Provident Funds Entering Equity Market

Provident Funds Entering Equity Market [Ministry of Labour & Employment, 09-December, 2015 17:37 IST] The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has entered the equity market through investment in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). The Central Board of Trustees (CBT), Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) has approved the proposal of investing in ETFs after considering the possible risk associated with the investments. Read More by following the link: Friends, Expecting your comments…

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Highest Dowry Deaths in UP and Bihar in 2012, 2013 & 2014

[Ministry of Women and Child Development,03-December, 2015 18:43 IST] The highest number of dowry deaths during the last three years consecutively have been reported from the state of Uttar Pradesh followed by Bihar. As per the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, Uttar Pradesh reported 2244 dowry deaths(Sec 304 B of IPC) in 2012, 2335 dowry deaths in 2013 & 2469 dowry deaths in 2014(Provisional) which is the highest in…

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Prices of Onions and Tomatoes expected to moderate soon

[Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, 17-November, 2015 19:44 IST ] In the light of price pressures on essential commodities as a result of supply-demand mismatch and adverse climatic conditions in the last few days, Government continued to closely monitor the availability and prices of essential commodities. There have been some reports in the media of a sharp increase in the prices of onions and tomatoes in recent…

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