Akos MD, a US-based company run by two expatriate Indian doctors, is set to launch its India operations and has been supported by India’s currently most significant social reformer, Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, known for his Swachhata (cleanliness) mission.
In a statement the signals Dr. Pathak’s blessings, the man who has liberated millions of manual scavengers and invented the green toilet known as Sulabh Shauchalay, said that Swasth Bharat is as important as Swachh Bharat.
Indian bio-informatics firm Strand Life Sciences on Tuesday unveiled a liquid biopsy test to detect cancer from a blood sample for effective monitoring and treatment of the dreaded disease.
“As a minimal-invasive tool, our liquid biopsy test can precisely detect early presence of cancer or tumour, its recurrence and response to therapy, more than conventional diagnostic methods,” said Strand.
The Supreme Court is taking steps to curtail paper-based work to the minimum and making the task of justice delivery faster. Chief Justice JS Khehar has said, “In a matter of a few months, bulky paper books having petitions, documents and annexure could become history.”
He says that the Supreme Court is evolving a system of filing petitions, wherein just basic facts will have to be mentioned, including the grounds on which a high court order was being challenged.
The Delhi Government has allocated Rs 11,300 crore, almost a quarter of its Rs 48,000 crore budget, for education, said Finance Minister Manish Sisodia while delivering the budget speech in the Delhi Assembly. “The allocation for education is 24 per cent of the total budget. We were the first government to allocate maximum share to education and this is the third year that we have been doing this,” he said. Last year, it allocated Rs 10,690 crore for education. Out of its Rs 48,000 crore budget for 2017-18, the government has earmarked Rs 5,736 crore for health, Rs 5,506 crore for Transport and Rs 3,467 crore for Social Security.
Cheering the labour and working class, the Delhi government has already bestowed a Diwali gift on its people. Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi approved the proposal to hike the minimum wage in the territory up by around 37 per cent. The proposal now needs clearance by the Lt. Governor Anil Baijal.
Revision in the minimum wages is done on the recommendation of a committee formed after former Lt Governor Najeeb Jung returned the file of a proposal to hike minimum wages by about 50 per cent last September. A special tripartite committee, comprisi...
Non Government Organisations (NGOs) pitch in where government fails or lacks. Whether it is about water conservation, fighting pollution, helping physically challenged people or making deserts and mountains green, we always find NGOs outshining the government and its various departments. That is why NGOs should be treated more respectably than any government of the day. But, normally this is not the case always. Barring a few, recognition is but an exception for them. They keep working tirelessly, often facing financial and resource constraints, yet there is no appreciation of their contribution to the society.
It is not only about recogn...
Sukhiya gets information about her ration card sitting at home in a small village of Rajasthan. Wangchuk doesn’t go to Delhi to get information from the PMO. He files an application from a remote village in northeast and within few days, he gets the required information. Now, people don’t have to shuttle to government offices for getting any type of information. All this has become possible because of the Right to Information Act. Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS) has played a pivotal role in the implementation of this act.
RTI – A Milestone
Until 12 years ago, it was a challenge to get information from government departments. But the campaign led...
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In India has been long aspiring to fill up its strategic reserves to deal with unexpected exigencies. Its quest got a shot in the arm after a pact that will see crude oil for strategic storage flow in from a state-run company of Abu Dhabi. The agreement was entered into between two state-run companies -- the Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Ltd and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company.
“Our energy partnership is an important bridge in our linkages. It contributes to our energy security,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, after overseeing the signing of the agreement ...
Tucked in a remote corner of the Northeast is a village in Nagaland that has witnessed a silent revolution in socioeconomic reforms and environmental protection. And at the forefront of this unique movement are women who decided to tread the unconventional path for bringing far-reaching changes in the mountain hamlet. These Naga women, always respected, have now created a hitherto denied space in the governance of the village and its economic uplift.
Chizami is located in the Phek district of the border state and is inhabited by Chakhesang Nagas. The village consists of around...
Sixty-seven years after the Constitution of India came into force, the keepers of Indian republic have not defined the minimum qualification as eligibility to become a lawmaker, unlike in neigbhouring ‘under-developed’ Bhutan, where no one can contest in elections unless s/he is a graduate. Any illeterate can
become a Union or state minister in
Even prime minister or a chief minister. Without any honour for basic education, they then demand to be addressed as ‘Honourable’, and without understanding law, they become law unto themselves.
But right here in this country, there is a village where none can cont...
Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that his ministry will establish world class educational institutions for the students belonging to minority communities. Chairing a meeting of general body of Maulana Azad Education Foundation here, he said that the institutions would provide education in subjects such as modern and traditional medicine, engineering, etc., besides other job-oriented courses.
“A high-level committee has been constituted for this purpose. The committee will give its detailed report within two months on a roadmap including places where these institutes will be established...
mhari chhoriyaan chhoron se kam hai ke?” Reads the poster of ‘Dangal’ as Aamir Khan (read Mahavir Phogat) sits with her four daughters, poised yet fierce. The story traces the life of Mahavir Phogat and how he trained his daughters, Geeta and Babita, who went on to clinch gold medals in 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games respectively. The Phogats belong to the Balali, a small village in the state of Haryana. The state is notorious for its attitude towards women. It has the lowest Child Sex Ratio (0-6), 834 females per thousand males, amongst all the states in India. ‘...
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