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President of India Presents Nari Shakti Puraskar
The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, presented the Nari Shakti Puraskar at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (March 8, 2018) on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
Speaking on the occasion, the President said discriminating between men and women is essentially a problem of mindsets in society. To ensure composite development of the country, it is necessary to remove such discrimination. Every person in society is responsible for changing such mindsets. We should listen to voices of our daughters and provide them all opportunities to make the most of their lives. We should change customs and traditions that hinder giving equal rights to our daughters.
The President said that awareness and education are effective tools to overcome gender inequality. Education provides the power and understanding to eradicate distinctions between people in society.
President of India meets survivors of human trafficking and launches skills training programme for the young survivors
The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, met survivors of human trafficking on the occasion of International Women’s Day at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (March 8, 2018). He also launched a skills training programme for the young survivors, organized by an NGO, Justice, and Care.
The text of PM’s speech at the launch of National Nutrition Mission and Expansion of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao in Jhunjhunu
On the occasion of International Women’s Day today, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, launched the National Nutrition Mission, and expansion of the coverage of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao programme, at Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan.
IIIDEM organizes 12-day training programme on ‘Capacity Development for Election Management’ for ITEC countries, in association with MEA
The India International Institute for Democracy and Election Management (IIIDEM) is conducting a training programme on ‘Capacity Development for Election Management’ under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India. The programme is being held from 5thto 16thMarch, 2018. As many as 29 senior and mid-level officials from EMBs of 21 ITEC countries are participating in the programme.
Shri Radha Mohan Singh releases Education Portal – ICAR at the Conference of Vice Chancellors of Agriculture Universities and Directors of ICAR Institutes
The Portal will strengthen and develop higher Agricultural education in India
Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh released the Education portal of ICAR at the Conference of Vice Chancellors of Agriculture Universities and Directors of ICAR Institutes in New Delhi, today. The portal has been developed on the lines of KVK portal released by the Union Agriculture Minister earlier.
Education Portal-ICAR(https://education.icar.gov.in)will act as a single window platform for providing vital education information/announcements/event schedules/e-learning resources from Agricultural Universities across the country to the rural youth in an easy and fast way on their doorsteps.
Government announces launch of ‘SUVIDHA’ – Rs. 2.50, 100% Oxo-biodegradable Sanitary Napkin – under the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP)
‘Swachhta, Swasthya and Suvidha’ are the touchstones that this product will ensure for the underprivileged Women of India: Shri Ananthkumar
Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Ananthkumar announced the launch of ‘Suvidha’, the 100% Oxo-biodegradable Sanitary Napkin, under the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP), here today. The affordable sanitary napkin will be available for Rs. 2.50 per pad over 3200 Janaushadhi Kendrasacross India and would ensure ‘Swachhta, Swasthya and Suvidha’for the underprivileged Women of India. This step taken by the Department of Pharmaceuticals will ensure the achievement of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of Affordable and Quality Healthcare for All, the Minister said while addressing the media.
‘WINGS INDIA 2018’ Event Gets Underway
The four-day biennial event ‘WINGS INDIA 2018 ‘, jointly organized by Ministry of Civil Aviation and Airport Authority of India and FICCI got underway in Hyderabad today. The theme of the four-day biennial event this year is ‘India-Global Aviation Hub’. WINGS INDIA 2018 is a platform for interactions, forging alliances, investments and air connectivity between the States and the global aviation players & stakeholders. The event was attended by senior ministers of Telangana Government and senior officials of Ministry of Civil Aviation, DGCA, AAI and representatives from FICCI.
Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) invites comments on draft IBBI (Mechanism for Issuing Regulations) Regulations, 2018; Comments may be e-mailed at feed[email protected] by 31st March, 2018, with subject line “Mechanism for Issuing Regulations”.
Swachh Shakti 2018 celebrated in Lucknow with 15000 women Swachh Bharat champions resolving to usher in clean India on International Women’s Day
Women Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs) are the change agents of Digitally empowered rural India women. VLEs will be doubled from 47 thousand to one lakh across India: Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad Women VLEs are the first respondents of Governance: Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani
Udyam Sakhi Portal Launched for Women Entrepreneurs
On the occasion of International Women’s Day today, March 8, the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises(MSME) launched a portal for women entrepreneursof India: www.udyamsakhi.org. The portal was unveiled by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of MSME, Giriraj Singh, in a program today at the Ambedkar International Centre, New Delhi. The Minister said that India has around 8 million women who have started and are running their own businesses and the Ministry of MSME believes that the women in India can play a vital role in the growth of the Indian economy.
The portal is a network for nurturing entrepreneurship and creating business models for low-cost products and services in order to empower women and make them self-reliant and self-sufficient.
The portal provides assistance through its platform for entrepreneurship learning tools, incubation facility, training programs for fundraising, providing mentors, one-on-one investor meet, provide market survey facility and technical assistance.
Dr.Arun Kumar Panda, Secretary MSME addressed the women entrepreneurs attending the program and informed them that the Ministry is on the path of creating a vibrant MSME sector by promoting growth and development of this sector including Khadi, Village and Coir industries, in cooperation with the concerned ministries and departments, state governments and other stakeholders.
Dr. Jitendra Singh inaugurates DoPT Workshop on International Women’s Day
The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh inaugurated a workshop on International Women’s Day here today. The day long Workshop was organised by DoPT on the theme of “Women Empowerment, Opportunities and Challenges.”
Coastal Berth Scheme
The Government has extended the period of Coastal Berth Scheme beyond 12th Five Year Plan i..e from 1stApril, 2017 to 31st March, 2020. The scope of the scheme has also been enlarged to cover the cost of preparation of Detail Project Report (DPR) and capital dredging at Major Ports.