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May 26, 2017 02:22 PM Start Up Definition changes Startup India was launched by the Government of India on 16th January, 2016 to build a strong eco-system for nurturing innovation and Startups in the country to drive economic growth and generate large scale employment opportunities. In order to promote entrepreneurship in the country, the Government of India has amended the definition of a Startup.
May 25, 2017 09:28 AM Percentile cut offs for NEET PG 2017 to be reduced by 7.5 percentile NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (NEET) – PG, 2017 was conducted by National Board of Examinations (NBE) for admission to all post-graduate medical courses in the country. The qualifying criteria percentile cut offs has been reduced by 7.5 percentile, taking them to 42.5 percentile for general candidates, 32.5 percentile for reserved category candidates and 37.5 percentile for PWD category.
May 24, 2017 12:42 PM One time exemption given to NGOs to file missing Annual Returns Government has given one final opportunity to all associations/organizations which have applied for renewal of their registration under the Foreign Contrubtion (Regulation) Act, 2010 (FCRA) but not uploaded their Annual Returns from Financial Year 2010-11 to 2014-15. All such NGOs can upload their missing Annual Returns along with the requisite documents within a period of 30 days, starting from May 15, 2017 to June 14, 2017.
May 22, 2017 02:23 PM Free Wi-Fi facility at 28 Railway Stations Unlimited FREE Wi-Fi facility will be provided at 28 stations in the initial phase, from KOLAD to MADURE of Konkan railway, with a peer to peer speed of 2 Mbps. The system can provide access to about 300 users at bigger stations and about 100 users at smaller stations.
May 19, 2017 10:03 AM EPFO beneficiaries to get payment through electronic or digital fund transfer system The Ministry of Labour & Employment vide notification dated 4th May 2017 has provided for electronic or digital fund transfer / payment of EPF benefits, pension disbursement and insurance claim. For this purpose, suitable amendments have been made in all the three social security schemes administered by EPFO.
May 18, 2017 09:31 AM Cabinet approves Pan-India implementation of Maternity Benefit Program The Union Cabinet has given ex-post facto approval to Pan-India implementation of Maternity Benefit Program which now has been extended to all districts of the country w.e.f. 01.01.2017.
May 15, 2017 12:05 PM Critical alert issued on Wannacry ransomware It has been reported that a new ransomware named as "Wannacry" is spreading widely. Wannacry encrypts the files on infected Windows systems. This ransomware spreads by using a vulnerability in implementations of Server Message Block (SMB) in Windows systems. This exploit is named as ETERNALBLUE. CERT-In has issued a critical alert in this regard.
May 15, 2017 11:38 AM Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine launched under Universal Immunization Programme The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched the introduction of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) in the Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) of the country. Currently, the vaccine is being rolled out to approximately 21 lakh children in Himachal Pradesh and parts of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh in the first phase.
May 13, 2017 10:46 AM Central Government notifies Exemption from Quoting Aadhaar / Enrolment ID to certain individuals The Central Government vide notification dated 11th May, 2017 has notified that the requirement of quoting of Aadhaar / Enrolment ID shall not apply to select individuals if they do not possess the Aadhaar / Enrolment ID for filing of return of income and for making an application for allotment of Permanent Account Number .
May 12, 2017 10:15 AM Election Commission of India Launches National Contact Centre The Election Commission of India has launched the National Contact Centre with a toll-free No. 1800111950. Now any citizen from any part of the country can call on the toll-free in English or Hindi with any query or complaint at any time of the day.
May 11, 2017 02:27 PM e-Facility to link Aadhaar and PAN The Income Tax department has launched a new e-facility to link Aadhaar with the Permanent Account Number, a mandatory procedure for filing IT returns now.
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