World's largest rice gene bank secures funding to fight climate change

The IRRI conserves and shares 136,000 rice varieties with farmers, breeders and scientists, said Marie Haga, executive director of the Crop Trust. World’s largest rice gene bank secures funding to fight climate change Source: ET HOME

Faulty policies have pushed economy to worst ever crisis: Sitaram Yechury

The industry and agriculture sectors were the “worst victims of the faulty economic policies”, Yechury said, adding that the CPI (M) supported the farmers’ agitation. Faulty policies have pushed economy to worst ever crisis: Sitaram Yechury Source: ET HOME

Congress distances itself from Shashi Tharoor's remarks on Ram Temple

Tharoor has kicked up a row by saying that no ‘good’ Hindu would favour a Ram temple in Ayodhya by demolishing somebody else’s place of worship. Congress distances itself from Shashi Tharoor’s remarks on Ram Temple Source: ET HOME

Chinese army briefly came to Indian side in Arunachal

Chinese army briefly came to Indian side in ArunachalOfficial said it was “not a transgression” and that the Chinese army personnel came to the Indian side due to varying perception of the Line of Actual Control. Chinese army briefly came to Indian side in Arunachal Source: ET HOME

UK PM Theresa May says still believes Brexit deal is 'achievable'

“We cannot let this disagreement derail the prospects of a good deal, and leave us with the ‘no deal’ outcome that no-one wants,” May told MPs in the House of Commons. UK PM Theresa May says still believes Brexit deal is ‘achievable’ Source: ET HOME

Centre can't delegate land acquisition power to state govt for bullet train project: Farmers

The Gujarat version of the land acquisition act has diluted certain safeguards for land owners’ rights, they contended. Centre can’t delegate land acquisition power to state govt for bullet train project: Farmers Source: ET HOME

72 Zika cases detected in Jaipur; Centre asks states to intensify vector control steps

Zika is caused by aedes aegypti mosquito which also transmits dengue and chikungunya and breeds in open stagnant water. 72 Zika cases detected in Jaipur; Centre asks states to intensify vector control steps Source: ET HOME

Rahul Gandhi raised hue and cry over arrest of 'urban naxals': Amit Shah

The BJP president alleged that opposition parties such as the Congress, Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and the Trinamool Congress sympathised with the infiltrators. Rahul Gandhi raised hue and cry over arrest of ‘urban naxals’: Amit Shah Source: ET HOME

Fully compliant with RBI data norms: Payment cos

Fully compliant with RBI data norms: Payment cosThe RBI had issued a circular instructing all payments system providers to ensure that data relating to systems operated by them is stored only in India. Fully compliant with RBI data norms: Payment cos Source: ET HOME

Saubhagya yojana: Rs 100 cr award for efficient states

Saubhagya yojana: Rs 100 cr award for efficient statesApart from discoms, the employees would also collectively get Rs 50 lakh award for completing the task of electrifying household under the Saubhagaya scheme. Saubhagya yojana: Rs 100 cr award for efficient states Source: ET HOME

Saudi King Salman steps in as Riyadh defends itself in Khashoggi case

In a phone call with Trump on Monday, the king denied “any knowledge of whatever may have happened ‘to our Saudi Arabian citizen’”, the US leader said in a tweet. Saudi King Salman steps in as Riyadh defends itself in Khashoggi case Source: ET HOME

Group of ministers says GST Council to seek states' views on 'disaster tax'

“The GoM has decided that the GST Council will prepare a questionnaire and send to states for response..Out of the terms of reference of the GoM. Group of ministers says GST Council to seek states’ views on ‘disaster tax’ Source: ET HOME

Saudi Arabia promises to fill gap created in supply of oil to India

US sanctions on Iran from first week of November could hit supplies to India but Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih calls Saudi Arabia a ‘shock absorber.’ Saudi Arabia promises to fill gap created in supply of oil to India Source: ZEE NEWS BUSINESS

Xiaomi, India's biggest smartphone maker, now wants to lend you money

Xiaomi, India’s biggest smartphone maker, now wants to lend you moneyXiaomi now plans to foray into consumer finance and business-to-business lending by floating a NBFC. Xiaomi, India’s biggest smartphone maker, now wants to lend you money Source: ET HOME

Competition law reforms to remove high entry barriers: MCA secretary

“The focus of further reforms will be the designing of competition law in the country to remove high entry barriers and provide easy access for those suffering from anti-competitive conduct,” corporate affairs secretary Injeti Srinivas said. Competition law reforms to remove high entry barriers: MCA secretary Source: ET HOME

Media distorted my words on Ayodhya Ram temple: Shashi Tharoor

“I was asked for my personal opinion at a literary festival and gave it as such. I am not a spokesperson for my party and did not claim to be speaking for it,” Tharoor added. Media distorted my words on Ayodhya Ram temple: Shashi Tharoor Source: ET HOME