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Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana (VPBY)

Government of India in the Union Budget 2014-2015, announced the revival of Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana (VPBY) for a limited period from 15th August 2014 to 14th August 2015 for the benefit of citizens aged 60 years and above.Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana (VPBY) will benefit the vulnerable section of society with limited resources as it will provide monthly pension ranging from Rs 500/ to Rs 5,000/ per month to senior citizens of the country. VPBY is like reverse of a normal insurance policy as in case of VPBY, the beneficiary gets an income at the overall rate of 9.38 % per annum on their deposits as they are being paid on monthly basis.The subscription to the scheme is likely to create a corpus of more than Rs. 10,000 crore, and would thus also be a significant source of resource mobilization for the development of the country. Under this revived Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana (VPBY), the senior citizens would get pension on fixed basis either on yearly or monthly basis which wi

National Investigation Agency (NIA)

The National Investigation Agency has been created in pursuance of the enactment of the NIA Act, 2008, and it is mandated, at the national level, to investigate and prosecute offences affecting the sovereignty, security and integrity of India, friendly relations with foreign States and offences under Acts enacted to implement international treaties, agreements, conventions and resolutions of the United Nations and other international organizations and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.NIA was created after the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks as need for a central agency to combat terrorism was realised From the pattern of recent terrorist attacks in different parts of the country, it is clear that these attacks are planned centrally and executed in a very coordinated manner. On the other hand, investigations and trials of these cases in different States where such terrorist attacks/incidents take place tend to be state-centric. This is taken advantage of by the terrori

Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology

Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology was set up on 1st October, 1961 by a resolution of Government of India, Ministry of Education.The resolution of the Government was as per the recommendations of a Committee constituted under the provisions of clause (4) of Article 344 of the Constitution.The duties and functions of the Commission are as follows To evolve and define scientific and technical terms in Hindi and all Indian languages and publish glossaries, definitional dictionaries, encyclopaedia.  To see that the evolved terms and their definitions reach the students, teachers, scholars, scientists, officers etc.  To ensure proper usage/ necessary updation/ correction/ improvement on the work done (through workshops/ seminars/ orientation programmes) by obtaining useful feedback.  To coordinate with all states to ensure uniformity of terminology in Hindi and other Indian languages. (Through State Governments/ Granth Academies/ University Cells/ Glossary Clubs or othe

पथ की पहचान - Path ki Pehchan

पूर्व चलने के बटोही बाट की पहचान कर ले। पुस्तकों में है नहीं छापी गई इसकी कहानी हाल इसका ज्ञात होता है न औरों की जबानी अनगिनत राही गए इस राह से उनका पता क्या पर गए कुछ लोग इस पर छोड़ पैरों की निशानी यह निशानी मूक होकर भी बहुत कुछ बोलती है खोल इसका अर्थ पंथी पंथ का अनुमान कर ले। पूर्व चलने के बटोही बाट की पहचान कर ले। यह बुरा है या कि अच्छा व्यर्थ दिन इस पर बिताना अब असंभव छोड़ यह पथ दूसरे पर पग बढ़ाना तू इसे अच्छा समझ यात्रा सरल इससे बनेगी सोच मत केवल तुझे ही यह पड़ा मन में बिठाना हर सफल पंथी यही विश्वास ले इस पर बढ़ा है तू इसी पर आज अपने चित्त का अवधान कर ले। पूर्व चलने के बटोही बाट की पहचान कर ले। है अनिश्चित किस जगह पर सरित गिरि गह्वर मिलेंगे है अनिश्चित किस जगह पर बाग वन सुंदर मिलेंगे किस जगह यात्रा खतम हो जाएगी यह भी अनिश्चित है अनिश्चित कब सुमन कब कंटकों के शर मिलेंगे कौन सहसा छू जाएँगे मिलेंगे कौन सहसा आ पड़े कुछ भी रुकेगा तू न ऐसी आन कर ले। पूर्व चलने के बटोही बाट की पहचान कर ले।                                   --- Harivans

Framework for Security Cooperation between India and Australia

The Prime Minister of India and the Prime Minister of Australia  have decided to establish a Framework for Security Cooperation to reflect the deepening and expanding security and defence engagement between India and Australia, and to intensify cooperation and consultation between Australia and India in areas of mutual interest. The Framework will be implemented in accordance with the Action Plan below: Action Plan Annual Summit and Foreign Policy Exchanges and Coordination a.Annual meeting of Prime Ministers, including in the margins of multilateral meetings b.Foreign Ministers’ Framework Dialogue c.Senior Officials’ Talks led by India’s Secretary (East) in the Ministry of External Affairs and the Secretary of Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade d.East Asia Talks between External/Foreign Affairs senior officials e.1.5 Track Australia-India Dialogue Defence policy planning and coordination a.Regular Defence Ministers’ Meeting b.Annual Defence Policy Talks c.Annual 1

Prime Minister's visit to Australia

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, paid an official visit to Australia from 16-18November 2014, following the G-20 Summit, as the guest of Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Prime Minister Modi held wide-ranging talks with Prime Minister Abbott, addressed a joint sitting of both houses of the Parliament (the first time an Indian prime minister has done so) and met the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Leader of the Opposition in Canberra. He also visited Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, where he met political leaders, academics, businesspeople and sporting figures and addressed members of the Australian Indian community. He visited research, cultural and historic institutions. A number of agreements were signed and new initiatives launched. For the first time, Australian and Indian Prime Ministers have made reciprocal visits in the same year, underscoring the growing depth of the Australia-India strategic partnership and building on conve

Swachhta Udyami Yojana

National Safai Karamcharis Finance and Development Corporation (NSKFDC), an Apex Corporation of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, has launched “Swachhta Udyami Yojana” on 2.10.2014. The objective of the Scheme is to provide concessional loan for viable community toilet projects and sanitation related vehicles to collect the garbage, to consolidate the ongoing efforts for realising the objectives of the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ launched by Prime Minister on 2nd October, 2014. Under the Scheme, entrepreneurs among safai karmacharis and identified manual scavengers can avail loan upto defined ceiling at concessional rate of interest @ 4% per annum. In case of women beneficiaries, there is a rebate of 1% in the rate of interest charged. No State/ Union Territory wise budget allocations are made under the Scheme as funds are to be provide to the channelizing agencies on the basis of the proposals received from them.