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Amid opposition's resistance, Parliament approves Aadhaar Amendment Bill

Few were expecting first face-off between BJP & Congress, but after token resistance, Rajya Sabha passed an amendment bill which allows voluntary use of Aadhaar as proof of identity for users to open bank accounts and get mobile phone connections. The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed in Rajya Sabha by a voice vote

Over 3.81 lakh new jobs created in central govt departments in last two fiscals

Amid a chorus over lack of employment opportunities, the central government said it has generated over 3.81 lakh jobs in the last two fiscals in its different organisations, according to the Budget 2019-20 documents.The Congress and other opposition parties have accused the BJP-led NDA government of rising unemployment in the country. They had stepped up their attack on the Narendra Modi government over job creation after it announced demonetisation in 2016. The Budget documents give break-up of the jobs that were created in the central government departments in the last two years.

Air India disinvestment: Employee unions oppose privatisation bid

Over a dozen unions of Air India Monday came out strongly against the government's second bid to sell the financially-crippled national carrier, union sources said after a meeting with the airline's management. After the budget announcement on Friday, Air India chairman Ashwani Lohani had called a meeting of all the 13 unions of the airline Monday to discuss the privatisation plan.

INS urges govt to withdraw 10% customs duty on newsprint

The Indian Newspaper Society Monday urged the government to withdraw 10 per cent customs duty imposed on newsprint, uncoated paper used for printing newspapers and light weight coated papers used for magazines. Publishers of newspapers and magazines are already reeling under severe financial pressure due to many factors like lower advertisement revenues, higher costs and digital onslaught from technological giants.

India's latest Google probe sparked by junior antitrust researchers

Two junior Indian antitrust research associates and a law school student were behind a complaint that sparked a probe into Google's alleged anti-competitive practices in the country, in what has become another regulatory challenge for the U.S. firm. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) ordered a full-blown investigation into Alphabet Inc's Google in April for alleged abuse of its Android platform to hurt rivals.

Facebook not invited to White House social media summit: company

Facebook Inc said on Monday that it had not been invited to a White House summit on social media being held later this week. The White House has repeatedly declined to say who will attend the July 11 event. White House spokesman Judd Deere said last month the meeting would "bring together digital leaders for a robust conversation on the opportunities and challenges of today's online environment." He said on Monday that Trump will speak at the event.