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Centre mulls remedial steps for 50,000 panchayats, 84 reserved MP seats

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SynopsisSpecial resources and focus are set to be centred on 50,000 gram panchayats and 84 reserved parliamentary constituencies, especially areas with high Scheduled Caste population, to address the learning loss issue.Waking up to the problem of serious learning gaps and digital divide that have adversely impacted children from socially and economically disadvantaged groups (SEDGs) revealed…

Centre refutes ‘speculative’ report on death toll

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SynopsisIn an official release, the ministry slammed a renowned international magazine for publishing an article that claimed that “India has suffered perhaps five to seven times ‘excess deaths’ than the official number of Covid-19 fatalities”.AgenciesThe union health ministry said that the article was speculative article, is without any basis and seems to be misinformed.The Ministry…

Centre has spent Rs 7.95 cr to bust farm laws myths

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SynopsisAgriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, further said the print advertisements have been published through the Bureau of Outreach and Communication (BOC) in Hindi, English and regional language newspapers for “clarifications related to farm laws including on myth and realities, etc” for creating awareness among the farmers and…

Centre rejects demands for changes in budget proposals

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NEW DELHI : Finance ministry officials on Monday rejected industry demand for changes in budget proposals relating to dividends being taxed in the hands of shareholders and to the cap on employer’s tax-free contribution to the retirement savings of high earning employees. Industry executives told finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, revenue secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey and…