India ordered all news channels in the country not to carry a controversial interview with one of the convicts of the Nirbhaya gang-rape case that rattled its capital. British Film maker Leslee Udwin interviewed the convict Mukesh Singh for her documentary "India's daughter" and the preview itself attracted waves of protest from various quarters.
More than 1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe use of personal audio devices and exposure to damaging levels of sound at noisy entertainment venues, according to World Health Organization (WHO). Data from studies in middle- and high-income countries analyzed by WHO indicate that among the age group of 12-35 years, nearly 50 percent are exposed to unsaf
India's central bank reduced its key interest rates by a quarter point at an unscheduled meeting on Wednesday after the budget affirmed the government's commitment on fiscal consolidation. The Reserve Bank of India governed by Raghuram Rajan decided to cut its repo rate by 25 basis points to 7.50 percent with immediate effect. Consequently, the reverse repo rate was adjusted to 6.50 percent.
India's government and the central bank have agreed on a revamp of the monetary policy framework to place focus on inflation, a historic move for the economy as policymakers gear up for stronger growth momentum in coming years. The agreement, dated February 20, states that the inflation target "for financial year 2016-17 and all subsequent years shall be 4% with a band of plus or minus 2%.