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Women empowerment visible in the 4th National Family Health Survey

Women empowerment visible in the 4th National Family Health Survey

The fourth National Family Health Survey (NFHS) data released by the Union health ministry clearly indicates women empowerment. Data was collected from 13 states.

Such indicators include:

  • Savings account

Winter mystery: more than average temperature in December and late arrival of cold

Winter mystery: more than average temperature in December and late arrival of cold

The sudden fall in temperature in Northern India in late January, 2016 is attributed to the abrupt southward shift of sub-tropical anti-cyclonic wind and easterly Jetstream. The …

PSLV-C31 launches IRNSS-1E

PSLV-C31 launches IRNSS-1E

IRNSS-1E was successfully put into orbit by PSLV-C31 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), SHAR, Sriharikota. It was the fifth of the seven satellites of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) that will make the …

India to host military exercise with 18 ASEAN Plus countries in March

India to host military exercise with 18 ASEAN Plus countries in March

As part of the India’s Look East policy, the Indian army is set to conduct one of the largest multi-national military exercises from March 2 to 8 in …

RBI to meet bank chiefs on SDR, 5/25 & JLF

RBI to meet bank chiefs on SDR, 5/25 & JLF

The top officials of RBI will meet with bank chiefs on 18.1.16 to assess the progress and implementation of recently introduced stressed-asset management schemes to cope with the pilling NPAs.…

PM Modi announces big push for START UPS

PM Modi announces big push for STARTUPS 

A big push for start-ups was needed to make “Make in India” successful. The announcement by PM was to fulfil this agenda.

The main features are:

  1. Funding:
  • Funding support through a corpus of

Cabinet clears new crop insurance scheme, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

Cabinet clears new crop insurance scheme, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)

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  • Is slated for rollout during the kharif (summer) crop season, 2016.
  • Farmers will pay a uniform premium of 2% of the sum insured for kharif and 1.5%

US notified an additional fee for certain categories of H-1B and L-1 visas

US notified an additional fee for certain categories of H-1B and L-1 visas

The US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has hiked fee for certain categories of H-1B visas as well as L-1 A & L-1 B visa. The …

Kullu dance enters Guinness world record

Kullu dance enters Guinness world record

The mega Kullu “Natti” dance performed during the Kull Dasehra on 26th October, 2015, had made it to the Guinness Book of World Records. 9892 participants were registered in this largest mega dance …

Sri Lanka drops plan to buy fighters from Pakistan

Sri Lanka drops plan to buy fighters from Pakistan

Opposition from India has forced Sri Lanka to drop plans, at least for now, to buy JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft from Pakistan to replace the SLAF’s ageing fleet of Israeli Kfirs …

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