The President in July 2016 adopted Alipur, Daula, Harchandpur and Tajnagar in Gurgaon and Rozkameo in the backward Mewat district. New initiatives in the field of health, skill development, infrastructure and agriculture have been taken in these villages.
Khattar said the 50 new villages to be adopted were located within five km radius of the earlier ones.
"The number of passengers using the WiFi services at all stations was approximately 50 lakh in the month of February at 115 stations so far provided with WiFi service," he said.
A total of 400 railway stations will be covered in the first batch and the criterion adopted to instal the service depended upon the volume at stations.
Prabhu said WiFi facility, being a public service, was not just provided to railway passengers but also to all visiting the stations, including a...
This was Baijal's first address to the house after he assumed office in December. Primarily focusing on the health and education sectors, Baijal said his government started work on constructing 8,000 new classrooms and 20 new schools, out of which 14 schools had been completed.
He said over 100 Mohalla Clinics - where people have access to doctors, tests and medicines for free - were already working and their number would be increased to 1,000 in the next six months. He added that 122 polyclinics -- secondary healthcare centres -- would also be completed in the next one year.
The founder of Sulabh International, Bindeshwar Pathak speaking at a campaign launch said, “We have been associated with the Clean India Campaign for long. As part of it, we can clean nearly 200 ponds and reservoirs in Gurgaon (Gurugram) which are in filthy condition.”
It was a cleanliness drive at a polluted pond and temple premises in Gurugram's Wazirabad village. The cleanliness drive saw the participation of over a hundred school children. Over 150 students and childrens from the locality volunteered along with the Sulabh and Bind...
The Indian-American finalists are: Shreya Ganeshan of the University of Georgia, Anjali Misra of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Samarth Gupta of Harvard University, Megan Patel of Georgetown University, Maya Durvasula of Duke University, Manju Bangalore of the University of Oregon, and Anjana Murali of the University of Pittsburgh.
The highly-competitive federal scholarship carried an amount of $30,000 for graduate study. The US Congress created the scholarship in 1975 as a living memorial to the 33rd President Harry S. Truman. Since its creation, the foundation has supported almost 3,000 Truman scholars who are making a difference in all corners of the nation and...
“The allocation for education is 11,300 crore which is 24 per cent of the total budget. We were the first government to allocate maximum share to the education (sector) and this is the consecutive third year that we have been doing that,” he said. The Delhi government in the last financial year allocated Rs 10,690 crore for the education sector.
Out of its Rs 48,000 crore budget for the next financial year, the Delhi government has earmarked Rs 5,736 crore for health, Rs 5,506 crore for Transport and Rs 3,467 for Social Security and Welfare.
Chief Minister said 20 per cent posts of constables and sub inspectors had been mandated for women in police force and at present there were five women police stations, besides four anti-trafficking units comprising women police force at Shimla, Mandi, Sirmaur and Kangra.
He said women were the pillars of the society and they need the skills and confidence to influence the decisions that directly affect their lives through direct participation in government and the security sector.
In fact, according to Kamrup Metro Deputy Commissioner Dr M Angamuthu, Kamrup metro is the first district in the Northeast to have completed the schemes envisaged under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) before the targeted schedule of March 31.
The total number of individual household latrines targeted in the district was 25,114 and it has been achieved. Altogether 22 gaon panchayats under four development blocks – Dimoria, Chandrapur, Rani and Bezera – have been covered under the scheme.
The total cost involved in fulfilling the target was around R...
The director of Social Welfare has been entrusted with the job of installing the helpline soon, official said.
Also, fast track courts have been revived for disposal of pending sexual harassment cases, while the forensic laboratory building would be inaugurated this year.
Meghalaya government has already procured equipment for DNA analysis and forensic scientists have been sent for training outside the state in DNA sample collection and analysis.
Elaborating about the steps taken to control the state’s crime graph, Home Minister HDR Ly...
Last month, NTPC had commissioned 115 MW capacity out of the 260 MW Bhadla solar power project. NTPC has planned capacity addition of about 1,000 MW through renewable resources by 2017. The official further said that with commissioning of this additional solar capacity of 45 MW at Bhadla, the total installed capacity of NTPC Group has reached to 48,188 MW. NTPC intends to become a 130-GW company up to 2032 with a with diversified fuel mix and a 600 billion units company in terms of generation. The company wants share of renewable energy (including hydro) to be 28 per cent.
He also urged all the universities to continue the good work and use their "best minds" to convert new knowledge into innovative products to directly benefit the common population.
"Innovative minds should create tools and implements that alleviate the drudgery of farmers, workers, artisans and weavers. The number one barometer for successful outcome of research and innovation should be its beneficial applicability to a wider section of the population.
"The areas for research activity should align with the developmental challenges of our nation. The best minds ...
Under the MoU, the NPC, an autonomous body under the Commerce and Industry Ministry's Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, will provide energy assessment services, training and certification of energy auditors and demand side management, a cabinet communique said.
Meanwhile, Al Etihad will provide customer support with UAE government and privately-owned organisations, local support for field auditing professionals, local support for training and certification of energy auditors and support related to demand side management of industries to a...