In an official release, Narayanasamy said the loans were handed under a scheme of the Puducherry government-owned Corporation for Women and differently-abled persons covering 156 persons during the fiscal 2016-2017.
Welfare Minister M Kandasamy, PWD Minister A Namassivayam, legislators and officials of the Corporation were among those present.
During the drive, HDFC Bank officials will demonstrate through a presentation, the various transactions that can be easily, quickly, and safely conducted through NetBanking, Mobile Banking, USSD, PoS, and apps such as HDFC Bank's Mobile app, UPI, and PayZapp, said Debashis Senapati, Zonal Head - Odisha, HDFC Bank in a statement today.
The awareness programme will also cover best practices, tips, and tricks to be follo...
Minister of State (independent charge) for Women and Child Development Anita Bhadel said the aanganwadis, a government sponsored child-care and mother-care centres, in Rajasthan are being empowered.
During a review meeting, she said from January 6 to 10, the department is holding Amrita Haat with the help of SHGs for empowerment of women and skill development. Through the haat (market), wo...
Chandigarh| In order to facilitate health facilities in the state, the Haryana government is planning on to issue health cards for all its 2.5 crore citizens to facilitate treatment and eradicate repeated check-ups.
The state Health Minister Anil Vij said, "Tenders have been allotted to private agencies to prepare the health cards."
He said that these health cards would facilitate the people in getting treatment for their ailments without repeated check-ups. He also added that 19 Community Health Centres (CHCs) and 72 Primary Health Centres (PHCs) were being constructed in the state.
Meanwhile, Haryana government would soon ...
New Delhi| The Indian Railways in order to keep up with the ongoing cashless drift has implemented additional measures in their system to promote digital and cashless payments for tickets.
"Railways have decided to instruct Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendras to install POS (point of sale) machines and accept payments through all banks debit or credit cards for issuing both reserved and unreserved tickets," the Railway Ministry said in a statement.
"They are encouraged to accept payments through other modes also like UPI (Unified Payment Interface), USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data), e-wallet, Aadhar enabled payments system...
Shimla| In an industrial revolution in Himachal Pradesh, as many as 3659 industrial units have been established in the state within the last four years employing up to 48422 youngsters.
The spokesman said that the Pollution-free and peaceful atmosphere, rich natural resources, un-interrupted power supply, sound infrastructure, attractive incentives and responsive administration are major incentives which make Himachal, a favorite destination for the entrepreneurs.
He further said, the State Level Single Window Clearance and Monitoring Authority has approved 283 industrial proposals involving investments worth Rs 13262.27 crore and employment po...
Vijayawada| Andhra Pradesh government today signed memorandum of understanding with the Indian Railways for setting up a joint venture company for taking up major rail projects in the state.
While many new railway lines will be built by the JV, the main objective is to develop at least 21 railway stations in the state akin to airports.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, who is a member of Rajya Sabha from the state, took part in the programme through a video link from New Delhi while Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, Union Civil Aviation Minister P Ashok Gajapati Raju and others attended the function at the Railway Institute here.
Speaking from New Delhi, Suresh Prabhu said they were tr...
Bhopal| Madhya Pradesh has embarked on an ambitious plan to develop 1,100 'climate-smart' villages with an aim to prepare farmers to manage the climate change risks timely and ensure good productivity.
"The government has been planning to develop 1,100 villages as climate-smart villages in a period of next six years," said state Farmer Welfare & Agriculture Development Department Principal Secretary Dr Rajesh Ra...
Kolkata| Delighted over his student’s recognition, the IIT Kharagpur director P.P. Chakrabarti said, “at least four IIT Kharagpur alumni are in the ‘Forbes 30 under 30 list”.
"Forbes 30 under 30. At least Four IIT KGP-ians if not more. Let me see who can identify them," posted the director on Facebook.
New Delhi| Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that his ministry will establish world class educational institutions for the students belonging to minority communities.
Chairing a meeting of general body of Maulana Azad Education Foundation here, he said that the institutions would provide education in subjects such as modern and traditional medicine, engineering etc besides other job-oriented course...
Hyderabad| Telangana currently stands at second rank in solar power production in the country and it may reach the top spot in another six months, said state power minister G Jagadish Reddy.
Reddy replying to a query in the Legislative Assembly said, Telangana is presently producing 1,000 MW of solar power and tenders have been floated for another 2,000 MW solar power generation.
New Delhi| India has taken up the movement to embrace digital transactions with "unprecedented vigour", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while commenting on DigiDhan Mela organised in Goa.
"Today's #DigiDhanMela in Goa saw widescale participation. Colleagues @manoharparrikar, Shri Shripad Naik & CM Parsekar also took part," Modi tweeted.