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BUSINESS

Ashwini-Vaishnaw
New PDP Bill to bolster India's narrative as a trusted global partner: Nasscom
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In the meeting, attended by Alkesh Kumar Sharma, Secretary MeitY, along with startups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs), provided their initial feedback and suggestions on the bill to the IT Minister last week. Vaishnaw said that as the PDP Bill gets finalised, on cross-border data flows, the government will ensure that the approach focusses on strengthening data protection without disrupting data flows.
Oil-Prices
Oil prices rise as cap set Russian crude
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Brent crude added around 1 per cent to above $86 in Asia trading. The move - which could come into force on Monday - raises Western pressure on Russia over the invasion of Ukraine. It comes after oil producers' group Opec+ agreed to stick to its policy to reduce production, amid slower global growth and higher interest rates, BBC reported.
RBI-bank
Will RBI get more teeth to regulate PSU banks?
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A throwback to this anomaly is when former RBI Governor Urjit Patel in a speech titled 'Banking Regulatory Powers Should Be Ownership Neutral' in March 2018 threw into stark relief that though the RBI is the banking regulator, the powers to regulate PSBs are held by the government.
Microsoft
Microsoft India hikes prices of products, services by up to 11%
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The company said the "Indian rupee pricelist changes to harmonise its prices for commercial on-premises software and online services between India and the Asian region, effective February 1, 2023". "Starting February 1, 2023, Indian rupee prices for commercial on-premises software will increase by 4.5 per cent, online services will increase by 9 per cent, and Windows GGWA will increase by 11 per cent to realign close to prevailing USD pricing levels in the Asian region," said Microsoft in an official announcement.
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Shaktikanta-Das
Takeaways from RBI's MPC meeting can be more than repo rate hike
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Economic experts expect the MPC to hike the repo rate by 25-35 basis points (bps) with industry lobby body ASSOCHAM also urging the central bank to do the same. Further it will also be interesting to see whether there will be unanimity amongst the members of the MPC on the decisions taken at the ensuing meeting.
Bombay-Stock-Exchange
Momentum in markets is setting in
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BSESENSEX gained 574.86 points or 0.92 per cent to close at 62,868.50 points while NIFTY gained 183.35 points or 0.99 per cent to close at 18,696.10 points. The broader markets fared much better and we saw BSE100, BSE200 and BSE500 gain 1.18 per cent, 1.42 per cent and 1.50 per cent respectively. BSEMIDCAP was up 2.84 per cent while BSESMALLCAP gained 2.43 per cent.
BYD-Auto
Chinese EV maker BYD widens market leadership gap with Tesla in Q3
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On the other hand, Tesla's global sales grew only 43 per cent YoY in Q3 2022 to over 343,000 units, according to Counterpoint Research. "The smoothing production ramp in Tesla's Berlin factory helped deliver a record number of Model Ys in Germany this quarter. However, deliveries fell short of expectations due to logistics bottlenecks," the report mentioned.
Elon-Musk-and-Twitter
Apple 'fully resumed' advertising on Twitter, says Musk
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According to Bloomberg, during a two-hour Twitter Spaces Musk also mentioned that Apple was Twitter's largest advertiser, reports MacRumors. The tech giant reportedly spends more than $100 million a year on advertising on the micro-blogging platform. Meanwhile, Musk had criticised the App Store cut on November 18, by calling it a "hidden 30 per cent tax on the Internet".
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Elon-Musk-Joe-Biden
Elon Musk advises Joe Biden to just buy a Tesla
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Joe Biden recently announced the release of the first round of funding for a nationwide EV charging network, financing the construction of stations in 35 states. "We're building 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations across the country. The great American road trip will be fully electrified," posted Biden on Twitter.
aviation-sector
Indian aviation safety records significant jump in ICAO global ranking
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A senior official of the aviation regulator on Saturday said that it is a quantum leap from its 102nd rank four years ago. With a view to check its effective implementation (EI) of critical safety elements, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) had last month audited the Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
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