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FM Nirmala Sitharaman unveils scheme to take local produce to global markets

New Delhi, May 15 -- Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday unveiled a Rs.10,000-crore scheme to support local micro food enterprises to go global. "To implement the Prime Minister's vision of... Read More


Covid impact: EPFO subscribers withdraw Rs.8000 crore from retirement savings

New Delhi, May 15 -- At least 2.3 million members of Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) have withdrawn Rs.8000 crore from their retirement savings as loss of income continues to widen durin... Read More


EPFO contributions curtailed to boost take home pay, reduce employees cost

New Delhi, May 13 -- The Union government on Wednesday announced a reduction in statutory deductions for the employees provident fund (EPF) for both employers and employees to 20% for the next three m... Read More


Govt cuts EPF contribution to 20% for next three months

NEW DELHI, May 13 -- The government on Wednesday announced slashing employees provident fund (EPF) statutory deductions to 20%, that is 10% each by employers and employees, for the next three months, ... Read More


Govt cuts EPFO contribution to 20% for next three months

NEW DELHI, May 13 -- The government on Wednesday announced the reduction in employees provident fund (EPF) statutory deductions for both employers and employees to 20% for the next three months, a mov... Read More


Jobless rate drops as govt lifts some curbs on economic activity

New delhi, May 11 -- India's unemployment rate dropped to 23.97% in the week ended 10 May as the government lifted some curbs on economic activity, including farming, after a month-long lockdown, acco... Read More


Jobless rate drops as economic activity picks up in parts of India

New Delhi, May 11 -- India's unemployment rate fell by three percentage points to 23.91% in the week ended 10 May as agricultural activity picked up and businesses restarted gradually in parts of Indi... Read More


Home ministry allows 3000 CBSE schools to open

New Delhi, May 9 -- India's home ministry has allowed 3000 schools under the central board of secondary education (CBSE) to start evaluation of class 10 and class 12 board exam answer papers. The app... Read More


Centre backs big labour reforms in UP, MP to attract investments

New Delhi, May 9 -- The Centre on Friday came out strongly in favour of structural labour reforms to spur economic growth, saying it supports the sweeping labour law changes and exemptions brought in ... Read More


Gujarat offers 1,200-day labour law exemptions for new industrial investments

New Delhi, May 8 -- A day after Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh made bold labour reforms, the Gujarat government on Friday announced that it will allow new industrial units to not comply with labour ... Read More