Page-5 of Current Affairs - December, 2011

Kerala: Study on Kudumbashree released

Titled “Engendering Power Spaces for Deepening Democracy: Study of Kudumbashree in three Panchayats in Kerala”, the study on Kudumbashree, the model poverty alleviation programme of Kerala, conducted by the Mumbai-based Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). The study was conducted giving focus on women collectives formed through Neighbourhood groups(NHGs) at the neighbourhood level, Area Development ..

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Nagaland : Highest grant for RMSA

Nagaland has been allocated the highest amount of Rs 8325.97 Lakh, excluding balance of previous years, among the eight North Eastern states by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) for implementation of the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) for the year 2011-12. Tripura was allocated second highest amount of 5629.22 Lakh followed by ..

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Kerala: First Nokkukooli-Free’ place→Trivandrum

Nokku kooli refers to an unofficial labor norm in Kerala under which wages are paid to trade union activists for allowing investors/builders to unload materials using machines or their own labor. The unhealthy practice of demanding money for allowing others to do loading and unloading work has so far enjoyed more or less a quasi-statutory ..

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Uttar Pradesh Nargis Yadav: The 7 Billionth Baby

Nargis Yadav of Dauraha village near Lucknow was declared the symbolic seven billionth resident of the world recently. It was not possible for anyone to claim that one child is the seven billionth baby, so United National Population Fund had estimated that the world’s population would breach the seven billion mark on October 31, and ..

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G-20 Cannes summit 2011

G-20 is a group of finance ministers and central bank governors from 20 economies which include 19 countries viz. South Africa, Canada, Mexico, United States, Argentina, Brazil, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Turkey, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Australia plus the European Union. The EU is represented by the President of ..

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