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The Centre has approved programme worth Rs 74,000 crore towards ensuring an improved water supply, sewerage, and drainage, Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri said Tuesday. The housing and urban affairs minister was labeling the gathering at the National Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Innovation Summit, which is being conducted by the National Institute of Urban …

Take the lead in the fight against climate change Union minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan to developed nations

The climate output of developing nations are ambitious despite their contribution to climate change is minimal, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said Tuesday, asking developed nations to fulfill their climate obligations “expeditiously”. Labeling the ministerial meet of BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India, and China) countries hosted by the Union Environment Ministry, Vardhan said developed countries …

Grenade attack

Punjab’s Chief Minister Amarinder Singh saw the law and order situation in the state after a grenade attack by bike-borne assailants at a religious congregation near Amritsar city killed at least three people. Condemning the attack, Singh asked the state home secretary, DGP, DG (Law and Order) and DG Intelligence to rush to Rajasansi area, …

Cyclone Gaja

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami has appealed to leaders of all political parties to take part in the relief activities in the districts affected by the cyclone Gaja. Palaniswami also said that, so far, 45 persons have lost their lives due to the natural calamity. He said the relief operations were going on a …

Labour ministry

The ministry of labour and employment is operating on an incentive scheme wherein seven weeks’ wages would be reimbursed to employers who employ women workers with wage ceiling up to Rs 15,000 and grants the maternity benefit of 26 weeks paid leave. It is anticipated that a fund of approximately Rs 400 crore would be needed for …

Delhi's air quality 'very poor' after a brief respite

After a brief respite, Delhi’s air quality damaged again to ‘very poor’ category on Friday as a dispersion of pollutants slowed down, authorities said. The overall air quality index was measured at 315 which falls in ‘very poor’ category, according to the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR). Sixteen areas recorded ‘very poor’ air quality …

`Make cyberspace safe for women’'

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stressed on Thursday the necessity of ensuring women safety in cyberspace as it is increasingly becoming the instrument through which women work. Addressing at the 19th International Conference of Chief Justices of the World, organized by Lucknow’s City Montessori School, Sitharaman said the safety of women in cyberspace has to be …

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 …

MukhyamantriNari Shakti Yojana for women, Bihar

Around 50 students of a primary school in Adding village in Mathura were taken ill after being given iron tablets under a newly introduced government scheme to combat anemia. Over 20 students saying of stomach ache, nausea and vomiting after consuming the tablets were admitted to the hospital by the school, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) …

Parvarish – A foster care scheme for orphans and children of widows and handicapped, Bihar Government

Directorate of Social Welfare under Bihar Government has demised Parvarish scheme to gives allowances as the grant for upbringing/foster care of orphans and children of widows and disabled child (of selected categories) of the economically weaker sections of society. Eligibility: Orphans up to the age of 18 years who are being fostered by their kin. …

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 …

Mahindra Cuts Electric Car e2o's Price by Rs. 92,000

Homegrown auto major Mahindra & Mahindra has slashed the price of its electric small car e2o by Rs. 92,000 following the announcement of a central government scheme offering incentives on electric and hybrid vehicles. The e2o, manufactured by the company’s arm, Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles will see a reduction in price by 16 percent from its earlier …