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“Maulana Azad Sehat Scheme and Nalanda Project” launched by Union Ministry of Minority Affairs

The Union Ministry of Minority Affairs launched two new initiatives for the welfare of Minorities. These are Maulana Azad Sehat Scheme and Nalanda Project, a Faculty Development Program for Minorities’ Higher Educational Institutions. Maulana Azad Sehat scheme “Sehat Card” would be issued to every student of the Institution financially aided by MAEF. Preventive Health Check-up Camps ..

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Workdays for tribals under MGNREGA raised from 100 to 150

The Union Cabinet raised the number of workdays under its flagship rural employment guarantee programme MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005) from 100 days to 150 days for tribals. The decision will come into effect from April, 2014. MNREGA’s objective: To enhance livelihood security of rural households for creating durable assets and ..

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Assam: First Indian state to observe Child Protection Day on March 4, 2014

Assam became the first state in the country to observe Child Protection Day with the support of Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (ASCPCR) in collaboration with United Nations Children‘s Fund (UNICEF). The day was observed to highlight issues related to children viz. quality education, importance of protection of children, child trafficking, child ..

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New Corporate Social Responsibility rules for companies notified by Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs

The Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs notified new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) rules for companies. They will apply to companies with at least Rs 5 crore net profit, or Rs.1,000 crore turnover or Rs.500 crore net worth. As part of the new Companies Act, these new CSR rules would come into effect from April 1, ..

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CCEA approves opening of 54 new KVs in 12 FYP

The Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the opening of 54 new Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) during the 12th Five Year Plan. The KVs are considered as model schools in terms of physical infrastructure, teaching resources, curriculum and academic performance.  New Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) Will be located in 53 districts in 17 States. Objective: To cater ..

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