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Government of India has increased the the maximum age of joining NPS from the existing 60 years to 65

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New Delhi: The government has increased the the maximum age of joining under National Pension Scheme (NPS) from the existing 60 years to 65 years of age, an official statement said here on Wednesday.”In continuance of the several initiatives under taken by Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) during the last few years to increase the pension coverage in ...

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India and UK Science & Technology Ministers review the progress made in the India-UK partnership in science, technology and innovation 

The Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, UK, Mr. Jo Johnson meeting the Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, in New Delhi on November 01, 2017.

Newdelhi:1/11/17;Science and Technology Ministers of India and UK reviewed the progress made in the India-UK partnership in science, technology and innovation which has been significantly intensified under the Newton-Bhabha programme. Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan, had a meeting with UK Minister of State for Science, Research and Innovation Mr. Jo Johnson in New ...

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Priorities for Swachha Rural India

Prof. Dr. P. K. Jena     In developing countries including India, every 15 to 20 seconds, a child below 5 years dies from diarrhea caused by poor sanitation. A major portion of the health budget in India is spent on treating water borne diseases like diarrhea, dysentery and cholera. The poor health and sanitation conditions in India are caused ...

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Odisha capital Bhubaneswar was ranked as the 3rd best city among 17 cities in the country

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Bhubaneswar:1/11/17; Odisha capital Bhubaneswar was ranked as the 3rd best city among 17 cities in the country in terms of ease of doing business, according to a survey report by the World Bank. The Subnational Economy Rankings based on Doing Business in India, 2009 survey by the World Bank stated that Bhubaneswar has been placed behind Ludhiana and Hyderabad as ...

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Similpal Tiger Reserve thrown open for tourists

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Mayurbhanj:1/11/17; Similpal Tiger Reserve (STR), which attracts thousands of tourists for its varied bio-diversity and rich reserve of flora and fauna, was thrown open for tourists today after it had remained out of bounds for visitors for four-and-a-half month. The tiger reserve had been kept out of bounds for visitors in view of monsoon season. Travelling along Similipal during monsoon is ...

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Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti demand for return for acquired land to the landowners

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Jagatsinghpur:1/11/17; Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti, the outfit which successfully spearheaded the anti-displacement agitation against South Korean Steelmaker Posco, has stepped up demand for return for acquired land to the landowners. The government has handed over the acquired land to the state-owned Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO). However there is no provision under law or under any act which provides for land ...

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Odisha government has sent a penalty notice of Rs 20,169 crore to Mahanadi Coalfields

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Bhubaneswar:1/11/17: The Odisha government has sent a penalty notice of Rs 20,169 crore to Coal India’s subsidiary Mahanadi Coalfields (MCL) in the state, sources said. The penalty is levied for flouting environment and mining plant norms. The Odisha government is also assessing forest norms violation in the state and the amount of penalty for it. Another penalty could likely be levied ...

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Joint Indo-Russia Tri-Services Exercise Indra-2017 Successfully Conducted

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Russia:1/11/17:The Joint Indo-Russia Tri-Services Exercise INDRA-2017 was successfully conducted from 19 to 29 Oct 2017 at Vladivostok in Russia.  The name of the exercise INDRA has been derived from INDia and RussiA. So far INDRA exercises have been undertaken between respective Armies, Navies and Air Forces engaged with each other without concurrent participation from other Services. 17 such service specific exercises with ...

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President of India inaugurated the Global Clubfoot Conference

Newdelhi:1/11/17:The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the Global Clubfoot Conference being organised by the CURE India in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, in New Delhi today (November 1, 2017). Speaking on the occasion, the President said that clubfoot is one of the most common orthopaedic birth defects. It can cause ...

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