Following are the top business stories at 2030 hours today: DEL39 BIZ-LD TRADE New Delhi: India's exports recorded a double digit growth of 10.29 per cent after a gap of three months to USD 23.81 billion in August, mainly on account of rise in shipments of chemicals, petroleum and engineering products, government data showed today. BOM12 BIZ-RBI-RESERVES Mumbai: The country's forex reserves surged by USD 2.604 billion to reach an all-time high of USD 400.726 billion in the week ended September 8 on account of rise in foreign currency assets, RBI data showed today.
DEL19 BIZ-AADHAAR-LICENCE Gurugram: The Centre will soon start linking driving licence with Aadhaar, Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today. DEL28 BIZ-RBI-CAD Mumbai: India's current account deficit(CAD) rose sharply to USD 14.3 billion -- or 2.4 per cent of GDP -- at the end of first quarter of 2017-18, mainly on account of an increased trade gap. DCM42 BIZ-GST LD-TRANSITION New Delhi: As much as Rs 65,000 crore out of the nearly Rs 95,000 crore tax collections in July -- the first month of GST -- have been claimed as transitional credit by taxpayers, prompting the CBEC to order a scrutiny of all cases above Rs 1 crore. DEL13 BIZ-LD STOCKS Mumbai: North Korea's latest missile test that flew in the face of UN sanctions kept the market on its toes as the Sensex today ended with a measly gain, helped by a flurry of late buying. DEL17 BIZ-TATASONS-MISTRY New Delhi: Tata Sons, the promoter of major operating companies of the Tata group, is planning to convert itself into a private limited firm from a public limited one, which has been opposed by the family of ousted chairman Cyrus Mistry. DCM20 BIZ-GST-GOM New Delhi: The group of ministers set up to look into the technical issues faced by GST Network, headed by Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, will hold its first meeting tomorrow. DCM47 BIZ-AGRI-ONION Nasik: Six out of 16 wholesale mandis here have been shut for onion trading after a sudden steep fall in prices to Rs 11/kg, the district administration said today. DCM57 BIZ-DIGITAL-JOBS Gurugram: India's burgeoning digital economy is expected toprovide job opportunities to about 50-70 lakh youth in the country by 2020, Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today. DCM63 BIZ-FINMIN-DEBT New Delhi: India's external debt came down by USD 13.1 billion or 2.7 per cent to USD 471.9 billion at the end of March this year on annual basis mainly due to decrease in NRI deposits and commercial borrowings. DEL40 BIZ-BLUEWHALE-ADVISORY New Delhi: A government advisory on 'Blue Whale Challenge Game' has asked guardians to monitor their children's online and social media activity to ensure that they are not engaging with the deadly game which has led to a spate of suicides in India and other countries.
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