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The Board of Governors of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 8 March 2016 approved a 2.3 million euro initiative to help Latin American and the Caribbean countries fight against Zika virus. The spread of the virus will be tackled with a nuclear technique that has been used to suppress various insect pests.Under this project, IAEA will transfer the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT), a form of pest control that uses ionizing radiation to sterilize male insects mass-produced in special rearing facilities.The IAEA will donate special equipment and train local staff on the use of the technique against the Aedes mosquito that carries Zika virus.The project will strengthen national and regional mechanisms for control of the Aedes mosquito population.Sterilized male mosquitoes will be released over affected areas, where they will mate with wild females, which will not produce any offspring. So far, Zika has spread to 31 countries and territories in the Americas. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it a public health emergency of international concern, predicting that Zika could infect three to four million people in the Americas in 2016. The virus may be associated to neurological disorders and it has no immediate cure.Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) is a form of pest control that uses ionizing radiation to sterilize male insects mass-produced in special rearing facilities.Since 1997, SIT has been transferred to numerous countries by the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture. The technique is being transferred to combat pests that affect food and crops, and insects that transmit diseases – including mosquitoes.

Private lender Yes Bank on 8 March,2016 launched an all-women operated bank branch 'Yes Grace' on Cunningham Road here aimed at offering customised banking solutions to women. The new branch served by eight employees currently and with plans to raise the count to 12 will also drive financial literacy, family banking, safety and wellness amongst women. The Yes Grace branch is part of a two pronged approach by Yes Bank; to promote women leadership in financial services sector and enable the evolving financial objectives of women," said the bank's CEO and MD Rana Kapoor in a statement. Ravichander said the number of Yes Bank branches will go up to 60 by 2018 in Bengaluru and Hyderabad and 1,500 all over the country by 2020. Founded in 2004 after receiving a greenfield bank license from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) by Rana 

Exercise FORCE 18, the largest ground forces multinational field training exercise on Humanitarian Mine Action and Peacekeeping Operations concluded on 8 March 2016 in Pune, Maharashtra.The closing ceremony of the multilateral military exercise between the Indian Army and Armies of countries from the ASEAN Plus was presided over by General Dalbir Singh, Chief of Army Staff.The closing ceremony began with marching in of contingents from the participating ASEAN Plus countries followed by National Anthem and ASEAN Anthem.FORCE 18, which was conducted from 2 March to 8 March 2016, was the largest Ground Forces Exercise ever conducted on Indian soil.The Indian Army contingent of 40 soldiers was led by Lt Col Sophia Qureshi, a Woman Officer from the Corps of Signals. Qureshi now has the rare distinction of becoming the first woman officer to lead an Indian Army training contingent in such a large multinational exercise. The officer also happens to be the only Woman Officer Contingent Commander amongst all other ASEAN Plus contingents present for the exercise.The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a political and economic organization of ten Southeast Asian countries.It was formed on 8 August 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.Since then, membership has expanded to include Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.Its aims include accelerating economic growth, social progress, and socio-cultural evolution among its members alongside protection of regional stability as well as providing a mechanism for member countries to resolve differences peacefully.

The legendary music producer George Henry Martin died on 8 March 2016. He was 90 years old.George Martin was popularly known as the fifth Beatle as he signed the Beatles and became their indispensable mentor and collaborator.He was an english record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer, and musician.He served as producer, collaborator and mentor to John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr of the Beatles.He produced jazz, comedy and classical albums before signing the Beatles in 1962. The young band members were rough around the edges, but Martin was the first to saw their commercial promise.Over the years, he helped score, arrange, and produce many of the band's biggest hits, including “Yesterday” and "Love Me Do."His 1979 autobiography, All You Need Is Ears, chronicles his discovery of the Beatles and their creative process.In 2006, working with his son, Giles Martin, he helped develop the Beatles-inspired Cirque du Soleil show "Love" in Las Vegas.Between 1967 and 2007, he won 6 Grammy Awards in various categories.In recognition of his services to the music industry and popular culture, he was made a Knight Bachelor in 1996.He was named by the Guinness World Records as the most successful producer ever, with more than 50 No. 1 hit records over five decades in the USA and the UK alone.

ICICI Bank on 7 March 2016 launched [email protected] programme for its women employees to prevent them from dropping out of its workforce.The [email protected] is an information and communication technology initiative and will enable employees work from home.It allows women employees to have access to their required operating systems in a safe and secure manner by creating a seamless office-like environment.It was developed in-house by ICICI Bank in partnership with students from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.To address data security and privacy related issues, facial recognition technology is incorporated that will scan the face to ascertain identity.Women in all roles, except those in direct customer-facing ones, would be eligible for this initiative based on their life stage needs.These would include young mothers, expectant mothers, those suffering from medical conditions among others.Initially, the facility will be available for one year and can be extended beyond the period based on the requirements of the employee.At present, the bank has about 30 per cent women in its overall workforce.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on 8 March 2016 announced inclusion of widow marriage under the state government’s Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah Yojana. The announcement made on International Women's Day in Bhopal aims at promoting marriage of widows.While announcing that marriages will also be solemnised under the Yojna, CM Chouhan said that two lakh rupees will be sanctioned for widow marriage.Besides, he also announced that to prevent violence against women, state government will open Usha Kiran Centres in every district of the state.

Chairman and Managing Director of Mahindra & Mahindra Group Anand G Mahindra was on 5 March 2016 conferred with the Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour).The honour was conferred upon by François Richier, Ambassador of France to India, at the Residence of France in New Delhi.Anand Mahindra was chosen for the highest French civilian distinction in recognition of his outstanding national and international achievements and initiatives at the helm of the Mahindra Group.The National Order of the Legion of Honour (Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur) is a French order established by Napoleon Bonaparte on 19 May 1802.The Order is the highest decoration in France and is divided into five degrees of increasing distinction: Chevalier (Knight), Officier (Officer), Commandeur (Commander), Grand Officier (Grand Officer) and Grand'Croix (Grand Cross).The order's motto is Honour and Fatherland.The Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur is France’s premier award to recognise eminent accomplishments of service to France. It is bestowed on both citizens of France as well as foreigners.In the past, personalities such as Pandit Ravi Shankar, Amitabh Bachchan, Manish Arora and JRD Tata were honoured with the prestigious award.

CA Media Digital (India) Pvt. Ltd. on 8 March 2016 appointed Vivek Jain as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).CA Media Digital is the digital wing of CA Media LP, which is owned by The Chernin Group, KKR and other investors.Before joining CA Media Digital, Vivek Jain worked at a leadership position at Reliance Jio.Before working at Reliance Jio, he worked for Amazon, Google, and Motorola and other companies in the US.He holds an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin and a Masters in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology.CA Media Digital (India) Pvt. Ltd is India's only organization that manages the exclusive digital rights of India's top talents in the fields of film, sports, entertainment and music.Its first venture, Fluence, is India's leading celebrity digital network which connects India's biggest celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar, and more with their fans and brands through their digital presence across different platforms.

Rajya Sabha passed Bureau of Indian Standards Bill, 2015. The bill seeks to replace the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986.It extends the ambit of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to include services, processes and products while ensuring production of world class goods.Union Cabinet approved Bureau of Indian Standards Bill, 2015The Bill also proposes to make BIS a national standards body, introduce mandatory hallmarking of precious metals, prevent misuse of standard marks and provides for recall of ISI marked products not conforming to relevant standards. Now, the Bureau of Indian Standards would also get the legislative backing to formally represent India abroad.At present, the BIS is not formally recognised as a national standards body of the country, though it has been representing India in various international bodies.Earlier, the Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on 3 December 2015.The Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha on 7 August 2015 by Ram Vilas Paswan, the Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.

 Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has launch 'Santwana Yojana' under which road accident victims will be given free treatment for the first 48 hours at any hospital.The scheme, 'Mukhyamantri Santwana Harish Yojana,' has been named after Harish Nanjappa who donated his eyes moments before his death even as he lay severely injured seeking help after a mishap in Bengaluru last month, Health Minister U T Khader said.The fear of hassles with the police and the money to be paid at the hospital were the reasons for the public not paying attention to accident victims, Khader said.The new scheme would provide assistance to victims of road accidents across the state irrespective of their financial status or nationality, he said.The victim would receive medical care for first 48 hours and get treatment at any hospital. All hospitals would be directed not to reject accident victims, the minister said.A software covering hospital registration, patient registration, claims submission and packages would be installed for the proper implementation of the scheme.Emergency toll free helplines would also be set up to help accident victims.The state government has already sanctioned Rs 10 crore for the scheme and the Chief Minister had agreed to set apart an additional Rs 75 crore in the budget for the purpose

India and Saudi Arabia have expressed keenness to elevate ties between the two countries to strategic level by boosting cooperation in key areas of trade, security and counter terrorism. It was decided after Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held extensive talks with her Saudi Arabian counterpart Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir in New Delhi who was on a two day-official visit to India. Both countries discussed entire gamut of bilateral ties besides regional and global issues of mutual interests. Both sides also discussed ways to ramp up trade ties, besides exploring new areas of cooperation including investment, energy and security cooperation. They also discussed the regional situation and the threat from ISIS. India is also seeking Saudi Arabia’s support for its draft Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT). India-Saudi Relations Saudi Arabia is India’s largest crude oil supplier accounting for about one-fifth of the country’s total imports. Thus it is key player in the India’s energy security. The Gulf nation is also India’s fourth largest trading partner with bilateral trade of 40 billion US dollars in 2014-15. In Saudi Arabia, Indians are the largest expatriate community whose contribution in the progress and development of the country is well recognized. There are over 2.96 million Indians currently working in Saudi Arabia indicating strong presence of Indian diaspora.

India is going to host BRICS Friendship Cities Conclave in Mumbai (Maharashtra), financial capital of India from April 14 to 16, 2016. It will be attended by the top Urban Policy makers and Planners from BRICS Nations viz. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Key facts The conclave will be joint initiative of Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Government of Maharashtra. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the conference which will be attended by representatives of at least two cities from each of the BRICS nations. The three-day conclave will be organised by Mumbai First, Considering the fact that Mumbai is the financial, commercial, and entertainment capital of India, there could not have been a more suitable venue to hold this first friendship conference of cities from BRICS countries .

Uttar Pradesh Police will launch a web based crime mapping system on April 1 for "preventive policing" in the state, under which information of all cases registered in last five years in the state would be uploaded. Inspector General PAC (East Zone) Ashutosh Pandey and IG Kanpur Zone Zaki Ahmed today said "preventive policing" service was launched in the nine districts of Kanpur zone about two years ago now it is being extended to the whole state. All the police stations in the state would feed last five year's crime data to Google and after identifying crime sensitive areas on Google Maps, police check-posts and pickets will be set up in each of those areas, they said. "Police reaches spot after the crime has been committed and then tries to nab the culprits but by preventive policing more cops would be posted where the number of crimes have been high, and try to nab the criminals at the earliest," they said. Data-feeding to Google would help the police understand crime patterns specific to a particular locality, they said, adding one young policeman from every station would be given training in how to integrate emerging technology tools like 'Google Maps' into ongoing operations

Iran test-fired several ballistic missiles from silos across the country on Tuesday, the official website of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said, defying recent US sanctions on its missile program.The test was intended "to show Iran's deterrent power and also the Islamic Republic's ability to confront any threat against the (Islamic) Revolution, the state and the sovereignty of the country", the website said.The test came two months after the United States sanctioned businesses and individuals linked to Iran's missile program over a test of the medium-range Emad missile carried out in October 2015.The United Nations said that test, which took place after Iran reached a nuclear deal with world powers in July, violated Security Council Resolution 1929 which barred Iran from undertaking any work on nuclear-capable ballistic missiles.That resolution expired when the nuclear deal was implemented in January, but a new resolution then came into force under which Iran is "called upon" not to undertake any work on missiles "designed to" deliver nuclear weapons.Iran always denied any link between its ballistic missiles and its disputed nuclear program, which is now subject to strict limitations and checks under the nuclear deal that came into force in January.While any missile of a certain size could in theory be used to carry a nuclear warhead, Iran says the Emad and other missiles are for use as a conventional deterrent. Recent work has focused on improving the missiles' accuracy, which experts say will make them more effective with conventional warheads.

NASA is using citizen science observations through Twitter and mobile apps to track beautiful auroras - dancing natural light display caused by geomagnetic storms - in real-time.Users of Aurorasaurus - a citizen science project that tracks auroras through its website, mobile apps and Twitter - have documented some of the biggest and recent aurora displays.Researchers found that citizen scientists are regularly able to spot auroras farther south of an area where prediction models indicated."Using these observations, we can make better short-term predictions of when and where the aurora is for aurora enthusiasts - and scientists," said Liz MacDonald, from NASAs Goddard Space Flight Centre in US.Auroras are features of geomagnetic storms. While geomagnetic storms can lead to beautiful auroras, they can also cause power outages and interrupt satellite systems.Aurorasaurus can help provide more data points in the form of citizen science observations. Sky watchers can submit their aurora sightings directly to the website or use the free Aurorasaurus mobile apps.The project also searches Twitter using keywords to find aurora-related tweets. Users can then confirm or deny these crowd-sourced tweets.The submitted observations and verified tweets are displayed on a global map showing real-time auroral visibility.After a certain number of users have reported aurora sightings in a local area or near the view-line, Aurorasaurus sends out notifications to nearby registered users.After analysing 500 citizen science aurora observations during March and April last year - encompassing one of the biggest geomagnetic storm of the past decade and several smaller storms - the team found that many people reported seeing the aurora further equatorward.Without the citizen science observations, Aurorasaurus wouldnt have been able to improve our models of where people can see the aurora," said the studys lead author, Nathan Case, a previous Aurorasaurus team member and now a senior research associate at Lancaster University, UK

A total of five healthcare ATMs have come up in four states  Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh  under a Health Ministry pilot that combines telemedicine with a rudimentary free drugs programme. The ministry is hoping these would tide over the massive shortage of doctors in the country and also the risks of pilferage that free drugs programmes are fraught with.Each ATM will be manned by a multipurpose public health worker (MPHW) or an auxiliary nurse midwife (ANM) armed with a multi-parameter patient vital monitor and other devices required for checking basic health parameters.After the patient has been registered, these indicators would be transmitted to a medical call centre through a GSM-based monitor.For starters, basic health parameters such as temperature, blood pressure, blood glucose and blood haemoglobin will be checked and the data instantly transmitted.At the call centre, doctors will evaluate the condition of the patient — and if necessary talk to him or her — and decide whether the person needs to be referred to a centre where a doctor is available or whether can be treated locally with medications.In the latter case, a prescription will be generated and a command given automatically to the ATM to dispense only the drug prescribed, and no other.The MPHW will explain the dosage to the patient. And in case urgent referral is required, the 108 ambulance service will be made available at the sub-centre.India currently has 0.51 doctors per 1,000 population, half the 1:1,000 ratio recommended by World Health Organization. Rural India’s ratio is 0.63 per 10,000.

National carrier Air India successfully flew the World’s longest all-woman operated and supported flight from the national capital New Delhi to San Francisco (United States). The flight was operated as part of International Women’s Day celebrations and travelled a distance of around 14,500 kilometres in close to 17 hours. The non-stop flight to San Francisco took off on 6th March 2016 from New Delhi. The flight was under the command of Kshamta Bajpayee and Shubhangi Singh. They were supported by First Officers Ramya Kirti Gupta and Amrit Namdhari. Entire operations in this historic flight on one of the world’s longest route were handled by women. They handled all operations including cockpit crew to cabin crew, check-in staff, doctor, customer care staff, ATC (air traffic control) and the entire ground-handling. Currently, National carrier Air India has about 3,800 women employees, including pilots, engineers, cabin crew, doctors, technicians, security personnel and executives.

Climate change could result in more than 500000 adult deaths in 2050 worldwide due to changes in diets and bodyweight from reduced crop productivity.It was revealed in the research published in the Lancet journal on 2 March 2016. The research, which was done by the Oxford Martin Future of Food Programme, is the first of its kind to assess the impact of climate change on diet composition and body weight.The study estimated the number of deaths due to the changes in two factors - diet composition and body weight - in 2050 in 155 countries and concluded that China will see more deaths than any other country.In 2050, an estimated 251 deaths per one million population will occur in China due to the two factors, While in India, which ranked 7 overall, the deaths were pegged at 105 per million.Unless action is taken to reduce global emissions, climate change could cut the projected improvement in food availability by about a third by 2050.It will lead to average per-person reductions in food availability of 3.2 percent (99 kcal per day), in fruit and vegetable intake of 4.0 percent (14.9g per day) and red meat consumption of 0.7 percent (0.5g per day). In 2050, these changes could be responsible for around 529000 extra deaths worldwide, far exceeding the health benefits of reductions in red meat consumption (29000 deaths prevented).By 2050, reduced fruit and vegetable intake could cause twice as many deaths as under-nutrition.For example, in a medium emission scenario (increases in global average surface air temp of 1.3-1.4°C in 2046–65 compared to 1986–2005), the numbers of diet- and weight-related deaths could be reduced by about a third compared with the worst-case, high-emission scenario.

A group of Indian and British researchers discovered a new species of burrowing snake in the Western Ghats.The snake has been named after well known herpetologist from Maharashtra, Neelam Kumar Khaire, as Melanophidium Khairei.The research paper about it has been published in the scientific journal,Zootaxa in the first week of March 2016.The discovery is the result of the collaborative efforts of scientists from Natural History Museum (NHM), London, National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore, the Indian Herpetological Society (IHS), Pune, and the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS).Researchers were studying the species since 2001 and confirmed the new species.The genus Melanophidium, commonly referred to as Black shieldtail, is endemic to the Western Ghats.Three species of the genus were previously known.The new species, Melanophidium khairei is distinct from three other species.Melanophidium khairei is a highly iridescent burrowing snake that inhabits evergreen forests.It is rarely seen above ground. It eats earthworms and is believed to bear young as mammals.At present, it is known in a few locations in southern Maharashtra, Goa and northern Karnataka. It is a small snake. The largest known specimen is 550 mm in length. It is non-venomous.

Union Government has released a new four-colour classification scheme for industries based on their pollution potential. The four-colour classification scheme of industrial sectors based on the Pollution Index (PI) . Pollution Index  is a function of the(i) Emissions (air pollutants),(ii) Effluents (water pollutants),(iii) hazardous wastes generated and(iv) Consumption of resources.Under the new categorisation system, industries which pollute the most have been put in the red category while the moderately polluting units are classified in orange category.Industries that have a significantly low polluton load have been placed in the green category while those that operate without causing any pollution have been categorised in white category.Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) compares various alternatives for a project and seeks to identify the one which represents the best combination of economic and environmental costs and benefits. Eight steps of EIA involves screening, scoping impact analysis,mitigation,reporting,review,decision making and post monitoring.The new four-colour scheme was announced as per the resolution adopted at the two-day State Environment and Forest Ministers' Conference in April 2015.The re-classification of industries is based on the Pollution Index (PI) scores and the new categories are as follows Red category: 60 industries, including sugar, thermal power plants, paints and others (pollution index score of 60 and above)Orange category: 83 industries like coal washeries and automobile servicing (pollution index between 41 and 59).Green category: Industries like aluminium utensil manufacturing and dal and flour mills(pollution index score of between 21 and 40).White category: 36 industries like air coolers and cotton and woollen hosiery(pollution index score of up to 20).White category industries will not require Environmental Clearance and Consent. That will help them get funds from lending institutions.

Sri Lankan Cricket Board (SLCB) on 8 March 2016 constituted a new National Cricket Selection Panel headed by former cricketer Arvinda de Silva. Other members of the panel are Kumar Sangakkara (retired from international cricket recently), Romesh Kaluwitharana, Lalith Kaluperuma and Ranjith Madurasinghe.The panel will succeed the Kapila Wijegunawardena-headed selection committee which was appointed in April 2015. Wijegunawardena selection panel was sacked by Sri Lankan board ahead of the 2016 ICC World T20, which will begin with the qualifiers on 8 March 2016 in India.They were sacked in the wake of the national team’s poor performances in the just-concluded Asia Cup in Bangladesh and the preceding bilateral series in India. In January 2016, Sri Lanka had also lost its No 1 ICC Twenty20 ranking after they lost to New Zealand.Besides, the Board also announced that Angelo Mathews will be the captain and Dinesh Chandimal the Vice Captain of the team for the T-20 Cricket World Cup.

President Pranab Mukherjee on 8 March 2016 presented Nari Shakti Puraskar for the year 2015 to 15 women, 5 organisations, one state and panchayat. The awards were conferred on the occasion of International Women's Day at Rashtrapati Bhawan.The awards are annually given by the Union Ministry of Women & Child Development to institutions and individuals who have made exceptional contribution towards empowerment of women specially belonging to vulnerable and marginalised sections of society. It carries cash award of two lakh rupees and a certificate for institutions and one lakh rupees and a certificate for individuals.onwards Nari Shakti Puraskars has been initiated by the Government in recognition to singular contribution of women.Haryana was awarded as a state for demonstrating improvement with work in improving Child Sex Ratio (CSR) and Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) during 2015. Anganwadipuram Gram Panchayat, Mallapuram of Kerala was awarded for their work towards women empowerment. Through its activities the panchayat helped women to hold leadership roles and promoted women in decision making.Other awardees of Nari Shakti Puraskar include Individual awardees include, Lucky Kurien, Maharashtra ,Dr. Saurabh Suman, Bihar,Basanti Devi, Uttarakhand,Meena Sharma, Rajasthan,Preeti Patkar, Maharashtra,Polumati Vijaya Nirmala, Andhra Pradesh,Vasu Primalni, Delhi , Sujata Sahu, Haryana,Jyoti Mhapsekar, Maharashtra,Sumita Ghosh, Delhi,Anjali Sharma, Delhi,Krishna Yadav, Delhi,Shakuntala Majumdar, Maharashtra .Organisations who were awarded include Gudiya Shyam Sevi Sansthan, Varanasi,Jagori, Delhi ,Kanaklata Women Urban Cooperative Bank (Institution), Assam,Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (Institution), Delhi,Breakthrough Trust

The military exercise has started by US and South Korea.The joint U.S. and South Korean military command said the training involves about17,000 American troops and more than 300,000 South Koreans.The latest N. sanctions imposed on North Korea were drafted by the United States and China as punishment for its nuclear test and satellite launch of ballistic missile technology.Following this North Korea in its media proclaimed a threat to attack the USIn addition to this South Korea’s spy agency said it would hold an emergenc cyber-security meeting on Tuesday to check readiness against any threat of cyber attack from the NorthSouth Korea and the U.S. militaries began talks on Friday on the deployment of an advanced anti-missile .Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system in South Korea.Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System (THAAD)Shoots down short and medium-range ballistic missiles in the terminal phase of their flightUses hit-to-kill technology  where kinetic energy destroys the incoming warheadHas a range of 200km and can reach an altitude of 150km.US has previously deployed it in Guam and Hawaii as a measure against potential attacks from North Koreatitude of 150km.US has previously deployed it in Guam and Hawaii as a measure against potential attacks from North Korea

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Selects his own Varanasi constituency village Nagepur for development under This Village Nagepur selected after Jayapur village of the same constituency is going to be adopted by the Prime Minister’s in order to develop India. A village dominated by backward casted has been selected under the second phase of the Yojana.The Office of Varanasi Chief Development officer received letter from PMregarding Selection of Nagepur Village, and CDO asked Districts officials to submit a primary survey report of Nagepur by March 20.The Program launched by the Prime Minister on October 11 2014 at VigyanBhavan in New Delhi.Aim of these scheme is the Inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi that Developing villages will develop India. PM has set a goal that by 2016, all MPs must target to institute one model village in his/ her constituency.This Program with the goal of improving the physical and institutional infrastructure in a holistic way that is centred on village community.

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