Initiatives

Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship | Admission in Ph.D. in IITs/IISc

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The Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (PMRF) scheme is aimed at attracting the talent pool of the country to doctoral (Ph.D.) programs of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) for carrying out research in cutting-edge science and technology domains, with focus on national priorities. The Prime ...

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No Police Verification for New Passports

The Centre plans to merge the process with Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems Project (CCTNS), a project first conceptualised by the UPA government in 2009; this will eliminate the need of doing the physical police verification for getting a new passport. With the implementation of CCTNS, the manual ...

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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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Air Deccan ready for ‘UDAN’ from NE in December

SHILLONG: Low cost airline Air Deccan is all set to start operations under the regional connectivity scheme (RCS), also known as UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik), from December 15 this year, airport officials here said today. Under the Centre’s UDAN scheme, air fares are capped at Rs 2,500 per ...

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Press Release for recommendations made on GST rates

(I) Reduction in GST rate from 28% to 18% Wire, cables, insulated conductors, electrical insulators, electrical plugs, switches, sockets, fuses, relays, electrical connectors Electrical boards, panels, consoles, cabinets etc for electric control or distribution Particle/fibre boards and ply wood. Article of wood, wooden frame, paving block Furniture, mattress, bedding and ...

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Shedding light on Saubhagya electrification scheme

The Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (‘Saubhagya’) launched in September, which claims to ensure electrification of all willing households in the country, is too ambitious a project. While it makes grandiose promises to provide a free electricity connection to all willing Below Poverty Line households and to all ...

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