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The Union Cabinet, chaired by prime minister (PM) Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the 'Model Tenancy Act' for circulation to all states and Union Territories for adoption, by enacting fresh legislation or amending existing rental laws suitably.   "It (the model act) will help...

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To support its subscribers during the second wave of Coronavirus pandemic, Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has now allowed its members to avail second non-refundable Covid-19 advance.   Members who have already availed the first Covid-19 advance can now opt for a second...

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Facebook will no longer remove claims posted on its platforms that Covid-19 is either man-made or lab manufactured, as US President Joe Biden has called upon intelligence agencies to probe the so-called "lab-leak hypothesis".   The social network had earlier banned such claims as part...

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Moneylife Digital Team 03 May 2021
While asking the union government to frame within two weeks a uniform national policy on hospital admissions, the Supreme Court has said that no patient should be denied hospitalisation or essential drugs in any state and union territory (UT) for lack of local residential proof of that state...

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A message is being circulated widely on WhatsApp and other social media with a claim that the benefits under two of the prime minister's (PM's) schemes—the Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY)—can be claimed for COVID-related...

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Moneylife Digital Team 28 April 2021
Proving all tech experts right, the Co-WIN a platform used by Central government for registration of COVID-19 vaccine and booking appointments, crashed as soon as it started registrations for those above 18 years. Further, for all those who are registering, the platform failed to show any...

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Moneylife Digital Team 26 April 2021
A hacker going by the name ‘Shiny Hunters’ has leaked approximately 20 million BigBasket user records containing detailed personal information (which include email ids, mobile numbers, date of birth and home addresses) and hashed passwords on a popular hacking forum. The said database ( 15 gb...

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Hearing a petition on oxygen supply, the Delhi High Court on Saturday observed that it will "hang" whoever obstructs movement of oxygen.   The observation was made by the bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli during hearing of a plea by Maharaja Agrasen Hospital over shortage...

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With country's population of old set to double over the next few decades, government should look to provide complete tax waiver on senior citizen savings scheme (SCSS) and help the elderly build some sort of social security, said the SBI Ecowrap report.   According to the report, the...

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As artificial intelligence (Ai) technology gets all-pervasive, the European Union is considering a ban on the use of AI for mass surveillance and social credit scores, among other applications.   The leaked draft proposal, first reported by Politico and is expected to be made official...

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A man in the US has sued the Detroit Police Department for arresting him after he was falsely accused of shoplifting based on a faulty facial recognition match.   The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Robert Williams, The Verge reported on...

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought reply from Centre and states, on a plea alleging cancellation of nearly four crore ration cards, in the absence of linkages with the Aadhaar card.   A bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and comprising justices A.S. Bopanna and V....

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About 84 per cent of Indian consumers would pay more to do business with an organisation that is committed to protecting their data privacy, surpassing the UK (49 per cent), Germany (41 per cent), Spain (36 per cent) and France (17 per cent), said a new report on Tuesday.   The new...

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Alec MacGillis (ProPublica) 09 March 2021
In Hobbs, New Mexico, the high school closed and football was cancelled, while just across the state line in Texas, students seemed to be living nearly normal lives. Here’s how pandemic school closures exact their emotional toll on young people.   Everything looks the same on either...

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There has been a surge in vaccine-related scams in recent months and a new report said on Thursday that the number of web domains featuring the word "vaccine" in their title has now significantly increased, and the danger includes credential theft, credit card fraud, malware installation and...

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Only 8 per cent of those who tried to get the Covid vaccine appointment on Co-WIN site or app were able to do so, as per a Local Circles survey.   The first question in the poll asked citizens "How did you or your family's registration with Co-WIN site/app for Covid vaccination work?"...

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Maryam Jameel  and   Caroline Chen (ProPublica) 02 March 2021
People eligible for the coronavirus vaccine tell us they are running up against barriers that are designed into the very systems meant to serve those most at risk of dying of the disease. We plan to continue tracking these roadblocks.   It’s a fact that simply being eligible for a...

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Maya M 24 February 2021
When a person dies intestate (without leaving a will), the transfer of certain assets to the heirs of the deceased requires a legal heir certificate, and in a few States a probate, in order to establish their claim.    Mumbai-based lawyer Siddhartha Shah says “A number of other...

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Moneylife Digital Team 15 February 2021
“Privacy is myth in India, because we do not have any law pertaining to it. The Supreme Court declaring privacy as a fundamental right is a good thing, but where is the law and the implementation to protect this so-called fundamental right?” questioned advocate Dr Prashant Mali. While...

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IANS 21 December 2020
The ambitious 8-lane Mumbai coastal road project is now 17% complete on the southern side from Marine Drive to Worli and the sector is expected to be operational by July 2023, BMC Municipal Commissioner IS Chahal said here on Monday.   "Substantial work has been done in the past...

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