Azim Premji loosens purse strings further for philanthropy

With the latest action, the value of the philanthropic endowment corpus contributed by Premji is about $21 billion, which includes 67 per cent of the economic ownership of Wipro.

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PM's ambitious plan: 10K CNG pumps, 2 cr household connections

Modi said the push towards a gas-based economy where the share of environment-friendly fuel in the energy basket will be increased from 6.2 per cent to 15 per cent by 2030, will create lakhs of jobs and help meet India’s COP-21 commitment of cutting emission intensity by 33-35 per cent.

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Telangana Schools Body Starts Day-long Bandh, Private Schools to Remain Closed on Friday

Hyderabad: All private schools in Telangana will remain closed on Friday following the bandh call given by the Telangana Recognised School Management Association (TRSMA), said reports. The private school managements have been protesting the fact that for ETRs (extension of temporary registration), they have to submit fire, traffic and other NOCs (no objection certificates), said a report in The Times of India. They said the government cannot have different parameters for private and government schools. (Also read: EC Brings Model Code of Conduct Into Force in Telangana)

“If private schools have to submit NOCs from fire and traffic departments as well as Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation for safety purposes, the same should also be implemented for government schools. They can’t mandate something like this in the name of safety only for private schools. Also, these rules were formulated only a few years back, whereas many of these schools were established about 20-30 years ago. It is not fair to ask these schools to follow rules that are practically impossible to implement,” S Madhusudhan Reddy, president, TRSMA, Hyderabad, told the daily, adding that all the 10,000 private schools in the state were backing the bandh.

The managements of private schools said if the state wanted schools to get these NOCs, every year about 600 schools will be forced to remain closed, which will deprive the economically backward of the opportunity of an education. They added that the state couldn’t allocate the entire education budget only to students studying in government schools as it was their responsibility to provide free education to every student. “When 55% of students are studying in private schools, it doesn’t make any sense to allocate the entire budget only for students studying in government schools. Instead,
they should give Rs 30,000 to each student through direct beneficiary transfer (DBT) and let the students and their parents opt for a school of their choice,” said K Uma Maheswar Rao, general secretary, TRSMA, was quoted as saying.

The TRSMA also demanded health cards for teachers of private schools and that they be made beneficiaries of 2BHK scheme of the government. They said if the state failed to meet their demands, they would intensify their protest.

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With Modicare rollout, focus shifts to states

States are now gearing up to implement the scheme, integrating it with their own public health insurance plans and tying up the loose ends.

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Can Chhattisgarh maintain its lead under Ayushman Bharat?

In Chhattisgarh, 40 lakh BPL smart card holders under the state’s existing MSBY will be beneficiaries of Ayushman Bharat.

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TSLPRB SI Answer Key 2018 Released on Official Website

TSLPRB SI Answer Key 2018: The Telangana State Level Police Recruitment Board (TSLPRB) on Monday released the answer keys for TSLPRB SI 2018 preliminary examination held for posts in Telangana State Police, on the official website-

The recruitment exam for SCT SI to fill 1,217 vacancies was held on August 26 from 10 am to 1 pm. Reportedly, at least 1.88 lakh candidates had applied for 1,271 TSLPRB SCT SI posts.

Here is the direct link to check the answer keys

Candidates will be selected on the basis of Preliminary Written Test (PWT), Physical Measurement Test (PMT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Physical Measurement Test (PMT) and Physical Efficiency Test (PET).

There are at least 710 posts for Stipendiary Cadet Trainee (SCT) Sub Inspector of Police (Civil) (Men & Women) in Police Department, 275 posts for Stipendiary Cadet Trainee (SCT) Reserve Sub Inspector of Police (AR) (Men & Women) in Police Department, 5 posts for Stipendiary Cadet Trainee (SCT) Reserve Sub Inspector of Police (SAR CPL) (Men) in Police Department, 175 posts for Stipendiary Cadet Trainee (SCT) Reserve Sub Inspector of Police (TSSP) (Men) in Police Department, 16 posts for Stipendiary Cadet Trainee Reserve Sub Inspector of Police (TSSP) (Men) in 15th Bn, TSSP in Police Department, 19 posts for Station Fire Officer in Telangana State Disaster Response & Fire Services Department, 15 posts for Deputy Jailor in Prisons & Correctional Services Department and 2 post for the Assistant Matron in Prisons & Correctional Services Department.

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India's latest farm woe: Where to store the agri products?

If more commodities which have seen a sharp rise in MSP are to be procured, such as pulses, oilseed and cereals, there could be a storage problem. Also, if state-owned Cotton Corporation of India joins in, this problem will aggravate.

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Universal Basic Income? Telangana has the answer

Telangana’s Rythu Bandhu policy is an embryonic UBI, or rather embryonic QUBI (a quasi-universal basic income, pronounced Kyoo-Bee). And it could potentially also be the future of agricultural policy in India, says Arvind Subramanian.

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