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Better Life Index: Australia is World's Happiest Developed Nation

As per the Better Life Index released by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Australia was ranked as the world’s happiest nation among developed economies for the third consecutive year. The index ranked over 30 nations on criteria like income levels, health, safety and housing. Key points of Better Life Index: Top Ranking ..

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UIDAI launches online authentication services

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has launched three new Aadhaar-enabled services and announced the establishment of around 300 permanent enrolment centres (Aadhaar kendras). The number of centres will be scaled up to 1,000 by September 2013. These services will enable Aadhaar holders to avail themselves of various services by using the Aadhaar identity ..

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Fact Box: Nitaqat – Over 1 lakh Indians fear arrest in Saudi Arabia

Over 1 lakh Indians fear arrest in Saudi Arabia The Indian workers in Saudi Arabia who have not been able regularise their work status are likely to be arrested as the country implements its controversial naturalisation law or Nitaqat, which seeks to replace foreigners in companies with its own people. India will express its concern in ..

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Malayalam to get ‘Classical Language’ status

The Union Cabinet has approved classifying Malayalam as a ‘Classical Language’. What is a ‘Classical Language’ ? A classical language is a language with a literature (art of written work) that is classical. U.C.Berkeley linguist George L. Hart defined Classical Language as follows: “It should be ancient, it should be an independent tradition that arose mostly ..

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Government to create 20,751 additional posts in IT Dept

The Cabinet has approved the proposal for creation of 20,751 additional posts in the Income Tax Department in various cadres. Of them, 1349 posts will be in the Indian Revenue Services (IRS) cadre and 19,402 posts in the non-IRS cadres. This will help the Income Tax Department collect more revenue and provide better services to tax payers. The addition of posts is likely ..

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