An MOU has been signed between public sector Power Finance Company, PFC with the National Literacy Mission Authority to accelerate the Saakshar Bharat Programme. Via this MOU, PFC has agreed to extend assistance to the Saakshar Bharat Programme, under the Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, to upgrade 120 Adult Education Centres at a cost of Rs.
The Supreme Court has rules that children born out of inter-caste marriages cannot be denied the benefits of reservation on the mere ground that one of the parents belonged to an upper caste. This important verdict has been given by a bench of justices Aftab Alam and Ranjana Prakash Desai. The ruling has upheld an
24 children including 8 girls and 16 boys have been selected for the National Bravery award for 2011. Five awards have been given posthumously. The names of the award winners were declared in New Delhi by president of the Indian council for child welfare Geeta Sidarth The Coveted Bharat Award has been conferred posthumously to
The High Court of Gujarat, Ahmedabad dismisses the plea of the Gujarat Government and upholds the appointment of state Lokayukt by the Governor. Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal appointed Justice Mehta as the Lokayukta in August 2011, after over seven years of the position lying vacant. On the day of appointment itself, the state government moved
German Member of European Parliament (MEP) Martin Schulz was has been elected as the new President of the European Parliament. He has succeeded Jerzy Buzek. The European Parliament, one of the three main institutions in the European Union, represents some 500 million Europeans with its members directly elected in each member state.