Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has inaugurated the 29th Road Safety Week at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. Besides administering Road Safety oath, Gadkari also released a book named "Have a Safe Journey" and also awarded school students. Nitin Gadkari said it is government's priority to ensure the. . . . .
West Bengal government on Wednesday introduced a new scheme "Rupashree" for marriage assistance to girls coming from economically weaker families with a budgetary allocation of Rs 1,500 crore. It is proposed to extend a one-time assistance of Rs 25,000 to the family of the girl with an annual income up to Rs 1.5 lakh. . . . .
The NITI Aayog has launched the baseline ranking for 115 aspirational districts based on 49 indicators across five sectors that include health and nutrition, education, agriculture and water resources, financial inclusion and skill development, and basic infrastructure. This would be followed by delta ranking of these. . . . .
The Union Cabinet has approved certain official amendments to the National Medical Commission Bill. Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi has taken major decisions. Cabinet approves certain official amendments to National Medical Commission Bill. Cabinet approves Schemes of North Eastern Council. . . . .
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed $80 million loans to help modernize technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions and improve the skills ecosystem in the State of Himachal Pradesh. The project will support the skill initiatives of Government of. . . . .
Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the launch of a new Centrally Sponsored Ayushman Bharat. The scheme has the benefits cover of Rs. 5 lakh per family per year. The target beneficiaries of the proposed scheme will be more than 10 crore families belonging to poor and vulnerable population. . . . .
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched LaQshya program aimed at improving quality of maternity care in labour room and maternity OperationTheatre (OT). It is being implemented to ‘fast-track’ interventions for achieving tangible results. The program aims to improve quality of care for pregnant women. . . . .
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approves the continuation of Urea Subsidy scheme till 2020 at a cost of 1 lakh 65 thousand crore rupees. Cabinet nod also was given for direct benefit transfer for disbursement of fertiliser subsidy. Urea Subsidy is a part of Central Sector Scheme of Department of Fertilizers. . . . .
India and Madagascar have signed an umbrella agreement in the field of defence. Under the agreement, both the countries will explore various ways of co-operation in the field of defence. An amended air service agreement was also signed to support efforts towards improving connectivity between the two countries. Both. . . . .
India and Iran share several common features in their language, culture and traditions, and also share a common legacy of using herbal medicines. The Cabinet approved two MoUs inked between India and Iran on cooperation in the field of health, medicine and traditional systems of medicine. The Union Cabinet chaired. . . . .
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a campaign to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) from India by 2025, five years ahead of a globally-set deadline. After inaugurating the Delhi End-TB Summit here, the prime minister launched the TB-free India Campaign to take the activities under the National Strategic Plan for TB. . . . .
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a number of schemes for the poor in Varanasi and emphasized on harnessing solar energy for cooking. After inaugurating a 101-megawatt solar power plant in Mirzapur along with French President Emmanuel Macron, Mr Modi laid the foundation stone of various development. . . . .
On the event of International Women’s Day, the Delhi police launched an "All-women patrolling squad". With the motto - Be the change, you want to see - wearing on their sleeves, the women squad riding mean machine in Delhi’s south district aims to protect women from cat-callers and instill a sense of confidence among. . . . .
The Government launched 'Biodegradable Sanitary Napkins' under the 'Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana', on the occasion of International Women's Day. A pack of 4 napkins will be available in the market at a price of Rs 10 which is much lesser than the price of similar products in the market. Union. . . . .
PM Modi launches National Nutrition Mission and expansion of 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' campaign to mark the International Women's Day celebrations in the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the pan-India expansion of flagship programme--Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao.Jhunjhunu district has achieved. . . . .
On the occasion of International Women’s Day today, March 8, the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises(MSME) launched a portal for women entrepreneurs of India: www.udyamsakhi.org. The portal was unveiled by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of MSME, Giriraj Singh, in a program today at the Ambedkar. . . . .
The Odisha government has launched a programme Ama Gaon, Ama Vikas (Our Village, our development) to reach out to the people in rural areas and involve themselves in the developmental activities. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has flagged off mobile video vans for ‘Ama Gaon Ama Vikas’ programme that will move. . . . .