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Govt of India launches Jiyo Parsi scheme

With the aim to contain the dwindling population of Parsis in India, the Jiyo Parsi scheme has been launched by the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India. What is Jiyo Parsi scheme? Jiyo parsi scheme has the objective of reversing the declining trend of Parsi population by adopting scientific protocol and structured interventions, stabilize ..

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Grameen Bank (Bangladesh) to be brought under Central Bank jurisdiction in Bangladesh

The Grameen Bank, the Nobel Peace Prize winning microcredit organization of Bangladesh, will be brought under the control of country’s central bank to give the authorities more powers over the organization. The decision by the government follows the recommendations of government-sponsored Grameen Bank Commission, which suggested bringing the bank under the regulatory control of either ..

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Union Government launches Seekho Aur Kamao (Learn and Earn) Progrmme

Union Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India launched Seekho Aur Kamao (Learn and While) Scheme for Skill Development of Minorities. What are the key objectives of the scheme Learn and Earn? The main objectives of this scheme are: Reduce the unemployment rate of minorities during 12th Plan period (2012-17). Conserve and update traditional skills ..

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Union Cabinet approves draft policy for early childhood care and education

Union Cabinet approved the draft policy of the National Early Childhood Care and Education (NECCE) which envisages for establishing guidelines for the standardisation of teaching and learning aids, trained manpower, sanitation and hygiene norms etc. in play schools and day care centres. How would National Early Childhood Care and Education (NECCE) benefit? The new National ..

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Aamir Khan chosen for U.S. award for ‘Satyamev Jayate’

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan has been chosen for a U.S. award for his television show ‘Satyamev Jayate’ along with renowned American director Kathryn Bigelow and the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC). They will be awarded at the inaugural awards by the America Abroad Media (AAM) in Washington DC. As per AAM, their work exemplifies ..

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