FM Nirmala Sitharaman unveils Doorstep Banking Services by PSBs, declares EASE 2.0 Index results

– The Government has introduced several governance reforms. The governance reforms include arm’s length selection of top bank management through Banks Board Bureau, the introduction of non-executive chairpersons, the broader talent pool for such selections, empowered bank Boards,  strengthening of the Board committees system, enhancing the effectiveness of non-official directors, and leadership development and succession planning […]

Prince William thanks emergency services workers for their great ‘sacrifice’ at online ceremony for 999 heroes – in his first official appearance since Prince Harry’s $150M Netflix deal

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ‘did NOT inform the Queen about $150m Netflix deal’ before announcing it to the world – leaving her to hear the news from aides, royal source claims Meghan Markle and Prince Harry failed to tell the Queen about their Netflix deal, which could be worth as much as $150million, before announcing […]

Santa Clara County Files Brief Supporting Lawsuit Against US Postal Service Changes

“It’s really difficult for any of us as private citizens or even as local governments to pinpoint exactly what is happening behind the scenes and part of the purpose of this litigation is to bring some transparency to what’s happening and hopefully change it so that people can get the service that they deserve,” Habig […]

Doorstep vehicle servicing: New business model expedited by COVID-19 lockdown

New Delhi: Abhiruchi Chatterjee, a Kolkata-based renowned Psychiatrist, who has been driving a Maruti Zen Estilo for the past seven years, finds it difficult to visit the workshop for vehicle servicing due to his busy schedule. When asked, if he would like to avail the doorstep vehicle servicing facility, which has been growing in recent […]

Prince Harry sends video of support to soldiers taking part in charity trek as he refers to the organisation as ‘family’ and praises the ‘resilience, courage and talent that exists within those who have served’

He said at the time: ‘Luckily for me, I will continue to wear the uniform and mix with fellow servicemen and women for the rest of my life, helping where I can.’

Beijing gets green light for services sector plan

“Beijing will promote high-level opening-up and cooperation to attract high-quality domestic and overseas financial institutions and resources to set up companies in the city for better development,” said Yin Yong, vice-mayor of Beijing at the China International Finance Annual Forum 2020 on Sunday, which was part of the China International Fair for Trade in Services.

Congress needs to prioritize government digital service delivery

Congress should also vote to fully fund the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) above the original authorized level of $500 million to address current telework and IT modernization needs. This program has been chronically underfunded, not receiving an appropriation to match its annual authorized level of $250 million. The TMF is a critical program to help alleviate some of […]

Senate report finds prescription delivery times increased after DeJoy took over Postal Service

“Some delays appear to be even longer,” the staffers wrote. “One company reported that ‘we saw a marked increase in July in the number of patients experiencing shipment delays of seven days or more,’ and another reported that ‘the number of orders taking over five days to deliver has risen dramatically since the onset of […]

Democrats fear Biden’s lagging Latino support could cost him

“The polls suggest he’s not doing enough,” said Fernand Amandi, whose firm conducted the poll of Miami-Dade voters. “That potentially could be offset by the very fact that, if Biden is able to overperform with white Anglo voters across the state, his erosion with Hispanics might not matter so much. But that’s a very risky […]

Global efforts to buoy services trade

“Going forward, China will continue to deepen the opening-up in services trade by accelerating the setup of platforms for incubating (startups) and innovative development trial centers, the construction of comprehensive demonstration zones for the opening up of the services sector, the expansion of services export bases, and the development of emerging trade in services like […]