A study of one million people has found that physical inactivity costs the global economy $67.5 billion a year in healthcare and productivity losses, but an hour a day of exercise could eliminate most of that.
Outgoing Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan, known for his outspoken ways, has no "immediate plans" to write a tell-all book on his experience as head of the central bank, unlike his predecessor D Subbarao whose quite revealing memoir has just come out.
The Forbes list included 40 philanthropists from 13 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
Bollywood superstars Shahrukh Khan and Akshay Kumar are among the world's highest-paid celebrities of 2016, according to an annual list by Forbes.
The court found the Barcelona star and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, each guilty of three counts of defrauding tax authorities of 4.1 million euros ($4.6 million).
Junior Finance Minister Jayant Sinha was shifted from North Block in a surprise development on Tuesday. 53-year-old Mr Sinha will now be minister of state (MoS) for civil aviation.
Reserve Bank of India Executive Director N S Vishwanathan took charge as deputy governor in charge of overseeing banking and financial sector regulations at the banking regulator on Monday, according to a central bank press release.
The value of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's wealth declined Rs 6.02 crore (8.9 per cent) to Rs 60.99 crore in fiscal year 2015-16, as against Rs 67.01 crore in the previous fiscal year (2014-15), according to official data.
Wipro chairman Azim Premji on Tuesday said he will donate more to philanthropic causes than 39 per cent of his wealth he has already donated as he exhorted business leaders to play a more important role in development of society.
HDFC Bank's Aditya Puri saw the maximum jump in remuneration among private bank chiefs in 2015-16, with a 31 per cent growth at Rs 9.73 crore.
Government will soon start the selection process of new LIC chairman following the premature exit of the incumbent, S K Roy, and complete the whole exercise by the next month.
Taking a dig at those writing his "obituaries", Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan on Wednesday said he will be around "a lot in India" even after leaving the central bank and should not be written off as yet.
In what is likely to appease the pro-growth lobby, Japanese brokerage Nomura has opined that most names being considered to fill the post of RBI Governor have a neutral-to-dovish stance on fighting inflation, unlike the incumbent Raghuram Rajan whose hawkishness is well known.
The government will announce the successor of outgoing RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan well in advance and there won't be any search panel to look for the new chief of the central bank, an official source said.
Calling Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan's exit a "bad omen" for the Indian economy, eminent economists and former policymakers on Sunday said it will be seen by the world as India's non-approval to a policy against inflation and bad loans.
Top industry leaders have said Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan's decision not to take a second term will be "nation's loss" as he brought economic stability and enhanced India's credibility on the world stage.
The "rock star" RBI governor Raghuram Rajan, feted by foreign investors but under pressure from political opponents at home, stunned government officials and colleagues on Saturday by announcing he would step down after just one three-year term.