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Wednesday, 13-December-2017

government-loan-for-women-weavers

GOVERNMENT LOAN FOR WOMEN WEAVERS

28 weeks ago
Arunachal Pradesh Government has launched a new scheme for weavers under which subsidised working capital loan will be provided. Under the scheme, christened as the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Bunkar Yojna, the state government will provide interest subsidy of seven per cent on working capital loan up to Rs two lakh, irrespective of the quantum of loan extended to women weavers by the bank. The notification in this regard has been issued by the Finance Department. The scheme will encourage women weavers across the state to access affordable credit from banks for working capital requirements has been now officially notified. ...
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A SCHOOL BEING RUN ON RAILWAY STATION

28 weeks ago
Memory is not bad. The reason I say this is because I haven’t been able to forget a day when I saw a messiah!  It was the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti, January 14 and I was on my way to Patna from Begusarai, covering a distance of 120 km in the Intercity Express. When the train resumed journey after a brief halt at Barauni station, I saw something uncommon and catchy.  A group of children, most of them in patches that barely fit the definition of clothes, were praying.  They were accompanied by a couple and all of them stood quietly at a platform which was full of noises and hustle-bustle of pass...
natural-farming-could-be-panacea

NATURAL FARMING COULD BE PANACEA

28 weeks ago
 Saurabh Katkurwar Farmers should increasingly become entrepreneurs to find homegrown solutions to their problems rather than relying on the government, Helianti Hilman, a progressive natural farming expert from Indonesia, has urged. “When you are an entrepreneur, you think of innovations. An entrepreneurial mindset is very important for farmers because most of the time they keep complaining that they are small farmers and do not have access to finance or markets. “But if you introduce the concept of entrepreneurship among them,...
NEWLY-WED-BRIDE-IS-BRAND-AMBASSADOR

NEWLY-WED BRIDE IS BRAND AMBASSADOR

29 weeks ago
Kalpana Yadav, 24, has been named brand ambassador for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Etah by the district magistrate and she aims to make the district open defecation free by year-end. The decision was taken after Yadav displayed ‘commitment’ for a hygienic lifestyle despite battling tragedy. Fifteen members of her family, including her brother and grandfather, had died in a road accident last Friday. “As the girl had shown courage to move on with her life , I enquired about her well being. At first she was hesitant but then said that her new house did not have a toilet. We appreciated her commitment f...
Separate-Department-of-Disability-Affairs-to-be-set-up-by-States

SEPARATE DEPARTMENT OF DISABILITY AFFAIRS TO BE SET UP BY STATES

29 weeks ago
Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment while addressing the “15th National Review Meeting of State Commissioners for Persons with Disabilities on Implementation of Act-1995” stressed for the need that States should create/set up separate Department of Disability Affairs with appointment of full time Independent State Commissioner in accordance with provisions of PwD Act, 1995 for effective implementation of the Act as well as welfare Programmes & Schemes of Education, Training, Skill Development and rehabilitation of the Disabled (Divyangjan) in the society.  He chair...
Police-Officer-as-an-Actor

POLICE OFFICER AS AN ANCHOR

29 weeks ago
It is not common to come across a government officer who is passionate about her work, is equally dedicated to the social cause of empowering women, and is also devoted to theatre activities -  important cultural aspect of life. But Tejaswani Gautam, a young IPS officer has proved that it is possible to be good in all these three related yet different interests in life. Tejaswani was a law student studying in Delhi when she became conscious about the situation of women in India. Studying and living in Delhi is an advantage for young people as it offers them the opportunity to interact with a large cross section of people co...
EWS-Admissions,No-More-a-Black-Box

EWS ADMISSIONS, NO MORE A BLACK BOX

30 weeks ago
Schools are the melting pot of social inclusion. In this light, Section 12(1)(c) of Right to Education Act which mandates all private schools to reserve 25% of its entry level classroom seats for children belonging to Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and socially disadvantaged group (DG), has been a landmark step to build pluralism in society. However, the implementation of Section 12(1)(c) has been poor across the states. The fill rates have been low and access to information pertaining to admission, obscure.   In Delhi itself, the three municipal corporations recognise more than 1000 private schools who are mandat...
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AISHWARYA'S COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENSE COMING

30 weeks ago
In another few months, the daughter of a bus conductor will get commercial pilot license. Aishwarya Patel, daughter of Ganpat Patel, has already completed 185 hours of her scheduled 200 hours of flying training for the CPL and is on way to acquire Airline Transportation Pilot Licence (ATPL) at the age of 21. Aishwarya, who studied in Sanskar Bharti School, passed class XII in science stream with 70 per cent marks. “I nurtured the dream of flying an aircraft. However, my family’s financial condition didn’t make it easy for me,” Aishwarya said. Ganpat Patel, a bus conductor with Gujarat...
IAS-TO-ADOPT-FAMILIES-OF-SLAIN-JAWANS

IAS TO ADOPT FAMILIES OF SLAIN JAWANS

30 weeks ago
In a major humanitarian initiative, elite Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officers have offered to support the families of the security personnel martyred while combating naxalites or terrorists. As per the proposal, about 600 to 700 officials from 2012-15 batches will be adopting at least one family in their appointed area of posting. They will choose the family from the state of their posting (parent cadre) to ensure better communication and ease. They will continue the support for at least 5-10 years depending upon the family’s need. The idea is to ensure that the children of these personnel receive g...
PARKINSON-STARTS-FROM-GUT

PARKINSON’S STARTS FROM GUT?

31 weeks ago
Parkinson’s disease may start in the gut and spread to the brain via the vagus nerve, according to a study published in medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The vagus nerve extends from the brainstem to the abdomen and controls unconscious body processes like heart rate and food digestion. The preliminary study examined people who had resection surgery, removing the main trunk or branches of the vagus nerve. The surgery, called vagotomy, is used for people with ulcers. Researchers used national registers in Sweden to compare 9,430 people who had a vagotomy over a 40-year period, to 377,200 people fr...
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TATA TRUSTS TO BUILD CANCER HOSPITAL IN TIRUPATI

31 weeks ago
Tata Trusts and Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) have joined hands for the construction of a state-of-the-art cancer centre in this temple town in Andhra Pradesh. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard was signed on Friday by Tata Trusts and TTD, which manages the affairs of Tirumala temple. Given the rising cancer burden in the region, Tata Trusts has joined hands with TTD to address this concern by bringing affordable cancer care closer home to the people of the region. The proposed facility will have in and out-patient faci...
THE-COURAGE-TO-QUESTION

THE COURAGE TO QUESTION

31 weeks ago
“Bhaiya, why do you think a boy asking for a sanitary pad is frowned upon?”, asked Nisha in an unperturbed fashion. There was no mincing of words. For a moment, I was taken aback. I was meeting Nisha for the first time. She is a 14 year old, and lives in JJ Colony of Dwarka, Sector-3. She is currently studying in Grade 9 of Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Dwarka, Sector 3. For her age, Nisha has surely understood the baseless taboo created around the sanitary pads. “After all, it is a part of female biology”, she adds. Nisha, along with 25 other girls, is attending the month long workshop by Sahas, an o...