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RBI Nod to 10 Microfinance Players to Widen Banking in Rural Areas

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has granted its in-principle permission for 10 out of 72 applicants to foray into the rural and untrapped segments of households with set conditions, which they were asked to fulfil before finally allowing them to open banks. Based on Bandhan Microfinance that romped into full-fledged Bandhan bank this year, the country’s central bank is ...

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New ALL CAPS + Generic Name in prescription not enforceable, advisory only: MCI

Medical Council of India (MCI) has made it mandatory for all doctors and medical practitioners to prescribe medicines written in CAPITAL letters along with the generic name as numerous drugs in the market vary in price structure and commission to doctors and retailers. The move, though one of the MCI guidelines, which means the doctors cannot be penalised or taken ...

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FDA Panel Approves Female Viagra ‘Flibanserin’ Finally, What Next?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel recommended approval of flibanserin, the female Viagra, by a vote of 18-6, with riders associated with the approval, prompting many women organizations to welcome the move despite the risks associated with it. The male equivalent has as many as 25 drugs for sexual dysfunction and with this they hope to achieve gender equality. ...

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OnePlus Overrides Cyanogen Menace with New Oxygen OS Installation

OnePlus One smartphone with better features than many Apple and Samsung generation phones that was launched in India and elsewhere in 2014 will now get updates to the OxygenOS, an operating system based on Android Lollipop 5.0.2. The original OnePlus One smartphone was launched with an OS of CyanogenMod with provision for tinkerers to install other OS systems as required ...

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Odisha Probes Violation of Sterilisation Norms in Camp

A probe was launched on Wednesday into the alleged violation of government guidelines at a sterilisation camp in Odisha where sterilisations were conducted on 62 women and six men, an official said. Senior health officials have been sent to the primary health centre at Ichchapur, over 600 kms from here, to probe the incident when a government doctor alleged conducted ...

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Annual Austerity Measure Again, Govt Axes First Class Privileges to Officials

As is the case every year, the Department of Expenditure in Finance Ministry has issued austerity instructions to cut down non-developmental expenditure, a year after the last one issued on 18th September 2013. “Such measures are intended at promoting fiscal discipline, without restricting the operational efficiency of the Government,” defended the government while issuing the guidelines. Cut in Non-Plan expenditure: ...

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Failed in Prelims? Here are some quick alternatives

The UPSC declared Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2014 results on Tuesday early morning on its website upsc.gov.in and those who have failed the exam must be shell-shocked at the moment to understand what could have gone wrong. Numerous reason can be cited but negative marking a major impediment in such exams and the failed candidates should not lose their confidence ...

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