The UK has reported 1,950 confirmed cases till now and 71 deaths. According to the UK government’s statement to the House of Commons’s Health Committee Tuesday, as many as 55,000 people are estimated to be infected.
Officials said the National Safai Karamcharis Finance & Development Corporation (NSKFDC) will soon extend loans directly to municipalities at four per cent interest for a period of 15 years so that they can invest in machines.
After consultations with the representatives of 16 key ministries, the Union government decided to start People’s Plan Campaign, also known as “Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas” that aims to draw up a development plan for each Gram Panchayat (GP) in the country.
On August 22, 2017, the Supreme Court, in a landmark 3-2 verdict, “set aside” the practice of instant triple talaq, following a clutch of petitions filed by Muslim women. The women behind the petitions welcomed the passage of the Bill on Tuesday.
Concluding his reply to questions raised by MPs, Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan termed the Bill as one that will “go down in history as one of the greatest reforms of this government”.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said after the meeting: “The Speaker will ask Azam Khan to apologise over his comments made against Rama Devi without any condition. If he does not do so, the Speaker has been authorised to take action against him.”
Shah said, “There’s need for a provision to declare an individual as a terrorist. The UN has a procedure for it, the US has it, Pakistan has it, China has it, Israel has it, the European Union has it. Everyone has done it.”
This data, although startling, is, by NCSK’S own admission, a gross underestimate since it includes figures for only eight states — Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Punjab, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu — out of 36 states and Union Territories.
According to the global MPI 2019 report released Thursday, between 2005-06 and 2015-16, India, lifted 271 million out of poverty, significantly reducing deprivations in many of the ten indicators, particularly in “assets, cooking fuel, sanitation and nutrition”.
The Congress leader said the Union government is refusing to back the Kerala government’s moratorium on repayment of farm loans for all farmers in the state till December 31 by not directing the RBI to consider it.
Union Budget 2019: In terms of budgetary provisions for the various schemes of the Ministry of Rural Development, the most notable boost has been to NRLM that impacts 52 lakh women SHGs — from Rs 5,750 crore in 2018-19 to Rs 9,024 crore in 2019-20.
The total budget estimate for the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation and the Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation — the ministries that were brought under the umbrella of Jal Shakti Ministry this year — is Rs 28,261 crore.
The “har ghar nal ka jal” scheme was rolled out in Bihar in September 2016. Its target is to provide piped water to 20 million households over a five-year period, up from the existing 0.8 million households.