Zika virus

Zika virus

Zika Virus The rapidly spreading Zika virus — and its alarming link to birth defects — has raised anxieties and prompted many questions about how it is transmitted and who’s most at risk. The primary concern over Zika is its suspected link to microcephaly, a condition in which a baby is born with an abnormally […]

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Sualgiri, Swalgiri Com...

Sualgiri, Swalgiri Communities

Odisha’s Sualgiri, Swalgiri Communities Notified as Scheduled Castes Sualgiri and Swalgiri communities of Odisha have been notified as Scheduled Castes after President Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent to the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Act, 2017. Last month, Rajya Sabha had passed the bill after it was cleared by the Lok Sabha in March. Accordingly, […]

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Swadhar Greh

Swadhar Greh

Swadhar Greh The scheme envisions a supportive institutional framework for women victims of difficult circumstances so that they could lead their life with dignity and conviction. It envisages that shelter, food, clothing, and health as well as economic and social security are assured for such women. It also envisions that the special needs of these […]

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Ujjawala

Ujjawala

Support to Training and Employment Programme for Women (STEP) The Ministry has been administering ‘Support to Training and Employment Programme for Women (STEP) Scheme’ since 1986-87 as a ‘Central Sector Scheme’. The STEP Scheme aims to provide skills that give employability to women and to provide competencies and skill that enable women to become self-employed/entrepreneurs. […]

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