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Modi Government's Maternity Benefits Scheme Will Likely Exclude Women Who Need It the Most -Dipa Sinha

d immunisation are met. The scheme is also restricted to the first live birth. In fact, the new MBP is a watered down and much delayed implementation of the commitment made under the National Food security Act (NFSA) passed unanimously by parliament in 2013. Section 4 of the NFSA states:     “subject to such schemes as may be framed by the central government, every pregnant woman and lactating mother shall be entitled to

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Provide hacker details, outfit that claimed data leak told -Mahendra Singh

attack on government websites that led to the leak of information about 13 crore users. In a recent report, CIS had highlighted that websites run by various government departments, owing to a poor security framework, had publicly displayed sensitive personal financial information and Aadhaar numbers of beneficiaries of certain projects. In its letter, UIDAI argued that the data downloaded from one of the websites could not have been accessed unl

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Climate change impact on agriculture leads to 1.5 per cent loss in India's GDP -Subhojit Goswami

May 9-10, B. Venkateshwarlu, former director at International Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), Hyderabad, said, “Climate change affects all the three aspects of food security: availability, access and absorption. When production decreases, availability of food decreases. Climate change hits poor the most. They don’t have income to buy the food, so their access to it is affected. This, in turn, has an impact on h

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Nothing to cheer about in Indian job market

mployed, 46.6 per cent were self employed, 32.8 per cent were casual labour and the rest 3.7 per cent were contract workers and thus a majority (71.2 per cent) of workers were not eligible for social security benefits. Only 17 per cent persons were regular wage/salaried persons. Please click here to read more.

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Government to focus on nutrition security of 23 crore PDS members: Ram Vilas Paswan

-PTI NEW DELHI: In the next two years, the government today said it will focus on nutritional security of the country's two-third poor population registered with the public distribution system (PDS) under the food law. The food law aims to provide legal entitlement of 5 kg subsidised foodgrains per person every month at Rs 1-3/kg to 23.3 crore registered members. The law was passed by Parliament in September 2013, during the previous UPA regim

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Rural job scheme will eat into food security, claims study -Padmini Sivarajah

uarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), rolled out a decade ago, has impacted households and individuals in a positive as well as negative way, but the adverse impacts of the scheme could impact the nation's food security, according to an authoritative study. What may set the alarm bells ringing is the projected decline in acreage under rice cultivation in states like Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh by three to eight per cent in the next five years. This could be

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Taking Cognisance of the Deeply Flawed System That Is Aadhaar -Shreyashi Roy

took off from the point of the leaks, with Srinivas Kodali, a panelist and one of the authors of the report, explaining his methodology for the study that proved that the Aadhaar database lacked the security required when dealing with private information of people. He highlighted the fact that during the course of his research, he had noticed several leaks from government websites and notified the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) abou

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Now, each block to get generic med store -Sushmi Dey

shadhi' stores will be opened in every block to make low-priced generic medicines available across the country. The scheme is expected to create a "silent revolution" in achieving health security by providing affordable and quality medicines for all. Union minister for chemicals & fertilizers Ananth Kumar said the government plans to open such stores so that doctors and pharmacists cannot push expensive branded medicines in the gar

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Bank leash on NGOs

banks having core-banking facilities," a senior ministry official said. Sources said under the core-banking system, all the branches of the networked banks are interconnected. This will allow security agencies to access the accounts of the NGOs in real time. Please click here to read more.

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