Tuesday, 25 January, 2022

Topic: scholarships

Govt asks states if they want to take part in post-Matric scholarship scheme for SC students

Ministry of Social Justice is in the process of establishing a robust IT network for effective implementation of the scheme to ensure that there is no scope for misuse of funds.

Modi govt to now fund 60% of post-Matric scholarship scheme for Scheduled Caste students

The post-Matric scholarship scheme had nearly shut down as the central govt has been providing only 11% of funding since 2017, prompting many states to discontinue it.

J&K students say maintenance fund under PM scholarship plan not being disbursed

Students say monthly sum of Rs 10,000 has not been disbursed since August. In letter to AICTE, a group has demanded 'full disbursal of maintenance charges for previous and upcoming semester'.

How Punjab chief secy report absolving minister in Rs 64-cr ‘scam’ seemed to ignore ‘evidence’

Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan’s report is based on another report submitted by a three-member committee of IAS officers that probed the Dalit scholarship ‘scam’.

CM Amarinder orders probe into Dalit scholarship scam after secretary indicts Punjab minister

Punjab Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan will probe the alleged involvement of Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot in Rs 64-cr Dalit scholarship scam.

Punjab minister says any agency can probe him after secretary indicts him in scholarship scam

Punjab Social Welfare Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot was indicted earlier this week by his secretary in an alleged misappropriation of funds meant for Dalit students.

AICTE more than doubles scholarships for women in engineering courses from this year

AICTE had been offering 4,000 scholarships in technical education for women students from poor families, but has decided to increase that number to 10,000 from this year.

If you still don’t understand JNU fee hike protest, read this story of Sunita

If you are Sunita’s parents, you will wish and pray that the protest does not end with rollback of fee hike just for JNU.

More Muslims got govt scholarships under Modi govt than during Congress-led UPA-2

There were 2.37 crore Muslim beneficiaries of govt scholarships during Modi's first term, while the figure under Manmohan's second was 2.33 crore.

PM Narendra Modi’s first move in new term is for ‘those who protect India’

Modi govt announces hike in scholarships under a National Defence Fund scheme. Its ambit will now also include wards of state police officials.

On Camera


Representative image of Army | ANI

Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.

SEBI seeks tighter environmental, social & governance rules to address risk of greenwashing

In a consultation paper released Monday, SEBI said increasing reliance on unregulated ESG rating providers poses risks to investor protection, transparency & efficiency of markets.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.