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  • The Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare, in its 115th report submitted in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, said an earlier document had recognized the need to build capacity of existing human resource in the health care sector to address the shortage of healthcare professionals.

    Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani said in Lok Sabha that the government has set up the 'POSHAN Abhiyaan' with a budget of Rs 9,046 crore for three years in which 37 states and union territories and districts have been covered on the basis of annual programme implementation plan (APIP) submitted by respective states/UTs.

    From July, 2014 to October, 2019 (as on November 21, 2019), Fundamental Rules 56(j) has been invoked against a total number of 96 Group 'A' officers of different ministries/departments, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said in a written reply.

    In a series of tweets on the occasion of the Constitution Day, Amit Shah said the Constitution is the soul of Indian democracy. "A tribute to Babasaheb Ambedkar, who gave the country a progressive Constitution, on the occasion of Constitution Day, and all the patriots for keeping it intact," he said in tweets in Hindi.

    The policy says, "Creation of two archetypes of clusters nanely, Ancillary and Downstream cluster and Value-Added steel clusters, will provide multiple benefits."

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    The government informed the Parliament that the Comprehensive Integrated Skill Development Scheme(ISDS) covered 33 states and Union Territories of the country, widely covering all sections of the society such as women(71.27%), Scheduled Caste(20.82%), Schedule Tribes (6.9%) and Divyang Jan (0.28%) in various segments of textiles.

    During a meeting held by a committee under the ministry, constituted in pursuance to the directions of the National Green Tribunal, it was also decided to have time bound action plan for the implementation of mitigation measures such as installation of bird diverters and their regular maintenance and monitoring by power agencies.

    Increased production of carbon steel, alloy (including stainless steel) and other high grade and special steel will facilitate higher value addition of steel in India. On the other hand, encouraging growth of ancillary units will foster development of SME units as well as further enable growth of the anchor primary steel unit(s).

    The project will work to redevelop, reconstruct and renovate India's major railway stations to surpass world-class standards and focuses on key stations to positively impact 100 cities and 16 million passengers per day

    The directive came after the TRAI had recommended to the department last year that all telcos & infrastructure providers must be mandated to share in-building infrastructure in public places, commercial & residential complexes with other providers in a transparent, fair & non-discriminatory manner, with a minimum of three operators having a presence in the building.

    Union Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah welcomed the Supreme Court's decision on the Ram-Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case clearing the way for building the Ram temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya. He appealed to people to maintain peace and harmony. He reiterated that "this landmark judgment" will prove to be a milestone.

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