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IMF praises Aadhaar but urges India to protect privacy 13.4.2018 DNA: Popular News
The IMF has said India should take necessary measures to ensure privacy and security controls while implementing large identification programmes like the Aadhaar, as the global financial body identified India as a leader in the biometric identification system. The International Monetary Fund in its fiscal monitor report on digital government said digitalisation can facilitate stronger governance and fiscal transparency, allowing better public awareness and scrutiny of the budget process and the design of fiscal policy. In India, the IMF yesterday said, biometric identification and electronic payments have helped reduce leakages in LPG subsidies. "Depending on assumptions and how the reduction in leakage is expressed that is, the reduction in total transfers or wrongful payments estimated savings from digitalisation range between 0.2 and 21 per cent of cash transfers and 11 to 24 per cent of wrongful payments, it said. "It is difficult to disentangle the effect of digitalisation from broader macroeconomic ...
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Centre Releases Rs. 23,147 Crore under MGNREGS 12.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
In the 2nd week of the current Financial Year, Ministry of Rural Development has already released Rs. 23,147 crore to various States/UTs under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.
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Modernisation Programme for Anganwadi Centres 6.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Under the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme (renamed as Anganwadi Services under Umbrella ICDS Scheme), construction of Anganwadi Centre buildings has been taken up in all the States/UTs.
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Over 4 lakh MGNREGA works undertaken in State 4.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
Over 4 lakh MGNREGA works undertaken in State
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MGNREGS scam alleged in Selsella block 2.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
MGNREGS scam alleged in Selsella block
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Messpara village of Goalpara dist- steeped in poverty, underdevelopment 2.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
Messpara village of Goalpara dist- steeped in poverty, underdevelopment
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'Aadhaar is helpful at times, so is torture' 22.3.2018 Rediff: Interviews
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Centre has not set a target for job creation: Labour minister tells Lok Sabha 20.3.2018 DNA: India
The Centre has not set a target for job creation, labour minister Santosh Kumar Gangawar told the Lok Sabha on Monday, The Times of India reported. In a written response to INLD MP Dushyant Chautala’s question on employment over the past three years, Gangwar said, “No target has been set by the government. However, the employment generation ... is the priority concern of the Government (sic).” The minister said the government has taken steps to generate employment by encouraging private sector, fast-tracking projects involving substantial investment and increasing expenditure on schemes like Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme and Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY). The government, in its response, quoted annual labour force surveys of 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2015-16. The sharpest increase in unemployment rate was in Himachal Pradesh, from 1.8% in 2014-15 to 10.2% in 2015-16. The other two states with ...
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Government implementing various programmes/schemes for promoting inclusive growth 16.3.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Achieving inclusive growth has been one of the main priorities of the Government. For promoting inclusive growth, the Government is implementing various programmes/schemes for creating better employment opportunities, strengthening social infrastructure and providing basic amenities like water, electricity, roads, sanitation and housing for covering all sections of population.
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4,000 villagers get extra 50-day work under MNERGA 5.1.2018 DNA: Bangalore
4,000 villagers get extra 50-day work under MNERGA
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11% rise in rural incomes but migration continues unabated 14.12.2017 Rediff: Business
80% of the surveyed districts did not show any change in migration
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House, Interrupted 3.12.2017 DNA: Popular News
Disruptions, adjournments and delays to proceedings have been a feature of parliamentary business in India. But the number of actual sittings of both Houses has also gone down drastically over the years, impacting Parliament's function to frame robust policies and laws, aid in better governance and hold the government to account. Data shows Parliament has been progressively allocating fewer days to meet. It has been meeting even less on those days — marked more by pandemonium and acrimonious scenes than real discussion. The governments have been trying to make up for lost time by pushing through legislation faster with much deliberation, raising concerns over the efficacy of Parliament in the world's largest democracy. Decline begins To begin with, the Lok Sabha, constituted in 1952, sat for 103 days that year. The first session of the second Lok Sabha conducted business for over 160 days in 1957 — the longest period in the history of the Indian Parliament. Through the 1950s, the average was 127 days a ...
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'Bizarre star that refuses to die discovered' 10.11.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
Scientists have made a bizarre discovery - a star that refuses to stop shining, despite exploding multiple times over a period of more than 50 years. Supernovae, the explosions of stars, have been observed in the thousands and in all cases they marked the death of a star. "The spectra we obtained at Keck Observatory showed that this supernova looked like nothing we had ever seen before. This, after discovering nearly 5,000 supernovae in the last two decades," said Peter Nugent, Senior Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the US. "While the spectra bear a resemblance to normal hydrogen-rich core-collapse supernova explosions, they grew brighter and dimmer at least five times more slowly, stretching an event which normally lasts 100 days to over two years," said Nugent. The supernova, named iPTF14hls, was discovered in September 2014. At the time, it looked like an ordinary supernova. Several months later, astronomers at Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO) in the US noticed the supernova was ...
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Astronomers discover bizarre star that won't die 9.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
Astronomers discover bizarre star that won't die
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The 'zombie star' that cheated death many times 9.11.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
 A star that refuses to stop shining has been discovered. An international team of astronomers, including Carnegie's Nick Konidaris and Benjamin Shappee, came across a star that exploded multiple times over a period of 50 years. The finding completely confounds existing knowledge of a star's end of life, and Konidaris' instrument-construction played a crucial role in analyzing the phenomenon. In September 2014, the intermediate Palomar Transient Factory team of astronomers detected a new explosion in the sky, iPTF14hls. The light given off by the event was analyzed in order to understand the speed and chemical composition of the material ejected in the explosion. This analysis indicated that the explosion was what's called a type II-P supernova, and everything about the discovery seemed normal. Until, that is, a few months later, when the supernova started getting brighter again. Type II-P supernovae usually remain bright for about 100 days. But iPTF14hls remained bright for more than 600! What's more, ...
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India Post’s Payment Bank in city misses its deadline 13.10.2017 DNA: Opinion
The process to start Payment Bank by India post in Jaipur is going on a slow pace. Scheduled to start functioning from September this year,the bank has missed its deadline. A senior official of department of post told DNA that while the site was ready,the operations however would start later. IPPB is offering Savings account up to a balance of Rs 1 Lakh, along with digitally enabled payments and remittance services of all kinds between individuals. In due course, IPPB will also provide current accounts and access to third party financial services like insurance, mutual funds, pension, credit products, forex and more. “The site is ready at GPO where it will be started, operations are yet to start,” said a senior official. Notably, the payment banks of several private enterprises have already started working in the city.They are aggressively marketing to get the major share of customers. As such,delay in start will hurt the business interest of the payment bank of India post. While the payment bank of ...
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India has no dearth of resources: Modi 11.10.2017 The Assam Tribune
India has no dearth of resources: Modi
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BMS demands stimulus package to benefit labour intensive sectors 27.9.2017 TOI: India
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Centre to fund social audit units under MGNREGA Scheme 26.9.2017 ET: Economy/Finance
All states except Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Haryana, Goa and J&K — where there is a BJP government or where the party is part of the ruling coalition — have set up social audit units.
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Job cardholders to get compensation in case of wage delay 25.9.2017 The Assam Tribune
Job cardholders to get compensation in case of wage delay
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