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EPF contributions to revert to old levels from August

As part of relief measures of the Government of India for both employers and employees during the COVID 19 pandemic, Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) contribution was slashed by 4% for the months of May, June and July but from August onwards, the deduction will be as the old rates. Background In May 2020, the Finance ..

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First Pawan Hans Helicopter Service Launched in Uttarakhand under UDAN-RCS Scheme

The Civil Aviation Minister has flagged off the first-ever helicopter service by Pawan Hans in Uttarakhand under the UDAN-RCS (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik – Regional Connectivity Scheme) in order to improve the connectivity of various areas in the hilly state. Highlights The new helicopter service is going to enable connectivity between Dehradun, New Tehri, ..

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CSIR signs MoU with Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, IIT-D and Vinjana Bharati for adoption of CSIR Technology in Rural Areas

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has entered into a tripartite agreement with the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, IIT Delhi and Vinjana Bharati in order to adopt the CSIR Technology to be utilized for rural development. It is also expected to bring together all the concerned organizations together for cooperation and knowledge sharing so ..

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National clinical registry of COVID-19 patients to be rolled out by ICMR

The Indian Council of Medical Research, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, is planning to roll out a project to create a database of the COVID 19 patients admitted in various hospitals across the country. The main objective of this project is ..

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Rs 22 Crore granted by ADB to India for COVID 19

The multilateral funding agency, Asian Development Bank, has approved $3 million (About Rs 22 Cr) grant to India from its Asia-Pacific Disaster Response Fund to strengthen the emergency response of the government to combat the COVID 19 pandemic in the country. This grant is financed by the Japanese government and it will primarily be used ..

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