Indian News

Govt to push wage code, table social security code in Monsoon Session

Policy       May 17, 2018

  New Delhi: Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar on Wednesday said the Wage Code Bill 2017 would be pushed for passage while the Labour Code on Social Security Bill 2018 would be tabled for consideration in the monsoon session of Parliament.   “The Standing Committee on Labour has...

Aadhaar only an add-on, not mandatory for getting pension: Govt

Pension       May 17, 2018

  New Delhi: Aadhaar card is not mandatory for central government employees to get their pension, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh has said.   In 30th meeting of the Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies here recently, he said Aadhaar is an additional facility to enable...

10 candidates to be interviewed on May 17 for selecting CMDs of NIA,UII &NIC

Non Life-News       May 15, 2018

  New Delhi: Finally, the ministry of finance(MoF) has decided to hold the interviews of 10 candidates to select the new CMDs of  three public sector general insurance companies-New India Assurance(NIA). National Insurance Company(NIC), United India Insurance(UII)- on May 17.  While the post of CMD at...

80 dead, 136 injured in 5 states due to lightning strikes, thunderstorms

Disaster Management       May 14, 2018

  NEW DELHI: As many as 80 people have been killed in five states due to thunderstorms and lightning strikes since yesterday, with Uttar Pradesh alone recording 51 deaths, the home ministry said on Monday.   Fourteen people died in West Bengal, 12 in Andhra Pradesh, two...

QR codes on autos, cabs to give driver details to be mandatory in Delhi 

Technology       May 13, 2018

  NEW DELHI:  Starting next month, it will be mandatory for all cabs and autos in Delhi to have QR codes compatible with the 'Himmat Plus' app, which will allow commuters to get details about the driver and share it with their family.  The Transport Department...

Govt mulling six-month jail term for those abandoning elderly parents

Pension       May 12, 2018

  New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is planning to increase the jail term for those who abandon or abuse their elderly parents, to six months from the existing three months, according to a senior official. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, which is reviewing...

G Srinivasan,CMD, NIA

New India doubles its net profit at Rs2,201 cr in 2017-18, announces 1;1 bonus, 100% dividend

Non Life-News       May 12, 2018

  Mumbai: State-run New Indian Assurance (NIA) after  doubling  its net profit to  Rs 2,201 crore in 2017-18, has declared a 1: 1 bonus and  a dividend of 100 per cent per share on Friday..   The gross written premium of the company, the largest non-life general...

More than 60% of crops in India remain uninsured,MP, Maha,Odisha,Bihar & UP cause 2/3rd of PMFBY losses: Lloyd's report

Non Life-News       May 10, 2018

  London: More than 60 per cent of crops in India remain uninsured though the Crop Insurance is now the third largest nonlife market segment in the country behind motor and  health, with premiums around USD 3.3 billion, according to a  report"Harvesting Opportunity - Exploring crop...

Quake hits Afghanistan-Tajikistan border; tremors felt in North India

Disaster Management       May 09, 2018

  NEW DELHI: The tremors of an earthquake that hit the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border were felt in several north Indian states including Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan as well as Jammu and Kashmir.   The epicentre of the quake, measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale, was Afghanistan-Tajikistan border and...