West Bengal government on Wednesday introduced a new scheme "Rupashree" for marriage assistance to girls coming from economically weaker families with a budgetary allocation of Rs 1,500 crore. It is proposed to extend a one-time assistance of Rs 25,000 to the family of the girl with an annual income up to Rs 1.5 lakh. . . . .
President Ramnath Kovind conferred the prestigious Padma Awards to 42 persons who've made an extraordinary contribution in their fields in the service of society. This was the second batch of the Padma awardees who received their honors at the Rashtrapati Bhawan's Darbar Hall. Prominent recipients of the Padma. . . . .