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Apr 6th, 2015
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China has expressed its readiness to work with India to link its ambitious Maritime Silk Road plans with India’s ‘Mausam’ project with the aim to address New Delhi’s strategic concerns and derive “common benefits”. Ahead of this week’s annual Defence Dialogue, Defence Secretary R K Mathur will lead the Indian defence delegation at the talks due to be held on April 8-9....
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Apr 6th, 2015
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched India’s first air quality index to monitor pollution level at the two-day conference of State Environment and Forest Ministers. The conference, attended by state environment and forest ministers, is seen as a final step in consulting states on making changes in six existing laws that govern environment and forest clearanc...
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Apr 3rd, 2015
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The central government has moved the apex court for seeking review of its March 17 verdict setting aside a 2014 notification of the last government which had included Jats in the central list of the Other Backward Classes (OBC) in nine states to provide quota benefits to them. Some community leaders had met the PM after the SC decision and the PM had assured them that ...
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Apr 3rd, 2015
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Government’s initiative for supporting the Potential Olympic medal winning athletes has received a shot in the arm. The Department of Sports, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports (MYAS), Government of India and India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL), a company under Ministry of Finance have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) on 30th March, 201...
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Mar 30th, 2015
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Delhi Government launched India’s first e-ration card service. The service was launched by the Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal. In this service, E-ration card will be linked with Aadhaar cards and it would enable the beneficiaries of Public Distribution System (PDS) to get the cards online from the government’s web portal without hassles. The new service is exp...
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Mar 23rd, 2015
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Written by Shobhna Jha “The problem with following the herd is stepping in the crap it leaves behind” The GDP or the Gross Domestic Product has been all in news with its new methodology (GDP calculation at market price and reckoned on a new base year)—resulting in substantial jump in growth figures but in the process, creating a roadway to debate its authenticity. The ...
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Mar 16th, 2015
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Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that at the request of the National Skill Development Agency (NSDA), the World Bank has conducted an evaluation study of five central government sponsored national level Skill Development Programmes (SDPs). The objective of the field study, done between April ...
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Mar 16th, 2015
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A study for assessment of the pollution load caused by the major drains discharging into the river Ganga was undertaken by the Ministry for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation for 118 river front towns on the banks of river Ganga. The scope of study includes assessment of status of Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs), need for modernization, availabili...
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Mar 5th, 2015
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Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) is pursuing its public outreach programme at Kudankulam, its surrounding areas and Tamil Nadu state to reach out to all sections of the society  and allay the apprehensions about the safety of nuclear power, the project and all related issues in a credible manner. A multi-pronged approach has been adopted in this regar...
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Mar 5th, 2015
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According to the information released by the Registrar General of India, the poor sex ratio of India is further deteriorating. According to the data released by the agency, Just under 2.1 crore children were born in 2010. This was higher compared to the year 2000, when 1.98 crore children were born. However, in 2010, the growth in the number of male children born was h...