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  Dear Subscriber,  
  This fortnightly newsletter brings to you the cover story from our print magazine, “The Makings of A Digital Panopticon”, which strips away the layers, providing deep insight into the Government’s unbridled endeavour to build 360-degree profiles of each of its 1.3 billion citizens, and counting. The newsletter also features other stories from the magazine like shine the spotlight on the quality of public data collected by the government for policymaking, problems with drip irrigation that can be the answer to India’s future water woes, how the ever-increasing digital divide is driving a wedge in Indian society, and the positive role that Community Radio Stations can play in the hinterland of this vast country. Besides this, we will have daily updates on social welfare and development, CSR and philanthropy, conservation and sustainability, law, governance and policy, and latest news.  
  Please browse through the round-up of Tatsat Chronicle newsletter till August 16, 2021.  
food grains
Modern crop forecasting a boon for farmers
Funded by the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare and developed by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), crop production forecasting- FASAL Scheme (Forecasting Agricultural...
‘PM-DAKSH’ Portal and ‘PM-DAKSH’ Mobile App launched
Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Dr. Virendra Kumar launched ‘PM-DAKSH’ Portal and ‘PM-DAKSH’ Mobile App, developed by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment...
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Cabinet approves continuation of Samagra Shiksha Scheme till 2026
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the continuation of the revised Samagra Shiksha Scheme for a period of five years i.e., from 2021-22 to 2025-26 with a total financial outlay...
food grain
Over a period of time, community radio stations have repeatedly proved vital in connecting people in remote areas to the wider world. Despite this proven track record, setting up a CRS remains a cumbersome task...
ramdas athawale
Govt notifies Covid vaccination as eligible CSR activity
The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) vide a general circular clarified that spending of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Fund for COVID-19 Vaccination for a person other than employees...
Under CSR Tata Chemicals rescues 813 whale sharks
In a successful conservation story, Tata Chemicals Ltd partnered with the Wildlife Trust of India and the Gujarat State Forest Department, and rescued and released 813 whale sharks into the Arabian Sea...
sbi foundation  
Mukul Madhav Foundation CSR relief reaches over 11,000 flood-hit families in Maharashtra
The Mukul Madhav Foundation (MMF) has extended its support towards flood-affected areas of Konkan & Western Maharashtra under CSR activity...
Hindustan Zinc skills 1700 Rajasthan rural youth, links them to sustainable livelihood
Hindustan Zinc in partnerhip with Ambuja Cement Foundation and Tata Strive came forward to support the Youth of the nation by celebrating...
mangrove conservation  
Four more sites of India added to Ramsar list as wetlands of International importance
Four more wetlands from India get recognition from the Ramsar Secretariat as Ramsar sites. These sites are Thol and Wadhwana from Gujarat...
book launch  
India achieves 100 GW milestone of installed renewable energy capacity
The total installed renewable energy capacity in India, excluding large hydro, has crossed the milestone of 100 GW. Today India stands at 4th position in the world in terms of installed...
rudreswara temple  
Govt is exploring the possibility of hydrogen cells as fuel
Union minister of state science & technology Dr. Jitendra Singh informed that the government is exploring the possibility of hydrogen fuel cells to be used as fuel for the future of the country...
rejuvenation projects meeting  
KVIC’s handmade paper gets patent for recycling waste plastic
Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has secured patent registration for its innovative plastic-mixed handmade paper developed to plastic pollution. The patent certificate was issued...
startup india  
PM launches digital payment solution e-RUPI
Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi launched the digital payment solution e-RUPI, a person and purpose-specific digital payment solution, via video conference. e-RUPI is a cashless...
Govt prohibits single use plastic items by 2022
Keeping in view the adverse impacts of littered plastic on both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has notified the Plastic Waste Management...
kisan sarathi  
In the mad rush to create a digital economy, based on a real-time information society, the Government of India is displaying utter disregard for the personal data of its citizens and their fundamental right to privacy...
rajnath singh  
Govt sanctions prosecution in 366 CSR related cases
The Union Finance Minister and Corporate Affairs Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman informed the Lok Sabha that the Government of India has sanctioned prosecution proceedings in 366 cases related...
ministry of finance  
Railways registers highest ever freight loading in July 2021
Indian Railways has registered a stupendous freight loading performance in July 2021 by achieving yet again highest ever freight loading in the month which has continued for last 11 months since...
dance of india  
Spyware: Rights experts push for surveillance technology moratorium
Agroup of UN-appointed experts on Thursday called for a moratorium on the sale of surveillance technology, warning against the danger of allowing the sector to operate as “a human rights...
press club of india  
6th IPCC Report highlights rise in global temperature
The United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate (IPCC) says global temperatures are expected to go past a level of warming that world sought to prevent, threatening the world with...
uman mobile application  
PM releases 9th installment of PM-KISAN
Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi released the next installment of financial benefit under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) and interacted via video conferencing with farmer...
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