RBI decision to allow NBFCs apply for Aadhaar-e-KYC Authentication Licence to promote digitisation

NEW DELHI: Reserve Bank of India’s decision to allow NBFCs and payment service providers to apply for obtaining Aadhaar e-KYC Authentication Licence will promote digitisation and check frauds, opined Fintech players. The RBI has said that NBFCs, Payment System Providers and Payment System Participants desirous of obtaining Aadhaar Authentication License – KYC User Agency (KUA) […]

India’s copper import rises 26 per cent in Q1; momentum expected to continue further: Report

NEW DELHI: India’s copper import which increased 26 per cent to 60,766 tonne in June quarter of 2021-22 is expected to rise further in the remaining part of the financial year with economic activity witnessing a strong recovery from COVID-related restrictions, International Copper Association said. It said that country’s copper imports may touch 3 lakh […]

Over 1 crore informal workers registered on e-Shram portal

NEW DELHI: Over one crore unorganised workers have registered themselves on e-Shram portal, the labour ministry said on Sunday. More than 1 crore unorganised workers registered on e-Shram portal, which is India’s first national database on unorganised workers, the ministry said in a statement. The drive to facilitate registration of migrant workers on e-Shram portal […]

Small cars too need adequate number of airbags to ensure safety, says Gadkari

New Delhi: Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday said that small cars, mostly purchased by lower middle-class people, should also have an adequate number of airbags and wondered why auto makers are providing eight airbags only in big cars bought by rich people. In an interview to PTI, the Road Transport and Highways Minister also […]

7.3 MT sweet corn yield expected this year: Director Agriculture Kashmir

Holds virtual meet to review marketing facilities SRINAGAR: Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal today held a virtual meeting with the senior officers of the Department and JKHPMC regarding the marketing of Sweet Corn in and outside of the UT of Jammu and Kashmir. Speaking on the occasion, Director Agriculture asked the concerned officers to […]

KVK Zanskar and department of agriculture holds brainstorming session to promote cultivation & marketing of potato in Zanskar

SRINAGAR: Zanskar has an immense scope for potato cultivation. However, the lack of quality planting material, poor technical knowhow, poor road connectivity and unorganized market structure have proven to be the stumbling blocks to realize this potential. Till date, with a few exceptions, potato has mostly been grown for only domestic consumption in Zanskar region […]

PAN-Aadhaar linkage deadline extended till March 2022

New Delhi: The government on Friday extended by six months till March 2022 the deadline to link PAN with biometric ID Aadhaar. In a statement, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said to address the hardship being faced by various stakeholders on account of the COVID-19 pandemic, the timeline has been extended which will […]

KU’s CWSR holds skill development programme for tribal women

Srinagar: Kashmir University’s Centre for Women Studies and Research (CWSR) launched a skill development training programme for tribal women in Nargistan Aripal area of Tral. Prof Tabasum Firdous, Director CWSR inaugurated the programme, launched under the aegis of a project sanctioned under RUSA. She highlighted the growing need for skill development of Kashmiri tribal women […]

Chemists association held elections in Baramulla

Showkat Kaila elected president Baramulla: Chemists association Baramulla held its elections on Saturday in which Showkat Ahmad Kaila”New Soilace Medicate” elected as president. Three candidates Haji Bashir Ahmad,(Friends Medicate)Mohamad Ashraf Ganaie,”Al-Hayat Medicate”Hafuzullah Bhat(Bhat Medicate)and Showkat Ahmad,(New Soilace Medicate)were as presidential candidates of the Election. Out 150 votes,144 polled in which Haji Bashir Ahmad got 41 […]

UK to roll out life-saving COVID-19 treatment which was given to Donald Trump

London: Thousands of vulnerable health service patients in the UK hospitals due to COVID-19 are set to benefit from a life-saving new antibody treatment called Ronapreve, which was given to former US president Donald Trump. A combination of two monoclonal antibodies, Ronapreve, will be targeted initially at those in hospital who have not mounted an […]