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Dr. Jaya Arunachalam, veteran social activist passes away

Dr. Jaya Arunachalam (87), founder of Working Women’s Forum (WWF), has passed away in Chennai on June 29, 2019. She is best known for her social service contributions through WWF which she initiated in 1978. Through WWF, she helped several lakhs of women from underprivileged background to organise themselves towards becoming financially independent. Dr. Arunachalam ..

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Cirrochroa thais declared as state butterfly of Tamil Nadu

Tamil yeoman (Cirrochroa thais) has been officially declared as state butterfly of Tamil Nadu. These butterflies are also known as Tamil Maravan (which means warrior) and are endemic to Western Ghats. The tawny-coloured creature with a dark brown outer ring is among the 32 butterfly species found in Western Ghats. Hence, Tamil Nadu has become ..

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One Nation, One Ration Card

Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan has unveiled the government efforts in realizing the idea of One Nation, One Ration Card. The government has launched a pilot project of One nation, one ration card in two clusters of Andhra Pradesh-Telangana and Maharashtra-Gujarat. How the scheme will span out? To ..

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Sarada Kumar Hota appointed as Managing Director of National Housing Bank

Sarada Kumar Hota has been appointed as the new Managing Director of National Housing Bank (NHB) for a period of three years. Prior to this appointment, Hota was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Can Fin Homes. NHB, which is now 100% owned by the government, is the nodal agency for supervision, refinance and ..

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West Bengal launches free crop insurance scheme for farmers

For the 2019 kharif season, the West Bengal government has rolled out a free crop insurance scheme in collaboration with the Agriculture Insurance Company of India (AIC). The scheme called Bangla Shashya Bima (BSB) is applicable for farmers in 15 districts – Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Purba Bardhaman, Paschim Bardhaman, Purba Medinipur, Malda, Hooghly, Nadia, Murshidabad, Cooch ..

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