The Reserve Bank is likely to keep the benchmark interest rates unchanged in its next monetary policy review in view of heightened retail inflation which has persistently remained above its comfort level, feel experts. However, with the economic growth continuing to remain in the negative territory for the second consecutive quarter ending September, the central bank is likely to continue with the accommodative monetary stance keeping the hope alive for a rate cut as and when needed.
Former Union minister Jaswant Singh passed away on Sunday morning. He was 82. Jaswant Singh was a retired officer of the Indian Army and was one of the founding members of the Bhartiya Janata Party. He held the defence, external affairs and finance portfolios in Vajpayee government’s different ministries from 1996-2004.
College students who wish to attend offline classes in Karnataka must bring in a consent letter duly signed by their parents. Though, Karnataka is reopening colleges from November 17 onwards, the state would continue to have an on-line mode of teaching as well and it will be entirely students’ choice to opt physical attendance or on-line classes, the note from the higher education department stated.
After incessant rains in many parts of north India, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast hints that there is more in store. The weather agency has predicted more rainfall and thunderstorm in the national capital, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and other regions in the next two hours.