Researchers at the Web Integrity Project combed thousands of U.S. government webpages to trace how LGBTQ-related content has changed in two years under the Trump administration. It’s not good: Anti-discrimination information has disappeared, along with LGBTQ data and resource pages in general. More than anything, it’s clear that the Trump administration lacks coherent messaging. Changes vary depending on the department. Across 142 government websites with LGBTQ content, 57% had significant alterations to LGBTQ-related terms, while the rest maintained their Obama-era wordings. Specific examples give a sense of the policy aims of each department: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention replaced “LGBTQ” with “LGB” on pages about queer youth, while also deleting transgender statistics from the 2015 and 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Surveys. Too little data about LGBTQ people has long hampered good policymaking. The Office of Fair Housing and … [Read more...] about The Trump administration is canceling LGBTQ people on government websites
Medical associations and professionals have said they will halt cashless treatments of beneficiaries of the Centre's medical care schemes unless rates are increased and unpaid dues paid, according to a report in Hindustan Times.Doctors associations, hospitals and nursing homes are yet to be paid at least Rs 1,000 crore for expenses incurred under these schemes, the Association of Healthcare Providers India (AHPI) said.The schemes will continue but beneficiaries would pay central government Health Scheme (CGHS) rates and then seek reimbursements from the government themselves, AHPI director-general Dr Girdhar Gyani told the paper.Close Cashless treatments will thus be halted as a stopgap measure to deal with delayed payments, he added. AHPI has 10,000 members pan-India, including Lilavati, Hinduja, Apollo and Fortis. related news SC agrees to hear PIL seeking deportation of Rohingyas, Bangladeshi immigrants in four weeks World needs India's ancient traditions of non-violence, … [Read more...] about CGHS: Hospitals irked over unpaid dues, threaten to stop treatment
The recent sharp rally in paper stocks following the government's pledge to eliminate single-use plastic has made investors sit up and take note.Many are of the opinion that the government’s shun-plastic push has brightened the prospects of paper companies. But, analysts and industry watchers are less convinced with this rally.The government has pledged to eliminate single-use plastic by 2022. As per reports, a nationwide ban on single-use plastic, including bags, cups and straws, could come as early as on October 2, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.Close Since August 15, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged citizens to give up single-use plastic by October 2, 20 paper stocks have surged over 10 percent as of September 11 on BSE. related news Sensex at record high but midcaps likely to generate wealth; 20 stocks to bet on Technical View: Nifty forms Doji pattern, record high likely if index closes above 12K Sensex hits a new high, 4 factors that could … [Read more...] about 20 paper stocks up 10% since Aug 15. Will it hold?
Life insurance and asset management companies (AMC) are likely to be high-growth businesses due to the financialization theme that is playing out, Rusmik Oza, Head of Fundamental Research, Kotak Securities, says in an interview to Moneycontrol’s Kshitij Anand.Edited excerpts:Close Q) What is your assessment of the September quarter earnings? If you had to describe them in one word, what would that be? What were the highlights?Rusmik OzaHead of Fundamental Research|Kotak Securities 'Corporate tax cut will boost earnings by 15-20%; HDFC Bank, ONGC, M&M among 20 cos to benefit the most'Cement, oil & gas among 3 sectors likely to outperform; here’s why'Nifty unlikely to test 12,000; expect the slump in earnings to continue in Sept quarter'A) If one has to summarise the September quarter results in one word, it would be ‘Decent’. Further, if it needs to be summarised in a sentence, it would be ‘Optically healthy on earnings, due to corporate … [Read more...] about Don’t miss! Stocks from life insurance and AMC likely to be included in Sensex & Nifty
After reports of mounting tension between the ministry of finance and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) over the autonomy of monetary policy, Ananth Narayan, professor, SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), said the central bank and the North Block must stop acting like squabbling kids and act with maturity that the country requires at this point in time.Narayan told CNBC-TV18, "It's great that we have fantastic external context right now and that is a huge relief. Iran and oil prices are coming down, China-US possibly making up, dollar weaker and midst of all this, it's the last thing we need that people outside starting to question us."The row was sparked off last week when RBI deputy governor Viral Acharya in a hard-hitting speech warned that undermining central bank's independence could be "potentially catastrophic", possible indication of the RBI being pushed to relax its policies ahead of general elections next year.Close According to media reports, … [Read more...] about Stop acting like squabbling kids: SPJIMR’s Ananth Narayan to RBI and North Block