Policy

Rajya Sabha passes bill to punish those attacking Healthcare workers

Indian News       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...

Centre approved anti-viral medicines to treat COVID-19 patients, says SC

Indian News       Sep 17, 2020

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said there was an approval by the Central government on use of Remdesivir and Fabiparivir as medicines to treat COVID-19. The top court was hearing a plea seeking registration of an FIR by the CBI against ten Indian...

Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan

India considers emergency authorisation of vaccine as COVID-19 cases surge

Indian News       Sep 13, 2020

MUMBAI: India said on Sunday it was considering granting an emergency authorisation for a COVID-19 vaccine, particularly for the elderly and people in high-risk workplaces, as the country’s number of reported infections passed 4.75 million.ndia, which has consistently reported over 1,000 COVID-19 deaths daily this...

Centre lists 23 new Bills for monsoon session of Parliament,LIC Act Amendment not yet: Report

Indian News       Sep 12, 2020

  New Delhi: The government has listed 23 new Bills, including 11 which seek to replace ordinances, for introduction in Parliament’s Monsoon session begin­ning Monday. One of the ordinances the govern­ment plans to pass as a bill during the 18-day-long session relates to providing preventive measures...

Centre highlights protections for disabled govt employees seeking voluntary retirement

Indian News       Sep 07, 2020

  New Delhi: Disbaled government employees seeking voluntary retirement due to the hardships faced by them can continue in service with the same pay scale and benefits, the Personnel Ministry said in an order issued on Monday, highlighting the different protections available to them. Citing provisions...

Dinesh Kumar Khera, managing director, State Bank of India

Dinesh Khera selected by BBB to be next SBI Chairman

Indian News       Aug 28, 2020

  New Delhi: Dinesh Kumar Khera,the senior most managing director of State Bank of India(SBI), who turned 59 today,has been recommended  by the Banks Board Bureau(BBB) as the next chairman  of the bank. Rajnish Kumar, chairman, SBI, will be calling it a day on October 07....

Centre frames draft policy on data privacy under National Digital Health Mission

Indian News       Aug 26, 2020

New Delhi: To safeguard confidential health data collected from people under the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM), the government has proposed a framework and a set of minimum standards for data privacy protection to be followed across the board in compliance with applicable laws and...

China vows support for Hong Kong as Financial Hub

International News       Aug 24, 2020

  China’s banking regulator pledged its backing for Hong Kong as a finance hub and reiterated a commitment to opening up the Chinese financial sector amid a deepening standoff with the U.S. China will provide support for its financial institutions doing business in Hong Kong while...

Govt to hire Deloitte, SBI Capital Markets to help LIC prepare for IPO

Indian News       Aug 22, 2020

New Delhi: The governmet is poised to hire Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India and SBI Capital Markets Ltd(in place of Edelweiss Financial Services) to help Life Insurance Corp. of India prepare for an initial share sale, people with knowledge of the matter said. The advisers will...

Taiwan to further free up economy, aiming to become Asian financial hub

International News       Aug 19, 2020

  TAIPEI:  Taiwan will further liberalise its economy and offer more financing products, aiming to become an Asian financial and asset management hub, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday, pitching the island at a time of turmoil in next-door Hong Kong. Export-dependent Taiwan, which already has...

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