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First Lady Suvra Mukherjee passes away


New Delhi, Aug 18: Suvra Mukherjee, the first lady of the country and wife of President of India Pranab Mukherjee passed away on Tuesday morning. She left for her heavenly abode at 10.51 AM, said a press communiqué from Rashtrapati Bhavan. Suvra Mukherjee was born on September 17, 1940 in Jessore (now in Bangladesh) and married Pranab Mukherjee on July ...

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Stock of foodgrains adequate to meet the PDS requirement


New Delhi, Aug 11: The stock of foodgrains in the Central Pool as on 1.8.2015 was 520.75 lakh tons as against the foodgrain stocking norms of 411.20 lakh tons for the Central Pool for July-September quarter which is adequate to meet the requirement under TPDS and OWS as per the existing level of allocation. This information was given by the ...

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Exhibition on Historic Indian Maps begins

New Delhi, Aug 11: ‘Cosmography to Cartography’, an exhibition on historic Indian maps was inaugurated by the Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge), Tourism (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation, Dr Mahesh Sharma at National Museum in New Delhi today. The exhibition was inaugurated in the presence of US Ambassador to India, Richard Verma. Secretary, Ministry of Culture, and Tourism ...

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Separate Budget for Minorities’ 15 Point Programme

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New Delhi, Aug 11: The Prime Minister’s New 15 Point Programme for the welfare of minorities is an overarching programme, covering many schemes implemented by various Ministries/Departments including Ministry of Minority Affairs, throughout the country. This programme aims to monitor the implementation of 24 different schemes of Government of India (of 11 Ministries/Departments) and to see that equitable share of ...

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Aid to Societies and NGOs by MDC

New Delhi, Aug 11: The lending schemes of National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC), a central public sector enterprise under the Ministry of Minority Affairs, are implemented for the socio-economic development of the minorities through the State Channelising Agencies (SCAs) nominated by the respective State Governments/UT Administration. The lending schemes include Term Loan, Micro-finance and Educational Loan. Under Micro-Finance ...

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