Daily Archives: August 13, 2017

Benefits of new Crop Insurance Schemes | PMFBY

Benefits of new Crop

Government of India has launched the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana ( PMFBY) with simplified provisions  making them more farmer friendly.  The scheme provides the farmers maximum financial protection against non-preventable natural risks.

Simplification of the Scheme

Following review of erstwhile crop insurance schemes PMFBY has been formulated,… Read More

Can discrimination contribute to feelings of radicalization ?

Can discrimination

Summary:Muslim immigrants who feel marginalized and discriminated against in countries that expect them to integrate into their culture and society are more likely to experience psychological threats to their own significance that could be related to increased support of radicalism, according to new research.

Muslim immigrants who feel marginalized… Read More

Make in India Initiative in the Defence Sector

Make in India Hal

Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre has conveyed that Defence sector being a User driven sector, Defence Forces are actively involved in various policies & procedures related to procurement, indigenous design, development & manufacture of defence equipment, co-development & co-production with foreign OEMs, thus contributing… Read More

Assault Rifles by Ordnance Factory Board

Ordnance Factory

Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre has conveyed that the Rifle Factory Ishapore (RFI) successfully developed Rifle 5.56 x 45mm Excalibur in association with Army. The Gun has been tried by the Indian Army and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). RFI has already supplied around 20000 Nos. Excalibur Rifles to various Police Forces. The design of 5.56… Read More

Making Railway Stations and trains disabled-friendly

railway-stations

Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain has conveyed that In order to provide better accessibility to Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), short term facilities, as detailed below, have been planned at all stations, beginning with ‘A-1’, ‘A’ and ‘B’ category stations:-

  • Standard ramp for barrier free entry
  • Earmarking at least
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Indian Railways to improve Catering Services

Catering Services

Indian Railways is taking several measures to improve catering services on over its network.  It is emphasised that improvement of catering being an on-going process. A new Catering Policy has been notified on 27 February, 2017 wherein with the objective to provide quality food to rail passengers, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited… Read More

22 proposals of 2200 Cr appraised and recommended under Nirbhaya Fund

Nirbhaya Fund

Minister of State for Women & Child Development, Smt Krishna Raj has conveyed that Government of India has set up a dedicated fund called Nirbhaya Fund for implementation of initiatives aimed at enhancing the safety and security of women in the country. As per the guidelines of Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Women and Child Development is the nodal authority… Read More

53 species of medicinal plants are under the threatened category list

medicinal plants

Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik has informed that the Government has taken note of the survey by Botanical Survey of India (BSI) that out of 8,000 medicinal plants, following 53 species are under threatened categories like Critically Endangered, Endangered and Vulnerable.

For conservation and development of medicinal… Read More

Revealed | Real greenhouse gas footprints of reservoirs

Real greenhouse

Summary:When hydropower reservoirs traps organic matter, it leads to higher local greenhouse gas emissions. But the emissions are not increased but displaced. A new tool calculates the real greenhouse gas footprints of reservoirs.

When hydropower reservoirs traps organic matter, it leads to higher local greenhouse gas emissions. But the emissions are… Read More

3.5 lakh registered practitioners of Homoeopathy, Unani, Siddha and Naturopathy in the country

Homoeopathy,

The total number of registered Homoeopathic, Unani, Siddha and Naturopathy practitioners throughout the country as on 01st January 2016 is 352251. The total number of AYUSH hospitals operating in the country as on 1st April, 2016 are 3639 and number of dispensaries are 26405.

Public Health being a State subject, the primary responsibility to provide health… Read More

1000 PMBJP Kendras to be opened in UP

Janaushadhi Pariyojana

Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Chemicals and Fertilizers, Shri Mansukh Lal Mandviya, presided over the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony between the Union Government and the State Government of Uttar Pradesh for opening 1000 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) Kendras in the… Read More

Yoga: A revolution in the making

Dr. H R Nagendra

While Yoga has always captured the public imagination, the last three years have seen a sea-change in public awareness of Yoga. The announcement of International Day of Yoga on June 21st by the United Nations in response to the appeal by Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi which was spontaneously appreciated and sponsored by 187 countries has promoted… Read More