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Cabinet approves recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowances


  Newdelhi:28/6/17;The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowances with some modifications. The revised rates of the allowances shall come into effect from 1st July, 2017 and shall affect more than 48 lakh central government employees. While approving the recommendations of the 7th CPC on 29th June, 2016, ...

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Why should caste be an issue in presidential poll: Meira Kumar


Newdelhi:27/6/17;Opposition candidate Meira Kumar on Tuesday wondered why caste should be an issue in the Presidential election, and lamented that for the first time caste was being made an issue in the election to the country’s highest office. A day before she files her nomination papers, the former Lok Sabha Speaker reiterated that she espouses the values of social justice, ...

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Pressurised Heavy Water Reactor It will meet country’s demand for Clean Energy in the immediate and the long-term future


  *Srikumar Banerjee Government’s announcement for the plan of construction of ten new Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR) of 700 MWe capacity vindicates the confidence in the indigenous PHWR technology which has been built over a period of nearly four decades. The performance of the present sixteen indigenously built PHWRs is demonstrated by an average capacity factor of about 80% ...

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Yoga for Global Well-being

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi participates in the mass yoga demonstration at the Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan, on the occasion of the 3rd International Day of Yoga - 2017, in Lucknow on June 21, 2017.

Ratnadeep Banerji There is a natural tendency for unification of various entities of our planet. Yoga perceives and attains it in its higher realms of samadhi dwelling on heightened state of mind and elevated knowledge. The unification of mind, body and soul is divinity. This is yoga and is achieved through yogābhyāsa to maintain poise between pravitti and nivritti in ...

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Enhancing Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Through Yoga

*Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani   The holistic science of Yoga is the best lifestyle ever designed and is very effective in managing stress disorders and lifestyle disorders like diabetes. Modern research has focused on psycho-physiological beneficial effects of yoga which is more than a mere physical exercise (Innes and Vincent, 2007). It has been reported that even a short ...

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Ministry of Earth Sciences Achieves New Heights in Three Years.


Ratnadeep Banerji What is our earth like? What all does she hold? What is going to be the future of earth? And how should humans act with the elements of earth? Our mother earth is undergoing upheavals in a tremendous way following heightened aspirations of human civilization. Above all, the spectre of climate change is looming over us. Knowing about ...

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Save Mother Earth from Environmental Pollution


    Prof. Dr. P. K. Jena       Our Mother Earth which till recent past, was a healthy and beautiful place to live in for all of us and other living beings, is getting devastated very fast because of harsh exploitation of its resources in a haphazard and unscientific manner, releasing all types of solid wastes, liquid and ...

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Social and Financial Inclusion: Initiatives undertaken by the NDA Govt


*Guru Prakash   Over the last three years, we have witnessed a fundamental shift in the narrative of social justice for the marginalized. The focus has moved from the politics of welfarism and entitlement to a more participatory model of empowerment. By all means, the Government of India (GoI) is effectively exploring multiple facets of empowerment for the socially deprived ...

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Taxation reforms on RAPID road


* Prakash Chawla When Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed officials of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and Central Board of Excise Customs (CBEC) in June last year, he gave them an acronym RAPID to follow as they carry out their job of collecting revenue for the national exchequer. At the conclusion of the ‘Rajaswa Gyan Sangam’  the senior most ...

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Rural India Surges ahead under NDA Government

                                                                   *V. Mohan Rao Being the nodal Ministry for most of the development and welfare activities in the rural areas, the Ministry of Rural Development plays a pivotal role in the overall development strategy of the country. The vision and mission of the Ministry is sustainable and inclusive growth of rural India through a multipronged strategy for eradication of poverty ...

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