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EPFO added just 1.33 lakh net subscribers in April

EPFO added just 1.33 lakh net subscribers in April

Finance
Formal employment generation got hit during the first month of nationwide lockdown with the retirement fund body Employees Provident Fund Organisation adding mere 1.33 lakh net subscribers in April. The net additions under the Employees State Insurance Corporation stood at 2,41,422 and that under the National Pension Scheme stood at 64,647, said the ministry of statistics and programme implementation in its monthly report on Thursday. April was the first month of the nationwide lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of Covid-19 as a result of which all industries and establishments were shut down during this period that got extended to May and partially into June, witnessing even loss of jobs for millions of workers though largely in the unorganised sector. However, these numbers are subj...
EPFO adds 1.39 crore subscribers in last two fiscals

EPFO adds 1.39 crore subscribers in last two fiscals

Finance
NEW DELHI: Retirement fund body added 1.39 crore new subscribers in last two financial years, the Ministry of Labour & Employment said on Monday. "Recently published provisional payroll data by the EPFO highlights the ever growing trend of increasing subscriber base for EPFO, since the collation of payroll data from September 2017," the ministry said in a statement. The payroll data presents the consolidated annual figures for 2018-19 and 2019-20. Net addition to subscriber base rose from 61.12 lakh added in 2018-19 to 78.58 lakh in 2019-20, registering a 28 per cent growth, it added. The data published comprises of all the new members who have joined during the month and whose contribution is received. The subscriber growth is on account of lower exits and higher rejoining by exited m...
Disney Plus subscribers face technical errors on launch day

Disney Plus subscribers face technical errors on launch day

Entertainment
Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Streamers waiting to see Disney Plus movies and shows on Tuesday's launch faced technical errors. Thousands of subscribers saw error messages after logging in, and Walt Disney Company blamed oversize demand as it tapped into the streaming market with established players such as Netflix and Amazon. "The demand for #DisneyPlus has exceeded our highest expectations," Disney Plus said in a Twitter post Tuesday morning. "We are pleased you're excited to watch all your favorites and are working quickly to resolve any current user issues. We appreciate your patience." Downdetector.com reported a peak of 8,391 Disney Plus subscribers affected by the outage around 9 a.m. By 2 p.m., the online technical glitches monitor reported 769 outages left. The service launched Tuesday in th...
YouTube star loses 2m subscribers after row with fellow vlogger

YouTube star loses 2m subscribers after row with fellow vlogger

Entertainment
Beauty YouTuber James Charles has lost two million subscribers after a video was posted by his former friend Tati Westbrook.The 19-year-old vlogger from New York has been accused of "manipulating people's sexuality" and previously caused controversy for charging fans up to $ 500 (£385) to see him on tour. So far James Charles has seen his subscriber count drop from 16.5 million on Monday to 14.5 million, according to the website Social Blade.He has become the first ever YouTube personality to lose one million subscribers in 24 hours, with the biggest drop taking place on Saturday after his involvement in a row with fellow beauty vlogger Tati Westbrook. Image: Tati Westbrook addressed her issues with former friend James Charles in a YouTube video...