IRDAI Press Release on Bima Vitarak Manthan

It was highlighted that the readiness of distribution channels to embrace technology could bring about explosion in the distribution space which can result in reduction of distribution costs benefiting the policyholders. Detailed discussions were held on leveraging proposed insurance e-marketplace – Bima Sugam in taking the insurance to the last mile.

“Protecting Outdoor Workers: Kerala’s Response to Sun Exposure”

In compliance with the recent directive under the Kerala Minimum Wages Rules, 1958, aimed at safeguarding outdoor workers from sun exposure, adjustments to working hours have been made. From February 17th to April 30th, 2024, employees toiling under the sun will now benefit from a mandatory rest period between 12:00 noon and 3:00 p.m., with their daily shift spanning from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Crucial Update: Preventive Actions for Heat Wave in Delhi

As the scorching sun beats down on Delhi, with temperatures soaring beyond 42 degrees Celsius, the Labour Department issues vital guidelines for workplaces. Ensuring the well-being of employees is paramount during this severe heat wave.

Timely Detection and Prevention Key to Combating Thalassemia

The Health Secretary advocated for including mandatory Thalassemia testing within the National Health Mission’s (NHM) existing reproductive and child health (RCH) programs. This approach, already adopted by some states, has the potential to significantly reduce disease prevalence.

Measures Ensure Adequate Power Supply In The Summer

To cater to the projected peak demand of 235-240 GW during May and June, the government has taken further actions to ensure smooth power supply. These measures include boost in gas power, hydropower optimization, thermal plant efficiency and increase in wind power.

Government Unveils Standards, Portal, and Reports On Green Hydrogen

The workshop featured five panel discussions with experts from leading institutions, regulators, and industry participants. A dedicated online portal for the National Green Hydrogen Mission was launched, providing a one-stop shop for information on the mission and the development of India’s green hydrogen ecosystem.