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Government appoint S Gurumurthy, Satish Marathe as part-time directors on RBI board

Government appoint S Gurumurthy, Satish Marathe as part-time directors on RBI board

Finance
The government on Tuesday appointed journalist S Gurumurthy and Satish Marathe patron of Sahakar Bharathi as part-time directors on the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) board after an approval from the appointments committee of the cabinet. Both appointments are for a four year term. In a release the government said that both appointments were approved by the appointments committee of the cabinet after a proposal from the department of financial services. S Gurumurthy is currently the editor of Tamil political weekly Thuglaq and also the co-convenor of RSS affiliate Swadeshi Jagran Manch. Marathe is the patron of Sahakar Bharati an NGO furthering the co-operative moment in India. The latest appointments take the total government appointed directors on the RBI board to 10, the maximum permitted...
Facing pension related problems? Here's how to complain to the government

Facing pension related problems? Here's how to complain to the government

Finance
If you are a central government pensioner who has been facing issues related to your pension and your grievances are not being resolved by the bank or government department despite your repeated complaints, then you can lodge your complaint on the www.pensionersportal.gov.in. This portal helps pensioners to raise their grievances with senior people in the concerned department in case they have received unsatisfactory responses so far or if they do not know who to approach regarding their pension related issues. To file a complaint on the portal, you must keep your Pension Payment Order (PPO) number handy to ensure that your complaint is quickly answered by the government. Follow the steps below to lodge your pension grievance. 1. Go the website, www.pensionersportal.gov.in and click on CPE...
Drones over 250g must be registered with government

Drones over 250g must be registered with government

Technology
Drones weighing over 250g will have to be registered with the government as part of a new crackdown launched today. The new laws will also ban drones from flying above 400ft, less than 150ft from people or buildings or within 1,000 metres of airport boundaries.It follows several near misses with aircraft.People who flout the new rules could face an unlimited fine and up to five years in prison.Anyone who wants to use a drone will also have to take an online safety test under the new legislation, which has taken the CAA's Drone Code and put it into law from 30 May.Owners who fail to register their technology or sit the competency tests could be fined up to £1,000. Image: Drone pilots will have to sit a safety test under new rules. ...
The government created a fake cryptocurrency to help you avoid scams

The government created a fake cryptocurrency to help you avoid scams

Finance
What is an ICO? There's a hot new crypto coin linked with luxury travel out there: HoweyCoins. But this initial coin offering isn't going to earn you anything more than a better understanding of how crypto works and a warning about scams. This mock ICO — or initial coin offering — is a creation of the Securities and Exchange Commission's office of investor education and advocacy in an effort to teach people about the dangers and pitfalls of investing in cryptocurrencies. Lesson one: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The goal of the project is to acquaint investing novices with signs of fraud before it's too late. "The rapid growth of the 'ICO' market, and its widespread promotion as a new investment opportunity, has provided fertile gro...
CGHS cover applies even to hospitals not on government list: Supreme Court

CGHS cover applies even to hospitals not on government list: Supreme Court

Finance
NEW DELHI: In a relief to over 44 lakh current and retired government employees and their families covered under the Central Government Health Scheme, the Supreme Court said on Friday that reimbursement cannot be denied to them even if they received treatment in a hospital not empanelled under the plan. The SC bench said “no fetters” could be placed on the rights of a government employee during his lifetime to get the best medical treatment and it was wrong to reimburse bills on the basis of rates fixed under CGHS in case the employee got treatment from a hospital which is not empanelled. “The right to medical claim cannot be denied merely because the name of the hospital is not included in the government order,” the bench said. “The real test must be the factum of treatment. Before any me