Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Government may link food subsidy with Aadhar


Under the headline, "Government may link food subsidy with Aadhar", Business Standard writes that the PMO wants the planning Commission to give a report on the feasibility of implementing direct benefit transfer for cooking gas, pensions, scholarships, NREGS and PDS with Aadhar.
The Asian Age says in what could be its first major departure from the UPA government's policies, the Modi Sarkar is heading for a comprehensive review of its "right-based" anti - poverty programmes.
The Tribune writes that the controversy surrounding the alleged bugging of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's residence has snowballed with the opposition Congress seeking an inquiry into the matter.
The NDA government is set to launch a national programme worth 500 crore rupees to protect and conserve local cow breeds through traditional style gaushalas or cattle care centres, says Hindustan Times.
The Indian Express writes that in a first, the DGCA has directed Spice Jet to refund the fare to all the passengers of a Mumbai - Delhi flight that was delayed by about five hours last month.
Hindustan Times reports that taxmen are keeping a close watch on compensation paid to top corporate boses, including their allowances and perks and income from fixed deposits.
The Hindu reports that U.S and Israeli brands are facing a boycott over Gaza killing with many Mumbai shops saying 'no' to them as part of the protest led by shops and hotels against the Israeli offensive against Palestine in Gaza.
And finally, here is an idea extremely relevant to an Indian context - There's a new kind of pepper spray device called "The Defender" which is a self - defence tool that combines a camera with a bottle of pepper spray. It connects to your smartphone using bluetooth, and using the spray triggers the camera and sends out an alert including your GPS location, reports The Times of India.

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