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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Karnataka’s first own Tiger Census Report postponed indefinitely

The Karnataka Forest Department’s tiger census has been postponed indefinitely as the department waits for the All India Tiger Estimation Reports of 2022 by the National Tiger Conservation Authority. Karnataka Forest Department’s Tiger Census report which was due around Aug. 9, 2022, has been pushed back indefinitely as department officials say they are awaiting  for […]

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J&J’s baby powder still on shelves

Sellers say they will continue to sell the product as people are still buying. Johnson and Johnson had announced that it will discontinue its talc-based baby powder globally in 2023. However, it continues to sell at pharmacies in places like Jayanagar and on e-commerce platforms like Amazon and Flipkart. Countries like the United States, United […]

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No room for platform workers under the legal umbrella

Workers in the unorganised sector like the ones affiliated with online platforms are at the mercy of their employers. The unorganised workers do not have a framework to take any legal action if they are treated unfairly by the companies. Most employees resort to strikes in order to get their demands met. Dathathreya Raju, National […]

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Japanese partners fly in for Kirloskar’s funeral

Karnataka leaders, Japanese partners mourn the death of Vikram Kirloskar Toyota top brass flew in from Japan to pay final respects to vice president of Toyota Kirloskar Pvt Ltd, Vikram Kirloskar. Takayuki Ueda, Toyota Tusho Insurance Broker India said, “His death was very sudden and we did not expect it. My team and I flew […]

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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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Toll booth workers fear GPS toll collection

Union Minister said that a GPS-based toll system will be implemented in six months. Toll booth workers fear losing their jobs when the new Global Positioning System (GPS)-enabled toll system replaces all physical toll booths in the country. Sharath, who has been working as a supervisor for 12 years at the NICE Road toll plaza […]

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Beedi workers prefer to spend now than save

The workers who roll beedis in Bengaluru’s beedi colony are leaving the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme. Beedi workers would rather not have 10 percent of their salary deducted for the  Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme (EPFO). They say that they get paid less than the minimum wage and a 10 percent cut would mean tightening their […]

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