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'Indian' Da

On the positive side, the center’s proposal for a National Clean Air Programme or NCAA recognizes that recent policy interventions have only shown ‘minor improvement’ in levels of air pollution and that this is not sufficient – also, that addressing the problem needs looking way beyond Delhi & the NCR. All this constitutes probably a first by the government …

Get Rs 1 crore loan in 59 minutes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced a 59-minute loan facility of up to Rs 1 crore for small and medium businesses. Introducing the MSME support programme, PM Modi said his government has finalized 12 policies to boost the sector. Calling it a “Diwali gift”, the prime minister said these policies would enhance credit access to micro, small and medium businesses. …

Statue of Unity PM Modi to inaugurate Patel's giant, police detain protesters ahead of it

As one moves from Vadodara to the Sardar Sarovar Dam, the whole 90-km stretch of the newly-made four-lane highway showcases posters and banners featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Most of these posters are proud exclamations of unveiling the world’s tallest statue. As one enters the Sardar Sarovar project, one notices the …

World Bank president congratulates PM Modi for India’s ‘historic rise’ in ease of doing business index

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on Friday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi after India improved its ranking significantly in the ‘Ease of Doing Business’ index. He explained India’s jump in rankings as a “historic, and unprecedented achievement”, PTI quoted as PMO’s statement as saying. In a telephonic conversion, Yong Kim said that it is remarkable that a nation with …

Naxal gunned down in Bijapur, BSF ASI killed in IED blast in Kanker ahead of critical assembly polls tomorrow

A Naxal was gunned down in an encounter with Special Task Force (STF) in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on Sunday morning. The exchange of fire took place at a forest in Bedre area when a team of the STF was out on the anti-Naxal operation, a senior police official told PTI. As per the ground report, …

Maoist attacks in Dantewada reminiscent of Darbha Valley strike that killed Congress leaders, highlights threat Left-Wing Extremists pose during polls

Insurgency-hit Chhattisgarh is one of the five states where Assembly elections will be placed in November-December. As the state gears up for the two-phase polls on 12 and 20 November, tensions have been on the increase, with Maoists issuing warnings against voting, election booths being established in villages for the first time in 20 years, …

unity

Over 27,000 people on Saturday came to see the Statue of Unity in Gujarat’s Narmada district, the highest since the Sardar Patel memorial was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31 and opened to the public on November 1. The statue, constructed on an islet near the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Kevadiya, at 182 meters is the tallest such structure in …

Narendra Modi made 'urban Naxals' comment to hide failure in tackling left-wing extremism, says Congress

The Congress on Friday attack back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his “urban Naxals” attack on it, saying he is staring at defeat in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh and is resorting to this to hide his “abject failure” and “weak-kneed” approach towards fighting Naxalism. Congress chief spokesperson RandeepSurjewala also hit him while quoting his …

BJP stages protests in Bengaluru, Mysuru and Kodagu day ahead of Tipu Jayanti; security tightened across Karnataka

A day ahead of ‘Tipu Jayanti’, the BJP on Friday staged protests against Karnataka government-sponsored celebrations for the birth anniversary of the controversial 18th-century ruler of erstwhile Mysore kingdom, Tipu Sultan. The party, which has appealed to the government to drop the celebrations, staged demonstrations at several places including Bengaluru, Mysuru, and Kodagu, in the …

udisha scheme

ICDS is probably one of the worlds biggest programme for early child development, involving training of functionaries, on a scale which is unparalleled. The said universalization of ICDS will only add to the tremendous challenge ahead. The challenge covers the creation of decentralized training capability, by training teams, linking different sectors and realization of the …

Swachh Bharat Kosh (SBK)

Swachh Bharat Kosh (SBK) has been established to attract Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds from Corporate Sector and contributions from individuals and philanthropists in response to the call given by Hon’ble Prime Minister on 15th August, 2014 to achieve the objective of Clean India (Swachh Bharat) by the year 2019, the 150th year of the …

indian foreign service

The Indian Foreign Service is the administrative diplomatic civil service in Group A of the Central Civil Services of the executive branch of the Government of India. It is taken to be one of the two premier Civil Services (the other being the IAS), as an appointment to IFS renders a person ineligible to reappear …