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  • #1. Tamil Nadu has introduced smart cards for the driving licence applicants

    6 hours ago
    Tamil Nadu has launched smart cards in place of printed documents for the driving licence applicants and vehicle owners in the city. The smart card, embedded with a computer chip, will have several security features.  The smart card system for licences and vehicle registration was inaugurated by Transport Minister M.R. Vijayabhaskar at a function at the Regional Transport Office South Chennai, Thiruvanmiyur.  The smart card would be produced according to the specifications issued by the Centre and will have two sections, VIZ (Visual Interpretation Zone) and MRZ (Machine Readable Zone). The smart card has several security features.

    #2. Maharashtra Cabinet approved the implementation of a Women Safety Initiative scheme

    9 hours ago
    The Maharashtra State Cabinet approved the implementation of a ‘Women Safety Initiative scheme’ at a cost of Rs.252 crore. The initiative comes under the Centre’s Nirbhaya scheme, started in 2013 to enhance women’s safety. The Central government has approved implementation of the scheme under the Safe City Project to curb atrocities against women in public places. This will be implemented in Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Chennai, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad.  The Centre will spend 60% under the scheme, which works out to Rs.151.20 crore, while Maharashtra will spend 40% or Rs.100.80 crore.  The scheme includes enhancing existing CCTV systems and their reach. The funds will be used to initiate SOS hotspots and developing a ‘Track Me’ mobile application, which will be used to send alert messages to known persons in case of emergency. The project also aims to check online abuse of women.

    #3. Maharashtra State Cabinet approved Rs.100 crore for the construction of a memorial of founder Bal Thackeray

    9 hours ago
    The Maharashtra State Cabinet approved Rs.100 crore for the construction of a memorial of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray. The funds approved will come from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), which will undertake the construction of the memorial and will later be refunded by the government.  In December, the Cabinet had waived Rs.14.41 crore in stamp duty on the lease agreement for the bungalow. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had announced in 2015 that the Thackeray memorial will be built at the Mayor Bungalow in Dadar. 

    #4. Svamaan Financial Services launched a microfinance venture

    9 hours ago
    Anushree Jindal founder of Svamaan Financial Services, a microlender,  has launched a microfinance venture, initially in two States, Karnataka and Maharashtra. It aims in expanding into banking services in the future.  Svamaan Financial Services recently received Reserve Bank of India’s approval for starting operations, will offer financial products to unbanked and under-banked sections of the population.  Initially, the Micro Finance Institutions (MFI) will focus on Karnataka and Maharashtra with plans to enter the eastern markets of Orissa and Chhattisgarh by 2020. Svamaan aims to reach 100,000 customers by 2021.

    #5. Researchers developed a system producing fuel from Carbon dioxide

    9 hours ago
    Researchers from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in South Korea, developed a system that can produce electricity and hydrogen fuel from carbon dioxide, the main contributor to global warming.  The Hybrid Na-CO2 system can continuously produce electrical energy and hydrogen through efficient carbon dioxide (CO2) conversion with the stable operation for over 1,000 hours. The key to that technology is the easy conversion of chemically stable CO2 molecules to other materials. The new system has solved this problem with CO2 dissolution mechanism. 

    #6. NWR won the Total Cleanliness Survey conducted by IRCTC

    9 hours ago
    North Western Railway (NWR) won the ‘Total Cleanliness Survey’ by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). IRCTC conducted a cleanliness survey that covered 209 trains. The survey aimed at the progress of the ‘Swachh Rail-Swachh Bharat’ mission and promote healthy competition among trains.  North Western Railway (NWR) topped the zonal rankings in the ‘Premium’ category trains, and Southern Railway, which came out on top in the ‘Other than Premium’ category’ trains.  The ‘Premium’ trains included the Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto, Tejas, and Gatiman while Sampark Kranti, Intercity, Jan Shatabdi and other Mail and Express trains were grouped under the ‘Other than Premium’ category.

    #7. Jharkhand CM tabled an estimated Rs.85,429 crore budget in the SLA

    10 hours ago
    Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das tabled an estimated Rs.85,429 crore budget for the financial year 2019-20 in the State Assembly. Out of the total budget, Rs.65,803 crore is on the head of revenue expenditure while Rs.19,626 crore is on capital expenditure.  25%, that is, Rs.27,142.60 crore has been earmarked for the development of ST/SC areas. Mr. Das, presenting his fifth straight budget who also holds charge of the Finance Department.  About Jharkhand: Capital: Ranchi Governor: Draupadi Murmu Chief Minister: Raghubar Das

    #8. Omega Healthcare inks MoU with IIIT-Bangalore

    14 hours ago
    Omega Healthcare Management Services signed a pact with IIIT-Bangalore for advanced use of latest technology in providing healthcare solutions. This MoU was signed  to build industry-grade AI engines that can be embedded as part of Omega’s business solutions to solve healthcare business challenges.

    #9. India decided to take back 31 stranded Rohingya refugees

    14 hours ago
    India has decided to take back 31 Rohingya stranded on the International Border between Bangladesh and Tripura and sent them to custody with the Tripura police. The decision to take back the group of refugees ended a standoff between the Indian Border Security Force (IBSF) personnel, and the Border Guards of Bangladesh. India also contested claims by Bangladeshi officials that the BSF was forcibly pushing the refugees over the border from its side.  About Rohingya:  ♦ Rohingya is a stateless Indo-Aryan ethnic group who reside in Rakhine State, Myanmar ♦ The Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic-minority group lived for centuries in Myanmar. The majority are Muslim while a minority are Hindu ♦ According to Myanmar government, they are illegal immigrants migrated to Rakhine following Burmese independence and the Bangladesh liberation war ♦ UN's report 2013 stated that they are one of the world’s most persecuted minorities

    #10. Facebook to Set Up Institute for AI Ethics with Initial Investment of $7.5 Million

    14 hours ago
    Social media giant Facebook announced that it will create an independent Institute for Ethics in Artificial intelligence (AI) with an initial investment of $7.5 million over a period of five years. Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany will collaborate with this project which aims to explore fundamental issues affecting the use and impact of AI. Initial funding will be provided by Facebook but the institute will look for other funding opportunities for additional partners and agencies in the coming years. About Facebook ♦ Headquarters: California, US ♦ Co-founder, Chairman and CEO: Mark Zuckerberg ♦ Facebook India Head: Ajith Mohan

    #11. India signed 11 MoUs worth $9.5 million with Afghanistan

    15 hours ago
    India signed 11 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with Afghanistan for 26 projects worth 9.5 million dollars in the field of infrastructure, public services such as health clinics and governance-related projects. The MoUs signed will involve the construction of classrooms, orphanages, health clinics, canal protection walls and enhancing economic opportunities for women. The projects will be developed in seven provinces of Afghanistan- Balkh, Ghor, Herat, Kabul, Bamyan, Badghis and Kapisa. It will help local communities in education, employment and livelihood generation and capacity building. These projects which are part of 577 community-based Small Development Projects (SDP) are being funded by India from 2005-2021 and worth $120 million.

    #12. Flamingo festival in Andhra Pradesh

    15 hours ago
    A visual treat for birdwatchers began. The Flamingo Festival, kicked-off at Pulicat Lake and Nellapattu in Sullurpet mandal, Andhra Pradesh Flamingo Festival is a 12-year-long tradition of the region. The main highlight of this fest is the sight of colorful migratory birds from Siberia that visit the region for nesting and breeding.

    #13. Assam govt to give 10% quota to economically weaker sections in general category

    15 hours ago
    Assam Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has approved 10 percent quota for the economically weaker sections of the general category in government employment and government education institutes. The cabinet also approved the guidelines for disbursement of ₹5,000 each to five lakh farmers of the state under theMukhya Mantri Krishi Sa Sajuli Yozana for the purchase of farm tools and implements. In another decision, the Cabinet approved a loan amount of ₹95 crore under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) from NABARD, in-order to construct and strengthen embankments, dykes and other infrastructure across the state. Furthermore, the cabinet also approved incentives for government doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers under Ayushman Bharat & Atal Amrit Abhiyan.

    #14. India Steel 2019 Exhibition and Conference inaugurated in Mumbai

    15 hours ago
    The fourth edition International Exhibition & Conference on Steel Industry, India Steel 2019 Exhibition and Conference was organized by Ministry of Steel in association with Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) at NSE Complex Goregaon, Mumbai. The theme of the event is “Balancing Steel Demand & Supply Dynamics: Building a New India”. The three-day event provided an opportunity for all the stakeholders to deliberate and identify ways to contribute to building a robust roadmap for the further growth of the steel sector. The biennial event will see over 250 exhibiting companies from 15 countries, over 200 International buyers and more than 10 thousand business visitors both from India and abroad. A Reverse Buyer Seller Meet (RBSM) is also planned during India Steel Expo 2019 where more than 300 Foreign Buyers from Africa, CIS, Middle East, Developing Asia including SAARC and other important regions will be invited and hosted by the FICCI. The India Steel-2019 is part of a series of initiatives to develop a globally competitive steel industry in line with National Steel Policy (NSP)-2107 which envisages production of 300 million tonnes of steels by 2030-31. India becomes the second largest producer of crude steel during 2018.

    #15. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari to inaugurate first interstate bridge in J&K

    16 hours ago
    Nitin Gadkari to inaugurate first interstate bridge in Jammu and Kashmir.It was built at a cost of Rs 150 crore in a span of three and a half years linking areas of Kathua district with Punjab. The bridge also called a Keediyan-Gandiyal bridge is 1.2 km-long on the river Ravi.

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  • #1. Environmentalist organization says plastic waste imports to India has gone up

    1 day ago
    A Delhi-based environmentalist organization, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Smriti Manch (PDUSM) reported that in spite of a ban on the import of plastic waste into India, the influx of PET bottles has quadrupled from 2017 to 2018.  Indian firms are importing plastic scraps from China, Italy, Japan and Malawi for recycling and the imports of PET bottle scrap & flakes have increased from 12,000 tonnes in FY 16-17 to 48,000 tonnes in FY 17-18 growing at 290%. India has already imported 25,000 MT in the first 3 months of FY 18-19.  Government and industry estimates suggest that India consumes about 13 million tonnes of plastic and recycles only about 4 million tonnes.

    #2. Maharashtra won the Khelo India Youth Games

    1 day ago
    Khelo India Youth Games 2019 was held at Pune, Maharashtra. Maharashtra won the title and won 85 gold, 62 silver and 81 bronze for a total of 228 medals.  Khelo India School Games 2018 trophy was won by Haryana. This year, Haryana won 62 gold, 56 silver and 60 bronze for a total of 178 medals and stood in second place. Delhi stood third by securing 48 gold, 37 silver and 51 bronze, a tally of 136 medals. About Maharashtra: ♦ Capital: Mumbai ♦ Governor: C.Vidyasagar Rao ♦ Chief Minister: Devendra Fadnavis ♦ Official language: Marathi

    #3. Germany banned Iranian airline Mahan Air

    1 day ago
    Germany banned Iranian airline Mahan Air from its airports, in an escalation of sanctions adopted by the European Union (EU) against Tehran over attacks on opponents in the bloc. The move is to protect Germany’s foreign and security policy interests.  Mahan Air, Iran’s second-largest carrier, was blacklisted by the U.S. in 2011, as Washington said the carrier was providing support to an elite unit of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards known as the Quds Force. The U.S. Treasury has threatened sanctions against countries and companies offering the airline’s aircraft landing rights.

    #4. ZSI says 19 species of amphibians are critically endangered and 33 species are endangered

    1 day ago
    As per the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) update on Indian amphibians, 19 species being treated as critically endangered and 33 species as endangered according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).  Since 2009, the scientists of the ZSI in collaboration with other institutes have been updating the Indian amphibian checklist periodically. In 2009, the total number of species listed was 284. In 2010 it was 311, in 2011 it was 314, in 2012 and 2013 it was 342, in 2015 it was 384 and in 2017 it was 405 species.

    #5. CNIL imposed 50 billion euros on Google

    1 day ago
    CNIL (National Commission on Informatics and Liberty), France’s data watchdog imposed a fine of €50 million ($57 million) on U.S. search giant Google, using the EU’s strict General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for the first time. According to CNIL, these violations are yet to have been rectified by google. Under European Union’s strict General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), companies are required to gain the user’s “genuine consent” before collecting their information, which means making consent an explicitly opt-in process that’s easy for people to withdraw.  CNIL (National Commission on Informatics and Liberty): ♦ National Commission on Informatics and Liberty (CNIL) is France’s data protection regulator ♦ It aims to ensure that data privacy law is applied to the collection, storage, and use of personal data

    #6. Centre proposed to increase the pension amount for elders

    1 day ago
    The Rural Development Ministry has proposed that the monthly pensions of the elderly poor, disabled and widows be increased from the current Rs.200 to Rs.800. For those above the age of 80, the proposal is to increase the pension from Rs.500 to Rs.1,200 a month.  The NSAP is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme with an annual budget of Rs.9975 crore. It currently covers more than three crore people who are below the poverty line (BPL), including about 80 lakh widows, 10 lakh disabled and 2.2 crore elderly. Those who are older than 80 years are paid Rs.500 per month, while the rest are given Rs.200 per month. These amounts have not been revised since 2007. State governments add their own contribution, ranging from less than Rs.500 to Rs.2000 per month.  The scheme will need a total budget of Rs.30,000 crore in order to increase the pension amounts to Rs.800 and Rs.1200.

    #7. Microsoft launches e-platform under Project ReWeave to help Handloom weavers

    1 day ago
    Microsoft India launched a new e-commerce platform for handloom weavers under its Project ReWeave. his e-commerce platform will help connect artisans to buyers directly, enabling them to expand to newer customers and markets. Microsoft in association with the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) also curated a special curriculum in ‘CAD and Color for Handloom Weaving’ to provide digital training in handloom design. The company first entered the Indian market in 1990 and has since worked closely with the Indian government, the IT industry, academia and the local developer community to usher in some of the early successes in the IT market. Microsoft currently offices in the 9 cities of Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, the NCR (New Delhi and Gurgaon) and Pune.

    #8. Flipkart promotes Rishi Vasudev to head Myntra-Jabongs fashion & lifestyle categories

    1 day ago
    Walmart backed E-Commerce giant Flipkart promoted its Fashion department head Rishi Vasudev to head Myntra – Jabong’s Fashion and lifestyle categories as an additional responsibility. Rishi Vasudev will report to Flipkart CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy after the formal announcement which is expected in next 10 days.

    #9. Ranjani Murali won Womans Voice Award at AKLF 2019

    2 days ago
    US Based Indian poet Ranjani Murali was awarded the “Woman’s Voice Award” on the last day of Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF). The main Objective of the award is to recognize and encourage creative writing by women in India. The Award carried a cash prize of Rs 1 Lakh along with a citation. Ranjani Murali’s second book “Clearly you are ESL” won the Great Indian Poetry Collectives (GIPCs) Editor’s Choice award.

    #10. Bharat Ratna CNR Rao chosen for Sheikh Saud International Prize for Materials Research

    2 days ago
    Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research announced that the Centre for Advanced Materials of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) chose Eminent Scientist and Bharat Ratna recipient CNR Rao for the first Sheikh Saud International Prize for Materials Research. Professor CNR Rao will be awarded the first Sheikh Saud International Prize on 25th February 2019 during the International Workshop on Advanced Materials at Ras Al Khairmain, UAE. The Award containing a plaque, a medal and a Cash Prize of USD 100000 will be presented by Sheikh Saud to Professor CNR Rao.

    #11. AP Cabinet approved 5% quota for Kapus and EBCs

    2 days ago
    The Andhra Pradesh State Cabinet has decided to give 5% quota for Kapu community and another 5% to the Economically Backward Classes (EBCs) among the forward castes. The Cabinet resolved to pay out Rs.250 crore as advance towards compensation to victims of AgriGold scam and to file a memo to that effect in the High Court, under whose direction properties of the company are being auctioned.  It also plans to roll out Rythu Raksha scheme, on the lines of Rythu Bandhu being implemented in Telangana, for providing input assistance to farmers at the rate of Rs.10,000 per acre. Kapu: ♦ Kapu refers a social grouping of agriculturists found primarily in the southern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana ♦ The Kapu is considered to be a Shudra community in the traditional Hindu ritual ranking system known as Varna ♦ They are classified as a Forward Caste in Andhra Pradesh

    #12. MP Anurag Thakur Honoured With Sansad Ratna Award

    2 days ago
    Bhartiya Janta Party’s Lok Sabha Member from Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh, Anurag Thakur was presented the Sansad Ratna Award for his performance as a parliamentarian. The award was presented to Thakur by the Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit in Chennai. With the win he became the first MP from the BJP, besides being the only Member of Parliament from north India, to have been awarded the Jury Committee Special Award. The Sansad Ratna Awards was set up with the purpose of celebrating the performers of Indian Parliamentarians in 2010 upon the suggestion of former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

    #13. India knock Down UK In Largest Economy Rankings

    2 days ago
    India surpassed the UK in the 2019 rankings of world’s largest economies by increased rate 1.65% GDP growth. India became the World’s Fifth-Largest Economy France also surpassed the UK in the world’s largest economy rankings in 2019, knocking it from fifth to seventh place with an increased rate of 1.7% GDP.

    #14. Nepals Central Bank Announces Ban of Indian Notes Above Rs100

    2 days ago
    Nepal’s central bank banned the use of Indian currency notes of Rs 2,000, Rs 500 and Rs 200 denominations, a move that could affect Indian tourists visiting the Himalayan nation where Indian currency is widely used.  Nepal Rastra Bank issued a circular prohibiting Nepali travelers, banks and financial institutions from holding or carrying and trading Indian bank notes higher than Rs 100. Under the new regulation, Nepali citizens cannot carry these denominations to countries other than India.

  • #1. BMRCL gets approval to acquire NICE land

    2 days ago
    The Karnataka State government approved the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) to acquire land currently in possession of Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprises (NICE). The land acquisition was one of the major hurdles the corporation had been facing to implement Phase II of the Namma Metro project on Mysuru Road and Kanakapura Road.  The BMRCL will be acquiring 19,585.16 square metres of land. A majority of the land will be used for the Nagasandra, BIEC line (extension of Namma Metro on Tumakuru Road). It has set 2020 as the deadline to start commercial operations on the extended portions on Mysuru Road and Kanakapura Road.

    #2. Rio named as World Capital of Architecture for 2020 by UNESCO

    2 days ago
    The Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro has been named as the World Capital of Architecture for 2020 by the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Rio will be the first city to receive the title under a programme launched together by UNESCO and the International Union of Architects (UIA) in November 2018. Earlier Paris and Melbourne secured the position.  According to UNESCO, the World Capital of Architecture is intended to become an international forum for debates about pressing global challenges from the perspectives of culture, cultural heritage, urban planning, and architecture. As one of the oldest cities in Brazil, Rio has a mix of modern and colonial architecture, with world-renowned sites like the statue of Christ the Redeemer and contemporary constructions like the Museum of Tomorrow.

    #3. Manipur CM N.Biren Singh to seek protection clause in Citizenship Bill

    2 days ago
    Manipur Chief Minister N.Biren Singh assured the representatives of the North East Students Organisation (NESO) that a clause will be inserted in the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, on the protection of the indigenous peoples. The State government objected the proposed legislation.  Mr.Singh also stressed that the State wants President's assent to Manipur People's (Protection) Bill, 2018 before the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. The Manipur People's (Protection) Bill was passed unanimously by the State Assembly in July 2018. The Bill aims to grant the status of "natives" to Meiteis, Pangal Muslims, scheduled tribes and others who moved to the state before 1951. The rest, categorized as non-Manipuris, will have to register themselves within one month of the notification of the law.

    #4. Ankita Raina won the ITF womens tennis tournament title

    2 days ago
    India's Ankita Raina defeated Arantxa Rus, the top seed and World No.122, of the Netherlands. She secured 6-3, 6-2 in the final of the $25,000 International Tennis Federation (ITF) women’s tennis tournament in Singapore.  Results: $25,000 ITF women, Singapore: Final: Ankita Raina bt Arantxa Rus (Ned) 6-3, 6-2.

    #5. Sweden Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has been elected for a second term

    2 days ago
    Sweden ended a four-month political vacuum when lawmakers elected 61 years old Swedish Social Democratic Party’s leader Stefan Lofven as the Prime Minister of Sweden for a second term. Stefan Lofven was succeeded in his second attempt to form government with 153 votes while 115 votes against him. Government is formed in coalition with the Green Party and in budget cooperation with Center Party and the Liberals.

    #6. Indian-American Gurinder Singh Khalsa,presented with the prestigious Rosa Park Trailblazer award

    3 days ago
    Indian-American philanthropist and entrepreneur, Gurinder Singh Khalsa(45), has been presented with the prestigious Rosa Park Trailblazer award for his campaign that forced US authorities change their policy towards headgear of the Sikh community.

    #7. Afghan President Ghani registered for presidential election

    3 days ago
    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani formally registered as a candidate for Afghanistan’s delayed presidential election, setting up a rematch with Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah in the July ballot.  Mr.Ghani seeks a second term. He was elected in a fraud-tainted poll in 2014 that was only resolved in a U.S.-brokered power-sharing deal with Mr.Abdullah. The President has picked Amrullah Saleh, an ethnic Tajik and a staunch opponent of the Taliban, as his running mate. Mr.Abdullah, the de facto Prime Minister and Mr.Ghani’s partner in the fragile unity government, is among at least 14 other candidates who have joined the race.

    #8. RailTel project turning railway stations into digital hubs

    3 days ago
    The Indian Railways (IR) has one of the world’s largest public WiFi networks in RailWire WiFi.  As a measure to PM’s Digital India initiative, across 746 railway stations in India RailWire WiFi has been set up with around 2.6 crore users logins in a month, and over 9,491 Tetra Byte (TB) of aggregated data consumption under RailTel project.  The network, provided by RailTel, a ‘Mini Ratna’ central PSU (Public Sector Undertaking) under the Ministry of Railways, is not only one of the largest but also one of the fastest public WiFi networks. RailTel has provided high-speed WiFi at 414 A, A1 and C category railway stations across the country, in association with Google as the technology partner. Free WiFi services to commuters are being provided under ‘RailWire’, RailTel’s retail Broadband initiative.

    #9. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced extension of free health services under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana

    3 days ago
    Odisha Chief Minister, Shri Naveen Patnaik announced the extension of free health services under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana(BSKY) to all medical colleges and hospitals of Odisha from 1st February 2019. Earlier the free health services under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana also known cashless care was available to all at sub-centers in villages and district headquarters hospitals. Under the scheme, all the patients irrespective of APL or BPL category will be eligible to avail the free health services at government medical colleges and hospitals. An Additional provision of over Rs 100 crore was made for this scheme by the state government from its budget. About Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana(BSKY) BSKY was launched on 15th August 2018 by Odisha Government. This scheme provides free medical services to all at government colleges and hospital irrespective of the category of the patients without any requirement of income, residence or any other document.

    #10. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the Diffo Bridge over Chipu River in Arunachal Pradesh

    3 days ago
    Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the 426 metres long Diffo Bridge over Chipu River in Lower Dibang Valley District of Arunachal Pradesh. Border Roads Organization (BRO) constructed the bridge along Indo-China border. The construction of the bridge began in 2011. The total cost to build the bridge was Rs 4,847.83 lakh and was funded by the Union ministry of road transport and highways.

    #11. Prime Minister Narendra Modi Inaugurates Countrys First National Museum of Indian Cinema in Mumbai

    3 days ago
    Prime Minister of India,Shri Narendra Modi launched the Country’s First National Museum of Indian Cinema in Mumbai, Maharashtra, that seeks to portray over a century-old journey of movies in India. The state-of-the-art museum has been built at a cost of Rs 140.61 crore and is housed in two buildings – the New Museum Building and the 19th-century historic palace Gulshan Mahal – in the Films Division campus in Mumbai. The National Museum of Indian Cinema was build under the guidance by the Museum Advisory Committee headed by noted filmmaker Shyam Benegal. The building has four exhibition Halls. Mahatma Gandhi and his impact on Indian cinema Children’s Film Studio Technology creativity Vibrant cinematographic culture across India The main objective of the Museum is to take its visitors through an absorbing journey of over a century of Indian cinema in a story telling mode with the help of visuals, graphics, artifacts, interactive exhibits and multimedia expositions.

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