Tag Archives: implementation

‘One Rank One Pension’ Protests Hit Streets as Finance Ministry Finds ‘No Funds’

The One Rank, One Pension (OROP) implementation delay has led to protests by ex-servicemen on Sunday demanding implementation of the policy that was approved by the Congress government, assured by PM candidate Narendra Modi in 2013, but failed to figure in the Budget allocation this year. The sensitive implentation of OROP entails uniform pension benefits for those defence personnel who ...

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NITI Aayog Replaces Planning Commission, PM to Chair Panel

The planning commission, which formulates India’s five year plan, is replaced with NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog, declared the government on Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the chairperson of the panel. The governing council of the new panel headed by the PM will consists of State Chief Ministers and Lt. Governors of Union Territories. As per reports, ...

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Gutka ban is good for India’s youth: WHO study shows

Though gutka ban in India is at the statelevel, still it is effective, says WHO after a study of its implementation in Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha and the national capital region. The World Health Organization (WHO) study said state-level laws banning "gutka" or chewing tobacco is having a positive impact on Indian youths. It revealed that ...

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Is ‘Silent Diwali’ Possible Despite Harsh Vardhan’s Plea?

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has urged Mr Najeeb Jung, Lieutenant-Governor of Delhi, to ensure that the nation’s capital celebrates a “silent Diwali” this year, unaware of the past ban and unban on crackers in India and host of issues and restrictions associated with the festival of lights or crackers now. The overenthusiastic health minister of India, in an ...

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