Eco/Invest/Demography

Cabinet approves Industrial Relations Code Bill

Indian News       Nov 20, 2019

  New Delhi: The Centre approved on Wednesday the Industrial Relation Code Bill, which is the third code under labour reforms.   The government wants to codify 44 central labour laws into four broad codes.   While the Code on Wages has already been approved by Parliament, the...

Assam govt to gift 10 gm of gold to every bride

Facts       Nov 20, 2019

  Guwahati: The Assam government on Wednesday announced that it will gift 10 grams of gold to every adult bride, if she has studied at least up to class 10 and her marriage is registered. There are some other conditions as well to avail the benefit...

Cabinet approves a single regulator for all financial services in GIFT City

Indian News       Nov 20, 2019

  New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved establishment of a unified authority for regulating all financial services in International Financial Services Centres (IFSCs) at GIFT City in Gujarat, a move that...

Cabinet approves strategic disinvestment of BPCL, 4 other PSUs

Indian News       Nov 20, 2019

  New Delhi: In the biggest privatisation drive ever, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved sale of government's stake in blue-chip oil firm BPCL, shipping firm SCI and onland cargo mover Concor, as well as decided to cut shareholding in select public sector firms below 51...

 Organisations must review outsourcing arrangements to mitigate geopolitical risk: Gartner

Indian News       Nov 20, 2019

  BENGALURU: Fears of geopolitical instability may impact the global offshore services market, as sourcing, procurement and vendor management executives review their options to mitigate risk, according to Gartner, Inc.   The offshore outsourcing market has been relatively stable in recent years, with organisations using a mix...

Sebi hikes portfolio management scheme limit to Rs 50 lakh, networth requirement to Rs 5 cr

Indian News       Nov 20, 2019

  New Delhi: With a view to keep retail investors away from portfolio management schemes (PMS), Sebi on Wednesday decided to raise the minimum investment amount of clients for such schemes to Rs 50 lakh from the earlier Rs 25 lakh.   Besides, it has decided to...

No proposal to link social media accounts of individuals to Aadhaar: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Indian News       Nov 20, 2019

   New Delhi: The government has no proposal for linking Aadhaar with social media accounts of individuals, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.   "There is no such proposal with the government for linking Aadhaar with social media accounts of individuals," Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said...

Climate impacts to cost world US$7.9 trillion by 2050: report

International News       Nov 20, 2019

  Paris:  Climate change could directly cost the world economy US$7.9 trillion by mid-century as increased drought, flooding and crop failures hamper growth and threaten infrastructure, new analysis showed Wednesday.   The Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) Climate Change Resilience Index measured the preparedness of the world's 82...

Vulnerability detected in WhatsApp; CERT-In issues advisory

Indian News       Nov 20, 2019

  New Delhi: An Indian cyber security agency has warned WhatsApp users against a "vulnerability" that can attack this popular social media messaging app and compromise individual system without seeking permissions.   The Computer Emergency Response Team-India (CERT-In) has issued an advisory in this context calling the...

Finance panel may reject Rs 835-bn package to help fight air pollution

Indian News       Nov 19, 2019

  New Delhi:  The Finance Commission has told the power ministry that its proposal to award utilities Rs 835 billion ($11.6 billion) in incentives to install equipment to curb emissions is "unviable," a senior official at the ministry told Reuters on Tuesday.   The ministry submitted its...

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