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A file photo of Congress’s chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala. Photo: PTI
The amount claimed under the pre-authorisation also showed a similar trend, down by 38-72% from February for the four services. (Mint)
The amount claimed under the pre-authorisation also showed a similar trend, down by 38-72% from February for the four services. (Mint)

Ayushman Bharat claims slump as much as 78% in May during lockdown

  • The amount claimed under the pre-authorisation also showed a similar trend, down by 38-72% from February for the four services
  • For respiratory disease treatments, however, claims were down 77% even in April, and the situation continued to remain so in May as well

The last date for filing nominations is on 9 June and the polls are 10 days after on 19 June. (PTI)
Factionalism is eroding the Congress, which is already weakened by resignations and desertion by MLAs. (Photo: AFP)
Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari. (ANI)
Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari. (ANI)

Govt mulling making large firms disclose MSME dues: Nitin Gadkari

  • MSMEs are considered the backbone of the Indian economy, contributing the bulk of Indian employment, manufacturing and exports
  • Nitin Gadkari also said the government is looking at a specially created 'MSME Stock Exchange', which will have such small businesses listed on it

PM Narendra Modi and Australia’s PM Scott Morrison spoke over a video link, owing to covid curbs.  (Photo: PTI)
An elderly woman shows a 500 rupee note after withdrawing from her Jan Dhan account, as the government releases the second installment of the COVID-19 lockdown relief fund, in Mathura. (PTI)
An elderly woman shows a 500 rupee note after withdrawing from her Jan Dhan account, as the government releases the second installment of the COVID-19 lockdown relief fund, in Mathura. (PTI)

Final instalment of 500 to women Jan Dhan a/c holders from Friday: FinMin

  • Instalment of 500 for June has been sent to the bank accounts of PMJDY women beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package
  • The transfer has been staggered over a period of five days to avoid a rush at bank branches

Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa. (Photo: Mint)
Congress president Sonia Gandhi. The grand old party of India has been losing power over the decades. (Photo: HT)
Bajaj group CMD Rajiv Bajaj. (File Photo: PTI)
Photo: HT
Photo: Mint
Photo: HT
In the new regime, the farmer will have the freedom to sell outside AMPCs. (Photo: HT)
In the new regime, the farmer will have the freedom to sell outside AMPCs. (Photo: HT)

Centre takes steps to bring the farmer closer to the market

  • Central govt issues a set of ordinances to create a national market for agri produce and allow contract farming to protect farmers from price risks
  • It is unclear how states will react to these ordinances since agriculture marketing is a state subject as per the Constitution

The govt said this will be subject to a letter of invitation from a recognized and registered healthcare facility, registered pharmaceutical company or an accredited university in India.  (Photo: Reuters)
The govt said this will be subject to a letter of invitation from a recognized and registered healthcare facility, registered pharmaceutical company or an accredited university in India. (Photo: Reuters)

Travel curbs on foreigners eased

  • Healthcare professionals, researchers and engineers working in Indian facilities come under ambit of the move
  • Govt also included more categories of foreigners while relaxing visa restrictions

Amendments to ESA will promote barrier-free inter-state and intra-state trade in agriculture produce and allow farmers to directly engage with processors, aggregators, wholesalers, large retailers and exporters. (Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint)
Amendments to ESA will promote barrier-free inter-state and intra-state trade in agriculture produce and allow farmers to directly engage with processors, aggregators, wholesalers, large retailers and exporters. (Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint)

Government turns its focus on rural economy as India unlocks

  • The Centre feels the move will help promote freedom to produce, hold, move, distribute and supply
  • The move is politically significant as it may be resisted by states ruled by Opposition parties

CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Karnataka has amended legislation to make it easier to procure land in the state and is also working on introducing changes to labour laws that would make it easier for industries to set up shop in the state (AFP)
Karnataka has amended legislation to make it easier to procure land in the state and is also working on introducing changes to labour laws that would make it easier for industries to set up shop in the state (AFP)

Karnataka invites Intel to set up manufacturing unit in Mangaluru or Belagavi

The offer comes as part of Karnataka government’s efforts to reach out to investors to mitigate the acute shortage of cash in Karnataka after the covid-19 induced lockdown exacerbated the problems for its economy and job creation

Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar. (Photo: ANI)
The Prime Minister had announced the renaming of Kolkata Port Trust after Syama Prasad Mukherjee at a function to mark the 150th-anniversary celebrations of the port trust. (Indranil Bhoumik/Mint)
The Prime Minister had announced the renaming of Kolkata Port Trust after Syama Prasad Mukherjee at a function to mark the 150th-anniversary celebrations of the port trust. (Indranil Bhoumik/Mint)

Cabinet approves renaming of KPT as Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port Trust

The Prime Minister had announced the renaming of Kolkata Port Trust after Syama Prasad Mukherjee at a function to mark the 150th-anniversary celebrations of the port trust

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