Indian Culture - Nataraja

Nataraja is a depiction of the god Shiva as the cosmic dancer who performs his divine dance to destroy a weary universe and make preparations for the god Brahma to start the process of creation. he two most common forms of Shiva's dance are the Lasya (the gentle form of dance), associated with the creation of the world, and the Tandava (the violent and dangerous dance), associated with the destruction of weary worldviews – weary perspectives and lifestyles.

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Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement - India


Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) also referred as Tax Treaty is a bilateral economic agreement between two nations that aims to avoid or eliminate double taxation of the same income in two countries.

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Why PNG is better than LPG

PNG is an effective alternative for LPG and will be beneficial in the long term. The only requirement is to have a network in place. The carbon emission from PNG is minimum compared to all other fuels. Since the fuel is supplied through pipelines, the headache of storage never arises hence the safety quotient is also good.

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Mid Day Meal Scheme

The Mid Day Meal Scheme is a programme of the Government of India which seeks to address issues of food security, lack of nutrition and access to education on a pan nation scale. It involves provision for free lunch on working days for children in Primary and Upper Primary Classes.

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National Knowledge Commission

The National Knowledge Commission is a high-level advisory body to the Prime Minister of India, with the objective of transforming India into a knowledge society. In its endeavour to transform the knowledge landscape of the country, the National Knowledge Commission has submitted around 300 recommendations on 27 focus areas during its three and a half year term. While the term of the NKC has come to an end, the implementation of NKC's recommendations is currently underway at the Central and State levels.

National Mission on Libraries

The National Mission on Libraries India, an initiative of the Ministry of Culture, works to modernise and digitally link nearly 9,000 libraries across India to provide readers access to books and information. The scheme was approved by Government in November 2013 and the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee launched the mission.

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Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme

More than 20 Lakh persons have been provided employment under the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) which is being implemented by the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

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Benefits of increased usage of CNG/PNG

CNG is one of the cleanest and most environment friendly fuel as compared to other fuels used by automotive vehicles. The level of vehicular emissions is significantly lower in case of CNG when compared to liquid fuels like Diesel and Petrol.

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PIB News Analysis - 15 January 2013

Lakhipur-Bhanga stretch
The Union Cabinet approved the introduction of a Bill in the Parliament for declaring Lakhipur-Bhanga stretch (121 kms.) of the Barak River as a National Waterway. The Government of India has so far declared five waterways as National Waterways. These are:- 
1.  Allahabad-Haldia stretch of the Ganga-Bhagirathi-Hooghly river system (1620 km); 
2.  Dhubri-Sadiya stretch of Brahmaputra River (891 km); 
3. Kottapuram-Kollam stretch of West Coast Canal along with Udyogmandal and Champakara Canals (205 km); 
4. Kakinada-Puducherry stretch of the canal along with designated stretches of Godavari and Krishna Rivers (1078 km);
5. Designated stretches of East Coast Canal, Brahmani River and Mahanadi Delta (588 km). 
6. The Lakhipur-Bhanga stretch of the Barak River would be the sixth National Waterway.

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