- 1 India to have ‘one-nation-one-card’ policy for transport soon: NITI Aayog
- 2 Mark Read appointed WPP CEO in place of Martin Sorrell
- 3 Health Ministry releases e-pharmacy draft rules to regulate online sale of medicines
- 4 Banks with more than 10 branches to have internal ombudsman: RBI
- 5 India, ADB sign loan agreement to improve state highways in Karnataka
- 6 Latest Current Affairs
India to have ‘one-nation-one-card’ policy for transport soon: NITI Aayog
- NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant has said that India will soon unveil a ‘One Nation-One Card’ policy for public transport.
- The One Nation-One Card policy is for added connectivity between various modes of transport.
- The objective is to provide sustainable mobility and accessibility for the public.
Mark Read appointed WPP CEO in place of Martin Sorrell
- WPP, the world’s largest communication services group, has announced the appointment of Mark Read as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
- Mark Read will also take the position of Executive Director (ED) to the company’s board.
- Read will replace Martin Sorrell, who has resigned 33 years after founding the company.
Health Ministry releases e-pharmacy draft rules to regulate online sale of medicines
- The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has published a set of draft rules on the sale of drugs by e-pharmacies.
- The draft rules set out to regulate the online medicine market.
- According to the draft rules, online pharmacies will have to register with the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation.
- They will also have to obtain a trade license in order to exhibit, stock and sell drugs.
Banks with more than 10 branches to have internal ombudsman: RBI
- The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) asked all scheduled commercial banks with more than 10 branches to appoint an Internal Ombudsman (IO).
- However, regional rural banks (RRBs) are excluded from appointing IOs.
- The aim is to ensure that the complaints of the customers are redressed.
India, ADB sign loan agreement to improve state highways in Karnataka
- India and Asian Development Bank have signed 346 Million dollar loan agreement to improve over 400 kilometers of state highways in Karnataka.
- The loan agreement for the Karnataka State Highways Improvement Project has inked between Joint Secretary in the Finance Ministry Sameer Kumar Khare and Country Director of ADB’s India Resident Mission Kenichi Yokoyama.
- The project will help enhance connectivity and access to economic centers across 12 districts in Karnataka.
- The state highways are a key link to population and economic centers and the continued development of the state highway network in Karnataka will foster inclusiveness and sustain economic activities.