CSCs to speed up enrollment under the farmer income support scheme-PM Kisan
So far only around 7 cr farmers have been enrolled in the PK-Kisan scheme against the target of 14 cr and the partnership with CSCs is expected to shore up that number. Farmers can visit nearby CSCs to get enrolled and avail the scheme’s benefit. CSCs have also been given the mandate to make any changes such as address or nominee in previous enrolment.
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Drop in Aadhaar enrolments in Jammu and Kashmir
J&K has among the lowest Aadhaar coverage among states and union territories, with around 75% of the people enrolling so far.
Women in higher education show steady rise, enrolment in top institutions not growing
However, overall there are more females in eight out of 16 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes on the Indian campuses.
Farmers can now directly enrol on PM Kisan portal
Until now, farmers could not get the benefits of the scheme without the involvement of the state government.
Int’l schools double, India at second spot
Next To China, India moves up two ranks from 2012 in the number of international schools it hosts. The middle-class in India is largely opting for imported curricula for reasons ranging from giving their children a shot at the Ivies and Oxbridge to social prestige. This has led to raising the count of international schools in the country.
Robin Hood Army enters Harvard classroom
Founded in Delhi in 2014, the Robin Hood Army operates in 158 cities in nine countries and serves an average of 200,000 people a week — without accepting any money for their services. It has served more than 26 million meals so far. When restaurants tell them they have surplus food, volunteers — who number more than 40,000 — use their own vehicles to pick and distribute the food.
How to file Aadhaar related complaints
If you are facing a problem at the enrolment centre or haven't received your Aadhaar card yet, then you can file a complaint on the UIDAI's website.
IIT Guwahati has surpassed the target of female enrolment in undergraduate courses
A total number of 829 students were admitted to IIT Guwahati this year in B.Tech courses, out of which 153 are girls and 676 are boys as compared to 112 girls and 608 boys last year
CSCs to enrol 3 crore farmers for PMKMY by August 15
The pension is dispensed under the scheme “Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan-Dhan Yojana (PM-KMY) which was announced in the Budget 2019-20.
2 cr farmers to be enrolled under PM-KMY by August 15
The PM-KMY scheme is being implemented across the country, including Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh (both newly created Union Territories), Tyagi said.
End-to-end education and employment package for Jammu & Kashmir soon
Centre proposes model degree college in each district, enrolment of 50,000 youngsters; will go ahead after a review by cabinet secretary and PMO.
Truecaller ‘bug’ starts automatic enrolment of users to UPI, alarming people
Truecaller was automatically been sending out UPI-linking requests after an update to the app that came out recently.
PM Kisan enrolments speed up, likely to be 70 million by July
Under the scheme that became operational on December 1, the Centre gives a cash benefit of Rs 6,000 to eligible farmers in three equal instalments to help them fund agricultural input costs.
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