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Nearly 1.2 crore new EPF subscribers added over the last 11 months

Nearly 1.2 crore new EPF subscribers added over the last 11 months

Finance
Nearly 1.2 crore new members were added to the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) between September of 2017 and July 2018. According to data released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI), of these new members, the highest new enrolments came in the age group of 22-25 years – 31.36 lakh. The estimated total number of new NPS subscribers during the period September, 2017 to July, 2018 was 6.48 lakh. In the age group of 18-21 years, more than 29 lakh subscribers were added. In the above 35 years age group, 21.86 lakh new members were enrolled. More than 14 lakh subscribers re-started contributing money to their EPF accounts during this time. While about 72 lakh accounts ceased to exists or have become inoperative. Employees' Provident Funds Sch
Philadelphia Eagles upbeat over return of Carson Wentz

Philadelphia Eagles upbeat over return of Carson Wentz

Sports
It had only been about 30 hours or since his Philadelphia Eagles teammates heard the news that quarterback Carson Wentz would be starting his first game since her tore two knee ligaments on Dec. 10. Still, there was plenty of reaction in the locker room of the reigning Super Bowl champions. "All he has to do is be Carson Wentz," said Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson. "We have to protect better, run the ball efficiently and everything else will take care of itself." Wide receiver Nelson Agholor was asked if there was a change in the players' mood now that the franchise quarterback is back on the field. "Well this is the Philadelphia Eagles so the mood is always going to be when you come into this building, you come in hungry and excited," Agholor said. "Carson's been in this building ...
Alvarez takes stunning points victory over Golovkin to win world middleweight titles

Alvarez takes stunning points victory over Golovkin to win world middleweight titles

Sports
Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez claimed the WBC and WBA world middleweight titles by inflicting a first career defeat on Gennady Golovkin with a gripping points win in their Las Vegas rematch.The Mexican claimed a frenetic final round on two of the three scorecards which was critical in preventing a repeat of the draw both men shared 364 days earlier at the same T-Mobile Arena venue.It gave him a narrow a 114-114 115-113 115-113 majority decision to edge a contest in which both men were cut and where each showed why they are among the finest practitioners in the sport. Golovkin, whose first defeat comes in his 40th bout, left the ring immediately without conducting an interview as his rival - fighting ...
KYCs of over 50% EPF subscribers not seeded with UAN

KYCs of over 50% EPF subscribers not seeded with UAN

Finance
New Delhi: Even after four years, KYCs of more than 50% of the members have not been seeded with their Universal Account Numbers (UANs) and they are not able to avail the online services of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO). The government has directed all establishments covered under EPFO to get 100% KYC seeded with UANs of the PF Members. Seeding of these KYC details with UAN is mandatory and failure in doing so is a punishable offence. In order to provide speedy, convenient and dependable services, EPFO had started allotting a 12 digit Universal Account Number (UAN) since 2014 to all the provident fund members. The UAN is important for all PF related services. The actual utility of UAN lies in seeding of KYCs such as AADHAR, bank account numbers, PAN & mobile numbers ...
Instagram criticised over eating disorder hashtags

Instagram criticised over eating disorder hashtags

Technology
Instagram says it is working to improve the artificial intelligence it uses to protect vulnerable users after communities promoting eating disorders were not picked up on the app. Since 2016, the social media giant has held a policy that whenever a user searches for potentially harmful topics like "#proanorexia", a pop-up comes up as a warning and points them to where they can get help before they can access the content.As per the platform's own rules, these pop-ups should accompany any search terms related to the sensitive topics.However, Sky News discovered almost a dozen hashtags that are freely open with no warning while seemingly promoting unhealthy and dangerous attitudes towards food and body image.The hashtag search terms were slight variations or different spelling...