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3 lakh people benefited from Ayushman Bharat scheme so far: Jaitley

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November 28, 2018

3 lakh people benefited from Ayushman Bharat scheme so far: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday, as many as 3 lakh poor people have benefited from Ayushman Bharat health scheme in the last one-and-a-half months. Jaitley said that the NDA Government is both pro-business and pro-poor as the country needs greater resources to fund the poverty alleviation programmes. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September launched the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana which aims to provide coverage of Rs 5 lakh per family annually

Amazon in advanced stage to buy stake in Future Retail

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Over 2 lakh stranded NRIs brought back since 2014: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Tuesday, over two-lakh stranded non-resident Indians (NRIs) were brought back to India in the last four-and-a-half years. According to her, the Narendra Modi government had given priority to national interests in its foreign policy and India had maintained good relationship with other countries, even as some of them share troubled relations with each other.
YouTube plans to make original shows, movies free for users

YouTube plans to make all future original programming available to users for free with advertising, as the video streaming unit of Alphabet Inc's Google seeks a bigger audience for shows and movies that had mostly been restricted to paid subscribers. The shift in strategy means that starting next year, YouTube Premium will no longer have exclusive access to original programs, removing one of the main benefits of the subscription offering. YouTube's paid option will still remove ads from originals as well as all other videos, and it comes with music streaming privileges.
Telcos object to trailers of Rajnikanth, Akshay Kumar film '2.0'
Telecom operators' body COAI Tuesday raised objections to trailers of Rajinikanth-Akshay Kumar-starrer '2.0' movie, which is set to hit the screens this week, saying that the promotional videos show mobile phones and towers in a bad light. Alleging that the content of the movie is "defamatory", the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said it has requested the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to revoke the certification of the film. The COAI, whose members include Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, and Vodafone Idea, has alleged that the promotional videos are based on the theme that electromagnetic field emissions from mobile phones and towers are harmful to living creatures and the environment, including birds and human beings.
Samsung to hire over 1,000 grads from top engineering colleges in India
Samsung India plans to hire over 1,000 graduates from top engineering colleges across the country with over 300 of them coming in from various IITs. Speaking to PTI, Samsung India Head (Human Resources) Sameer Wadhawan said Samsung will visit IITs in Delhi, Kanpur, Bombay, Madras, Kharagpur, Guwahati, BHU and Roorkie, starting December 1 for hiring. He added that overall, more than 1,000 students will be hired from premium engineering colleges from across the country.

WhatsApp chief business officer Neeraj Arora quits after serving for 7 yrs

In yet another high profile exit, Neeraj Arora, WhatsApp's Chief Business Officer has quit the company after 7-years. His exit comes seven months after WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum left the company. Neeraj Arora was the front runner for the post of the CEO at WhatsApp after the departure of Koum. Koum had quit over data privacy concerns in April this year.


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