Archive for: November 2020

वित्त मंत्रालय का यूटर्न : बैंकिंग सेवाओं पर सेवा शुल्क नही

वित्तमंत्रालय ने बैंकिंग सेवाओं पर लगने वाले शुल्क पर स्पष्टीकरण देते बताया कि
जन धन खातों सहित बुनियादी बचत बैंक जमा (बीएसबीडी) खाते – भारतीय रिज़र्व बैंक (आरबीआई) द्वारा निर्धारित मुफ्त सेवाओं के लिए समाज के गरीब और बैंकों से अछूते रहे तबकों द्वारा खोले गए 41.13 करोड़ जन धन खातों सहित 60.04 करोड़ बुनियादी बचत बैंक जमा (बीएसबीडी) खातों पर कोई सेवा शुल्क लागू नहीं है।
नियमित बचत खाते, चालू खाते, नकद उधार खाते और ओवरड्राफ्ट खाते: इस संबंध में, शुल्क तो नहीं बढ़ाया गया है,
लेकिन बैंक ऑफ बड़ौदा ने 1 नवंबर, 2020 से प्रति माह मुफ्त नकद जमा और निकासी की संख्या के संबंध में कुछ परिवर्तन किए थे। मुफ्त नकद जमा एवं निकासी की संख्या प्रति माह 5 से घटाकर प्रति माह 3 कर दी गई है, जिसमें इन मुफ्त लेनदेन से अधिक लेनदेन के लिए शुल्क में कोई बदलाव नहीं किया गया है।
इसके बाद बैंक ऑफ बड़ौदा ने सूचित किया है कि वर्तमान कोविड से जुड़ी स्थिति के आलोक में, उन्होंने इन परिवर्तनों को वापस लेने का निर्णय लिया है। इसके अलावा, हाल में किसी अन्य पीएसबी ने इस तरह के शुल्क में वृद्धि नहीं की है।
भारतीय रिज़र्व बैंक के दिशा-निर्देशों के अनुसार, पीएसबी सहित सभी बैंकों को उचित, पारदर्शी और भेदभावरहित तरीके से अपनी सेवाओं के एवज में इस पर आने वाले लागतों के आधार पर शुल्क लगाने की अनुमति है। लेकिन अन्य पीएसबी ने भी यह सूचित किया है कि कोविड महामारी के मद्देनजर निकट भविष्य में बैंक शुल्कों में बढ़ोतरी करने का उनका कोई प्रस्ताव नहीं है।

Situation ‘Critical’, Punjab Being Pushed For Blackout

(Chd,Pb)Situation ‘Critical’, Punjab Being Pushed For Blackout
The state electricity board in Punjab announced that it would have to impose power cuts of at least two-three hours from Tuesday evening as three private thermal plants have shut down and two electricity stations nearly running out of coal.
Coal supplies to the thermal power plants were severely affected after the Railways suspended the operation of freight trains in the wake of the blockade of some tracks by farmers in protest against the three central farm laws.
Private utility GVK Power has announced that it would close down operations at 3 pm on Tuesday since coal stocks had completely run out. Two other private thermal plants — Nabha Power at Rajpura and Talwandi Sabo in Mansa — have already shut down their operations due to coal shortage.
Two state-owned utilities — Lehra Mohabbat and Ropar power plants — also have coal for just one or two days
At present, the demand for electricity in the state stands at 6,000 megawatts against a supply of 5,000 MW from other central sectors, hydro and biomass, leading to a shortage of 1,000 MW.
Several farmer outfits had announced a fortnight ago to ease their rail blockade by allowing the movement of goods trains in the state. However, members of Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan) continued to squat on two rail tracks that are used for coal supplies to two private thermal plants at Rajpura and Mansa.
Protesters under the banner of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee are also sitting on a rail track in Amritsar.

Anil Vij Mulling Law Against ‘Love Jihad in Haryana

(Chd,Hary) Anil Vij Mulling Law Against ‘Love Jihad in Haryana
The Haryana government is mulling a law against “love jihad”, Home Minister Anil Vij said on Sunday, a day after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced his government will bring a legislation to deal with it.
“Haryana is contemplating a law against love jihad,” Vij said in a tweet in Hindi.
On Saturday, Adityanath had said his government would come out with a law to deal with “love jihad” and used the Hindu funeral chant ‘Ram Naam Satya Hai’ to threaten those who don’t respect their daughters and sisters.
Last week, a 21-year-old college student, Nikita, was shot dead in Haryana’s Ballabhgarh by a man. The victim’s family has alleged that the man was pressuring her to convert to Islam in order to marry him.
Some Hindu outfits have alleged that the woman’s murder is a case of “love jihad”.
The Haryana government has set up a three-member Special Investigation Team to probe the case.
The police have arrested two men — Tausif, the main accused, and Rehan
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He Was Bond, James Bond:Sean Connery Dies at 90

He Was Bond, James Bond:Sean Connery Dies at 90
Legendary Scottish star Sean Connery, who became a global sensation as the first James Bond and featured in a string of cult hits in his five-decade-long career, has died. He was 90.
According to BBC, the actor passed away overnight in his sleep while in the Bahamas. He had been unwell for quite some time.
In the career spanning half a century, the actor featured in many critically-acclaimed and commercial blockbusters such as “The Hunt for Red October”, “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”, “Murder on the Orient Express” and “The Rock”.
Connery was born on August 25, 1930, to a Catholic factory worker and a Protestant domestic cleaner.
He left school at the age 13 with no qualifications and delivered milk, polished coffins and laid bricks, before joining the Royal Navy. But he was invalided out of the service with stomach ulcers only three years later.
He first played the role of James Bond in 1962’s “Dr No”, which he followed up with “From Russia with Love” (1963), “Goldfinger” (1964), “Thunderball” (1965), “You Only Live Twice”(1967), “Diamonds Are Forever” (1971) and “Never Say Never Again”(1983).
The actor had officially announced his retirement in 2006, when he received the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Connery was married to actor Diane Cilento from 1962-73. The couple divorced in 1973 and Cilento died in 2011.
He is survived by his second wife, painter Micheline Roquebrune, whom he married in 1975 and his son Jason Connery.