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Infant mortality to be reduced by 10 % by 2022: Rakesh Srivastava, Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development

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Infant mortality to be reduced by 10 % by 2022: Rakesh Srivastava, Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development I Assocham.tv

The government aims to reduce infant mortality by 10% by 2022 stated the Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development - Rakesh Srivastava. He was speaking to Digital ASSOCHAM on the sidelines of ASSOCHAM's 2nd Conference on Women at Workplace in New Delhi. The secretary stated that the government had reassessed its approach towards tackling the approach. He also spoke of a provision to protect Indian women that are stuck in abusive marriages with NRIs.

Deep sea pipeline will supply gas at a competitive price: T. N. R. Rao, Former Petroleum Secretary

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Deep sea pipeline will supply gas at a competitive price: T. N. R. Rao, Former Petroleum Secretary I Assocham.tv

The success of a deep-sea gas pipeline from Iran to India requires a clear government to government understanding stated Former Petroleum Secretary and Chairman, SAGE Advisory Board - T. N. R. Rao at ASSOCHAM's Press Meet. Mr. Rao also elaborated on the advantages of a deep-sea pipeline as opposed to an overland pipeline.

Govt. wants to introduce cyber security education at universities: Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union minister for Electronics and IT, Law and Justice

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Govt. wants to introduce cyber security education at universities: Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union minister for Electronics and IT, Law, and Justice
As growing digitisation increases cyberspace vulnerability of businesses, individuals and government departments and agencies, a plan has been mooted to start cyber security education at select colleges to boost country’s security infrastructure.
“We want to introduce cyber security education at under graduation level,” said Ravi Shankar Prasad Union minister for Electronics and IT, Law and Justice on Thursday, adding, “We have identified 46 colleges”. He was speaking at an ASSOCHAM's10th Annual Summit Cyber and Network Security.
Emphasising the growing demand for cyber security professionals, Prasad said India’s digital economy would grow to $1 trillion by 2020, doubling from the current level of $500 billion.
Digital payments industry would cross $500 billion by 2020, he said to highlight the rapid pace of growth in the digital economy.