The Rs 20,000 ceiling introduced on political funding and the electoral bonds are only a start to bring about transparency in political funding, said Arjun Ram Meghwal, Union Minister of State for Finance.
The suspense is over. The BJP on Friday named Trivendra Singh Rawat, a former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) pracharak, for the post. Rawat’s name was proposed in the legislative party meeting where members gave their consent. Rawat is the ninth chief minister of the hill state.
The United States today said the country will continue to support India on the issue of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership indicating that bilateral relations under the Trump administration is unlikely to witness any major changes
Parliament has approved the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 which will grant women working in the organized sector paid maternity leave of 26 weeks, up from 12 weeks at present. The decision is expected to benefit around 1.8 million women. With this, India has also become the country with the third highest maternity leave. Canada and Norway grant 50 weeks and 44 weeks respectively as paid maternity leave.
Providing safe and adequate drinking water for the entire rural population is one of the commitments of the government. According to National Sample Survey Organisation’s 69th Round Survey covering Household Conditions and Amenities in India for the period July 2012-December 2012, 88.5
The killing of an Indian fisherman by Sri Lankan navy men on Monday has snowballed into a major controversy with protests spilling over to streets in Tamil Nadu. Media reports suggest that the Centre conveyed its concern to the Sri Lankan government over issue. "Government of India is deeply concerned at the killing of an Indian fisherman. Our High Commissioner to Sri Lanka has taken up the matter with the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka," sources in the government told Times of India.
Islam will be the largest religion in the world by 2070 and India will have the world’s largest Muslim population by 2050 according to a survey conducted by the American think tank Pew Research Centre.
The Ministry of Minority Affairs will establish five world class educational institutes to provide better traditional as well as modern education to students belonging to minority communities. These world class institutions providing education in technical, medical, Ayurveda, Unani, etc., fields will be established across the country.
Marking a significant improvement, India’s infant mortality rate has recorded a significant decline aover the last decade. There has also been a rise in sex ratio with Haryana showing marked progress and the population rate has also recorded an increase. The study which was conducted by National Family Health Survey also asserted that the population rate has been showing a positive change.
After giving a big boost to the rural housing sector, the ministry of housing and urban poverty alleviation gave nod to construction of 90,095 more affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) with an investment of Rs 5,590 crore and central assistance of Rs.1,188 crore.
The Hindu community in Pakistan is set to have a personal law, as the Senate on Friday unanimously passed ‘The Hindu Marriage Bill 2017’. The Bill will soon become a law after it gets the presidential assent.