sulabh swatchh bharat

Wednesday, 23-May-2018



40 weeks ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declared an aid of Rs 2,000 crore for the five states of the Northeast affected by floods in the past few months.   An additional allocation of Rs 650 crore for Assam has also been sanctioned which includes Rs 400 crore for improving the “water holding capacity of the Brahmaputra river” and Rs 250 crore for relief. The Prime Minister visited Assam on 1 August and declared the package after detailed discussions with chief ministers and officials of Assam, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur besides receiving a memorandum from the chief minister of Mizoram who could not ...


40 weeks ago
They are not beggars but almost doing the same job for a pious mission, that is to feed poor and deprived people, spending their nights on the pavement or night shelters provided by the municipal corporation. They have been doing the work for a noble cause religiously without any fail regularly for about two months under the banner of Roti Bank launched by a social organisation - Bihar Youth Force - on June 15 this year. Bihar Youth Force is a voluntary social organisation run by a research scholar-cum-social activist Rishikesh Narayan Singh with the help of some like-minded Patna University students. This is ...


41 weeks ago
He may not have heard of Rakhi, but the women and girls of a remote Muslim-dominated village “symbolically” named by an NGO after US President Donald Trump will send him 1001 sacred threads on the Hindu festival that celebrates the brother-sister bond. The gesture by the residents of Marora village in the backwards Mewat region represents the “wish of the people that ties are further strengthened between India and the US”, says the NGO which has adopted the village. The village had come into limelight after Founder and Reformer, Sulabh Sanitation and Social Reform Movement, Dr Bindeshwar Pathak had announced to name it ...


41 weeks ago
The capital city of India, Delhi, is struggling to establish the role of the municipal corporation as an important civic unit once again, by bringing it into the headlines. The corporation will come into the headlines because it has started preparations to build seven unique parks in Delhi, just like the seven wonders of the world. Close to Nizamuddin’s Millennium Park is the vacant land which is being considered for use by the corporation. Work has started here to build one of the seven wonderful parks planned for the city. According to the corporation, very soon the people of the capital will get the ‘seven wonders...

Baby reception centres for safe abandonment of babies

42 weeks ago
Cradle baby reception centres have been set up in several states to enable safe abandonment of babies by their bio logical parents/guardians who do not want to reveal their identities before the child welfare committee while relinquishing their children The  Ministry of Women & Child Development has requested the States/UTs to activate and facilitate this provision. So far, cradle baby reception centres have been set up in 11 States at over 265 locations and already 205 babies have been received in these palnas/cradles so far.  Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Minister Women & Child Development, quoted these figures in response to a question in the Rajya Sabha. Replying to a sup...

85,000 candidates for skill training

42 weeks ago
The government on Thursday said a total of 1,62,586 candidates have been skilled and 84,900 placed after skill training under Deendayal Upadhayaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) in 2016-17. Replying to a question in the LokSabha, Minister of State for Rural Development Ram Kirpal Yadav said that training under the scheme enabled a youth to seek wage employment.  He said that during the Financial Year 2016-17, a total of 1,62,586 candidates had been skilled and 84,900 placed. Deendayal Upadhayaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) is a placement linked skill development programme for the rural poor youth being implemented by the Ministry of Rural Development...

Three Indian vulture species in global list for highest protection

43 weeks ago
Ten critically endangered vulture species in the world, including three from India, are set to get the highest degree of protection, according to conservationists.India, ahead of the international talks in October, has proposed that it would play a leading role in efforts to conserve nature’s scavengers, convention organisers said on Friday. Three of the nine species of vultures in India – Oriental white-backed, Sender-billed and Long-billed Oriental white-backed, Sender-billed and Long-billed are on the brink of extinction.  The Bombay Natural History Society with the assistance of British charity Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is breeding th...


43 weeks ago
Eleven startups led by women entrepreneurs have been selected by global tech giant Google to train them. These startups would come under the Launchpad Accelerator Programme.The selected women entrepreneurs will get a chance to help promising startups achieve rapid progress in a short time through the mentorship program. This will be accomplished via focused 1:1 mentorship from Google and leading Industry Experts.Being in collaboration with Google’s Women Techmakers initiative and Google’s Women@program, the mentorship program includes leadership workshops driven by Google as well. The Shortlist Of Women Entrepreneurs -Led Startups Guvi Geek Network Pvt. Lt...


44 weeks ago
A futuristic vision for socio-economic development has been adopted by a group of Indian Americans wherein they have planned to adopt 500 villages across India. A public announcement for the same will be made at the Big Ideas for Better India Conference in Silicon Valley on July 1st. The Overseas Volunteer for Better India is leading the conference as an organizer as well. The keynote speech at the conference will be delivered by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, a prominent Indian spiritual leader. The conference will be attended by over 1000 prominent members of the Indian American community in the United States. Some of the challenging problems that will be the center-point of the con...


45 weeks ago
Meghalaya government has decided to set up e-learning centres in the state for the benefit of those taking the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) as candidates. The project will be implemented by the state’s Information Technology and Communication Department. To start with, it will induct a batch of 25 candidates and the process of selection has been already initiated. Co-chairman of the State Planning Board John Kharshiing said more that 1,000 schools in the state had benefitted from the IT education schemes for schools, which was partly funded by North...


45 weeks ago
Arunachal Pradesh government is contemplating creating a bio resource development mission. The move, according to State Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, would help develop the state’s bio resources in a mission mode. He said the state government would press the Centre to set up the proposed North East Bio-Resource Centre in Arunachal Pradesh as the state is very rich in bio-resource. Chairing a meeting of the officials of state Horticulture Research & Development Institute, North East Foundation, an NGO and Yes Bank, the minister said that the people of the state should take up livelihood activit...


46 weeks ago
New Study has examined the positive effects of yoga and meditation on DNA and gene expression. The study revealed that meditation and yoga reversed the harmful stress and anxiety related molecular reactions within the DNA. The study published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology reviewed decades of research into how Mind-Body Interventions like meditation and yoga affect gene expression. The researchers noticed patterns in the molecular changes caused by yoga and meditation in over 18 different scientific studies that included over 846 participants over a span of 11 years. Researchers studied how gene expression is affe...