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Save the Children, Nokia deploy technology to make Government Schemes more accessible: Express Healthcare Story

This mobile application would enable any citizen to know about their eligibility to various government and private sector schemes through a simple one-time screening process.

Haqdarshak, launched recently, at the District Magistrate’s Office in South-East Delhi, is a social protection application which aims to connect 50 communities in slums across South-East Delhi with various Government Schemes. This mobile application would enable any citizen to know about their eligibility to various government and private sector schemes through a simple one-time screening process.

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App to disseminate info on welfare schemes: Deccan Chronicle

The State and Union Governments have launched a large number of welfare schemes, but lack of awareness and publicity limits them from reaching the underprivileged section.

To eradicate this gap, smart phone application Haqdarshak would enable any citizen to know about their eligibility to various government and private sector schemes through onetime screening process of identification documents.

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South Asia's worst flooding in a decade kills thousands: Story by Independent UK

'The scale of devastation is hard to comprehend,' says Save the Children India's chief executive. Millions of hectares of crops have been destroyed across south Asia following the worst flooding in a decade, prompting aid agencies to warn of a looming food and financial crisis. As floodwaters receded, one aid executive said: "The scale of the devastation is hard to comprehend".

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41 Million People in South-East Asia Heavily Affected By Floods: Catch 4ZZZ Australia Story

India’s Save the Children CEO, Thomas Chandy, says over seventeen million children are in need of humanitarian assistance and millions of families have lost their only source of income.

Save the Children’s Country Director in Bangladesh, Mark Pierce, says as long as it’s still monsoon season in the south-east Asia region more heavy rains and flash floods can still strike unexpectedly.

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Almost 16 Million Children Affected by Floods in South Asia: Read Express Newsline Story

According to a report by Save the Children, across the monsoon-affected areas in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, at least 18,000 schools are destroyed or heavily damaged, while the unaffected ones are being used as shelters for displaced people. More than 185,126 homes have been damaged or destroyed in addition to 1,958 schools, affecting the education of 253,605 children.

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