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Harsh Vardhan,Union Health Minister

Union Health Harsh Vardhan Minister hits back at Kejriwal over Ayushman Bharat

Health       Jun 08, 2019

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on June 8 rebutted Arvind Kejriwal's claim that Delhi government's health scheme is "ten times bigger and comprehensive" than the Centre's flagship Ayushman Bharat programme and said the chief minister's "callous" response shows he is "least interested" in...

Monsoon hits Kerala coast today a week after delay, may slow down sowing of crops

Eco/Invest/Demography       Jun 08, 2019

  New Delhi:  After a delay of a week, monsoon hit the Kerala coast on Saturday, marking the official commencement of the four-month rainfall season in the country.   "Monsoon has made an onset over Kerala today (June 8)," said India Meteorological Department's Director General-designate Mrutyunjay Mohapatra....

Draft law proposes 10-year jail term for dealing in cryptocurrency

NEW DELHI: Holding, selling or dealing in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin could soon land you in jail for 10 years.    The "Banning of Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill 2019" draft has proposed 10-year prison sentence for persons who "mine, generate, hold, sell,...

CBI books two LIC officials for forging insurance policy documents

Life       Jun 07, 2019

  NEW DELHI: Two officials of the Life Insurance Corporation of India have been booked by the CBI for allegedly swindling more than ₹3 crore by making death claims on the basis of forged documents in 190 insurance policies in which they inserted bank accounts of...

Motor TP premium for 2-wheelers, cars to go up from June 16

Eco/Invest/Demography, Non-Life       Jun 06, 2019

  New Delhi: Car and two-wheeler insurance will cost more from June 16 with regulator Irdai increasing the mandatory third party (TP) motor insurance premium by up to 21 per cent for certain categories.   Normally, the mandatory motor TP insurance cover, whose  rates are still regulated...

Shaktikanta Das, Governor,RBI

RBI cuts rates, turns 'accommodative' as economy slows

Eco/Invest/Demography       Jun 06, 2019

        MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank of India(RBI) cut its policy interest rate by 25 basis points in a widely expected move on Thursday, while also changing its policy stance to “accommodative,” after latest data showed the economy growing at its slowest in over four years.   The...

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Writes to CMs of Delhi, Odisha, Telangana & Bengal; Urges Them to Join Ayushman Bharat

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health       Jun 05, 2019

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has written to the chief ministers of Delhi, Odisha, Telangana and West Bengal, urging them to join the Centre's flagship health insurance scheme, Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY), as the ultimate beneficiary of this...

PM forms two Cabinet panels to spur investment and employment

Eco/Invest/Demography       Jun 05, 2019

New Delhi: n a bid to spur investment and create new employment opportunities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday set up two Cabinet committees to deal with the two crucial issues.    Government sources said both the panels, respectively on Investment and Growth and on Employment and...

India may have 88 million 5G connections by 2025: GSMA

Eco/Invest/Demography, Technology       Jun 05, 2019

  New Delhi: Global telecom industry body GSMA expects India to have 920 million unique mobile subscribers by 2025 which will include 88 million 5G connections. "5G connections in India are forecast to reach 88 million by 2025...This will leave India trailing regional peers such as...