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A series of symbolic body postures and hand movements used in South Asian classical dancing or art.

[Sanskrit mudrā, seal, mystery, mudra, from Iranian *mudrā, perhaps ultimately from Akkadian musarû, mušarû, object bearing a royal inscription, from Sumerian mu-sar : mu, name, fame + sar, to write.]


(Hinduism) any of various ritual hand movements in Hindu religious dancing
[Sanskrit, literally: sign, token]



n., pl. -dras.
any of various hand gestures used in Hindu or Buddhist prayer or in classical Indian dance.
[1805–15; < Skt mudrā sign]
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Noun1.mudra - ritual hand movement in Hindu religious dancingmudra - ritual hand movement in Hindu religious dancing
gesture - motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling
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Summary: Balangir (Odisha) [India], Aug 17 (ANI): Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday conducted an aerial survey to review flood situation in Balangir, Kalahandi, Boudh and Sonepur districts of Odisha and asked the district officials to prepare a roadmap and initiate steps to provide Mudra Loans to small businesses to help rebuild.
Weavers MUDRA Scheme: Under the Weavers Mudra Scheme, credit at concessional interest rate of 6% is provided to the handloom weavers.
Union Mudra Portal- To increase the reach of our MUDRA offering, the Bank has launched a dedicated web portal for MUDRA applications.
Indian commercial banks are under pressure to meet the MUDRA (a commercial loan scheme to small entrepreneurs) loan target by the end of this month.
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Oceanside, NY, February 13, 2019 --( The Mudra Foundation: Art for a Cause has agreed to underwrite an annual medical education lecture series that will focus on innovations and research in medicine to further medical education at South Nassau Communities Hospital.
Citing some examples, he said, banks can tap Mudra beneficiaries, Self Help Group members or Aganwadi workers.
The 2017 edition adds chapters on microinsurance, the performance of MUDRA and PMMY, and an interview with Professor Muhammad Yunus.
The finance ministry has joined hands with over two dozen e-commerce firms, including major players like Amazon, Flipkart, Ola and Uber, to provide easy finance to small entrepreneurs under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY), a top government official said.
Speaking about the Mudra Yojna, he said that 11 crore people had already benefited from the scheme."Women in self-help groups are coming up with new employment opportunities in various sectors,"he said.
"Certain Mudra practices for instance help boost the production of saliva in the mouth which is largely water and contains electrolytes, mucus, antibacterial compounds and other essential substances that the body needs," said Manav.
Summary: Rising exposure under the Mudra scheme can leave banks more vulnerable than before.