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National Security Adviser Ajit Doval

Financial frauds rising due to dependence on digital payment platforms: NSA Ajit Doval

Eco/Invest/Demography, Non-Life, Technology       Sep 19, 2020

  Asking citizens to be cautious while being online, National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval said on September 18 that financial frauds have seen exponential increase due to greater dependence on digital payment platforms following the COVID-19 pandemic. He also said the Centre was coming up...

Poultry farms cause pollution, can't be exempted from regulation: NGT

Eco/Invest/Demography, Non-Life, Risk Management       Sep 19, 2020

  New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to revisit the guidelines for classifying poultry farms as Green category industry and exempting their regulation under various laws. The green panel asked the CPCB to issue fresh appropriate orders within...

Phase-III trial of Oxford vaccine to begin in Pune next week

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       Sep 19, 2020

  Pune: he phase-III human clinical trial of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and being manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII) will begin at the Sassoon General Hospital in Pune next week. Dean of the state-run Sassoon General Hospital Dr Muralidhar Tambe...

Rajya Sabha passes bill to punish those attacking Healthcare workers

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Pandemic, Policy       Sep 19, 2020

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha today passed a legislation that provides for up to five years in jail for those attacking doctors and healthcare workers fighting the COVID-19 outbreak or during any situation akin to the current pandemic. The Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was...

Phased unlocking since June 1 has revived economic activities: Govt

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       Sep 16, 2020

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said with the phased unlocking of the Indianeconomy, high frequency economic indicators like PMI manufacturing, index of eight core industries, kharif sowing and power consumption have recovered since June 1. Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said...

COVID-19: India's single-day recoveries exceed fresh cases as record 95,880 recuperate

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       Sep 19, 2020

New Delhi: India's single-day recovery outstripped the number of new infections as nearly 96,000 people recuperated from the novel coronavirus, even as the total caseload went past 53 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday. The figures released at 8 am...

Sebi to empanel securities mkt trainers for investor education initiative

  New Delhi: Sebi on Friday invited applications from individuals and entities to be empanelled as Securities Market Trainers (SMARTs) to shore up the regulator's investor education initiative amid growing retail participation in the capital markets. Noting that an educated investor is a "protected investor", Sebi...

Bills on central councils for homoeopathy, Indian medicines get RS nod

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health       Sep 18, 2020

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha approved two bills on Friday, replacing ordinances related to the Central Council of Homoeopathy and the Indian Medicine Central Council. The Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020 seeks to further extend the time to form the Central Council of Homeopathy...

Supratim Bandyopadhyay,chairman,PFRDA

PFRDA wants more players and higher cost structure for NPS fund managers: Chairman

Eco/Invest/Demography, Pension       Sep 18, 2020

  New Delhi: Supratim Bandyopadhyay, chairman,Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA), has indicated the cost structure of pension fund managers and intermediaries of the the National Pension System (NPS) was likely to change soon and much awaited requests for proposals(RFP) for pension fund managers could...

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