ALL News Headlines 2020 February 13TH

US President: In his forthcoming visit to India later this month, US President Donald Trump has indicated that his country could sign a trade deal with India if it is the “right” one, adding there could be “five to seven million” (50-70 lakh) people in Ahmedabad welcoming him from the airport to the newly-built massive Motera Cricket Stadium.

Srinagar: A second batch of New Delhi-based diplomats from over two dozen countries began a two-day tour of Jammu & Kashmir for an on-the-spot assessment of the situation in the troubled territory.

Health Ministry: The Union Health Ministry has notified medical equipment used on humans as drugs under Section 3 of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act with effect from April 1, 2020. The Ministry, through a gazette notification, also released the Medical Devices Amendment Rules, 2020, for mandatory registration of medical devices.

Hyderabad:  Telangana State government on Wednesday issued notification for collecting routine information through house-listing and housing census in connection with the Census 2021. According to the notification, operations of the house listing as per the Census of India, 2021, shall take place from April 1 and continue till Septem-ber 30 this year, across India.

Thailand Princes: Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand visited the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun on Thursday to strengthen engagement and defence cooperation between the two countries. She was accompanied by a 20-member delegation of Thai diplomats and senior dignitaries

Pakistan: Islamabad High Court on Thursday suspended corporal punishment by parents, guardians and teachers in Islamabad, the country’s capital.After hearing a petition filed by musician and rights activist Shehzad Roy, the High Court suspended till further notice Section 89 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC), which allows corporal punishment. The Section will only be suspended in the Islamabad Capital Territory.


Key Rates and Indicators (Thursday, Feb 13, 2020)

Lending / Deposit  Rates(RBI)

Base Rate : 8.45% – 9.40%
MCLR (Overnight) : 7.50% – 7.95%
Savings Deposit Rate : 3.25% – 3.50%
Term Deposit Rate > 1 Year


Policy Repo Rate : 5.15%
Reverse Repo Rate : 4.90%
Marginal Standing Facility Rate : 5.40%
Bank Rate : 5.40%
Money Market
Call Rates : 3.70% – 5.25% *
* as on previous day
Government Securities Market
6.45% GS 2029 : 6.4760% #
7.27% GS 2026 : 6.2967% #
7.32% GS 2024 : 5.9542% #
6.18% GS 2024 : 5.9761% #
6.17% GS 2021 : 5.4773% #
91 day T-bills : 5.0949%*
182 day T-bills : 5.1997%*
364 day T-bills : 5.2397%*
* cut-off at the last auction
# as on end of previous working day
Capital Market
S&P BSE Sensex : 41565.90 *
Nifty 50 : 12201.20 *


  • SENSEX-41459.79 (-106.11)
  • NIFTY-12174.65 (-26.55)
  • GOLD (MCX 10 GM)-40615.00 (131.00)
  • SILVER (MCX 1 KG)-45815.00 (315.00)
  • USD ($) / INR 71.18 (0)

SEBI: Sebi on Thursday said it has developed an online system to timely detect misuse of clients’ securities by stockbrokers and alert exchanges in case of diversion of investors funds. This comes after Sebi observed that some brokers have misused clients’ securities received as collateral to meet their own settlement obligation or obligations of other clients.