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Mukhyamantri Kanya Suraksha Yojana for girls of BPL, Bihar financial assistance

Mukhya Mantri Kanya Suraksha Yojana launched by Directorate of Social Welfare, Bihar Government to avoids female foeticide, encourage the birth of girl child, bring about a balance between sex ratio of girls and boys and encourages registration of birth by incentivizing birth of a girl child in the family. The Scheme is being started in …

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The state govt. of Bihar has launched a mandatory scheme dedicated to all the BPL families living in the state. It has launched the MKVY scheme for those families of Bihar under which the state govt. will grant financial assistance to those families for the marriage of their daughters. The Hon’ble Chief Minister of the …

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Department of Social Welfare of Government of Bihar launchedMukhya Mantri SanwasinVivahAnudan Yojana. Under this scheme government grants financial assistance to those girls who stay in government-run homes and who have reached the age of marriage and whose parents and caste identities are unknown. Objectives: To overcome the social concerns against women due to their living …

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This Scheme introduced in 2007 and is basically for the widowed. It is similar to that of the Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme(IGDNWPS). The state scheme has a larger target group because it encompasses has a larger age bracket. The PRIs have the responsibility to choose beneficiaries. The cash transfer is done through the …

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India has voted against a UN General Assembly draft resolution on the utilization of death penalty, saying it goes against the statutory law of the country where an execution is carried out in the “rarest of rare” cases. The draft resolution, taken up in the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian, Cultural) of the General Assembly Tuesday, …

Cyclone ‘Gaja’ likely to make landfall by Thursday evening

Cyclone ‘Gaja’ looks to be slowing down a bit on its tracks, prompting India Met Department (IMD) to delay its landfall from tomorrow morning to evening. Global models confirmed that the cyclone enjoys a favorable environment to sustain, with a low to moderate wind shear, a good window effect on top, and suitably warm ocean …

tata Trusts, Social Alpha launch programme for entrepreneurs

The Tata Trusts and Social Alpha announced the starting up of the Social Alpha Entrepreneurs for Impact (E4i) programme, a 12-month fellowship programme, on Tuesday. E4i is designed to bring together entrepreneurs and innovators, and foster collaboration among the top educational, technical and philanthropic institutions. The programme looks to accomplish the lab-to-market journey by enabling …

'I Am a Scientist Baba', Yoga Guru Ramdev Tells NDTV

Yoga Guru Ramdev, reacting to NDTV’s report about his involvement in a government scheme meant to link the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) to rural India, said it was wrong to dismiss his credentials for the programme. “I am a scientist Baba,” he argued. At a meeting of the ‘Unnat Bharat Yojana’ in January, the organisations identified …

Kerala Floods

The Kochi Biennale Foundation (KBF), which runs the largely popular Kochi-Muziris Biennale – the country’s largest contemporary art exhibition – has said that it will do its part in raising valuable funds for the rebuilding of Kerala after the devastating floods in August. An auction of select artworks will be held on January 18 next …

The government has prepared a time-bound programme for distribution of high-quality smartphones free of cost to people under the 'Sanchar Kranti Yojana(SKY)'

A limited and comprehensive health strategy is in place to ensure safe pregnancies and check incidents of miscarriage, Health Minister JP Nadda said today. Under this strategy, pregnant mothers are given proper medical care, supplements and other necessary help under a central government scheme, he said in the Lok Sabha. “An exhaustive and comprehensive health …

Haryana To Send 5,000 People On Free Varanasi Pilgrimage

5,000 people from Haryana would go on a free tour of Kashi, as the city of Varanasi is commonly known, under a state government scheme, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said today. He also announced that from next year an ‘AntyodayaKaryalaya’ would be established in every sub-division of the state. In these offices, information …

Construction of Ram temple to begin in December on basis of mutual consensus says VHP leader

Days after the RashtriyaSwayamsewak Sangh (RSS) adviced the Union government make a law for building the Ram temple in Ayodhya, former BJP MP and senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Ram Vilas Vedanti Saturday said that the Ram temple will be constructed by neither legislation nor ordinance but by a mutual consensus. Vedanta claimed that …