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  • Nirbhaya Fund

    The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development has approved projects worth Rs 2,919 crore under Nirbhaya Fund ...

  • Ama Gaon, Ama Vikas

    Odisha Government has launched ‘Ama Gaon, Ama Vikas’ (Our Village, our development) programme to reach out to ...

  • Street Lighting National Programme

    Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has installed 49 lakh LED street lights in 28 states/UTs under the Street ...

  • Know India Program (KIP)

    40 participants of Indian Origin from 9 countries attended 46th edition of Know India Programme (KIP). Madhya ...

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2018.03.12, Monday

Know India Program (KIP)

40 participants of Indian Origin from 9 countries attended 46th edition of Know India Programme (KIP). Madhya Pradesh was partner state of this edition. As part of the initiative participants visited Madhya Pradesh, Parliament House, President’s House and attended orientation programme at the Foreign Service Institute

Know India Programmes (KIP)

KIP is initiative (scheme) of Ministry of External Affairs for Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) between the age group of 18 to 30 years. The scheme was launched in 2004 and has so far had 40 editions in which some 1,293 PIO youths have participated.

Objective
  • Engage and make students and young professionals of Indian Diaspora (18 to 30years) feel sense of connect with their motherland
  • Motivated and inspire PIOs by transformational changes taking place in India and give them an exposure to various aspects of contemporary India’s forms of art, heritage and culture.

KIP is three-week orientation programme aimed at promoting awareness on different facets of life in India as well as the progress made by country in fields such as economic and education. It offers platform for young PIOs to visit India share their views, experiences and expectations and forge closer bonds with India.

The participants are selected on basis of nominations received and recommendations of heads of Indian Missions and posts. The participants are provided all the hospitality in India. In 2016, KIP scheme was revamped to extend number of days from 21 to 25 days including 10-day visit to one or two states.

Nirbhaya Fund

The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development has approved projects worth Rs 2,919 crore under Nirbhaya Fund for creating eight safe cities. They are Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Lucknow. The projects ...

Ama Gaon, Ama Vikas

Odisha Government has launched ‘Ama Gaon, Ama Vikas’ (Our Village, our development) programme to reach out to people in rural areas and involve themselves in developmental activities.As part of it, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik flagged off ...

Street Lighting National Programme

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has installed 49 lakh LED street lights in 28 states/UTs under the Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP). This information was given by Minister of State (IC) Power R K Singh in a written reply to a ...

Know India Program (KIP)

40 participants of Indian Origin from 9 countries attended 46th edition of Know India Programme (KIP). Madhya Pradesh was partner state of this edition. As part of the initiative participants visited Madhya Pradesh, Parliament House, President’s ...

HRD Ministry allocates Rs.1000 crore for research in S&T under IMPRINT-II

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has sanctioned Rs. 1000 crore for phase II of Impacting Research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT) India programme to boost research and innovation in the country. Under the IMPRINT-II, a fund is ...

Sukhad Yatra App and Toll-free Emergency number for Highway users launched

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) has launched Sukhad Yatra mobile application and 1033 Toll-free Emergency number for highway users. It also launched scheme for District Driving Training Centres and will provide grant of ...

Agrarian distress

India is mainly an agricultural country. Agriculture is the most important occupation for 60% of the population either directly or indirectly. It is the basic foundation of economic development. It is not merely a source of livelihood but a way ...

Pakistan back on its watch list, i.e. “Grey List”

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided to place Pakistan back on its watch list, or “grey list”, from June subjecting it to direct monitoring and intense scrutiny by the International Co-operation Review Group (ICRG) on terror ...

RSTV- The Big Picture : Cauvery : Dousing The Fire

Cauvery River: Originates in Karnataka Goes on to flow through Tamil Nadu, before meeting the Bay of Bengal. The 765-km-long river cuts across Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Verdict of the SC: The Supreme Court pronounced that Karnataka be given ...

Karnataka govt. unveils State flag

Karnataka government has unveiled the State flag for Karnataka. If approved by the Centre, Karnataka will be the second State to have a flag after Jammu and Kashmir. The proposal will be now sent to the Union Home Ministry for approval since a ...

Pro-agriculture Budget-2018

Background: This year’s budget is being termed pro-agriculture (increased outlays to the agricultural sector and initiation of various programmes). But, closer scrutiny of the three major measures announced shows it may be less effective to ...