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India’s first solar-powered boat launched in Kerala

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India’s first solar powered boat called ‘Aditya‘ was launched at Kochi’s Vembanad lake in Kerala. It is first solar-powered ferry and the largest solar-powered boat in India. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said that the government has taken up the development of water transport in the state with utmost seriousness. He was speaking after inaugurating the first solar-powered boat of the state ...

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Aadhaar now mandatory for EPF pension scheme

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NEW DELHI: The Centre has made obtaining an Aadhaar number mandatory for 2.5 crore members of the Employees’ Pension Scheme of 1995, one of the benefits available to Employees’ Provident Fund subscribers. The Labour Ministry said in a notification that those without an Aadhaar number will have to make an application to get enrolled by January 31, 2017. The subsidy, ...

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SC orders welfare scheme for Army porters

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday came to the aid of 12,000 civilian porters working for the Army in high-risk and active field areas such as Rajouri, Jammu and Poonch by directing the Centre to finalise a scheme providing them better pay, medical facilities, enhanced compensation and a severance grant higher than the Rs. 50,000 proposed by the government. ...

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Centre approves mega scheme for improving road infra in 35 worst affected Naxal districts

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NEW DELHI: The Union Government on Wednesday approved a Centrally-sponsored road connectivity scheme for 35 districts worst affected by Naxalism and nine other critical districts with an outlay of over Rs 11, 724 crore entailing construction/upgradation of over 5,411 km of roads besides erection of 126 bridges. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi sanctioned ...

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Chardham highway project: PM Modi lays foundation stone in Dehradun

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Dehradun: PM Narendra Modi today lay the foundation stone for the Chardham Mahamarg Vikas Pariyojna in Uttarakhand’s Dehradun. The Chardham Mahamarg Vikas Pariyojna, or the Chardham highway development project, is an ambitious initiative to improve connectivity to the Char Dham pilgrimage centres in the Himalayas. The project’s main objective is to develop around 900 km of national highways. These highways ...

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Get attractive stipend upto Rs. 1500 per month under NAPS

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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) during his visit to Kanpur. The scheme aims to provide apprenticeship training to over 50 lakh youngsters in order to create more jobs. NAPS is implemented by Director General of Training (DGT) under the aegis of Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). Under it, Central Government for ...

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MHA gives nod to CISF to increase strength to 1.8 lakh

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VELLORE: With growing demand for the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) for providing security cover to important establishments, traditional industries and private firms, the central government has given its nod to increase the strength of the professional central armed force by 35,000. CISF received a communication dated December 14 from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) regarding the augmentation of ...

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Women safety and empowerment starts with Haryana: Mahila Police Volunteer Initiative

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The Mahila Police Volunteer initiative was launched in Haryana in Karnal and Mahendragarh districts, Haryana became the first state to adopt this Scheme. Originally conceived by the Union Ministry of Women & Child Development, Mahila Police Volunteer is a joint initiative with the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. Haryana inducted the first batch of 1000 Mahila Police Volunteers. These volunteers have ...

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