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Govt releases National Cyber Security Policy 2013

With an aim to protect information and build capabilities, the policy aims to safeguard the country's physical and business assets

India to be most populous nation by 2028, says UN

The UN report 'World Population Prospects' says the world's population will hit 7.2 billion next month and is projected to reach 10.9 billion by 2100

R Chandrasekhar appointed Chairman, NTRO

Also S. Sundareshan has been appointed as Mission Director, Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme, Planning Commission

India tops global attrition chart

India is set to witness highest attrition rates globally with the possibility of one in four employees switching jobs in the country, as per a survey

4.95 cr already disbursed as DBT subsidy on LPG

Under the DBT scheme, all LPG consumers with Aadhaar numbers and seeded bank accounts are given an advance amount of Rs 435 per cylinder booked

Government okays CPSE wage negotiations

Decision comes with caveat that negotiated scales don't conflict with current ones of execs/officers and non-unionised supervisors of those CPSEs

No dress code for Aadhaar card, says UIDAI

Dispelling recent rumours, it clarified that only the face of the resident should be clearly visible (from forehead to chin) while being photographed

Singapore gov to groom 'specialist' public leaders

The programme focuses on the development of leadership on a sectoral basis, allowing officers to become specialist leaders with deep domain knowledge

Bill to settle disputes in public contracts soon

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has directed the Planning Commission to formulate a draft bill on dispute resolution in public contracts

New income bar to exclude creamy layer from OBCs

The new criterion will be Rs. 6 lakh p.a., from the existing one of Rs. 4.5 lakh, for excluding socially-advanced sections from reservation for OBCs

 
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