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  • TIFAC launched Vigyan Jyoti scheme

    470 days ago
    Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) launched the Vigyan Jyoti scheme on 8 March 2020. The scheme aims to encourage women to pursue science. Vigyan Jyoti: Vigyan Jyoti is an initiative that will create a level-playing field for the meritorious girls in high school to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics... Read More

    Saudi Arabia slashed oil prices after OPEC plus meeting fails to make a deal

    470 days ago
    Oil prices plunged by 20% after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries' (OPEC) failure to make a deal with its allies regarding production cuts. The meeting OPEC+ that was held between OPEC and its allies concluded with no deal on additional production cuts. Highlights: ♦ Saudi Arabia slashed oil prices. The country announced... Read More
    Category: International

    JK sets up Delimitation Commission

    470 days ago
    The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has set up the Delimitation Commission for the process of delimitation of Lok Sabha and assembly constituencies. The Commission was formed under the chairmanship of former Supreme Court judge Ranjana Prakash Desai. The members of the Commission are Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Shushil Chandra and election... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Centre imposes withdrawal limit for depositors of Yes Bank

    470 days ago
    The government of India has imposed a withdrawal limit of Rs.50,000 for depositors of Yes Bank for one month. The notification regarding this was issued by the Ministry of Finance. The cap will be in effect till 3 April. GoI has allowed a few exemptions in cases like higher education, medical emergency, marriage, and unavoidable emergency for the limit... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

    Centre to set up at least one PMBJP Kendra in every block of the country

    470 days ago
    Government plans to set up at least one Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya JanAushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) Kendra in every block of India by the end of 2020. The announcement was made by the Union Minister of Development of North Eastern Region Dr.Jitendra Singh at the Jan Aushadhi Diwas celebration in Kathua, J&K. The government for Jammu & Kashmir launched... Read More

    Poshan Abhiyaan celebrated its second anniversary

    470 days ago
    The second anniversary of the Centre's Poshan Abhiyaan Poshan Pakhwada was celebrated on 8 March. The focus of the two-week-long Poshan Pakhwada 2020 is 'Men for Nutrition.' The aim is to increase male engagement in Poshan Abhiyaan. It aims to improve Nutritional Indicators. NITI Aayog's data states that Andhra Pradesh ranked first... Read More
    Category: Schemes

    IIM-Bangalore launched the Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship program

    470 days ago
    Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) launched the Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship (MGNF) program in collaboration with the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), GoI, and State Skill Development Missions (SSDMs). There are over 75 students in the first batch of the program. The batch has 44% women candidates. IIMB... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Centre to make Sanitary pad disposal bags mandatory from 2021 January

    470 days ago
    The Centre is to make it mandatory for the sanitary napkin companies to provide bio-degradable disposal bags from January 2021. The information was announced by the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar at an International Women's Day event in Pune on 8 March. Also, the sanitation norms for Corporations and... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    UAHS develops Sahyadri Megha, a new red variety of paddy

    470 days ago
    The University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences (UAHS) of Shivamogga developed 'Sahyadri Megha,' a new red variety of paddy, as a part of its initiative to prevent a decline in the area under paddy cultivation. The new red variety of paddy is resistant to blast disease and is rich in nutrients. Sahyadri Megha: ♦ Sahyadri... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Monitoring cell inaugurated under Mission Bhagiratha

    470 days ago
    A dedicated monitoring cell was inaugurated under Mission Bhagiratha in Bhongir Circle, Telangana. It was inaugurated by the Superintending Engineer of Mission Bhagiratha. The cell invites grievances and issues in the supply of the tapped drinking water. About the Monitoring cell: ♦ The aim of the cell is to prevent water scarcity and increase... Read More

    Centre to add more than 14 lakh Self Help Groups

    470 days ago
    Government is to add more than 14 lakh Self Help Groups (SHG) in order to achieve GoI's plan to achieve 75 lakhs SHGs by 2022. The announcement was made by Narendra Singh Tomar, the Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare on 8 March. Women's Self Help Groups (SHGs): Women's SHGs are the backbone of poverty alleviation... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Yanagundi Matha Manikeshwari passed away on 8 March

    470 days ago
    Yanagundi Matha Manikeshwari passed away at Yanagundi of Kalaburagi district, Karnataka, on 8 March. She died due to prolonged illness. She was 87 years old. Matha Manikeshwari had millions of devotees in various states, including Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Maharashtra. Sri Matha Manikeshwari: Sri Matha Manikeshwari was born to Buggappa and... Read More
    Category: Obituary

    Women scientists received international exposure through Indo-US Fellowship for WISTEMM

    470 days ago
    Department of Science and Technology (DST) of Ministry of Science and Technology in association with Indo-US Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF) under the program the Indo-US Fellowship for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (WISTEMM) provided international exposure to several women scientists. Around 20 women scientists... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Minister Rajnath Singh conferred WTI Awards on 8 March

    470 days ago
    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh conferred the Fourth Edition of the Women Transforming India Awards (WTI) on 8 March 2020, the International Women's Day. The award ceremony was organized by NITI Aayog's Women Entrepreneurship Platform. The awards recognized women from diverse fields, including healthcare, education, and food tech, amongst other... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    President Ram Nath Kovind conferred 2019 Nari Shakti Puraskar

    470 days ago
    President Ram Nath Kovind presented Nari Shakti Puraskar or Woman Power Award for the year 2019 on International Women's Day, which is March 8, at a special ceremony held in Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. 15 eminent women were awarded the Nari Shakti Puraskar 2019. The award recognized the significant efforts of the women who rendered distinguished... Read More

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