Policy

London must ‘seize the moment’ to maintain global leadership amid COVID-19 pandemic:Report

International News       Oct 20, 2020

  London: London must reinvent itself in order to emerge stronger following the COVID-19 pandemic and maintain its position as a world-leading business hub, according to a new report published today by the City of London Corporation. ``London Recharged: Our vision for London in 2025'', produced...

Centre in SC agrees to waive compound interest on loans up to Rs 2 cr for six-months

Indian News       Oct 03, 2020

New Delhi: In a relief to individual borrowers and medium and small industries, the Centre has agreed in the Supreme Court to waive compound interest (interest on interest) charged on loans of up to Rs 2 crores for a six-month moratorium period announced due to...

Meity to seek Cabinet approval for policy on AI-based programmes

Indian News       Oct 03, 2020

New Delhi: The IT ministry is looking to use artificial intelligence for addressing problems such as language barrier that are faced by Indians in communication and expects to get Cabinet approval in a month to launch programmes based on the next generation technology, senior government...

India open to launching own app store as start-ups criticise Google - government source

Indian News       Oct 01, 2020

  New Delhi: India open to launching own app store as start-ups criticise Google - government sourceNEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is open to launching its own mobile app store or expanding an existing one if it receives enough demand from domestic firms for an alternative...

Govt may sell 25% stake in LIC in phases

Indian News       Sep 29, 2020

New Delhi: India is planning to seek cabinet’s approval to sell 25% stake in the nation’s largest life insurer, people with knowledge of the matter said, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks resources to plug a widening budget gap. The government plans to amend the...

Global leaders at UN meet: If virus does not kill us, climate change will

International News       Sep 28, 2020

  In a year of cataclysm, some world leaders at this week's annual United Nations (UN) meeting are taking the long view, warning: If Covid-19 doesn't kill us, climate change will. With Siberia seeing its warmest temperature on record this year and enormous chunks of ice...

Santosh Gangwar, Union Labour & Employment Minister

Govt looks to implement all 4 labour codes in one go by December: Gangwar

Indian News       Sep 27, 2020

New Delhi: The government is aiming to implement all the four labour codes in one go by December this year and complete the final stretch of labour sector reforms, Union minister Santosh Gangwar has said. Parliament in its just concluded session passed three labour code...

Primary healthcare focus area of govt: Kant

Indian News       Sep 24, 2020

New Delhi: Primary healthcare is the government''s focus area where it is taking steps to provide quality medical facilities at the grassroots level, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Thursday. In a virtual interaction with Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi, Kant further said the...

Lok Sabha approves labour reforms amid union protests

Indian News       Sep 22, 2020

NEW DELHI: India’s lower house of parliament on Tuesday approved long-pending, disputed labour reforms in the teeth of a boycott by opposition parties and protests from trade unions. The three new labour codes - making it easier for firms to hire and fire workers and...

Parliament passes bill to punish those attacking healthcare workers

Indian News       Sep 22, 2020

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Monday passed a legislation that provides for up to seven years in jail for those attacking healthcare workers fighting the coronavirus or during any situation akin to the current pandemic. The Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020, will replace an...

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