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Daily Capsule – 17/8/2015

Big Story

  • PM holds talk with UAE Crown Prince
  • PM Modi takes tour of Masdar City in Abu Dhabi
  • Rupee weakens 15 paise against dollar in early trade


  • Implement OROP in urgent time frame:10 ex-service chiefs to PM
  • TN tops in organ donation: Health Minister
  • Increment in the pension of the freedom fighters: CM Tamil Nadu
  • New Delhi to have All India Institute of Ayurveda
  • Aircraft likely to be used for mapping Ganga basins pollution free
  • Complete Medical Care for Unorganized sector under ESI Scheme
  • Foundation for Indo-Nepal oil pipeline within a week
  • Suppl budget presented in UP Assembly amid uproar
  • Ban on idol immersion in Varanasi
  • Sena bats for OROP, urges Centre to take swift action
  • INS Vikramaditya to undergo first refit next year
  • Gosikhurd project in 3 years: Fadnavis
  • HP: Women to get 25 % concession in state-run buses
  • CISF IG gets Presidents police medal on I-Day
  •  Mobiles to be used to crack down on illegal quarries
  • 4.35 lakh household toilets in urban areas


  • PM offers $1-trn investment opportunity to UAE
  • PM meets NRI investors in UAE

Economy / Business

  • SEA demands hike in import duty on crude, refined edible oils
  • PM offers $1-trn investment opportunity to UAE
  • Fb increases investments in Indian small businesses
  • Black money: CBDT to clarify on bank a/c disclosures
  • Govt hikes tariff value on imported gold, silver
  • RBI sets rupee reference rate at 65.2200 against dollar
  • Devaluation of yuan to impact handicraft export: EPCH
  • Gujarat farmers to be roped in to tap solar energy

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