__gaTracker('send','pageview');

Category archives: Current News

Govt slashes minimum deposit for Sukanya Samriddhi account to Rs 250

The government has slashed the minimum annual deposit requirement for accounts under the Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana to Rs 250 from Rs 1,000 earlier, a move that will enable more number of people to take advantage of the girl child savings scheme. The government has amended the Sukanya Samriddhi Account Rules, 2016, to state that the minimum initial deposit to open the account would be Rs 250. The minimum deposit that […]

Minimum Balance Rules, Penalty For Insufficient Balance In SBI Savings Accounts

Minimum Balance Rules, Penalty For Insufficient Balance In SBI Savings Accounts State Bank of India (SBI), the largest lender of the country, requires customers to maintain a certain minimum balance in its savings accounts, except for some like the basic savings bank deposit account. Minimum balance requirements of SBI vary according to the location of the SBI branch in which a customer opens his account. With effect from the start […]

FIFA World Cup 2018 Golden Boot, Golden Ball and other award winners - Full list

France lifted their second ever World Cup, concluding the month-long extravaganza after they beat Croatia 4-2 at the Luzhniki stadium in Russia. Here are the Individual award winners of the FIFA World Cup 2018: Golden Ball Despite being on the losing side, Croatian skipper Luka Modric was awarded the Golden Ball in recognition for his stellar performances in Croatia’s run-up to the title clash. Belgium’s Eden Hazard and Antoine Griezmann […]

RSS ideologue Rakesh Sinha, classical dancer Sonal Mansingh among 4 nominated to Rajya Sabha

Former MP Ram Shakal, RSS ideologue Rakesh Sinha, classical dancer Sonal Mansingh and stone artist Raghunath Mohapatra were nominated to the Rajya Sabha on Saturday, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in a statement. The nominations were made by President Ram Nath Kovind on the advice of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the PMO said. Article 80(1)(a) of the Constitution provides that the president can nominate to the Rajya Sabha 12 […]

7th pay commission: Pay hike happening or not? Here's the truth

It’s been a never ending wait for around 50 lakh government employees who have been waiting for a pay hikein their salary beyond the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission. While a certain section of media is stating that the pay hike announcement might come on August 15 or before the general elections in 2019. However, earlier, the Minister of State for Finance P. Radhakrishnan in Lok Sabha had said […]

Shimla water crisis: Situation eases after water supply increased to 28 million litres per day; protests continue

The acute water shortage plaguing Shimla for the past 15 days eased marginally on 2 June after the supply to the Himachal Pradesh capital was increased from 22.5 million litres per day (MLD) to 28 MLD, but protests over inadequate supply continued in several areas. Taking a serious note of alleged negligence in the supply of water, Irrigation and Public Health Minister Mahinder Singh ordered the suspension of Shimla Municipal […]

Google dedicates doodle to Raja Ram Mohan Roy, father of Indian renaissance

Google on Tuesday dedicated its doodle to the founder of the Brahmo Samaj movement, Raja Ram Mohan Roy, on the occasion of his 246th birth anniversary. Roy has been known in Indian history for his work towards abolition of practice of Sati, wherein a widow was forced to sacrifice herself in her husband’s funeral pyre. Known as the father of Indian renaissance, Roy believed in the existence of one supreme […]

US still hopeful of Trump-Kim summit despite North Korea threat

The United States is still hopeful that an unprecedented summit with North Korea will take place, in spite of a threat by Pyongyang to pull out, but President Donald Trump is prepared for a tough negotiation, the White House said on Wednesday. North Korea threw the June 12 summit into doubt on Wednesday saying it might not attend if Washington continues to insist that it unilaterally give up its nuclear […]

Clamorworld Exclusive: Game Of Thrones Ensues In Karnataka

The Karnataka Assembly election results almost look like a game of chess with way too many pawns in one. The electorate has given a mixed verdict. No single party managed to secure a clear majority. That has only added to the high drama in the state. The parties which were bitterly contesting against each other are suddenly busy courting each other. Earlier during the campaign, the Congress referred to JD(S) […]

Lightning, dust storm kill at least 30 people in UP, Delhi, Bengal and Andhra

Over 30people have been killed in separate weather-related incidents across 4 states – Andhra Pradesh, Delhi Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal – as lightning and dust storm hit parts of the country on Sunday. The weather department had issued a warning of thunderstorm with squall for several parts of the country including Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan. A thunderstorm accompanied with squall with wind […]