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Centre has released 15% of funds for emergency Covid response: Mandaviya

Health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said that Rs 1,827 crore had been sent to states and UTs New Delhi: The central government has released 15 per cent of funds under Phase II of Emergency Covid-19 Response Package (ECRP-II) to states, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Saturday. These funds, he said, will help the states...

Centre announces bonus for 30 lakh govt employees

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved bonus for 30.67 lakh Central government employees for the year 2019-20. The announcement in this regard by Union minister Prakash Javadekar has brought an end to the uncertainty over the issue amid the festive season. The decision to offer bonuses will cost the exchequer around Rs 3,737 crore, the...

Dawn of the Champs: A new education era

NEP is great, but its success depends on the ground-level implementation of what has been proposed Rama Moondra: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the new National Education Policy (NEP) that aims to overhaul the rotten and outdated Indian education system from the school to the university level. Ever since the announcement, the new NEP...

Cabinet renames HRD ministry, approves new education policy

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the new National Education Policy (NEP). The Cabinet also renamed the HRD ministry as Education ministry, officials said. A panel led by former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Kasturirangan had submitted the draft of the new NEP to Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ when he took...

Modi Cabinet Gives Approval to Raise Abortion Upper Limit to 24 Weeks for Vulnerable Women

The Modi government has taken a big step to make the abortion law easier in the country. The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 which proposed extension of the maximum limit for abortion to 24 weeks from 20 weeks. Due to which the rape victims and minor women...