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Gender games: Too many men, too little change

Sebi (Securities and Exchange Board of India) made it compulsory for companies to have at least one independent woman director on the board of listed companies. Till April 6, 2019, 51 of the top 500 NSE-listed companies had not appointed a woman independent director, numbers from Prime Database showed.

Payroll data: Over 23 lakh formal jobs created in November

The government has been publishing the data on employment created in the formal se...

Niti Aayog to develop National Data Platform

Niti VC said that the NDAP will strive to ensure that the data is assured, consistent, coherent ...

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  • Letters, travel details, a secure communication tool for people working on “liberatory social change”, log sheets which enlisted funds received from the “party” and call detail records (CDRs) were among the evidence the police presented before deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and state home minister Anil Deshmukh.

    Cumulatively, 2,642,549 employees were added in November under the three social security schemes of the govt as per the payroll data released by the ministry of statistics and programme implementation. While 1,162,863 net additions were in EPFO, 1433,000 people were added under the Employees’ State Insurance Scheme and 46,686 were added under the National Pension Scheme.

    Last year, the government said it planned to release a new Cybersecurity Strategy to keep up with the changing nature of technologies, platforms and threats. Technology policy think tanks and digital freedom advocates have written to the National Security Council Secretariat urging stronger encryption requirements.

    The FPO received bids for 1,01,27,550 shares compared with 18,18,00,000 shares on offer.

    US West Texas Intermediate futures were up 27 cents, or 0.5 per cent higher at $55.86 a barrel.

    Artificial Intelligence AI has redefined the healthcare sector in UAE, and has the potential to boost global GDP by 14 per cent by 2030 Science and techno...

    Out of the close to 5,000 organisations which were surveyed, 45% said they were against it while 45% said they were okay with the provision which has been included in the proposed personal data protection Bill.

    The net addition to the ESIC, after excluding those who ceased paying their contribution during the month, was 6.97 lakh, the highest for any month in the current fiscal year.

    "While confidentiality about your data is guaranteed by Census Act, 1948; the same law specifies penalty for BOTH public AND census officials for non-compliance or violation of any provision of the Act," the RGI said.

    The govt had set a target of Rs 13.5 trillion as direct tax collection for the current year.

    Bogus claims are as old as the industry itself. Despite insurers’ best efforts, fraudsters have been mostly ahead of them. But with the rise in data analytics and rigorous checks, the industry at last appears to be close to eliminating such malpractices.

    “The Cabinet Committee on Investment and Growth in the meeting held on December 23, 2019 has directed to take time-bound action to fill up the existing vacancies in various ministries/departments,” stated the DoPT circular.

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