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Daily Archives: July 13, 2018

Union Home Minister reviews border area development programme

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday reviewed the ongoing development programme being run in 17 states located along the international borders, an official said. Chairing the meeting, Rajnath Singh interacted with field-level officers to review the Border Area Development Programme (BADP). Union Ministers of

Akal Takht head appeals against drug abuse

The Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of Sikhism, on Friday issued an appeal to the members of the Sikh community to ensure that drug abuse does not take place in their family, locality, village or neighbourhood. “I have issued an appeal to all Sikhs

Maharashtra government: No ban on outside food in multiplexes

Maharashtra Food and Civil Supplies Minister Ravindra Chavan on Friday assured the state legislature that “there is no ban on patrons carrying outside food to multiplexes but if the multiplex authorities prohibit it, they could face action”. The minister’s statement came after a heated debate

UN official highlights climate change-security link

UN Deputy Secretary- General Amina Mohammed on Wednesday highlighted the link between climate change and international peace and security and called for collective action. “The impacts of climate change go well beyond the strictly environmental. Climate change is inextricably linked to some of the most

Why Wi-Fi connectivity is still limited in India

One of the key reasons for the relatively low Wi-Fi connectivity in India is the limited penetration of home broadband, says an analyst with London-based OpenSignal, which specializes in crowdsourced wireless coverage mapping all over the world. Wi-Fi connectivity in India is still well below

Aadhaar not must for Ayushman Bharat

The government clarified on Thursday that Aadhaar card was not mandatory for taking benefits under Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission. Nobody would be denied health facilities for not having an Aadhaar number. A Health Ministry release said that ABNHPM guidelines on beneficiary identification

Arun Jaitley calls for cooperative federalism in agriculture sector

Applauding NABARD’s initiatives in promotion of Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) in line with Centre’s call for doubling farmers’ income by 2022, Union Minister Shri Arun Jaitley expressed optimism that the apex development bank would achieve the milestone of promoting 5000 FPOs in the next couple of years. Speaking of