Concessions for senior citizens stopped to discourage travel amid pandemic, says Southern Railway

The railways also said that it suffered a revenue loss of Rs 5,475 core from 2016-2019 due to concessions offered to various categories of passengers

published on : 17th September 2020

Kolkata Metro relaxes entry norms for senior citizens

Several elderly persons in the city have complained that they were finding it difficult to download e-passes from 'Pathadisha', the Metro Railway app.

published on : 15th September 2020

Grannies of learning go digital

After winning national recognition, the mascots of women empowerment are now at the forefront of popularising online education.

published on : 8th September 2020

Provision of essentials to senior citizens must not stop: Supreme Court

The SC told the governments that they are obliged to take care of senior citizens who are living alone by ensuring that they are provided essential goods and services.

published on : 5th August 2020

Taiwan grandparents start trending on Instagram modelling abandoned clothes

Chang Wan-ji (83) and his wife Hsu Sho-er (84) have racked up nearly 600,000 followers on Instagram over the last month as their attitude-filled fashion portraits went viral.

published on : 2nd August 2020

Here's how you can help in boosting your parents’ financial well-being

Well, I do know of many people doing this—and the smartest way of doing this is to transfer big chunk(s) of money to them so that they can invest it and earn the money in their own name.

published on : 22nd June 2020

The silent evil of elder abuse in India

Be it at home, in the streets, or old-age care facilities and hospitals, the elderly face various forms of emotional, physical, psychological and social abuse.

published on : 22nd June 2020

Many senior citizens pushed into penury after being left out of MGNREGS due to COVID-19

After those affected took up the matter with field-level officers, the Kerala government has decided to address their concerns and will take a decision on the issue by next week

published on : 11th June 2020

Senior citizens, quarantined people to get preference in antibody testing

Tests aim to identify community transmission and herd immunity in specific populations

published on : 10th June 2020

COVID-19: No salon visit for children, senior citizens in Bengaluru

Other customers told to fill e-forms about travel history, Covid symptoms, if any 

published on : 1st June 2020

Some FDs offer better than average returns for senior citizens

This is the same maximum investment limit for the SCSS too, which while providing a similar interest rate as the PMVVY, is a bit more flexible.

published on : 25th May 2020

Cabinet nod to extend senior citizens' pension scheme by 3 years

A government release said that the Cabinet approval for its extension would enable old-age income security for senior citizens for three more years beyond March 31, 2020.

published on : 20th May 2020

Government extends social security scheme for senior citizens by 3 years till March 2023

'As such the expected financial liability will range from an estimated expenditure of Rs 829 crore in the financial year 2023-24 to Rs 264 crore in last FY 2032-33,' the release said.

published on : 20th May 2020

Data error deprives single-member senior citizen PDS cardholders of rice in Tiruchy

As many as 500 elderly persons in Tiruchy are reportedly not receiving the rice, allegedly due a procedural issue with the online database.

published on : 23rd April 2020

Test must for senior citizens with flu symptoms

He announced that the 7th pay scale will be implemented for doctors in government super- speciality hospitals.

published on : 21st April 2020
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