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Thursday, 23-March-2017

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rescuing children

3 weeks ago
The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel guarding the 760 km-long India-Nepal border in Bihar, have succeeded in preventing child trafficking and flesh trade in the area. The 2015 and 2016 data reveal that SSB personnel rescued 824 boys, girls and adults, including 234 from Nepal, from the clutches of human traffickers. In 2015, they rescued 270 people, including 88 belonging to Nepal (66 minor boys, 18 girls and one woman among the four adults). In 2016, the SSB personnel rescued 554 people, including 146 from Nepal (145 minor boys and one minor girl). Confirming the data, SSB IG, Chanchal Shekhar says that most of the children were taken to cities like Mum...
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Leadership Programme

3 weeks ago
The Delhi government announced the launch of a programme in select state-run schools to begin with to develop and inculcate leadership skills among students. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia made the announcement at an event to facilitate meritorious students and schools for outstanding performances. “A creative spirit and self-confidence are more important than academic learning. The leadership programme will be introduced in a few select schools and gradually expanded to include every school in Delhi,” Sisodia said. Sisodia, who holds the education portfolio, stressed the importance of leadersh...
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leading from the front

3 weeks ago
India approved the ratification of the Doha Amendment that binds certain developed countries to reduce their emissions of Green House Gases (GHGs) till 2020. India’s move was an example for other nations, especially the first world, to check global warming. The decision to meet the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol was taken by the Union cabinet at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Kyoto Protocol, that was adopted in 1997 and came into force in February 2005, is an international agreement under United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which binds a certain group of “developed countrie...
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Indian-British partnership to check Delhi air pollution

3 weeks ago
The rising health problems linked with air pollution in Delhi will be tackled by Indo British researchers who have partnered for a project. In the ASAP-Delhi project an integrated study of Air Pollutant Sources in the Delhi National Capital Region experts will measure airborne particulate matter and analyse the major causes of how the pollution is being generated.  “Air quality is one of the most important environmental challenges facing Delhi. This project will allow us to definitively quantify the contributions of different sources to fine particles in Delhi’s air -- a key step to solving this problem,” Mukesh Khare, a profes...
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honour down under

3 weeks ago
Three Indian-origin medical scholars were awarded Australia’s highest civilian honour for their contributions in the field of medicine and work towards the community. Purushottam Sawrikar, a Sydney-based medical practitioner, received Order of Australia medal for the year 2017 in General division category for his service to medicine, and to the Indian community. Sawrikar was a former President of Australian Indian Medical Graduates Association and also founded a community radio called Akashwani Sydney. Makhan Singh Khangure from Perth was given the award for his for significant service to medicine in the field of neuroradiology, and to a...
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kashmiri shuttlers

3 weeks ago
Sports and games are physical activities involves in skill development of competitive nature. Generally two or more groups compete against each other for the entertainment or win the prize. Sports activities for both, men and women are needed to be promoted as it enhances the physical, mental, financial health of the person. It plays various great roles in strengthening the nation by building the character and health of its citizens. Sports bring speed and activeness to human’s way of acting. Keeping this philosophy in mind a Sport Trust was formed 5 years ago by a group of likeminded people and was named ...
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Jan Dhan Boom

3 weeks ago
Jan Dhan accounts devised to help the poor of the country seems to be flourishing after the demonetisation move with a record high deposit of 74,610 crores according to the latest official data released by the Finance Ministry. Within a month of the November 8 announcement of high value notes demonetisation the deposits in Jan Dhan accounts surged registered a rise by nearly Rs 29,000 crore. As of 7 December, the total deposits in these accounts show a record high of Rs 74,610 crore on December 7. The Income Tax Department has earlier reported that total deposits amounted to Rs 45,637 crore o...
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Flourishing Railway

3 weeks ago
The central government is spending huge amount of money in order to modernize the railway infrastructure in the country. Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu told that the government is going to invest even more in railways this year as compared to the previous. “Railways used to put Rs 30,000- Rs 40,000 crore in a year into railway infrastructure...We increase the investment to Rs 1 lakh crore....almost Rs 3 lakh crore has been invested in the span of two-and-half years,” he said. These investments are additional to whatever the ministry allocates in the budg...

The Budget Promises Acche Din

3 weeks ago
The very first time the consolidated budget seems to be catering common man as well as rural India, farmers, poor and youth. Along with that, the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented his budget of 21.47 lakh crore for the financial year 2017-18 specially focused on infrastructure, financial sector, Digital India, and Public Service. While presenting the budget he discussed three main agendas named as TEC (Transform, Energy and Clean India) and said that the government will continue the financial reforms in order to strengthen the economic muscle of the country. It was the first time that the rail budget was also included in the union budget. This time th...

NGOs: Harbingers of Development

3 weeks ago
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 recognition but also about how the ...

Usha : dawn of a revolution

3 weeks ago
The sun is all set to sneak through the sky. Just around 170 kms from the capital city Delhi, lies the small historical city of Alwar which has not yet seen the first rays of daybreak. But one can discern the weariness before finally getting up. Usha, Nanda, Laxmi, Shakuntala, Lalita – you are also in deep sleep but alas, you have to get up quite early before daybreak and rush to work, leaving your children and husbands behind while they are still sleeping, with your scuttle and your broom as a manual scavenger – negating, negotiating and braving the attacks of stray dogs and grunting pigs, and go on to clean the human excreta with bare hands an...
Railway look for renewable energy

Railways to be cost-effective

15 weeks ago
Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu has emphasized the need of identifying cost-effective options to achieve and realize an energy system with least environmental impact. "Indian Railways, being a significant consumer of energy, identifying cost-effective options to achieve and realize an energy system with least environmental impacts, is essential," Prabhu said. He also said that the Indian Railways' "Vision 2020" document states that the key target is to utilize at least 10 per cent of its energy requirement from renewable sources. "As a part of this, Indian Railways has planned to set up 1,000 MW solar power plants and about 200...

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