NEW DELHI: Delhi government on Friday signed an MoU with global research centre J-PAL, co-founded by Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee, to conduct real-time monitoring of its public services. The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a global research centre which was founded in 2003 by this year's Economics Nobel prize winners Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, along with Sendhil Mullainathan, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Delhi Dialogue and Development Commission (DDCD) signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) with J-PAL, South Asia, to conduct real-time monitoring of public services offered by the government, said a Delhi government statement. The project will be kicked off as a pilot, to study the beneficiary experience in ration shops under the Public Distribution System (PDS) as well as in mohalla clinics. Regular program monitoring is critical for improving public service delivery and beneficiary experience, especially for flagship schemes such as … [Read more...] about Delhi govt signs MoU with nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee’s centre to monitor its schemes
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New Delhi, Nov 14 () Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) on Thursday reported 21.07 per cent rise in its consolidated net profit to Rs 280.35 crore for the second quarter ended September 30. The company had posted a consolidated net profit of Rs 231.55 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal, RInfra said in a BSE filing. Its total income during July-September quarter declined to Rs 6,357.97 crore, as against Rs 7,182.76 crore in the year-ago period. Total expenses rose to Rs 5,835.40 crore during the quarter as against Rs 5,760.16 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal. "Over 61,700 new households added in Delhi Discoms i.e. BRPL and BYPL," RInfra said, adding that the total households stand at 43.2 lakh. During the quarter under review, revenue to the tune of Rs 284 crore came from road projects, an increase of 7 per cent against the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal. The revenue from Mumbai Metro One grew by 10 per cent year-on-year to Rs … [Read more...] about RInfra Q1 net profit up 21 pc at Rs 280 cr
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday commenced a crucial hearing on pleas seeking court-monitored probe into the controversial Rafale deal. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph concluded the arguments advanced by various parties which have also sought registration of FIR in connection with the alleged irregularities in the deal. The hearing saw Attorney General K K Venugopal opposing advocate Prashant Bhushan who wanted to submit information on the secrecy clause of the Rafale agreement. "Secrecy agreement has to be secret and how he is producing it in court," Venugopal said when Bhushan raised the issue of secrecy clause. Bhushan, appearing on behalf of himself and former Union ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie, alleged that the government was hiding behind the secrecy clause and has not disclosed price of the Rafale jets. The CJI told Bhushan,"We are giving you full hearing. Use this opportunity carefully and cite only … [Read more...] about Rafale deal: SC reserves order on pleas seeking court monitored probe
MANIKPUR (CHITRAKOOT): Harijanpur in Chitrakoot district’s Manikpur assembly constituency is like any other village in the considerably underdeveloped area: Mud-caked hutments, absence of drains and dusty pathways connecting one settlement with another. However, there is one thing about this village that makes it extraordinary. It was from here in 2002 that Dadua’s gang members were chased away by villagers, led by Ram Lalli. Now, her door proudly bears the sign ‘Patha ki Sherni’. Now likely in her 60s, Lalli’s lean frame and wrinkles are no signs of weakness. She moves around with a gun and has been a staunch follower of the Bahujan movement. She dedicated her youth to Kanshi Ram after he founded the BSP, but is campaigning for Samajwadi Party in this byelection. She said, “We were sitting down for our meal when one boy tore into our hut. He had been kidnapped by Dadua’s men from MP but had managed to escape and reach our village. This was at … [Read more...] about This Manikpur ‘Sherni’ who took on Dadua swears by BSP but roots for SP
After a disappointing twelfth season, India's biggest reality show 'Bigg Boss' is making a comeback on small-screen very soon. 'Bigg Boss 13' is set to hit the TV screens later this month and the fans are super-excited for the same. Various popular names. including Dalljiet Kaur aka Deepa, will reportedly be seen as contestants in 'BB 13'. Now latest buzz suggests that, another popular TV celebrity is confirmed to participate in 'Bigg Boss 13' to be hosted by Salman Khan and she is none other than 'The Kapil Sharma Show' star Krushna Abhishek's popular actress-sister Aarti Singh. Salman Khan will return back as host this season too! According to an entertainment portal, "TV actress Aarti Singh who has been part of popular shows like Udaan, Sasural Simar Ka and Uttaran will be seen fighting it out for the winning trophy this season." View this post on Instagram POO f udaan 😂 thank u tanya for this name ... watch us on colors ... 7 pm .. A post shared by … [Read more...] about Bigg Boss 13: Krushna Abhishek’s Sister & ‘Udaan’ Actress Aarti Singh Confirmed To Participate In The Show?