The Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) for the year 2019-2020, having financial implications of Rs 2,791 crore, will benefit 16.97 lakh non-gazetted employees of commercial establishments like Railways, Posts, Defence, EPFO, ESIC, among others
Union Cabinet approves Rs 5,718 crore World Bank-aided STARS project to boost school education system
The project seeks to support six states — Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and Odisha — in strengthening the school education system as per the new National Education Policy 2020
India, Japan finalise landmark cyber-security pact for co-operation on 5G, AI and critical information infrastructure
The pact will boost cooperation in the area of cyberspace and provide for sharing of information on cyber security threats and malicious cyber activities, and on best practices to counter them.
Cabinet approves Bills for reforms in civil servants' training, addition of Kashmiri, Hindi, Dogri as official languages in J&K
Prakash Javadekar said that the scheme 'Mission Karmayogi' will help govt employees get opportunities to improve post-recruitment training mechanism
The name change was among the key recommendations of the draft new National Education Policy (NEP), which was also cleared by the Union Cabinet last month
From expanding RTE Act's ambit to making board exams low-stakes, highlights of new National Education Policy
The NEP also features a single regulator for higher education institutions, multiple entry and exit options in degree courses and common entrance exams for admissions to universities, among other things
A panel led by former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan had submitted the draft of the new NEP to HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal when he took charge last year
Cabinet approves international airport at Kushinagar; move will bring better opportunities for locals, says Narendra Modi
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for declaring Kushinagar airport in Uttar Pradesh as an international airport in a bid to improve connectivity to the important Buddhist site.
Prakash Javadekar further said that the Union Cabinet has approved a scheme "for interest subvention of 2 percent to Shishu loan category borrowers under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana, outstanding as on 31 March, 2020, for one year to eligible borrowers."
In a boost to the MSME sector, worst-affected by the coronavirus crisis, the Union Cabinet on Monday revised the definition of MSMEs and announced a distress fund for this sector.
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Gujarat reports 326 new COVID-19 cases as number of confirmed infections rises to 4,721; toll at 236
Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: The MCGM said that 751 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Mumbai on Friday, taking the total number of cases to 7,625.
Maharashtra records highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases; 1,008 new patients test positive as confirmed infections reach 11,506
Maharashtra on Friday saw a big jump in the number of coronavirus cases with 1,008 persons testing positive, the highest in one day so far, taking the tally of cases to 11,506
Coronavirus Outbreak: Onus now on states to bring migrant workers, students home as Centre agrees to demand for special trains
Several states, in the meantime, announced steps they were taking for facilitating the movement of migrant workers and students, stranded in various cities due to the lockdown
Coronavirus Outbreak: Indian firms under scanner for selling fake COVID-19 medicines to European countries
Fraudulent documents and certificates are used to traffic counterfeit products related to coronavirus outbreak.
International Worker’s Day 2020: Migrant workers of rural Uttar Pradesh fight for right to work to ensure dignified living
Expunged from the cities they helped to build, Bundelkhand’s migrant labourers are ready to make the journey back again in the hope of regaining livelihood.
Unregulated use of plasma therapy for COVID-19 can be harmful, writes expert; can expose patients to serious transfusion-related risks
It is a promising solution at the present gloomy situation, but till we have reliable evidence on utility unregulated use is to be avoided
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: 414 new COVID-19 cases, 20 deaths reported in Mumbai today, total number of cases crosses 7,000
Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: The Maharashtra health department on Thursday said that 27 new coronavirus deaths and 583 new cases were reported in the state, taking the total number of cases 10,498.
Phase 3 results on Gilead coronavirus drug encouraging; a look at other potential COVID-19 treatments under trial
California-based biotech company Gilead Sciences and the US government reported that in a major study, remdesivir shortened the time it takes for COVID-19 patients to recover by four days on average
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: No new COVID-19 case reported in Himachal Pradesh for last 7 days, says state govt; one death so far
Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday said that the new guidelines issued to fight COVID-19 will come into effect from 4 May, 'which shall give considerable relaxations to many districts. Details regarding this shall be communicated in the days to come."
At Hyderabad COVID-19 hospital, off-roll cleaners, security guards work without protective equipment as admin shifts blame to contractors
At a state government-run hospital in Hyderabad, many non-clinical hospital staffers say they are woefully unprotected.