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19 Women In UP Chosen To Drive State Buses For The First Time
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19 Women In UP Chosen To Drive State Buses For The First Time

On February 24, for the First time in Uttar Pradesh, several women have been shortlisted to drive state buses run by Uttar Pradesh state roadways transport corporation.  When the pink express bus service was launched in the state. As the service was meant to provide a safe travel option for women with the women staff board only.  Since there were no certified bus conductors, staff and women drivers. Now onwards, after long research, there have been 19 women shortlisted to serve their service.  S.P. Singh, the principle of the UPSRTC model driving training and research institute in Kanpur. He said that ‘’ the process of trained women bus staff is initiated in the UP for the first time in a while.‘’  19 women had been selected for driving state buses and will undergo 17 months o...
Cut Indirect Taxes On Petrol, Diesel: RBI Said To The Centre And State Governments
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Cut Indirect Taxes On Petrol, Diesel: RBI Said To The Centre And State Governments

As the fuel prices are touching historic heights in India. Thus, RBI interferes in between and urged the Centre and state governments to reduce the prices of petrol and diesel. There is 60% of indirect taxes on petrol and 54% in the case of diesel by the central and local government.  Therefore, the stride in fuel prices could burn the pocket of the common man, thus the governor of the RBI(shaktikanta das) has raised his attention on this subject.  According to the monetary policy meetings on Monday, the governor said ‘’calibrated unwinding’’ of the taxes is necessary to reduce the price pressure from the economy.  ‘’CPI inflation, excluding food and fuel remains elevated at 5.5% in December’’, due to the inflationary impact of rising crude oil rising and indirect taxes on pet...
Maharashtra Govt. Banned The Public Gathering As In The Scenario Of Rising Covid – 19  Cases
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Maharashtra Govt. Banned The Public Gathering As In The Scenario Of Rising Covid – 19 Cases

  The chief minister of Maharashtra Mr uddhav Thackeray restricted the political, religious and social gatherings and imposed lockdown in some new areas as a rise of covid - 19 cases. He said on Sunday (21st February) that the daily cases of covid -19 have risen to almost  7000 from 2000 cases in January only.  Although Maharashtra Sunday reported 6,971 new confirmed cases of covid, whereas, 2471 numbers of cases have been recovered in the last 24 hours. Even though uddhav Thackeray demanded strict measures to be taken from Monday onwards to control the covid- 19 situations. Uddhav Thackeray addressed the television and said’’ the second wave of covid is knocking on our door. Whether it has come or not will be confirmed in the upcoming 10 -15 days.’’ After the sudden spike in...
Finance Minister hints at a review of tax limit on EPF
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Finance Minister hints at a review of tax limit on EPF

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has commented that there is no intent to discourage higher income earners from saving with the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and that she was open to reviewing the contribution limit of ₹2.5 lakh a year for tax-free interest, imposed in the recent Union Budget. Reiterating that the EPF will continue to remain in its present form, the Minister said there was no plan to merge the EPF with the National Pension Scheme. Also learn- For rich/affluent, EPF is not a nest egg but a goose that lays golden eggs. “We want to continue with the EPF. We understand that there is a certain comfort with people, particularly middle-income earners when they are assured of a return,” she mentioned in an exclusive interview with Business Line. “We have taken ...
PM To Discuss with CMs plans to make India a manufacturing hub
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PM To Discuss with CMs plans to make India a manufacturing hub

  Prime minister Narendra Modi along with the fellow CMs of the country are planning to make India a manufacturing hub today. Making India a manufacturing hub through the changes and reforms with reimaging agriculture.  Prime minister Narendra Modi will discuss with the state chief ministers the key aspects of the ‘’national development agenda’’  at the governing council meeting of Niti Aayog on Saturday. Even though most of the chief ministers are supposed to attend, but the chief minister of West Bengal - Mamata Banerjee, and Punjab’s captain Amarinder Singh may skip the event. Along with the manufacturing and farm sector, this agenda also had a significant role in building the health infrastructure especially at the primary level and the grassroots levels itself. Although...
Rahul Gandhi paid tribute to the veteran congress leader Satish Sharma
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Rahul Gandhi paid tribute to the veteran congress leader Satish Sharma

  The congress party paid tribute to the veteran leader captain Satish Sharma; who passed away on February 17 at the age of 73. He was the most loyal person to the Gandhi family. He also mentored Rahul Gandhi in his early days of politics. He died in Goa. He was born on 11th October 1947  in Andhra Pradesh.  His funeral was held in Delhi today. Although Mr Rahul Gandhi tweeted on Wednesday that ‘’ I’m very sad to hear the demise of captain Satish Sharma. My love and condolence are with family and friends. We will miss him.’’ Mr Satish Sharma was the union minister of petroleum and natural gas from 1993 to 1996 in the Narasimha Rao led Congress government. He was also the Rajya sabha member for three terms. The three times Lok sabha MP represented the Raebareli and Amet...
Bharti Airtel adds maximum number of wireless users than Jio for 5 months in a row
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Bharti Airtel adds maximum number of wireless users than Jio for 5 months in a row

Airtel acquired 4.05 million wireless subscribers against Jio's 0.47 million while battling Vodafone-Idea once again lost almost 5.7 million users in December, as per Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) data delivered on Thursday. Bharti Airtel adds maximum numbers of wireless users 5th times successfully in a row which is more than market leader Reliance Jio. Airtel added 4.05 million wireless subscribers in December to take its base to 338.70 million, followed by Reliance Jio, which added 478,917 subscribers to take its base to 408.77 million. With solid additions, Airtel has also narrowed the gap with market pioneer Reliance Jio, which has seen its subscriber additions slowing down. Reliance Jio’s wireless market share stood at 35.43% in December, followed by Airte...
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar voiced the demand for a caste-based census
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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar voiced the demand for a caste-based census

  The chief minister of Bihar, Patna calls for a caste-based census. Nitish Kumar said  ‘’It is important to get this done once’’ afterwards we can have the caste demographics in our society and that will facilitate us in decision - making policies for them to be done. He added that ‘’ I have been demanding a caste-based census for a very long time. Not just me, I have also sent the proposal to the center, multiple times after getting it approved by the state legislature council and state legislature assembly. Although, In the case of Corona he says that Bihar has improved a lot with its active treatment and testing itself. Nevertheless, people need to be very cautious about the infection itself.  The chief minister added that the second phase of the covid vaccination dri...
Kiran Bedi Was Removed As LG Of Puducherry By President Ramnath Kovind
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Kiran Bedi Was Removed As LG Of Puducherry By President Ramnath Kovind

Kiran Bedi was removed as lieutenant governor of Puducherry on Tuesday evening. Although while ordering the removal of Kiran Bedi as the lieutenant governor, the president also issued an order stated that the additional charges will be taken by the governor of Telangana Tamailsai Sundararajan for time being. This order comes less than 24 hours after four MLA’s submitted their resignation. A communique from Rashtrapati Bhavan said ‘’ the president has directed that Dr Kiran Bedi shall cease to hold the office of lieutenant governor of Puducherry and has appointed, Dr Tamilisai Sundararajan ( the governor of Telangana), to discharge the functions of lieutenant governor of Puducherry, besides, to charge of their duties.’’  Apart from these, the statement didn’t specify any reason be...
Self-styled Godman Asaram Bapu admitted to the hospital
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Self-styled Godman Asaram Bapu admitted to the hospital

Asaram Bapu who was accused of raping a 16-year-old girl and is locked in jail for sexual molestation case has been hospitalized at Mahatma Gandhi hospital in Jodhpur on Tuesday after complaining of chest pain, insomnia, body ache, and uneasiness. He also reported health issues before like blood pressure and knee pain. The 77-year-old Asaram Bapu was then immediately rushed to the casualty and there he got his X-ray and ECG treatments done. After three hours of treatment and under proper observation, everything was normal and the reports also came normal. He was taken back to the Central Jail after the treatments. This all happened in the courtroom proceedings during the verdict by the special judge Madhu Sudan Sharma, a specialist in SC/ST cases, in Jodhpur Central Jail. The self-s...