Slum Current Affairs, GK & News

Egypt government to ban the iconic tuk tuks

The Egyptian government is planning to completely ban tuk tuks. These are yellow and black, 3 wheeled auto-rikshaws. These are used to ply people especially in Egypt’s informal settlements and slums. These vehicles are viewed as polluting and dangerous. These are to be replaced with minibuses and minivans which are considered to be cleaner alternatives. ..

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Valmiki Ambedkar Awas Yojana (VAMBAY)

The VAMBAY was launched in December 2001 to ameliorate the conditions of the urban slum dwellers living below the poverty line without adequate shelter. The scheme has the primary objective of facilitating the construction and up-gradation of dwelling units for slum dwellers and providing a healthy and enabling urban environment through community toilets under Nirmal ..

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Twenty Point Programme

The Twenty Point Programme was initially launched by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1975 and was subsequently restructured in 1982 and again on 1986. With the introduction of new policies and programmes it has been finally restructured in 2006 and it has been in operation at present. The Programmes and Schemes under TPP-2006 are in harmony with the priorities contained ..

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Quick Current Affairs: February – March 2009

Goafest 2009 China will achieve 8% growth RBI Task force on the diamond industry Mega Tourism Circuit of Orissa Mumbai Students win Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition (GSEC), Narayanmurthy a comic book Hero Nano Europa at 79th Geneva Auto Show Housing Start-up Index (HSUI) MiG-23 BN Phased Out NASA’s Kepler Mission 1. Goafest 2009, the annual ..

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