Policy

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...

Decide corruption cases in time involving retiring bank, govt officials: CVC

Indian News       May 20, 2020

  New Delhi: Probity watchdog CVC has asked all banks and central government departments to ensure expeditious finalisation of disciplinary proceedings against officials involved in alleged corruption cases who are due to retire shortly.   The move comes after it was noticed that some cases of alleged...

MHA extends nationwide lockdown till May 31,new guidelines issued

Indian News       May 17, 2020

NEW DELHI: On the basis of the advise by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), the Union home ministry on Sunday extended the ongoing lockdown for another two weeks till May 31 to contain the spread of Covid-19.    This is the third extension to the...

BBB to interview 5 sr GMs on May 11 to select CMD of Orientel Insurance

Indian News       May 06, 2020

  New Delhi: Even as the much awaited merger of the three public sector general insurance companies-Oriental Insurance Company(OIC), United India Insurance(UII),National Insurance Company- has been further delayed beyond Apr 1, 2020,the Banks Board Bureau (BBB), on May 11, will be conducting virtual interviews of five...

COVID-19 Pandemic:``None of us is safe until all''says UN Chief

International News       May 05, 2020

  New York: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that overcoming the coronavirus pandemic will require the most massive public health effort in history since it is an interconnected world where “none of us is safe until all of us are safe”.   His remarks came as...

Trump administration pushing to rip global supply chains from China: officials

International News       May 04, 2020

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration is “turbocharging” an initiative to remove global industrial supply chains from China as it weighs new tariffs to punish Beijing for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak, according to officials familiar with U.S. planning.President Donald Trump, who has stepped up recent...

Indian govt brushes off Indian tax officers' proposal for coronavirus tax on super rich

Indian News       Apr 27, 2020

MUMBAI: A group of Indian Revenue Service officers have recommended taxing the super rich, and foreign companies, to help pay for the coronavirus economic fallout, but the government brushed off the idea, saying it did not reflect official views.Some 50 officers of the Indian Revenue...

Australia will make it a crime to use coronavirus tracing data for non-health purposes

Facts       Apr 24, 2020

SYDNEY: Australia will make it illegal for non-health officials to access data collected on smartphone software to trace the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, amid privacy concerns raised by the measure. Australia has so far avoided the high death...

Govt approval must for all FDIs from neighbouring countries including China

Indian News       Apr 18, 2020

  New Delhi: The government on Saturday made its prior approval mandatory for foreign investments from countries that share land border with India to curb "opportunistic takeovers" of domestic firms following the COVID-19 pandemic, a move which will restrict FDI from China.   Chinese central bank -...

Health and motor insurance renewal date further extended till May 15

Indian News       Apr 16, 2020

  New Delhi: The Centre has allowed health and motor insurance policyholders to defer payment of their renewal premium falling due during the period of the ongoing lockdown that has been extended till May 3.   The finance ministry in a revised notification on Thursday has now...

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