Public Policy

Little room for SC/ST scientists in biotech bodies

RTI enquiry reveals poor representation Scientists from Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) are grossly under-represented in scientific institutions funded by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), a Right To Information query by a researcher has found. Several of these institutions just about meet the government prescribed criteria for reservation …

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Bills to help transgenders, depositors introduced

Ruckus prevents debate in Lok Sabha A new Bill that seeks to empower the transgender community and another legislation to crack down on Ponzi schemes were introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday amid protests from Opposition members over the Karnataka political turmoil. The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, …

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Places without vector control to face fines

Dedicated teams to conduct inspection Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil on Friday directed the Mangaluru City Corporation to impose a hefty fine on owners of under-construction buildings, commercial complexes, and other public places found lacking in vector control. Mr. Senthil said teams dedicated to vector control will be visiting under-construction buildings, …

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Now, learn to be happy along with govt. officials

Bimonthly course on introspection opened to Madhya Pradesh public at Rs. 200 per session Happiness is a universal virtue worth acquiring. It must be shared, and learning to embrace it collectively can be much more invigorating, so believes the Madhya Pradesh government. Soothing the tempers of government officials since 2017, …

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AIIMS, JIPMER will also come under NEET

Cabinet nod for National Medical Commission Bill The National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, proposed to be introduced in the current session of Parliament, proposes to replace the Medical Council of India with the National Medical Commission to over see medical education in the country. Under the Bill, the National Medical …

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‘Samjhauta blast case lacked proof’

Shah defends not filing appeal Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday defended the decision not to file an appeal against the acquittals in the 2007 Samjhauta Express blast case, stating that the chargesheets filed under the UPA regime did not have any substantial proof. Replying to a debate in …

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‘Open to improving Fasal Bima Yojana’

Agriculture Minister tells Lok Sabha Promising to create a new breed of “smart farmers by introducing smart farming”, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesday told the Lok Sabha that the government was open to improving its welfare schemes, including the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) for crop insurance. …

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Green light for 3 railway projects

Rail lines to boost rail connectivity in U.P., Assam The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved three new railway projects, with a combined investment of over Rs. 6,000 crore, giving a boost to rail connectivity in Uttar Pradesh and Assam. The three projects — an 81.17 km new …

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