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Govt. to Issue U-WIN Smart Card to 40 Crore Unorganized Workers

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The central government from January end will start issuing smart cards for social security coverage to 40 crore workers in the unorganized sector of the country. The smart card will be known as U-WIN (Unorganized Worker Identification Number) card and it will facilitate these workers to get benefits under numerous government welfare schemes. Labour Minister Mr. Bandaru Dattatreya said that ...

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US led Trans Pacific Partnership, India and China to study regional trade pacts


India and China have to study the impact of regional trades forging among many countries. Asia’s two largest economies for the first time have decided to work together on a project like this. This move also indicates the beginning of  Asian rivals’ closeness in regards of trade. NITI Aayog (which completed its first year recently) and China’s Development Research Institute together will ...

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World Bank provides 5o Million Dollar loan-assistance for minority education

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The World Bank has signed a deal with the Indian government providing credit facility of 50 Million USD for minority education and training and skill development. The loan will directly link to the government’s program called Nai Manzil: The Education and Skills Training Program, launched this year in the month of August. The government through this new scheme wants to ...

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Balika Samridhi Yojna (A welfare scheme for girl child)

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The Balika Samriddhi Yojana (BSY) was launched in 1997 by the Central Govt to change the negative attitude towards the girl child with an aim to increase enrolment and retention of girls in schools, to increase their marriage age and to create income opportunities and activities for them. Objectives: To change negative family and community attitudes towards the girl child ...

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Twitter may delete your account if it’s “abusive”

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Twitter Inc has clarified its new content guidelines for users as per the new blog post of company published on Tuesday. It has clarified the definition of abusive behavior that may lead to deactivation of the user’s account. According to Megan Cristina, director of Trust and Safety, “As always, we embrace and encourage diverse opinions and beliefs, but we will ...

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Govt. Launches New Five year Biotechnology Development Strategy

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With a view to make India a global hub for bio-manufacturing, the central government on Wednesday launched the National Biotechnology Development Strategy for 2015-2020. This strategy aims at making the sector into a $100 billion industry by the year 2025 giving special focus in the areas of healthcare, food and nutrition, clean energy and education. Under this strategy, it is ...

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Hindi-Urdu is the second most spoken language in the world

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There are 7,102 living languages in the world and Asian continent houses 2,301 languages alone, according to a report published in The Washington Post. On the contrary, Europe has only 286 languages despite having many nations in the second smallest continent. Chinese (in all dialects) is most spoken language with 1.39 billion speakers, Hindi-Urdu ranks second with 588 million and ...

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North East Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy (NEIIPP), 2007

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The Government has approved a package of fiscal incentives and other concessions for the North East Region namely the ‘North East Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy (NEIIPP), 2007’, effective from 1-4-2007. Coverage: NEIIPP covers the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim. Eligibility: All new units as well as existing units which go in for ...

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MP Offers Lucrative Incentives in its Information Technology Policy

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With an aim to develop the Information technology sector of the state along with IT Enabled Services (ITES) and Electronic Hardware Manufacturing (EHM) to make the state an investor friendly industrial state, Madhya Pradesh launched its Information Technology Investment Policy in the year 2014. Objective: To generate direct and indirect employment opportunities in the IT sector To increase the flow ...

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