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Not even 1 in 5 Indian rural households gets piped water, govt tells Parliament

🕔13:44, 19.Jul 2019

News Out of 17.87 total crore rural households, around 3.27 crore are currently getting water through piped connections, the Union Jal Shakti Ministry said in a written reply to the House. More in News The ministry, which has been formed

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Pupils and teachers: the best ratios are in the smaller states

🕔13:23, 19.Jul 2019

News In its reply to an unstarred question in Lok Sabha this week, the HRD Ministry said the PTR norm in the country has been set at 30:1 for primary level, and at 35:1 for the upper primary level. More

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How films are certified, why it causes dispute

🕔16:05, 18.Jul 2019

News Earlier this month, the Bombay High Court pulled up the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for refusing to give a ‘U’ certificate to Chidiakhana, produced by the Children’s Film Society of India under the I&B Ministry. The CBFC

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Attack On Journalists In India

🕔15:04, 18.Jul 2019

Journalists are facing heightened threats around the globe, according to the 2019 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), covering 180 countries and territories. More in News It notes that the number of countries regarded as safe

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National Digital Health Blueprint Report

🕔15:55, 17.Jul 2019

To strengthen Digital India and accelerate the efforts towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC), the Union health ministry has released the National Digital Health Blueprint (NDHB) report. Objectives of National Digital Health Blueprint (NDHB) To establish state-of-the-art digital health systems, for

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Health Ministry Bill proposes to axe NEET-PG

🕔13:32, 15.Jul 2019

News In a relief to medical students aspiring to pursue postgraduate courses, the Union Health Ministry has proposed to do away with NEET-PG and use the final MBBS examination for admission to MD and MS programmes. More in News The

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NCRB’s annual reports to be out soon

🕔13:31, 15.Jul 2019

News The annual crime report compiled by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) for 2017 will be published soon as requisite data from all States has been received. More in News NCRB plans to come out with the 2017 report

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82 Medical Colleges To Be Opened

🕔13:29, 15.Jul 2019

The Union government will open 82 medical colleges under a scheme run by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to establish colleges attached to district and referral hospitals. More in News In the first phase, 58 districts in 20

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All You Need To Know About Polavaram project

🕔13:54, 13.Jul 2019

Polavaram project is one in which water is being transferred from the Godavari to the Krishna river. It is a major irrigation project being constructed on the Godavari River across Andhra, Odisha, and Chhattisgarh. The Andhra Pradesh government has been

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A Case Of Confused Thinking: On Draft National Education Policy

🕔12:57, 13.Jul 2019

Rohit Dhankar, Professor, Azim Premji University, observes that Draft National Education Policy lacks depth and loses focus of the richness of secular democratic ideals by aiming for 21st-century skills. Important Analysis The Draft National Education Policy (NEP) 2019 recommends a

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