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Day 2 of new criminal laws: Arrests, police training, criticism & more

The three new criminal laws aim to modernise the criminal justice system. With states organising awareness programs and FIRs already filed under the new laws, here are the latest updates

Day 2 of new criminal laws: Arrests, police training, criticism & more
Updated On : 02 Jul 2024 | 12:22 PM IST

Centre issues warning of strict action against its employees for tardiness

The Centre has warned of strict action against its employees for tardiness and said that habitual late attendance and early leaving from office should be viewed seriously by the authorities concerned. The move comes after it noticed that several employees were not registering their attendance in an Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) and "some of the employees have been coming late on a regular basis". In an order, the Personnel Ministry suggested use of a mobile phone-based face authentication system that provides "live location detection and geo-tagging" among others as well. The matter of strict implementation of AEBAS has recently been reviewed and taking a serious note of the laxity in its implementation, it is "reiterated that all MDOs (ministry/department/organisation) will regularly monitor the attendance reports", according to the order. "Habitual late attendance and early leaving of office should be viewed seriously and be essentially discouraged. Strict .

Centre issues warning of strict action against its employees for tardiness
Updated On : 16 Jun 2024 | 11:02 PM IST

Govt rolls out mandatory quality norms for asbestos cement products

The government has issued mandatory quality norms for asbestos or fibre cement-based products to curb the import of sub-standard goods and boost domestic manufacturing. A notification 'Asbestos or Fibre Cement based Products (Quality Control) Order, 2024 ' was issued in this regard by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) on March 6 this year. Under these orders, items cannot be produced, sold, traded, imported and stocked unless they bear the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) mark. "It shall come into force on the expiry of six months from the date of publication of this notification in the Official Gazette," the DPIIT notification said. To safeguard the domestic small/micro industries and ensure smooth implementation of the QCO and ease of doing business, relaxations have been granted to small/micro industries as regards to timeliness. An additional nine months have been given to small industries and an additional 12 months to micro industries to meet

Govt rolls out mandatory quality norms for asbestos cement products
Updated On : 21 May 2024 | 7:52 PM IST

Govt likely to cut bond sales aided by higher cash balance: Officials

The yield on benchmark 10-year bond was little changed at 7.09 per cent on Tuesday

Govt likely to cut bond sales aided by higher cash balance: Officials
Updated On : 21 May 2024 | 11:40 AM IST

Spice controversy: Norms for pesticide residue stringent, says govt

In India, pesticides are regulated by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare through the Central Insecticide Board and Registration Committee (CIB & RC)

Spice controversy: Norms for pesticide residue stringent, says govt
Updated On : 05 May 2024 | 9:49 PM IST

Ayushman Bharat Diwas 2024: History, importance, steps to register

On April 30, Ayushman Bharat Diwas, also referred to as Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) Divas, is observed. The day's objective is to raise awareness of the scheme and its advantages

Ayushman Bharat Diwas 2024: History, importance, steps to register
Updated On : 30 Apr 2024 | 1:22 PM IST

Electronic manufacturers should ensure nation's security interests: IT secy

Electronic component manufacturers should ensure the country's security interests while starting new projects, said Union IT Secretary S Krishnan on Saturday. Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology Secretary Krishnan said the government was opening up on this topic and has been instructing companies to ensure that while designing a project, the country's security interests should be taken care of. "We spoke about this briefly (in the past) and how cyber security is becoming more and more important. This is something I would especially want the senior citizens, here something we need to be extremely careful about on a day-by-day basis," Krishnan said. He made those comments while delivering the 10th G Ramachandran Endowment Lecture on 'Building Economic Resilience Through Technology' organized by the Madras School of Economics and The Southern India Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) here on Saturday. Elaborating, he said, "With this space (cyber security) getting

Electronic manufacturers should ensure nation's security interests: IT secy
Updated On : 27 Apr 2024 | 6:12 PM IST

Centre approves 99,500 tonnes of onion exports to 6 neighbouring nations

The Centre on Saturday said it has allowed exports of 99,500 tonnes of onions, mainly sourced from Maharashtra, to six neighbouring countries despite the ban on shipments. The Centre has also allowed exports of 2,000 tonnes of white onion cultivated, especially, for export markets in the Middle East and some European countries. On December 8, 2023, the government banned export of onions. In an official statement, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution said the government has "allowed export of 99,150 tonnes of onion to six neighbouring countries of Bangladesh, UAE, Bhutan, Bahrain, Mauritius and Sri Lanka". The export prohibition has been imposed to ensure adequate domestic availability against the backdrop of estimated lower Kharif and Rabi crops in 2023-24 compared to the previous year. The ban was imposed amid an increase in demand in the international market, it added. The National Cooperative Exports Limited (NCEL), the agency for the export of onion to

Centre approves 99,500 tonnes of onion exports to 6 neighbouring nations
Updated On : 27 Apr 2024 | 3:54 PM IST

Govt extends approval for use of drones for spraying pesticides for 1 year

'The drone technology helps in immense water savings along with being a step towards precision agriculture,'

Govt extends approval for use of drones for spraying pesticides for 1 year
Updated On : 26 Apr 2024 | 10:21 PM IST

An idea for the next government

Swift delivery of justice will improve the investment climate, increase growth potential, and enhance the overall quality of development

An idea for the next government
Updated On : 25 Apr 2024 | 3:00 AM IST

Government approves one-year extension to RBI Deputy Governor Rabi Sankar

The government has extended the term of RBI Deputy Governor T Rabi Sankar for a period of one year, according to sources. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the re-appointment of T Rabi Sankar, Deputy Governor Reserve Bank of India, for a period of one year with effect from May 3, 2024, they said. He was appointed as the RBI Deputy Governor in May, 2021 for a period of three years. He had joined the RBI in 1990 and worked in various positions at the central bank. He was Executive Director of the Reserve Bank before being elevated to the post of deputy governor. As an executive director, he was looking after the Department of Payment and Settlement Systems, the Department of Information Technology, Fintech and the Risk Monitoring Department of the RBI. He has served as an IMF Consultant (2005-11) on developing government bond markets and debt management. In addition to his professional career at the RBI, he is the Chairman, Indian Financial Technology and Allie

Government approves one-year extension to RBI Deputy Governor Rabi Sankar
Updated On : 24 Apr 2024 | 10:45 PM IST

Artificial intelligence framework on the anvil, brainstorming begins

Dedicated regulation expected after the Lok Sabha elections

Artificial intelligence framework on the anvil, brainstorming begins
Updated On : 19 Apr 2024 | 11:59 PM IST

India's FY24 pulses imports hit 6-year high as red lentil purchases jump

India imported 4.65 million metric tons of pulses in the year ended March 31, 2024, the highest since fiscal 2018, and up from 2.53 million tons imported a year ago

India's FY24 pulses imports hit 6-year high as red lentil purchases jump
Updated On : 18 Apr 2024 | 5:39 PM IST

Govt notifies specifications of Iffco's 'Nano Urea Plus' fertiliser

The government has notified specifications of a new product 'Nano Urea Plus' fertiliser to be manufactured by cooperative IFFCO in the country for the next three years. Nano Urea Plus is a new version of nano urea meant for meeting crop nitrogen requirements at critical growth phases. As per the gazette notification, the government has approved Nano Urea Plus in liquid form with 16 per cent nitrogen content and pH value of 4-8.5 and viscosity of 5-30. This product will be manufactured by the cooperative major IFFCO for a period of three years, it said. "IFFCO's Nano Urea Plus is an advanced formulation of Nano Urea in which nutrition is redefined to meet crop nitrogen requirements at critical growth phases. It is used in place of conventional urea and other nitrogenous fertilisers for promoting soil health, farmer's profitability & sustainable environment," IFFCO Managing Director and CEO U S Awasthi said on a social media platform X. It also enhances the availability and ...

Govt notifies specifications of Iffco's 'Nano Urea Plus' fertiliser
Updated On : 17 Apr 2024 | 4:39 PM IST

UPSC IES, ISS 2024: Registration starts at upsconline.nic.in, detail inside

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has issued the official UPSC IES and ISS 2024 notice looking for applications through the official site at upsconline.nic.in or upsc.gov.in

UPSC IES, ISS 2024: Registration starts at upsconline.nic.in, detail inside
Updated On : 12 Apr 2024 | 11:27 AM IST

Govt waives duty on export of 1,000 tonnes of non-basmati kalanamak rice

The government has removed duty on the Kalanamak variety of rice for exports of up to 1,000 tonnes through six specified customs stations. The duty on overseas shipments of Kalanamak rice was 20 per cent. According to a notification by the Finance Ministry, the duty waiver on the export of up to 1,000 tonnes of this variety of rice will come into effect from Wednesday. The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) on Tuesday had allowed exports of up to 1,000 tonnes of Kalanamak rice through specified customs stations. Kalanamak is a variety of non-basmati rice, exports of which were earlier prohibited. Exports of this variety of rice are allowed through six customs stations - Varanasi Air Cargo; JNCH (Jawaharlal Nehru Customs House), Maharashtra; CH (customs house) Kandla, Gujarat; LCS (land customs station) Nepalgunj Road; LCS Sonauli; and LCS Barhni.

Govt waives duty on export of 1,000 tonnes of non-basmati kalanamak rice
Updated On : 03 Apr 2024 | 4:14 PM IST

Now, artificial intelligence to help spread access to govt schemes

Beneficiaries will be prompted to join other schemes on meeting criteria

Now, artificial intelligence to help spread access to govt schemes
Updated On : 31 Mar 2024 | 11:54 PM IST

GeM considering a pilot scheme to sell products directly to consumers: CEO

Goods, services worth over Rs 4 trillion procured in FY24

GeM considering a pilot scheme to sell products directly to consumers: CEO
Updated On : 30 Mar 2024 | 12:32 AM IST

Interest rates on small savings schemes remain unchanged for April-June qtr

The government on Thursday said the interest rates on various small savings schemes will remain unchanged for the quarter beginning April 1, 2024. "The rates of interest on various small savings schemes for the first quarter of FY 2024-25, starting from April 1, 2024, and ending on June 30, 2024, shall remain unchanged from those notified for the fourth quarter (January 1, 2024, to March 31, 2024) of FY 2023-24," said a finance ministry notification. As per the notification, deposits under the Sukanya Samriddhi scheme will attract an interest rate of 8.2 per cent, while the rate on a three-year term deposit remains at 7.1 per cent. The interest rates for popular PPF and post office savings deposits scheme too have been retained at 7.1 per cent and 4 per cent, respectively. The interest rate on the Kisan Vikas Patra will be 7.5 per cent, and the investments will mature in 115 months. The interest rate on the National Savings Certificate (NSC) will remain at 7.7 per cent for the ...

Interest rates on small savings schemes remain unchanged for April-June qtr
Updated On : 29 Mar 2024 | 12:02 AM IST

Ministries test the AI waters: Try out use cases in bid to reduce workload

'A case study is being carried out across ministries by a dedicated wing which consists of experts to figure out the AI use cases under AI mission,' a senior government official said

Ministries test the AI waters: Try out use cases in bid to reduce workload
Updated On : 26 Mar 2024 | 11:53 PM IST