Andhra votes to abolish state legislative council, what next?

By Team SoftCopy States like Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and Assam are in the race to restore their legislative councils. Meanwhile, the Andhra Pradesh Assembly passed a resolution to abolish the state legislative council on January 27, 2020. 133 out of the 175 members of the assembly voted in favour of the resolution. This is the […]

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Two years of SHe-Box, women still oblivious

Only 192 complaints have been filed in 2019, all over India via the SHe-Box Portal. By Shivani Verma Bengaluru: The number of sexual harassment complaints by  women in public/private organizations through SHe-Box (Sexual Harassment electronic-Box) stands at 513. The Ministry of Women and Child Development data states that only 203 cases have been disposed off […]

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Tech-inspiring Tech Summit 2019

Bengaluru: The Bengaluru Tech Summit gave a hint of a smart future for the country, Startups came with unique innovations By Shivani Verma One of the conferences held today was about Digital Technologies to Transform Commercial Aerospace, the Netherlands whose moderator was Mr. Gert Heijkoop, Netherlands Consulate General in Bangalore. Speakers were H.E. Marten Van […]

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Olympics entry, a distant dream for Nepalese Volleyball team

Nepal’s Volleyball team needs better training facilities in their country. Ritam Chatterjee The chief coach of Nepal admits that lack of training facilities, for the players for their national sport, is not helping players improve their strength due to which they have to come to Bangalore to train for the upcoming volleyball events. The Nepalese […]

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National Swimmers swim against the tide

‘ Khelo India’ has a budget of Rs. 5 lakh per annum for athletes. But, few swimmers see that money. Ritam Chatterjee Despite the promise of providing annual financial assistance to athletes for eight years from ‘The Khelo India Scheme’, parents have to pay a large sum of money for the participation of their multiple-time-medal-winning […]

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PMUY for about a quarter of BPL homes

One-fourth of people from rural areas in Karnataka are getting benefits of ‘Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana’ scheme. Ritam Chatterjee Around 24 per cent Below Poverty Line (BPL) householders of Karnataka are able to avail the benefits of ‘Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Scheme’. The state currently ranks 14th out of 29 states across the country. At […]

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