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Enrolment in higher education in India crosses 4 crore mark for the first time

According to the latest All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2020-2021 report released by the Ministry of Education, Government of India on Sunday, enrollment in higher education in India increased to 4.14 crore, crossing the 4 crore mark for first time, which is an increase of 7.5% from 2019-20 and 21% from 2014-15.   …

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India’s poor and middle class were taxed more than the rich: Oxfam report

A reflection of Modi’s crony capitalism?   Economic inequality – the unequal distribution of income and opportunity between different groups in society is a reality.   According to the annual inequality report released today by the non-profit organization Oxfam India, the richest 1% of India’s population own more than 40.5% of the country’s total wealth. …

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UIDAI enables ‘Head of Family’ based online address update in Aadhaar

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has put in place a resident friendly facility to help them update address in Aadhaar online with the consent of the Head of Family (HoF). The HoF based online address update in Aadhaar will be of great help to the relative(s) of a resident–like children, spouse, parents etc, …

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Modi calls to make the International Year of Millets 2023 a mass movement

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called upon the Members of the Parliament to make the International Year of Millets 2023 a mass movement. Modi said this while addressing the BJP parliamentary party meeting in Parliament House Complex today.   Briefing the media after the meeting, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi quoted the Prime Minister as …

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MORTH issues scheme guidelines for road safety advocacy

Kohima, December 20 (MTNews): The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MORTH ) has issued the Scheme Guidelines on the “Scheme of Financial Assistance for administering Road Safety Advocacy and awards for the outstanding work done in the field of Road Safety” vide letter No. RT-25035/38/2021-RS (196434) Dated 21st September 2021, which shall remain in …

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CUET UG 2023: Application process to commence in first week of February next year

Mokokchung, December 16 (MTNews): Common University Entrance Test (CUET -UG) 2023 application process will commence from the first week of February 2023, UGC chief Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar announced on December 16. Candidates can apply online through the official website at cuet.samarth.ac.in.   The CUET-UG is set to be conducted between the 21st and 31st of …

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Delay in Census 2021 till further orders

India’s already delayed 2021 decadal census has been postponed “until further orders” due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Union ministry of home affairs informed Parliament on Tuesday.     The intent of the Government for conducting Census 2021 was notified in the Gazette of India on 28th March, 2019. “Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 …

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1,472 posts of IAS, 864 for IPS officers vacant: Centre in Lok Sabha

There is a vacancy of 1,472 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, 864 Indian Police Service (IPS) officers and 1,057 Indian Forest Service (IFS) officers, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.   Union Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said in a written reply that the sanctioned strength of IAS officers was 6,789, while …

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Supreme Court dismisses petition to include history of north-east in school curriculum

The Supreme Court Friday refused to entertain a public interest litigation (PIL) petition seeking changes to school curriculum by including chapters on geography and history of north-east India, Bar and Bench reported. The plea filed by Jyoti Zongluju also sought changes to law to curb racial discrimination.   A bench of Chief Justice of India …

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PM Modi calls Nagaland’s culture, music glorious heritage of India

New Delhi, November 27(MTNews): Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 95th edition of his monthly radio program ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on November 27 appreciated Nagaland’s initiative to promote its folk music and said that the music and culture of the State is the glorious heritage of the country. ‘Mann Ki Baat’, according to Modi, is …

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