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Eat Right Station Certification

Eat Right Station Certification Bhopal Railway Station was recently awarded a 4-star 'Eat Right Station' certification for providing passengers with high-quality, nutritious food. The 4-star rating indicates that the station is fully compliant in providing safe and sanitary food to passengers. What is the 'Eat Right Station' Certification? The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) awards the 'Eat Right Station' certification to railwa

Sparsh Initiative

Sparsh Initiative The Defence Accounts Department signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bank of Baroda and HDFC Bank, to onboard them as Service Centres under the System for Pension Administration (Raksha) (SPARSH) initiative, across more than 14,000 branches throughout India. About SPARSH It is a web-based system for processing the pension claims and crediting the pension directly into the bank accounts of defence pensioners without any external in

International Year of Millets 2023

International Year of Millets 2023 In preparation for the International Year of Millets in 2023, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has planned a number of pre-launch activities and initiatives to raise awareness and encourage involvement in the nation about the illustrious but long-forgotten golden grains. Numerous initiatives were introduced, including "India's Wealth, Millets for Health," the Millet Startup Innovation Challenge, the Mighty Millets Quiz, a co


INSPIRE AWARD The INSPIRE Awards - MANAK (Million Minds Augmenting National Aspiration and Knowledge) 9th National Level Exhibition and Project Competition (NLEPC) recently began. The INSPIRE Award is for innovation in science pursuit of inspired research. About: It is being carried out by DST (Department of Science and Technology) in conjunction with National Innovation Foundation - India (NIF), an independent DST agency, and is in line with the "Start-up India" initia

Indira Gandhi Urban Employment Scheme

Indira Gandhi Urban Employment Scheme Image Source - Janataserishta A recent initiative by the Chief Minister of Rajasthan to give families in metropolitan areas 100 days of employment is modelled after the MGNREGA. About Indira Gandhi Urban Employment Scheme Providing work that is available on demand for 100 days per year to help poor and needy families who live in cities. Areas covered Environmental protection, water conservation, heritage preservation, garden u

Poshan Maah 2022

Poshan Maah 2022 Every year, September is observed as Rashtriya Poshan Maah, or National Nutrition Month, throughout the nation. Key themes of Poshan Maah 2022: The month's events will be focused on important issues including gender-sensitive, water conservation, and management, traditional food for women and children in tribal areas, and Mahila and Swasthya, Bachcha and Shiksha - Poshan Bhi Padhai Bhi. Message Distribution: The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) is taki

Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology

Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology Image Source - Gktoday Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology (WEST), a new I-STEM (Indian Science Technology and Engineering facilities Map) project, was just introduced. Major Points Women's Empowerment: The WEST initiative will support women with STEM backgrounds and give them the tools they need to participate in the ecosystem of science, technology, and innovation. Offering a separate platform to women who are sci

PM Schools for Rising India (PM-SHRI) Yojana

PM Schools for Rising India (PM-SHRI) Yojana Image Source - pmmodiyojana On National Teachers' Day, the Prime Minister unveiled a new program called PM SHRI Schools (PM ScHools for Rising India). PM-SHRI Scheme It is a brand-new program that is sponsored by the government and will highlight the elements of the National Education Policy, 2020. A centrally sponsored scheme is one where the union government and the states/union territories are expected to split the implemen

SPARK Program

SPARK Program The Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) recently developed the Studentship Program for Ayurveda Research Ken (SPARK) for Ayurveda students enrolled in accredited Ayurveda colleges in an innovative effort to assist the research endeavors of the nation's brightest young brains. About SPARK Program Initiative By Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS). Aim SPARK aims to support the research ideas of young undergra

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana Scheme

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana Scheme Recently, the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) scheme trained over 3 lakh women, according to information provided to Lok Sabha by the Ministry of Education. Image Source - Affairscloud About PMKVY The Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), the government's flagship program, is operated under the Skill India Mission, which was introduced by the government in 2015. By 2022, it hopes to have trained more than 40 c


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