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Centre permits Tamil Nadu to increase number of workdays under MGNREGA
The Centre has accorded permission for increasing the number of workdays under the Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee scheme in Tamil Nadu from the existing 100 days to 150 days. A release from the state government in Chennai says the rise in workdays is aimed at helping rural labourers, who are staring at job loss, as the state is affected by severe drought. In Tamil Nadu, the rural job scheme is being implemented in 12,524 villages. This financial year, 33.43 man-days of employment have been generated so far under the scheme and Rs 4655 crore has been disbursed.

Over 5 crore Indians suffer from depression in 2015: WHO
A World Health Organisation (WHO) study said, that over five crore Indians have suffered from depression in year 2015. The WHO in its new global health estimates on depression for 2015 said, while over five crore Indians suffered from depression, over three crore others suffered from anxiety disorders. The report said, over two-thirds of global suicides were in low and middle-income countries like India in 2015. The WHO document said, that 322 million people are living with depression worldwide and nearly half of them live in South East Asian and Western Pacific region. The total estimated number of people living with depression increased by 18.4 per cent between 2005 and 2015.

634 drugs suspected to be non-compliant with ceiling price: NPPA
Six hundred and 34 drugs of various strengths produced by firms are suspected to be non-compliant with ceiling prices as notified by National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA). In its notification, the regulator said that it has issued the list after analysing the market data of various medicines in December last year.The list of cases of suspected non-compliance of notified ceiling prices issued by NPPA included medicines manufactured by leading pharmaceutical firms in India.

PM Modi to share his thoughts in 'Mann Ki Baat' on All India Radio tomorrow
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share his thoughts on a number of themes and issues in Mann Ki Baat programme of All India Radio at 11 AM tomorrow. It will be the 29th episode of the monthly radio series. The programme will be broadcast on the entire network of All India Radio and Doordarshan.

Former Nagaland CM Zeliang appointed as Finance Advisor to state govt
Former Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang was today appointed as Finance Advisor to the state government in the rank of a cabinet minister. An official release said, Zeliang, appointed by the Governor P B Acharya, will receive the pay and allowances admissible to a cabinet minister.

Canteens to be opened under Antyodaya Anna Yojana in Haryana
Haryana Building and Other Construction Workers' Welfare Board will open canteens under the Antyodaya Anna Yojana to provide food at affordable prices to construction workers and poor people. They will be provided food at heavily subsidised rates, breakfast for 5 rupees and full-coarse meal for 10 rupees per person right at their work place. The mobile vans will be deployed to make food available to the poor at labour chowks. This decision was taken at a meeting of the Labour Department held in Chandigarh yesterday

India to provide financial assistance to Bangladesh for development of Sylhet city
India has agreed to provide financial assistance to Bangladesh for sustainable development of Sylhet, a north-eastern Bangladeshi city. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Indian High Commissioner Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Bangladesh's Economic Relations Division Additional Secretary Shah Md.

China names new officials to key economic posts
Chinese Government has replaced Commerce Minister and the head of its top economic planning body as part of a Cabinet reshuffle ahead of the national legislature's annual session. The Xinhua News Agency reported today that top trade representative Zhong Shan will now be the Minister of Commerce, while He Lifeng will take over the powerful National Development and Reform Commission.

Venezuela & Libya suspended from voting in UNGA
Venezuela and Libya have been suspended from voting in the UN General Assembly for the second time in two years because of millions of dollars in unpaid dues to the world body. The Assembly decided this week that six countries would lose their votes in the 2016-2017 session because they're over two years in arrears. Dues vary according to factors including national income.

Indonesian President reaches Sydney on Australia visit
Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo arrived in Sydney today on his first visit to Australia as his nation's leader. Improving trade and investment will be a key focus of Jokowi's two-day state visit with plans to finalize a free trade agreement this year.

India likely to be less affected by global economic shocks: IMF
The IMF has said that the Indian economy is in fairly good shape, and it is likely to be less affected than other emerging economies if there is a further shock to the global economy. Paul A Cashin, Assistant Director in the IMF's Asia & Pacific Department, and mission chief of India, said this is because India has an inward domestically demand-oriented economy. The International Monetary Fund had, earlier this week, in its annual report, forecast India's growth to slow to 6.6 per cent in the 2016-17 fiscal due to temporary disruptions caused by demonetisation. 

India to be fastest growing economy among G-20 nations: Moody's
International rating agency Moody's Investors Service has predicted that India will be the fastest growing economy among G-20 countries clocking a 7(point)1 per cent growth in year 2017. Moody also said, the continuing cyclical recovery in global economic activity with growth in G-20 countries picking up modestly to 3 per cent in 2017 and 2018 from 2.6 per cent in 2016. 

FDI inflow zooms 18 per cent to $46 billion in 2016: DIPP
Foreign direct investment in the country grew 18 per cent in 2016, to 46 billion dollars, according to data released by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion. 

India win bronze in ISSF World Cup
Hosts India have opened their account with a Bronze medal in the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup. On Day One of competitions at the Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi today, Pooja Ghatkar overcame technical issues to clinch the women’s 10 metre air rifle bronze. The former Asian champion shot 228.8 in the final to finish third.

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