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Sports Ministry cuts direct funding to athletes, revises TOP scheme

Athletes preparing for next year’s Commonwealth and Asian Gamesand for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics may not take a liking to the latest directive by the sports ministry, which has revised the guidelines for issuance of funds to athletes under the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme. Learning its lessons from the past, where there ...

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Ambitious BPO Subsidy scheme to expand, says RS Prasad

In order to promote its ambitious rural business process outsourcing (BPO) scheme, the ministry of electronics and IT will soon list its services on the government e-marketplace portal (GeM) — which has become a one-stop destination for all government buying — said union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday ...

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Arogya Lakshmi scheme is boon for women: UNICEF

Hyderabad: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) commended the “Arogya Lakshmi” scheme designed for the benefit of pregnant women and nursing mothers. The UNICEF described the scheme as “a boon for pregnant women and nursing mothers.” The UNICEF had recently released a report, called “Nourishing Wombs: Delivering an integrated package ...

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