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Donate a Pension Initiative: Key Features

Donate a Pension Initiative: Key Features Launched recently by the Labour Ministry. Key features of the programme: Launched under Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan (PM-SYM) for people to contribute to the pension fund of their support staff. Under this, citizens can donate the premium contribution of their immediate support staff such as domestic workers, drivers, […]

Governor’s Address: Controversy In West Bengal And Telangana

Governor’s Address: Controversy In West Bengal And Telangana The customary governor’s address on the opening day of the budget session of a state assembly was mired in controversy recently in West Bengal and Telangana. The governor of West Bengal, Jagdeep Dhankhar, was unable to deliver his address at the Vidhan Sabha on the first day […]

Kanya Shiksha Pravesh Utsav Scheme

Kanya Shiksha Pravesh Utsav Scheme: On the eve of International Women’s Day, the Ministry of Women and Child Development has launched ‘Kanya Shiksha Pravesh Utsav’ scheme to bring back the out-of-school girls back to the education system. Key features of the scheme: Launched by the Women and Child Development Ministry in partnership with the Education […]

SLINEX-22: Bilateral Maritime Exercise

SLINEX-22: Bilateral Maritime Exercise The Ninth Edition of India – Sri Lanka Bilateral Maritime Exercise SLINEX (Sri Lanka–India Naval Exercise) is being conducted at Visakhapatnam. The 8th edition of SLINEX was conducted off Trincomalee, Sri Lanka in October 2020. The exercise is being conducted in two phases, the Harbour Phase at Visakhapatnam followed by the […]

Glycosmis Albicarpa: New Rin Berry Species

Glycosmis Albicarpa: New Rin Berry Species A team of scientists from the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) has discovered a new gin berry species named Glycosmis albicarpa from the Kanyakumari Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu. BSI, established in 1890, is the apex research organisation under the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEFCC) for carrying out […]

National Waterways 2 Gets Connected With National Waterways 1

National Waterways 2 Gets Connected With National Waterways 1: The Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways received the maiden voyage of food-grains from Patna to Pandu port via Bangladesh in Guwahati (Assam). Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) is planning to run a fixed schedule sailing between NW1 and NW2 heralding a new age […]

What Is SAMARTH Initiative?

What Is SAMARTH Initiative? On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2022, the Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), launched a Special Entrepreneurship Promotion Drive for Women -“SAMARTH” . Under the Samarth initiative of the Ministry, following benefits will be available to aspiring and existing women entrepreneurs: 20% Seats in free Skill […]

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