sulabh swatchh bharat

Wednesday, 13-December-2017



32 weeks ago
Through a series of studies, experts of Bill Gates, world’s richest man and cofounder of Microsoft, has applauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission, saying that he has put a spotlight on a subject that most of us would rather not even think about. “So far, the progress is impressive. In 2014, when Clean India began, just 42 percent of Indians had access to proper sanitation. Today 63 percent do. And the government has a detailed plan to finish the job by October 2, 2019, the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth. Officials know which states are on track and which are...


33 weeks ago
New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought a detailed report from Hindu Rao Hospital over allegations that one of the oldest and biggest hospitals here was operating without the necessary equipment. Taking cognizance of a media report, the NHRC issued notices to the medical superintendent of the hospital as well as the North Delhi Municipal Corporation which runs it asking them to give a detailed report within four weeks.  "Its Anesthesia Department is operating without monitors and boiling instruments. Even the blood pressure monitoring apparatus is not availab...

Himalayan Fish Face Threat: ZSI

35 weeks ago
Kolkata:  Fish in the Indian Himalayan landscape are migrating upstream due to the melting of glaciers, a study by the Zoological Survey of India has revealed. The findings of the data collected during the first year of the three-year-long biodiversity assessment project in the Indian Himalayan landscape show a change in distribution of fauna in the last 100 years across the mountain range. "We have the information on fauna of last 100 years. We have compared the data over the last century with the fresh data and we have found that due to the melting of the glaciers... those species ...

App to Donate to Martyr’s Kin

35 weeks ago
New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday inaugurated a new portal and mobile application through which people can contribute money to help the families of paramilitary troopers killed in the line of duty. 'Bharat ke Veer' portal is technically supported by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) and powered by the State Bank of India. The amount donated through the portal will be credited to the account of the next of kin of the deceased trooper against whose name the donation is made. A person can donate a maximum of Rs 15 lakh towards a ...

rescuing children

40 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...

Leadership Programme

40 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...

leading from the front

41 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...

Indian-British partnership to check Delhi air pollution

41 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...

honour down under

41 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...

kashmiri shuttlers

41 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 ...

Jan Dhan Boom

41 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...

Flourishing Railway

41 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...