Telangana govt. has announced KCR Mega Health Cum Life Insurance Scheme for Ryots. Subsequently, the state govt. will provide an insurance cover of Rs. 5 lakh per annum for health-care and hospitalization and even in the case of death. Accordingly, KCR govt. is going to allocate Rs. 500 crore in Telangana Budget 2018-19. . . . .
Women in Saudi Arabia are now permitted to enlist in the army as the kingdom continues to enact reforms granting females more access to a wide range of previously forbidden careers. Women are now able to apply for positions with the rank of soldier in the provinces of Riyadh, Mecca, al-Qassim and Medina. A list of requirements. . . . .
China was elected as vice chair of Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global body mandated to combat terror financing and money laundering. In its plenary meeting in Paris, FATF had placed Pakistan under “grey list” subject to direct monitoring and intense scrutiny by International Cooperation Review Group. . . . .
The two-day 21st National Conference on e-Governance began at HICC on 26th February 2018. The Conference was organised by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Government of India, along with the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India in association. . . . .
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the nodal authority for issuing Aadhaar cards has rollout ‘Bal Aadhaar’, meant for kids under 5 years of age. Bal Aadhaar literally means Kid’s Aadhaar. It will have the blue colour to differentiate it with regular Aadhaar. To recall all children below the age. . . . .
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully carried out a test flight of indigenous drone Rustom-2 at its Aeronautical Test Range in Karnataka's Chitradurga district. A medium altitude, long endurance unmanned air vehicle being developed by DRDO for the three defence services,. . . . .
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu presented the Prime Minister Shram Awards to 338 workers at a function in New Delhi. Minister of State for Labour & Employment, Santosh Kumar Gangwar was also present on the occasion.The event was attended by the Labour Ministers, Labour Secretaries, Labour Commissioners of. . . . .
Aruna Budda Reddy has created history by becoming the first Indian to win an individual medal at the Gymnastics World Cup in Melbourne, Australia. Aruna bagged a bronze in the Women’s Vault. Aruna, who hails from Hyderabad, scored 13.649 average points to finish third and claim the. . . . .
The second week of March will witness Andaman & Nicobar Command hosting a multinational mega event MILAN 2018. MILAN is a congregation of littoral navies conducted biennially by Indian Navy at the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, under the aegis of the Andaman and Nicobar Command. MILAN made modest beginnings more than. . . . .
With a mission to build a New India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the 'Run for New India' marathon in Surat, Gujarat. People across all-ages enthusiastically participated in the marathon. The 'Run for New India marathon was flagged off from the Lalbhai Contractor Stadium of the city. The Marathon is aimed. . . . .
Reigning Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap overcame Malaysia's June Wei Cheam in straight games in the men's singles final to clinch the Austrian Open International Challenge, his first international title in over three years. The Indian looked in good touch throughout the tournament as. . . . .
The Khajuraho dance festival started off in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel lit the traditional lamp and inaugurated the 44th Khajuraho dance festival. This festival will be held till 26th February 2018. This festival is organised by the culture department of the Madhya. . . . .
Telangana Industry Minister K. T. Rama Rao said that the Telangana government aims to double the valuation of its life sciences ecosystem to $100 billion in 10 years. K. T. R made this announcement after he inaugurated the 15th BioAsia Summit. He said that 4 lakh jobs will be created in the life sciences industry in the. . . . .
The RBI launched ‘Ombudsman Scheme’ for non-banking financial companies (NBFC) for redressal of complaints against them. “The scheme will provide a cost-free and expeditious complaint redressal mechanism relating to deficiency in the services by NBFCs covered under the Scheme,”. The offices of the NBFC ombudsmen. . . . .
The Mahotsav will cover a profusion of art forms from classical and folk music and dance, theatre to literature and the visual arts and would offer the chance to experience the best in established and emerging virtuosity. To celebrate the idea of unity in diversity, Ministry of Culture is organising a Rashtriya Sanskriti. . . . .
India successfully test-fired the nuclear-capable ‘Dhanush’ ballistic missile with a strike range of 350 km from a naval ship off Odisha coast. ‘Dhanush’ missile is capable of carrying a payload of 500 kg and hitting both land and sea-based targets, its trial was carried out by the Strategic Force Command. . . . .
Israeli Ambassador to India, Mr Daniel Carmon stated that a Centre for Agriculture, with the collaboration of Israeli expertise, is going to be inaugurated in Mizoram in March 2018. This will be the first such centre in the North East region (NER) of India that is being established with Israeli collaboration.
On the occasion of the International Mother Language Day Microsoft announced support for e-mail addresses in 15 Indian languages across its apps and services, including Office 365, Outlook 2016, Outlook.com, Exchange Online and Exchange Online Protection (EOP). Indian users would be able. . . . .
Kerala government has made vaccination compulsory for school admissions from next academic year onwards. Parents will have to show details of shots given to children at the time of enrolment in schools. The health minister of Kerala KK Shailaja has released the new health policy draft. The move. . . . .
The Haryana government launched Parivartan, a scheme designed to address 10 issues, including cleanliness and pollution, in 46 developmental blocks of the state. The scheme was launched by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and 46 top officials of the state, including those from the IAS, IFS and. . . . .