Banks all geared up to launch India’s first retail digital currency

Banks are working on facilitating inter-banking transactions to aid the new digital currency. Banks are in the process of updating their systems to facilitate transactions in the new digital currency. The banks have focused on enabling this system to current account holders like business people first, as their transaction volume is large. Pooja Chawla, Deputy […]

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Mental Health Insurance: Business model ignores welfare

The mandatory inclusion of mental health in health insurance plan has too many conditions to make any significant changes. The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India’s directive  that makes it mandatory to include mental illnesses under health insurances has multiple clauses that exclude basic mental health expenses and problems. It covers only four mental […]

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Mixed reactions over Egyptian President’s visit next year

Expert says establishing trade relations might be a reason for the invitation. Bengaluru, Nov. 28: Indians of Egyptian descent in Bangalore have mixed views on the Egyptian president’s visit as the chief guest of Republic Day celebrations in 2023. Abdul Rahaman al- Hadad, a third generation Indian, of Egyptian descent  said, “We are happy that […]

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Toilets in express trains keep passengers away

Passengers avoid using clogged and unclean toilets in express trains as much as possible. People travelling in express trains prefer not to use unhygienic toilets unless necessary. Ujwala Mahesh Ghorpade, a passenger who de-boarded Mysuru Express at Krantivira Sangolli Rayana (KSR) Railway Station said, “I have tried not to use the toilet as much as […]

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Postal agents face uncertain future

Postal service agents want the government to reconsider the plan to privatise and digitalise postal banking services. Postal service agents are not sure of their future since Government has taken the initiative to digitize and privatize the postal banking departments. Aparna S, an authorized agent working for postal services said, “Our work involves collecting and […]

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E-sports: A booming career option in India

On April 16, a Varanasi-based Dalimss Sunbeam Group of Schools in U.P. introduced e sports as part of their extra-curriculum. Shikhar Yadav started playing e-sports at six and turned a professional at 15. E-sports lacked recognition in India before the launch of Player Unknown’s Battleground (PUBG). The game was launched in India in 2017.The prize […]

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How Covid ruined IAS dreams of rural India

Many Civil Service Examination (CSE) coaching institutes have witnessed a more than 50 percent drop in student enrollment. MS Tomar owns a paying guest (PG) accommodation in the Mukherjee Nagar area of New Delhi. His property is among dozens of other PG accommodations that are dotted across the map of the north Delhi neighbourhood. He […]

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