PM CARES: Entitled to give any non-political organisation FCRA exemption, says Home Ministry

“Vide gazette notification dated 1st July, 2011, the Central government has also exempted all such entities which were created by a Central Act or a State Act and also compulsorily audited by CAG [Comptroller &Auditor General] from all provisions of the FCRA,” the clarification said.

Model, 29, who offered to volunteer for mental health organisation through their Instagram account is sent topless photo of man’s chest and told to sell it ‘as a t** picture’ on her OnlyFans page

‘I’ve suffered with mental health and experienced family members with different things and I’m also a mental health support worker so would love to be part of your movement.’ 

This organisation is offering $5 million to anyone who develops fast, affordable COVID-19 test

As novel coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc globally, a $5 million prize aims to encourage technological advancements in COVID-19 testing. XPRIZE, a non-profit organisation that designs and hosts public competitions, is offering $5 million to the winner of XPRIZE rapid COVID testing competition. Launched on July 28, the 6-month long competition is aimed at developing COVID-19 tests that […]

SA Olympic body writes to ICC, says CSA takeover is not government interference

SASCOC is not a government organisation. But all of the country’s sport federations, including CSA, are compelled by law to be members of SASCOC and can be put under administration by it. By law, no rivals to SASCOC are allowed. Thus, without SASCOC’s approval players and teams would not officially represent South Africa and could […]

Autonomous bodies are crucial to the government’s functioning. Streamline them

However, unlike the government and the public sector undertakings, in which the recruitment rules are uniform and the recruitment is done by a centralised body such as the Staff Selection Committee (SSC), the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), and the Public Enterprise Selection Board, there is no such body for CAB recruitments. As a result, […]

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation | A counter-coalition of Eurasian powers

Bilateral meetingsThrough the years, SCO hosts have encouraged members to use the platform to discuss differences on the sidelines. In 2009, India and Pakistan held the first talks after the Mumbai attacks on the sidelines of the SCO summit in Astana, where then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari met, […]

Delhi government may soon start telemedicine services for non-Covid patients

NEW DELHI: You may soon be able to consult some of the top medical specialists from some of the biggest Delhi government-run hospitals. According to a source, the government is planning to start telemedicine services for non-Covid patients who usually visit hospitals that are now dedicated Covid facilities.“It has been five months now that big […]

Cricket South Africa’s Members’ Council promises to address “governance failings”

The Members’ Council of the CSA on Saturday studied a summary of the Fundudzi Forensic Report, which was formed after an independent investigation into the administrative affairs of the CSA in 2016. The report’s findings led to the dismissal of former CSA CEO Thabang Moroe last month.

Government jobs: No restriction or ban on filling up of posts, says finance ministry

“In the context of the present fiscal situation and the consequent pressure on Government resources, there is a need for further economy and rationalisation of non-priority expenditure, while protecting and preserving priority expenditure,” the department had said.

Coronavirus bill has cost UK government £210bn, spending watchdog says

Driven by the sharp increase in spending and weak tax revenues amid the decline in economic activity, public-sector net debt has increased by £227.6bn over the past year to more than £2tn for the first time. National debt is at 100.5% of GDP for the first time since March 1961.