Policy

EC nod to use its data for Covid vaccination drive; wants data to be deleted after exercise is over

Indian News       Jan 16, 2021

  New Delhi: The Election Commission will extend "full assistance" to the government in identifying targeted beneficiaries at the polling station level for the Covid-19 vaccination drive, but wants health authorities to delete the data once the inoculation exercise is over, sources privy to the development...

Governments should partner with pvt sector to maximise the potential of digital healthcare in Asia:Survey

International News       Jan 11, 2021

  Hong Kong: Prudential Corporation Asia (Prudential) today released The Pulse of Asia – The Health of Asia Barometer, a report written by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), which underscores the unprecedented opportunity offered by digital health technologies to improve access to healthcare in Asia. The...

``We should be able to give Covid-19 vaccines to our countrymen soon'': Vardhan

Indian News       Jan 08, 2021

  New Delhi: In the next few days, we should be able to give COVID-19 vaccines to our countrymen, said Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan after his visit to the session site in Government General Hospital in Chennai to review the second dry run for...

India's proposed changes to anti-smoking law face objections from tobacco industry

Indian News       Jan 06, 2021

NEW DELHI: India’s tobacco industry will object to a proposal to ban smoking zones in hotels and prohibit advertising at cigarette kiosks as the government steps up anti-smoking efforts, two executives said on Wednesday.India has over the years introduced tobacco controls and launched campaigns to...

Committed to protect interest of NPS subscribers: Govt

Indian News       Jan 05, 2021

New Delhi: The government is committed to protect the interest of National Pension System subscribers and has taken measures to streamline the scheme for central government employees,according to a Department of Financial Services communique. The assertion came following a petition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

V K Paul,Chairman of National Expert Group On Vaccine Administration for Covid-19

Sufficient Covid-19 Vaccines For First Phase Of Vaccination Drive: V K Paul

Indian News       Jan 04, 2021

New Delhi: India has enough stockpile of the Covid-19 vaccine for inoculation of priority groups, including healthcare workers and frontline workers, in the first phase, Niti Aayog member V K Paul said on Monday. Paul, who is also the Chairman of National Expert Group On...

BBB to interview 5 candidates on Jan 4 to select CMD of Oriental Insurance Company

Indian News       Jan 01, 2021

  New Delhi: The Banks Board Bureau (BBB),the official head hunting body for selecting the CEOs of state owned banks and insurance companies, will be virtually interviewing five candidates on Jan 4 to choose the CMD of Delhi based Oriental Insurance Company(OIC). The post of CM...

Post Office Savings Bank likely to be interconnected with other banks by April

Indian News       Jan 01, 2021

New Delhi: India Post expects to make the Post Office Savings Bank interoperable with other bank accounts by April and will focus on enhancing digitisation of all services in 2021, a senior official of the department said. The postal department during the lockdown was at...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Our mantra for 2021 is 'dawai bhi aur kadaai bhi': PM Modi

Indian News       Dec 31, 2020

  New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that earlier he had stated, "dawai nahi toh dheelai nahi" (no carelessness until the medicine arrives for COVID-19) but now he is saying "dawai bhi aur kadaai bhi" (Yes to the medicine and yes to caution as well)....

Brexit ends Britons' right to live and work in EU

International News       Dec 30, 2020

  LONDON: So far, the large majority of British and EU citizens have not felt the realities of Brexit. Though the U.K. left the European Union on Jan. 31, it follows the bloc’s rules until the end of this year as part of a transition period...

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