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PM launches ‘India Handloom’ brand; Calls for new marketing strategy

AMN / Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the first National Handloom brand at a function in Chennai. He said that date 7th August has been chosen due to its special significance in India’s history; it was on this day that the Swadeshi Movement was launched in 1905. Modi said this day has special significance … Continue reading PM launches ‘India Handloom’ brand; Calls for new marketing strategy

Bureaucratic shake up at Centre

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the following : 1. Mr. Amitabh Kumar, IRS (IT:87), as Joint DG (JS level), Ministry of Shipping (Mumbai) from the date of assumption the charge of the post for a period of five years or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Mr. Deepak Shetty, IRS (C&CE:84). … Continue reading Bureaucratic shake up at Centre

Rajan S Katoch gets another extension as Chief of ED

Senior IAS officer Rajan S Katoch was given yet another extension as the Chief of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) by the government today. An order issued by the Apppointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) said, the government has “approved continuation” of the additional charge of Katoch in ED for three more months beyond July 31, … Continue reading Rajan S Katoch gets another extension as Chief of ED

Less than 50% of Anganwadi Centers have toilets

Less than 50 per cent of the Anganwadi Centers in the country have toilets. The data provided by the Women and Child Development Ministry shows that out of around 12 lakh 74 thousand Anganwadi Centers only around 6 lakh 29 thousand Centers have toilets. The Ministry said more than 20,000 were built under Swachh Bharat … Continue reading Less than 50% of Anganwadi Centers have toilets

India signs loan agreement with ADB $300mn for NUHM

AMN / India signed a loan agreement with Asian Development Bank (ADB) worth 300 Million dollar to support the Government’s flagship program, the National Urban Health Mission. The loan will reinforce ongoing government efforts to develop health systems in urban areas that can deliver quality services and reach the urban poor and vulnerable sections. It … Continue reading India signs loan agreement with ADB $300mn for NUHM

Cabinet condoles demise of ‘Missile man’ Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

Our Correspondent / The Union Cabinet has expressed profound sorrow at the sad demise of former President of India, DrAPJ Abdul Kalam. In a resolution passed at a special Cabinet Meeting this morning, it said, in his passing away the country has lost a visionary scientist, a true nationalist and a great son. The Cabinet … Continue reading Cabinet condoles demise of ‘Missile man’ Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan to be named after Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani said today the Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan will be renamed after former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Talking to media in New Delhi, Mrs Irani said the scheme was started by Dr Kalam himself. Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan focuses on connecting school-based knowledge to life outside the school and making the … Continue reading Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan to be named after Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

PM holds meeting with senior ministers in wake of Punjab terror attack

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a meeting with senior Ministers at Parliament House this morning in view of terror attack in Punjab. The meeting was attended by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu.

PM inaugurates Deen Dayal Upadhya Gram Jyoti Yojana in Patna

AMN / Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated NDA government’s Deen Dayal Upadhya Gram Jyoti Yojana in Patna today. Through the scheme, the Centre aims to provide uninterrupted electricity supply to each rural household across the nation by 2022. The elements of agricultural and non-agricultural feeders would be separated to restore power units in rural areas. … Continue reading PM inaugurates Deen Dayal Upadhya Gram Jyoti Yojana in Patna

3 lakh toilets constructed in schools across country: Irani

Around 3 lakh toilets have been constructed in schools across the country under the Swachh Vidyalaya Initiative. Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said this in a written reply in Lok Sabha yesterday. She said, Andaman and Nicobar, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Kerala, Puducherry and Sikkim achieved the 100 percent target. She … Continue reading 3 lakh toilets constructed in schools across country: Irani

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