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Friday, 14-December-2018

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1,000 LOW-FLOOR AC BUSES BY OCTOBER 2019

a week ago
The Delhi Cabinet granted administrative approval for procuring 1,000 low-floor air-conditioned buses for the national capital. In a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Cabinet set October 2019 as the deadline for arrival of the buses, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told reporters. “The buses will start coming in different lots from July (2019) and by October all the buses will be on the road,” he said. The Transport Department had sought the Cabinet’s approval to engage 1,000 low-floor CNG-propelled air-conditioned buses. The Delhi government has to augment ...
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CABINET NOD FOR MEDICAL COLLEGE

a week ago
The Union Cabinet approved the setting up of a medical college at Silvassa in the Union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. “The Cabinet has approved a capital cost of Rs 189 crore for the setting up of a medical college, to be incurred in two years -- Rs 114 crore for 2018-19 and Rs 75 crore for 2019-20,” Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said at a press conference. It will increase the availability of doctors and address the issue of shortage of doctors. It will also enhance medical education opportunities for students and result in optimal utilization of the existing infrastructure of district hos...
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HEALTH CARE SCHEME SET TO ROLL

a week ago
The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet has decided to to implement the Himachal Health Care Scheme in the State. The cashless treatment coverage of Rs 5 lakhs per year per family will be provided on a family floater basis, a government spokesperson told. He said the treatment would be provided on the basis of pre-defined package rates in the empanelled hospitals. The hospitals empanelled under Ayushman Bharat will stand automatically empanelled for this scheme. This will cover all families of the state which are not covered under the central government’s Ayushman Bharat scheme. In a major decision, the cabinet also dec...
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HOPE FOR KIDS IN RED-LIGHT AREAS

a week ago
Walking through the bylanes of a red-light area can be quite unnerving. It took a while to get to the place as the cab driver checked not once but thrice with me if I had the correct address. He later told me in Bengali: “Madam, this is a red-light area, please be careful.” I politely explained that I was aware, and was visiting a Child-Friendly Learning and Recreation Centre (CFLRC) run by an NGO, World Vision India, located there. What many people fail to realise is that a red-light area is also home to children who are stigmatised by virtue of either being born there or moving there with their mothers.
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THREE TEAMS TO COUNT ENDANGERED GANGETIC DOLPHINS

3 weeks ago
Three teams of experts and scientists will from November 18 begin a comprehensive drive to enumerate the endangered Gangetic dolphins along nearly 1,000 km of the river Ganga and its two major tributaries -- Gandak and Ghaghra -- in Bihar. Scientists expect to find out the exact number of these dolphins by the middle of December after the completion of the first such comprehensive census, officials said. The survey will help authorities formulate conservation policies and make sure the dolphins’ count doesn’t dwindle. “The census of the endangered dolphins will be completed on December 10. A summa...
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Heritage Textbooks Replace English

42 weeks ago
n SSB Bureau In a unique move, the State Council of  Educational Research and Training (SCERT) Nagaland has developed a Nagaland Heritage Studies Textbook series to replace Alternative English as a subject up to Class 5 throughout the state. The move has been initiated to preserve local culture and traditions of the state. SCERT director T. Sekhose said Nagaland has been blessed with different cultures and the attempt to tap its potential took years. The project to come up with the heritage textbooks was started in 2015 and required over 50 se...
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Red Bananas And Bell Peppers Bring In Money And Joy

42 weeks ago
  Few progressive farmers in Bara Banki district of Uttar Pradesh are on a different trajectory of the financial boom by diversifying from traditional farm produce and in Uttar Pradesh’s Barabanki district. After facing huge losses, Ram Saran Varma of Daulatpur village in Barabanki district, about 50 kms from Lucknow, had shifted from traditional farming to commercial farming. He turned his 15 acres farm house into a banana orchard and within two years, Varma doubled his farm income from Rs 12 lakh to 25 lakh a year. Unlike other farmers, Varma did not stop here. He keeps on thinking of increasing his profits from the banana orchard by planting new va...
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JAPAN STEPS IN TO CONSTRUCT COLD CHAIN

43 weeks ago
Kwasaki-Rikuso Transportation Co, Ltd, formerly a subsidiary of Nissan Motor Corporation, Japan, has evinced interest in providing technical assistance to Sukumar Mullik in the scientic preservation of the strawberry variety that he has been producing in his farm in Matigara, off Siliguri in North Bengal. A top delegation from KRT which visited Mullik’s farm middle of January this year felt that the company could provide him with technical know-how to further improve production and subsequent preservation of this rich variery of strawberry. KRT has already made its presence felt in West Bengal, with the company undertaking...
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MARSH CROCODILE RESCUED FROM UP VILLAGE

44 weeks ago
Agra: Rescue team members said the reptile, also known as marsh crocodile, was later released in the Yamuna river. Earlier, the residents of the village, nearly 75 km from Agra, were taken aback on seeing the crocodile -- weighing around 90 kg and nearly seven feet in length -- wandering close to their homes.  They suspected it may have come through a canal that irrigates agricultural fields in Latumai.&nb...
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SC CANCELS 88 MINING LEASES IN GOA

44 weeks ago
New Delhi:   Cancelling the leases that were renewed for 20 years from 2007, a bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta said that the Goa government "should take all necessary steps to grant fresh mining leases in accordance with the provisions of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957". The court said that the second renewal of the mining leases was "unduly hasty, without taking all relevant material into consideration a...
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COMMITTED TO TRIBAL DEVELOPMENT

77 weeks ago
Few people know that like Madhubani paintings of Bihar, Kalamkari of Andhra Pradesh and Phad paintings of Rajasthan; Warli paintings of Dahanu also has its special place in the world of art. This painting has attracted the attention of the world. That is why this area has found a place on the map of tourism. But after going to the villages of this taluka, one comes to know that despite being only 110 kilometers away from India’s economic capital Mumbai, this area is extremely backward. In Palghar district, the tribals population is in abundance. But the most tragic situation is that despite being an industrial zone this trib...
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SAVING BENGALURU LAKE

85 weeks ago
Bengaluru: The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) on Wednesday ordered closure of 30 polluting industries around the Bellandur Lake in the city's south-east suburb for its restoration. "Of the 30 units, six are around the lake and 24 in its catchment area, which have been operating without valid permits," Board Chairman Lakshman told reporters here. Some of the industries are engaged in printing, dying and servicing of automobiles. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on April 19 ordered the closure of all the 500 industries around the lake to clean it up of...