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World News | Reuters | Friday July 10, 2015
Just $160 per year for each person living in extreme poverty would eradicate world hunger by 2030, the United Nations said today, recommending the money should be delivered through both cash transfers and 'pro-poor' investments.
India News | Sreenivasan Jain | Tuesday February 24, 2015
Even as the government finds itself under fire for the Land Acquisition Ordinance, there are now concerns over whether it is choosing a backdoor route of making food subsidy payments by cash transfers.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday May 12, 2014
They train hard, have their own fans, sponsors and managers, and transfer to rival teams: Online gaming pros are not dissimilar to athletes, adopting rigour and dedication to win and cash in on their success.
Tuesday January 7, 2014
While favouring direct cash transfers to farmers to pay any kind of interest subvention or debt waiver, a Reserve Bank of India panel on Tuesday recommended raising the priority sector lending (PSL) target to 50 per cent from the current 40 per cent.
Sunil Prabhu | Friday April 5, 2013
The government has decided to expand its Direct Cash Benefits Transfer Scheme to another 78 districts starting July 1. New states that will be covered by the scheme include Bihar, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.
India News | Sunil Prabhu (With inputs from agencies) | Saturday April 6, 2013
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said he had been informed that the process of tracking and monitoring system in Direct Benefit Transfers (DBT) was "unsatisfactory" and asserted that there was a need to track funds and information about the beneficiaries.
Tuesday January 15, 2013
Amazon.com Inc is challenging a $234 million US tax bill, contesting Internal Revenue Service tax calculations for cash transfers between the parent company and its European subsidiaries, according to a court filing.
India News | Tanima Biswas | Sunday December 16, 2012
Finance Minister P Chidambaram said today that the direct cash transfer of subsidies will miss its January 1 launch in districts where necessary arrangements, such as a digitised list of beneficiaries with the banks, are not in place.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday November 30, 2012
the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has instructed ministries and departments to immediately start work for the rollout of the direct cash transfer of subsidies programme from January 1.
Tuesday November 27, 2012
A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh formally announced direct cash transfers (DCT) to beneficiaries of subsidies, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said that 42 schemes have been identified for the same, which include food, fertilisers and NREGA. Of these, he said, 29 schemes are all ready to be rolled out via direct transfer from January 1.
India News | Edited by Prasad Sanyal | Monday November 26, 2012
From January 1, 2013, this scheme is expected benefit people in 51 districts across the country, where Aadhar cards have been distributed in large numbers. The government aims to cover the entire country by the end of next year, ahead of the 2014 elections.
Thursday October 25, 2012
Villagers say while they now pay market rates for kerosene, the cash transfers due to them are often not deposited in their accounts.
India News | NDTV.com | Friday September 28, 2012
With an aim to check corruption and pilferage of subsidised items, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has set up a scheme of direct transfer of cash to intended beneficiaries that is expected to cover one quarter of households. Here is the full statement issued by Prime Minister's Office:
India News | Reported by Sandeep Phukan, Edited by Sabyasachi Dasgupta | Friday September 28, 2012
The Prime Minister has begun the process of developing a system that will allow cash to be transferred directly to the bank accounts of those who qualify for government subsidies and schemes. A committee headed by him will supervise the plan and deadlines for the electronic cash transfer system that is intended to eventually cover a quarter of all ...
NDTV Correspondent | Saturday November 26, 2011
Three of US' four largest banks are launching a system that lets customers transfer money from their checking accounts using only a mobile number or e-mail address. The banks say the service, called clearXchange, will make payments easier than traditional money transfers, which require a bank routing number and move through a system control...