Daily Archives: May 3, 2023


Government launches Vivad se Vishwas scheme for relief to MSMEs for COVID-19 period, as announced in the Union Budget 2023-24 Under the scheme, Ministries have been asked to refund performance security, bid security and liquidated damages forfeited/ deducted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Certain relief has also been provided to MSMEs debarred for default in execution of contracts during the …

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A Union Minister said that “Mission Karmayogi”, launched by Prime Minister had institutionalised the process of capacity building, particularly for the benefit of civil servants It was launched in 2020. Mission Karmayogi is a National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCP). The programme aims at building a future-ready civil service with the right …

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The recent strike by Zomato-owned Blinkit delivery agents has once again brought to the forefront issues plaguing the gig economy in the country. Who is a ‘gig worker’? Gig workers refer to workers outside of the traditional employer-employee relationship. When gig workers use online algorithmic matching platforms or apps to connect with customers, they are called platform …

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India’s first undersea twin tunnels in south Mumbai are close to completion. The tunnels start near Girgaon, extend north under the Arabian Sea, Girgaon Chowpatty and Malabar Hill, and end at Breach Candy’s Priyadarshini Park. It is 2.07-km long which are are a part of the Mumbai Coastal Road Project (MCRP) being built by the Brihanmumbai …

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Bangladesh seeks India’s help over Rohingya Bangladesh urged India to take more effective steps in persuading Myanmar to take back the Rohingya who were forced to take refuge in Bangladesh to evade persecution. Who are the Rohingya? The Rohingya are a Muslim ethnic minority group. They have lived for centuries in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar. The Rohingya are not recognized as an …

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While countries have tried to dethrone the dollar as the global reserve currency for many decades now for various reasons, of late such attempts have picked up pace in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. What is De-dollarisation? De-dollarisation refers to the replacement of the U.S. dollar by other currencies as the global reserve currency. A reserve …

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ECI issues advisory to all Star Campaigners, recognized National & State Political Parties in view of plummeting level of campaign discourse in the ongoing GE to Karnataka Legislative Assembly There is no law that defines who is a star campaigner. There is no law governing who can or cannot be made a star campaigner. A star campaigner …

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