Policy

FinMin moves file for extension of 3 MDs, 10 EDs of govt-owned banks

Indian News       Jul 25, 2021

New Delhi: The finance ministry has moved a file for the extension of tenure of three public sector banks' managing directors, including Punjab National Bank (PNB), according to sources. Besides, the sources said the ministry has also recommended the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT)...

Insurance brokers Aon and Willis drop $30 bn merger move, Aon to pay $1 billion termination fee to Willis

International News       Jul 25, 2021

  DUBLIN, July 26: Aon plc and Willis Towers Watson announced today that the firms have agreed to terminate their proposed $30 billion merger proposal and end litigation with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). In connection with the termination of the business combination agreement, Aon...

Rajasthan's healthcare scheme benefits over 120,000 people in 3 months

Indian News       Jul 25, 2021

Jaypur: Over 1.2 lakh people have benefitted from free treatment in the first three months of the Rajasthan government's MukhyaMantri Chiranjeevi Swasthya Bima Yojna. As per a statement, over 1.3 crore families have been registered in the cashless facility scheme so far, nearly 80 per...

Companies struggling to manage reporting on climate risks, says report

Indian News       Jul 25, 2021

  Mumbai: Businesses are finding it hard to manage reporting on climate risks and need to take urgent steps to meet the expectations of regulators as well as investors, according to a report. Leading consultancy EY's report covered over 1,100 organisations across 42 countries, including India,...

Is Delta defeating us? Here’s why the variant makes contact tracing so much harder

Blog       Jul 25, 2021

  Raina MacIntyre, Professor of Global Biosecurity, NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, Head, Biosecurity Program, Kirby Institute, UNSW Kensington (Australia), The Greater Sydney lockdown began on June 26 and almost a month later, New South Wales is recording around 100 new COVID cases a day. We are...

About 620 products see price reduction after trade margin regulation on critical medical devices

Indian News       Jul 24, 2021

  Around 620 brands have witnessed reduction in prices so far with the government capping trade margins on five critical medical devices such as pulse oximeter and digital thermometer, used extensively in the treatment and prevention of Covid-19, at 70 per cent with effect from July...

Govt changes rules related to incorporation of companies

Indian News       Jul 24, 2021

  New Delhi: The government has amended the rules pertaining to incorporation of companies under the Companies Act, 2013 and the changes will come into effect from September 1. The corporate affairs ministry, which is implementing the Companies Act, 2013, has amended the Companies (Incorporation) Rules,...

3rd Covid wave may occur either due to mutations in virus or pool of susceptible population: Govt

Indian News       Jul 23, 2021

  New Delhi: The third Covid wave may occur either because of mutations in the virus or due to the available pool of susceptible population, and is also dependent on various pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical interventions for management of the pandemic, Lok Sabha was informed on Friday....

Nearly 140 phishing incidents observed by CERT-In during H1 2021

Indian News       Jul 23, 2021

New Delhi: Close to 140 phishing incidents were observed by CERT-In during the first half of 2021, Parliament was informed on Thursday. "As per the information reported to and tracked by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), activities of fraudulent emails, SMS messages and...

India urges foreign governments to easing travel restrictions for Indians

Indian News       Jul 23, 2021

  New Delhi: India on Thursday said that it has been taking up with foreign governments the issue of easing travel restrictions for Indians in view of an improvement in the coronavirus situation in the country. Indian students studying in institutions in China, Italy and several...

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