Information & Broadcasting Ministry

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Central Govt Refrains Digital Media, OTT Platforms From Advertising Betting Sites

In breaking news, the Central Government banned betting sites on various news channels, OTT platforms and private satellite TV channels. The announcement came on the evening of October 3. The decision to refrain betting site advertisements on OTT, social media and TV channels was taken by the Information & Broadcasting Ministry, after observing such advertisements available on digital media sites. This is a developing story, details are… read-more

Mon, 03 Oct 2022 - 07:53 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Betting site, Advertising, Government of India, Information & broadcasting, Advisory

Money

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Central Govt Approves Hike In DA, DR For Govt Employees In India

India’s cabinet has approved a hike in Dearness Allowance (DA), to provide relief for government employees, especially during festive season. On  September 28, the BJP-led GoI approved a DA hike of 4% for 4.7 million employees of the central government, while 6.8 million pensioners will get Dearness Relief (DR). The DA and DR amount were long awaited by the Central Government employees in India.

Wed, 28 Sep 2022 - 03:03 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: DA, DR hike, Government of India, Delhi, employees

Air India

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Flying Likely To Be Expensive As Govt To Remove Cap On Fares

The Government of India is set to lift the cap on domestic airfare prices after more than two years, from August 31. With this, flying can be expensive, especially domestic flights, likely to impact all flyers. The move is designed to allow airlines more flexibility to raise fares, in an environment where fuel costs - the primary factor determining cost of air travel - are uncomfortably high.

Thu, 01 Sep 2022 - 09:01 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Airlines , Flying, Government of India, Cap Fares, expensive

Lok Sabha

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Govt To Propose Amended Data Protection Bill 2021, After Withdrawn In 2019

The government is set to introduce Data Protection Bill (Amended) 2022, after withdrawing the previous one. On August 3, the House of Parliament introduced the new bill with 81 amendments, for passing it in the Lok Sabha. Notably, the 2019 bill was introduced to regulate the use of personal data of individuals by the government and companies, in India. In 2019, the bill was withdrawn after protests of the opposition.

Wed, 03 Aug 2022 - 07:35 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Government of India, Data Protection Bill, 81 Amendments, Protest from Opposition, parliament

Courtesy: NDTV

Electoral Bond For Political Parties

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Govt Approves Electoral Bonds For Political Parties, Aims Transparency

The Central Government approved the issuance of the 21st tranche of electoral bonds, pitched as an alternative to cash donations made to political parties. The electoral bonds would help bring transparency in political funding, avoiding bribes and favours. The State Bank of India (SBI), has been authorised to issue and encash electoral bonds through its 29 authorised branches. The new arrangement is in effect from July 1 to July 10.

Thu, 30 Jun 2022 - 07:41 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Electoral Bond, Government of India, Shares, Fundings, politics

Parameswaran Iyer

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Govt Issues Orders, Appoints IAS Parameswaran Iyer As NITI Aayog CEO

Parameswaran Iyer, the former Drinking Water and Sanitation Secretary is now the new CEO of Niti Aayog, confirmed Union Government on June 24. He will succeed Amitabh Kant, whose tenure is scheduled to end on 30 June, and will hold the position for two-years. "The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shri Parameswaran Iyer, lAS (UP:81), Retd. as Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog," read order.

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 - 05:44 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Niti Aayog, Amitabh kant, parameswaran iyer, Government of India, Official Order

Students

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Govt Announces Special Free-Coaching Scheme For SC, OBC Students

The Government of India launched a new scheme, providing free coaching to OBC and BC students of 12th standard and degree college in specified courses. The Union Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry announced the scheme, 70% seats for SC and 30% for OBC, including girls and boys. Furthermore, students eligible for the scheme need to apply on the official website,… read-more

Thu, 05 May 2022 - 09:57 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: SC, OBC, free coaching, Government of India, New Scheme

Courtesy: ANI

Bharat Bandh

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Nationwide Strike On March 28 & 29, Local Unions Extend Support

On March 28 and 29, Indian trade associations called for nationwide strike, to protest against Central Government. Notably, bank associations and unions like INTUC, AITUC,CITU and other local unions extended support to protest against BJP's anti-labour, anti-people and anti-farmer policies. Furthermore, the Government also announced privatization of public sectors, including banks, railways, and plants. people across state, gathered on roads… read-more

Mon, 28 Mar 2022 - 11:00 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Bharat Bandh, India, Union Associations, Bank, Government of India

Courtesy: NDTV

Supreme Court

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SC Hears Petition Over Fake Medical Certificates; Seeks Suggestion 

Expressing concerns over fake medical certificates for COVID-19 ex-gratia, the Supreme Court sought suggestion to curb the same from the Central Government. Solicitor Advocate General of India (SAGI) Tushar Mehta suggested a duration for COVID-19 victims, seeking Rs 50,000 compensation. The court also ordered an independent probe and sought the Government to prepare a mechanism to curb the fake certificate issue. However, the matter has been… read-more

Mon, 07 Mar 2022 - 09:00 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Supreme Court, Medical Certificate, COVID-19 Ex Gratia, Probe, Government of India

Courtesy: ANI

Gas Station

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Petrol Prices In Metro Cities Remain Unchanged, Details Here

Fuel prices were stable for the second consecutive day in metro cities, on February 9.  Delhi (Rs 95.41) Mumbai (Rs 109.98) Kolkata (Rs 104.67) and Hyderabad (Rs 108.20) are having petrol prices under Rs 110/litre. Notably, due to the cut in excise duty by the Central Government, prices are unchanged in major cities, giving relief to the citizens. Government revised prices on November 4, 2021, cutting excise duty. 

Wed, 09 Feb 2022 - 10:00 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Petrol prices, Metro Cities, Government of India, Diesel, Petrol

Courtesy: Financial Express