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National Safai Karmcharis Finance & Development Corporation (NSKLFDC)

Recently, a “PAN India Workshop on Prevention of Hazardous cleaning of sewers and septic tanks” has been organized by National Safai Karmcharis Finance & Development Corporation (NSKLFDC) under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. National Safai Karamcharis Finance and Development Corporation (NSKFDC) was set up in January 1997 as a non profit company under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India to empower the Scavengers, Safai Karamcharis and their dependents to break away their traditional occupation, depressed social condition and poverty and leverage them Continue reading →

UNEP Champions of the Earth

The Prime Minister, Shri  Narendra Modi, will receive the United Nations’ highest environmental honour, the ‘UNEP Champions of the Earth’ award at a special ceremony in Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra, New Delhi on October 3. The award announced on 26th September, on the sidelines of 73rd UN General Assembly at New York City, will be presented by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. The Prime Minister will also address the gathering. Prime Minister Modi has been selected in the leadership category for his pioneering work in championing the International Continue reading →

Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS)

Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS) is an Indian infrastructure development and finance company. IL&FS, incorporated in 1987, is a large Systemically Important Non-Deposit Accepting Core Investment Company (CIC-ND-SI). It has numerous infrastructure assets and has played a major role in infrastructure development and financing in the country. It has 169 group companies, as in 2017-2018, including subsidiaries, joint venture companies and associate entities. A series of defaults by IL&FS Group companies in August and September, 2018 on term-deposits, short-term deposits, inter-corporate deposits, commercial paper Continue reading →

SATAT Initiative

An initiative launched by Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, under which PSU Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) invite Expression of Interest (EoI) from potential entrepreneurs to set up Compressed Bio-Gas (CBG) production plants and make available CBG in the market for use in automotive fuels. Gas is clean and cheaper mode of fuel and the Government has taken several steps to promote its production and usage. Government is keen to set up 5000 CBG plants in next 5 years, and for Continue reading →

People’s Plan Campaign

The People’s Plan Campaign will be  rolled out as ‘Sabki Yojna Sabka Vikas’from 2nd October to 31stDecember 2018. During the campaign ,structured Gram Sabha meetings will be held for preparing Gram Panchayat Development Plan for the next financial year 2019-2020. The campaign is being undertaken on a large scale, given the number of Gram Panchayats in the country. Special efforts have been made to ensure maximum participation of vulnerable sections of society like SC/ST/Women etc. The Gram Panchayat Development Plan aims to strengthen the role of Continue reading →

UPSC Civil Services Final result 2017 declared – Download PDF

UPSC has declared the Civil Services Exam 2017 Final Result at the official portal on 27 April 2018 evening. Candidates appeared the exam can check their results through the official portal. As per the Civil Services Exam 2017 Final Result, a total of 990 candidates have been recommended for appointment. Anudeep Durishetty, a candidate from Hyderabad, stood the first in the Civil Services Examination, 2017. The main examination was held on 28 October 2017. The examination was conducted to recruit 980 posts of Indian Continue reading →

Today’s News Updates -9.February 2018

Kailash Yatra via Nathu La to resume China has confirmed restarting of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra through the Nathu La pass. Kailash Manasarovar Yatra: Kailash Mansarovar Yatra (KMY) is known for its religious importance, cultural significance and arduous nature. The annual pilgrimage holds religious importance for Hindus, Jains and Buddhists. The Yatra is organized by the government of India in close cooperation with the Government of the People’s Republic of China. State Governments of Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Delhi, and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Kumaon Continue reading →

Today’s News Updates – 29 January 2018

Stree Swabhiman Initiative Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has announced an initiative by common services centres (CSCs) on women’s health and hygiene. The initiative is named ‘Stree Swabhiman’. About Stree Swabhiman: ‘Stree Swabhiman’ aims to create a sustainable model for providing adolescent girls and women an access to affordable sanitary products by leveraging CSCs. Under the ‘Stree Swabhiman’ project, sanitary napkin micro manufacturing units are being set up at CSCs across India, particularly those operated by women entrepreneurs. The initiative is driven by awareness Continue reading →

Today’s News Updates – 24 th January 2018

‘Reward Work, Not Wealth’ report A report titled ‘Reward Work, Not Wealth’ has been released by the international rights group Oxfam. The report reveals how the global economy enables wealthy elite to accumulate vast wealth even as hundreds of millions of people struggle to survive on poverty pay. Highlights of the report: The richest 1% in India cornered 73% of the wealth generated in the country last year. Besides, 67 crore Indians comprising the population’s poorest half saw their wealth rise by just 1%. The Continue reading →

Today’s News Updates – 19.January 2018

Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) has crossed one crore mark in antenatal check-ups. The programme has been successful in reaching out to the difficult and remote areas of India, since out of the 1 crore checkups across the country, more than 25 lakh check-ups were conducted in high priority districts identified by the Health Ministry for focussed attention. While all States/ UTs have made significant efforts to reach out to pregnant women, Maharashtra has reported the largest number Continue reading →