Minister of State for Finance, Namo Narain Meena held that the government has taken an in-principle decision to link diesel prices with market rates. Yet, there is no proposal currently to completely deregulate cooking gas price. He also opined that the government continues to fix the price of diesel in order to protect the common
China is planning to bring in a fresh visa regime titled "talent introduction" in an attempt to pull more skilled professionals from abroad. A draft law in this respect has been submitted to the China’s top legislature.
As per the US State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland, United States is working with India to flesh out an initiative to set up hundreds of community colleges in India on the American pattern and the State Department has been working with the Indian side to flesh out the initiative. Over the acceptance of Indian degrees
India intends to double its Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) imports from Qatar to 15 million tonnes a year. India, the world's 8th largest importer of LNG, annually buy 7.5 million tonnes from Qatar under a long-term deal. In addition, India has asked Qatar to meet "to supply instant requirement" of 3 million tonnes of LNG,
Standard and Poor's (S&P), the Global rating agency has lowered India's rating outlook to -ve citing slow progress on its fiscal situation, as well as deteriorating economic indicators. S&P has also warned of a further downgrade India’s rating in 2 years if there is no improvement in the fiscal situation. Implications:- The lowering of outlook