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Akshay Kumar to promote central govt agricultural schemes
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar will promote the governments flagship agriculture schemes like soil health card and crop insurance, a senior Agriculture Ministry official said today. The Union Agriculture Ministry has roped in the actor for television advertisements to intensify the publicity of the agri-schemes. 'The flagship. . . . .
Highlights of RBI’s fifth bi-monthly monetary policy statement
Following are the highlights of fifth bi-monthly monetary policy statement, 2017-18
released by the Reserve Bank of India:
* Key interest rate (repo) kept unchanged at 6 percent.
* Reverse repo rate remains at 5.75 percent.
* Marginal standing facility rate and Bank Rate 6.25 percent.
* Rate was. . . . .
Revised Merchant Discount Rates (MDR)
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday revised merchant discount rate (MDR) charges, or the commission paid by a merchant to a bank for facilitating digital transactions, to encourage small businesses to start accepting card payments.
1. The fee for merchants with turnover up to Rs 20 lakh in the. . . . .
Indonesian monkey ‘’Naruto’’ named as ‘’Person of the year’’ of PETA
An Indonesian monkey who shot to fame after it snapped a grinning selfie — and sparked a landmark U.S. copyright case — was named “Person of the Year” on 06/12/2017 by the animal rights group that took on the monkey’s cause. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said it was honouring Naruto, a crested. . . . .
Time magazine’s Person of the Year is ‘’The Silence Breakers”
“The Silence Breakers” — those who have shared their stories about sexual assault and harassment have been collectively named Time magazine’s Person of the Year.Numerous women have spoken out since October about sexual misconduct by dozens of high-profile men in entertainment, media, business and sports.
##MeToo. . . . .
Uttar Pradesh becomes the first to endorse ‘’triple talaq’’ bill
The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh has become the first State government to endorse the Modi government’s draft bill that makes instant triple talaq a cognisable and non-bailable offence.The draft law, which provides for three years in prison and a fine for a Muslim man trying to divorce his wife by uttering “talaq”. . . . .
Maharashtra government made Marathi as mandatory
The Maharashtra government has asked Central government offices and services like banks and insurance companies in the state to also use the Marathi language in routine work.A circular issued by the Marathi language department of the state government said Marathi should also be used at railway stations, airport and also during. . . . .
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