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Multi-Pronged strategy adopted by Government to tackle malnutrition in the country

Multi-Pronged strategy adopted by Government to tackle malnutrition in the country

LifeStyle, Policies
The nutritional status of the population is an outcome of complex and inter-related set of factors and cannot be improved by the efforts of a single sector alone. The important determinants of malnutrition include inadequate food, frequent infections, poverty, low access of population to health, education, safe drinking-water, environmental, sanitation, hygiene and other social services. The approach to tackle the problem of malnutrition is multi-pronged. While the measures related to improvement in the health status of women and children are being undertaken by the Health Department through the network of CHCs, PHCs and referral hospitals like AIIMS, the action related to bringing about improvement in the nutritional status of the women and children in the country are being undertaken by ...
Minister of Railways directs to re-categorize railway stations taking into account earnings, passenger footfall, strategic importance

Minister of Railways directs to re-categorize railway stations taking into account earnings, passenger footfall, strategic importance

LifeStyle, Tours & Travels
In a major policy decision, Ministry of Railways has comprehensively revised categories of various Railway Stations with a view to make it more practical and rational. This comes after the Minister of Railways & Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal directed to re-categorize railway stations taking into account earnings, passenger footfall, strategic importance with a view to plan various passenger services and passenger amenities at stations in a more effective and focused manner. It will also help the passenger to have a better experience in relation to travel amenities at stations. The earlier criteria for station categorisation was based on the annual passenger earnings only. Stations were categorised into 7 categories which A-1, A, B, C, D, E and F. The criteria for categorisation of stations ...
Snapdeal has to participate in Diwali sales to stay relevant in ecommerce: Ecom Express CEO

Snapdeal has to participate in Diwali sales to stay relevant in ecommerce: Ecom Express CEO

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As Amazon and Flipkart gear up for Diwali sales, TA Krishnan, CEO of Ecom Express, one of e-commerce sector's biggest logistics players explains why he is bullish on the festive season. Krishnan explains the sale will be crucial for not only Amazon and Flipkart who are fighting to prove themselves as the market leaders, but also for Snapdeal that wishes to remain relevant. How has the e-commerce market, especially the delivery segment, evolved in the last 3-4 years? What are your expectations from the festive sales this year as Amazon and Flipkart fight for dominance? The year 2014 saw the kind of volume none of us had ever seen during the Diwali sale season. Shipments were pouring in and the industry did not know how to react. Forget about the logistics companies, even the ecosyste
पद्म पुरस्कारों के लिये नामांकन की अंतिम तारीख – 15 सितंबर 2017

पद्म पुरस्कारों के लिये नामांकन की अंतिम तारीख – 15 सितंबर 2017

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वर्ष 2018 के पद्म पुरस्कारों के लिये नामांकन भेजने की अंतिम तारीख 15 सितंबर 2017 है। कोई भी व्यक्ति किसी भी व्यक्ति को नामांकित कर सकता है। जन सामान्य से आग्रह किया जाता है कि वे उन अचर्चित नायकों को नामांकित करें जो कि इन प्रतिष्ठित पुरस्कारों (पद्म विभूषण, पद्म भूषण एवं पद्म श्री) के योग्य हैं। पद्म पुरस्कारों के लिये नामांकन एवं संस्तुतियां केवल पद्म पुरस्कारों के ऑनलॉइन पोर्टल पर ही स्वीकार की जायेंगी। इसका पता है www.padmaawards.gov.in किसी भी अन्य माध्यम से भेजे गये नामांकन या स्तुतियां स्वीकार नहीं की जायेंगी। 15 सितंबर 2017 के बाद प्राप्त नामांकनों पर विचार नहीं किया जायेगा। अधिक जानकारी के लिये संघीय गृह मंत्रालय की वेबसाइट : www.mha.nic.in पर 'पुरस्कार एवं पदक' लिंक पर क्लिक कीजिये। इन पुरस्कारों से संबंधित कानून एवं नियम संघीय गृह मंत्रालय की वेबसाइट के लिंक http:
Govt signs tough measures against ‘Blue Whale’ game promoters

Govt signs tough measures against ‘Blue Whale’ game promoters

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Union IT Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad warned of tough measures against promoters of 'Blue Whale' game. The minister said that under Indian IT ecosystem nothing will be permitted that provokes young boys to commit suicide. The IT ministry asks for proponents of the game to be reported to law enforcement agencies The government has asked all major social media and communication platforms to "immediately remove" any links pertaining to the Blue Whale Challenge that has led several children around the world, including India, to commit suicide as a final task in the game, and asked for proponents of the fatal and masochistic game to be reported to law enforcement agencies. The Electronics and Information Technology Ministry in an order issued last Friday has asked the heads of Google...
TRAI explores personal data privacy issues within apps

TRAI explores personal data privacy issues within apps

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Telecom regulator TRAI is studying the issue of protection of privacy and ownership when an individual needs to share personal information while downloading and using an app. You may often find it frustrating that to use a popular app, you are required to allow the app maker access to a host of personal data such as your location, contacts list and pictures. And if you decline an approval, then you are not able to use that app. The regulator also wants to find out whether personal data that mobile subscribers share while using popular apps, is effectively protected and not exploited or monetized. It also wants to know whether individuals need to have ownership of their shared information and have a right to access it whenever they want to. In a consultation paper, 'Privacy, Security an...
85 lakh milk producing animals identified and their data uploaded on INAPH data base.

85 lakh milk producing animals identified and their data uploaded on INAPH data base.

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Pashu Sanjivni component under National Mission on Bovine Productivity scheme was initiated by the Government in November 2016. 88 million milk producing animals out of 300 million cattle and buffaloes are being identified using polyurethane tags with 12 digit unique identification (UID) number. Data of the identified animals is being uploaded on Information Network on Animal Health and Productivity (INAPH) data base. As on date 85 lakh milk producing animals have been identified and their data has been uploaded on INAPH data base. The Pashu Sanjivni is crucial for control and spread of animal diseases, scientific management of animals, enhanced production and productivity, improvement in quality of livestock & livestock products, increase in trade of livestock and livestock product...
85 लाख दूधारू पशु चिन्हित और उनके डाटा आईएनएटीएच डाटा बेस में अपलोड

85 लाख दूधारू पशु चिन्हित और उनके डाटा आईएनएटीएच डाटा बेस में अपलोड

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सरकार द्वारा नवम्बर, 2016 में प्रारंभ की गई गौ- समूह उत्पादकता योजना पर राष्ट्रीय मिशन के अंतर्गत पशु संजीवनी घटक के तहत 300 मिलियन गाय, बैल और भैंस में से 88 मिलियन दुधारु पशुओं को 12 डिजिट के यूनिक पहचान नम्बर (यूआईडी) के साथ प्लास्टिक टैग विधि से पहचान की जा रही है। चिन्हित पशुओं के डाटा पशु स्वास्थ्य तथा उत्पादकता सूचना नेटवर्क (आईएनएपीएच) डाटाबेस पर अपलोड किया जा रहा है। अभी तक 85 लाख दुधारू पशुओं को चिन्हित किया गया है और उनका डाटा अपलोड कर दिया गया है। पशु संजीवनी पशुओं में फैलने वाली को नियंत्रित करने, पशुओं के वैज्ञानिक प्रबंधन, उत्पादकता बढ़ाने, पशुधन तथा उत्पाद, गुणवत्ता में सुधार, पशुधन व्यापार तथा उत्पादों के लिए महत्वपूर्ण है क्योंकि इसमें पूर्ण स्वच्छता का ध्यान रखा जाता है।
Modi effect: Khadi a hit among fashionistas, may soon have stores in Paris, Dubai

Modi effect: Khadi a hit among fashionistas, may soon have stores in Paris, Dubai

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Khadi is no longer content staying in the shadows, it is making strong, confident strides, branding itself in trendy fashion circles and it is staying for long in the fashionista's wardrobe. Eyeing their first set of global stores in Paris and Dubai by the end of this year Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is pursuing its growth trajectory at an aggressive rate. “The remarkable growth that Khadi has witnessed in the recent past is only due to the comprehensive attitude of our prime mister to attain growth. He has not only made Khadi a signature fabric for the people-particularly the millennial with his appeal, Khadi has also become a model of socio-economic independence,” said KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena. Taking off from dressing the staff of Air India One, Prime M
Jio phone will be available for an effective price : Ambani

Jio phone will be available for an effective price : Ambani

India, LifeStyle
India's richest man Mukesh Ambani on Friday launched what he called an "effectively free" 4G-enabled feature phone handset during the RelianceIndustries Ltd's (RIL) 40th annual general meeting (AGM) in Mumbai. The company has christened the handset 'Jio Phone'. "The Jio Phone would be available for an effective price Rs 0," Mukesh Ambani, Chairman, RIL said. Customers would be required to pay a refundable security deposit of Rs 1,500 for three years, "for security reasons", the company said. Voice and data both will come free with an affordable monthly plan of Rs 153, Jio announced. "At a plan Rs 153 a month, it is only 3 per cent of the existing price putting an end to unaffordable data for all Indians forever," Ambani said. ( Read here what Mukesh Ambani said about Reliance's 40-y