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EC Issues Media Coverage Dos & Don’ts

In view of the schedule for general election to the Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh & Uttarakhand, the Election Commission has issued media coverage by print or television or cable TVs during the period under Section 126 of Representation of the People Act, 1951. The section prohibits displaying any election matter during the period of 48 hours ...

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RBI Opens On-Tap Bank Licence With Many Riders

The Reserve of Bank of India has announced new guidelines for the so-called on-tap bank licensing, which means those eligible can apply any time without waiting for the open window system followed earlier. This is the third round of RBI’s initiative to rope in NBFCs, most of them microfinance institutions, to enter the mainstream banking arena in view of the ...

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Smart Campaign Recognizes 5 MFIs at Inclusive Finance Summit 2015

The Smart Campaign, a global movement to embed client-protection principles in microfinance institutions worldwide, on Tuesday recognized five Indian financial institutions with Smart Certification, acknowledging their high standards of client care. The five are Arohan, Grameen Koota, Janalakshmi, Sonata and Utkarsh. This is the third year in a row that the Campaign has recognized Smart-Certified Indian institutions at the annual ...

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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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Google Announces Contest for Google India Doodle 2015 for Students, Last Date Oct. 13

Google has announced the annual contest for Google India contest 2015 for which entries are invited online when you open the Google Search Page and the last date for students to send their entries is October 13, 2015. The doodle is about your vision for India’s future, “If I could create something for India, it would be…” The top winner’s ...

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La Tomatino: Tomato Throwing Festival Makes Sense from Google Doodle to Economics

The world’s largest food fight throwing tomatoes called La Tomatina festival is being celebrated in Spain with more than 40 tons of tomatoes ready to throw at as Google made it popular with its Doodle today. The Google doodle, when clicked, begins showing cartoon characters throwing tomatoes relentlessly at the other and the bizarre fight reminds that tomato is abundant ...

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Why Indian Diplomats Fail to Learn from Khobragade Incident?

Diplomats are supposed to be the torch-bearers of the country’s image abroad, let alone play on behalf of the nation and its people. While the sordid Devyani Khobragade incident shamed India, which reacted in outrage, there are many instances to have equally affected the reputation of our diplomats abroad. The incident also give weightage that state-borne domestic helps should be ...

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Ramadan 2015: Dates, Significance, History, greetings, SMS Messages, Timings of Muslim Festival Eid-ul Fitr

Ramadan or Ramzan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, and lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon, according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in the hadiths. Muslims observe fast during the daylight throughout the month considered a blessed month and they abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs during the day time as a ...

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Post-Maggi, Will India Crack on Others?

The entire controversy surrounding Maggi Masala has unfolded the entire gamut of lenient authorities in India prompting domestic food manufacturers to violate norms and multinationals following suit with little respect to global standards set in their own countries. Born in a hugely populated country, Indians have grown to belittle the life of others, let alone own family members in their ...

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Delhi Begins Checks on Old Diesel Vehicles Under Green Tribunal Directive

The Delhi government’s transport department on Tuesday started an open reality check of 10-year-old diesel commercial vehicles at the Transport Authority office in Burari in north Delhi to check their emission levels and assess their fitness. A government statement said Transport Minister Gopal Rai inspected the drive. “On this basis, the department would apprise the National Green Tribunal about the ...

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Ten tips to avoid hidden CCTV cameras

The incident of a camera pointed at a trial room in Fabindia store in Goa has stirred controversy about the visible and hidden video cameras in the name of safety and security in showrooms and eateries. Neither McDonald for its hidden camera in bathroom row nor Fabindia will own responsibility for the incident but alert women and men should follow some basic ...

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No Ban on Old Vehicles of 15 Years, says Minister

Though the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) ordered banning more than 15 years old vehicles in the country, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said it has examined the order and decided to make the certificate of fitness of vehicle mandatory under Section 56 of the Motor Vehicles Act 1988, with regular checks. However, the Ministry rejected the recommendation to ...

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New US immigration system benefits Indians, says upbeat Nasscom

The Indian IT industry’s representative body Nasscom Friday lauded the new US immigration system announced by its President Barack Obama earlier in the day and termed it beneficial to Indians living in North America. “Obama’s executive action on fixing America’s broken immigration system will positively impact Indian residents and skilled workers in the US,” National Association of Software and Software ...

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Indian Railways to Run 3 Special Train to Meet Dussehra Rush from Today

The Indian Railways will run three premium trains between Mumbai and Howrah, Secunderabad and Nizamuddin and Mysore and Varanasi from today, September 19 to meet the Dussehra festival rush via Nagpur, a key railway junction connecting the north and south train links. While the three premium trains will have dynamic pricing, almost similar to air fare, which increases the nearer ...

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