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35% kids not receiving mid-day meals, says survey; UP worst

15 Sep 2020

35% kids not receiving mid-day meals, says survey; UP worst

Around 35% of children did not receive mid-day meals during the coronavirus lockdown despite government orders, a survey conducted across five Indian states has found.

Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine: India readies five sites for human trials

28 Jul 2020

Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine: India readies five sites for human trials

India has prepared five sites for the final human trials phase of the potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University, reports PTI.

Coronavirus: Adityanath announces Rs. 1,000 aid for daily wage workers

21 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Adityanath announces Rs. 1,000 aid for daily wage workers

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday announced that lakhs of daily wage laborers and construction workers in the state will get Rs. 1,000 in the midst of a coronavirus outbreak.

Vegan eggs, waterless shampoo steal attention at IIT-Delhi's Industry Day

23 Sep 2019

Vegan eggs, waterless shampoo steal attention at IIT-Delhi's Industry Day

On Saturday, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, observed its third edition of the annual Industry Day event.

Now, banks can use Aadhaar for KYC verification: Details here

01 Jun 2019

Now, banks can use Aadhaar for KYC verification: Details here

Banks are now allowed to use Aadhaar as proof for Know Your Customer (KYC) verification, upon getting consent from the customer, according to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Government mulls using Aadhaar for 'Modicare'

05 Feb 2018

Government mulls using Aadhaar for 'Modicare'

One of the biggest announcements in Budget 2018 was the National Health Protection Scheme, or 'Modicare,' the "world's largest government-funded program."

No more monthly hike of Rs. 4 in cylinder prices

28 Dec 2017

No more monthly hike of Rs. 4 in cylinder prices

Seventeen months after it asked oil companies to hike LPG cylinder prices by Rs. 4 monthly, the Center withdrew the decision in October.

Airtel 'misused' Aadhaar access to open bank accounts without consent

30 Nov 2017

Airtel 'misused' Aadhaar access to open bank accounts without consent

Airtel is reportedly abusing its access to customers' Aadhaar number by opening accounts in Airtel Payments Bank without their permission.

PM Modi: Government working on new consumer protection law

26 Oct 2017

PM Modi: Government working on new consumer protection law

India is working on a new law to empower consumers, PM Narendra Modi said.

2019 elections: Eyes on the prize, NDA boosts social-sector spending

12 Aug 2017

2019 elections: Eyes on the prize, NDA boosts social-sector spending

Keen on fulfilling development goals ahead of the 2019 General elections, the NDA government has hiked social sector spending in areas including housing, health and infrastructure over the next two financial years.

PDS foodgrains subsidy to have LPG-like transfer model

25 Jul 2017

PDS foodgrains subsidy to have LPG-like transfer model

Soon, public distribution system (PDS) of subsidized foodgrains will get a new transfer scheme model as that of LPG.

300 retailers quit after fertilizers sale linked to Aadhaar

10 Jul 2017

300 retailers quit after fertilizers sale linked to Aadhaar

A survey conducted by MicroSave for NITI Aayog revealed that almost 300 fertilizer retailers called it quits after linking of Aadhaar for availing subsidy benefits became mandatory.