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Analysis of Union Budget 2021 reveals allocation for children was at ten year low; Child Protection gets raw deal

HAQ: Centre for Child Rights, in its analysis of the budget observed that despite the COVID-19 situation , it has found huge cuts in flagship programmes for children  

Published on 2nd February 2021
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Jobs in the United States to return to pre-pandemic level in 2024: Congressional Budget Office

According to the CBO, the country's real GDP is on track to grow by 4.6 per cent in 2021, following a 3.5 per cent contraction in 2020

Published on 2nd February 2021
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NASA names Indian American Bhavya Lal as acting chief of staff

Lal served as a member of the Biden Presidential Transition Agency Review Team for the agency and oversaw the agency's transition under the Joe Biden-led administration

Published on 2nd February 2021
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COVID-19 turned this law graduate into celebrity strawberry farmer

Gurleen Chawla is expecting a total yield of 10,000 kg this season and has developed a website to market her products outside Jhansi, her hometown

Published on 2nd February 2021
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Union Budget 2021: 92 lakh school teachers will now have to follow basic standards to keep their job

The NPST will also talk about the design of pre-service teacher education programmes. This could be then adopted by the states and determine teachers' career management

 

Published on 1st February 2021
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Union Budget 2021: Aligning with NEP 2020, 56 lakh school teachers to be trained digitally

A National Digital Educational Architecture (NDEAR) will be set up within the context of a Digital First Mindset where the digital architecture will support teaching and learning activities

Published on 1st February 2021
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TN-based Doctors Association for Social Equality calls budget allocation to health sector ‘disappointing’

The current allocation of Rs 2.23 lakh crore to the health sector is insufficient. Most of the funds will end up benefitting only private hospitals, DASE said

Published on 1st February 2021
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Union Budget 2021: World-class FinTech hub in Gujarat to create 1.5 lakh jobs for the youth

The Finance Minister also announced the setting up of a Development Financial Institution. The DFI will have statutory backing and Rs 27,000 crore capital  

Published on 1st February 2021
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Union Budget 2021: Railways to get Made in India automatic system to eliminate train collisions due to human error

Sitharaman proposed around Rs 1.07 lakh crore for capital expenditure of Indian Railways. Further, the Railways will monetise dedicated freight corridors

Published on 1st February 2021
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Union Budget 2021: Rs 35,000 crore investment for COVID-19 vaccines, 2 more expected

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her third budget this year at 11 pm. Amid the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the Finance Minister presented a paperless budget

Published on 1st February 2021
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Union Budget 2021: Rs 35k crore allocated for Post-Matric scholarship, to reach 4 crore SC students

The FM also proposed to increase the unit cost of each such school from Rs 20 crore to Rs 38 crore and in hilly areas Rs 48 crore

Published on 1st February 2021
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Union Budget 2021: National Language Translation Mission to be set up to translate Science, Tech content into Indian languages

The mission aims to make science and technology accessible to everyone by translating material in English and in one's mother tongue and thus increasing accessibility

Published on 1st February 2021
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Union Budget 2021: Furore in Parliament as Nirmala Sitharaman speaks about ‘farmer welfare’

 

The Opposition also yelled out slogans and banged their desks when Sitharaman was starting her speech at 11

Published on 1st February 2021
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Aakash Ranison has set up three deathbeds using plastic waste drawn from the Ganga to remind us of our plastic woes

Climate change activist Aakash Ranison has set up deathbeds out of plastic obtained from River Ganga to create awareness among people. He had also created a marine cemetery on Kerala's Beypore beach

Published on 1st February 2021
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Union Budget 2021: FM announces skill qualification benchmark with UAE, collaborative training with Japanese workforce

The initiative with the UAE will lead to a certified workforce while the collaboration with Japan will help Indians learn Japanese skills and knowledge

Published on 1st February 2021

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