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Wage clarification with consultation pledge

antosh Gangwar said that Rs 178 would be the minimum wage New Delhi: An existing tripartite advisory committee of employers, employees’ unions and state government officials will determine a National-level minimum wage that will be binding on all states after the passage of a draft law, the Centre said on Wednesday. Labour minister Santosh Gangwar had last week said that the government would table a Code on Wages Bill prescribing a binding

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Oral health given short shrift: study

-The Hindu Situation is the most bleak in low-income countries, says Lancet report “Oral diseases present a major global public health burden, affecting 3.5 billion people worldwide, yet oral health has been largely ignored by the global health community,” noted a new Lancet Series on Oral Health. The report warns that with a treat-over-prevent model, modern dentistry has failed to combat the global challenge of oral diseases, giving rise to calls for the radical reform of

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Wayanad's tribal hamlets one step from 100% literacy -EM Manoj

-The Hindu The focus is on preparing residents of 1,517 habitations to take the test by 2020 KALPETTA (Kerala): After making two successful forays into the tribal hamlets of Wayanad, Kerala’s State Literacy Mission (SLM) is all set to earn the ‘100% literate’ badge for the outlier region, which has the highest tribal population among all districts. Tribal pockets are among a handful of areas where full literacy remains elusive in the State. As part of its efforts, th

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Foreigner until proven Indian -Sudipta Bhattacharjee

ughter of the freedom fighter, Chabilal Upadhyay. Ask Sahitya Akademi award winner, Durga Khatiwada. Ask Mamud Ali, a CISF jawan for 25 years. They or their families have been denied inclusion in the National Register of Citizens, which is being updated in Assam. The register contains names of Indian citizens based on the 1951 census. Although the exigencies of enrolment have been in place from 2013, when Assam launched the process of updating the

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Gujarat potato farmers case: Agriculture Ministry issues notice to PepsiCo -Priscilla Jebaraj

-The Hindu Following application to revoke registration of potato variety used for Lays chips Food and beverage giant PepsiCo India has been slapped with a notice from a central agency under the Agriculture Ministry regarding an application to revoke the registration of its potato variety used to make its trademark Lays chips. The application was filed by Kavitha Kuruganti, a convenor of the Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture. The notice, which The Hindu has viewed, was

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Centre, Assam move SC for sample re-verification of NRC -Krishnadas Rajagopal

ne for final list New Delhi: The Centre and the State of Assam on Tuesday made an urgent mention before the Chief Justice of India for an extension of the deadline for the final publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) from July 31, 2019, to a “future date”. In identical but separate applications, they urged the Supreme Court for more time to conduct a “sample re-verification process” of the names included i

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Sewer deaths: Centre calls for quick response units

-The Hindu Stress on trained cleaners, protective gear New Delhi: Concerned by the incidents of workers dying while cleaning sewers and septic tanks, the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has asked all States and Union Territories to set up emergency response sanitation units (ERSU), which would include trained cleaners wearing protective gear. In letters to all Chief Secretaries on July 12, Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra wrote: “The Gov

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Centre cites NGO's letter for NRC re-verification -Vijaita Singh

Group, which has supported the Citizenship Bill, denies ties to the BJP, demands an ‘error-free’ register New Delhi: Seeking “sample re-verification” of Assam’s draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the Supreme Court, the Union Home Ministry, in its affidavit, attached a letter from an Assam-based NGO, Sachetan Nagrik Mancha, Axom (SNM), that had demanded an “error-free NRC”. The Supreme Court has

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Close polluting units in 3 months: NGT

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to shut down polluting industries in “critically polluted” and “severely polluted” areas across the country within three months, saying that economic development cannot take place at the cost of public health. The directions, put up on the NGT website on Tuesday, were issued on July 10 on the basis of

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Govt. advises NDDB to bring Mother Dairy, other units under RTI ambit -Sandeep Singh

RTI Act, 2005 to its subsidiary companies including NDDB Dairy Services.” New Delhi: In a bid to increase transparency, accountability and trust of consumers, the government has advised the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) to extend provisions of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005 to its subsidiaries, including Mother Dairy Fruits and Vegetables Pvt. Ltd (MDFVPL) and NDDB Dairy Services among others. The Ministry of Animal Hu

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