sulabh swatchh bharat

Tuesday, 20-February-2018

Skill development target

54 weeks ago
Of the target, 37,000 youths would be imparted training by state agencies and the remaining by Central government agencies, officials said. As many as 11,425 unemployed youths would be trained in 94 trades in 20 sectors under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 2. In the financial year 2015-16, the State government had trained 37,068 unemployed youths. Of them, 13,842 were given certificates,  1,355 got employment and 22,732 youth engaged themselves in self-employment acti...

Zika vaccine

54 weeks ago
"We observed rapid and durable protective immunity without adverse events, and so we think this candidate vaccine represents a promising strategy for the global fight against Zika virus," said senior author Drew Weissman, Professor at Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania in the US. Results of preclinical tests, reported in the journal Nature, showed promising immune responses in both mice and monkeys. "We hope to start clinical trials in 12 to 18 months,&quo...

Projects worth Crores

54 weeks ago
The Telangana government signed a MoU with Cerestra to explore Life Sciences Infrastructure Fund to the tune of Rs 1,000 crore to create modular plug-and-play infrastructure for pharma/ biotech/ medical devices industry. Projects entailing an investment of Rs 1,680 crore were launched at Genome Valley on the first day of the three-day event. These include MN Park's iHub Phase II with two million square feet of lab space fo...

Maharashtra to be ODF

54 weeks ago
Chief Secretary S. Kshatriya has conveyed to the Centre in a meeting held with Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation Secretary Parameshwaran Iyer here that the state is "on track to achieve this goal". He added that the state has a strong third party verification system for ODF declarations with three levels of confirmation. Kshatriya said that besides ODF, the state was aiming to include hand washing, menstrual hygiene, community toilets, etc, as part of the Swachh B...

Ministry's Vaccine Campaign

54 weeks ago
According to the ministry, after the campaign the MR vaccine will be introduced in routine immunisation, replacing the two doses of measles vaccine given to children at 9-12 months and 16-24 months of age. "The government is committed to eradicating Measles and Rubella from the country. We have taken this as an achievable target. This shall be taken up in a mission mode and rolled out in partnership with state governments and NGOs, among others. 

Art of Storytelling

54 weeks ago
Bhopal| A state level Kahani Utsav will be held in Bhopal on February 20 and 21. Participants selected in the district will narrate stories on February 20 and the participants selected at the state level will narrate stories on litterateur Sumitranandan Pant Jayanti and Vishwa Matrubhasha Diwas (World Mother tongue Day) on February 21. Earlier, ‘Kahani utsav’ ...

Women Empowerment

54 weeks ago
Bhopal| In Madhya Pradesh one of the seats in the passenger buses will be reserved for mothers of infants. A decision in this regard was taken by transport department. The decision, as the department says, aims at giving respect to a mother’s dignity and providing extra facility in the buses for her when she is travelling with her child. Home minister Madhya Pradesh Bhupendra Singh sai...

Preserving heritage

54 weeks ago
Habung manifests the rich Ahom legacy and it is said that the first Ahom ruler of Assam Chaulung Siu Ka Pha founded the Ahom kingdom’s capital here on the north bank of the mighty Brahmaputra river in 1240 AD. The earliest reference to Habung comes in the 10th century copper plate grant of Ratnapala of the Pala dynasty, when it was a principality of the Kamarupa Kingdom ruled by Brahmins. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal announced the funds this while taking part ...

Pollution Shutters

54 weeks ago
The decision was taken by the Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain in a meeting with the dehi Pollution Control Committee and the Environment Department. The decision came after the Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) asked Delhi government to extend the closure of the thermal plant, which is a major source of air pollution in the capital city. The government statement on the decision said, "On the basis of EPCA directions to Delhi government, directions have been issued by the DPCC to the Badarpur Thermal Power Plant for closure till ...

Kerala's Responsible Tourism

54 weeks ago
UNWTO Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Xu Jing, congratulated Kerala for its success saying, “The projects can be included as part of UNWTO's global programmes and the report can be a case study for other destinations. We are eager to strengthen our relationship and discuss matters of common interest." According to the Kerala Tourism Department, UNWTO has commended the work done by the state and is impressed by its model of responsible and sustainable tourism. The UNWTO also invited Kerala Tourism to make a presentation at the Joint Commission Meeting to be held in Bangladesh in May and also at the UNWTO's International Conference on Tourism Stat...

Adopting schools

54 weeks ago
Deputy Commissioner of Longding Himanshu Gupta has taken the initiative, asking each of the heads of government departments of the district to adopt a government school, located within their work jurisdiction. The move intends to improve the condition of schools in the district. Longding district is dubious for its low literacy rate, the lowest in the State. The DC’s initiative also takes into consider...

Assam Mega Mission

54 weeks ago
The first meeting of Governing Council of Mega Mission Society for Chief Minister Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana (MMS-CMSGUY) was held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in the CM's Conference Hall last evening. The meeting discussed constitution of various missions, convergence of their activities, future programs, sourcing of funds, methodology of execution of schemes, flow of funds, hierarchy etc. The Chief Minister impressed upon all concerned to make this dream project a grand success.