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Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar

Govt shelves merger plans among UII,OIC and NIC,to infuse Rs10,000 cr of fresh capital into 3 cos

Indian News       Jul 08, 2020

  New Delhi: In a major decision,the union cabinet,chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi,on Wednesday,has decided to shelve the two-year old merger plans among the three public sector general insurers- Oriental Insurance Company(OIC),United India Insurance(UII) and National Insurance Company(NIC)- and approved a fresh capital infusion...

Govt working on one-stop platform for all official data,says Statistics Minister

Indian News       Jun 29, 2020

  New Delhi: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) is working on an umbrella information portal NIIP to collate all real-time official data including on the Indian economy, Union minister Rao Inderjit Singh on Monday said. The project, National Integrated Information Portal (NIIP), assumes significance...

Can't expect poor patients to give proof for free treatment: Bombay HC

Facts       Jun 28, 2020

  Mumbai: The Bombay High Court observed that COVID-19 patients from poor and indigent sections cannot be expected to produce documentary proof to avail subsidised or free treatment while getting admitted to hospitals.   The court on Friday was hearing a plea filed by seven residents of...

International passenger flights remain suspended till July 15: Government

Indian News       Jun 26, 2020

  New Delhi: The central government extended the suspension of scheduled international passenger flights in the country till July 15 but added that some international scheduled services on selected routes may be permitted on a case to case basis.   Scheduled international passenger flights were suspended in...

AIA receives nod for China's first wholly foreign owned life insurance company

International News       Jun 19, 2020

  BEIJING: China's banking and insurance regulator said on Friday that it had approved an application by insurer AIA Group Ltd to convert all its branches in mainland China into a wholly-owned life insurance subsidiary to be headquartered in Shanghai.   The new unit will operate under...

Suspended website promoting e-pharmacies on Aarogya Setu app, Centre informs HC

Indian News       Jun 17, 2020

  New Delhi: The Centre has informed the Delhi High Court that it has suspended a website which was linked to the official mobile application Aarogya Setu and promoting sale of medicines through e-pharmacies.   The Centre's submission came on a plea seeking to de-link from Aarogya...

Non-payment of salaries to medics a criminal offence: Govt to inform states

Indian News       Jun 17, 2020

New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday informed the Supreme Court that it will issue a direction to all the states under the Disaster Management Act to pay timely salaries and remunerations to all doctors and healthcare workers, and any breach would considered be a criminal...

SC extends order of no coercive action against employers for non-payment of full wages

Indian News       Jun 04, 2020

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday extended till June 12 its earlier order of May 15 asking the government not to take any coercive action against companies and employers for violation of Centre's March 29 circular for payment of full wages to employees for...

Govt sets up empowered group of secretaries to attract investments to India

      Jun 03, 2020

  New Delhi: The government on Wednesday announced setting up of a high level empowered group of secretaries, to be chaired by the cabinet secretary, and a Project Development Cell (PDC) in ministries/ departments with a view to attracting investments to the country.   The decision was...

SC to decide if divorced daughter has same right to freedom fighter family pension as unmarried one

Facts       May 31, 2020

  New Delhi: Is a divorced woman entitled to her freedom fighter father's family pension like an unmarried or widowed daughter?   A high court said "yes", while another ruled: "No. It is not a bounty." The Supreme Court has now agreed to settle the question.   The...

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