Swayam Prabha' The Centre will formally launch Swayam Prabha-a project for telecasting 'High-quality educational programmes' through 32 DTH channels on Sunday at a National Convention on Digital Initiatives for Higher Education."
Aaykar Setu' The online facility will enable payment of taxes, tracking of tax deducted at source and filing of applications for permanent account numbers (PAN) The facility known as Aaykar Setu,' launched by finance minister Arun Jaitley, will also help people link their 12-digit biometric identifier Aadhaar with PAN. Central Board of Direct Taxes will make it available as a desktop service and as an app for Android mobile phones, providing a range of informative and useful tax services.
The Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana The Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) was announced in 2003 with objectives of correcting regional imbalances in the availability of affordable reliable tertiary healthcare services and also to augment facilities for quality medical education in the country PMSSY has two components: 1. Setting up of AIIMS like institutions 2 Upgradation of Government Medical Colleges/Institutions.
'No Development Zone' "An area of 100 metres from the edge of the Ganga between Haridwar (Uttarakhand) and Unnao (UP) has been declared a 'No Development Zone,' with the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday prohibiting dumping of waste within 500 metres of the river.
"Asia Africa Growth Corridor The Indian and Japanese governments recently (May, 2017) unveiled a vision document for the Asia Africa Growth Corridor, proposed by the two countries' Prime Ministers last November. Unlike China's One Belt One Road (OBOR) project, about which India has raised several concerns, the Asia Africa Growth Corridor is conceived as a more open and inclusive programme that will be based on more consulfations and keep people as the cenfre piece rather than jUst frade and economic ties, said officials who worked on the vision document. The vision document proposes four key elements that leverage the strengths of India and Japan enhancing capacity and skills; building quality infrastructure and connecting institutions; development and cooperation projects in health, farming, manufacturing and disaster management; and people-fo-people partnerships managehnenp and people-torpeopie amnersiniptu.fing disaster
FASTag What is FASTag? FASTag is a device that employs Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology for making toll payments directly from the prepaid account linked to it. It is affixed on the windscreen of your vehicle and enables you to drive through toll plazas. FASTag has a validity of 5 years and after purchasing it, you only need to recharge/top up the FASTag as per your requirement.
Rail SAARTHI Currently, there are multiple mobile applications by Indian Railways to cater various passenger requirements including onboard cleaning Most of the apps cater to one service only. To use different services, users need to search and download each application separately. In order to provide better customer experience, there is a need for an integrated application which will give a single window interface for these services. Inline with the above concept, Minister of Railways had announced integration of all existing ticketing digital solutions under one App in his Budget Speech 2016-17. Rail SAARTHI is an app under development to integrate 8 independent mobile applications of the IR.
City Liveability Index The Ministry of Urban Development (now Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs) launched the City Liveability Index. The index will be used to measure 116 cities, which include smart cities, state capitals, and cities with a population of above one million. The index will be a common minimum reference framework that will help cities know where they stand in terms of quality of life. It would also help cities to understand the interventions required to improve these standards The cities will be assessed on a set of 79 parameters which would capture the extent and quality of infrastructure. These include availability of roads, mobility, education and health care, employment opportunities, emergency responses, mechanisms for grievance redressal, level of pollution, and availability of open spaces.