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Government launches 'Swachh Bharat Kosh' to channelise public funds

Government launches 'Swachh Bharat Kosh' to channelise public funds

25 Nov 2014

New Delhi: The government on Tuesday launched the 'Swachh Bharat Kosh', a fund that will be utilised to build toilets in schools, rural and urban areas to achieve the objective of cleanliness across the country.

Swachh Bharat Kosh,   Corporate Social Responsibility,   CSR,   Prime Minister,   Narendra Modi,   Mahatma Gandhi,  
BCIM economic corridor beneficial for region's economy: Survey

BCIM economic corridor beneficial for region's economy: Survey

25 Nov 2014

Guwahati: An economic corridor comprising Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar (BCIM) will benefit the region's economy and help resolve contentious issues of these countries with neighbours, says a survey conducted by Centre for Environment Social and Policy Research (CESPR) in North East.

BCIM,   Bangladesh,   China,   India,   Myanmar,   CESPR,   economic corridor,   Centre for Environment Social and Policy Research,  
Meghalaya Chief Minister assures prevalence of law & order in state

Meghalaya Chief Minister assures prevalence of law & order in state

25 Nov 2014

Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Tuesday assured that law and order would prevail in the state in an effort to curb criminalisation of politics.

Meghalaya Chief Minister,   Mukul Sangma,   criminalisation of politics,   James K Sangma,   Social Welfare Minister Deborah C Marak,   Opposition United Democratic Party (UDP),   National People's Party (NPP),   ,  
Anganwadi union seeks government employees status for workers

Anganwadi union seeks government employees status for workers

25 Nov 2014

New Delhi: Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) affiliate Akhila Bharatiya Anganwadi Karmachari Mahasangh (ABAKM) on Monday demanded declaration of anganwadi workers and helpers as government employees, provision of social security for them and their promotion as supervisors.

Anganwadi union,   government employees status,   Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh,   BMS,   Akhila Bharatiya Anganwadi Karmachari Mahasangh,   ABAKM,   social security,  
<strong>Social</strong> norms biggest challenge in child rights: UNICEF

Social norms biggest challenge in child rights: UNICEF

23 Nov 2014

Kolkata: Prevailing social norms such as early marriage and child labour are the biggest challenge in implementing child rights in the country, a UNICEF official said.

UNICEF,   State of the World's Children Report,   David Mcloughlin,  Convention on Rights of The Child,   CRC,   ,  
J&K polls: Parties go on <strong>social</strong> media overdrive

J&K polls: Parties go on social media overdrive

23 Nov 2014

Srinagar: In a quantum leap from previous elections when campaigning was largely restricted to hoardings, banners and rallies, political parties in Jammu and Kashmir are tapping social media in a big way to woo voters in the upcoming Assembly polls.

political parties in Jammu and Kashmir,   social media,   Jammu and Kashmir Assembly polls,  
India is one of our fastest growing market: Twitter

India is one of our fastest growing market: Twitter

22 Nov 2014

New Delhi: Buoyed by the rising penetration of Internet in the country, a top official from Twitter said India is one of the fastest growing market for the micro-blogging site.

Internet,   Twitter,   Twitter India,   Micro-blogging,   Social media,  
WhatsApp behind half of Italian divorce cases!

WhatsApp behind half of Italian divorce cases!

21 Nov 2014

Rome: Almost half of the divorce cases in Italy rely at least in part on information gathered through the instant messaging service WhatsApp, according to the Italian Association of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Divorce cases,   Italy,   Messaging service,   WhatsApp,   Social media,  
Medha Patkar demands total prohibition in Tamil Nadu

Medha Patkar demands total prohibition in Tamil Nadu

22 Nov 2014

Erode: Observing that liquor was the root cause for social evils and heinous crimes, social activist Medha Patkar on Saturday urged Tamil Nadu government to implement its total prohibition in the state.

Social activist,   Medha Patkar,   liquor prohibition,   Tamil Nadu government,   anti liquor youth walk campaign,  
<strong>Social</strong> status more strongly inherited than height: Study

Social status more strongly inherited than height: Study

19 Nov 2014

London: The social status of your ancestors still exerts an influence on your life course, a Britain-based study says. Social status is consistently passed down among families over multiple generations in fact, it is even more strongly inherited than height, the findings showed.

Social status,   height,   ancestors,   life course,   social mobility,  

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