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No #MeToo for the political class of India?

Women of India, overcoming shame, trauma and embarrassment are sharing their experiences of sexually assault and harassment calling out their tormentors amidst bouquets and brickbats- on social media. Interestingly the highly vocal political fraternity of the country seems to have lost its voice. So far only one mainstream political figure …

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REDUCTION OF EXCISE DUTY, A PEOPLE FRIENDLY STEP BY CENTRAL GOVERNMENT

Jaipur: Chief Minister Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje has welcomed the announcement by Union Government to reduce Excise Duty on both petrol & Diesel by Rs. 2.50 / Ltr and called it a ‘people friendly step’. On 10th of September 2018, keeping in view the welfare of the people, the Government of …

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Cabinet approves National Digital Communications Policy – 2018

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has  approved the National Digital Communications Policy-2018 (NDCP-2018) and re-designation of the Telecom Commission as the “Digital Communications Commission”. Impact: The NDCP-2018 envisions supporting India’s transition to a digitally empowered economy and society by fulfilling the information and communications needs …

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Government modifies operational guidelines for Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna

The Government has decided to incorporate the provision of penalties for States and Insurance Companies for the delay in settlement of insurance claims under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal BimaYojana (PMFBY). This crucial provision is part of the new operational guidelines issued by the Govt for the implementation of PMFBY.The farmers …

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BID AN ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY FAREWELL TO DEAR BAPPA, IN VODAFONE ECOPONDS

After a resounding response to the ‘Vodafone Eco Ponds’ initiative during Ganeshotsav 2017, Vodafone Idea Limited announces ‘Vodafone Eco Ponds’ 2018, for the Visarjan needs of Punekars. Each year, over 75 lakh Ganesha idols made of Plaster of Paris, are immersed in water bodies in and around Pune at the conclusion of …

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Dharmendra Pradhan emphasizes on a clean, efficient and affordable mobility system

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has emphasized on a clean, efficient and affordable mobility system. In his opening remarks at the Global Mobility Summit 2018 here today, he said that despite changing global trends, consumption of petrol and diesel in India is growing in excess of 5% per annum. Whatever be …

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Internet cannot be a monopoly of few: Ravi Shankar Prasad

At the G20 Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting in Salta, in the north-west of Argentina, G20 ministers and senior officials issued a declaration that reflects the G20’s commitment towards promoting “policies and actions that catalyze digital transformations. The Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting, held on 23-24 August, was attended by 33 heads of delegation- Ministers, senior …

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CEPR and NITI Aayog Join Hands for IBC 2018 to Address Issues Concerning India’s Banking Sector

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) along with its knowledge partner and the government Think Tank, NITI Aayog are organizing two-day India Banking Conclave 2018 (IBC) in New Delhi between August 23-24, 2018. The conclave, planned with the objective of making the banking sector more adaptable to face multiple future challenges in the coming years, will …

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More than 96% Consumers not Aware of Direct Plans of Mutual Funds

Paisabazaar.com has said today that 96% of its consumers were not aware of the existence of direct plans of mutual funds, a survey conducted by it had revealed. Compared to regular plans, direct plans of mutual funds offer higher returns, since it does not involve any commission or distribution fees. The survey, …

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Rural youth will join Skills Development project – Dr. Raman Singh

Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh and Union Minister of State for Skills’ Development Mr. Anant Kumar Hegde today jointly launched the Union Government’s ‘Skills on Wheels’ project in the capital. They gave green signal to fifteen ‘Skills chariots’ which will tour the entire State. The ‘Kaushal Raths’ will create awareness …

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