooded with “China ka maal”. During Diwali markets all over the country were stocked with a variety of lights, and candles, along with other popular items used during Diwali celebrations.

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81K Crores disbursed in 9 days of loan ‘mela’

The Finance secratary informed that the State-run banks disbursed Rs 81,781 crore in the nine days of ‘loan mela’ from October 1- 9, finance secretary said. The secretary was addressing the media after the finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman met the heads of state-run banks for measures to boost the economy. He said that an amount of Rs 34,342 crores was

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Great Green Wall of India, will be a reality soon

Taking a cue from the “Great Green Wall” running through the width of Africa, the central government is planning to create a 1,400km long and 5km wide green belt from Gujarat to the Delhi-Haryana border. This plan would be a great step in countering climate change, land degradation and stopping the expansion of Thar desert. The idea of forming a

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