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Unshackle Indian agriculture

Unshackle Indian agriculture

In news It is time the Centre extended liberalisation to the agricultural sector and freed it from shackles Why? While imports of many agri commodities are under OGL, there are ...

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UNESCO recognises Kumbh Mela as India’s cultural heritage

UNESCO recognises Kumbh Mela as India’s cultural heritage

In newsIndias Kumbh Mela has been recognised by UNESCO as an "intangible cultural heritage of humanity" and held up as the worlds largest peaceful gathering of pilgrims. ...

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Center to plan Strategy For Schools To Deal With Cases Of Sex Abuse

Center to plan Strategy For Schools To Deal With Cases Of Sex Abuse

In news The HRD Ministry is roping in various NGOs and civil society groups to chalk out a strategy for dealing with cases of child sexual abuse at the school level, as the ...

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Constitution Day (India) : 26th November

Constitution Day (India) : 26th November

In news India observes its Constitution Day on Saturday, as it was on this day in 1949, the Constituent Assembly adopted the Constitution, however, it came into force a year ...

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Dispute over Mahanadi waters

Dispute over Mahanadi waters

In news The Odisha government plans to notify the Supreme Court about the central government’s failure to appoint a tribunal to resolve the dispute over Mahanadi waters with ...

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‘Saubhagya’ Web-Portal – a Platform for Monitoring Universal Household Electrification

‘Saubhagya’ Web-Portal – a Platform for Monitoring Universal Household Electrification

In news: Shri R.K. Singh, Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, launched the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana – ‘Saubhagya’ Web Portal. ...

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Baswan committee report to be considered by Govt.

Baswan committee report to be considered by Govt.

In news The government has finally taken up the report of Baswan committee for examination. The report was submitted about prospective changes in civil service exam pattern and ...

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Bill banning superstitious practices tabled

Bill banning superstitious practices tabled

In news:The much-delayed and hotly debated Karnataka Prevention and Eradication of Inhuman Evil Practices and Black Magic Bill, 2017, popularly known as the ‘Anti-Superstition ...

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What’s the National Achievement Survey?

What’s the National Achievement Survey?

In news:The National Achievement Survey (NAS) is the largest ever national assessment survey in the country and is amongst the largest in the world, was conducted throughout ...

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To boost Housing For All scheme, Centre turns to South Korea for help

To boost Housing For All scheme, Centre turns to South Korea for help

In news In a bid to give a fillip to the ‘Housing for All’ scheme, the ministry of housing and urban affairs has sought South Korea’s help in hand-holding of urban local bodies ...

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The India Youth Development Index and Report 2017

The India Youth Development Index and Report 2017

In news:Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge) Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore has released the India Youth Development Index and Report 2017. ...

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Government to launch BharatNet phase 2 project today

Government to launch BharatNet phase 2 project today

In news The government has proposed a subsidy of Rs 3,600 crore to private telcos such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, Idea Cellular and Reliance Jio through viability gap ...

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WCD Ministry to celebrate Child Rights Week by hosting “Hausala 2017”

WCD Ministry to celebrate Child Rights Week by hosting “Hausala 2017”

In news The Ministry of Women and Child Development will celebrate the Child Rights Week (Hausla 2017) from 16 to 20 November, 2017. The country celebrates the Children's Day on ...

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Delhi air pollution: A (crop) burning issue, and the way out

Delhi air pollution: A (crop) burning issue, and the way out

Crop stubble burning: It is mainly confined to Punjab, Haryana and parts of western Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, where farmers grow paddy and wheat, and harvest these using ...

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