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Saturday, 25-May-2019



112 weeks ago
Arunachal Pradesh government has inked an understanding with Educational Consultants India Limited for introducing smart classes in the state. Officials said the agreement was signed with the Department of Education for starting smart classes in schools of Arunachal Pradesh from 2017-18 onwards. The agreement was signed among three parties, namely EdCIL, the Department of Education and Department of IT. EdCIL is a PSU of the Government of India under the human resources ministry that offers Project Management and Consultancy services in the entire educati...


112 weeks ago
The Maharashtra government has reserved 93 hectares of land in Lohara MIDC of the district for setting up a Textile Park, work on which will begin soon. A joint meeting of the concerned departments and the district administration was held at Mantralaya on March 16 to discuss the issue. The meeting was chaired by the minister of state for energy and district guardian minister of Yavatmal, Madan Yerawar. “The setting up of a Textile Park in Yavatmal MIDC area was pending for a long time due to unavailability of adequate land. The proposa...


112 weeks ago
In sync with the countrywide ‘Make in India’ campaign, the Rajasthan Cooperatives Minister Ajay Singh Kilak has announced that the state government would now promote the ‘Make in Rajasthan’ concept. Answering to the debate on the Cooperatives Department in the state assembly, he said that appointment to more than 1,550 posts lying vacant in cooperative societies will be made soon. Following the debate, the House passed the grant of over Rs 535.51 crore with voice vote. The minister announced that women cooperative societies in dair...


114 weeks ago
In order to provide food at subsidised rate to the poor in urban areas, Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya announced ‘Deendayal Rasoi Yojna’, while presenting Madhya Pradesh’s Budget for 2017-2018. He said a sum of Rs 10 crore will be allocated for creating necessary infrastructure to implement the scheme. The minister said: “Year 2017, the birth centenary year of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya, is being celebrated as ‘Garib Kalyan Varsh’. To mark the year, ‘Deendayal Rasoi Yojna’ is being launched.


114 weeks ago
The importance of postmen would be restored in this digital society. Now, they are digitally equipped after getting cyber training. They will move home to home for opening new banking accounts through necessary documents. The Post and Telegraph Department has decided to launch a campaign in four districts of Bihar for opening accounts in India Post Payment Bank. A target has already been fixed like commercial banks functioning across the country. In the first phase, Muzaffarpur, Gaya, Purnea and Bhagalpur would be covered under the scheme of India Post Pa...


114 weeks ago
Finance Minister Thomas Issac, while presenting the budget for 2017-18 in the Kerala assembly, announced free medicines through govt hospitals for people suffering from lifestyle diseases like hypertension, diabetes and cholesterol. “I am setting aside Rs 10 crore for revamping facilities at the Kerala State Drugs and Pharmaceuticals which will be producing these medicines,” said Issac, who hails from Alappuzha district, where the factory is based. In Kerala, 22 per cent of the population above the age of 25 has been diagnosed with diabetes and is heading to become the diabetic capital of the country.


114 weeks ago
The Vijay Rupani government’s maiden as well as the last budget before the December 2017 elections, presented by Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, promises freebies and schemes for people. While no new taxes have been proposed, Patel, who holds the finance portfolio, promised subsidised computer tablets to 3.5 lakh first-year college students as well as poor students of 100 smart schools set up by the state government. He also promised free uniforms and textbooks to over 60 lakh primary school students, cycles to 45,000 girl students and 100 per ce...


114 weeks ago
The Dimapur district administration in Nagaland has decided to launch a “Digi Dimapur” campaign in line with the Digital India initiative to encourage cashless payments. District administration has adopted Thahekhu Village to make it the first cashless village in Nagaland. The district administration would also co-ordinate the activities with various agencies like banks and government offices to launch awareness campaigns and digital drives. All government offices and utiliti...

Aamchi Medical Camp

116 weeks ago
Mumbai will host the world’s biggest medical camp by gathering over 5,000 doctors and 20,000 paramedical staff and volunteers. The camp will hold programs screening several diseases related to liver, Ear-Nose-Throat, HIV and Cancer among others. The camp is being organised by city-based R.K. HIV Aids Research and Care Centre, which also said that free insurance worth Rs 6,000 crore will be distributed under the Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Surakhsha Yojana (PMJSY) to three lakh people already registered for the camp. The medical camp is being organised at Mumbai Metropolitian Region Development Authority (MMRDA) ground at Bandra Kurla Complex on Feb 1...

Sun in the Night Sky

116 weeks ago
Can you imagine a Panchayat asking the Chief Minister not for a playground but a stadium for their village kids to play? Unbelievable but true. Dharnai is the village that has earned its reputation, after a victorious fight against the darkness in their village. The entire village is powered by solar energy and this model is the first of its kind in the country. Thanks to this enlightening work in the village that brought amusement to the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on his visit to the Dharnai Panchayat of Jahanabad District. The regional head of the area asked the Chief Minister to allot land and other resources for various services in the village.

Labouring some love

116 weeks ago
Life of Shadaab Khan (14), a child labour at the shop of a readymade garment, changed overnight. From 11 hours a day, tedious duty at the shop to admission in school, nutritious food, decent clothes and tuition for studies.  This was made possible by a small initiative of Team Gonda which came out with a unique scheme under which child labours rescued from the clutches of their employers are adopted by district officials for their rehabilitation. This idea was floated at a brainstorming session of the District labour committee meeting. “Once rescued, rehabilitation of child labours is the biggest challenge as majority of them return to the...

Dawning of a new period

116 weeks ago
Suman (17), a college student in Mahoba district of parched Bundelkhand in Uttar Pradesh has a horrifying tale to share when she entered the puberty age four years ago. The pain, agony and shock were compounded when her illiterate mother gave her a home-made unhygienic sanitary napkin. It was an old dirty cloth padded with sand to soak the blood when she encountered her first ‘period’ in life. She wasn’t very comfortable using this kind of sanitary napkin. But she hardly had any option   to refuse than trying it out to avoid facing the shame. Every morning she was advised to change the sand till the period was over. While ...