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Reservation for Economically Weaker Sections

The government has announced a decision to provide ten per cent reservation in jobs and higher education for those belonging to the economically backward sections of the general category. The government aims to provide the aid of reservation to economically backward poor people who are not availing the benefit of reservation as of now. Who will be Read More…

China passes law to make Islam compatible with socialism

The Peoples Republic of China has passed a new law to regulate Islam and make it more compatible with socialism by “Sinicizing Islam”. Why the new law? The new Chinese law aims to “Sinicise” Islam. The indifference of China towards Islam was garnering it loads of criticism: China has around 20 million Muslims and Islam Read More…

Rail Kumbh Seva Mobile App

Rail Kumbh Seva Mobile App has been launched by the North Central Railway (NCR) to help the devotees arriving in Allahabad for the Kumbh Mela. About the Mobile Application The Mobile Application ‘Rail Kumbh Seva Mobile App’ has been designed to provide critical and valuable information to the devotees, tourists and other passengers who will visit Allahabad during Read More…

Centre sets up Bezbaruah committee to review the implementation of clause 6 of Assam Accord

As per the announcement made to set up a high-level committee to review the implementation of clause 6 of the Assam Accord, the government has set up a committee headed by former Union tourism secretary M.P. Bezbaruah. Terms of Reference of the committee Clause 6 of the Assam Accord provides for Constitutional, legislative and administrative Read More…

Nafed sell pulses to states under the scheme of Central Government

The National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (Nafed) has sold over 5 lakh tonnes (lt) pulses to 10 States and a Union Territory at discounted rates under the scheme of central government. Why the central government had introduced the scheme? The first of its kind scheme was introduced by the central government to clear Read More…

70-Point Grading Index to Assess Quality of School Education in the States

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has launched 70-Point Grading Index to assess the quality of school education in the states. About the Grading Index The salient features of the 70-Point Grading Index are: The 70-Point Grading Index will assess areas of deficiency in each state’s school education system so that targeted interventions can be made Read More…

Yarn Bank Scheme

The Ministry of Textiles, Government of India had launched a Yarn Bank Scheme as one of the components of PowerTex India scheme with an aim to avoid fluctuation in yarn price. Objectives of the Scheme The objectives of the Yarn Bank Scheme are: To provide interest-free corpus fund to Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) or Consortium Read More…

PM Modi lays Foundation Stone for Mandal Dam Project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone for the Mandal Dam Project on the North Koel River. The Mandal Dam Project would be boon for the states of Jharkhand and Bihar. Mandal Dam Project The features of the Mandal Dam project are: The Mandal Dam project will help around one lakh eleven thousand Read More…