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National Programme for Education of Girls at Elementary Level (NPEGEL), Government of India

Description There exists a significant gender space in enrolment at the elementary level, which is more acute for scheduled caste and scheduled tribe girls, for whom the gender gap is almost 30% at the primary level and 26% at the upper primary stage. The lower of this gender gap has now plateaued and the further …

New Government Scheme Okayed To Provide Cash During Job Lossdf

Taking cognizance of lack of long-term jobs, the Ministry of Labour and Employment on Wednesday said it has rolled out a scheme to financially help those who lost their jobs even as it relaxed norms for its other benefits. The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC), in its 175th meeting on Tuesday here, approved ‘Atal BimitVyakti …

New Government Scheme to Provide 80,000 Commercial PVs in Rural Areas

In a bid to make a better transport system in rural areas, the Indian government has proposed a plan to give 80,000 commercial passenger vehicles at a subsidized cost to 1.5 lakh villages in India. Likely to be christened as the Pradhan Mantri Gram Parivahan Yojna, these vehicles will be given to defense personnel and …

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 …

Meet Mumbai's First Women Rickshaw Drivers

Chaya Mohite slowly turns the accelerator as she carefully edges the salmon-colored rickshaw forward, one of Mumbai’s first female auto drivers to the utilization of a government scheme aimed at empowering women. The 45-year-old was one of 19 women who soon started jobs ferrying passengers through the notoriously congested streets of the financial capital in …

Rahul Gandhi addresses the media on Rafale deal issue

The Congress on Friday accused the government in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh of fudging agriculture production figures in order to win the Krishi Karman Award, which is distributed by the Union government. The Krishi Karman Award was introduced in 2010-11 by the UPA government to incentivize states to increase agricultural production. MP has won the award …

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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 …

Moody’s changes rating outlook on Tata Motors to negative

Moody’s Investors Service on Wednesday altered Tata Motors’ rating outlook to negative from stable, citing expectations of the weak operating performance of the company’s British arm Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). The rating agency has also confirmed that the ‘corporate family rating’ and the company’s senior unsecured instruments ratings at Ba2, which is considered to be …

PM Modi meets US Vice President Pence in Singapore

Prime Minister Narendra Modi saw US Vice President Mike Pence in Singapore on Wednesday on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit and the two leaders are expected to discuss bilateral ties, comprising defense cooperation and the need for maintaining a free and open Indo-Pacific. Modi commenced his two-day visit to the country where he …

8 Indian startups secure $30 mn commitments from Chinese investors

Eight Indian startups managed to acquire funding commitments to the tune of $ 30 million at the 2nd Startup India Investment Seminar held at Beijing. The event was organized to expose Chinese venture capitalists and investors to the promising Indian startups and also help Indian startups to reach out to the large Chinese investors for …

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 …

India will be among top 50 nations in ‘Ease of Doing Business’ rankings by 2019

Defining Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as “pro-business and pro-trade”, Union Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal Friday stated India will be among the top 50 nations in the World Bank’s “Ease of Doing Business” rankings by the end of the five-year term of the Narendra Modi government. Talking about the “remarkable legacy of Sardar Patel” at a “Support and …