Centre launches campaign for empowerment of women & girls
The government has launched a special campaign to take
forward the momentum of empowerment of girls and women through education.
Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhrial Nishank has said the
ministry will celebrate the international women's day in schools and
colleges across the country.
He said the week-long special theme-based campaign begins
from today in the run up to the International Women's Day on 8th of March.
The Minister further said, as a tribute to women, the celebration by HRD
Ministry will continue throughout the year.
The Minister said the government has taken several
initiatives since 2014 for the education of the girl child. This is one of
the reasons for the success of the scheme of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao whereby
the Gross Enrollment Ratio of girls across all levels of education is now
higher than boys.
The Minister said that a self-defence Olympiad will be
organized for girls at school-level on the lines of Yoga Olympiad.
He said to ensure safety and security of girls, self-defence
training is imparted to girls of class 6 and 12 belonging to Government
Centre to review monuments under ASI
The number of monuments under the Centre’s protection could
increase as the government is planning to conduct a review of those under
the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the ones protected by the State
Finance ministry MoS claims continuous improvement of economy
Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs
Anurag Singh Thakur today said that taxpayers base has widened and tax
collection have increased by 8 percent in the country.
He said, it indicates the economy is improving continuously.
Union Minister was addressing media after interaction with the stakeholders
from various trades and industries body at Chandigarh.
He said that with Sabka Vishwas scheme, 95 percent old cases
had been solved and it had provided relief to the traders. The Minister
said, under Vivad Se Vishwas scheme tax payers have to pay Income Tax Demand
by 3 March 31, 2020 to get the waiver of interest and penalty. He told, in
the last 5 years big reforms have been made in the banking sector.
He said that economic indicators shows the country is moving
in the right direction. Replying to a question he said that Government is
seriously viewing the impact of spread of corona virus on economy and till
now no major impact is visible.
Centre to deploy officials for systematic implementation of
The Central government has decided to depute 1000 officials
to the 110 selected aspirational districts to ensure systematic
implementation of development projects.
This was stated by Union Health Minister Dr
Turkey on Sunday announced the launch of an offensive
against the Moscow-backed Syrian regime, as Ankara put pressure on Europe by
opening its border for migrants to seek passage to the continent via Greece.
Tensions have soared between Russia and Turkey after an
airstrike blamed on Damascus killed dozens of Turkish soldiers in Idlib last
week. Turkish and Syrian military exchanged fire over the weekend with
Syrian forces targetting a Turkish drone and artillery and Ankara claiming
to have shot down two Syrian fighter jets.
The confrontation between the Russia-backed Syrian military
and NATO-member Turkey, which supports Syrian rebels, has prompted worries
over a wider conflict and a migrant crisis in Europe similar to 2015.
Migrant numbers have already surged along the rugged
frontier after Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, seeking to pressure
the EU over Syria, said the country had “opened the doors” to Europe.
Greece said Sunday it has blocked nearly 10,000 migrants at
its border with Turkey.Turkish forces hit Syrian regime positions after Mr.
Erdogan warned Damascus would “pay a price” for the air strike that killed
34 Turkish troops inside Idlib on Thursday.
South Korea to come out with all out response against COVID due
to high number of cases
In South Korea, President Moon Jae-in has said today that
the government was waging "all-out responses" to contain the novel
coronavirus. He said, the nation will be able to overcome the COVID-19
Study reveals severe water scarcity in Himalayan region
Eight towns in the Himalayan region of Bangladesh, Nepal,
India and Pakistan were nearly 20%-70% deficient in their water supply, says
a survey that appears in the latest edition of the journal Water Policy.
The researchers surveyed 13 ...............................