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Gift a helmet on this Raksha Bandhan, says Powerful Social Media Campaign



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New Delhi, Aug 7: This Raksha Bandhan should make a difference. It should send a clear message that the concept of protection should be from both sides brother and sister.

“The ritual should add meaning to the bond and while the brother promises to protect his sister on this auspicious day, the sister by presenting him a helmet would emphasise on the need for safety. Similarly, the brothers too should gift a helmet to his sister if she is a two-wheeler user.

Nizamabad MP K. Kavitha is behind the innovative campaign that began on the social media.

“This Raksha Bandhan, let’s all sisters come together and make sure all our brothers wear helmets,” says Nizamabad MP K Kavitha in a video to popularise her innovative online campaign on road safety. Requesting sisters to gift helmets to their brothers on the festival of Raksha Bandhan, Ms Kavitha points out the need to promote the use of helmets amongst people riding two-wheelers. Her initiative has received tremendous support online, with many praising it and others promising to gift their siblings helmets on Raksha Bandhan this year.

The ‘Sisters For Change’ website was launched by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan as part of the ‘Gift A Helmet’ campaign, who also praised the campaign.

Amongst others who have applauded the campaign and pledged their support to the cause are cricketers Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir, singer Anup Jalota, Tennis player Saina Nehwal, cricketer Gutta Jwala and Indian women’s team captain Mithali Raj.

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik’s sand art for the festival of Raksha Bandhan also centered on this theme #BrothersSafety.

Meanwhile, many on social media have shared pictures of sisters gifting helmets to their brothers as further evidence of the popularity of the campaign. Ms Kavitha herself celebrated Raksha Bandhan by gifting her a brother a helmet.

WeForNews Bureau


IAF fake recruitment website found, FIR filed



New Delhi, March 22: The Indian Air Force on Thursday filed an FIR against unidentified persons for creating a fake website to provide employment opportunities in the IAF.

The fake IAF website was identified by one of the officers of IAF and hence a complaint was registered on March 16, under the Information Technology Act, ANI reported.

According to FIR, the reprobates, who created the fake website called applications for various posts.

Wing Commander Manjit Singh, said “The application form said it was for a vacancy in the ‘civilian group C posts in the Air Force record offices.”

Singh posted at the Army headquarters in New Delhi immediately noted down the website’s name “”.


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PM Awas Yojana: Only 8 percent houses built in 3 years



New Delhi, March 22: The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) for urban areas which promised “housing for all” by 2022, has barely completed target of  8%, or 3 lakh of the 40.6 lakh houses in last three years.

However, the condition of the rural version of PMAY is better, as under this scheme 30%, or 28.8 lakh houses, have been completed against the 95.4 lakh targeted by the rural development ministry in 15 months since the plan was inaugurated, the Times of India reported.

According to data on the websites of the urban affairs and rural development ministries, on March 5 this year, the ministry had considered 8,341 projects under PMAY involving 40.6 lakh houses.

But only 3.4 lakh houses have been constructed so far. while work is underway on 18 lakh or about 44% of the target.

However, the data doesn’t show the stage of development for these houses.

Among those completed, about 3 lakh houses are occupied.

On June 25, 2015, the PMAY (Urban) was launched by Prime Minister Modi aiming to build two crore houses for the poor in urban areas by 2022.

Responding to TOI’s questions, the joint secretary and mission director, housing for all, in the urban housing ministry stated, “Keeping in view that housing projects take 18-24 months to complete (in case of projects under two categories), we can expect that in the financial year 2018-19, the pace of PMAY (U) will pick up quite significantly”.

While, PMAY (Rural) was inaugurated on November 20, 2016, and projected to build 1 crore new houses by March 31, 2019. Ou of which, 51 lakh houses were to be completed by end-March 2018. Thus, the 27.7 lakh actually completed are only about 54% of the target at present.


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Delhi Budget 2018-19: 26 % allocation for Education, Health gets 12.7 %



New Delhi, March 22: Delhi Finance Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday presented Budget for 2018-19 before the assembly with emphasis on environment and health. 

While announcing the Budget, Sisodia said it estimates are pegged at Rs 53,000 crore which is 19.45 percent more than the revised budget estimates of Rs 44,370 crore for the last fiscal.

Sisodia also described the budget a “Green Budget” and vowed of round-the-year, real-time pollution study.

The study will be a part of a 26-point programme to control pollution in Delhi.

“We are going to thread 26 programmes and schemes of transport, power, environment and PWD for devising a unified system of pollution control, bringing down levels of different pollutants,” he added.

Below we have enlisted top announcements of the Budget 2019-19:

Rs 6,729 crore has been allocated for the health sector, which is 12.7 percent of the total

Project to install 200-250 CCTVs will be completed by June 2019

Rs 100 crore sanctioned for free WiFi scheme

Rs 1500 crore allocated for infrastructure development of unauthorised colonies.

1000 electric buses to be on roads by March 2019

Rs 403 crore had been allocated for Mohalla Clinics and Polyclinics. Also, mobile van clinics were to be established with Rs 15 crore

For Infrastructure development Rs. 1,500 crore allocated

1,000MW of solar and wind power will be bought

Tablets will be provided to all teachers in government schools in a bid to help them keep an online record of students

Twenty-six percent of the Rs 53,000 crore has been allocated for education


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