Giving a big boost to Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), the Reserve Bank of India, on Wednesday, said bank overdrafts of up to Rs.5,000 in accounts opened under this financial inclusion mission would be treated as priority sector lending. “…overdrafts extended by banks up to Rs.5,000 in PMJDY accounts will
Though the new government at the Centre has done a lot to block unauthorised access to government offices, the recent incident of the loss of data from a key Ministry shows that loopholes are still being exploited and much ground needs to be covered in terms of enhancing security Government
India is home to 106 species of raptors, popularly known as ‘birds of prey,’ says a recent publication by the Zoological Survey of India. The publication reveals that more than 18 per cent of the 572 species of raptors spread all over the world can be found in India alone.
Stem cells from adult epidermis can be used to make sperm and egg cells, researchers show In a breakthrough, researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist, have shown that stem cells from the skin of two adults of the same sex can be used to make human egg and sperm cells.
The India-U.S. Defence Technology and Trade Initiative promises enhanced prosperity and security for both the nations For approximately three years, I have been involved in the India-U.S. Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI). Originally called “the Carter Initiative,” when Secretary Ashton Carter was the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defence, DTTI
Only €2 million was used out of the €30 million “special needs” fund in 2014 Christiane Seifert takes a visitor around her ground-floor flat in Hamburg. She opens a window with her shoulder, the patio door with her bare foot. At her computer, she uses her toes to type her
A screenshot of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website. The U.S. on Tuesday announced that it will provide work permits to spouses of H1B visa holders beginning May 26, 2015, a move that is expected to benefit thousands of talented and professional Indian spouses who come to America but
nterview with Professor Eric S. Lander on how India, ‘perhaps the single most interesting country’ in terms of genetic diversity, is not as active as it should be in genomic studies On April 25, 2003, a group of geneticists representing six countries announced that it had mapped every one of
The government’s first full year budget is an excellent chance to recognise missed opportunities and take corrective action with regard to investing in addressing gender inequality The coming Union budget is significant for at least two reasons: first, this will be the new government’s maiden full year budget. Second, with
The implementation of the National Food Security Act is mired in apathy and confusion. A grave injustice is being done to millions of people who live on the margin of subsistence. It is not too late to remove the roadblocks, but this requires a sense of urgency An odd silence