New pension scheme offers 'respectable' returns to elders: FM

New Delhi, Jul 22 (PTI) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY) will provide a “respectable” rate of return to senior citizens at a time when interest rates are falling globally.

PMVVY is a pension scheme exclusively for senior citizens (aged 60 years and…

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Reliance Jio launches JioPhone for zero cost

Mumbai, July 21 :  Industrialist Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Friday announced the launch of ‘intelligent smartphone’ JioPhone, which will be available for beta testing from August 15.
“The JioPhone will be available to all Indians for an effective price of Rs zero,” Ambani told the company’s…

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208 rail over bridges to be built under Setu Bharatam plan

New Delhi, July 20 :  The government has identified 208 level crossings for construction of rail over bridges (ROBs) under Setu Bharatam programme, which aims to make all national highways free of railway level crossings by 2019, Parliament was told on Thursday.

“At present, an amount of Rs 86.25 crore…

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Launch of ATA Carnet Insurance Policy for Start-Ups & SMEs

Mumbai, July 20 . Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)in association with The New India Assurance Company Limited (NIA), Besso Limited (London Insurance Brokers) and JB Boda Reinsurance Brokers Pvt. Ltd (JBBRIB), Mumbai todaylaunched an Insurance Policy on ATA Carnet for the benefit of Start-Ups and…

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WHO calls for more tobacco control worldwide to save lives

Geneva, July 20 :  Though the population worldwide protected by tobacco control measures has grown almost five-fold than ten years ago, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday called on countries to do more to prioritize these life-saving policies.
In a latest report on the global tobacco epidemic, the…

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