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Petroleum Ministry launches two new consumer empowering initiatives

The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has launched two new consumer empowering initiatives. These are: Sale of 5 kg LPG cylinders at market price Inter-Company LPG Portability scheme Sale of 5 kg LPG cylinders at market price without any POA/POI: The Petroleum Ministry has launched this scheme keeping in view the needs of a ..

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India inks credit agreement with IFAD for Jharkhand Tribal Empowerment Livelihood Project (JTLEP)

India signed an agreement for credit of $ 51 million (equivalent) from IFAD for the Jharkhand Tribal Empowerment Livelihood Project (JTLEP). JTELP would continue till September 2021. What is JTLEP? The Jharkhand Tribal Empowerment Livelihood Project (JTLEP) aims to enable rural households to take-up sustainable livelihood opportunities. The project shall benefit small rural producers, women, ..

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CCEA approves Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA)

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) for reforming the state higher education system. Key features of RUSA in the 12th Five-year Plan  RUSA will have a financial outlay of Rs 22,855 crore out of which Rs 16,227 crore will be borne by ..

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Accounts of 2.9 million Adobe customers compromised

The network of the US –based software maker Adobe Systems which makes software such as Photoshop, Reader and Creative Cloud, was hacked by cyber attackers exposing financial information of its 2.9 million customers. The attackers accessed Adobe customer IDs, encrypted passwords, encrypted credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates and other information relating to customer ..

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Supreme Court directs government to set up mechanism to monitor clinical trial of untested drugs

The Supreme Court directed government to put in place a mechanism to monitor the clinical trials of untested drugs on humans. The Centre has been directed by the court to convene a meeting of Chief Secretaries or Health Secretaries of all the states to frame a law for regulation of clinical trials of drugs by ..

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