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EMPLOYMENT, NEW STARTUPS AND GOVERNMENT INITIATIVE Status of employment in India About 60 per cent of the rural males, 61 per cent of rural females, 66 per cent each of the urban males and urban…

  MEDIA TRIAL News Sheena Bora under-trial murder case coverage and investigation by media. Analysis Media is regarded as one of the pillars of democracy. Media has wide ranging roles in the society. Media plays…

Religious Intolerance in India Why in News: Karnataka’s probe into the murder of rationalist M.M. Kalburgi in Dharwad on Sunday has expanded to Maharashtra as investigators are examining if there are links with the murders…

NPS For the old employees it is still defined benefit plan whereas for the new recruits it is defined contribution plan. Defined benefit is free lunch. Defined contribution posits 10 percent contribution by the employee…

TRIBAL ADVISORY COUNCIL (TAC) News The Maharashtra government may again find itself firefighting, as the proposal to form a new Tribal Advisory Council (TAC), under the fresh regime, is pending even after 10 months of…

  FARMER SUICIDES IN INDIA India is an agrarian country with around 60% of its people depending directly or indirectly upon agriculture. Farmer suicides account for 11.2% of all suicides in India. The number of…

Water as a human right is as much about the quality, making sure that the water is clean and you do not get sick from drinking it, as it is about access. Safe drinking water…

THE JUDGEMENT It directed the Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary to ensure that government servants, elected representatives and members of judiciary send their children to government-run primary schools. In its order, the State Government has also…

WAR ON WELFARE Be it education, health, agriculture, livelihood security, food security, panchayati raj institutions, drinking water or the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes sub-plan, central government funds earmarked for social protection have been cut. According to…

Cell phone, cell phone towers and government regulations The popularity of cell phone and wireless communication devices has resulted in a proliferation of cell towers across the country 736 K mobile towers in the country…

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