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Expanding the Internet Saathi Initiative

Google India and Tata Trusts have decided to expand their Internet Saathi initiative to villages in Punjab and Odisha. About the Initiative The initiative is aimed at facilitating digital literacy among women in rural India. Under the Internet Saathi programme Launched in July 2015, 70,000 ‘Internet Saathi’s’ are trained, who have in turn impacted 2.6 ..

Total Fertility Rate : Sample Registration System Survey

The Sample Registration System (SRS) is the largest demographic survey in the country mandated to provide annual estimates of fertility as well as mortality indicators at the state and national level. The survey is released by the Registrar General of India (RGI). Findings from the Sample Registration System Survey for 2017 The total fertility rate ..

West Bengal government observes first-ever Save Water Day on 12th July

The West Bengal government has observed the first-ever Save Water Day on 12th July 2019 across the state to spread the message of water conservation. From now onwards, the day will be observed in the state every year to create awareness among people to check misuse of water. The state government also organized the Padayatra ..

Plan Bee of Northeast Frontier Railway

Plan Bee of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has won the best innovation award in Indian Railways for the fiscal year 2018-19. Plan Bee Plan Bee is an amplifying system which imitates the buzz of a swarm of honey bees to keep wild elephants away from railway tracks. Protecting Elephants There are 29 earmarked elephant corridors with ..

13th National Statistics Day (NSD-2019)

The 13th National Statistics Day (NSD-2019) is celebrated on 29th June at the National level in India with theme “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” to popularize the use of Statistics in everyday life and sensitize the public as to how Statistics helps in shaping and framing policies. The 2019 theme has been chosen for intensive and ..

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 ..

The first-ever Centre for Inland & Coastal Maritime Technology (CICMT) tocome up IIT Kharagpur

Under the flagship Sagarmala Programme, the Union Ministry of Shipping has recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with IIT Kharagpur for setting up the Centre for Inland and Coastal Maritime Technology (CICMT) at IIT Kharagpur. The first-of-its-kind Centre will focus on ship design for coastal/inland waterways, shipbuilding technology and structural design, transport systems & ..

Drinking Water for All by 2024

The Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Sing has stated that Centre has set a target of providing clean drinking water to all by 2024. The Ministry is formulating the plan to provide drinking water to nearly 14 crore households where clean drinking water is yet to reach. Present Scenario While in Sikkim 99 per cent of ..