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Meet the citizen astronomers who chase stars
Despite many hurdles, India has a thriving citizen astronomy community — extremely tech savvy and motivated, says Vishal Upendran, a PhD scholar in Pune who classifies them into two groups — data analysers and astro-photographers.
Citizenship Amendment Bill has endorsement of India's 130 crore citizens: Amit Shah
Trying to allay apprehensions of people of the Northeast,...
US completes implementation of H-1B electronic registration process for 2021 season
Under this new process, employers seeking H-1B workers su...
Maithri Aquatech’s water generators just need air to produce freshwater
Ever heard of generating fresh water from the air around us? Hyderabad-based Maithri Aquatech has developed an atmospheric water generator that can be the panacea to our water scarcity woes. This startup's water generators just needs air, only 0.3 units of energy to produce 1 litre of freshwater at less than Rs 2 cost.
Profiteering charges against Nestle India
The National Antiprofiteering Authority (NAA) has also directed the company to reduce prices ‘commensurately’ and mandated that the Director General Anti-Profiteering (DGAP) issues a showcause notice seeking explanation on why the penalty should not be applied. The DGAP has been directed to furnish compliance report in four months.
Cabinet nod to amendments to senior citizens law
The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens (Amendment) Bill, 2019 provides basic needs, safety and security to senior citizens.
Sons-in-law, daughters-in-law too could be arraigned if they neglect senior citizens: Draft Bill
The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which has been cleared by the Union Cabinet and is likely to be introduced in Parliament soon, also removes the cap of Rs 10,000 as maximum maintenance.
Children-in-law will also be responsible for care of the aged
The amendments to the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, cleared by the Union cabinet on Wednesday, have been expanded to include parents-in-law and grandparents, whether or not senior citizens. The bill, likely to be brought to Parliament next week, proposes to remove the cap of Rs 10,000 as maximum maintenance.
Citizenship (Amendment) Bill protects Sixth Schedule, Inner Line areas
The bill is likely to be introduced in the ongoing session of Parliament. CAB has provisions to protect tribal areas, notified under the Sixth Schedule, and border areas from influx of such settlers.
Ease of Doing Business: Karnataka to pick lessons from New Zealand
Karnataka aims to see an increase in economic growth and job opportunities with an improvement in ease of doing business. Officials must work towards bringing Bengaluru to the forefront in ease of doing business index.
Secretary Home and political department, Babulal Sarma appointed as coordinator of National Register of Citizens
A senior official in Assam government, who do not want to be named told ET, “ Babulal Sarma will officiate as coordinator for sometime till Hitesh is back.” He added, “ This is necessitated as there are some administrative issues which needs to with dealt with.”
Trump impeachment hearings highlight immigrants’ stories
Several witnesses who testified in the House impeachment inquiry this week chose to highlight their immigrant backgrounds, sharing their families’ stories in highly personal opening statements. Their stories offered a sharp counterpoint to President Donald Trump, who has often derided immigrants as a threat to the national security of the United States.
Demand for legal services for people claiming to be Indians, lodged in Assam detention centres
Raising the issue through a Zero Hour mention, Jairam Ramesh of the Congress said there are six detention centres in Assam holding 998 foreigners.
How Shoppers Stop changed its strategy to lure customers
We have improved the shopping experience through personal shopper service and increased some brands at the top end.
More than 227K Indians waiting for family-sponsored Green Card
Currently, there are about four million people waiting in line for family-sponsored Green Cards against a Congressional cap of 226,000 per annum. The largest number of 1.5 million wait list is from America's southern neighbour Mexico, followed by a distant India with 227,000 and China with nearly 180,000.
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