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Madras High Court restrains green tribunal from initiating suo motu proceedings

Order given on public interest petition which says tribunal has been overstepping its jurisdiction A recent court order has put a question mark on the powers of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to take suo motu cognisance of environmental matters and initiating proceedings. The Madras High Court, in an order

Government launches new health programme for adolescents

Earlier schemes were confined only to sexual and reproductive health, say health officials The Union health ministry on Tuesday launched a community-intervention based health programme for adolescents. The programme, named Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK), aims at delivering services to youth from urban and rural areas, poor and affluent background

Relevant News / Current Affair (TheHindu) for UPSC (2014) CIvil Service Exam 8-1-2014

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