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Digital literacy awareness programme for senior citizens in Mumbai

A digital education and awareness programme was organised by Centre for the Study of Social Change (CSSC) under union ministry of social justice and empowerment. Principal Advisor, CSSC and former Mumbai Mayor, Advocate Nirmala Sam

India fares poorly in global talent competitiveness index

India stood 92nd in the latest rankings of the global talent competitiveness index. Switzerland topped the rankings, with Singapore coming second. United Kingdom was in the third position. The report accompanying the rankings said t

About 2.68 crore disabled in India: Govt report

As per census 2011, in India, out of the 121 crore population, about 2.68 crore persons are ‘disabled’ which is 2.21 percent of the total population. In an era where ‘inclusive development’ is being emphasised as the right

44 high potential regional connectivity scheme airports in India: Report

As many as 44 high potential RCS airports have been identified from among 414 airfields available in India, said a report. The FICCI-KPMG report has presented over 370 possible destinations from the high-potential RCS airports, the

No common standardised programme on sanitation systems: Expert

For an emerging country like India, it is easier to take part in exploratory missions to Mars than to tackle its sanitation challenge. The former can be addressed through a linear process spearheaded by the advanced, well-resourced Indian Space Re

Chinnamma is not Amma

Sasikala Natarajan, who is affectionately called Chinnamma, has easily slipped into the role of being the leader of the AIADMK following the death of chief minister J Jayalalithaa. But she has big shoes to fill and there could be choppy waters ahe

Water may be put in the concurrent list

Union minister Uma Bharti on Friday said that the centre is discussing the issue of bringing water into concurrent list with states. To place water in the concurrent list is a proposal which is over five-years old. In fact, the Asho

Over half of UP MLAs didnít ask a single question in past five years

A staggering 58 percent of MLAs did not ask any question, showed data compiled by PRS legislative research on the participation of members of Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly (2012-2017). On average, each MLA asked 32 questions. T

India should set up strong surveillance system over salt intake

We strongly recommend against a drastic reduction in sodium intake to <3 g/day until evidence is available from large clinical trials that show clear benefits, said an editorial in The National Medical Journal of India. “Th

Organisations donít report cyber incidents: PMO official

Data pertaining to cyber incidents is distributed in so many places that the collection, compilation and its analysis is difficult for an organisation, said national cyber security coordinator Gulshan Rai on Wednesday. “The organis

Air in most Indian cities hazardous: Greenpeace

None of the Indian cities comply with standards prescribed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) said a Greenpeace report.   The report “Airpocalypse” assesses air quality in 168 cities across 24 states

Agriculture has shown resilience to demonetisation effect: Niti Aayog blog

The growth story of agriculture is intact as demonetisation is found to cause small and insignificant effect on growth of output as well as farmers’ income, said a blog hosted on the Niti Aayog website.   “Agr

Aspirational India put up with historic decisions: Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today linked the near lack of public resistance to the Narendra Modi government’s move to ban currency of high denomination to the “aspirational Indians” and “progress oriented public opinion&r

BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj gets poll panel notice

Bharatiya Janata Party MP Sakshi Maharaj has been issued a show cause notice by the Election Commission of India for saying in Meerut: “The population rise is not because of Hindus. Pop

Reliance Jio records highest growth in October 2016

 Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio network has recorded highest growth rate in subscriber base in October 2016. The network has seen a net addition of more than one crore subscriber base, recording a growth rate of 122.86 percent, acco

Over 100 million consumers expected to shop online in 2017: Study

In 2016, about 69 million consumers purchased online and the number is expected to cross 100 million by 2017 with the rise of digital natives, better infrastructure in terms of logistics, broadband and Internet-ready devices to fuel the demand in

Odisha gets a rap on its knuckle from NHRC chief

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) notes with concern several instances from within Odisha of acquisition of land for various developmental projects without adequate compensation or alternative livelihood support to those displaced from t

Premium Khadi lounge opens in Mumbai

 The government is committed to put Khadi on the global map, said minister of state for micro, small and medium enterprises Haribhai Parthibhai Choudhary while inaugurating the first and exclusive Khadi India Lounge in Mumbai. &ldqu

Tax collections go up

Direct tax and indirect tax collection figures for the period April 2016 to December 2016 have shown a positive trend as direct taxes grew by 12.01% and indirect taxes went up by 25% over the corresponding period last year i.e. April-December 2015

We will undo damage done to Punjab economy: Manmohan Singh

“This election manifesto is a forward looking visionary document, which promises the people that we will undo the damage done to the Punjab economy by the state government in the last ten years,” said former prime minister Manmohan Sin

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