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Golden Temple gets FCRA Registration

The Union Home Ministry recently granted Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) registration to Gurdwara Harmandir Sahib, or the Golden Temple, in Amritsar. It will now enable the Golden Temple to receive foreign donations. The foreign contribution can be used by the Sikh shrine for providing financial and medical assistance to the needy. It can also ..

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What is an Air Ambulance?

Karnataka Chief Minister, Yediyurappa launched the country’s first integrated air ambulance service recently. It was jointly launched by the International Critical Air Transfer Team (ICATT) and the Kyathi. ICATT-Kyathi’s fixed wing aircraft have capacity to provide long distance emergency medical transportation. The medical transportation is combined with helicopter and land ambulance services so as to ..

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What is YSR Sampoorna Poshana Yojana?

Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh YSR Jagan Mohan Reddy has launched YSR Sampoorna Poshana scheme On September 7, 2020.  The scheme aims at providing food to lactating mothers and pregnant women so as to fulfil their nutritional requirements. Significance of the Scheme The scheme will bring down malnutrition among the vulnerable section of state. It ..

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What is Chaar Dhaam Pariyojana?

Recently, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) completed the construction of a 440 m long tunnel below the Chamba town on the Rishikesh-Dharasu road highway (National Highway – 94). The construction has been undertaken under the Chardham Pariyojana to improve connectivity for Chardham. In this context, SC have also told the Centre to stick to the ..

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World Bank’s loan for Himanchal Pradesh State Roads Transformation Projects

World Bank and the government of Himachal Pradesh signed $82 million loan for the implementation of Himachal Pradesh State Roads Transformation Project. Key facts The project will strengthen the transport and road safety institutions of Himachal Pradesh. It aims at improving the condition, safety, resilience, and engineering standards of state road network. The Himachal Pradesh ..

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