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Salma Dam Project

January 5, 2013

It is an under construction hydroelectric and irrigation dam project located on the Hari River of Herat Province in western Afghanistan relaunched in 2006 with financial support of India. The project is aimed at irrigating 75,000 hectares of land and generates 42 MW of power. Salma dam was originally...

Sarju Area Development Action Plan (SADAP)

January 1, 2013

Sarju Area Development Action Plan (SADAP) is the proposed rural livelihood development plan for holistic development of adivasi and tribal people across rebel-hit Sarju-Kone area in Latehar, 200km from Ranchi, under the Ministry of rural development, GOI. The plan is similar to Saranda Action plan but is for 2,500sq...

Saranda Action Plan

January 1, 2013

Saranda Action Plan is the name of a rural livelihood development plan for naxal hit areas of under developed region Saranda Region in West Singhbhum District, Jharkhand by Government of India launched in 2011 with Ministry of Rural Development as the implementing agency. It also involves Members of Rural...

Salvage Regimen

December 31, 2012

To salvage literally means “to prevent being ruined, destroyed or lost”. Salvage Therapy is the common term used for a treatment given after an ailment does not respond to standard treatment. The most common diseases that require salvage therapy are HIV and various tumors. Salvage therapy drugs or drug...

Steps Taken by Government to Tackle LWE

November 24, 2012

Government has adopted both violent and peaceful strategies to tackle threat posed by naxals. But lately it seems government is keener to follow peaceful strategy of development as a tool to dissuade potent recruits from joining armed struggle in naxal hit areas in cooperation with State government. However, ‘Police’...

Structural Reforms in Indian Economy

November 24, 2012

Of late 2011 and early 2012, Indian economy has shown resilience and positive growth momentum. It is true that India has come out reasonable well in macro-economic policy reforms compared to many other countries with inflation moderating and the government taking measures to check its deficit. Inflation has eased...

Somalia War- Important Terms

November 12, 2012

  Transitional Federal Institutions (TFIs) The Transitional Federal Institutions (TFIs) are the three key foundations of the central government of Somalia. Created in 2004, they include the Transitional Federal Charter (TFC), the Transitional Federal Government, and the Transitional Federal Parliament. The Transitional Federal Charter outlines a five-year mandate leading...

Swift J1745-26

October 9, 2012

It is the name of newly discovered black hole toward the centre of Milky Way galaxy. It was discovered by NASA’s Swift satellite which detected a rising tide of high-energy X-rays from a source toward the center of our Milky Way galaxy. It is named after the coordinates of...

Swadhar Scheme

October 1, 2012

Swadhar Scheme was launched in 2001-02, recognising the need for a project based approach to address the requirements of women in difficult circumstances. The objective of the scheme is to comprehensively rehabilitate widows, victims of trafficking, victims of natural calamities, mentally challenged and destitute women. The scheme provides for...

Saksham Scheme

October 1, 2012

Saksham is a new scheme proposed for holistic development of Adolescent Boys, on the pattern of SABLA. The proposed scheme Saksham, would aim at the all-round development of Adolescent Boys to make them self-reliant, gender-sensiive and aware citizens, when they grow up. The scheme will primarily focus on all...

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