Mandi and Sindhudurg found to be the Cleanest Districts in India

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The Minister, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar,  released the ‘Swachh Survekshan’ for rural India, revealing Mandi (Himachal Pradesh) and Sindhudurg (Maharashtra) as the cleanest districts in India. A total of 22 hill districts and 53 plain areas were assessed under the Gramin Swachh Survekshan launched […]

Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chanda Kochhar, Shikha Sharma among most powerful women outside US

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India’s top women bankers, SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya, ICICI head Chanda Kochhar and Axis Bank CEO Shikha Sharma, are among the 50 most powerful women based outside the US, according to a list by Fortune which is topped by Banco Santander’s boss Ana Botin. Bhattacharya, 60 is ranked second on the list, while Kochhar comes […]

GSLV Successfully Launches India’s Weather Satellite INSAT-3DR

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India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, equipped with the indigenous Cryogenic Upper Stage (CUS), successfully launched the country’s weather satellite INSAT-3DR, into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO). The achieved orbit is very close to the intended one. The launch took place from the Second Launch Pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR (SDSC SHAR), Sriharikota, […]

NATIONAL SPORTS AWARDS 2016

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National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years; Arjuna Award is given for consistently outstanding performance for four years; Dronacharya Award […]

NDDB to Implement “Giftmilk” Scheme to Improve Child Nutrition

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The duty and functions of National Dairy Development Board are to promote, plan and organize programmers for the purpose of development of dairy and other agriculture based and allied industries and biological on an intensive and nation-wide basis and to render assistance in the implementation of such programs. Government has approved a proposal for setting […]

Namami Gange Projects Worth Rs. 400 crore Approved

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In another major step towards implementation in Namami Gange in mission mode the empowered steering committee (ESC) of National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) on 1st August 2016 approved various projects worth Rs. 400 crore (approx). The projects include development of ghats and crematoria in the stretch from Rudraprayag to Guptkashi (Uttrakhand), rehabilitation/development works of […]

India tops global slavery index

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According to the 2016 Global Slavery Index, released by Australia-based human rights group Walk Free Foundation on 31st May, an estimated 45.8 million people, including women and children, are subject to some form of modern slavery in the world, compared to 35.8 million in 2014. The report said India has the highest absolute numbers of […]