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Final 5 Day Ultimatum Given By Wrestlers To Government

The wrestlers who were protesting against the Central Government, gave an ultimatum of five days to the GoI, demanding the arrest of WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.  The protesting wrestlers, who were scheduled to immerse their winning medals, in the Ganga, gave a final call demanding Bhushan's arrest in sexual assault allegations. Notably, Sakshi Malik said, they would immerse their medals and will go for indefinite hunger strike.… read-more

Wed, 31 May 2023 - 09:30 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: wrestlers, Indian Athletes, Immersion Of medals, WFI President, GoI


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India To Witness Normal Monsoon In 2023: IMD

India will witness normal weather patterns during the monsoon season this year. The Indian Meteorological Department said, "Normal to below-normal rainfall likely over parts of northwest India, west, central and northeast regions during southwest monsoon." The government's forecast comes a day after Skymet, a private weather agency, predicted below-normal monsoon rain this year due to the end of La Nina conditions.

Tue, 11 Apr 2023 - 01:06 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: rainfall, monsoon Season, IMD, GoI, weather forecast

Courtesy: NDTV

UPI Payments

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UPI Payments Are Still Free For People, Confirmed NPCI

Clearing the misinterpretation, the Government of India confirmed that UPI payments are free with no other additional charges. A news that UPI payments will attract additional charges went viral on social media and triggered panic amongst people, using the digital payment mode for important transactions. However, the authorities confirmed that the 1.1 per cent interchange charge is only applicable on prepaid payment instrument merchant… read-more

Wed, 29 Mar 2023 - 03:29 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: UPI Payments, NPCI, 1, 1% Charges, Misinterpretation, GoI

Employee Provident Fund

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EPF Rate Increased To 8.15% In 2023-2024 FY

In good news for employees, the Union Labour and Employment Ministry increased the marginal interest rate of Employees Provident Fund (EPF) to 8.15% from previous 8.1%. The decision was taken after a meeting with the Ministry of Labourer and Central board of trustees of the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation. The Ministry further said, the  interest rate would be officially notified in the government gazette after approval of Ministry of… read-more

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 - 03:15 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: EPF, FY 2023-2024, Rate Hike, GoI, Union labour ministry

Courtesy: NDTV


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GoI Imposes New COVID-19 Rules From Today

Amid a decline in COVID-19 cases worldwide, the Government of India (GoI,) issued new guidelines for those travelling to India from abroad. As per the new rules, signing 'Air Suvidha' form and mandate of pre-departure COVID-19 test is not required for those travelling from six countries. However, the random 2% testing of international passengers and arrivals from foreign countries will be same, in effect from February 13, 11 AM.

Mon, 13 Feb 2023 - 09:30 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: GoI, Air Travel, new guidelines, Covid-19, union ministry, International

Courtesy: Hindustan Times


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These Cars Will Discontinue In India Amid New RDE Norms

Abiding by the new Vehicles rule of the Government of India (GoI,) a series of cars will be discontinued in India from April 1, 2023. The cars which will be discontinued are Renault India, Honda Cars India, Hyundai India, Maruti Suzuki India, Mahindra & Mahindra, Nissan India and Skoda Auto India. Notably, the GoI introduced new BS6 Step 2 Emission norms also known as Real Driving Emission norms.

Thu, 09 Feb 2023 - 02:31 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Vehicles Norms, Cars, New RDE Norms, GoI, Automobiles

Courtesy: Car and Bike.com


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Govt Set To Launch India's First Cattle Sanctuary For Stray Cattles

The Union Government is scheduled to launch a pilot project of India's first cattle sanctuary for stray cattle problems. For this, the Yogi Adityanath-led UP Government allotted 52-hector land in Purkazi town of Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh. "he union government has sanctioned ₹63 crore for the project, which will be set up by the national dairy development board," said a source. The GoI will soon float tenders for the pilot project.

Tue, 07 Feb 2023 - 10:23 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Uttar Pradesh Government, GoI, Cattles, Cattle Sanctuary, Pilot project

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

PM Modi

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PM Modi Soon To Launch Vande Bharat Express Train In Gujarat

PM Narendra Modi is all set to inaugurate the updated new version of Vande Bharat Express Train, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, on September 30. The new train, which has been approved for launch after several trials, will be en route between New Delhi-Varanasi and New Delhi-Vaishnodevi Katra, Jammu and Kashmir. Furthermore, travel on the train from Gandhinagar to Kalupur railway station, after the official inauguration of  well-equipped train.

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 - 11:55 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Vande Bharat Express Train, PM Narendra Modi, Gujarat, Travel Ease, GoI

Courtesy: ANI


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Indian Govt Mandates Six Airbags In Cars, In Effect From Oct 1, 2023

Concerned about safety, the Indian government has made six airbags in passenger cars mandatory. The new implementation of six airbags will be in effect from October 1, 2023. So far only high-end cars come with six airbags, while 90% of vehicles on Indian roads do not have that feature, leaving the possibility of mishaps like road accidents. Union Road, Transport and Highway Minister Nitin Gadkari announced same through Twitter.

Thu, 29 Sep 2022 - 07:31 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: GoI, Nitin Gadkari, Cyrus Mistry, Road Accidents, Six Airbags Mandatory


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Indian Govt To Sell 1.5% Stake In ONGC To Raise Rs 3,000 Crore

The Government of India will sell 1.5% of its stake in the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) to raise a fund of Rs 3,000 crore. The offer for sale will be open on March 30 and 31, and the floor price for one share will be Rs 159. Notably, the government owns 60.41% of the stake in ONGC, which is estimated to produce half of India's oil and gas.

Tue, 29 Mar 2022 - 09:05 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: GoI, ONGC, business, Fund Raising, Shares