TOP STORIES – June 2021

Time for centre to embrace cooperative federalism for bullet train project?
The Economic Times, June 29, 2021

Last week, China started operating the first bullet train in Tibet, linking Lhasa to Nyingchi near the border with Arunachal Pradesh. The construction of this 435 km line began in 2014 in one of the toughest terrains with 90 per cent of the track being 3,000 metres above sea level.


WhatsApp, NSDC launch initiative for skill development, entrepreneurship opportunities for youth
The New Indian Express, June 24, 2021

The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and WhatsApp on Thursday launched its Digital Skill Champions Programme that aims to train Indian youth on digital skills to make them employment ready.


Cabinet approves extension of PMGKAY free ration scheme for 5 months until November
The Print, June 23, 2021

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to extend the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) to provide free ration to over 80 crore people, mostly poor, by five more months till November-end.


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