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Government of India Released Funds for Women and Child Development Scheme.

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Government of India Released Funds for Women and Child Development Scheme.
(a) & (b)  The Ministry of Women and Child Development  releases  funds  under  different Schemes to the States, including Andhra Pradesh. Funds released in 2019-2020 under its schemes to Andhra Pradesh are at Annexure.

National Health Mission Released a Recruitment Notification in Haryana

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National Health Mission (NHM) Haryana has released a recruitment notification for 328 posts of Mid Level Health Provider-cum-Community Health Officer (MLHP-cum-CHO).

Interested candidates may check the vacancy details and apply online from 29-07-2019 to 15-08-2019.

City Wise Details of Houses being Constructed for Beneficiaries Under Urban Housing Schemes

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City Wise Details of Houses being Constructed for Beneficiaries Under Urban Housing Schemes
(a) to (d)  ‘Land’ and ‘Colonization’ are  State  subjects. Therefore, it comes in the domain of State / UT Governments to cater to the needs of housing of its citizens. Government of India, however, through its earlier scheme of Jawaharlal Nehru

Online applications are invited by Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) for admission to various management institutes/colleges through CAT 2019 entrance exam.

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Online applications are invited by Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) for admission to various management institutes/colleges through CAT 2019 entrance exam.
 All candidates seeking admission to MBA programme may check the eligibility criteria and apply online from 07-08-2019 to 18-09-2019.

10 historical Monuments across the country will remain open till 9 pm for common public

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Press Information Bureau Government of India Ministry of Culture 29-July-2019 17:27 IST
10 historical Monuments across the country will remain open till 9 pm for common public – Shri Prahlad Singh Patel
केंद्रीय संस्कृति मंत्री (आईसी) श्री प्रह्लाद सिंह पटेल ने घोषणा की कि देश भर में 10 ऐतिहासिक स्मारकों के खुलने का समय बढ़ा दिया गया है और अब ये स्मारक सूर्योदय से रात 9 बजे तक आम जनता के लिए खुले रहेंगे। नई दिल्ली में मीडिया से बात करते हुए संस्कृति मंत्री ने यह निर्णय सार्वजनिक किया। पहले ये स्मारक आम जनता के लिए सुबह 9 से शाम 5.30 तक खुलते थे। श्री पटेल ने कहा कि यह निर्णय आम जनता / पर्यटकों के लाभ के लिए किया गया है, जो लंबे समय तक ऐसे ऐतिहासिक स्थलों की सुंदरता की यात्रा और सराहना कर सकते हैं।

Great Opportunity for Female ; Public Service Commission West Bengal has released a Recruitment Notification for 3034 Post of Supervisor (Female).

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Public Service Commission, West Bengal (PSCWB) has released a recruitment notification for 3,034 posts of Supervisor (Female).
Interested candidates may check the vacancy details and apply online from 25-07-2019 to 05-08-2019.

More details about PSCWB Recruitment (2019), including number of vacancies, eligibility criteria, selection procedure, how to apply and important dates, are given below:

Number of Ladies Compartments in Various Trains

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Number of Ladies Compartments in Various Trains
(a)  Section 58 of the Railways Act, 1989 provides for earmarking of accommodation for female passengers in trains. Accordingly, in trains carrying passengers, Indian Railways have earmarked following accommodation for female passengers:
A reservation quota of six berths in sleeper class in long distance Mail/Express trains and a reservation quota of six berths in 3AC class of Garib Rath/Rajdhani/Duronto/fully air-conditioned Express trains for  female passengers irrespective of their age travelling alone or in a group of female passengers.A combined quota of six to seven lower berths per coach in Sleeper class, four to five lower berths per coach each in Air Conditioned 3 tier (3AC) and three to four lower berths per coach in Air Conditioned 2 tier (2AC) classes (depending on the number of coaches of that class in the train) has been earmarked for senior citizens, female passengers 45 years of age and above and pregnant women.Second clas…

Vizag Steel has released a recruitment notification for 559 posts of Junior Trainee and Operator cum Mechanic Trainee.

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Vizag Steel has released a recruitment notification for 559 posts of Junior Trainee and Operator cum Mechanic Trainee.
Interested candidates may check the vacancy details and apply online from 01-08-2019 to 21-08-2019.

Rajiv Gandhi National Creche Scheme

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Rajiv Gandhi National Creche Scheme
राष्ट्रीय क्रेच योजना को राज्यों / केंद्रशासित प्रदेशों के माध्यम से केंद्र प्रायोजित योजना के रूप में 01.01.2017 से लागू किया जा रहा है ताकि समुदाय में कामकाजी माताओं के बच्चों (6 महीने से 6 वर्ष के आयु वर्ग) को दिन देखभाल सुविधा प्रदान की जा सके। तेलंगाना राज्य सरकार ने केंद्रीय सामाजिक कल्याण बोर्ड (CSWB) और भारतीय बाल कल्याण परिषद (ICCW) के माध्यम से कार्यान्वित की जा रही राजीव गांधी राष्ट्रीय क्रेच योजना (RGNCS), एक केंद्रीय क्षेत्र योजना के तहत चलाए गए किसी भी क्रेच पर कब्जा नहीं किया है। । बीड़ी और सिगार वर्कर (रोजगार की शर्तें) अधिनियम, 1966 के तहत क्रेच सुविधाएं भी प्रदान की जाती हैं।
(a)National  Crèche  Scheme  is  being  implemented  as  a  Centrally  Sponsored   Scheme through States/UTs with effect from 01.01.2017 to provide day care facilities to children (age group of 6 months to 6 years) of working mothers in the community. The State Government of Telangana has not taken over any creches which were run under the erstwhile Rajiv Gand…

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

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Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India level entrance exam jointly conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven IITs (Delhi, Bombay, Guwahati, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Roorkee and Madras).
GATE has released a notification to select candidates for admission into the IITs and IISs. Interested candidates may check the eligibility criteria and apply online from 03-09-2019 to 24-09-2019.

Integrated Scheme for Development of Silk Industry रेशम उद्योग के विकास के लिए एकीकृत योजना

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Press Information Bureau  Government of India Ministry of Textiles 26-July-2019 17:50 IST
Integrated Scheme for Development of Silk Industry 
“सिल्क समाग्रा” योजना का मुख्य उद्देश्य महिलाओं सहित देश में सेरीकल्चर की विभिन्न गतिविधियों के माध्यम से दलित, गरीब और पिछड़े आदिवासी परिवारों को सशक्त बनाना है। महिलाएं 60% से अधिक लोगों की सेवा करती हैं, जो शहतूत के बाग प्रबंधन, पत्ती की कटाई और रेशम कीट पालन आदि जैसे सेरीकल्चर की डाउन-स्ट्रीम गतिविधियों में कार्यरत हैं। रोजगार प्रदाता उपकरण के रूप में योजना ने अपनी आजीविका के लिए विभिन्न सेरीकल्चर गतिविधियों को अपनाने के लिए समर्थन करके दलित, गरीब, पिछड़े और आदिवासी परिवारों के जीवन स्तर और आर्थिक स्थितियों में सुधार किया जा सके।

Name of the Schemes being Implemented by the Government for Tribal Development

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Name of the Schemes being Implemented by the Government for Tribal Development
भारत सरकार द्वारा आदिवासी कल्याण के लिए योजना/कार्यक्रमों के तहत हस्तक्षेप की जाती है और राज्य सरकारों / संघ राज्य क्षेत्र प्रशासनों से प्राप्त प्रस्तावों और परियोजना मूल्यांकन समिति (PAC) द्वारा अनुमोदन और अनुमोदन के आधार पर राज्य सरकारों / संघ राज्य क्षेत्रों प्रशासनों को धन मुहैया कराया जाता है जिसका उपयोग आदिवासी के कल्याण के लिए किया जाता है।  तीन वर्षो  मे सरकार द्वारा दिया गया बजट का विवरण नीचे है।

Uttarkhand Subordinate Service Selection Commission Released 100 Junior Engineer Post

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Uttrakhand Subordinate Service Selection Commission (UKSSSC) has released a recruitment notification for 100 posts of Junior Engineer
Interested candidates may check the vacancy details and apply online from 15-07-2019 to 25-08-2019.

More details about UKSSSC Recruitment (2019), including number of vacancies, eligibility criteria, selection procedure, how to apply and important dates, are given below:

Affordable Housing Projects/ Scheme

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Affordable Housing Projects/ Scheme
शहरी क्षेत्रों में आवास की आवश्यकता को पूरा करने में राज्यों / केंद्र शासित प्रदेशों (UT) की सहायता 25.06.2015 से प्रधान मंत्री आवास योजना (शहरी) कर रहा हैं प्रस्ताव मे कुल 83,68,861 घरों को अब तक योजना के तहत मंजूरी दी गई है; इसमें से 49,54,357 निर्माण के विभिन्न चरणों में हैं और 26,13,799 पूर्ण हैं। 1,30,293 करोड़ रुपये मंजूर किए गए हैं और अब तक 51,550 करोड़ रुपये जारी किया जा चुका हैं। वर्ष 2022 तक इस योजना को पूरा करने का लक्ष्य हैं।

Coverage and Premium of Crop Insurance Schemes फसल बीमा योजनाओं का लाभ और मूल्य

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Coverage and Premium of Crop Insurance Schemes फसल बीमा योजनाओं का लाभ और मूल्य

सरकार द्वारा देश मे प्रधान मंत्री फसल बीमा योजना की शुरुआत 2016 की गयी सभी फसलों और तिलहनी फसलों और वाणिज्यिक / बागवानी फसलों को प्रत्येक फसल और बीमा इकाई क्षेत्र के लिए अपेक्षित संख्या में फसल के कटाई के प्रयोगों और राज्यों की क्षमता के आधार पर पिछले उपज के आंकड़ों की उपलब्धता के तहत PMFBY के अधीन अधिसूचित किया जाता  है और सूखा परने पर किसान को बीमा की राशि दी जाती है।

(a)   Yield based Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) and weather index based Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (RWBCIS) have been launched from Kharif 2016 by the Government in the country. All food and oilseed crops and commercial/horticultural crops can be notified under the PMFBY subject to availability of past yield data based on requisite number of Crop Cutting Experiments and capacity of the States to conduct the requisite number of CCEs for each crop and insurance unit area. However, for coverage of crops under RW…

Details of the Ayush Schemes Under Implementation in the Country, देश में आयुष योजनाओं के कार्यान्वयन का विवरण।

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Details of the Ayush Schemes Under Implementation in the Country. देश में आयुष योजनाओं के कार्यान्वयन का विवरण।
लोगो के स्वास्थ्य को सही और हेल्दी रखने के लिए भारत सरकार देश में आयुर्वेद, योग और प्राकृतिक चिकित्सा, यूनानी, सिद्ध और होम्योपैथी (आयुष) के प्रचार और विकास के लिए राष्ट्रीय आयुष मिशन (एनएएम) की केंद्र प्रायोजित योजना को लागू कर रही है। योजनाओं का प्रचार संबंधित राज्य / संघ राज्य सरकारों के दायरे में आता है। हालांकि, आयुष मंत्रालय सूचना, शिक्षा और संचार (आईईसी) सहित विभिन्न गतिविधियों के लिए राज्यों / केंद्रशासित प्रदेशों को अनुदान सहायता प्रदान कर रहा है, जिसके लिए राज्यों / केंद्र शासित प्रदेशों को केंद्र प्रायोजित योजना की राज्य वार्षिक कार्य योजना में अपनी आवश्यकताओं की आवश्यकता होती है।

Government has launched any Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SAG) across the country

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Government has launched any Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SAG) across the country
(a)    & (b)  Yes Sir, Scheme for Adolescent Girls, a Centrally-sponsored scheme administered by the Government of India, is implemented through Anganwadi Services (earlier known as ICDS) under the umbrella Integrated Child Development Services infrastructure by the State Governments/UT Administration.

Rural Development Schemes to ensure proper implementation and use of funds allotted

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Rural Development Schemes to ensure proper implementation and use of funds allotted
(a) to (c)  Review of implementation of various Rural Development programmes is an ongoing process. Programmes are reviewed through  Performance  Review  Committee Meetings, Common Review Mission, Area Officers Schemes, District Development Co- ordination and Monitoring Committee named as “DISHA” Committee, Reports of National Level Monitors (NLMs). The NLMs are deputed to visit districts periodically, generally twice a year, to monitor and report on various aspects of implementation of all rural development programmes. The NLM Teams, after the visit to the districts, prepare and submit their reports to the respective district authorities as well as Ministry of Rural Development. NLMs have reported some irregularities in implementation of Rural Development Programmes in the Districts visited by them. The issues reported w.r.t MGNREGS relate to maintenance  and  updating  of  job  cards,  delay  in  pay…

Various Rural Development Scheme of Government of India

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Various Rural Development Scheme of Government of India
(a)  For bringing overall improvement in the quality of life of the people in rural areas, including in Uttar Pradesh, through employment generation, strengthening of livelihood opportunities, promoting self-employment, skilling of rural youths, provision of social assistance, infrastructure development in rural areas, the Department of Rural Development is implementing various Schemes such as Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana–National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM), Deen Dayal Upadhyay – Gramin Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY), Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G), Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) and Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban Mission (SPMRM). The details of funds allocated/released during last three years and current year under these schemes in Uttar Pradesh is at Annexure.

Functioning of Rashtriya Gokul Mission

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Functioning of Rashtriya Gokul Mission
(a) and (b) Government has launched “Rashtriya Gokul Mission” with the aim of development and conservation of indigenous bovine breeds in December 2014 and following policy interventions have taken up under the Mission for development and conservation of indigenous bovine breeds:

Start-up India Scheme and the number of registrations done under this scheme since its inception across the country

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Start-up India Scheme and the number of registrations done under this scheme since its inception across the country
(a)  Startup India initiative was announced by the Prime Minister of India on 15th August, 2015. The flagship initiative has an objective to build a strong eco- system for nurturing innovation and Startups in the country that will drive sustainable economic growth and generate large scale  employment opportunities. Further to this, an Action Plan for Startup India was unveiled by the Prime Minister of India on 16th January 2016. The action plan comprises of 19 action items spanning across areas such as “Simplification and hand holding”, “Funding support and incentives” and “Industry-academia partnership and incubation”. Salient features of these action points are at Annexure I. Since its inception, 20,028 Startups across the country have been recognised by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) as on 16.07.2019. The State-wise number of recognize…

Radiation Processing Technology

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Radiation Processing Technology
(a)  Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, amended the Prevention of Food Adulteration Rules (1954) in 1994, permitting irradiation of onion, potato and spices for internal marketing and consumption in India. Subsequently, a number of other food items were permitted for radiation processing. Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) is implementing Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY), under which financial assistance is given for setting up of the food-processing infrastructure, including irradiation facility.

INDIAN NAVY RECRUITMENT 2019;भारतीय नौसेना में मैट्रिक उत्‍तीर्ण नाविकों की भर्ती

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पत्र सूचना कार्यालय  भारत सरकार रक्षा मंत्रालय  23-जुलाई-2019 12:02 IST
भारतीय नौसेना में मैट्रिक उत्‍तीर्ण नाविकों की भर्ती 
भारतीय नौसेना सितंबर 2019 में नाविकों की भर्ती के लिए भारतीय नौसेना प्रवेश परीक्षा (आईएनईटी) आयोजित करेगी, जो कंप्‍यूटर आधारित परीक्षा होगी। 1 अप्रैल, 2000 और 31 मार्च, 2003 (दोनों तिथियों सहित) के बीच जन्‍म लेने वाले अविवाहित पुरूष आवेदन करने के लिए पात्र होंगे। उम्‍मीदवारों के लिए 10वीं कक्षा उत्‍तीर्ण होना अनिवार्य है। भारतीय नौसेना में मैट्रिक उत्‍तीर्ण भर्ती द्वारा प्रवेश पाने वाले नाविक शेफ, खानसामा और सफाईकर्मी के रूप में काम करेंगे।

Cabinet approves appointments of officers at Joint Secretary/ Joint Secretary equivalent level

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Press Information Bureau 
Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
22-July-2019 20:27 IST
Cabinet approves appointments of officers at Joint Secretary/ Joint Secretary equivalent level 

The Union Government has received proposals from the State Governments for construction of houses by relaxing the Permanent Wait List norms under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin

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The Union Government has received proposals from the State Governments for construction of houses by relaxing the Permanent Wait List norms under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin
(a) to (e)  This Ministry is in receipt of proposals from the State Governments of Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Odisha and Tamil Nadu during the last 3 years and current year for relaxing the Permanent Wait List norms under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana - Gramin (PMAY-G). The details of proposals received from the 4 States and action taken thereon are given at Annexure.

Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019 - Pass by Parliament on 22 July 2019

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Press Information Bureau  Government of India Ministry of Home Affairs 22-July-2019 19:58 IST
Parliament Passes the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019 unanimously 
Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah appeals to all the members of Rajya Sabha to support the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019 Democratic institutions cannot function amidst an environment of distrust: Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah

Directorate General of Training and National Association of Software Services Companies Entrepreneurship

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Directorate General of Training and National Association of Software Services Companies Entrepreneurship
(a)& (b) Yes Sir, An MoU has been signed between Directorate General of Training (DGT), Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and National Association of Software Services Companies (NASSCOM) on 27th April, 2018. NASSCOM is working with DGT for training in emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Robotic Process Automation, Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics and 3D Printing, to address the futuristic need of the Industry (Industry 4.0).

Details and Number of Petrol Refilling Stations/Retail Outlets in the Country

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Details and Number of Petrol Refilling Stations/Retail Outlets in the Country
(a)State/UT/OMC-wise details of number of petrol refilling stations/Retail Outlets in the country as on 01.07.2019 are given in Anneuxre-1.

(b)State/UT/OMC-wise details of Letter of Intents (LOIs) issued for setting up of petrol and diesel filling station/Retail Outlets as on 01.07.2019 are given in Annexure-2.

Enrolment of Students in Government Schools

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Enrolment of Students in Government Schools
(a) to (c)  The Department of School Education & Literacy annually collects data on various educational indicators including the enrolment of children at all levels of schooling through the Unified District Information System for Education (UDISE).

The statement showing the details of State and UT‐wise enrolment of children in Classes I to XII in Government schools and in private schools during 2014‐15, 2015‐16, 2016‐17 & 2017‐18 is given at Annexure‐I.

Shortage of Manpower in Health Sector स्वास्थ्य क्षेत्र में जनशक्ति की कमी

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Shortage of Manpower in Health Sector स्वास्थ्य क्षेत्र में जनशक्ति की कमी
(a)& (b)  Public health and hospitals being a State subject, the primary responsibility to ensure availability of healthcare professionals in public health facilities lies with the State/UT Governments. However, under the National Health Mission (NHM), financial and technical support is provided to States/UTs to strengthen their healthcare systems including support for engagement of doctors on contractual basis, based on the requirements posed by the States/UTs in their Programme Implementation Plans (PIPs).

Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) Northern Region has released a recruitment notification for 230 posts of Assistant Professor. इंडियन ऑयल कॉर्पोरेशन लिमिटेड (IOCL) उत्तरी क्षेत्र ने असिस्टेंट प्रोफेसर के 230 पदों के लिए भर्ती अधिसूचना जारी की है।

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Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) Northern Region has released a recruitment notification for 230 posts of Assistant Professor. 
Interested candidates may check the vacancy details and apply online from 18-07-2019 to 08-08-2019.

More details about IOCL Northern Region Recruitment (2019), including number of vacancies, eligibility criteria, selection procedure, how to apply and important dates, are given below:

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti Recruitment Notification for 2370 Posts in 2019

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Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, Regional Office, Pune, has released a recruitment notification for 2370 posts of PGT, TGT, LDC and MORE.
Interested candidates may check the vacancy details and apply online from 10-07-2019 to 09-08-2019.

More details about Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti Recruitment (2019), including number of vacancies, eligibility criteria, selection procedure, how to apply and important dates, are given below:

The Funds Allocated under Nirbhaya Scheme have not been optimally utilized and are lying unutilized by several State Governments.

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The Funds Allocated under Nirbhaya Scheme have not been optimally utilized and are lying unutilized by several State Governments.
(a) & (b)  The Nirbhaya Fund Framework provides for a non-lapsable corpus fund for safety and security of women to be administered by the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) of the Ministry of Finance (MoF) of the Government of India. Further, it provides for an Empowered Committee (EC) of officers chaired by the Secretary, Ministry of Women & Child Development (MWCD) to appraise and recommend proposals to be funded under this framework. It also provides for the concerned Ministry/ Department to seek approval of the designated competent financial authority, as well as of the DEA for funding of such proposals under the Nirbhaya Framework. As per this framework, the MoF through DEA is the nodal Ministry for  any accretion into and withdrawal from the corpus, and the MWCD is responsible to review and monitor the progress of sanctioned projects/ scheme…

The Details thereof along with the percentage of children covered under various Vaccination Programmes.

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The Details thereof along with the percentage of children covered under various Vaccination Programmers.
(a) As per the coverage data available from 190 selected low coverage districts under Intensified Mission Indradhanush, full immunization coverage increased by 18.5% from latest available survey i.e. National Family Health Survey-4 (2015- 16), according to which full immunization coverage was 62.0% in the country. In the said survey, full immunization coverage in rural areas was 61.3%, as compared to 63.9% in urban areas.

Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015

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Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015
(a)  to (c)  Section 110 (1) of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 (JJ Act) mandates that the State Government shall, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules to carry out the purposes of this Act. Provided that the Central Government may, frame model rules in respect of all or any of the matters with respect to which the State Government is required to make rules and where any such model rules have been framed in respect of any such matter, they shall apply to the State mutatis mutandis until the rules in respect of that matter are made by the State Government and while making any such rules, they conform to such model rules. The details provided by the States and UTs, which have drafted or notified their own rules under JJ Act is Annexed.

Indian Army has successfully carried out summer user trials of third Generation Anti-Tank Guided Missile NAGat Pokhran Field Firing Ranges.

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Press Information Bureau  Government of India Ministry of Defence 19-July-2019 20:07 IST Summer User Trials of Nag Missile successfully Conducted by Indian Army

Status of Sericulture in the Country and Ranking of Silk Production in the World

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Status of Sericulture in the Country and Ranking of Silk Production in the World
(a)& (b)  India is the second largest producer of silk in the world. The total raw silk production in the country increased by 10.52% (35,261 Metric Tonne(MT)) during 2018-19 over the previous year 2017-18 (31,906 MT). Among the four varieties of silk produced in 2018-19, Mulberry accounts for 71.50% (25,213 MT), Tasar 8.44% (2,977 MT), Eri 19.40% (6,839 MT) and Muga 0.66% (232 MT) of the provisional total raw silk production of 35,261 MT. The variety-wise raw silk production in the county during last three years is given below:
(In Metric Tonne) Particulars 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 (Provisional) Mulberry (Bivoltine) 5,266 5874 6911 Mulberry (Cross breed) 16,007 16192 18302 Tasar 3…

Harassment of Women at Workplaces in India

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Harassment of Women at Workplaces in India
(a)    to (c)  Safety and security of women in the country is of utmost priority for the Government. Keeping this in view, the Government of India has enacted The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 (SH Act) which aims to provide protection against sexual harassment of women at workplace and for the prevention and redressal of complaints of sexual harassment and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. The Act covers all women, irrespective of their age, employment status or nature of work (whether working in shifts or otherwise).

Women Benefited Under the Rashtriya Mahila Kosh Scheme in the Country

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Press Information Bureau  Government of India Ministry of Women and Child Development 19-July-2019 17:32 IST Rashtriya Mahila Kosh 
The objectives for setting up the Rashtriya Mahila Kosh (RMK) are:

To promote or undertake cover activities for the promotion of or to provide credit as an instrument of socio-economic change and development through the provision of a package of financial and social development services for the development of women;

Crimes Against Women have increased in Educational Institutes, Workplaces and Various Other Public Organizations in India.

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Crimes Against Women have increased in Educational Institutes, Workplaces and Various Other Public Organizations in India.
(a) & (b)  Government of India is implementing various programs/schemes and legislations to address various forms of gender discrimination. The root cause of gender discrimination is the patriarchal mindset prevalent in the Indian society. Though this mindset is changing with urbanization and education, still there is long way to go for a permanent change in the scenario. Sex ratio at birth has improved from 918 in 2014-15 to 931 in 2018-19 and female literacy rate has increased from 55.1% in 2004-05 to 68.4% in 2015-16. As per NCRB data, which is available up to 2016, 339457, 329243 and 338954 cases were registered as crime against women in the years 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively. Over the years various legislations have been enacted. In the changed environment, now more and more women are accessing criminal justice system to complain against the harassmen…

Scientific Management of Municipal Solid Waste - Under Swachh Bharat Mission

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SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
(a)   As per the Constitution, scientific management of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), in accordance with the provisions of Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016, is primarily a function of the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) and State Governments/ Union Territories(UT).
The total waste generated in the major ULBs (having population more than 10 Lakhs) is 67,000 Tons per Day (TPD), while the waste processing capacity in these ULBs is 58,000 TPD.

Assistant Professor Recruitment Notification in National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT)

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National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) has released a recruitment notification for 179 posts of Assistant Professor. 
Interested candidates may check the vacancy details and apply online from 18-07-2019 to 06-09-2019.

More details about NIFT Recruitment (2019), including number of vacancies, eligibility criteria, selection procedure, how to apply and important dates, are given below:

Government Provides Funds to the States/UTs Particularly Tamil Nadu Under the Scheme "Shelter of Urban Homeless"

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Government Provides Funds to the States/UTs Particularly Tamil Nadu Under the Scheme "Shelter of Urban Homeless"
(a)&(b)  It is the primary responsibility of Governments of the States/ Union Territories to provide shelter for the urban homeless. However, in order to complement the efforts of States/UTs,Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs is administering a scheme ‘Shelter for Urban Homeless (SUH)’ under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM), through respective States/UTs.It focuses on providing permanent shelters equipped with basic facilities to the urban homeless.

Indian Rupees Equivalent to Rate of Exchange of One Unit of Foreign Currency.

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Press Information Bureau  Government of India Ministry of Finance 18-July-2019 16:46 IST
Exchange Rates Notification No.52/2019-Custom (NT) dated 18.07.2019 
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 14 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), and in supersession of the notification of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs No.48/2019-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 4th  July, 2019 except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and  Customs hereby determines that the rate of exchange of conversion of each of the foreign currencies specified in column (2) of each of Schedule I and Schedule II annexed hereto, into Indian currency or vice versa, shall, with effect from 19th July, 2019, be the rate mentioned against it in the corresponding entry in column (3) thereof, for the purpose of the said section, relating to imported and export goods.

North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health & Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), Shillong, has released a recruitment notification for 264 posts of Nursing Officer, Technical. Assistant and more.

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North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health & Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), Shillong, has released a recruitment notification for 264 posts of Nursing Officer, Technical. Assistant and more.

Interested candidates may check the vacancy details and apply online till 19-08-2019.

Details of the Railway Zones Functioning in the Country

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Details of the Railway Zones Functioning in the Country 
(a) to (c)  There are 17 Railway Zones in the country. Zones on Indian Railways are created keeping in view the factors like size, workload, accessibility, traffic patterns and other operational/administrative requirements consistent with the needs of economy and efficiency.

The workforce of Indian Railways has decreased over the years and good services in the absence of required employees cannot be expected

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The workforce of Indian Railways has decreased over the years and good services in the absence of required employees cannot be expected
(a)Output and quality of service depends not only on workforce but also on the extent of use of technology and automation of systems. Therefore, it is not correct to correlate the  quality  of service with employee strength. Process of retirement of employees is a continuous one. This leads to creation of vacancies continuously. These posts are filled by promotions and new recruitment, which is a continuous and  ongoing process. Therefore, at any point of time, there are vacancies on account of this. Further, cadre strength is decided considering factors like Leave Reserves, Trainee Reserves etc. The number of employees were 16,54,985 in 1991 and 12,48,101 in 2019. However, this has not affected the service of Railways. Based on requirement of Railways, vacancies are filled periodically through transparent process through Railway Recruitment Boards (R…

Details of 23 Special Economic Zones in the Country

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Details of  23 Special Economic Zones in the Country
(a)  There were 7 Central Government Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and 12 State/Private Sector SEZs prior to the enactment of the SEZs Act, 2005. In addition, 416 proposals for setting up of SEZs in the country have been accorded formal approval under the SEZ Act, 2005. Presently, 351 SEZs are notified, out of which 232 SEZs are operational. The location-wise details of 232 operational SEZs is at Annexure-I.

Index of Eight Core Industries (Base: 2011-12=100) May, 2019

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Press Information Bureau Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry 01 JUL 2019 5:00PM 
Index of Eight Core Industries (Base: 2011-12=100) May, 2019
1.       The summary of the Index of Eight Core Industries (base: 2011-12) is given at the Annexure.
2.       The Eight Core Industries comprise 40.27 per cent of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP). The combined Index of Eight Core Industries stood at 138.7 in May, 2019, which was 5.1 per cent higher as compared to the index of May, 2018. Its cumulative growth during April to May, 2019-20 was 5.7 per cent.

Reduction in Domestic Natural Gas Production

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Reduction in Domestic Natural Gas Production 
(a) & (b) The domestic production and consumption of natural gas in Million Metric Standard Cubic Meters (MMSCM) for the last three years is as under:

2016-172017-182018-19GrossDomesticProduction31,897 32,649 32,873 Netproduction (net offlare and loss) (A)30,848 31,731 32056 LNG import (B)24,849 27,439 28692 Consumption(A+B)55,697 59,170 60,748 (c) & (d) Ministry is working in collaboration with various Central Government Ministries to achieve the goal to reduce the dependency on import from oil and gas. The five- pronged strategy, in this context, broadly comprises of increasing domestic production of oil and gas, promoting energy efficiency and conservation measures, giving thrust on demand substitution, capitalizing untapped potential in bi…

The Details of Projects Sanctioned Under Swadesh Darshan and Prashad Scheme - Religious Tourist Circuits

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The Details of Projects Sanctioned Under Swadesh Darshan and Prashad Scheme - Religious Tourist Circuits.
(a) to (e)  Ministry of Tourism under its Swadesh Darshan Scheme- Integrated Development of Theme Based Tourist Circuits is developing tourism infrastructure in the identified circuits, across the country, having tourist potential in a planned and prioritized manner. Under the scheme fifteen thematic circuits have been identified for development including themes covering all the religious/spiritual sites in the country, namely: Spiritual Circuit, Ramayana Circuit, Krishna Circuit, Buddhist Circuit, Tirthankar Circuit and Sufi Circuit.

The total number of Central Universities is 49 and a State-wise list of 49 Central Universities

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The total number of Central Universities is 49 and a State-wise list of 49 Central Universities
(a)  The total number of Central Universities is 49 and a State-wise list of 49 Central Universities, including the State of Gujarat is enclosed at Annexure –I. Out of 49 Central Universities, 41 Central Universities are under the purview of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).

(b)  The details of sanctioned Teaching and Non-Teaching posts in 41 Central Universities under the purview of MHRD enclosed at Annexure - II.

Bihar Public Service Commission has Released a Notification for 65th Combined (Preliminary) Competitive Examination for 434 Posts in Various Departments.

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Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) has released a notification for 65th CCE Combined (Preliminary) Competitive Examination for 434 posts in various departments. 
Interested candidates may check the vacancy details and apply online from 10-07-2019 to 24-07-2019.

More details about BPSC Combined Prelims Exam (2019), including number of vacancies, eligibility criteria, selection procedure, how to apply and important dates, are given below:

Quality of Education in Government Schools

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Quality of Education in Government Schools
(a)to (c) The National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) conducts periodic national surveys to assess learning achievement of children in Classes – III, V, VIII and
X. The National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2017 was held on 13th November for assessing the
competencies developed by the children at the grade levels III, V and VIII from across 701 districts covering all the 36 States and UTs and covered 22 lakh students from 1.10 lakh schools. NAS (2017) was administered with districts as the unit of reporting in different subject areas such as languages, mathematics,  EVS/Science and Social Sciences in the Government and Government aided schools.

Year-Wise Details of Houses Approved Under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

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Year-Wise Details of Houses Approved Under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana
(a)   Government of India has launched the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) {PMAY(U)} Mission on 25.06.2015 to provide central assistance to States/ Union Territories(UT) for facilitating housing to all eligible families/ beneficiaries by 2022. The Mission comprises four components viz. In-Situ Slum Redevelopment (ISSR); Affordable Housing through Credit-Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS); Affordable Housing in Partnership (AHP); and assistance for beneficiary-led individual house construction (BLC). Under ISSR component, the Central assistance is Rs. 1 lakh per house while for the AHP and BLC components, the central assistance of Rs.1.5 lakh per house is provided by the Government for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) beneficiaries. Under CLSS component of the PMAY(U), there is an interest subsidy of 6.5% for EWS/ Lower Income Group (LIG), 4% for Middle Income Group-I (MIG-I) and 3% for Middle Income Group-II (MIG-II),…

Survey on Shortage of Houses in Urban Areas - Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

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Survey on Shortage of Houses in Urban Areas - Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
(a) & (b)  Yes, Sir. The States/UTs had undertaken demand survey for assessing actual demand of housing under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) [PMAY(U)]. The validated demand so far is around 100 lakhs.

Revival of Small Rivers and Other Water Bodies

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Revival of Small Rivers and Other Water Bodies
(a)& (c) Works related to water resources development & management are planned, funded, executed and maintained by the State Governments themselves as per their own resources and priorities. In order to supplement the efforts of the State Governments, Government of India provides technical and financial assistance to State Governments to encourage sustainable development and efficient management of water resources through various schemes and programmes.
Central Assistance (CA) for restoration of water bodies is provided by the Ministry under the scheme of Repair, Renovation and Restoration (RRR) of Water Bodies, which is a component of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY). The scheme aims at restoring the lost irrigation potential by improvement and restoration of existing water bodies. The restoration of water bodies also helps in ground water recharge. Works such as development of catchment, desilting, strengthening of…

Details of All Thermal Power Plants in the Country

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Details of All Thermal Power Plants in the Country
(a) & (b)   Details of all the thermal power plants in operation along with their power generation & plant load factor (PLF) in Central/State/Pvt. Sector for the year 2018-19 & the current year (up to May, 2019) are furnished at Annexure-I.

Total Number of Accidents on National Highways Expressways

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Total Number of Accidents on National Highways Expressways
(a) & (b) The Ministry analyses the road traffic injuries based on the data received from the
Police Department of all State/UTs on all roads including national highways/expressways. The number of persons killed in road accidents in India during the last three calendar years i.e. 2015 to 2017 is shown in the table given below:-
Years Numberof persons killed in road accidents 2015 146133 2016 150785 2017 147913 State-wise break up is given at Annexure.
(c)to (e)   Compensation for death in road accidents to the victims/legal heir of the victim is provided under various provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act,1988.The  various provisions are:-

(i)As per section 161 of the Motor vehicle Act, 1988, in cases where the identity of the vehicle causing accidents is not established and it is impossible to determine the owner of the vehicl…

Cluster Resource Centre Coordinator 162 Post Recruitment Notification in Directorate of Education, Delhi

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Directorate of Education, Delhi, has released a recruitment notification for 162 posts of Cluster Resource Centre Coordinator 
Interested candidates may check the vacancy details and apply online from 01-07-2019 to 10-07-2019.

More details about Directorate of Education, Delhi, Recruitment (2019), including number of vacancies, eligibility criteria, selection procedure, how to apply and important dates, are given below

Fertilizer Subsidy sees a hike of around Rs. 10,000 crores in Budget 2019-20

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Press Information Bureau  Government of India Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers 05-July-2019 14:24 IST
Fertilizer Subsidy sees a hike of around Rs. 10,000 crores in Budget 2019-20 
Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, presented the Union Budget 2019-20 in Parliament today.

Government of India Taken Action for Water Resources Management

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Government of India Taken Action for Water Resources Management
(a) Prevention of over exploitation and disputes on India€s water resources can be addressed through balanced development and management of country€s water resources, with focus on both supply side and demand side solutions. Water being a State subject, water management is primarily the responsibility of the State Governments. Supplementing the efforts of the State Governments, and also for nation-wide reforms in the management of water resources, following steps have been taken by the Central Government:

Some interesting and exciting things of the Union Budget 2019 to make 'the village, the poor and the farmer' and the lives of every citizen "more simple"‘गांव, गरीब और किसान’’ तथा प्रत्येक नागरिक के जीवन को ‘‘अधिक सरल’’ बनाने के लिये आम बजट 2019-2020 की कुछ रोचक एंव महत्पूर्ण बातें

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Some interesting and exciting things of the Union  Budget 2019 to make 'the village, the poor and the farmer' and the lives of every citizen "more simple"‘गांव, गरीब और किसान’’ तथा प्रत्येक नागरिक के जीवन को ‘‘अधिक सरल’’ बनाने के लिये आम  बजट 2019  की कुछ रोचक एंव महत्पूर्ण बातें 
‘‘गांव, गरीब और किसान’’ तथा प्रत्येक नागरिक के जीवन को ‘‘अधिक सरल’’ बनाने के लक्ष्य के साथ पेश किए गये नरेन्द्र मोदी सरकार के दूसरे कार्यकाल के पहले आम बजट में अर्थव्यवस्था को गति देने के लिए मीडिया, विमानन, बीमा और एकल ब्रांड खुदरा क्षेत्र में प्रत्यक्ष विदेशी निवेश (एफडीआई) के नियमों को उदार करने का प्रस्ताव किया गया है।

Solar Energy Policy - Details and Salient Features of the Government's

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Solar Energy Policy - Details and Salient Features of the Government's 
(a)   The Government of  India have set a target of  175 GW renewable power capacity to be installed in the country by 2022. This consists of 100 GW from Solar, 60 GW from Wind , 10 GW from Biomass and 5 GW from Small Hydro. In order to achieve the target of 100 GW from Solar, the Government has launched various schemes, with the details as under, for solar power generation in the country:

The Government proposes to supply adequate power to the industrial sector

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The Government proposes to supply adequate power to the industrial sector
(a) & (b)   Electricity is a concurrent subject. Providing electricity to all the consumers including in the industrial sector is the primary responsibility of concerned State Governments/Power Distribution Companies (DISCOMs). At present the installed generation capacity in the country is around 357 GW which is sufficient to meet the demand of electricity in the country including the industrial sector.

The Work of Rehabilitation and Upgradation of NH 104 was taken up through four Projects

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The Work of Rehabilitation and Upgradation of NH 104 was taken up through four Projects
(a)to (c) Status of NH-104: The work of Rehabilitation and Upgradation of NH-104 was taken up through four projects but the works could not be completed by the stipulated dates as per the individual contract agreements. The status is given as under:

m-Kisan Portal for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

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Press Information Bureau Government of India Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare 02-July-2019 18:40 IST m-KISAN PORTAL
Information and services available on mkisan portal i.e. https://mkisan.gov.in are crop specific advisories to farmers through SMS and Voice; Pull SMS service for farmers to register themselves and give feedback on the service; Interactive Voice Response System service and extreme weather alert for farmers. 24,62,37,10,138 SMSs have been sent to the farmers since launch of this portal on 25.05.2013 till 28.06.2019. Advisories to the farmers registered on this portal, can be sent in 12 languages viz., Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and English.

9 Projects have been sanctioned for Eco-Tourism under Swadesh Darshan Scheme since 2014-15

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Press Information Bureau  Government of India Ministry of Tourism 01-July-2019 17:55 IST
9 Projects have been sanctioned for Eco-Tourism under Swadesh Darshan Scheme since 2014-15: Prahlad Singh Patel 

The result of 7000 posts in Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan will be declared on July 8केन्द्रीय विद्यालय संगठन मे 7000 पद का परिणाम 8 जुलाई को निकलेगा

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Press Information Bureau  Government of India Ministry of Human Resource Development 03-July-2019 18:37 IST Results for over 7000 Posts of KVS to be declared on 8th July 
Giving boost to employment, the Human Resource Development Ministry has cleared the way for appointment of more than 7000 Teachers and other staff in Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan. Results for these posts will be declared on 8 July 2019 for which KVS has already completed the examination process. This initiative will generate thousands of employment opportunities and simultaneously strengthen the quality education in Kendriya Vidyayas.

Import of Televisions From Vietnam

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Import of Televisions From Vietnam
(a) and (b)  India Cellular & Electronics Association (ICEA) vide their letter dated 21.01.2019 informed that there is twenty five fold jump in the duty free import of Televisions from Vietnam (an ASEAN - India Free Trade Agreement (FTA) country), compared to 2017-18. ICEA has, inter-alia, suggested suspension of imports from Vietnam for three months as an immediate measure, pending comprehensive investigation.

The Central Government supplements the efforts of the State Governments to prevent and control cancer

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The Central Government supplements the efforts of the State Governments to prevent and control cancer
(a) & (b)  Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has informed that according to the Cancer Registry of Punjab, the incidence of cancer cases was 100-110 for every 100,000 individuals which is almost equal to the national average. The State Government of Punjab has also reported that the consumption of fertilizer has no link with prevalence of cancer disease in Punjab.

Agriculture and Farmers Demand for Good Quality Seeds.

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Agriculture and Farmers Demand for Good Quality Seeds.
(a)  The demand of quality seeds in the country for the last three years and current Kharif -2019 season as reported by the States is 353.49 lakh quintals in 2016-17, 371.38 lakh quintals in 2017-18 and 353.55 lakh quintals in 2018-19 and 140.36 lakh quintals for current Kharif-2019 season.

(b)  In order to meet the requirement of seeds during the natural calamities like flood and drought etc., the seed of small and medium duration, stress tolerant varieties of different crops reserved in National Seed Reserve (NSR) is distributed to farmers. The details of seeds reserved in the National Seed Reserve (NSR) during last three years and current year is placed at Annexure-I.

Government of India Fund Allocation to Gram Panchayats

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Government of India Fund Allocation to Gram Panchayats
(a) to (c) Yes. Under Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC), grants to the tune of Rs. 2,00,292.20 crore for the period from 2015-16 to 2019-20 have been allocated to Gram Panchayats constituted under Part IX of the Constitution, amounting to an assistance of Rs. 488 per capita per annum at an aggregate level for 26 States. The grants are allocated among the States using the criteria of population and area in the weightage of 90:10 respectively. Details of grants allocated to 26 States including Telangana is  given at Annexure.  States further distribute the FFC Grants amongst Gram Panchayats on the basis of formula prescribed by  the latest State Finance Commission (SFC) or in its absence using the FFC formula of 90 per cent weight for population and 10 per cent weight for area.