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Day: July 3, 2018

Delhi launches Happiness Curriculum for govt schools

The Aam Admi Party government launched its ambitious “Happiness Curriculum” for students studying at the city’s government schools. The students, from nursery to class VIII, will now have a daily ‘happiness period’ wherein they will learn meditation, moral values, patriotism, among other activities. The government is in the third stage of reforms in the education sector. After focusing on infrastructure development and motivation of teachers at government schools, we are now working on the mental health of the children

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ECI organizes National Consultation on Accessible Elections

ECI has organized a two-day National Consultation on Accessible Elections. It will be inaugurated by the Chief Election Commissioner, in presence of the Election Commissioners. The national consultation will be participated among others by the Chief Electoral Officers of all states. They are aimed at identifying the barriers or gaps in the inclusion of PwD’s in the electoral process, to assess the existing accessibility initiatives and to find solutions for the challenges being faced by the PwD’s

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India’s manufacturing growth jumps to a six-month high in June 2018

India’s manufacturing economy closed the quarter on a solid footing against a backdrop of robust demand conditions, highlighted by the sharpest gains in output and new orders since last December. The June sub-index tracking input costs jumped to nearly a four-year high of 58.6 from May’s 54.7 percent, indicating a further rise in inflationary pressures which manufacturing firms are at the moment reluctant to pass on entirely to customers

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Instant ePAN based on Aadhaar launched

The Income Tax Department has launched an ‘instant’ Aadhaar-based PAN allotment service for individuals, who require the unique identification number for the first time. The PAN obtained by this mechanism will have the same name, gender, date of birth, and address present in the individual’s Aadhaar. This facility is free of cost and instant allotment of e-PAN is available only for a limited period on the first-come-first-serve basis for valid Aadhaar holders. PAN is a 10-digit alphanumeric number allotted by the Income Tax department to a person, firm or entity

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Bhitarkanika National Park became the largest habitat

The Bhitarkanika National Park has become the largest habitat of the endangered estuarine crocodiles in the country with a record number of their nesting sites spotted in it. Altogether 101 nesting sites of estuarine crocodiles were found this time by enumerators. The nesting spots had registered 25% rise this year. At least 1698 crocodiles, including albino species, were counted this year along the water-bodies of Mahanadi delta region, while the figure recorded last year stood at 1682

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